Thank you for participating in the 2019 Women in OMS Symposium! Please check back for updates regarding the 2020 event.
March 8-9, 2019 | Ann Arbor, MI
Suggested Dress Code
Friday, March 8: Business Classy
Saturday, March 9: Athleisure/Casual
The 2nd annual Women in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Leadership Symposium is a 2-day professional conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan which is sponsored by the University of Michigan Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the School of Dentistry. This conference was developed to bring together female oral and maxillofacial surgeons from across the country to discuss career development and personal success in our evolving, but still male-dominated profession. The aim of this conference are to provide a platform to discuss the unique opportunities and challenges faced by female surgeons throughout their career. The conference will be focused on skill building in leadership, conflict management and career development. We have built in time for panel Q&As as well as a networking reception to provide the space for practitioners, trainees and staff to establish lifelong friendships and mentorships.
We invite all interested dental and medical students, surgical residents, staff, oral surgery faculty and private practitioners, men and women, to participate in this conference.
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Registration|
|12:00pm - 12:45pm||Welcome lunch|
|12:45pm - 1:00pm||Opening Remarks|
|1:00pm - 1:30pm||Justine Moe – Leadership styles with a woman’s touch|
|1:30pm - 2:00pm||Shelly Abramowicz – Personal wellness/work life balance|
|2:00pm - 2:30pm||Dawn Coleman – Avoiding burnout individual and system level strategies|
|2:30pm - 3:00pm||Break|
|3:00pm - 3:30pm||Helen Giannakopoulos – Interpersonal communication and negation/conducting effective meetings|
|3:30pm - 4:00pm||Chi Viet – Developing a career in science|
|4:00pm - 4:30pm||Liza Rogol – Emotional intelligence|
|4:30pm - 4:45pm||Panel Discussion|
|4:45pm - 5:00pm||Break|
|5:00pm - 6:00pm||Fireside chats - Led by Ashleigh Wehy, DMD, MPH; Jennifer Nolan, DDS; Lindsey Graves, DDS; Lauren Hum, DMD, MD; Anastasiya Quimby, MD, DDS; Stephanie Zastro, DDS; Kelly Sayre, DMD, MD; Karen Carever, DDS, MD, MPH; Sara Hinds Anderson, DDS; Lori Donlley, DDS|
|6:00pm - 8:00pm||Reception|
|6:00am - 7:00am||Liza Ruggiero - Wellness Retreat|
|7:00am - 7:45am||Breakfast|
|7:45am - 8:00am||Introduction|
|8:00am - 10:45am||Felicia Tucker-Lively - AAL Workshop Conflict Management|
|10:45am - 11:00am||Break|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Scott Page – Diversity Bonus|
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||Lunch|
|1:00pm - 2:00pm||Stephanie Drew – Keynote address “Women in OMS: Where we’ve been, where we’re going”|
|2:00pm - 2:30pm||Lauren Bourell – Managing the Pay Gap/Contract negotiation|
|2:30pm - 2:45pm||Break|
|2:45pm - 3:15pm||Meredith August – Mentorship: how to be an effective mentor/sponsor, how to find an effective mentor/sponsor|
|3:15pm - 3:45pm||Jennifer Woerner – Implicit bias and dealing with discrimination|
|3:45pm - 4:15pm||Panel discussions|
|4:15pm - 4:30pm||Closing Remarks|
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Chief, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Western Lake Erie OMS, Sylvania, OH
Handleman Research Professor of Vascular Surgery
Associate Professor, Vascular Surgery and Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Program Director, Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship, University of Michigan
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology
Director, Postdoctoral Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Associate Fellowship Director, Oral/Head & Neck Oncologic & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, University of Michigan
Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics, University of Michigan
Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Director of the Center for Mindful Wellbeing
Assistant Director of College Counseling
Varsity field hockey coach, Greenhills School, Ann Arbor, MI
Vice President, AAL, Atlanta, GA
Fellow, Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
Head and Neck Surgical Associates, Portland, OR
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Residency Program Director, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Director of Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Discounted booking rates are available before 2/8/2019.
Please give the group name UM Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or the group code 190308UMOR for the discounted rate.
To make a reservation:
The trip between the Detroit Metro Airport and Ann Arbor takes about 20-30 minutes.
Taxi costs around US$ 50. They usually take 3 people (it is not necessary to make reservations for the taxi).
The most economical option is to take a shuttle.
Another alternative (a bit more expensive) is to take the Metrocar Services. The driver will wait for you at the baggage claim, pick up your bags, and bring you to Ann Arbor (they generally take up to 3 people).
March is a relatively chilly month for Ann Arbor. Temperatures typically range from 46°F to 27°F, with occassional snow/rain.