February 5–7, 2016
Join the Women Plastic Surgeons forum for brunch, yoga and lively discussion. This year's WPS Enrichment Retreat will offer an opportunity to relax, network with other women in plastic surgery, and talk about women in leadership in medicine.
WPS Chair: Lynn Damitz, MD
Local Host: Sumer Daiza, MD
Staff Liaison: Julie Buscemi
Speaker: Janet Bickel
About speaker Janet Bickel
Janet Bickel is a nationally recognized expert in faculty, career and leadership development with over 40 years of experience in academic medicine and science. Over 125 academic health centers and 35 professional societies have invited her presentations and consultations. In addition to a wide-range of individual coaching clients, organizational clients have included United American Nurses, US Department of Commerce, and American Association for Cancer Research. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Education at George Washington University School of Health Sciences and has also taught Leadership and Innovation at the CIA and the National Reconnaissance Office.
During the 25 years prior to creating her own business, Janet held positions of increasing national leadership at the Association of American Medical Colleges, including Associate Vice President for Medical School Affairs. She established an influential Office of Women in Medicine, including a series of leadership development programs that have stimulated the careers of thousands of women physicians and scientists. She also led AAMC's first programs in faculty affairs and in student professionalism. Janet continues to publish broadly, with over 65 peer-reviewed articles and two books.