Earn up to 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Friday, February 5
6:00–8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Supported by Sientra
Saturday, February 6
7:00–8:00 a.m.

Lynn Damitz, MD
Supported by Merz

7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtable on Negotiations: Getting the Best Possible Position
David H. Song, MD
ASPS President
Supported by Merz

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Strategies for Success When Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enough
Janet Bickel

Medical and scientific training do not cover career managment skills. And scientific and clinical excellence do not guarantee career growth or satisfaction. This session focuses on the key elements and skills involved in continuing to grow professionally and to lead in ways aligned with one's strengths and values. Since women continue to be less likely than men to reach their professional potentials, this session also focuses on how women can recognize and overcome gender-related disadvantages.

Paticipants in this session will increase their abilities to:
- Formulate what success means to them
- Make strategic choices regarding their commitments and priorities
- Comfortably summarize their accomplishments and goals
- Avoid career derailers

9:45–11:30 a.m.

Honing Relational Communication Skills
Janet Bickel

This session will focus on strengthening communication skills critical to bridging differences, particularly: formulating questions that elicit others' perspectives and feelings; listening generatively with curiosity and a desire to create dialogue; and noticing and managing one's own reactions before speaking. These communication and emotional intelligence competencies are the basis of all leading from the middle, effective personnel management, and negotiation and conflict management.

Participants in this session will increase their abilities to:
- Approach differences, conflict and competition more constructively
- Negotiate on behalf of their goals
- Delegate more effectively
- Obtain the feedback needed to keep growing

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch with Facilitated Table Topics
Topics: Delegating, Managing your Boss, Developing Organizational Savvy, and Handling Woman-to-Woman conflicts
Supported by Merz

In this session participants will be encouraged to select a topic of current importance; WPS leaders and members of the Program Committee will serve as facilitators for the discussion in which participants may share their questions and experiences.

Participants in this session will:
- Engage in dialogue on a critical career management skill
- Gain insights into an area of importance to their career advancement
- Have opportunity to expand their network of peers and role models

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Career Lessons I Learned the Hard Way—and Lessons I am Still Learning
Moderated by: Janet Bickel
Panel includes: WPS Leaders and Members of the Program Committee

In the first half of this session, 4–5 diverse WPS leaders will distill lessons from their careers in such a way that attendees can tap into their experiences (assisted by preparation questions and guidelines provided by Janet Bickel). The second half of the session will be an open Q&A format in which attendees may raise issues and questions that have arisen for them throughout the day.

Participants in this session will:
- Learn from the experiences of women leaders who have chosen a variety of paths, particularly in the areas of systems-based practice, organizational politics and work-life integration.
- Manage tensions between career development needs and organizational realities
- Gain insights that will help them make better use of their energies

2:30–5:30 p.m.

Optional Networking Activities
- Hiking Piestewa Peak
- Shopping at Biltmore Fashion Park/Scottsdale Fashion Square

6:30 p.m. Dinner
Supported by Allergan
Sunday, February 7
7:30–8:30 a.m.

Fun Run with Anne Taylor, MD

8:00–9:00 a.m.


9:00–10:30 a.m.

Supported by Merz

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®) designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) requires all instructors, planners, reviewers, managers, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations.  All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.  ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.