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REGISTER TODAY: Learn Serve Lead 2018

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Discover New Solutions, Conversations, and Connections

Learn Serve Lead brings together thousands of inquisitive minds—from within and outside academic medicine—united by their passion to improve and transform the health of all.

Join your colleagues in Austin from November 2-6 for the AAMC’s signature learning and networking event: Learn Serve Lead 2018. Registration is now open!

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This meeting brings together a wide range of stakeholders—including medical school deans, hospital CEOs, university and hospital administrators, faculty physicians, scientists, researchers, student affairs and admissions professionals, institutional advancement leaders, resident physicians, and students—to advance new ideas by working and learning together.

You’ll return home with fresh inspiration, new insights, and the resilience to lead change.

There will be more than 500 speakers and 130 thought-provoking, topical, and solution-oriented sessions. Don’t miss out on this experience and the chance to hear from an exceptional slate of thought leaders.

Each year, Learn Serve Lead addresses challenges and barriers faced by society—many of which influence or are influenced by health care, medical education, and biomedical research.

Here are some of the topics that will be examined this year:

  • Mental health
  • Unconscious bias
  • Harassment
  • Advocacy and activism
  • Funding
  • Caring for the uninsured
  • Gun violence
  • Workforce
  • Physician and learner wellness
  • Health equity and social justice

Plenary Sessions

Angela Duckworth

True Grit: The Surprising, and Inspiring, Science of Success

Angela Duckworth, PhD
Author of Grit, a #1 New York Times Best Seller
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Anita Hill
Making the Equality Dream a Reality—Confronting Bias and Harassment

Anita Hill, JD
Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies,
Brandeis University
Leader in Civil Rights and Women’s Rights.

AAMC Leadership Plenary

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, and the chair of the AAMC Board of Directors, M. Roy Wilson, MD, president of Wayne State University, will share their perspectives in this Sunday morning plenary. This session is always inspiring and often asks us to take a hard look at ourselves and our institutions to consider what better role we can play in ensuring greater health outcomes for all.

The Extra Mile

Four physicians who had to go the extra mile just to get to the starting line will share their inspiring stories in a conversation with broadcast journalist and television host, Tamron Hall.

Panelists Include:

  • Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
  • Heval Mohamed Kelli, MD, Katz Foundation Preventive Cardiology Fellow, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Suzanne Watson, MDiv, MD, Resident in Family Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Will Ross, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Diversity and Professor of Nephrology, Washington University in St. Louis

HallClaire PomeroyHeval Mohammed KelliSuzanne WatsonWill Ross

Follow our meeting hashtag, #AAMC18, whether you are at the meeting or off-site.