Essentials for the Ob-Gyn Department Chair: Strategic Planning, Financial Management, and Decision Making

Washington, DC

July 25 — 26, 2014

ACOG Headquarters
409 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

The role of the obstetrics and gynecology department chair is a rewarding and challenging position in the ever-evolving world of medicine. This course is designed specifically for new and recently appointed department chairs to learn from the experts.

Program highlights include:

  • Improving physician and faculty performance
  • Managing difficult faculty and situations
  • Strategic planning, financial management, and decision making
  • Creating a department budget
  • Navigating meetings and organizational politics
  • Developing a leadership bench
  • Presenting promotions and tenure elections
  • Negotiation with deans and healthcare plans

This course presents the opportunity to build stronger ties with ABOG and ACOG. ABOG and ACOG leaders will explain the ACOG committee nomination process and how to mentor your faculty to become ABOG and ACOG leaders. We will also review various ACOG programs that chairs might find useful for their departments such as Voluntary Review of Quality of Care (VRQC) and Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence for Women's Health (SCOPE).

Additional opportunities include:

  • Networking with other chairs
  • Joining the ACOG department chairs' listserv
  • Giving your faculty priority to speak at ACOG educational events

$1,800 per registrant


To register via fax or mail click here to view and print out the registration information.

Friday, July 25, 2014
7:30am-8:00am Breakfast
8:00am-6:00pm Course (lunch included)
7:00pm Group dinner and networking

Saturday, July 26, 2014
7:30am-8:00am Breakfast
8:00am-4:30pm Course (lunch included)

ACOG cognate credit(s) or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: up to a maximum of 15 credits

Course Director

Sandra A. Carson, MD
Vice President, Education

Course Faculty

Larry Gilstrap, III, MD
Executive Director
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hal C. Lawrence, III, MD
Executive Vice President and CEO

Haywood L. Brown, MD
Duke University School of Medicine

Mary E. D'Alton, MD
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

William F. "Marty" Martin, PsyD, MPH, MA, MS
American College of Physician Executives

Mark Covaleski, PhD, CPA
American College of Physician Executives

Mandarin Oriental
1330 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Room rate: $225 per night

Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. We have a special $225 per night rate for the Mandarin. Please call the Mandarin at 202-554-8588 and ask for "the ACOG rate". Please contact the Mandarin as soon as possible as this is peak time!

Registration Fees

Each Registrant: $1,800