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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Leaders Forum

Drexel University College of Medicine's ELAM 2015 Leaders Forum

April 29 – 30, 2015
ACE Conference Center, Lafayette Hill, PA

Sponsored by
Duke University School of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

The ELAM Leaders Forum is a unique opportunity for fellows and their institutional leaders to discuss the wide range of organizational change initiatives addressed during the fellowship year. The core of the Leaders Forum is a poster symposium showcasing the outcomes of the fellows' Institutional Action Projects — the capstone of the ELAM fellowship year.

The symposium:

  • Highlights the fellows' accomplishments and leadership activities.
  • Provides a space for content-rich interaction between fellows and guests.
  • Supports collaboration on organizational change efforts across institutions.
  • Demonstrates the overarching impact of ELAM Institutional Action Projects on organization improvement.

Additional Forum activities include a deans' breakfast, leader-to-leader dialogues, a graduation ceremony with speaker, and a reception and dinner.

2015 Forum Agenda

Wednesday, April 29

12 – 2 p.m.
Pre-Forum Lunch and Hospitality Lounge

Lunch is available in the ACE Conference Center main dining area beginning at noon and a hospitality lounge will be available outside the Lafayette Room for guests to mingle prior to the Forum.

1:30 – 2 p.m.
Welcome and Overview

2 – 3:15 p.m.
The Challenges of Change – A Conversation

A panel of deans and ELAM fellows will open a conversation of collaborative work in developing IAPs that advance organizational change initiatives.

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Gallery Walk/Poster Presentations

Guided walk with ELUM facilitators featuring formal poster presentations and discussion with a cohort of fellows and their deans/invited guests. Open viewing of all posters with reception to follow.

4:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Poster Reception

6:15 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 30

7 – 9 a.m.

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
ELAM Institutional Action Project (IAP) Poster Symposium

Fellows and guests meet in one of four concurrent moderated sessions (education, research, clinical, administration) to harvest lessons of leadership from the process and outcomes of the IAPs. Two waves of sessions will allow participants to draw from a range of discussions.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Lunch and Leader to Leader Dialogues
This is an important time for leaders and fellow(s) to meet to discuss next steps in her leadership pathway. Many of our ELAM-experienced deans remark that this is the most important time in the Forum for them because they are able to discuss institutional leadership initiatives outside the distractions of the usual office day.

2:45 – 6 p.m.
Graduation (2:45 – 4 p.m.) and Reception (4 – 6 p.m.)
We invite you to stay on after the Forum to attend the fellows' graduation and reception. This year we are pleased to have Carol A. Aschenbrener, MD, former chief medical officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges as our graduation speaker.

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ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.

ELAM is part of the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics (ICELA at Drexel®) at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.