Women's Leadership Conference — Experienced Track

Feb. 6–7, 2015
Westin Dallas Fort Worth
Irving, Texas

Taught by renowned faculty specializing in coaching and professional career development, this conference will teach you the skills necessary to assume and maintain a leadership role in your own institution or practice setting.

The program is divided into two segments: 1) introduction to fundamental leadership concepts and preparation for peer coaching exercises and 2) hands-on sessions with a small group of young women GIs.

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Call for Applications

Applications will be accepted June 1Sept. 5, 2014. Candidates will be notified of acceptance in September and will have one week to finalize the registration process by confirming participation and paying the attendance fee.


  • Candidates must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree.
  • Candidates in this category must hold a full-time position of Senior-Associate professor (or equivalent) and must be established in the field of gastroenterology.
  • More than seven years shall have elapsed following the completion of clinical training (GI fellowship or its equivalent) and the application date.
  • Women in a variety of professional activity settings are encouraged to apply.
  • AGA membership is required to attend. Please visit the membership page or call 301-941-2651 for membership information.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand sources of personal and professional power and how to develop and execute them in a leadership role.
  • Through guided self-assessment and reflection, identify current communication and leadership styles and develop strategies for improvement.
  • Identify a leadership role, define skills required to obtain the role and outline the tools needed to obtain such skills.
  • Enhance skills necessary for conducting difficult conversations, including negotiation.
  • Distinguish mentoring from promoting.
  • Provide coaching to junior attendees via small working groups on Day 2.

Attendees will leave with a tookit of skills and activities to share with others.

*Please note that a pre-conference homework assignment will be provided.

Registration Information

Accepted candidates will be provided with a link to complete the conference registration process.

  Cost Total Seats
AGA Member $275 10


Hotel reservations can be booked once you are notified of acceptance. Accommodation information listed below is for planning/budget purposes only.

Westin Dallas Fort Worth
4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063

Room rate: $99 per night, single or double occupancy (+15% tax)

The hotel is located just five minutes from the Dallas Fort Worth Airport. The hotel provides complimentary pick up and drop off to the airport, as well as complimentary self-parking for hotel guests.

If accepted, you are responsible for making your hotel arrangements directly with the property. The registration fee does not include hotel arrangements, ground transportation or any incidentals related to traveling to the conference.

Additional Information

Contact Stacie Gallice at SGallice@gastro.org for all conference-related questions.

For questions regarding registration, contact AGA Member Services at member@gastro.org or 301-941-2651.

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