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2024 AOA | USC APEX Leadership Conference |Achieving Peak Performance

April 12 — September 14, 2024
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2024 AOA | USC APEX Leadership Conference – Achieving Peak Performance

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2024 AOA | USC APEX Leadership Conference – Achieving Peak Performance

The AOA is again partnering with the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, Executive Education to bring you the next generation of the popular APEX Leadership Program. Debuting in 2024, the AOA|USC APEX Leadership Conference: Achieving Peak Performance will shift to a one-and-a-half-day module program to address essential leadership skills required of surgeons today. AOA’s signature blend of leadership development, with direct relevance to orthopaedics and issues confronting medicine, allows individuals at any stage of their career to expand their knowledge and leadership skills. 

Participants are encouraged to register and attend both conferences for a reduced registration fee as each conference will focus on specific leadership topics. Registrants may also register for individual module programs.  

April Conference:

Organization Strategies for a Competitive Advantage & Inflection Mapping, by Shon Hiatt, PhD

April 12-13, 2024

Location: USC Campus, Los Angeles, CA

AOA Faculty:
Joseph J. Hoegler, MD, FAOA, Henry Ford Health, Detroit, MI

Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAOA, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, PA

Selina Poon, MD, FAOA, Shriners for Children, Pasadena, CA

This session explores vital aspects of healthcare business strategy. It delves into organizational strategies for gaining a competitive advantage, offering insights on leveraging core competencies, resource utilization, and mitigating diversification, vertical integration, and geographic expansion risks. The course introduces corporate and competitive dynamics strategy concepts, focusing on assessing strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities via the resource-based view strategy framework. Additionally, it examines motives for corporate expansion and real-world examples. In parallel, the session addresses the need for adapting to disruptive change in the healthcare sector, emphasizing the importance of identifying strategic inflections while avoiding distractions. By integrating these sessions, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of business strategy and adaptability in the dynamic healthcare landscape.

September Conference:

Managing & Leading Change: Organizational Change Simulation, by Becky Heino, PhD

September 13-14, 2024

Location: Henry Ford Health Campus, Detroit MI

AOA Faculty:
Joseph J. Hoegler, MD, FAOA, Henry Ford Health, Detroit, MI

J. Benjamin Jackson III, MD, MBA, FAOA, FAAOS, University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Columbia, Columbia, SC

Keith Kenter, MD, Hon ScD, FAOA, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI

This session emphasizes the imperative need for building change management capabilities in today’s turbulent world. It highlights the significance of effectively managing organizational change, stating that organizations with superior change execution will thrive long-term. The session includes an exploration of a well-established change management approach and its practical application through an online simulation. Participants will learn to implement change management best practices, gain stakeholder buy-in, and guide the company to success in the simulation. During the debriefing, critical comparisons between the sim and participants’ own organizations/departments will be discussed, with a specific focus on strategies for orthopaedic leaders to convert stakeholder resistance into support for essential organizational change initiatives.

Conference Fees:
  • AOA Members/Emerging Leaders/APEX Alumni – April & September Conference Package = $5,690
  • AOA Members/Emerging Leaders/APEX Alumni – April Conference Only = $2,995
  • AOA Members/Emerging Leaders/APEX Alumni – September Conference Only = $2,995
  • Non-Members – April & September Conference Package = $6,700
  • Non-Members – April Conference Only = $3,500
  • Non-Members – September Conference Only = $3,500

Registration Deadline Dates:
  • March 21, 2024 for the April session and Bundled (April/September) package
  • August 22, 2024 for the September session

Sessions information is not available at this time.

Rebecca Heino, PhD
Title: Professor
Organization: USC
Speaker Type: USC Faculty

Dr. Rebecca Heino is a Professor of Clinical Management and Organization. She teaches courses in cross-cultural intelligence and diversity, leadership and organizational behavior (including mindfulness, EQ, resilience, and teaming), and critical conversations for undergraduates, graduate students, and executives. Currently she leads the Marshall Leadership Fellows Program for MBA students. Previo

Shon Hiatt, PhD
Title: Associate Professor
Organization: USC
Speaker Type: USC Faculty

Shon Hiatt is an associate professor at USC Marshall School of Business and faculty affiliate of the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. He researches entrepreneurship, ESG strategy, and sustainable innovation in domestic and international contexts. Professor Hiatt’s research has been published in academic journals and featured in media outlets. He is the recipient of numerous scholarly

Dr. Joseph J. Hoegler, MD, FAOA
Title: Assistant Professor
Organization: Henry Ford Hospital
Speaker Type: AOA Faculty

Dr. Joe Hoegler is an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon for the Henry Ford Medical Group in Southeast Michigan, Vice Chair for Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Co-Medical Director for Henry Ford Hospital Operating Room. A graduate of Ohio University in 1998, Dr. Hoegler attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine in 2002.

Sponsor information is not available at this time.