Day 3: Congress: Monday, November 11, 2019

General Session II: Multipliers in Action: Operating Effectively with Your Team


Monday, November 11, 2019


7:30 am – 9:35 am


Ballroom B and C


Cadaveric Dissection


Jubilee Brown


Megan A. Cesta, Kathy Huang, Resad P. Pasic, Adam Slevin, Rachael B. Smith, Wendy Winer

Educational Grants and In-Kind Support

AAGL acknowledges that it has received educational grants and in-kind support from the following companies: Applied Medical Resources Corporation, CONMED Corporation, CooperSurgical, ETHICON, Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, Olympus America Inc.

Course Description

Our Congress theme is based on Liz Wiseman’s “Multiplier Effect.” To paraphrase Ms. Wiseman’s New York Times bestseller, a Multiplier is a leader who inspires others to be more than they thought they could be; who brings a team together for results that are more than additive, they are synergistic; who harnesses each individual’s potential to inspire brilliance and productivity. Liz Wiseman’s keynote lecture will be followed by a high-profile live interactive cadaveric demonstration that melds anatomic dissection with effective leadership and teamwork.

Liz Wiseman developed this approach at Oracle and is a world-renowned author, speaker, and consultant who will work with us in a dynamic setting to harness our strengths in team leadership. Master surgeons will demonstrate anatomical dissections from both robotic-assisted and traditional laparoscopic platforms, and Liz Wiseman will choreograph a session like no other where each attendee emerges with enhanced surgical and leadership skills.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Construct effective leadership paradigms and develop team building behaviors to optimize team effectiveness; 2) identify strategies to dissect key anatomic landmarks in advanced pelvic dissection using both robotic and conventional laparoscopic platforms; and 3) integrate leadership skills into surgical practice and formulate a systematic methodology for organizing their team.

Course Outline

7:30Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewJ. Brown
7:35Be a Surgical “Multiplier” in MIGS—Inspire Brilliance Through TeamworkL. Wiseman
8:50Robotic Dissection of Pelvic AnatomyK. Huang, A. Slevin, R.B. Smith
9:10Advanced Laparoscopic Pelvic DissectionR.P. Pasic, M.A. Cesta, W. Winer
9:30Questions & AnswersAll Faculty