The Academic Orthopaedic Consortium (AOC) is proud to announce the establishment of the AOC Women’s Executive Leadership Forum, which will provide a series of important initiatives and a national network specifically for its female administrative members.  The Forum is made possible by the generous support of Breg, Inc., a market leader in orthopedic device manufacturing and DME program management, and a long-time sponsor of the AOC.

The AOC Women’s Executive Leadership Forum will be led by Bobette Patterson, Chief Administrative Officer for the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Iowa and Vice President of the AOC.  Webinars, peer mentorship, and symposium within the annual meeting specific to topics the members prioritize will be the focal points (i.e. negotiation, recognition, optimizing peer networks, conflict resolution, managing career trajectory).

You must be a female administrator in the healthcare space and an AOC member to participate, please click below to join:

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AOC Women’s Forum 2021 Calendar of Events

DateTopic / EngagementPresenter
January 5thVirtual Announcement of New Role and Leaders
February 12thBusiness and Leader’s Forum:
Critical Insights from Co-Chairs
Dr. Theresa Wyrick
Kelly Rosenfeld
April 1stWebinar #1:
“Diversity in Orthopaedics-Lessons Learned from the First Female President of AAOS”
Dr. Kristy Weber, Vice Chair Penn School of Medicine and Current President of the AAOS
April 15thBook Club Distribution #1 – Katty Kay & Claire Shipman “Confidence Code”
May 20thFireside Chat #1:
Discuss Book Club #1 – Katty Kay and Claire Shipman “Confidence Code”
Dr. Theresa Wyrick, Kelly Rosenfeld, Lauren Ray
June 17thWebinar #2:
Turning Burnout into Engagement
Dr. Karen Weiner, CEO of Oregon Medical Group
July 15thBook Club Distribution #2:
Brene Brown “Dare to Lead”
August TBDFireside Chat #2:
Life Hacks for Being the CEO of Your Household and Life
Dr. Theresa Wyrick, Kelly Rosenfeld, Lauren Ray
September TBDWebinar #3:
Conflict Resolution and Contract Negotiations
Ashley McEvoy, Executive VP and Worldwide Chair, Johnson and Johnson
October 4- 6thAOC Business & Leadership Conference
Monday October 4, 12 – 2 pm: Women’s Session
November 5-6thAOC Physician Leaders Conference
DecemberFireside Chat # 3:
Holiday Social
Dr. Theresa Wyrick, Kelly Rosenfeld, Lauren Ray