46th Annual Scientific Meeting

20/20 Vision
Embracing innovation that builds on past success

July 6 - 9, 2020 | Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront | Jacksonville, Florida


Women's Council Presentation | Lori Ryerkerk
Lessons in Leadership

Monday, July 6 | 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Lori J. Ryerkerk is the Chief Executive Officer of Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 global chemical and specialty materials company based in Dallas, Texas. Celanese is a leader in the development and production of materials used in most major industrial and consumer applications. Ryerkerk was named CEO in May 2019.

Ryerkerk’s expertise in the energy industry spans three-plus decades. She combines deep technical and commercial skills with a passion for the manufacturing business.   Read More >>

Mark D. Walters Lectureship | Mark D. Walters, MD
Insights on Surgical Education: How Can I Help You Get Better
Tuesday, July 7th | 10:05 am to 10:45 am

Mark D. Walters, MD is Professor of Surgery in the Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Women’s Health Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He has authored or co-authored over 160 publications, 80 book chapters, and 5 books, including Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, 4th Edition(with Dr. Karram), which has been translated into English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Chinese.


Panel Discussion | Work-Life Balance & Gynecologic Surgery
Moderator: Patrick Culligan, MD
Panelists: Drs. Kristie Greene, Sally HuberCatherine Matthews and Charles Rardin

Tuesday, July 7th | 1:05 pm to 1:50 pm






Special Guest Lecture  | Marc Beer 
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Renovia

A Primer on Medical Device Innovation – How to Avoid Common Pitfalls while Realizing Your Vision
Tuesday, July 7th | 2:20 pm to 3:00 pm

Marc brings more than 25 years of development and commercialization experience in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, devices, and diagnostics. Marc founded Renovia with Ramon Iglesias, MD and Yolanda Lorié in August 2016 and successfully closed a Series A financing with leading healthcare venture capital funds.

Marc is the former Chief Executive Officer of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEGR). Aegerion is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for patients with debilitating rare diseases.  Read More >>

 TeLinde Lecturer | Vicente Gracias, MD
Artificial Intelligence in Surgery
Wednesday, July 8th | 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Dr. Gracias is Professor of Surgery, Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs of RBHS and President of Rutgers Health Group (RHG). Organized as a nonprofit subsidiary corporation of Rutgers University, RHG is an integrated group practice incorporating 1,000 clinical faculty from across Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, University Behavioral Health Care, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and the School of Nursing. In these dual roles, Dr. Gracias leads the growth and evolution of the Rutgers clinical enterprise during this time of systemic change in health care. Dr. Gracias works closely with the Deans, institute directors, faculty leaders and health system partners to encourage collaboration, advance quality and excellence, and provide strategic direction.
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Panel Discussion | Understanding, Managing and Benefiting From Your e-Presence
Moderator: Patrick Culligan, MD | Panelists: Burt Kann, MBA,  Peter Lotze, MD and Heather Schueppert, BA

Wednesday, July 8th | 12:25 pm to 1:10 pm