On March 20 the College will hosts its Leadership Summit: Generation Next. The event, which has been held annually since 2017 is specifically designed for young physician members (45 years of age or younger or in first 10 years of practice) who are looking to enhance their leadership abilities. Applications are due Feb. 5.
The one-day virtual event offers a unique hands-on program for practicing young allergists to develop important leadership skills. They will learn about effective communication, preventing and resolving conflict and advocating for change. The ACAAI Leadership Summit gives all attendees, even those who have never had a previous leadership role, a great foundation to become a future leader for the specialty – be it within their own practice/community, as part of a regional society, through their work with the College or by getting involved at the national/international level.
One of last year’s participants said, “[The Summit] was engaging and thought provoking. The speaker presented the material in an effective and memorable way. I also loved how all the participants shared their ideas and experiences.”
Past participants are already taking a more active role in the work of the College. Most are currently serving on committees, with a third serving in a leadership capacity, including five past participants who are members of the Board of Regents. Read the ACAAI Executive Medical Director’s reflections on the Summit and his advice for those who are considering attending the event in the future.
Ready to apply? The College is taking applications for the 2021 Leadership Summit until Feb. 5. For more information, email Kate Barcal, ACAAI Director of Administration. The Leadership Summit is supported by Astra Zeneca.