HLNY’s 4th Annual Mini-Congress

  • September 19, 2019
  • 8:00am-6:00pm
  • New York Academy of Medicine- 1216 5th Ave New York, NY 10029

Join HLNY for our 4th annual Mini-Congress as we focus this year on keeping you connected and offering three exciting panel discussions in a one-day:

  • Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations
  • Innovation in Medical Education – Path to Executive Roles
  • Gender Inequality & Handling Career Development in the #metoo Era

This event enlists esteemed panelists to drive innovative conversations around industry trends and beyond, as well as offer you the opportunity to network with those and others making it happen. We are excited to offer a full-day learning and networking opportunity to our membership and guests closer to home. There will be 4.5 hours of ACHE face-to-face credit awarded. In addition, HLNY will be announcing our fourth annual diversity award winner and presenting several ACHE service awards.

NoteIn order to attain the full 4.5 Face-to-Face credits, you must be in attendance for the full day of events. Attendance will be taken before and after each panel discussion.

This event is generously sponsored by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Complimentary registration is available to employees of our Platinum Sponsors and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Contact us for registration details.

8:00 AM – Registration and Breakfast
8:55 AM – Opening Remarks
9:00 AM – Panel Discussion: Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations
10:30 AM – Break/Networking
11:00 AM – Panel Discussion: Innovation in Medical Education – Path to Executive Roles
12:30 PM – Lunch
1:15 PM – ACHE Update by Michael A. Mayo, FACHE, ACHE Governor
1:45 PM – Break/Networking
2:15 PM – Diversity Award Presentation
2:30 PM – Panel Discussion: Gender Inequality & Handling Career Development in the #metoo Era
4:00 PM – Closing remarks and wrap up


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Healthcare Leaders of New York/American College of Healthcare Executives. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates each activity for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed below. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Innovation in Medical Education: Path to Executive Roles, 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations, 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Gender Inequality – Handling Career Development in the #metoo Era, 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


Panel 1:
Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations
Landmark regulations such as the Affordable Care Act, payment reforms such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and bundled payments, and the impetus for clinical integration driven through the flurry of mergers and acquisitions are dynamically altering the way care is being delivered. The success of major change implementation hinges on how it is communicated and how it impacts individuals and processes in the organization. Stakeholders frequently resist change for many reasons, including not having enough information, fear of how the change will affect them, comfort with the status quo, and not understanding the benefits of the change. For change to truly be effective, a leader must know how to effectively communicate the benefits, minimize the barriers and describe the processes. Learn from leaders as they share approaches that were successful and those that impeded the change process.

Jeffrey Sachs
CEO and Founder
Sachs Policy Group

Arthur Gianelli, MA, MBA, MPH
Chief Transformation Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System and President of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital

Catherine Maclean, MD, PhD
Chief Value Medical Officer
Hospital for Special Surgery

Rony Rinat, PhD
Vice President, Leadership and Organization Development and Chief Learning Officer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Panel 2:
Innovation in Medical Education –Path to Executive Roles
There is an emphasis with value-based care and addressing healthcare disparities with the evolving healthcare delivery model. Development of new technology and roles for clinicians are evident in workforce composition changes in both executive and clinical teams. Patient care is ultimately being affected as clinicians are expected to do more, leading to high rates of physician burnout. The American Medical Association highlights that the current medical education, based largely on an educational model more than a century, needs to change in order to address significant gaps in physician training and prepare new doctors to practice effectively in our 21st century health systems.  This program will discuss needed and innovative changes in medical education to prepare clinicians for executive roles and responsibilities while also addressing burnout.

Anu Ashok, MPA
Associate Vice President, Graduate Medical Education and Physician Workforce Policy
Greater New York Hospital Association

Monika Shah, MD
Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

William Wertheim, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P.
Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education Designated Institutional Official, Professor of Clinical Medicine
Stony Brook Medicine

Sondra  Zabar, MD
Director, Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation
NYU Langone Health

Panel 3:
Gender Inequality – Handling Career Development in the #MeToo Era
According to the 2017 US Census Bureau, women outnumbers men by 4.9 million. Also in 2017, for the first time, the number of women enrolling in US medical schools has exceeded the number of men according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Yet, data from the American Hospital Association and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) approximates 26 percent of CEOs overseeing hospitals are women. Additionally, in an ACHE study, women healthcare managers earned app.  roximately 20 percent less than their male counterparts, despite having approximately the same experience and education.

It is incumbent on healthcare organizations and their leaders to understand, embrace and reflect the needs of community it serves. Women can benefit from strong mentoring relationship and connections with powerful networks. However, in response to the #MeToo era, mentoring relationships are under heightened scrutiny with an increased awareness specifically when it comes to power dynamics and sexual harassment, which is more prevalent and relevant now more than ever. Learn from healthcare leaders as they share approaches to support  developing and advancing women leadership.

Linnie Golightly, MD
Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Weill Cornell Medicine

Leslie Ballantyne, JD
VP, HR Legal & Regulatory Affairs
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Maxine Carrington, MS, JD
Deputy Chief HR Officer
Northwell Health

Rache Simmons, MD
Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Weill Cornell Medicine

Shaun Smith, JD
Senior Vice President &  Chief Human Resources Officer
NY Presbyterian


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