Thought leaders Looking to LEAD: Conference aims to position future leaders Perspectives on advocacy and the future of health care headline the Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development (LEAD) conference Jan. 25-26 in Austin, Texas. Jan. 12, 2018Friday Seka Palikuca Contact Seka Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and author and political strategist Avik Roy are among the keynote speakers at the Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development (LEAD) conference, taking place Jan. 25-26 in Austin, Texas. Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will address the LEAD Conference in January. The conference is designed to give educators and DOs insights and resources they need to advance their leadership and advocacy skills—whether in the corporate, public health or clinical practice arenas. Sebelius and Roy will discuss the future of health care delivery in America at a featured session. Lucy Kalanithi, MD, who spoke at TEDMED in 2016, will deliver a breakfast keynote. Dr. Kalanithi is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine. She is the widow of the late Paul Kalanithi, MD, who wrote the memoir “When Breath Becomes Air,” for which she wrote the epilogue. Lucy Kalanithi, MD Dr. Kalanithi, an internal medicine physician, has special interests in finding meaning in medicine, patient-centered care and end-of-life, based on her personal experience supporting her husband through his diagnosis, treatment and death. Read The DO’s recent interview with Dr. Kalanithi. Craig Wood, an authority on leveraging data and consumer insights to build stronger member engagement and connection, will offer his insight into how to attract the next generation of trailblazers and innovators with his presentation, “Millennials: Engaging the Next Generation of Osteopathic Leaders.” New for 2018, Advocacy for Healthy Partnerships (AHP) and Osteopathic Medical Educators & Leaders (OMEL) Conference has combined into one program, delivering LEAD training to individuals throughout the osteopathic medical profession. The conference will also feature networking opportunities and breakout sessions, so participants can choose the topic areas and focus that best meet their career and leadership development needs. The closing session will focus on why osteopathic leaders’ unique expertise is needed to elevate patient care and care delivery in the U.S. For registration and other information, visit here. More in Profession Curiosity in medicine: An interview with JOM’s editor in chief The Journal of Osteopathic Medicine recently received a Journal Impact Factor (JIF), which has bolstered the journal’s credibility and prestige in the research world. JOM Editor-in-Chief Ross Zafonte, DO, shares his journey into research and the journal’s goals. In Memoriam: Dec. 1, 2023 View the names of recently deceased osteopathic physicians. Previous articleStudy: Cervical lesions change fastest in Hispanic women, slowest in black women Next articlePhysician shortages have states offering perks to new doctors. Is it working?