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After much discussion and consideration, the ACHE Board of Governors and leadership team have decided to cancel the 2020 Congress on Healthcare Leadership due to the need for leaders and healthcare organizations to manage their responses to coronavirus (COVID-19) within their communities. Learn more at


Joanne Conroy, MD


Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health


19 – Women Physician Leadership: Strategies for Success

Presented by Patrice Harris, MD, Fayola Edwards-Ojeba, MD, Tama VanDecar, MD, Bobbie S. Gostout, MD, Susan P. Ehrlich, MD, Joanne Conroy, MD at 2:15 PM on Monday, March 23rd.

This session will be held at the Swissôtel Chicago; includes a 15-minute break. This session will provide a detailed review of the women physician leadership landscape, including the limited number of female physician CEOs and CMOs. In addition, it will explore the systemic factors that have led to this gender disparity and continue to limit…

58X – Creating Greater Gender Diversity in Healthcare Leadership Circles

Presented by Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE, Mike Apkon, MD, PhD, Gina L. Calder, FACHE, Jhaymee Wilson Tynan, FACHE, Stephanie S. McCutcheon, FACHE, Joanne Conroy, MD at 10:45 AM on Tuesday, March 24th.

Yale New Haven Health System, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Rush University Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, University of Chicago Medicine, University of Virginia and Sutter Health are among the founding members of The Equity Collaborative, formed in 2019 to help increase the diversity of healthcare leadership in health systems and medical schools. The Gender Equity is sponsored by…

59H – The Business Case for Diversity

Presented by Joanne Conroy, MD at 2:15 PM on Tuesday, March 24th.

As in other sectors, the proportion of women in the healthcare industry decreases as the responsibility level of the job rises. The share of white women in entry-level positions is 41 percent compared to 26 percent at the C-suite level. And the gap for women of color is even greater. During this seminar, the faculty…