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2023 - 2024 Dan O’Keeffe Leadership Academy Session I

The SMFM Dan O’Keeffe Leadership Academy is designed to engage MFM subspecialists in a unique professional development experience that frames leadership as building relationships, cultivating excellence, and sustaining energy for productive influence, agency, and motivation to enact positive change.

As a participant, you will engage with your peers and gain critical leadership knowledge and skills for today’s healthcare environment. The registration fee includes both in-person sessions, as well as five web-based sessions.

  • Session 1: October 13-15, 2023
  • Session 2: March 1-3, 2024

The program will begin at 8 am on Friday and conclude at noon on Sunday for both sessions. 

Course Faculty: Mike Foley, MD; Dan O'Keeffe, MD; and Idahlynn Karre, PhD

Location & Hotel AccommodationsThe Leadership Academy will be in Denver at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved for course attendees at a discounted group rate of $299/night. To enjoy this special rate, use this link or call +1 (303) 312- 3800 before Wednesday, September 20, 2023.  Rooms may sell out before the deadline, so please make reservations as soon as possible to ensure availability. Please identify your affiliation with the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine when calling. 

Registration Rates: Course fees cover all course materials as well as breakfast and lunch on October 13 and 14, 2023, and March 1 and 2, 2024.

  • Member Rate: $3,750
  • Non-Member Rate: $5,000

Not a Member? Join SMFM today, and you will receive a member-only discount on your meeting registration. You will also gain access to all of the member benefits. Questions? Contact the membership department at smfm@smfm.org for more membership information.

Cancellation policy
Cancellations must be in writing and received at events@smfm.org a minimum of one week before the course.  No refunds will be given after that time.  A $75 administrative fee will be charged for cancellations. Substitutions or transfers to virtual registration will be accepted at any time. Partial refunds will not be provided.

The Foundation for SMFM is pleased to announce a scholarship to the SMFM Dan O’Keeffe Leadership Academy.

The Scholarship, initiated by the generous support of SMFM members to the Foundation, is in honor and recognition of the distinguished service of Dr. Dan O’Keeffe to the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and his dedication to excellence in leadership in healthcare.

The Dan O’Keeffe SMFM Leadership Academy Scholarship will be offered yearly to an outstanding physician and promising leader among 3rd year Fellows in the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Applicants should be in the 3rd year of MFM fellowship when the course begins in October 2023.

The Scholarship covers the following:

  • Tuition fees for both sessions of the course (must attend both)
  • Six-month practicum with electronic connections and learning
  • Executive coaching for the duration of the course

The awardee, or their institution, is responsible for travel, accommodations, and incidental expenses.

Access the application here.

Application Deadline: June 12, 2023

Decision Notices Sent: Early July

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October 13, 2023 - October 15, 2023
Denver, Colorado, United States