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The Dan O'Keeffe Leadership Academy

 The SMFM Dan O'Keeffe Leadership Academy is designed to engage MFM sub-specialists in a unique professional development experience that frames leadership as the ability to build relationships, cultivate excellence, and sustain 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

For both sessions, the program will begin at 8am on Friday and conclude at noon on Sunday. A full agenda is available here.

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

Location & Hotel Accommodations
: The 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 prior to Wednesday, September 20, 2023.  Rooms may sell out prior to 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 the member-only discount on your meeting registration. You will also gain access to all of the member benefits. Questions? Contact the membership department at for more information regarding membership.

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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 at the time the course begins in October 2023.

The Scholarship covers:

  • 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 his/her institution, is responsible for travel, accommodations and incidental expenses.

Application Deadline: Application cycle has closed.
Decision Notices Sent:
Early July

Cancellation policy
Cancellations must be in writing and received at a minimum of one week prior to 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 anytime. Partial refunds will not be provided.

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