LFP alums meet, mingle in Memphis
A high-impact educational program at the renowned Campbell Clinic, combined with Memphis-based social highlights, made for an informative and enjoyable Leadership Fellows Program (LFP) alumni meeting in early November. The aim of the LFP alumni gathering—the first in what will be a regularly planned, annual event—was to augment the experience of the one-year Leadership Fellows Program.
The Nov. 4-6 gathering kicked off with a reception and tour of the Museum of Modern Spinal Surgery, located in the headquarters of Medtronic Sofamor Danek. Next on the agenda was a tour of the Campbell Clinic, followed by discussions on the future of orthopaedics, research, and various LFP projects. New Orleans native Michelle M. Zembo, MD, shared her experiences with Hurricane Katrina, and Duane Belongie, MD—an orthopaedic resident at Tulane University during the hurricane—told his story of survival. Dr. Belongie now resides in Memphis, where he is continuing his training at the Campbell Clinic.
At the conclusion of business, the group made the trek to Graceland for an “Afternoon with Elvis,” visited the National Civil Rights Museum, and later enjoyed a barbecue dinner followed by some blues at B.B. King’s on Beale Street.
The LFP is a one-year program designed to facilitate the development of future orthopaedic leaders. It combines didactic leadership training with an ongoing mentoring program that matches each participant with an established leader within the AAOS. For more information on the LFP, visit the online.