TIDE Talks Return in 2024
Saturday, Sept. 28

The Technology, Innovation, Disruption, and Entrepreneurship (TIDE) Committee is hosting a one-hour TED-like talk at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. This year's panel will be moderated by Lynn Jeffers, MD; and will feature Bruce Rosengard, MD, Geoff Gurtner, MD, and Justin Sacks, MD

As plastic surgeons, we have the unique skill set to think creatively and act outside the box to find solutions to various problems. From startups to established companies, these talks feature experts and innovators who drive change and create growth and progress opportunities.

They cover a wide range of topics, including new technologies, business strategies and innovative ideas that are transforming how we live and work.

The speakers may be proven visionaries outside the field of plastic surgery or possibly our colleagues who have disrupted the industry. By sharing their insights and experiences, these speakers will motivate and empower others to pursue their own entrepreneurial and technological ventures, and to develop novel solutions to the challenges we face as a society.

The session will explore how companies or practices can create a culture that encourages creativity, risk-taking and experimentation.

Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or simply curious about the latest trends in innovation and technology, these talks offer a wealth of knowledge and inspiration that can help you take your ideas to the next level.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of innovation and ways to foster a culture of innovation in their practice. Attendees should leave the session with a clear understanding of why innovation is so critical and how it can be a key driver of success.
  • Identify emerging technologies: The session will highlight important technologies such as artificial intelligence or blockchain and showcase how they may apply to plastic surgery.
  • Learn from successful entrepreneurs: The session will explore key traits and strategies that have helped them succeed such as perseverance, creativity, and the willingness to take risks.
  • Determine the tools for developing a startup: The session will provide practical advice and tips for starting and growing a successful startup through examples and sharing experiences.