2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

Event Information:

Dates: March 12-16, 2011

Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego and San Diego Convention Center-Hall D



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Interprofessional Education: Teaching and Learning Together for Better Health

See the future—not just of dental education, but of all health professions education—at the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, Interprofessional Education: Teaching and Learning Together for Better Health. The premier event in academic dentistry will take place in sunny San Diego in an ocean front setting. Make plans now to join your colleagues at theend of the winter! This event provides a unique opportunity for dental and other health care educators to share ideas and information and build networks to strengthen our ability to promote change.

And the health professions and higher education worlds are changing fast: working within new financial constraints, meeting the needs of more and differing patients and students, and applying new information to routine tasks. The 2011 ADEA Annual Session& Exhibition is one of the best ways to prepare for this kind of change.

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Plenary Speakers:

Frans Johansson

ADEA Opening Ceremony with Awards and Plenary Session, featuring Frans Johansson, M.B.A.
Sunday, March 13
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the ADEA Corporate Council

Mr. Johansson is the founder of both a medical device company and a software company, as well as the author of The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts and Cultures. His book explores how innovation happens when people look beyond their expertise and put resources together in new combinations. It was named a "Top 10 Business Book of the Year" by Amazon.com and one of the "Best Books on Innovation" by BusinessWeek.


Mr. Johansson will take attendees on a journey to "The Intersection," a place where ideas collide to ignite extraordinary innovation. He will show the results of collaboration among people with diverse experiences, skills, expertise, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures, and help attendees understand what they need to do to break down silos and bring out the best everyone has to give.

Mr. Johansson has lived his life at The Intersection; he was raised in Sweden by his African-American-Cherokee mother and Swedish father. Mr. Johansson earned a B.S. in Environmental Science at Brown University and an M.B.A. at Harvard Business School.


Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin

An Evening Plenary on Gender Issues: ADEA Discourse and Dessert (ticketed event) with Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A.
Sunday, March 13
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Healthcare Products, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.

The 18th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin provides the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and the health of the nation. She also oversees the operational command of 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health of Americans.

In 1995, Dr. Benjamin was the first physician under the age of 40 and the first African-American woman to be elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. She was also the first African-American woman to become president of a state medical society in the United States when she became President of the Medical Association State of Alabama in 2002.

With numerous awards, leadership positions, and board memberships, Dr. Benjamin is nationally recognized for her business acumen and humane approach to preventive medicine. ADEA members are invited to engage in dialogue with the U.S. Surgeon General, who will discuss the opportunities continuing to unfold for women and minorities as well as the challenges faced on her own path to achievement.


Michael Murphy

ADEA Political Spotlight and Plenary Session, featuring Michael E. Murphy
Monday, March 14
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

A political strategist and analyst, Michael E. Murphy has been called the leader of a "new breed" of campaign consultants by Congressional Quarterly. Mr. Murphy has handled strategy and advertising for more than 26 successful senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns. In the past decade, he has advised Senator John McCain, Governor Mitt Romney, and California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.

Mr. Murphy frequently appears on NBC's "Meet the Press" and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." In addition to his campaign work, Mr. Murphy also advises corporations and interest groups ranging from the Miami Heat to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Murphy attended the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In 2001, he was an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Anya Kamenetz

ADEA Plenary Session: Teaching and Learning Across Generations, featuring Anya Kamenetz
Tuesday, March 15
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Zimmer Dental

Ms. Kamenetz is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated Millennial who covers the future of business for Fast Company magazine and Yahoo! Finance.

Her Village Voice series was published as the book Generation Debt: The New Economics of Being Young, which posits that young people face unique and unprecedented economic challenges. Her most recent book, DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, explores how technological innovations will challenge fundamental assumptions of the U.S. higher education system.

Ms. Kamenetz will draw on her generation-specific experience and broad research, offering attendees insight into rising educational costs, debt load, technology use, work-life balance, and career passion. She is a graduate of Yale University.