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March 26 - March 28, 2020

Thursday, March 26th

2020 Annual Meeting Agenda in PDF format

To see the 2020 Annual Meeting agenda with descriptions in PDF format click here:  Agenda with descriptions

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Shoal Creek AB

Pre-Conference Workshop: Educator's Forum (Optional; pre-registration required)

This session will focus on the interests and needs of AIAMC educators, including Program Directors, DIOs and Administrators.  The intent of the program is to exchange good ideas and receive advice on educational dilemmas you may be facing.  All attendees are welcome to make a brief presentation and the forum will be driven by the shared issues identified.  This workshop will be highly interactive and offers an excellent opportunity to begin networking with AIAMC colleagues before the Annual Meeting’s official kick-off mid-day.  Please note that seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Shoal Creek AB

Pre-Conference Book Club (Optional: pre-registration required)

Back by popular demand is the 3rd Annual AIAMC Book Club!  This year’s selected readings are:

1.      Rafael Campo article and poems:

2.      Carver poem:

We are taking the hypothesis that literature has something to teach us about the humanity of medicine, a much- needed tonic for our times.  The format of this session will be thought provoking and provide an interactive method designed to increase awareness of humanity in medicine.  Please note that seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Llano (Lower Level)

Welcome Lunch for First-Time Attendees

Attendance is limited to first-time attendees and invited guests.  If you register for this luncheon, please make your travel plans accordingly.

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Royal BC

Annual Meeting Opens

Robert Dressler, MD, MBA, AIAMC President and Quality and Safety Officer, Academic and Medical Affairs, Christiana Care Health System

Richard Vath, Jr., MAEd, 2020 Annual Meeting Chair and Sr. Director & Dean of Education for Academic Affairs, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Royal BC

Keynote Address: Value of Interprofessional Leadership

Mark Hertling, DBA, Lieutenant General, US Army (retired); Advisor, AdventHealth Leadership Institute; and Senior Military Analyst, CNN

As healthcare increases in complexity, healthcare organizations are applying resources to design and execute leader development programs.  This presentation will show examples of these programs and how an interprofessional approach to leader development is the most effective.

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Wildflower Atrium

Break; Exhibits Open

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Shoal Creek A
Shoal Creek B
Shoal Creek C

Three Concurrent Breakout Workshops (Please choose only one)

Session #1:  Incorporating Continuous Quality Improvement Methods (CQI) into the Annual Program and Institution Evaluation Process:  Ascension Providence Rochester/Wayne State University

Tsveti Markova, MD, Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

R. Brent Stansfield, PhD, Director of Education, Graduate Medical Education

This interactive session provides a blueprint for applying continuous quality improvement (CQI) methods to your program evaluation. The Wayne State University GME Office has adopted these methods for its Annual Program (APE) and Institutional Evaluations (AIR) (Stansfield & Markova, in press) and will share evidence of its impact and wisdom acquired from the process. The presentation will detail Specific-Measurable-Accountable-Realistic-Timely (SMART) Action Items, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles, and briefly describe a novel approach to generating actionable Dashboards from quantitative and qualitative information. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to incorporate SMART Action Items, PDSA Cycles, and structured Dashboards to their APE and AIR processes, and draft a set of individualized Action Items for application to their own programs and institutions.

Session #2:  Faculty Development for Where the Puck Will Be in 2025:  Aurora Health Care and Advocate Health Care

Judith Gravdal, MD, Chair, Family Medicine, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Carla Kelly, DO, Chair and Program Director, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Aurora Health

Tricia La Fratta, MBA, Manager, Graduate Medical Education, Aurora Health Care

Deborah Simpson, PhD, Director of Education, Academic Affairs, Aurora Health Care

LuAnn Wilkerson, EdD, Associate Dean for Assessment & Faculty Development and Professor of Medical Education, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas

The roles and expectations of educators are growing/changing in response to the evolution of medicine and the sciences of improvement, learning and teaching. These changes require that GME faculty accept new educator roles and perform in existing educator roles with more expertise, while maintaining the long-held purpose of educating the next generation of physicians. With the new ACGME Faculty Development (FD) requirements, many GME leaders and faculty are struggling to provide meaningful and cogent FD.  This session will activate participants to identify barriers to FD, use those barriers to identify realistic 1st solution steps resulting in practical approaches to 2025 educator role-based FD.

Session #3:  Supporting Inclusion Culture: Creating a Forum for Safe Discussion:  Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital - OhioHealth

Joel Shaw MD, Director of Medical Education, Grant Medical Center

Nanette Lacuesta, MD, System Program Director, Student Outreach, OhioHealth  

As we strive to have more diversity within residency programs, we must make a conscious effort to also support inclusion. We define inclusion as an environment where all can thrive and succeed while being their whole selves. Residency programs are skilled in teaching clinical skills, but often struggle teaching cultural competency and developing a safe environment for this discussion. This session will assist in self-assessment of your program’s inclusion efforts and provide a model to develop a case-based curriculum to open discussion and learning around inclusion and cultural competence. This session will include education and role modeling on facilitating discussions following the tenets of emotional intelligence (EQ) and allow participants the opportunity to practice facilitation of a group discussion.

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Houston Room

Optional Afternoon Workshop with Keynote Speaker Mark Hertling

Mark Hertling, DBA, Lieutenant General, US Army (retired); AdventHealth Leadership Institute; and Senior Military Analyst, CNN

Get a jump start on Dr. Hertling’s keynote address and prepare to roll up your sleeves and tackle the complex and timely topic of interprofessional leader development.  Successful approaches will be shared, and workshop attendees will leave the session with tools in their toolkits to develop and implement programs in their home institutions.  Please note that seating is limited and that a separate registration fee is required.  

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hill Country Pavilion

Reception (Optional; pre-registration required)

Friday, March 27th

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Wildflower Atrium

Buffet Breakfast; Exhibits Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Royal BC

Plenary 1: It's About Connection: C-Suite + Educators + Patients

Steve Markovich, MD, President and CEO, OhioHealth

This session will explore the importance of connecting the dots to support medical education in an independent academic healthcare institution.

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Wildflower Atrium

Break; Exhibits Open

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Royal BC

Plenary 2: Achieving Value Through Awareness, Appropriateness and Affordability

Christopher Moriates, MD, Executive Director, Costs of Care; Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and Associate Chair for Quality, Safety & Value, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas

This session will describe our shared motivation for providing value-based health care for our patients. It is not related to readmissions penalties. And it is not primarily the realm of financial experts. We will discuss the progression from awareness (transparency and recognizing the physical and financial harms of overuse) to appropriateness (Choosing Wisely and cutting out clinical waste) to affordability for patients. Dr. Moriates will also provide examples about how physicians, administrators, data scientists and others can all work together to figure out how to provide the best care at lowest cost. 

10:40 am - 11:55 am

Shoal Creek A
Shoal Creek B
Shoal Creek C

Three Concurrent Breakout Workshops (Please choose only one)

Session #4:  Cross-Continuum Competencies in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: Realizing Greater Value Via QIPS Outcomes:  Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Rebecca Blanchard, PhD, Senior Director of Education, Baystate Health and Assistant Dean for Education, Univ Mass Medical School Baystate

Lisa Howley, PhD, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships, AAMC

Over 18 months, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) developed new quality improvement and patient safety competencies (QIPS) for use across the continuum of medical education. Authored by a diverse working group of individuals (includes representatives from the LCME, ACGME, ACCME, AACN, the Informed Patient Institute, the Veterans Administration, as well as trainees and select member medical schools and teaching hospitals), with input from 100s of stakeholders, the tiered competencies in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) are intended for use across the continuum (UME, GME, CME) for curriculum development and formative assessment. During this session, the AAMC QIPS Initiative will be described and exemplars from IAMCs that have successfully integrated competencies into their curriculum will be shared. An interactive exercise will be included to determine value propositions for achieving the QIPS competencies. 

Session #5:  Recruitment Mentoring:  Guiding Underrepresented in Medicine Students into Your Residency Program:  OhioHealth

Alexandra Blood, DO, Resident, Family Medicine

Nanette Lacuesta, MD, System Program Director, Student Outreach

Addressing racial disparities in health care has been identified as a key initiative in medical education and in national medical advocacy groups.  A key recommendation by the AAMC to address this initiative is to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the U.S. physician workforce.   This interactive seminar will help you identify the needs of your residency program for recruiting underrepresented in medicine (URM) students, identify metrics for success, and create strategies to use mentoring and other tactics as to meet your goals.  The participants will learn about a unique recruitment mentoring program created by an independent academic medical center with over 380 residents in over 30 residency programs in response to a need to increase the diversity of the medical staff, in partnership with affiliated medical schools. The mentoring program provides personal support, a longitudinal curriculum for professional development, an annual stipend for travel and other professional development, and opportunities for loan repayment if the student successfully matches into a residency program within the hospital system.  Retention data, return on investment, and lessons learned along the journey of developing this 10-year old program will be shared.  A resident physician who participated in the program as a medical student will share their personal reflections on how the program impacted their personal and professional development and influenced their decision to continue in the hospital system.  At the end of the session, the participants will have a guided session to craft a proposal for implementing program-specific initiatives in mentoring and other tactics for recruitment of URM students into their residency programs.  Future work to address key issues for URM recruitment, including rotation access, unintentional effect of filters in ERAS, and perception of social isolation, will also be shared.

Session #6:  Building a Culture of Respect to Drive Quality, Safety and Engagement:  Virginia Mason Medical Center

Lynne Chafetz, JD, Senior Vice President for GME and General Counsel

Donna Smith, MD, Executive Medical Director

Learn how one organization has intentionally cultivated and supported a culture of respect for people as a foundation of high quality care, remarkable patient experience and joy in medicine.  Employing multiple approaches including: inclusive patient engagement strategies, team member participation in gap identification and curriculum design, ongoing accountability and integration into efforts across the organization. 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hill Country Pavilion

Lunch, to include Vendor Partner Intros/Overviews and Annual Town Hall Meeting

Meet the AIAMC’s 2020 vendor partners and attend our annual Town Hall.  Highlights of the past year will be shared, and new Directors and Officers of the Board appointed.

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Royal BC

National Initiative VII Meeting Two

Annual Meeting attendees are welcome to attend some or all of the National Initiative sessions on Friday afternoon.  Or, you may choose to focus on your personal well-being by enjoying the resort’s spa and golf amenities.  

6:30 pm

Barton Creek Country Club - Governors Ballroom

Annual Awards Dinner (All meeting attendees invited)

This event is always a sell-out; plan now to attend and enjoy a most memorable evening with your AIAMC colleagues and friends.  Enjoy an amazing dining experience at the exclusive Barton Creek Country Club located just steps away from our conference venue.  Please note that seating is limited and that a separate registration fee is required.   The registration fee covers your dinner and one complimentary drink ticket. 

Saturday, March 28th

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Wildflower Atrium

Buffet Breakfast; Exhibits Open

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Royal BC

Plenary 3: Value of Teaming: An Improv Appraoch

Mike Eppehimer, MHSA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, The Medical Group, Christiana Care

This fun, thought-provoking and interactive session will  introduce the audience to the principles of improvisation and demonstrate how those principles can create better leaders and teams.  We will explore the uses of improvisational techniques in healthcare environments and demonstrate how the artistic concepts of improv help to compliment, and enhance, our traditional approaches to improvement science.  The audience will take away broader concepts and specific techniques that will help them to improve their personal leadership approach and the performance of their teams.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Wildflower Atrium

Break; Exhibits Open

10:00 am 10:45 am

Royal BC

Poster Slam

The four highest-rated poster submissions will be presented in a poster slam, i.e., executive summary, format by the following AIAMC members:

An OSCE Opioid Management Case:  Correlations with Residents’ Systems-Based Practice Milestones

Tsveti Markova, MD, Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, Ascension Providence Rochester/Wayne State School of Medicine 

You Can Lead a Horse to Water but…. Do Learners Access Web Resources Recommended During F2F Educational Sessions?

Deborah Simpson, PhD, Director of Education, Academic Affairs, Aurora Health Care 

Teaming to Advocate for Rural Healthcare Education Across the Micro to Macro Continuum

Virginia Mohl, MD, PhD, DIO/Medical Director of Education, Billings Clinic

A Novel Community-Based Psychiatry Residency Program: A Collaborative and Inter-Institutional Approach

Chanteau Ayers, Director, Medical Education Administration, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Wildflower Atrium

Staffed Poster Displays, including National Initiative VII Storyboards

All posters will be displayed throughout the entire Annual Meeting; this session is dedicated to staffed display.  These include posters that support our Annual Meeting focus areas as well as all National Initiative VII storyboards.  Prepare to be impressed and inspired by this collective body of work!

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Royal BC

Plenary 4: Value of the Patient's Voice (Closing Session and Boxed Lunch)

Kevin Weiss, MD, Sr. Vice President, Institutional Accreditation, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

This presentation will review the new focus on the patient’s role in establishing an optimal of the Clinical Learning Environment.  As part of this presentation, the new CLER Pathways to excellence focus on teaming and the role of patient in the clinical team will be discussed.  Additionally, the participants will be introduced to the new CLER’s sub-protocol focusing on the patient perspective of their clinical learning environment.  The participants will be asked to engage in a discussion on the various ways to enhancing patient engagement in their clinical learning environment increases the quality and value of their clinical care.