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March 25 - March 27, 2021

Thursday, March 25th

AIAMC 2021 Annual Meeting and National Initiative VII Meeting Four (pdf document)

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10:00 - 10:15 ET

Annual Meeting Opens

Shelly Monks, AIAMC President and System Vice President, Academic Affairs, Ochsner Health System

Virginia “Ginny” Mohl, MD, PhD, 2021 Annual Meeting Chairman and DIO & Medical Director Education, Billings Clinic

10:15 - 11:45 ET

Keynote Address: Diversity and Inclusion in Medicine

Carl Allamby, MD, PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Resident, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

This inspirational presentation will share the personal story of transitioning from business to medicine. It will include historical trends in medicine regarding African Americans and underprivileged individuals and their communities as well as barriers to medicine Dr. Allamby has witnessed as a patient and provider. The need to continue to strive for fairness and equity in medicine will be addressed.

11:45 - 12:15 ET

Exhibit Hall

12:15 - 12:45 ET


12:45 - 1:45 ET

Plenary 1: Social Determinants of Health – Empowering Patients

Moderator: Becky Fleig, MEd, 2021 Annual Meeting Vice Chairman and Administrative Director, Graduate Medical Education, TirHealth

William McDade, MD, PhD, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, ACGME

AIAMC Team Leaders from National Initiative V Reactor Panel:  

Gillian Abshire, Director, GME, Virginia Mason Medical Center 

Elizabeth Beiter, MD, Assistant Program Director, Family Medicine, TriHealth

Medical education leaders are well aware of the social determinants of health and the importance of understanding disparities to ensure patients are empowered and provided the best possible quality outcomes.  Dr. William McDade, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, ACGME, will approach this topic in the unique and literature-supported approach of workforce diversity.  Two National Initiative V participants will then share how their 2015-2017 health disparity projects provided them with a starting point in addressing social determinants of health, how those early beginnings have been sustained, and how they are beginning to approach workforce diversity. 

1:45 - 3:15 ET

Optional American College of Radiology Virtual Escape Room Experience

Do you have what it takes to unlock the mystery of the missing radiologist? Follow clues to solve the puzzle and build teamwork, spark friendly competition, and support wellbeing along the way. In 2019, the American College of Radiology (ACR) created an escape room to engage medical students in radiology. But when COVID-19 emerged in early 2020 and social distancing took hold, it was no longer feasible to host the in-person program. The ACR team didn’t let that stop them, though. They quickly transformed the in-person activity into a virtual event. Join this session to participate in the virtual escape room, “Radiology Escapes — The Case of the Missing Radiologist.” Gather 4-6 teammates or signup as an individual player and get ready have fun!  The ACR team will close the session with technical tips and tricks and discuss lessons learned along the way to help you create a virtual escape room that delivers a unique and immersive educational experience. You will leave with the foundational knowledge necessary to build an activity that provides participants with a FUN way to increase collaboration, improve teamwork and communication, and enhance problem-solving skills. Please note that spots are limited, and pre-registration is required.

1:45 - 3:30 ET

Optional Afternoon Workshop: Moving Forward – Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Penny Williamson, ScD, Senior Facilitator and Mentor, Center for Courage and Renewal

Leadership takes courage in the best of times.  COVID-19 has placed unique challenges, risks and demands on healthcare leaders at an unending pace, with few if any opportunities for support and sense making in community.  None of us can this alone.  This highly interactive workshop will provide trustworthy space for deep listening to ourselves and each other – a place to explore important questions we have wanted to ask ourselves and share:  e.g., What has helped me to stay grounded, resilient and creative in this time of uncertainty and challenge? What have been the unexpected gifts of these months; the unexpected losses?  What do I want to remember moving forward?  Participants will write a letter to themselves to capture lessons and insights for the future.  Please note that seating is limited.

4:00 ET

Virtual Happy Hour/Networking Lounge

Friday, March 26th

10:00 - 11:00 ET

Plenary 2: Panel of Residents, Influencers and Response

Moderator: Virginia "Ginny" Mohl, MD, PhD, 2021 Annual Meeting Chairman and DIO & Medical Director Education, Billings Clinic

Medical Student:  Samantha Kropp, Co-Leader, Montana Chapter, National Student Response Network (NSRN), 

Resident:  Jake Mulinix, DO, Resident, Community Health Network

DIO:  Kyla Terhune, MD, MBA, Vice President for Educational Affairs and Associate Dean for GME, Vanderbilt Health

CEO: Ruric “Andy” Anderson, MD, CEO, RWJBarnabas-Rutgers Medical Group

2020 was a year like no other:  the perfect storm of social injustice, health inequity and a 100-year pandemic!  In this session, we will hear from a medical student, a resident, a DIO and a CEO.  Each presenter will reflect on the past year and their hopes for the future.  This across-the- continuum presentation will be eye-opening as we determine what experiences we had in common and what reactions may have been unique dependent upon our respective roles and realities. 

11:00 - 11:30 ET

Exhibit Hall

11:30 - 12:00 ET

Town Hall Meeting (Vendor Intros and BOD Appointments)

12:00 - 12:30 ET


12:30 - 4:00 ET

National Initiative VII Meeting Four

Annual Meeting attendees are welcome to attend some or all of the National Initiative sessions on Friday afternoon.  

12:30 - 12:40 ET

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Hania Janek, PhD, MSMEL, Vice President, Education, Baylor Scott & White Health and NI VII Chair 

12:40 - 1:25 ET

Keynote Speaker - Salvaging and Sustaining Interprofessional Teaming in a COVID-19 CLE

Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, MHM, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Learning Environment, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

This engaging presentation will motivate and inspire NI participants to salvage teaming in this unprecedented COVID-19 environment.  It will also equip attendees with practical tips and tools on how to sustain the improvements made during National Initiative VII.

1:30 - 3:00 ET

Capstone Presentations and Time Capsule Self-Reflection Exercise

Cohort One: Transitions of Care

AdventHealth - Orlando, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, HonorHealth, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, St. Luke's University Health System and Aurora Health Care OBGYN

Cohort Two: Interprofessional/Communication/Relationships

Bassett Medical Center, Baystate Health, Billings Clinic, Cedars-Sinai, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, TriHealth and Aurora Health Care Cardiology

Cohort Three: Clinical/Quality Outcomes

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Aurora Health Care Family Medicine, Community Health Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Ocean Medical Center and UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Cohort Four: Teaming to Improve Care

Baylor Scott & White Health, Christiana Care Health, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Aurora Health Care Internal Medicine

Cohort Five: Program/Education

HealthPartners, Main Line Health, Monmouth Medical Center, Ochsner Health Systems, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Aurora Health Care GME and Aurora Health Care Radiology

3:00 - 4:00 ET

Report Outs to Large Group

Facilitator: Nicole Telhiard, DNP, CPN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and NI VII Vice Chair

Cohorts - Selected Presentation and Summary of Time Capsule Exercise

National Advisory Council Members - Response to Capstone Presentations

4:00 ET

Virtual Happy Hour/Networking Lounge: Annual Awards "Presented"

In addition to our traditional Weinberg and Innovation awards, we will celebrate the conclusion of National Initiative VII and recognize all participating teams. 

Saturday, March 27th

10:00 - 11:00 ET

Plenary 3: National Initiative VII Summative Presentations and NAC Response Panel: Cohorts One, Two and Three

Be ready to be inspired by the learnings and outcomes of 18 National Initiative VII teams whose work focused in the following areas:  Transitions of Care, Interprofessional/Communication/Relationships and Clinical/Quality Outcomes.  Three 15-minute presentations will be given:  one for each of the cohort groups, followed by a reactor panel of National Advisory Council members.

11:00 - 11:45 ET

Poster Slam

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

Building an Interprofessional Continuing Education Program to Optimize Teamwork and Patient Outcomes: Colleen Nichols, MD, Medical Director-CME, Advocate Aurora Health

Defining the Value Equation for GME - What Leaders Value and the Evidence of GME's ROI for Our SystemDeborah Simpson, PhD, Director-Education, Advocate Health Care

Patient and Provider Perceptions of Rapid Telehealth Implementation During COVID-19 Pandemic: Amanda Solch, MSW, Program Manager, Performance Excellence, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Healthcare Career Exposure to a Socioeconomic Diverse High School Student Population During the COVID Pandemic: Lauren Knowles, Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Education and Programs Coordinator, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Enhancing Value-Based Care with Walk-in Clinic Hours: A PCP Intervention to Decrease Low Acuity Emergency Room Over-Utilization: Derek Baughman, MD, Resident Physician, PGY-2, WellSpan Health

11:45 - 12:30 ET

Plenary 4: National Initiative VII Summative Presentations and NAC Response Panel: Cohorts Four and Five

Be ready to be inspired by the learnings and outcomes of 9 National Initiative VII teams whose work focused in the following areas:  Teaming to Improve Care and Program/Education.  Two 15-minute presentations will be given:  one for each of the cohort groups, followed by a reactor panel of National Advisory Council members.

12:30 - 1:30 ET

Plenary 5: Closing Session: Until the Bitter Weather Passes: Well-Being and Courage in Times of Stress

Dael Waxman, MD, Professor of Family Medicine; Medical Director, Physician Well-Being for Medical Education; Medical Director, Patient-Centered Programming, CMC Mercy Atrium Health

The psychological impact of the pandemic is far greater than the physical. How we meet, integrate, and adapt to it determines our individual and collective well-being.  This presentation will highlight learners’ and educators’ stories of challenge and triumph to illustrate evidence-based approaches to well-being.