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April 05 - April 06, 2024

Friday, April 05th


Salon B

Welcome and Opening Remarks

NI IX Co-Chairs Rajiv Gala, MD, FACOG, Designated Institutional Official, Ochsner Health System, and James “JP” Orlando, EdD, Chief GME Officer and DIO, St. Luke’s University Health Network


Salon B

Personal Story

Adrian Singson, MD FACP, Program Director, Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine


Salon B

Didactic Presentation

Jill Stoltzfus, PhD Senior Network Director, GME Data Measurement and Outcomes Assessment St. Lukes University Health Network


Salon B

Cohort Breakout Instructions


Santa Rita
Executive Boardroom

Cohort Breakouts: Sharing of Storyboards and Institutional Team Time

1:55 pm – 2:10 pm: Storyboard Presentations (10 minutes per team)

2:10 pm – 2:20 pm:  Break (Foyer -AB)

2:20 pm – 2:50 pm: Tabletop Worksheet with Institutional Team Time

2:50 pm – 3:20 pm: Facilitators to moderate & NAC members share observations 

3:20 pm – 3:45 pm: Cohorts 

3:45 – 4:05pm

Salon B

Reports Out


Bill's Grill

Ben’s Bells Service Activity

We are so pleased to announce a NEW and FIRST-EVER service project to take place at our annual meeting and Meeting Two in Tucson.  This meaningful addition to our program will take place outdoors at the resort on Friday, April 5th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  The AIAMC will cover the costs of this event; however, pre-registration is required and limited to the first 75 people who sign up.

In 2002, Jeannette Maré’s life changed forever when her son, Ben, died suddenly just before his third birthday. In the months following his death, Jeannette and her friends and family began making ceramic wind chimes – the first Ben’s Bells – in her backyard studio. Being surrounded by supportive people and working with clay toward a common goal was therapeutic for her family and their healing.  Hear her moving story first-hand here: 

Since 2003, Ben’s Bells has been operating as a nonprofit, growing kindness education programs, and continuing to distribute thousands of Bells every year. Today, Bells are found all over the world and their free kindness education programming has reached over 1.6 million students.

The leadership team at Ben’s Bells assures us no artistic talent is required and that all materials are non-toxic and non-staining.  There will be one-half hour between the end of this event and the start of our awards dinner, allowing you plenty of time to change clothes if you wish.  You also do not need to stay the entire 90 minutes, as the activity is organized for come-and-go-flow.


Canyon Club

Annual Awards Dinner

Enjoy a most memorable evening as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the AIAMC and honor the 2024 Weinberg and Innovation Award winners.  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, April 06th



Breakfast and Networking


Salon B

Plenary 3 and Keynote Address for NI IX Mtg Two: Social and Moral Determinants of Health

LaMenta Conway, MD, MPH, Deputy Chief of Health Services, Illinois Department of Corrections and Founder & Board President, I Am Abel Foundation



Break; Exhibits Open


Salon B

Poster Slam

Offering RESPITE: Residents Expressing the Stress of the Profession in a Therapeutic Environment

Eleanor King, MD, Program Director: Family Medicine, Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital

Creating Community Across Graduate Medical Education Programs through a Shared Noon Conference

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

Social Determinants of Health and Healthcare Utilization in Congestive Heart Failure by Liver Stiffness Category

Prima Hapsari Wulandari, MD, Internal Medicine Resident, Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital

An Analysis of Family Medicine Residents Attitudes Towards High School STEM Curriculum and STEM Student Interest in Medicine

James Ding, MD, Family Medicine Resident, Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean University Medical Center

Cultivating Resident Research at a Large Public Healthcare Network

Somer Blair, Manager of Biostatistics, JPS Health Network


Foyer AB

Staffed Poster Displays, including National Initiative IX Storyboards


Salon B

Plenary 4: Closing Session on “Flourishing in Medicine” and Boxed Lunch

Kimara Ellefson, National Director of Partnerships, Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine

What would it look like for clinical learning and practice environments to support a wholeness of being and doing, along with competency and continuous improvement? How might that improve quality of life for those who work, learn and receive care in those settings? Although the rapid pace of change within healthcare can pose challenges, it also presents a powerful opportunity to reimagine existing practices and mental models. This session will explore how a framework for flourishing can serve as the north star when reconsidering current approaches within academic medicine. Learn how the foundational concepts of character, caring and practical wisdom offer a path to shaping organizational cultures of flourishing for all.