Registration Open for ACGME Annual Educational Conference March 9-12, 2017

Conference Convenes Graduate Medical Education Community in Orlando for Three Days of Education and Networking

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 21, 2016) - Registration is open for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Annual Educational Conference taking place March 9-12, 2017 at Rosen Single Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. This year's conference, themed Igniting Innovation, is the tenth consecutive Annual Educational Conference, which has grown in content, attendance, and reach each year.

The ACGME Annual Educational Conference is one of the largest gatherings of graduate medical educators in the world, and unites institutional leadership and administrators, faculty members, program directors, program coordinators, residents and fellows, and others who are passionate about igniting the sparks of innovation in graduate medical education (GME) to serve the ACGME mission.

Online registration will be available through Friday, February 3, 2017. Early Bird registration ends January 13, 2017. Learn more and register.

Session topics at this year's event include physician well-being, the Milestones, the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program, and the ACGME self-study, among others. Specialty-specific sessions (including Town Halls and an update on Osteopathic Recognition), and sessions on the Accreditation Data System (ADS) will also be featured, as well as an osteopathic pre-conference in collaboration with the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) focused on achieving ACGME Initial Accreditation, Osteopathic Recognition, scholarly activity, and a year in the life of a program director.

Key Sessions
This year's sessions, selected from submissions from the GME community across the world, focus on topics that improve the quality of residency and fellowship programs and spark innovation in GME. A sample of topics includes resident/fellow assessment, feedback techniques, resident remediation, the continued incorporation of quality improvement into residency and fellowship education, osteopathic topics, physician well-being, and many others, as well as poster sessions and the popular Exhibit Hall, this year including a new feature, the Career Corner.

Additional highlights are:

  • Marvin R. Dunn Keynote Address: Current Medical Education: Issues for Reflection
    Kelly Skeff, MD,. PhD, George DeForest Barnett Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Stanford University and Co-Director of the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers, a leader in faculty development and well-being
    Saturday, March 11
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Session 001: Medicine in the Era of EHRs and Quality Measurement: Will Physicians Ever be Happy Again?
    Robert M. Wachter, MD
    Friday, March 10
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Session 002: Health Transformation Using Cognitive Insights... Providers Meet Watson
    Tina Moen, PharmD
    Friday, March 10
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Session 003: Breaking Down the Barriers to Diversity and Inclusion
    Joan Y. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA
    Friday, March 10
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lodging and Transportation
The ACGME is hosting the event for the first time at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, which is just minutes away from world famous attractions such as Universal Orlando, Disney World, Sea World, and others. The ACGME has secured discounted room rates at this hotel, as well as at the Rosen Plaza and Rosen Centre. All three hotels are about a 15-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport (MCO), and free shuttles will be available between the airport and the conference.

Register for the 2017 Annual Educational Conference

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The ACGME is a private, non-profit, professional organization responsible for the accreditation of approximately 10,000 residency and fellowship programs and the approximately 800 institutions that sponsor these programs in the United States. Residency and fellowship programs educate approximately 125,000 resident and fellow physicians in 150 specialties and subspecialties. The ACGME's mission is to improve health care and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through accreditation.

Contact Information:

Susan White
Director Communications
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