Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • Location: S. Hemisphere I
  • CME/CE: 4.0 - AMA Credits, AAFP Prescribed Credits, AMDA Management Credits, Nursing Credits

Additional fee session
Sponsored by the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP)

This interactive pre-conference will provide participants with essential knowledge and leadership skills to successfully manage their geriatrics programs and grow in the field.  Through problem solving activities and communication presentations, attendees will learn how to advocate for geriatrics through national and local channels, develop and manage faculty, and get a better understanding of how to leverage local fundraising opportunities.  Learning Objectives: (1) explore lessons learned by key senior leaders about politics and power and utilize this expertise to overcome challenges and further opportunities for programmatic growth, engagement and advocacy;  (2) utilize effective communication skills to impact interactions with faculty and peers; and (3) identify perceptual gaps that may impede colleagues, executives, policymakers, and even the public from thinking about “aging” as an issue in which we all have a stake.

2:00 PM Welcome & Introduction
Sharon A. Brangman, MD
2:05 PM Advocating for Geriatrics at the Local and National Levels
Jane Louise Campbell, Paul R. Katz, MD &Michael R. Wasserman, MD, CMD
3:05 PM Small Group Discussion
  • Burnout
    Facilitator: Tanya R. Gure, MD & Lesca Hadley, MD 
  • How Division Chiefs Spend their Time
    Facilitators: Jeffrey D. Schlaudecker, MD, MEd, FHM; Greg A. Sachs, MD, FACP; Craig D. Rubin, MD; Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, CMD, AGSF, FACP
  • Faculty Development
    Facilitators: James W. Campbell, MD, MS & Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH
4:05 PM Break
4:20 PM Can You Hear Me (Correctly) Now? Reframing Aging in Academic Geriatrics
Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH & Daniel E. Trucil, MA, MPH
5:15 PM Final Thoughts/Closing Remarks
5:30 PM ADGAP Mentoring Session