Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 1:00pm
  • Track: Education
  • CME/CE: 4.0

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

The role of the geriatrics fellowship director is complex and involves a variety of activities and responsibilities. This session will present practical instruction for both new and seasoned fellowship directors.  Learning Objectives: (1) review changes to the ACGME fellowship program requirements and the Toolbox website; (2) describe issues related to workforce recruitment; and (3) review innovative educational materials and tools.

7:30 AM Breakfast 
8:00 AM ACGME Update 
Andrew N. Dentino, MD, RRC-IM, Representative 
8:15 AM

Update in Workforce Recruitment 

  • NRMP All In Policy 
  • Guidelines for Interview and Post-Interview Communication  
  • AIRE Proposal/Medicine-Geriatrics Integrated Residency and Fellowship Update  
    Brooke E. Salzman, MD; Sonica Bhatia, MD; Angela K. Beckert, MD
  • Innovative Recruitment Ideas
9:00 AM Networking
Helen Fernandez, MD
Attendees will spend 15 minutes at their table discussing innovative ideas being implemented at their home institution. The group will then select one innovation to present to the full group during the report out.  
9:30 AM Quick Hit Topics – Part I
  • Fellowship Program Directors Handbook 
    Pei Chen, MD; Ganesh P. Merugu, MD, CMD
  • Geri Milestones  
    Steve Barczi, MD
  • ACGME Toolbox Website
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Mini-Fair for Curricular Innovations/Tool Swap
Helen Fernandez, MD; Katherine A. Bennett, MD
Fellowship Program Directors will present innovative educational materials and tools at individual tables around the Preconference room in which attendees will be able to rotate between. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about how the tools are utilized and ask questions. 
11:15 AM

Quick Hit Topics – Part IIEric W. Widera, MD

  •  Cognitive Screening  
    Eric W. Widera, MD
  • Faculty Development 
    Kevin T. Foley, MD
  • Succession Planning  
    Steve Barczi, MD & Elizabeth Chapman, MD
  • ACGME-I 
    Kevin T. Foley, MD
11:45 PM Break
12:00 PM Blazing the Trail Together: How a Program Director & Coordinator Can ‘Divide and Conquer’
Linda Ferrie, C-TAGME; Ericka E. Tung, MD, MPH
12:20 PM Pre-Fellowship Procedural Requirements
Bruce Leff, MD
12:35 PM Closing/Open Mic and Call for Future Topics