Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 1:00pm
  • Track: Education
  • Location: Portland Ballroom 254
  • CME/CE: 4 - AMA Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits

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 NAS; (2) describe issues related to workforce recruitment

7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM

ACGME Update
Andrew N. Dentino, MD, RRC-IM, Representative

8:30 AM

Update in Workforce Recruitment
Eric Widera, MD & Nina Blachman, MD

  • 2019 NRMP Match Data
  • Workforce
  • All in Policy with ERAS
9:00 AM

Mini-Fair for Curricular Innovations/Tool Swap
Helen Fernandez, MD, MPH & Katherine A. Bennett, MD

10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM


•    New Jersey Fellowship Consortium - Joshua Raymond, MD
•    Most Difficult Case Consortium – Michael L. Malone, MD
•    Michigan Consortium – Kevin Foley, MD

10:35 AM

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.

11:05 AM

Quick Hit Topics

  • Leveraging our Collective Experience as Fellowship Directors with MyAGSOnline – Eric Widera, MD & Carrie B. Rubenstein, MD
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave – Steve R. Barczi, MD
  • Program Director Contracts – Kevin T. Foley, MD, AGSF & Steve R. Barczi, MD
  • Disaster Preparedness – Mitchell Heflin, MD, MHS
11:55 AM


12:05 PM 

“I’m Not Just a Coordinator Who Answers the Phones, I’m the Director of First Impressions” – AGE-ACT
Linda Ferrie, C-TAGME and Kelly Wheeler, LMS

12:25 PM

L. Gregory Pawlson, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF

12:45 PM

Closing Remarks