Pre-conference Session

  • Date:
  • Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Track: Professional Development
  • CME/CE: 2.5 - AMA Credits, CMD Management Credits, Nursing Credits, Pharmacy 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.  Participants will have the opportunity to hear from three generations of Division Chiefs in various settings around the country and learn from their challenges and successes. Session leaders will guide discussion and ensure key takeaways are shared. Participants will also hear from a strategic communications expert on how to use language and tell compelling stories to enhance your program. Through small group activities, attendees will learn how to successfully deliver an elevator speech and practice their newly acquired skills. We also will provide tools and frameworks to guide participants’ learning to help them apply these approaches after the workshop. 

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: (1); Utilize effective communication skills to impact interactions with leadership, potential supporters, faculty and peers; and (2) Identify strategies to effectively run a division. 

2:30 PM Welcome & Introduction    
Sharon A. Brangman, MD, AGSF
2:35 PM Tag You’re It – Lessons Learned from 3 Generations of Division Chiefs                
Moderator: Mriganka Singh, MD
Presenters: Lisa M. Walke, MD, MSHA; Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH, AGSF; James W. Campbell, MD, MS
3:15 PM Making Your Case and Standing Your Ground - Part I    
Dave A. Yewman, BA
4:45 PM Break
4:55 PM Making Your Case and Standing Your Ground - Part II
Dave A. Yewman, BA
5:25 PM Final Thoughts/Closing Remarks    
Sharon A. Brangman, MD, AGSF