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 
    Eric Widera, MD
  • NRMP All in Policy
  • Guidelines for Interview and Post-Interview Communication  
    Skotti D. Church, MD
  • AIRE Proposal/Medicine-Geriatrics Integrated Residency and Fellowship Update  
    Brooke E. Salzman, MD; Sonica Bhatia, MD; Angela K. Beckert, MD
  • Innovative Recruitment Ideas
8:45 AM Networking– Innovative Recruitment, Evaluation, and Faculty Development Ideas
Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
Attendees will spend 15 minutes at their table discussing innovative recruitment/evaluation/faculty development ideas being implemented at their home institution. The group will then select one innovation to present to the full group during the report out. 
9:00 AM ACGME Milestone 2.0 Development and Toolbox Website Update
Laura Edgar, EdD, CAE & Steve Barczi, MD
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Mini-Fair for Curricular Innovations/Tool Swap
Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH; 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 

  • Succession Planning  
    Steve Barczi, MD & Elizabeth N. Chapman, MD
  • ACGME-I 
    Kevin T. Foley, MD
  • Fellowship Program Directors Handbook 
    Pei Chen, MD & Ganesh Merugu, MD
  • Leadership Course  
    Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
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