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Pre-Conference Courses

2018 ACGME Annual Educational Conference

View the  Conference Brochure and Agendas for the Pre-Conference Courses described below.

Introductory Course for New Program Directors
Thursday, March 1
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This course is designed for program directors new to the accreditation process. Sessions will include information about the ACGME and the Review Committees, ACGME data collection systems, and an overview of the review process. Both unwritten and written jobs of the program director will be covered. There will also be discussion about how to approach challenging issues that arise with programs and residents/fellows in administrative and educational roles. The course will include didactic presentations and small-group exercises with time for questions and perspectives from Review Committee Chairs who are current or former program directors. There will be a session at the end for individuals who are applying for Initial Accreditation of domestic programs.

Target Audience: Program Directors

ACGME/AODME Pre-Conference for Osteopathic Programs and Institutions
Thursday, March 1
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This course is intended for AOA-approved programs and institutions that wish to learn more about ACGME accreditation and Osteopathic Recognition. The ACGME is delighted to partner again with the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) in delivering this course and offering focused sessions designed to appeal to the broad group of osteopathic educators and leaders in various stages of transitioning to ACGME accreditation. The course is highly interactive with didactic presentations and concurrent breakout sessions. There will be ample time for questions.

Target Audience: Osteopathic Program Directors, Directors of Medical Education (DMEs)/Designated Institutional Officials (DIOs), Chief Academic Officers, OPTI Staff Members, Program Coordinators, and GME Office Personnel

DIO 101: The Basics of Institutional Accreditation
Thursday, March 1
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This pre-conference course is intended specifically for new designated institutional officials (DIOs). Didactic and interactive learning activities will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the DIO, especially as they relate to overseeing ACGME-accredited programs and ensuring compliance with ACGME requirements.

Target Audience: New DIOs

DIO 102: Innovation in the Working and Learning Environment
Thursday, March 1
12:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This pre-conference course, intended for both new and experienced designated institutional officials (DIOs), will emphasize the professional development of the DIO as a health systems leader. In this half-day course, DIOs will learn to lead the transformation of their Sponsoring Institution into a “learning organization” that fosters continuous improvement through strategic planning and structured educational activities, and encourages the integration of graduate medical education (GME) and the clinical learning environment.

Target Audience: DIOs

Coordinator Forum: Inner Dimensions of the Program Coordinator
Thursday, March 1
8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
This year’s Coordinator Forum, Inner Dimensions of the Program Coordinator, will feature a day-long series of sessions designed for new and experienced coordinators to gain knowledge and network with their colleagues. The Forum will offer three plenary sessions for coordinators at all levels. There will also be three breakout sessions with multiple topic choices that have been selected to enhance coordinator education.

Target Audience: All Coordinators

Conference Information

March 1-4, 2018

Where: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida

Registration will be open from early November through Friday, February 2, 2018

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Save the Dates!
2019 ACGME Annual Educational Conference
March 7-10, 2019
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
Orlando, Florida

2020 ACGME Annual Educational Conference
February 27-March 1, 2020
Hilton Bayfront and Marriott Marquis
San Diego, California 

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