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Pre-Conference Courses

2017 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 9
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This course is designed for new program directors 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. Unwritten, as well as 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 breakout sessions 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 ACGME accreditation of domestic programs.

Target Audience: Program Directors

ACGME/AODME Pre-Conference for Osteopathic Programs and Institutions
Thursday, March 9
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This course is intended for AOA-approved programs and institutions that wish to learn more about ACGME accreditation and Osteopathic Recognition. This year, we are delighted to partner with the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) in delivering this course, enabling us to offer focused sessions that appeal to the broad group of osteopathic educators and leaders who are in various stages of transitioning to ACGME accreditation. The design of the course is highly interactive with didactic presentations, concurrent breakout sessions, and specialty sessions with the Review Committee Executive Directors. 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 9
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The ACGME is pleased to offer this pre-conference course intended specifically for new designated institutional officials (DIOs). The half-day course will utilize didactic and small-group learning activities to familiarize participants with the roles and responsibilities of the DIO, especially as they relate to the management of institutional GME accreditation.

Target Audience: New DIOs

DIO 102: Innovation in the Working and Learning Environment
Thursday, March 9
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This pre-conference course, designed for both new and experienced designated institutional officials (DIOs), will emphasize the professional development of the DIO as an educational leader. In this half-day course, DIOs will learn to transform the Sponsoring Institution into a “learning organization” that fosters continuous improvement through systems thinking, strategic planning, and structured educational activities.

Target Audience: New and Experienced DIOs

Coordinator Forum: Sparking Innovation
Thursday, March 9
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This year’s Coordinator Forum 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 a panel discussion on Innovation: Coordinator Style and two plenary sessions for coordinators at all levels. There will be three breakout sessions with plenty of topic choices that have been selected from the GME community to enhance coordinator education.

Target Audience: New and Experienced Coordinators

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