As the extraordinary challenges continue this year, the importance of staying connected—to family and friends, to immediate colleagues, to the osteopathic community, and to the graduate medical education (GME) community at large—has never been more critical. The 2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference is intended precisely to provide those in GME with a convenient, accessible way to keep in touch, to reenergize, and to continue to learn and grow as healers and educators.
For the osteopathic community, the ACGME is pleased once again to partner with the Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) for the ACGME/AOGME Osteopathic Recognition Pre-Conference. This pre-conference will feature a half-day-long series of sessions on topics including the value of Osteopathic Recognition, incorporating osteopathic philosophy into residency, Milestones 2.0, the Osteopathic Recognition site visit, the American Osteopathic Association's new Distinction of Advanced Osteopathic Training, implementing osteopathic manipulative treatment and osteopathic principles and practice into a residency program, and an AOGME update. This pre-conference is included in the overall conference fee.
As ACGME Senior Vice President, Osteopathic Accreditation Lorenzo Pence, DO, FACOFP, FAODME noted, “Participation of the osteopathic community in the Annual Educational Conference has steadily increased over the last few years. It’s really gratifying to see the allopathic and osteopathic communities coming together. This conference offers engaging and important networking opportunities both specific to osteopathic medicine and across the spectrum of GME.”
Other Exciting Content
The Marvin R. Dunn Keynote Address will be presented this year by Holly Humphrey, MD, MACP, president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The Closing Plenary will be given by Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, MD, MS, assistant professor, family medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation/urology, Michigan Medicine, and director of Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services, University of Michigan.
The ACGME’s Tiffany Moss, MBA, and Eileen Hug, DO, FAAP, FACOP, a member of the ACGME’s Osteopathic Recognition Committee, will provide an update on Osteopathic Recognition and ACGME activities. Ms. Moss will also team up with Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO to provide a specialty update on osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine. Another session of interest to all will be SES042, Medically Underserved Areas/Populations: Partnerships to Establish and Sustain Rural GME, presented by Laney McDougal, MS-HSM; Thomas Gearan, MD; Karen Brasel, MD, MPH; Jim Clardy, MD; Jennie Kirby, MPA.
In all, more than 70 sessions will cover topics on ACGME accreditation and initiatives; diversity, equity, and inclusion; faculty and professional development; well-being; crisis management; assessment; and much more.
The online nature of the conference allows participants to connect and learn in a flexible way that fits their schedule. The conference includes live sessions, on-demand sessions available from the start of the conference, and semi-live sessions streaming at specific times and then available on demand after streaming ends. Participants will be able interact with presenters through text Q and A during live and semi-live sessions. All this flexibility allows participants to attend multiple sessions that would be impossible at a live, in-person event. Premium registrants will have access to educational content for a full month after the live conference.
The virtual conference experience means lower conference fees, no travel costs, and limited time away from the office. Registration for the 2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference is open now, and prices increase after February 9, 2022 – so register soon!
We hope to see you there!