The ACGME is looking forward to engaging with friends and colleagues, old and new, from around the globe at the 2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference! We hope you will join us in Orlando, Florida March 7-9, 2024 for the largest gathering of graduate medical education (GME) professionals in the world! This post is intended to assist those who will be traveling from outside of the US to prepare for and know what to expect from the conference.
New Web Page Dedicated to International Guests
We have created a new web page to provide more information and resources for international conference attendees. We hope that you find this information helpful, and encourage you to visit (and bookmark) the page, as we will add content and information as it becomes available.
Educational Sessions at #ACGME2024
#ACGME2024 will feature a wide selection of educational sessions to engage GME professionals at all levels. Among these are three sessions presented by ACGME Global Services and ACGME International (ACGME-I) catering especially to international attendees:
International PGME Partnerships to Support Training Physicians into the Future (Friday, 8 March 2024, 1:30 p.m. Eastern) will feature Dr. Lisa Bellini (University of Pennsylvania, US), Ali Alshehri (King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia), Joyce Chang Price (ACGME Global Services), and Dr. Daniel Moreira (St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, US) discussing existing and new partnerships in PGME across the globe.
In The Clinical Learning Environment in the Global ACGME International Community (Saturday, 9 March 2024, 8:15 a.m. Eastern), ACGME-I President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. James Arrighi, ACGME Vice President, Clinical Learning Environment Review Robin Wagner, and ACGME Chief Sponsoring Institutions and Clinical Learning Environment Programs Officer Dr. Kevin Weiss will discuss a new ACGME-I initiative.
An Update on International Accreditation from the ACGME-I Team (Saturday, 9 March 2024, 2:30 p.m. Eastern) will be presented by the ACGME-I team and the Chairs of the two Review Committees-International, Drs. Sophia Archuleta and Salahddin Gehani.
Aside from these international-focused sessions, there are many others that will pique the interest of attendees from across the globe. A few examples are:
In addition, among the Full-Day Courses on Thursday, 7 March 2024, the Insights into the Accreditation Process: A Course for Program Directors will feature a segment on accreditation applications for US and international institutions and programs led by ACGME-I Executive Director Dr. Lorraine Lewis.
Take Advantage of Beautiful Orlando
One of the benefits of holding the Annual Educational Conference in Orlando is the opportunity for attendees to enjoy all that it offers, including the unique nature of the region, theme parks, sporting and recreational activities, and award-winning restaurants.
Within the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, the location of the conference, there are numerous features that may draw your attention. Relax at the spa after some invigorating learning, spend a few hours on the championship golf course (you can rent equipment!), hike one of the many nature trails around the historic Shingle Creek, and enjoy a fine dining experience at one of the many restaurants within the resort.
Read more about how you can make the most out of your Orlando stay.
Don’t Wait, Plan Ahead!
Registration for #ACGME2024 is now open! We encourage you to register for the conference and make your hotel arrangements early as hotel rooms at the venue will be in high demand.
We understand that international travel has its complexities, including rapidly evolving geopolitical situations. We urge those planning to attend #ACGME2024 to plan as early as possible to diminish the variables involved in their travel plans.
We look forward to meeting old and new friends in Orlando to learn, discuss, share, and enjoy our shared goals to improve GME across the globe!
Review detailed conference information and register on the conference website.