Program Director’s Corner – March 2019
Annual Spring Meetings
David Lieb, MD
Program Director, Endocrine Fellowship Program
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Welcome everyone to the March 2019 APDEM Program Director’s Corner! Since many of our members will be attending the upcoming APDEM Annual Meeting (March 24th) and the APDEM meeting at AACE (April 26), this month I wanted to provide important information about ENDO 2019 (New Orleans, March 23-26) and AACE 2019 Annual Meetings (Los Angeles, April 24-28). Both ENDO and AACE have a number of sessions geared not only towards our endocrine fellows, but also program directors and associate program directors. In addition to attending APDEM’s meetings, these sessions are not to be missed!
ENDO 2019 (New Orleans, March 23-26)
The Annual APDEM meeting at ENDO 2019 will be held on Sunday, March 24th from 5:30pm till 7:00pm in room 278 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. A reception will follow. Program Directors, Associate PDs and Program Coordinators are invited – please RSVP as soon as you can here: https://www.apdem.org/apdem-annual-meeting-materials/.
There will be sessions geared toward the Endocrine Educator – including a session entitled Programming Learner Wellness into Your Curriculum (EEF2, March 24, 1:45-2:20pm, Room 255) and another entitled Professionalism as a Competency: Why to Assess and Institutional Obligations (EEF3, March 25, 2:00-2:45pm, Room 252).
The Annual ESAP-ITE Live program (E01) will return on March 23, from 9:45-11:15am in Room 272. This session continues to receive very positive feedback from both educators and fellows.
I’d like to highlight the twelve Career Development Workshops (CDW01 – 12) that will be held throughout the meeting. These cover such topics as pathways in science, practical advice for foreign medical graduates, careers in industry, mentoring, setting up a lab, grant writing, setting up a clinical practice, and publishing.
These sessions, as well as their times and locations, can be found along with all sessions online using the ENDO 2019 Meeting Planner at: https://www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/5752
This year ENDO is launching new Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – these topic-specific member communities offer a way for members to network and remain engaged year-round through webinars, networking events and online. There are SIGs focused on Adrenal and Pituitary Disease (March 23, 2:10-2:50pm, Science Hub), Transgender Health (March 24, 10:45-11:15am, Science Hub), and Early Careers (March 24, 3:00-3:45pm, Science Hub). There will also be a SIG Networking Coffee (March 25, 2:30-4:00pm, Room 243), and a session on Entrepreneurship in Endocrinology (March 26, 8:00-9:30am, Room 245).
We are also excited for the Presidential Plenary Address by NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, who will discuss “Whole Genome Approaches to Unraveling Diseases” on Saturday, March 23rd, from 8:40-9:30am.
AACE 2019 (Los Angeles, April 24-28)
The Annual APDEM meeting at AACE 2019 will be held on Friday, April 26th, from 12:00pm till 1:15pm. Location To-Be-Announced.
The Fellows-In-Training Breakfast will be held from 7:00-8:30am in the JW Marriott Diamond Salon 6 & 7. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for fellows to network and to learn from each other.
This year AACE will feature an Education for Educators Workshop on Friday, April 26th from 1:15-3:15pm. This interactive workshop will be chaired by Drs. Vin Tangpricha (Chair of the AACE Education Oversight Committee) and Geetha Gopalakrishnan (Past President of APDEM), and will feature Drs. Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD and Georgette A. Stratos, PhD from the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers. This session will include discussion of the following topics: evaluation of and feedback for learners, promotion of self-directed learning, promotion of understanding and retention, communication of goals, control of the teaching session and learning climate.
For Fellows-In-Training (FIT) and Young Physicians, there will be a fantastic FIT and Young Physicians Symposium chaired by Jad Sfeir, MD from the Mayo Clinic. This symposium will be on Friday, April 26th, from 1:15-5:30pm, and will include a variety of sessions focused on the practical economics of medicine for the trainee/young physician, as well as topics including carving out a role in an academic practice, hospital based practice, private practice, and promoting your practice through social media, and international medical graduate experiences in practice. These sessions will be in the Convention Center Room 515B.
More information about the FIT and Young Physicians Symposium can be found online at: https://am.aace.com/agenda.asp?pfp=agenda, where you can find the Full Program for the AACE 2019 Meeting.
As more of us are using social media for learning and education, we are excited for the Keynote Address by Dr. Kevin Pho, who developed the popular medical blog “KevinMD.com”. Dr. Pho will be discussing “Social Media and the Physician” on Saturday, April 27th, from 9:00-9:45am.
As always, we would love for some of YOU to write a Program Director’s Corner post. It’s a great way to start a discussion, and to share your wisdom and experience. And please ask your Associate Program Directors and Program Coordinators as well. If you are interested in writing a post, or have a topic you’d like to suggest we cover, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message me at @dclieb.
See you all at the meetings!