Pre-Conference Workshops May 16th
May 17-20, 2017
Cutting Edge CPD/CME:
US and Beyond US Borders

40th Anniversary!

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

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Tuesday, May 16  
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  Registration Open
Location: Peace Pipe Patio
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

SACME Skill Building Pre-Conference Sessions
Locations: Town Hall and Ironwood

1:30-3:30 pm Essential Skills: Tips & Tricks On Improving Scholarly Writing
Town Hall
Savithiri Ratnapalan, MBBS, MRCP, FAAP, FRCPC, MEd

1:30-2:30pm Essential Skills: How to Present Your Poster
Mary G. Turco, EdD    Betsy Williams, PhD, MPH

2:30-3:30pm Essential Skills: How to Review Abstracts
Curtis A. Olson, PhD    Mary Turco, EdD    Betsy Williams, PhD, MPH

 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Regional Representatives Meeting (closed)
Location: Peace Pipe
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting and Dinner (closed)
Location: Peace Pipe
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Strategic Affairs Committee (closed) 
Location: Peace Pipe

 6:00 pm and later
Exhibitor Set-up: Cholla
Poster Set-up: Town Hall

 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Finance Committee (closed) 
Location: Peace Pipe

Wednesday, May 17  
7:00 am - 12:00 pm  Registration Open
Location: Peace Pipe Patio
7:00 am - 8:00 am   Breakfast
Visit Exhibits

Location: Cholla
8:00 am - 12:00 pm  SACME General Programming
Location: Sunshine
8:00 am - 8:15 am  Welcoming Remarks by SACME President
Location: Sunshine

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS, President, Society for Academic CME, Director, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons

8:15 am - 8:30 am Program Overview  by SACME Program Chair
Location: Sunshine

Annette Mallory Donawa, PhD, Assistant Dean, Continuing Medical Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Keynote Address: Patient Safety - Getting Sustainable Improvement
Location: Sunshine

Moderator: Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS

James P. Bagian, MD, Professor of Engineering Practice, Industrial and Operations Engineering, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety, University of Michigan

9:30 am - 9:50 am  Break
Visit Exhibits
Location: Cholla
9:50 am - 11:00 am  Presidential Panel: Role of Stakeholders in CPD/CME
Location: Sunshine

Moderator: Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS


John R. Combes, MD, Past Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Center for Healthcare Governance, American Hospital Association

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences, Dean of the School of Medicine, University of California Davis Health System

Lewis G. Sandy, MD, FACP, Senior Vice President, Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group

Luke Sato, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CRICO

11:00 am - 11:30 am  Presidential Panel Engagement, Q&A
Location: Sunshine
11:30 am - 12:30 am  Lunch - Key Stakeholder Luncheon
Visit Exhibits and
Location: Town Hall

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm   Concurrent Moderated Poster Presentations - Session 1
Locations: TBD

TOPIC 1: International Curriculum (Sunshine)
Betsy Williams , PhD, MPH

Curricula to Improve Education and Training of Emergency Providers Caring for Psychiatric Patients 
Leslie Zun, MD, MBA

Transition to Practice Curriculum:  The Unexplored Role of CPD 
Larissa Husarewych, MIR

Saudi Health Colleges Graduate Enhancement Program  
Sami Ayed, MBBS

Designing Medical Education Programs for Chinese Physicians  
Annette  Mallory Donawa, PhD

Cutting Edge CME/CPD Accreditation, Certification and Licensure in the US and Other Countries  
Mindi McKenna, PhD, MBA

TOPIC 2: Faculty Development (North Peace Pipe)
Mary Turco, EdD

Enculturation of Junior Faculty Through A Pilot Faculty Development Program   
Adria Boucharel, MD

Creating a Culture of Feedback: Use of informal feedback sessions with pediatric residents to increase quality and quantity of feedback for faculty   (work in progress
Phillip Byrne, EdD

From Compliance to Education – Shifting Perceptions of CME 
Karen Mariano, MPH, CHES

Developing Activity Directors and Planners for IPE – Results of a “CME/CE 101 Series” at an Academic Medical Center 
Rob Armstrong Martin, MBA, CHCP

Improving Faculty Education Through Hybrid Learning 
Elizabeth Ott, MLIS   Jonathan Snyder, MBA

Continuing Professional Development Programs For Volunteer Medical School Faculty in New Mexico  
William F. Rayburn, MD, MBA


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Scholarship Workshop
Location: Sunshine

A Scholarly Approach to CPD: Set Goals, Prepare, Approach Systematically, Share Learning

Pre-reading: Read the editorial, Olson, C.,
On the need for Scholarly Practitioners in CPD, JCEHP, 31(3): 137-139, 2011 [Olson2011ScholarlyPractitioner002.pdf]

Additional details about this session:

Plenary (70 minutes)

1:00-1:05 PM Welcome, review of Workshop plan, and introduction of Don Moore. 
Betsy Williams , PhD, MPH (5 minutes)

 1:05-1:25 PM What is Scholarly CPD? A Scholarly Practitioner, Office, Approach?
Don Moore (20 minutes)

 1:25-1:35 PM Response to the Plenary
Curtis A. Olson, PhD    (10 minutes)

1:35-1:55 PM Facilitated Panel - Three practitioners whose approach is scholarly. (5 min. each) 
Betsy Williams , PhD, MPH facilitator (20 minutes) 

1:55-2:10 Audience Q and A 
Betsy Williams , PhD, MPH  facilitator (15 minutes.)

2:10-2:20 PM Break and Transition to Parallel Breakouts (10 minutes)

Breakouts (70 minutes.)

 2:20- 3:30 PM Parallel Breakouts - Attendees are invited to sign-up in advance for Breakout #1 or #2 (sign-up form coming soon)

Breakout #1: Scholarly Performance Improvement/PI-CME/MOC Part IV - Van Harrison, Facilitator, with Nancy Davis, Bruce Nische, David Price

Breakout #2: Scholarly Offices, Live Activities, RSSs, Enduring Materials -  Mary G. Turco, EdD, Facilitator, with Dave Davis, Don Moore, Curtis A. Olson, Betsy Williams

Workshop Breakouts will help participants apply principles of a scholarly approach (e.g., set goals, prepare, approach systematically, share learning) to their own activities. Participants will consider how to incorporate a scholarly approach in carrying out their work activities and will develop next steps for doing so. Individual reflection and discussions in small and large groups are used to develop and share ideas.

  • Breakout #1 addresses a scholarly approach to performance improvement, PI CME, and Part IV MOC.
  • Breakout #2 addresses a scholarly approach to office activities, live CME courses, regularly scheduled series, and enduring materials.
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break - Visit Exhibits - View Posters
Location: Cholla
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm  Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Leadership
Location: North Peace Pipe              



Barbara Barnes, MD, MS, Associate Vice Chancellor, Continuing Education and Industry Relationships, University of Pittsburgh VP, Sponsored Programs, Research Support, and CME; Director Health Professional Education Service Line, UPMC

Morris J. Blachman, PhD, FACEHP, Associate Dean, Continuous Professional Development & Strategic Affairs and Clinical Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Session 2: Best Practice and Innovations
Location: Sunshine


Topic: Collaboration, Outcomes

Collaborating to Implement & Sustain MOC Part IV Portfolio Program Through The American Board of Medical Specialties
Annette  Mallory Donawa, PhD; Leticia Z. Bresnahan, MBA CHCP

MOC Multispecialty Portfolio Program: Opportunity to Integrate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Graduate Medical Education (GME)
Nancy Davis, PhD  
Advancing Alighnment of CME with Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Susie Flynn, BS

Coalescence of Physician Learning Program (PLP) with Lifelong Learning:  A Symbiotic Partnership to Align Physicians' Learning for Quality in Alberta
Khurram Jahangir, MBChB  
Hands-on Ultrasound Education: A Collaborative Model for the Rural CPD Landscape
Kathryn Young
Economic Outcomes of An Intervention to Improve Early Testing and Treatment of HIV
Rob Lowney
Dana Ravyn, PhD, MPH

Initial Results of a Multi-Facted CME INtervetions to Reduce Unnecessary Blood Transfusions
David Musick, PhD   

Live Streaming of Grand Rounds:  An Educational Delivery Model Between the University of New Mexico and its Statewide Military Treatment Facilities.
Robert Rhyne, MD                         

Session 3: Joint Accreditation - Providers' Experience
Location: South Peace Pipe

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm 

Poster Presentations Session 2
Location: Sunshine

TOPIC 3: Disease Specific Interventions and Collaboration and Feedback

Addressing The Heroin Epidemic
Karen Busse, MS, CCMEC
TPMG Opioid Initiative
Lisa O. Roberts, MAEd 

Outcome Measurement and Feedback From Delivering Programs online in 7 Specialties in Cardiology
Celine Carrera, MBA, PMP
Peer Observation of Teaching and Feedback in Continuing Medical Education:  A work-in-progress
Lori Newman, MAEd
Collaborative Between Two CPD Offices for Accreditation of CME Programs Using a Peer-Review Buddy Process

Khurram Jahangir, MBChB


6:15 pm - 8:15 pm   SACME Member Reception, SACME's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Book Signing
Location: Mummy Mountain Wild-West Theme
Thursday, May 18  
7:00 am - 12:00 pm  Registration
Location: Peace Pipe Patio
7:00 am - 8:00 am  Breakfast
View Exhibits
Location: Cholla
7:15 am - 8:00 am  Communications Committee Meeting (open)
Location: North Peace Pipe
8:00 am - 12:00 pm   SACME General Programming
Location: Sunshine
8:00 am - 9:00 am  

SACME Presidential Address
Location: Sunshine

“The Three Pillars of Transformational Leadership in Continuing Professional Development.” Leadership in CME/CPD

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS, President, Society for Academic CME, Director, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons

9:00 am - 9:45 am  Research in CME (RICME) Presentations from accepted abstracts
Location: Sunshine

Educational Technologies for Physician Continuous Professional Development:  A Nationwide Survey
David Cook, MD, MHPE

Integrating Patient Safety Improvement With Simulation-Based Education and Research:  Innovative Initiatives at Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Patient Safety Training Center 
Mary G. Turco, EdD   Jean Avery

Validation of a Measure of Teaching Effectiveness in Psychiatry Continuing Medical Education
Christopher Wittich, MD     

9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
Visit Exhibits
View Posters
Location: Cholla
10:00 am - 11:00 am  Education Around the World
Location: Sunshine

Pamela Paulk, MSW, FCCM, President of Johns Hopkins Medicine International
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Panel Discussion: Bridging CME/CPD to National & International Health Education
Location: Sunshine

Moderator: Annette Mallory Donawa, PhD


Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM, President of the Society for Critical Care Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Education Coordination, Associate Dean Continuing Medical Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Dave Davis, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto; Visiting Professor, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE

Don Moore, PhD, Director, Division of Continuing Medical Education, Director of Evaluation and Education, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Mary G. Turco, EdD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Consultant/Researcher, Center for Learning and Professional Development, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth    

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

Lunch: Meet Your Regional SACME Representatives
Virtual Journal Club (VJC) Editorial Board Meeting (closed/lunch)
Visit Exhibits
View Posters

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Leadership (attendees remain in this workshop)
Locations: North Peace Pipe

Session 2: Research in CME (RICME) Presentations from accepted abstracts

Locations: Sunshine

Using Population Health Outcomes Data tot Increase Immunization Rates:  Two Provides Using the Same Project Design
Susan Tyler MEd,  CMP, CHCP, FACEHP
The Development of a Competency-Based Framework for the Medical Psychiatry Collaborative Care Competency Program (MP3C)   
David Wiljer, PhD
The Complexity of Communicative Networks:  A Reframing of Physician Communication
Laura Nimmon, PhD
A Sociohistorical Exploration of Continuing Professional Development in Chronic Disease Management - A Critical Discourse Analysis  
Rene Wong, MD, MMEd, PhDc 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Sunshine

SACME Book Project: Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Health Care: Better Education, Better Patient Outcomes,
William F. Rayburn, MD, MBA

Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP)
Curtis  A. Olson, PhD

Virtual Journal Club
Mila Kostic, CHCP, FACEHP

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm  Break - Visit Exhibits - View Posters
Location: Cholla
3:20 pm - 4:45 pm 

Research in CME (RICME) Presentations from accepted abstracts
Location: Sunshine

David Musick, PhD:  Initial Results of a Multi-Faceted CME Intervention to Reduce Unnecessary Neuroimaging Studies

Robert Rhyne, MD:  Value of Academic Detailing in Addition to Adaptive CPD Workshops in Stimulating Provider Behavior Change in Managing Chronic Pain (work in progress)

Christopher Stephenson, MD: Primary Care Physicians' Perceptions of Part IV Maintenance of Certification as a Professional Responsibility

Christopher Wittich, MD: Associations Between Teaching Effectiveness and Participant Reflection in Continuing Medical Education
Carrol Zhou: The Impact of Project Echo on Participant and Patient Outcomes:  A Systematic Review            

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Tribute to Alex Djuricich, MD
Location: Sunshine
5:20 pm - 6:00 pm Program Committee Meeting (open)
Location: North Peace Pipe
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Poster Presentations Session 3
Locations: TBD

TOPIC 4: Online/Simulation 
Moderator: Mary Turco, EdD

Collaboration between CME and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety leads to innovative online approach   
Fozia Ferozali

 Optimizing Virtual Patient Simulation to Optimize Actual Patient Care
 Cayla Cason

Simulation to Improve Teamwork in Acute Stroke Care   
Stacy Sattovia
Using Rapid Qualitative Analysis to Support the Development and Implementation of Virtual World Training for Primary Care Providers Caring for Veterans with PTSD
Marianna Shershneva

Advances in Treatment of Moderate to Severe Psoriasis:  A Serious Gaming Approach

Marianna Shershneva

Inter-professional Communication with AIDET and HCAHPS in Simulation
Samantha Singh, MSN, MSW

Using Simulation to Teach Injection Technique for Facial Rejuvenation   
Annette Schwind, CHCP    Audrie Tornow, CHCP

A Phenomenological Study of The Self-Directed Learning (SDL) Habits of Rural Physicians in a Digital Age
Lisa Fleet

Working Smarter
Sheila Newby

Incorporating Simulation into CME Courses
Mary Stevens

Technology Resolved Delay in Producing CME Records   
Trisha Veenema

TOPIC 5: Outcomes, QI/PI, Self-Assessment 
Moderator: Betsy Williams, PhD, MPH

What price Continuing Medical Education (CME) outcome follow-up?
Jane Mihelic  

Guess Not: Confidence Measurement as a Means of Validating Knowledge Assessment
Denise LaTemple, PhD

Keeping With The Times:  Offering and Tracking Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates
Alisa Nagler

Your Activity Improved Practice Behaviors. But do you know why? Using Predictive Modeling to Inform Outcomes.   
Jamie Reiter, PhD

Addressing Physician Burnout Through CPD: Success From Workshops on Mindfulness
Gurveen Grewal, MPH

Social Intelligence in CPD
Savithiri Ratnapalan, MBBS, MEd, MRCP FAAP, FRCPC, MEd

The Evaluation of Maintenance of Certification Performance Improvement Projects Based on Patience Satisfactions Surveys
Vallerie Kolasinski, MPH, CHES   Mary Choi, CHES

Finding The Intersection Between Quality Improvement and Continuing Medical Education Using a Mind Map: A Case Report
Cynthia Pineda

Changing Healthcare Professionals' Perceptions Regarding the Integration of QI and CPD: Results from a Psychiatry Education Initiative 
Marlene Taube-Schiff

The Value of a QI and CME Collaboration in the Portfolio Program
Emma Trucks

Three-Factor Competency Self-Assessment:  Annenberg Center Pilot Project
Charles Willis

Friday, May 19   
7:30 am - 12:00 pm  Registration
Location: Peace Pipe Patio
7:00 am - 8:00 am  Breakfast
Location: Cholla
7:00 am - 8:00 am  Research Committee Meeting
Location: North Peace Pipe
8:00 am - 12:00 pm  SACME General Programming
Location: Sunshine
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Barbara Barnes Plenary :  Continuing Professional Development in a Changing Health Care and Educational World
Location: Sunshine

George E. Thibault, MD, President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Moderator: Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS

9:00 am - 9:30 am Top Five Advances in CME/CPD
Location: Sunshine

Craig Campbell, MD,
Director, Continuing Professional Development, Office of Specialty Education, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Moderator: Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS

9:30 am - 9:50 am Break
View Exhibits
View Posters
Location: Cholla
9:50 am - 11:00 am  

Best Practices Presentations from accepted abstracts
Location: Sunshine
Transformational Learning for Care of Chronic Lung Disease Using Interprofessional Pedagogies   
Sandra Adams, MD; Jan Patterson, MD and Leticia Z. Bresnahan, BS, BA, MBA

Morbidity and Mortality Conference: A Time for Redesign
William F. Rayburn, MD, MBA

Establishing a New Academic CME Entity at the University of Alberta: Envisioning a New Lifelong Learning System by Realizing Synergy & Creating Collaborations to Enhance Physician Learning
Khurram Jahangir, MBChB

Optimal Management of Comorbities in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis:  A Flipped Classroom Approach
Marianna Shershneva, MD, PhD

Building Mental Health Capacity in Primary Care: An Evaluation of an ECHO (Extension of Community Health Outcomes) Mental Health Provincial Pilot
Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD

Relative efficacy of various cognitive process foci and instructional methodologies in a PI-CME activity (work in process)   
Phillip Byrne

Using PI Principles to Execute a Performance Improvement CME Activity at Cedars-Sinai   
Marta Betancourt, MSc

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Recognition of Past Presidents and Launch of the SACME Academy of Fellows (open)
Location: Sunshine

Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS, President, Society for Academic CME, Director, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch; SACME Business Meeting (open)
Location: TBD
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm   Best Practices from accepted abstracts
Location: Sunshine

Application of Rapid Product Development Approach in Continuous Professional Development

Jeannie Poterucha Carter

CPD in the Context of the Clinical Learning Environment:  Application of the Service Line Concept
Barbara Barnes, MD, MS

Quality Over Quantity: Let's Make Self-Assessment Credit Meaningful

Alisa Nagler

Lisa Fleet

Nancy Davis

Don't Forget the Map:  Follow Directions To Triangulate Learning Needs, Methods and Outcomes When Designing A Faculty Development Program   
Paul Hendry, MD, MSc

Teach for UCSF Certificate Program: Encouraging Educations Skills Development in Faculty and Trainees
Victoria Ruddick

Getting Ready To Coach:  A Novel Approach to Faculty Development for Medical Student Programs
Sandrijn van Schaik

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Break
View Exhibits
View Posters

Location: Cholla
3:20 pm - 4:15 pm
Updates from ACCME and Canadian Accreditors
Location: Sunshine

Graham McMahon, MD, President and CEO, ACCME

Craig Campbell, MD, Director, Continuing Professional Development, Office of Specialty Education, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm  Update on 2015-16 Manning Award Project; Announcement of 2017 Manning Award
Fahad Alam Manning Project Update
RICME and Young Investigator Award Presentations
First Davis Mentor Fellowship Presentation

Location: Sunshine

Betsy Williams, PhD, MPH
6:15 pm - 6:45 pm Sunset Yoga/Meditation with Edeline Mitton
Location: TBD
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Night on the Town, Old Town Scottsdale (shopping and dinner on your own)
Saturday, May 20   
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast, View Exhibits, View Posters
Location: Cholla
7:15 am - 8:00 am Membership Committee Meeting (open)
Location: North Peace Pipe
8:00 am - 12:00 pm SACME General Programming
Location: Sunshine
8:00 am - 9:00 am Innovative Assessments with ABMS Boards
Location: Sunshine


Davis B. Swanson, PhD, Vice President Academic Programs and Services, American Board of Medical Specialties


9:00 am - 10:00 am ABMS/SACME Collaborations for Systems-Based Practice and CPD Research
Location: Sunshine

David Price, MD, Senior Vice President, ABMS Research and Education Foundation

10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
Location: Cholla
10:15 am - 11:00 am Committee Chair Updates
Location: Sunshine
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presidential Closing and Conference Summary
Location: Sunshine
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Program Chair Closing
Annette Mallory Donawa, PhD

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm SACME Board Lunch/Meeting (closed)
Location: TBD

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