Conference Update

Monday, March 9, 2020
As the COVID-19 outbreak continue to evolve, the APCCMPD has continued to see our members face travel bans preventing them from domestic travel. The APCCMPD will not be holding the 2020 Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale and instead will host the conference virtually. 

The conference will be held using Zoom, a virtual meeting platform. We kindly request all meeting participants download the software prior to the conference. Specific login instructions will be sent one day prior to the start of the conference, via email, to all registered attendees.

Instructions for how to download the Zoom software
Virtual conference agenda

On behalf of the APCCMPD BOD, we thank you in advance for your understating of the current situation and flexibility for how the conference is delivered. We appreciate your continued support of the APCCMPD and commitment to graduate medical education. Please email [email protected] with any questions. 


Thursday, March 4, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has been a fast-moving issue that has continued to evolve. The APCCMPD Board of Directors (BOD) has been in close and frequent communication regarding its effect on the 2020 APCCMPD Annual Conference next week. 

Currently many institutions have established domestic travel restrictions for their faculty and staff, and the state of Florida has declared a state of emergency. As a result, the APCCMPD BOD has moved the live meeting to a virtual format. We are no longer meeting in Fort Lauderdale and will instead be holding the conference online during the originally scheduled timeline.

At its heart, the Annual Conference is the opportunity to learn from colleagues, hear about national policy changes that impact your fellowship programs, and collaborate with medical educators from across the country. As such, we are providing all of the content using a virtual platform, keeping the agenda and session times similar to what was planned for the live conference. The APCCMPD will also provide CME credit for your participation in the virtual conference or if you choose to view archived 2020 Annual Conference material.   

We realize that this is not an ideal conference format- we will all miss the networking opportunity that the live conference provides. The Board of Directors have elected to move the conference format to a virtual format rather than completely cancelling the conference for many reasons. First, there are a lot of national issues going on that we feel need to be communicated to the membership (Milestones 2.0, ACGME updates, a new ABIM call for input). Second, we are simply excited about the agenda we have put together and feel strongly that it is worth trialing an online format. Third, APCCMPD has a considerable investment in the national meeting, and not taking the opportunity to provide this content would mean a considerable loss to the organization. We have elected to move forward with the virtual format in lieu of reimbursing conference registration fees based upon these considerations. For more specific information please email: [email protected]

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Target Audience

  • Medicine Program Directors
  • Fellows with an interest in GME
  • Key Clinical Faculty
  • Medicine Associate Program Directors
  • Program Coordinators and Administrators

Learning Objectives

Attend and learn how to:   

1.  Apply Strategies to Teach Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

  • Design a local needs assessment to guide content and educational strategies for a curriculum in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Apply a stakeholder analysis to identify resources and local expertise at one's home institution that influence educational strategic approach
  • Build goals, objectives, and an assessment plan to track the efficacy and success of a QIPS Curriculum

2.  Utilize Faculty Academic Activity in Medical Education

  • Describe domains of academic and scholarly activity for training program faculty
  • Compare and contrast weights (academic RVUs) for academic activities that faculty may undertake 

3.  Implement Best Practices in Developing Educational Videos

  • Describe strategies to keep the audience engaged
  • Learn to create an educational video using your smart device and laptop

4.  Improve Performance & Satisfaction in PCCM Fellowship Training Through Coaching
     (not mentoring)

  • Describe the difference between mentorship, advising and coaching, and evaluate the strengths and limitations of each approach
  • Apply different coaching models, including intermittent, episodic coaching for a particular skill
  • Design a coaching intervention targeted at a program need identified in the small group exercise 

5.  Develop Strategies to Prepare for National Policies Impacting GME

  • Explain changes to existing ACGME Requirements 
  • Identify changes to ACGME IM Subspecialty Milestones
  • Ask questions about ACGME policies and processes, including site visits

2020 Keynote Speakers

Thursday, March 12, 2020; 11:25 AM-12:25 PM, Eastern

Eric Warm, MD
University of Cincinnati
Improving Outcomes by Providing Practice Data to Trainees


Friday, March 13, 2020; 9:55-10:40 AM, Eastern

Robert M. Arnold, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Teaching Fellows Critical Care Communication Skills: Time for Standards (and Action)

Pre-Conference Workshops

Item Writing Pre-Conference Workshop: Learn More

General Conference Small Group Sessions 

Program Coordinator Workshop: Learn More

General Session Small Group Breakouts: Learn More 

2020 Conference Award and Funding Opportunities

Visit the conference award and funding web page to nominate or apply to our available awards

Conference Location

The APCCMPD BOD has moved the live meeting to a virtual format. We are no longer meeting in Fort Lauderdale and will instead be holding the conference online during the originally scheduled timeline.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No refunds will be given after February 1, 2020. 

Attendees who need to cancel their registration must do so by e-mailing [email protected]. A full refund will be given through January 1, 2020. For cancellations made between January 2-31 2020, an administrative fee of $125 will be charged. NOTE: If an attendee does not cancel prior to the start of the conference and does not attend, the attendee is still responsible for payment.


Conference Planning Committee

Peter Lenz, MD, MEd
University of Cincinnati, Planning Committee Chair

Joyce Reitzner, MBA, MIPH
APCCMPD Executive Director

Jackie Farley, CPP
Center for Continuing Education 
University of Nebraska Medical Center