2023 APCCMPD Annual Conference 

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

March 8-10, 2023
Portland, OR

Wednesday, March 8
Medical Education Leadership Precourse
Thursday, March 9
Friday, March 10
Program Coordinator Workshop


Thursday, March 9, 2023
All Times are in PACIFIC Time Zone 

GENERAL SESSIONS // THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2023
SESSION TIME / TITLE SESSION DESCRIPTION
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM (PST)
Welcome and Introductions

Geneva Tatem, MD
 
8:05 AM - 8:25 AM (PST)
National GME Policy Updates

Geneva Tatem, MD
The APCCMPD monitors national policies and regulations that impact GME at the fellowship level. Learn about new policy changes and issues the APCCMPD has responded to.
8:25 AM - 9:25 AM (PST)
ACGME Update

Rendell Ashton, MD

Updates from the ACGME Internal Medicine Review Committee.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:
1. Learn trends in accreditation related to IM and PCCM.
2. Learn updates for IM and PCCM from ACGME.

9:25 AM - 10:30 AM (PST)
Keynote Address
Race-based Corrections in Pulmonary Medicine: An Historical Perspective

Lundy Braun, PhD

This session will demonstrate the historical origins of the notion that Black lungs differed from white lungs. It will show how this notion became embedded in scientific studies over time, ultimately becoming a racialized correction factor.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:
1. Understand the origins of the ideas that Black lungs differ from white lungs innately.
2. Explore the naturalization of human difference.
3. Examine how the idea of difference became embedded in a correction factor.
4. Reflect on contemporary dilemmas in eliminating a correction factor.

10:45 AM - 11:10 AM (PST)
Navigating Bias in Fellowship Recruitment

E. Mirna Mohanraj, MD
The goal of this session is to encourage self-reflection about one’s personal biases and their relationship to fellowship recruitment.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:

1. Acknowledge that bias is inherent in residency recruitment and video conference interviews (VCIs).
2. Verbalize the impact of stereotyping and personal bias on fellowship recruitment.
3. Learn about varied biases inherent to fellowship recruitment and video conference interviews (VCIs) and learn strategies to manage biases.

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM (PST)
Expanding Your Leadership Toolkit with Design Thinking

Allison Greco, MD; Deepak Pradhan, MD, MHPE

Design thinking is a framework frequently employed in the business and technology industries to help creatively solve complex problems. Its core principles include creativity, multidisciplinary teamwork, rapid prototyping, and tolerance of failure. In this interactive workshop, we introduce the concept of design thinking and its applications in medicine with a focus on medical education. Participants will form breakout groups to identify a common problem encountered within their home institutions. The groups will then learn and use the five steps of the design thinking process - empathizing, defining the problem, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing and feedback to brainstorm innovative solutions. Groups will utilize skills such as empathy mapping, storyboarding, and 5 Why’s to create prototypes of their innovations using craft supplies. The session culminates with a showcase of the groups' prototypes, and a debrief. The skills learned in this workshop can apply to curriculum development, quality improvement, research, and administrative leadership.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:
1. Attendees will be able to describe the concept of design thinking and its applications in medical education.
2. Attendees will be able to describe and perform the core steps of the design thinking process.
3. Attendees will strategize ways to incorporate design thinking methodologies at their home institutions.

11:35 AM - 11:50 AM (PST)
2023 APCCMPD Award for Novel Fellowship Education Implementation


TBD
 
11:50 AM - 12:05 PM (PST)
2023 APCCMPD Award for Medical Education Research


TBD

 

12:05 PM - 12:10 PM (PST)
General Session Wrap-up and Breakout Orientation

Geneva Tatem, MD
 
BREAKOUT SESSIONS // THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2023

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (PST)
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM (PST)
Breakout Session: Rounds 1 & 2, Breakout 1
Gamification in PCCM Education


Diana Kelm, MD; Darlene Nelson, MD, MHPE; Viren Kaul, MD; Jenn Duke, MD

“Gamification” is the application of the characteristics and benefits of games to real world processes or problems. Gamification in medical education has the ability to provide an active learning environment in which students can gain experience solving clinical problems without risk to patients. This novel approach can support learning by engaging students and providing motivation through the use of feedback/rewards and embedded reasoning skills. A systematic review on gamification in health profession education suggests that gamification is at least as effective as traditional classrooms and, in many studies, more effective for improving knowledge, skills, and satisfaction. In this session we will review current gamification theory and discuss implementation of available education game platforms like Jeopardy templates and Kahoots!, as well as innovative uses of escape rooms and simulation games.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:
1. Review current literature of gamification theory and implementation.
2. Describe novel examples of gamification in medical education.
3. Discuss strategies to incorporate games into program curriculum and potential barriers that may arise.

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (PST)
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM (PST)
Breakout Session: Rounds 1 & 2, Breakout 2
Bite-Sized Upstander Training: How to Launch High-Yield Training in Smaller Sessions



Cheryl Loudd; Tristan Huie, MD; Anna Neumeier, MD; Melissa New, MD; Trevor Steinbach, MD

Upstanding is a fundamental practice to allyship, a skill that must be practiced and developed amongst fellows and faculty. Barriers to this practice and training include perceived lack of expertise, and the perception that an Upstander Training must be a larger, multi-unit effort that takes several hours to be successful. The goal of this session is to demonstrate how Upstander Training can be effectively implemented on a smaller scale in forums such as Grand Rounds, educational sessions, or smaller gatherings using a Train-the-Trainer model. Participants who complete the workshop will have strategies and curricular scripts to help them formulate Upstander Response Training.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:
1. Recognize racism, discrimination, and microaggressions that occur in the clinical setting.
2. Identify appropriate mitigation strategies in response to racism, discrimination, and microaggressions.
3. Apply curricular strategies to incorporate upstanding as one of many practices to promote an inclusive learning environment.

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (PST)
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM (PST)
Breakout Session: Rounds 1 & 2, Breakout 3
Promoting Interprofessional Teaching in the ICU


Asha Anandaiah, MD; Kristin M. Burkart, MD, MSc; Camlle Petri, MD

This session will focus on strategies to promote interprofessional teaching in the intensive care unit. We will present a brief overview of the literature supporting the importance of interprofessional teams and discuss approaches to creating an environment conducive to collaborative teaching. Through video portrayals (created for APCCMPDScholars) of common teaching and learning scenarios that occur during ICU rounds , we will explore opportunities for teaching by various team members, such as nurses, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists. In addition, through interactive discussion, the group will identify specific strategies to address common challenges and avoid potential pitfalls related to interprofessional teaching. Finally, we will demonstrate how APCCMPD members can use these videos to teach faculty and fellows about this important topic.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:
1. Develop strategies to create an educational environment that promotes interprofessional teaching in the ICU.
2. Practice formulating questions that create focused opportunities for teaching by interdisciplinary team members while maintaining rounds efficiency.
3. Leverage videos available on APCCMPDScholars for faculty and/or fellow development about interprofessional teaching.

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM (PST)
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM (PST)
Breakout Session: Rounds 3 & 4, Breakout 4
Making the Connection: How to Successfully Convey Your Program’s Culture to Applicants in a Virtual Environment

Laura Hinkle, MD, ATSFKeriann Van Nostrand, MD
It has become apparent that virtual interviews are here to stay. While they offer many benefits for both programs and applicants, a frequently cited disadvantage is the difficulty experienced by applicants in gauging the culture of a program and determining if it is a good fit for them. This session will outline techniques for giving applicants a sense of your program’s culture in the virtual environment and will include interactive discussion among attendees about identified barriers and strategies for success in this area.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:

1. Develop strategies for conveying their program’s culture to applicants virtually during the interview day.
2. Identify barriers to successful conveyance of their program’s culture in the virtual setting and how to overcome them.
3. Evaluate potential avenues for conveying their program’s culture via social media to engage with applicants even before the interview day.

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM (PST)
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM (PST)
Breakout Session: Rounds 3 & 4, Breakout 5
The ACGME Self-Study: An Opportunity Not a Threat!


Tristan Huie, MD; Matthew C. Miles, MD, MEd, FCCP; Ashley G. Henderson, MD; Başak Çoruh, MD

The ACGME Self-Study is a process intended to help programs improve by performing a comprehensive and longitudinal self-assessment. The requirement for Self-Study was delayed due to the pandemic but was planned to resume in 2022. In this workshop, programs who have performed a Self-Study will report on successes and challenges they faced and offer advice. Small group discussions will examine the process of developing program aims, performing a SWOT analysis, developing tools for longitudinal assessment, and practical tips for successful implementation. Attendees will leave the session with an initial plan to perform a Self Study for their own fellowship.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:
1. Describe the requirements of the ACGME Self-Study process.
2. Examine useful practices and potential pitfalls in the Self-Study process.
3. Plan an initial approach to conducting their own successful Self-Study.

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM (PST)
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM (PST)
Breakout Session: Rounds 3 & 4, Breakout 6
Advocacy Across the Spectrum: Harnessing Your Influence and Expertise to Promote Individual Health and Community Well-Being



May M. Lee, MDBenjamin Hoffman, MD, CPST-I; Joel Burnett, MDKelsi Manley, MDKathleen Doo, MD, MHPE

Strong advocacy efforts are necessary to improve persistent problems of unequal health outcomes and structural racism. The AMA calls for physicians to “advocate for social, economic, educational, and political changes that ameliorate suffering and contribute to human well-being.” Competency in advocacy is an ACGME requirement for internal medicine training. Health care practitioners are well-positioned to be agents of change whether we recognize it or not. Many of us are community leaders or hold positions of authority where the ethical compass that guides our patient care can be well-utilized. We can be transformational leaders by making small or large adjustments in our clinical spaces, clinician-educator roles, and broader communities. This session will propagate further interest, awareness, and political activity in combating structural racism and the societal drivers of health disparity on behalf of our patients, our profession, and our society.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:
1. Define what advocacy means; introduce Carlisle’s theoretical model on health promotion, advocacy, and health disparities.
2. Illustrate examples of advocacy at different levels: Representation, Community Development, Community Activism and Social Policy Reform.
3. Apply advocacy efforts to one’s practice or program with a focus on teaching advocacy to medical trainees.


Friday, March 10, 2023
All Times are in PACIFIC Time Zone 

GENERAL SESSIONS // FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2023
SESSION TIME / TITLE SESSION DESCRIPTION
8:00 AM - 8:25 AM (PST)
Opening Remarks and 2022 APCCMPD Fellowship Benchmarking Survey Results

Geneva Tatem, MD
For the 11th consecutive year, we are surveying pulmonary, critical care and pulmonary/critical care medicine Program Directors in an effort to provide benchmarks by which they can evaluate their own fellowship.
This survey addresses:
1. Program Characteristics and Leadership
2. ICU Staffing
3. Procedural Training
4. Sleep Training
5. Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Training
6. Fellowship Application and Orientation
8:25 AM - 9:10 AM (PST)
Medical Education Literature Year-in-Review

Maximiliano Tamae Kakazu, MD
This session will review the key medical education literature for pulmonary and critical care educators from the preceding year.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:
1. Review methods and conclusions of key publications from 2022 addressing procedural training, simulation, communication and trainee assessment.
2. Discuss areas for additional study and collaboration in the APCCMPD community and beyond.
9:10 AM - 10:15 AM (PST)
Keynote Address
The Role of Physicians in Advocacy and Activism: How We Train Physicians for a Career That Acknowledges the Importance and Inclusion of Advocacy

TBD

 

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM (PST)
2023 APCCMPD Annual Fellow Survey Results

Jenn Duke, MD 
 
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM (PST)
2023 Outstanding Educator Award Presentation and Lecture


TBD
 

11:05 AM - 11:10 AM (PST)
2023 Educator Awards Presentation

Mid-Career Educator Award

TBD

Emerging Educator Award

TBD

The Mid-Career Educator Award honors mid-career individuals who are actively engaged in enhancing the practice and profession of pulmonary and/or critical care medicine through education.

The Emerging Educator Award honors up-and-coming clinician-educators for their work in delivering and promoting medical education in pulmonary, critical care, and/or pulmonary/critical care medicine through various means at the local and regional levels.

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM (PST)
Panel Discussion: Training the Next Generation of Peer Reviewers

Editor Perspective

Nitin Seam, MD

Educator Perspective

Margaret "Molly" Hayes, MD, ATSF

Program Director Perspective

Henry Fessler, MD

Fellow Perspective

Emily Olson, MD

Reviewing a paper is an important skill for an academic physician, but takes deliberative practice and feedback to acquire. Fellowship provides an opportunity to build peer review skills as a key aspect of scholarship development. This session will review why and how fellows should get involved in the peer review process and how to integrate peer review experience into fellowship training.
Session objectives:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:
1. Recognize the value of building peer review skills during fellowship.
2. Develop a framework to facilitate mentoring and create curricula dedicated to peer review.
3. Explore opportunities to get involved in peer review.
11:35 AM - 11:45 AM (PST)
2023 APCCMPD, CHEST and ATS Education Research Award

TBD
 
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
Update on 2021 APCCMPD, CHEST and ATS Education Research Award

Bronchoscopy Assessment in Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows

Dru Claar, MD

Procedural competency in bronchoscopy is a core training requirement for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) fellowship programs. Despite broader shifts to competency-based education within graduate medical education, current bronchoscopy training recommendations remain volume-based, and competency is determined at the discretion of the Program Director. Furthermore, there is no current gold standard for the assessment of competency in bronchoscopy. To address existing gaps in PCCM fellowship competency-based education, we proposed a project utilizing and validating the System for Improving and Measuring Procedural Learning or SIMPL tool, a smart phone-based tool previously developed for operative assessment, in the assessment of bronchoscopy. This session will provide an interim update on the project and review preliminary data and findings.
Session objective:
At the conclusion of this session participants should be better able to:
1. Outline the proposal for the initial validation and longitudinal observational study of the SIMPL tool for bronchoscopy assessment in PCCM trainees and review preliminary data and findings.
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (PST)
Rapid Poster Presentations

Geneva Tatem, MD
 
12:15 PM - 12:20 PM (PST)
Closing Remarks

Geneva Tatem, MD
 

Thursday, March 9, 2023: Program Coordinator Workshop
All Times are in PACIFIC Time Zone 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR WORKSHOP // THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2023
SESSION TIME / TITLE SESSION DESCRIPTION
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM (PST)
Same Morning General Sessions as Above
 
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM (PST)
Welcome and Introduction of the Planning Committee

Kelli Alderman
 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
Professional Development

Career Growth: What is Beyond the Program Coordinator Role and How to Enhance your Resume

Andrea J. Hadcock, C-TAGME

 
1:10 PM - 1:55 PM (PST)
Recognizing Signs of Burnout and How To Address It

TBD
 
1:55 PM - 2:40 PM (PST)
Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) / Annual Program Evaluation (APE)

Emilia Faraj
 
2:40 PM - 3:40 PM (PST)
How Do I Handle This? Scenario-based Problem Solving in the Program Coordinator Role

Kelli Alderman, Suzanne Ventura, MSW
 
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST)
Staying Organized and Meeting Deadlines

Jessica Ratcliffe, MBA, C-TAGME
 
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM (PST)
Clinical Competency Committee/Milestones

Emilia Faraj, Alicia Brewster, MPA
 
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM (PST)
2023 APCCMPD Award for Innovative Fellowship Program Administration

TBD
 
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
Closing Remarks

Kelli Alderman