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AUPO Annual Meeting

The 2.5-day Annual Meeting program offers discovery through formal lectures; brief, focused paper presentations; roundtable sessions; workshops; posters; panel and large-group discussions, allowing learners varied learning formats and experiences. Our unique programs - Educating the Educators, Boot Camp for New Chairs, and Administrator Boot Camp - offer enhanced learning opportunities. Parallel programs for residency program coordinators and department administrators contribute to the overall educational development for the academic department team.

Download advance pdf copy of printed program. The printed program will be available onsite. 

AUPO Annual Meeting Schedules

Wednesday, January 23 Schedule >>

AUPO Annual Meeting 2019
Program and Schedule

Wednesday, January 23

6:45 am - 5:00 pm Registration Open
6:45 am – 8:00 am Educating the Educators and Administrator Boot Camp Registration

8:00 am – 4:20 pm

Educating the Educators Meeting+

8:15 am – 12:00 pm

Administrator Boot Camp+

+ requires separate registration

Thursday, January 24 Schedule >>

AUPO Annual Meeting 2019
Program and Schedule

Thursday, January 24

6:30 am – 5:15 pm

Registration Open

6:30 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

7:45 am – 8:00 am

Welcome and AUPO Updates
Welcome - Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD
EVP Update - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA
Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring Program Update - Keith D. Carter, MD

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Time Management for Academic Leaders: Personal Time Management

Introduction - Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD

Guest Presenter - Russell Rosenzweig
Managing time efficiently in the face of myriad competing demands remains one of the foremost challenges for effective leadership. Entrepreneur Russ Rosenzweig, founder of the Round Table Group, CEO of 86 Pillars LLC, and director of the Silicon Valley Institute of Business Innovation has been leading Peer Forums of Department Chairs at the University of Chicago for the past six years. Russ has expertise in the nuances of time/energy management for academic leaders and will share best practices in personal time management. Managing datastreams (including e-mail), efficient scheduling of meetings, effective calendaring, and building a culture of efficiency will be covered. Integrating research, reading lists, hobbies and passions into datastreams will be highlighted.

Panel Discussion - David Calkins, PhD; Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD; Stephen McLeod, MD; Stacy Pineles, MD

9:30 am – 9:55 am

Break

9:55 am – 11:15 am

Gown for Town - Finding Synergy Between Community and Department
Introduction - Steven Feldon, MD, MBA
Improving Population Eye Health - Jane Edmond, MD

Implementing Population Eye Health
Outreach Clinics - Evan 'Jake' Waxman, MD, PhD
Screening and Risk Assessment - Rajeev Ramchandran, MD, MBA
Mobile Vans - Bartly Mondino, MD

Improving Our Community
Technology Transfer - Steven Feldon, MD, MBA
Business/Community Partnerships - Patricia Steves O'Neil

Improving Eye Care in the Community
Project ECHO and Novel CME - Rajeev Ramchandran, MD, MBA
Education Across the Divide - Courtney Francis, MD

Panel Discussion

10:45 am – 12:30 pm

Research Directors Quick Exchanges Program
This fast-paced ice-breaker event is a get-acquainted opportunity for Directors of Research to kick-start the meeting. Congregating in pairs, participants will have a limited time to introduce selves, describe institutional set up (size, organizational structure, etc.), discuss topics of interest. Just as the conversation is getting started it will be time to meet your next colleague!

11:15 am - 11:35 am Organization Reports
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology - David W. Parke, II, MD
  • American Board of Ophthalmology - George B. Bartley, MD

11:35 am – 11:55 am

Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education
Active Teaching - Preston H. Blomquist, MD

11:55 am – 12:15 pm

Excellence in Medical Student Education Award
Relevant? - Daniel Knoch, MD

12:15 pm – 12:20 pm

AAO Commitment to Advocacy Award Presentation
Presented by Kurt F. Heitman, MD

12:20 pm – 12:45 pm

AUPO Business Meeting (Chairs)

12:20 pm – 1:30 pm

Break - Lunch on Own

1:30 pm – 3:20 pm

A Match Made in San Francisco - Getting the Right Applicants for Your Program
Introduction - R. Michael Siatkowski, MD

Attracting the Best Applicants
What do Students Want and Where do they go for Information? - Prithvi Sankar, MD
Pros and Cons of Recruiting Your Own Students - Rukhsana Mirza, MD
Defining Your Program's Priorities - Timothy Stout, MD, PhD
Audience Q & A

Reviewing Applications
Screening, Reading Scoring, Ranking Applications - Tara Uhler, MD; Natalie Kerr, MD; Terri Trotter; and Miea Williams
Evaluating Candidates' Research Portfolios - Steven Fliesler, PhD
Pros and Cons of the Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) - Jeff Pettey, MD
Audience Q & A

Interview Technique Tips
Thoughts from a Department COO - Garyl Geist, Macc
Best Practices from Program Directors and Coordinators

  • Consistency for Candidates and Faculty; and The Orientation Speech - Andrew Hendershot, MD and Meredith Hess
  • Standardized Behavioral Questions: The Why and How -  Misha Syed, MD, MEHP
  • Splitting the Team and Doing Due Diligence - Susan Culican, MD, PhD
  • Evidence-Based Questions and The Image We Project - Laura K. Green, MD

Novel Future Approaches
Situational Judgment Interviews - Thomas Geiger, MS
Assessing Interpersonal and Communication Skills and Professional Behaviors Using Standardized Video Interviews - B. Renee Overton, MBA
Audience Q & A

Closing - Evan 'Jake' Waxman, MD, PhD

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Incorporating Research into the Educational Mission of the Department
Introduction - Patricia D'Amore, PhD

How We Incorporate Research Into Our Education Mission
  • Wills Eye - Leslie Hyman, PhD and Julia A. Haller, MD
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Patricia D'Amore, PhD and Joan W. Miller, MD
  • Duke Eye Center - Scott W. Cousins, MD and Pratap Challa, MD
  • Kellogg Eye Center - Thomas W. Gardner, MD, MS and Shahzad Mian, MD
  • University of Minnesota - Deborah Ferrington, MEd, PhD and Erik van Kuijk, MD, PhD
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Clinic Workflow and Teaching: Clashing or Complementary?
Introduction - Emily Graubart, MD and Prithvi Sankar, MD
Why Teach? Academic Mission/Goals vs. Economic/Regulatory Realities - Joan O'Brien, MD
Who are the Teachers? - Anjulie Quick, MD
What to Teach Medical Students While Seeing Patients? - Emily Graubart, MD and Prithvi Sankar, MD
Where is the Best Place to Teach Certain Skills? - Daniel Knoch, MD
How to Integrate a Teaching Curriculum into Your Workflow - Jeff Pettey, MD
The Patient Experience and Multiple Learners - Peter Netland, MD
Wrap Up and Discussion
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Ophthalmology PGY-1 - Reasons, Structures, and Lessons Learned
Moderated by Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD; Laura K. Green, MD and Jeff H. Pettey, MD

Introduction - Laura K. Green, MD
Data from Survey on Internships - Parisa Taravati, MD
Joint with Internal Medicine - Thomas A. Oetting, MD and Laura Pitlick
Joint with Surgery - Laura L. Wayman, MD
Resident Experience with Joint Internship - Sravanthi Vegunta, MD
RRC Perspective - Shahzad Mian, MD
Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception
Registered attendees and registered guests are invited to attend the Welcome Reception. Enjoy an array of savory hors d’oeuvres and a full selection of beverages.

Friday, January 25 Schedule >>

AUPO Annual Meeting 2019
Program and Schedule

Friday, January 25

6:30 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Open

6:45 am – 7:45 am

Breakfast with Colleagues Networking Roundtables

  1. Getting Faculty to Teach in Clinic and Share Cases in OR – Susan Culican, MD
  2. Increasing Diversity in Residency Programs – Shahzad Mian, MD
  3. Getting Large Scale Clinical Data from Epic – Michael Boland, MD
  4. Engaging URM Students in Ophthalmology – Anju Goyal, MD and Lisa Kelly, MD
  5. Stewarding Students Through Their First Research Project – Emily Graubart, MD and Sandra Montezuma, MD
  6. Research as a Driver of Philanthropy: How to Work with Development – Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD
  7. Advancing Ophthalmology’s Relevance in the Academic Medical Center – Stephen McLeod, MD
  8. Physician Compensation Models – Kimberly Crowder, MD
  9. Feedback: How to Make It Effective and Routine - Douglas Fredrick, MD
  10. International Ophthalmology - Jeff H. Pettey, MD and Grace Sun, MD
  11. Building a Meaningful Wellness Curriculum for Residents – Anita Gupta, MD
  12. Streamlining Physician Onboarding – Michelle Chizek, MBA

7:15 am – 8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

7:55 am – 8:00 am

Welcome and Announcements - Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD

8:00 am – 9:30 am

President’s Symposium: Professionalism in Academic Ophthalmology

  • Introduction and Overview - Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
  • Sexual Harassment in Ophthalmology Training Programs - Michelle Cabrera, MD
  • Professionalism in Resident and Fellow Training - Daniel Moore, MD
  • Professionalism in Vision Science Research - Alapakkam Sampath, PhD
  • Professionalism in Action - The Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professionalism Advocacy - Paul Sternberg, Jr, MD
  • Moderated Scenarios for Discussion - Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
  • Discussion

9:30 am – 9:50 am

    Organization Reports

    • Journal of Academic Ophthalmology - George A. 'Jack' Cioffi, MD
    • AUPO Fellowship Compliance Committee - Michael Belin, MD
    • Alliance for Eye and Vision Research/National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research - James Jorkasky
    • SF Match - Dennis Thomatos

    9:50 am – 10:15 am

    Break

    10:15 am – 10:35 am

    Organization Reports

    • National Eye Institute - Paul A. Sieving, MD, PhD
    • Research to Prevent Blindness - Brian F. Hofland, PhD

    10:35 am – 11:00 am

    RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research
    The Inflammasome is a Target for Macular Degeneration - Jayakrishna Ambati, MD
     

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    What's Hot in Research?

    • Epigenetics - Jeffrey M. Gross, PhD
    • Imaging - William Brunken, PhD
    • Circadian Rhythms - Michael Iuvone, PhD

    11:30 am – 12:15 pm

    RPB/AUPO Resident and Fellow Research Forum

    • Taurocholic Acid Prevents Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in In Vitro Models - Joshua Barnett, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    • Macular Vascular Microcirculation in Eyes with Open Angle Glaucoma Using Different Visual Field Severity Classification Systems - Karine D. Bojikian, MD, PhD, University of Washington
    • Measuring and Modulating Lipid Handling Pathways in the RPE: Implications for Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Jason Matthew Lewis Miller, MD, PhD, University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center
    • The Use of High Resolution Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT) for the Diagnosis and Differentiation of Conjunctival Lymphoma, Conjunctival Amyloidosis and Benign Lymphoid Hyperplasia - Nandini Venkateswaran, MD, University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    Research Directors Membership Meeting and Luncheon

    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Residency Review Committee (RRC) Update

    RRC Program Review Process
    Joel S. Schuman, MD and Kathleen Quinn-Leering, PhD

    • Ophthalmology Review Committee: Composition, Responsibilities, Staff
    • Annual Review: Process, Tips for completing program information in ADS, Common citations and AFIs

    Ophthalmology Requirements Focused Revision: Integrating the PGY1 into the Residency Laura L. Wayman, MD and Andreas Lauer, MD

    ACGME Updates Shahzad Mian, MD

    • Common Program Requirements Revision, Single Accreditation System, Wellness, CLER/PS/QI

    Panel Discussion and Question and AnswerNatalie C. Kerr, MD; Andreas K. Lauer, MD; Shahzad Mian, MD; Joel S. Schuman, MD; Tara Uhler, MD; and Laura L. Wayman, MD

    1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

    Small(er) and Mighty
    Moderators: David A. Quillen, MD and Oscar A. Cruz, MD

    One-third of academic departments of ophthalmology consist of three residents per year or less.  These programs face unique challenges as they strive to fulfill their patient care, research, education, and community service missions.  The goal of this session is to address several of these challenges from the perspective of small(er) departments that function in the complex environment of a large academic health system.

    • Introduction - David A. Quillen, MD
    • Demonstrating Relevancy - Jeffrey Henderer, MD
    • Fulfilling ACGME Requirements - Oscar A. Cruz, MD
    • Optimizing Faculty Recruitment - Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD
    • Discussion, Audience Q & A

    1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    Ophthalmology Medical Student Education Paper Session

    • Introduction - Anju Goyal, MD and Jamie B. Rosenberg, MD
    • State of Ophthalmology Education Survey - Nathaniel R. Moxon, BA
    • Gender-based Differences in Letters of Recommendation Written for Ophthalmology Residency Applicants - Fei Lin, BA
    • Evaluation of Smartphone Fundoscopy as an Adjunct Educational Technique in Medical School - Tú Trần, MSC
    • Ophthalmology Urgent Care Preceptorship: Building Medical Student Ophthalmic Knowledge and Developing Residents-as-Teachers - Michael Wilkinson, MD
    • Visiting Student Away Rotations in Ophthalmology: A Study of Medical Students' Experiences and Perspectives - Sunny Patel, MD
    • Team-based Learning in a Flipped-Classroom to Teach Ophthalmology to 3rd Year Medicine Clerks - Jamie B. Rosenberg, MD
    • A Model for Enhancing Medical Student Interest in Ophthalmology - Ariane Kaplan, MD
    2:30 pm - 3:10 pm Break

    2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

    Evolving Organizational Structures: Management Services Organizations (MSOs)
    Presenter: Joe Carroll, MA

    The role of modern-day Management Services Organizations (MSOs) in ophthalmology will be reviewed in detail. The presentation will cover the various types of MSOs developing in ophthalmology, typical services that are provided, and why it is important to be familiar with MSOs in academic institutions and private practices.

    2:55 pm - 4:25 pm

    Mentorship and Faculty Development

    • Introduction - Nicholas J. Volpe, MD
    • Mentorship versus Faculty Development - Rukhsana Mirza, MD
    • Current State: Challenges to Faculty Development and Mentorship - Nicholas J. Volpe, MD
    • How I do it: Tools for Faculty Development - All Presenters
    • School-wide Formal Programs for Faculty Development and Mentorship - Erik Van Kuijk, MD
    • Mentors for PDs and Chairs: You are never too Old - Mark Mannis, MD
    • Research Mentorship: K Award and Beyond - Terri Young, MD
    • Pearls and Pitfalls: My Own experiences with My Mentors, Mentees, and Developing Faculty - Don D’Amico, MD
    • Discussion

    3:10 pm – 4:40 pm

    Medical Student Educators Membership Meeting

    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Reception
    Registered attendees and registered guests - please join us for light hors d'oeuvres and a full selection of beverages prior to the banquet.

    7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    Banquet
    This sit-down, plated dinner event is an enjoyable way to continue conversations with friends before going separate ways on Saturday. The banquet is included for all registered attendees and registered guests.

    Saturday, January 26 Schedule >>

    AUPO Annual Meeting 2019
    Program and Schedule

    Saturday, January 26

    6:30 am – 11:30 am

    Registration Open

    6:45 am – 7:45 am

    Breakfast with Colleagues Networking Roundtables

    1. Advocacy and Working with Your State Society – Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
    2. Developing Resident QI Projects – Mike Siatkowski, MD
    3. Engaging Millennials – Andy Hendershot, MD
    4. Developing Fair Leave and Vacation Policies – Tara Uhler, MD
    5. Advising Medical Students on the Match – Prithvi Sankar, MD and Rebecca Metzinger, MD
    6. How to Deal with Problem Faculty – Steve Fliesler, PhD
    7. Pay for Performance: How I Measure and Incentivize Faculty – Frederick W. Fraunfelder, MD, MBA
    8. Seven Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming Chair – Mark I. Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA
    9. Effectively Managing Your Multi-Generational Physicians and Staff – Jenny Hinebaugh, MHA
    10. Marketing Techniques to Increase Patient Volume – Loretta Todaro, MSHL
    11. Leveraging/Maximizing the BCSC for Resident Education - Evan 'Jake' Waxman, MD, PhD

    7:15 am – 8:15 am

    Continental Breakfast

    8:00 am – 9:30 am

    Tele-ophthalmology

    • Introduction and Overview - James Tsai, MD
    • Tele-glaucoma - Julia A. Haller, MD
    • Autonomous Diagnostic AI for Diabetic Retinopathy - Michael Abramoff, MD
    • Gaps in Glaucoma Addressed by Artificial Intelligence - Louis Pasquale, MD
    • Tele-ROP - Michael Chiang, MD
    • Tele-ophthalmology: Role in Population Health - Rajeev Ramchandran, MD
    • Tele-ophthalmology: Focus on Under-served Populations - April Maa, MD
    • Tele-ophthalmology: Training and Implementation - Paul Chan, MD
    • Audience Q & A

    9:30 am – 9:45 am

    Break and Transition to Workshops (choose one)

    9:45 am – 11:15 am

    Best Practices for Research Directors

    • Introduction - Patricia D'Amore, PhD
    • Providing "Oversight" for Postdoctoral Fellows - William Brunken, PhD
    • Developing a Mentoring Culture for Faculty - Patricia D'Amore, PhD
    • Clinical Research - Vittorio Porciatti, PhD
    • Wrap Up and Discussion of How This Workshop Should be Structured in Future

    9:45 am – 11:15 am

    Leveraging Residents and Fellows as Teachers
    Moderators - Susan Forster, MD and Jamie Rosenberg, MD

    • Introduction - Jamie Rosenberg, MD
    • Value of Near Peer Teaching - Ninani Kombo, MD
    • How to Prepare Your Resident to Teach - Alice Lorch, MD, MPH
    • Teaching Young Teachers to Deal with Difficult Learners - Anu Khanna, MD
    • Incorporating Residents into Your Teaching Curriculum - Misha Syed, MD, MEHP
    • Utilizing Technology to Help Residents Teach - Anurag Shrivastava, MD
    • Deadly Sins of Teaching – Nicholas J. Volpe MD
    • Wrap up and Discussion

    9:45 am – 11:15 am

    Strategic Planning Simulation Part 2
    Moderator - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA

    Read Case (Participants)

    • Review of Simulation Techniques/Outcomes from Prior Strategic Planning Session - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA
    • Updated SWOT and Fitting Into the Dean’s Halcion Vision - James Tsai, MD
    • Strategic Options and Priorities for Research and Technology - J. Timothy Stout, MD, PhD
    • Strategic Options and Priorities for Residency Training - Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
    • Strategic Options Patient Care Expansion - Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
    • Summary and Panel Discussion - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA, Moderator

    9:45 am – 11:15 am

    Administrative Challenges
    Moderators - Jenny Hinebaugh, Roger Pinkert and Brent Price

    The Chair/Administrator Relationship - Paul A. Edwards, MD and Steven Horger
    Administrator Succession Planning - Roger Pinkert, MBA and Dana White, CPA
     Panel Q & A

    9:45 am - 11:45 am Teaching Wellness
    Moderators: Shahzad Mian, MD and Grace Sun, MD

    Introduction - Shahzad Mian, MD and Grace Sun, MD

    Ophthalmologist Wellness: Teaching Residents How to Prevent Burnout - Heidi Allespach, PhD

    • Audience Q & A

    Panel

    • Coordinators on the Front Line:  Recognizing Trainees in Trouble - Sophia Zimmermann, MHI
    • Cultivating and Evaluating Resident Wellness - Anita Gupta, MD
    • Learning Wellness - Janice Law, MD
    • Promoting a Culture of Wellness in Programs - Paul Lee, MD, JD

    Conclusion

    11:45 am

    Meeting Adjourns

    Educating the Educators

    Our model forum, created by residency program directors, focuses on faculty development and engagement, curriculum development, and resident education. Communicating critical content to medical students and residents requires effective teaching and mentoring skills. Symposia, free papers and poster sessions, provide a platform for exchanging and exploring innovative approaches to training and counseling with an emphasis on evidence based practice and results.

    Educating the Educators Schedule - Wednesday, January 23, 2019 >>

    AUPO Annual Meeting 2019
    Educating the Educators Program

    Wednesday, January 23

    6:45 am – 8:00 am

    Registration and Continental Breakfast

    7:00 am – 8:00 am

    New Program Directors Networking and Breakfast

    8:00 am – 8:05 am

    Welcome and Announcements - R. Michael Siatkowski, MD

    8:05 am – 8:30 am

    Organizational Updates

    • San Francisco Match (SF Match) Updates - Dennis Thomatos
    • ​​​​​Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) Updates - Kathryn Peters, PMP
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Young Ophthalmologists (YO) Updates - Jeff Pettey, MD
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology Committee for Resident Education: Simulation and ONE Network Updates - Laura Green, MD
    • National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) Updates - Maria Zacharias

    8:30 am – 9:40 am

    Free Paper Session

    • Introduction - Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD
    • Implementation of a "Flipped Classroom" Model for Ophthalmology Resident Education - Tatiana Deveney, MD
    • Predictors of Success on the Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) Examination - Shazia Dharssi, BS
    • Outcomes of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery Performed by Resident and Attending Surgeons - Jennifer Larson, MD
    • Quantifying the Educational Benefit of Additional Cataract Surgery Cases in Resident Education - Daniel Liebman, BA 
    • The Efficacy of a Teleretinal Screening in a Medical Student Free Clinic with Resident Supervision - Kelly Mitchell, MD
    • Protective Eyewear for the Functionally Monocular Patient: A Quality Improvement Initiative - Kyle Rogers, MD
    • Factors Influencing Ophthalmology Residents Post-Graduate Career Choices - Sidra Zafar, MD
    • Panel Discussion

    9:40 am – 10:00 am

    Break  - Poster Viewing and Exhibits

    10:00 am – 11:50 am

    Managing Difficult Situations in Graduate Medical Education
    In this symposium strategies for early recognition of problem trainees and managing difficult situations will be discussed. A panel of educators, administrators and legal counsel will share experiences on mentoring, documentation, and potential legal ramifications.

    • Introduction - Laura Wayman, MD
    • The Program Director’s Responsibility to the Trainee and to the Program - Grace Sun, MD
    • The Resident’s Perspective - Jeffrey McMahon, MD
    • The GME’s Perspective - Don Abrams, MD
    • Policy, Procedure, and the Impact on the Program’s Accreditation - John Potts, MD
    • Resources for the Trainees and Faculty - Mary Yarborough, MD
    • The Legal Ramifications and Due Process - Sarah Hunter, JD
    • Panel Discussion, Audience Q & A

    11:50 am – 1:00 pm

    Lunch (included) and Poster Viewing

    1:00 pm – 2:40 pm

    Shark Tank: Innovations in Resident Education
    Not every idea, improvement, or advance in ophthalmology residency training fits into a poster or paper session. During this fun, quick-hitting session patterned after the TV show Shark Tank, nine ophthalmologists will pitch their concepts to the Sharks (panel + audience), who will have an opportunity to vote on the ideas.

    • Introduction - Jeff Pettey, MD
    • Integrating Case Logs with your EHR - Michael Boland, MD, PhD
    • A New Web Based Resident Cataract Surgery Tracking Tool - Peter Veldman, MD
    • Fitness for Residents - Gary Legault, MD
    • EHR Best Practices for Resident Staffing - Thomas Hwang, MD
    • Virtual Reality Simulation for Ocular Incision and Dissection Training - Daniel Hutter, MD
    • Ophthalmology Diversity Equity Inclusion Mentorship Pipeline Program - Ariane Kaplan, MD
    • Establishing your ERA - Andrew Hendershot, MD
    • Night Float (Call Coverage) - Tatiana Deveney, MD
    • Buddy Call Checklist - Casey Beal, MD
    • Audience Q & A

    Sharks: Preston Blomquist, MD; Susan Culican, MD, PhD; David Goldman, MBA, MD; Janice Law, MD

    2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

    Break - Poster Viewing and Exhibits

    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Invited Guest Lecture
    Introduction - Dmitry Pyatetsky, MD
    Simulation in Medical Education - Walter Eppich, MD, PhD

    4:00 pm – 4:10 pm

    Audience Q & A

    4:10 pm - 4:15 pm Shark Tank Award Announcement - Jeff Pettey, MD
    4:15 pm - 4:20 pm Conclusion and Adjournment

    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    Reception

    Administrator Program

    The administrator educational  program provides professional development, networking opportunities, and resource solutions for academic administrators in departments of ophthalmology.  Over two-and-a-half days, administrator attendees explore unique issues on topics encompassing clinical operations, financial management, human resources, compliance/risk management, information technology and more.

    New in 2019 - Administrator Boot Camp! This complimentary half-day program will provide administrators with advice and perspective on successful strategies for leading departments of ophthalmology. While the course is designed primarily for new administrators within three years of hire, any administrator who is registered for the annual meeting is welcome to participate. Separate registration is required.

    Administrator Boot Camp Schedule >>

    Administrator Boot Camp
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    8:15 am - 12:00 pm

    6:45 am – 8:15 am

    Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:15 am – 8:35 am

    Relationships
    Chair, Program Director, Residency Coordinator, Medical Student Director, etc. - Tim Cibula, MPH:HA, University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine and Salvatore Loiacono, MPA , Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Health

     

    Education

    8:35 am – 8:45 am

    ACGME and Residency Program - Denise Rettig, MHA/MBA, Carver College of Medicine and University of Iowa Health Care

    8:45 am - 8:55 am

    Institutional Relationships - Salvatore Loiacono, MPA, Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Health

    8:55 am - 9:05 am

    Continuing Medical Education - Bonnie Wang, FACHE, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    9:05 am - 9:35 am

    Education Panel Discussion

    9:35 am - 9:55 am

    Break

     

    Patient Care

    9:55 am - 10:05 am

    Physician Compensation - Craig Campbell, MPA, West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia Health

    10:05 am - 10:15 am

    Patient Satisfaction - Tim Cibula, MPA:HA, University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine

    10:15 am - 10:25 am

    Capital Purchases - Abigail Strickland, MBA, University of Kansas School of Medicine

    10:25 am - 10:55 am

    Patient Care Panel Discussion

     

    Finance

    10:55 am - 11:05 am

    Philanthropy - Cameron Blount, MA, UC Davis School of Medicine

    11:05 am - 11:15 am

    Research and Grant Management - Michelle Chizek, MBA, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and UW Health

    11:15 am - 11:25 am

    School and Department Funding Models - Debra Rogers, MSM, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

    11:25 am - 11:55 am

    Finance Panel Discussion

    11:55 am - 12:00 pm

    Wrap Up and Discussion

    Administrator Program Schedule >>

    AUPO Annual Meeting 2019
    Administrator Program

    Wednesday, January 23

    6:45 am – 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

    8:15 am - 12:00 pm Administrator Boot Camp

    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Administrator Welcome Reception


    Thursday, January 24

    6:30 am – 8:00 am

    Continental Breakfast

    6:30 am - 5:15 pm Registration Open

    7:45 am – 8:00 am

    Welcome and Updates – AUPO General Session

    8:00 am – 9:30 am

    Time Management for Academic Leaders: Personal Time Management
    Managing time efficiently in the face of myriad competing demands remains one of the foremost challenges for effective leadership. Entrepreneur Russ Rosenzweig, founder of the Round Table Group, CEO of 86 Pillars LLC and director of the Silicon Valley Institute of Business Innovation has been leading Peer Forums of Department Chairs at the University of Chicago for the past six years. Russ has expertise in the nuances of time/energy management for academic leaders and will share best practices in personal time management. Managing datastreams (including e-mail), efficient scheduling of meetings, effective calendaring, and building a culture of efficiency will be covered. Integrating research, reading lists, hobbies and passions into datastreams will be highlighted.

    Introduction - Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
    Presentation - Russ. W. Rosenzweig
    Panel Discussion - David Calkins, PhD; Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD; Stephen McLeod, MD; Stacy Pineles, MD; Debra Rogers, MS

    9:30 am – 9:45 am

    Break

    9:45 am – 10:15 am

    My Back Yard - Sean M. Popoff, University of Minnesota Medical School

    10:15 am - 10:45 am My Back Yard - Michele Premo, MBA, Weill Cornell Medical College

    10:45 am – 11:00 am

    Break

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm Listserv Live - Working Lunch and Hot Topics - Moderated by Garyl Geist, MAcc and Robert La Follette, MBA, CMPE
    12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Break and Meet Transportation for Offsite Activity at Convention Center near Caribbean Ballrooms

    1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Administrator Offsite Networking Event
    University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Tour (transportation provided)
    Dinner at 15th Street Fisheries- 


    Friday, January 25

    6:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration Open

    6:45 am – 7:45 am

    Breakfast with Colleagues Networking Roundtables

    1. Getting Faculty to Teach in Clinic and Share Cases in OR – Susan M. Culican, MD, PhD
    2. Increasing Diversity in Residency Programs – Shahzad Mian, MD
    3. Getting Large Scale Clinical Data from Epic – Michael Boland, MD
    4. Engaging URM Students in Ophthalmology – Anju Goyal, MD and Lisa Kelly, MD
    5. Stewarding Students Through Their First Research Project – Emily Graubart, MD and Sandra Montezuma MD
    6. Research as a Driver of Philanthropy: How to Work with Development – Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD
    7. Advancing Ophthalmology’s Relevance in the Academic Medical Center – Stephen McLeod, MD
    8. Physician Compensation Models – Kimberly Crowder, MD
    9. Feedback: How to Make It Effective and Routine - Douglas Fredrick, MD
    10. International Ophthalmology - Jeff H. Pettey, MD and Grace Sun, MD
    11. Building a Meaningful Wellness Curriculum for Residents – Anita Gupta, MD
    12. Streamlining Physician Onboarding – Michelle Chizek, MBA

    7:15 am – 8:15 am

    Continental Breakfast

    8:00 am – 9:30 am

    AUPO President’s Symposium: Professionalism in Academic Ophthalmology

    • Introduction and Overview - Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
    • Sexual Harassment in Ophthalmology Training Programs - Michelle Cabrera, MD
    • Professionalism in Resident and Fellow Training - Daniel Moore, MD
    • Professionalism in Vision Science Research - Alapakkam Sampath, PhD
    • Professionalism in Action - The Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professionalism Advocacy - Paul Sternberg, Jr, MD
    • Moderated Scenarios for Discussion - Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
    • Discussion

    9:30 am – 10:00 am

    Break

    10:00 am – 10:30 am

    My Back Yard - Cathy Kowalewski, MBA, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Apple Health - Robert La Follette, MBA, CMPE

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    The Future of Ophthalmology - Robert Weinreb, MD

    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    Lunch on Own / Buddy Lunch

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Managing Trust: How Leaders Can Leverage Trust to Improve Attitudes and Performance at Work - Cecily Cooper, PhD
    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
    2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Evolving Organizational Structures: Management Services Organizations (MSOs)  - Joe Carroll, MA
    The role of modern-day Management Services Organizations (MSOs) in ophthalmology will be reviewed in detail. The presentation will cover the various types of MSOs developing in ophthalmology, typical services that are provided, and why it is important to be familiar with MSOs in academic institutions and private practices.

    6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    Reception and Banquet


    Saturday, January 26

    6:30 am - 12:00 pm Registration Open

    6:45 am – 7:45 am

    Breakfast with Colleagues Networking Roundtable

    1. Advocacy and Working with Your State Society – Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
    2. Developing Resident QI Projects – R. Michael Siatkowski, MD
    3. Engaging Millennials – Andy Hendershot, MD
    4. Developing Fair Leave and Vacation Policies – Tara Uhler, MD
    5. Advising Medical Students on the Match – Prithvi Sankar, MD and Rebecca Metzinger, MD
    6. How to Deal with Problem Faculty – Steven J. Fliesler, PhD
    7. Pay for Performance: How I Measure and Incentivize Faculty – Frederick W. Fraunfelder, MD, MBA
    8. Seven Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming Chair – Mark I. Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA
    9. Effectively Managing Your Multi-Generational Physicians and Staff – Jenny Hinebaugh, MHA
    10. Marketing Techniques to Increase Patient Volume – Loretta Todaro, MSHL
    11. Leveraging/Maximizing the BCSC for Resident Education - Evan 'Jake' Waxman, MD, PhD

    7:15 am – 8:15 am

    Continental Breakfast

    8:00 am – 9:00 am

    Increasing Clinical Efficiency:  Patient Work Flow - Carol McDonald

    9:00 am – 9:30 am

    Business Meeting

    9:30 am – 9:45 am

    Break and Transition to Workshops

    Workshop Times

    Joint Workshop Options

    9:45 am – 11:15 am

    Administrative Challenges
    Moderators - Jenny Hinebaugh, MHA; Roger Pinkert, MBA and Brent Price, CPA, MBA

    • The Chair/Administrator Relationship - Paul A. Edwards, MD and Steven Horger
    • Administrator Succession Planning - Roger Pinkert, MBA and Dana White
    •  Panel Q & A

    9:45 am – 11:15 am

    Strategic Planning Simulation Part 2
    Moderator - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA

    Read Case (Participants)

    • Review of Simulation Techniques Outcomes from Prior Strategic Planning Session - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA
    • Updated SWOT and Fitting Into the Dean’s Halcion Vision - James Tsai, MD
    • Strategic Options and Priorities for Research and Technology - Tim Stout, MD, PhD
    • Strategic Options and Priorities for Residency Training - Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD
    • Strategic Options Patient Care Expansion - Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
    • Summary and Panel Discussion - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA, Moderator

    9:45 am – 11:15 am

    Best Practices for Research Directors

    • Introduction
    • Providing "Oversight" for Postdoctoral Fellows - William Brunken, PhD
    • Developing a Mentoring Culture for Faculty - Patricia D'Amore, PhD
    • Clinical Research - Vittorio Porciatti, PhD
    • Wrap Up and Discussion of How This Workshop Should be Structured in Future

    9:45 am – 11:15 am

    Leveraging Residents and Fellows as Teachers
    Moderators - Susan Forster, MD and Jamie Rosenberg, MD

    • Introduction - Jamie Rosenberg, MD
    • Value of Near Peer Teaching - Ninani Kombo, MD
    • How to Prepare Your Resident to Teach - Alice Lorch, MD
    • Teaching Young Teachers to Deal with Difficult Learners - Anu Khanna, MD
    • Incorporating Residents into Your Teaching Curriculum - Misha Syed, MD
    • Utilizing Technology to Help Residents Teach - Anurag Shrivastava, MD
    • Deadly Sins of Teaching – Nicholas J. Volpe MD
    • Wrap up and Discussion
    9:45 am - 11: 45 am Teaching Wellness
    Moderators: Shahzad Mian, MD and Grace Sun, MD

    Introduction - Shahzad Mian, MD and Grace Sun, MD

    Ophthalmologist Wellness: Teaching Residents How to Prevent Burnout - Heidi Allespach, PhD

    • Audience Q & A

    Panel

    • Coordinators on the Front Line:  Recognizing Trainees in Trouble - Sophia Zimmermann, MHI
    • Cultivating and Evaluating Resident Wellness - Anita Gupta, MD
    • Learning Wellness - Janice Law, MD
    • Promoting a Culture of Wellness in Programs - Paul Lee, MD, JD

    Conclusion

    Residency Program Coordinator and Manager Program

    Residency Program Managers and Coordinators play an integral role in residency education. Two full days of educational sessions for program coordinators will enhance communication between programs, bring forth novel ideas and improve ophthalmology education. Presentations are designed around contributing to efficient and effective transitions and best practices related to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP), American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), SF Match and AUPO Fellowship Compliance Committee (FCC) and systems.

    Residency Program Coordinator and Manager Program Schedule >>

    AUPO Annual Meeting 2019
    Program Coordinator and Manager Program

    Wednesday, January 23

    6:45 am - 5:00 pm Registration Open

    6:45 am – 8:00 am

    Registration and Continental Breakfast – Educating the Educators*

    8:00 am – 4:20 pm

    Educating the Educators Meeting*

    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    Educating the Educators Reception*

    *optional; requires separate registration

    Thursday, January 24

    6:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
    6:30 am - 5:15 pm Registration Open

    7:00 am – 7:55 am

    New Program Coordinator Welcome with Breakfast

    8:00 am – 8:25 am

    Welcome and IntroductionsSusan Minnieweather; Wendy Cohen, C-TAGME; Terri Trotter
    Icebreaker and Team Building Exercise - Sophia Zimmermann, MHI

    8:30 am – 9:45 am

    SF Match, AUPO FCC, and OKAP Updates - Damien Joseph, Timothy Losch, Dennis Thomatos, and Kathryn Peters, PMP

    9:45 am – 9:55 am

    Break and Exhibits

    10:00 am – 11:15 am

    Resident Management System Demonstrations/Roundtables:
    E-value, Med Hub, New Innovations

    11:35 am – 12:20 pm

    Straatsma Award, Excellence in Medical Student Education Award, and AAO Commitment to Advocacy Award Presentations

    12:20 pm – 1:15 pm

    Break - Lunch on Own

    1:30 pm – 3:20 pm

    A Match Made in San Francisco: Getting the Right Applicants for Your Program

    3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break

    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Ophthalmology PGY-1: Reasons, Structures, and Lessons Learned

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception

    7:30 pm

    Coordinator Social Activity


    Friday, January 25

    6:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration

    7:15 am – 7:55 am

    Continental Breakfast

    8:00 am – 8:25 am

    Reflection on Thursday Sessions

    8:30 am – 8:55 am

    Self-Study Experiences - Open Forum

    9:00 am - 9:30 am ACGME Updates and Strategies - Juanita Braxton, MBA, EdS, PhD
    9:30 am - 9:45 am Break

    9:45 am – 10:40 am

    Inconsistencies in Recommendations - Cracking the Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Code - Meghan Johnson

    10:45 am - 11:30 am Coordinator Wellness Juanita Braxton, MBA, EdS, PhD

    11:30 am – 12:50 pm

    Break - Lunch on Own

    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Residency Review Committee (RRC) Update

    2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Break

    2:45 pm - 3:10 pm

    Coordinator Forum - Sharing Best Practices

    3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

    Resident Wellness - Pamela Cromell, BA; Helen Howell, BS; Shahzad Mian, MD; and Sophia Zimmermann, MHI

    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

    Communication Across Generations in Ophthalmology: Smoke Signals to Snellen Charts - Sophia Zimmermann, MHI

    4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

    Closing Announcements, Meeting Recap and Call for 2020 Annual Meeting Planning Committee Nominations
    The Future of Residency Program Coordinators and Managers Executive Council

    6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Reception and Banquet

    Boot Camp for New Chairs

    AUPO’s innovative Boot Camp for New Chairs provides chairs, within approximately three years of hire, with advice and perspective on successful strategies for leading departments of ophthalmology. Structured as a two-year program, topics rotate as follows:

    • Odd Years: Managing Departmental Finances, Building a Culture, Understanding Human Resources and Associated Challenges, and Philanthropy 101
    • Even Years: Recruitment and Retention of Faculty, Mentoring, School and Hospital Relationships, and Work Delegation and Work-Life Balance

    Contact the AUPO office for more information about this program.