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AUPO Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting program offers discovery through symposia; focused paper presentations; roundtable networking sessions; interactive 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.

AUPO Annual Meeting Schedule

Annual Meeting Schedule-at-Glance - Jan 24 - 28 >>

AUPO Annual Meeting 2023
Schedule-at-Glance

Times listed in Pacific Standard Time

Tuesday, January 24  
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Registration Open
Wednesday, January 25  
6:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration Open
7:00 am - 4:30 pm Educating the Educators (EE) Meeting
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Administrator Boot Camp
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Boot Camp for New Chairs
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm New Program Director Member Reception 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Research Director Member Reception
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Boot Camp for New Chairs Reception
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Educating the Educators Reception
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Administrator Attendee Reception
Thursday, January 26  
6:30 am -  5:00 pm Registration Open
6:30 am - 8:00 am Breakfast
7:00 am - 7:45 am

New Member Welcome and Networking Sessions

  • Directors of Medical Student Education
  • Administrators
  • Coordinators
7:45 am - 8:00 am

AUPO Welcome and Updates

  • Organizational Updates - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA
  • Journal of Academic Ophthalmology - George (Jack) Cioffi, MD
8:00 am - 8:20 am

AUPO/ AAO Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education

  • Introduction - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA
  • How do we Invent the Future of Ophthalmology? - Laura K. Green, MD
8:20 am - 8:40 am

AUPO/AAO Excellence in Medical Student Education Award

  • Introduction - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA
  • Pathways to Academic Advancement - Prithvi Sankar, MD
8:40 am - 8:45 am AAO Commitment to Advocacy Award Presentation
  • Introduction - Laura K. Green, MD
8:45 am - 9:15 am Break
9:15 am - 10:45 am

Professionalism: Challenges in the Changing Academic Medicine Landscape
This session will highlight unique professionalism challenges and perspectives for each of our constituent groups. Speakers will offer unique aspects of our changing academic medicine environment as it impacts medical students, residents, laboratory and clinical research personnel, chairpersons and our professional organizations. This session will conclude with unique professionalism challenges presented by our new efforts around justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

  • Introduction and Overview - Nicholas J. Volpe, MD
  • The Medical Student and Medical School Perspective - Lorri Wilson, MD
  • The Resident and Graduate Medical Education Office Perspective - Grace Sun, MD
  • The Laboratory and Clinical Research Perspective - David J. Calkins, PhD
  • The Chair and Professional Organization Perspective - Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD
  • The Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Perspective - David McIntosh, PhD
  • Panel Discussion - Moderator: Nicholas J. Volpe, MD
10:45 am - 10:55 am Transition to Breakout Discussion Groups
10:55 am - 11:30 am Professionalism Breakout Groups: Navigating Pearls, Pitfalls, and Perspectives Together
Join your colleagues to discuss "case-based" professionalism vignettes. Preview the case for each discussion group, and then choose your table!  Enjoy shared time navigating challenges and building pearls of professionalism strategies.
11:30 am - 11:50 am Chair Business Meeting
11:30 am - 1:15 pm Lunch Break
11:45 am - 1:15 pm Research Directors Social Outing (requires RSVP)
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Application Potpourri - Moderated by Daniel Knoch, MD and Prithvi Sankar, MD
This interactive session will present common and often challenging cases regarding students applying into ophthalmology. Due to the numerous changes in the application process including away electives, the SFMatch system, virtual interviews, among others, we will be presenting cases and then asking questions from the panel along with an audience poll. Come prepared to participate!

Panelists: Todd W Altenbernd, MD; Judy Hoggatt, MD; Natalie Kerr, MD; and Parisa Taravati, MD
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm Research Director Quick Exchanges - Moderator - Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD
This fast-paced ice-breaker event is a get-acquainted (or re-acquainted) opportunity for Directors of Research members. Congregating in pairs participants will have a limited time to introduce (or re-introduce) themselves, describe institutional set up (size, organizations structure, etc) and discuss topics of common interest. Just as the conversation is getting started it will be time to greet your next colleague! 
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Challenges of Small Departments - Moderated by Leslie Jones, MD and Sonal Tuli, MD, MEd
This session will feature a panel discussion and audience Q&A that focuses on the challenges that are faced by smaller departments. Limited resources and smaller numbers of faculty and residents create unique challenges but can also stimulate innovation. The goal of this workshop is to share tips, tricks, and innovations that can make this job easier for Chairs of smaller departments.

Panelists: Oscar Cruz, MD; Jeffrey Henderer, MD; Leslie Jones, MD; Shannon McCole, MD; David Quillen, MD; Sonal Tuli, MD, MEd
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Program Director and Associate Program Director Membership Meeting - Empowered Educators: Harnessing our Community - Moderator: Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA
Should I put my resident on probation? Who will write my letter for promotion? Should I ask for a raise? What does this ACGME citation mean? Your community of educators has a wealth of knowledge and experience that all too often goes untapped. Attendees will be equipped with new collaboration tools and a broadened circle of peers.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Roundtable:  Strategies to Strengthen the Department’s Research Program - Moderator: Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD
This forum will disseminate the experience and knowledge of attendees by discussing and brainstorming ideas to strengthen the department’s research program. Attendees will be divided into 3 roundtable groups.  Each group will have a topic, a moderator, and a co-moderator. In the first half of the session, a written summary of ideas discussed for each topic will be generated. In the second half of the session, the summaries for each topic will be presented to the attendees. The generated summaries will be compiled for future distribution to the AUPO community. 

Topics and Moderators
  • Incentivizing/Rewarding Research Productivity - Steven Fliesler, PhD and Naresh Mandava, MD
  • Identifying Funding Sources for Pilot/New Projects - Krystel Huxlin, PhD and Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD
  • Recruitment/Retention of Research Faculty - Deborah Ferrington, PhD and Terri Young, MD, MBA
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Women Professors of Ophthalmology Reception (by invitation)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AUPO Welcome Reception for All Attendees
Friday, January 27  
6:30 am - 4:15 pm Registration Open
6:45 am - 7:45 am Breakfast with Colleagues Networking Roundtables
Join a moderated roundtable discussion choosing from a variety of topics. Opportunity to reserve a spot for topics was offered prior to the meeting. The names of those with reservations will be posted on each table - open seats are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

1. Advancing Ophthalmology's Relevance in the Academic Medical Center - Stephen D. McLeod, MD
2. Building a Translational Research Program - Naresh Mandava, MD
3. Mentoring and Development for Early and Mid-career Faculty - R. Michael Siatkowski, MD, MBA 
4. Delivering Feedback to Faculty - Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD
5. Engaging URiM Students in Ophthalmology - Pooja Bhat, MD
6. Ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Residency Selection Process - Fasika Woreta, MD, MPH
7. Faculty Compensation Models - Sonal Tuli, MD, MEd
8. Guiding Students Through the SFMatch Process - Griffin Jardine, MD 
9. How are we Going to Assess Students Holistically? - Saras Ramanathan, MD
10. Innovating Ways to Inspire Faculty to Teach - Alice Lorch, MD
11. Introducing and Managing Scribes and Physician Extenders in Ophthalmology - Craig R. Campbell, MPA
12. Maximizing the Visiting Student Experience - Janice C. Law, MD
13. Building and Maintaining Basic Research in a Clinical Department; Innovating Towards a Unified Culture - David J. Calkins, PhD
14. Dealing with Faculty Burn-out, Dissatisfaction, and Retention- Nicholas J. Volpe, MD
15. Delivering Feedback to Residents and Managing Remediation - Peter MacIntosh, MD
16. How To Write a Good Letter of Recommendation - Jullia Rosdahl, MD, PhD
17. Role of Research Directors in Philanthropy - Mark Petrash, PhD
18. The Role of Optometry in the Academic Ophthalmology Department - Jenny Hamlin, MHA
6:45 am - 8:15 am Breakfast
7:55 am - 8:00 am Welcome - Joan W. Miller, MD
8:00 am - 9:30 am President’s Symposium: Building Strategies to Advance Health Equity - Moderated by Leslie S. Jones, MD and Joan W. Miller, MD
The challenges we face with health disparities in eye health will be examined with a focus on education, research, clinical, and population health. Key elements to consider when building a departmental strategy will be highlighted including departmental resources, institutional mission and focus, and community partnerships. 
  • Session Introduction - Joan W. Miller, MD
  • Keynote Introduction - Joan W. Miller, MD
  • Keynote: Building a Departmental Strategy to Advance Health Equity - Eve L. Higginbotham, SM, MD, ML
  • Social Determinants of Health and Community Engagement: The Path to Equity in Eye Care - Angela Elam, MD
  • Telemedicine and Health Equity: Challenges and Opportunities - Yao Liu, MD, MS
  • Teaching Health Care Disparities to our Trainees - Anju Goyal, MD
  • Promise of Health Services Research - Paul P. Lee, MD, JD
  • Panel Discussion - Moderated by Leslie S. Jones, MD and Joan W. Miller, MD
9:30 am - 9:45 am AUPO Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Initiative Update - Lynn Gordon, MD, PhD
9:45 am - 10:00 am The Best of Journal of Academic Ophthalmology (JAO) - Moderated by George (Jack) Cioffi, MD
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 10:55 am RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research
  • Introduction and Presentation of Award  - Lucien Del Priore, MD and Brian Hofland, PhD
  • There and Back Again: A Vision Scientist’s Journey - David J. Calkins, PhD
10:55 am - 11:55 am AUPO/RPB Resident and Fellow Research Forum
Introduction - Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD
  • Non-invasive Redox Assessment of Mitochondria at the Optic Nerve Head Predicting Retinal Ganglion Cell Loss - Bertan Cakir, MD
    • Discussion - Manuela Bartoli, PhD
    • Audience Questions
  • Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Glaucoma Surgical Outcomes in California Medicare Beneficiaries - Ken Kitayama, MD, MPH
    • Discussion - Leslie Hyman, PhD
    • Audience Questions
  • Impact of Aging on Retinal Ganglion Cell and Glial Cell Responses to Optic Nerve Injury - Elise Ma, MD, PhD
    • Discussion - Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, PhD
    • Audience Questions
  • Activation of PKM2: A Gene Agnostic, Novel Treatment to Prevent Photoreceptor Degeneration in Retinitis Pigmentosa - Warren W. Pan, MD
    • Discussion - Steven Fliesler, PhD
    • Audience Questions
  • Conclusions - Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD
11:55 am - 12:35 pm Organization Reports
  • Research to Prevent Blindness - Brian Hofland, PhD
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology - Stephen McLeod, MD
  • National Eye Institute - Michael Chiang, MD, PhD
  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Andreas K. Lauer, MD
  • AUPO Fellowship Compliance Committee - Rukhsana Mirza, MD
  • SF Match - Dennis Thomatos
  • Alliance of Eye and Vision Research/National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research - Dan Ignaszewski
12:35 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Research Directors Membership Luncheon & Annual Update
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Review Committee (RC) for Ophthalmology Update and Dialogue - Moderated by Laura K. Green, MD and Kathleen Quinn-Leering, PhD
Join us for updates and discussion about the current accreditation hot topics for ophthalmology.

Panelists: Laura K. Green, MD; Susan Culican, MD, PhD; Leslie Jones, MD; Kathleen Quinn-Leering, PhD; and Tara Uhler, MD
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Ophthalmology Medical Student Education Paper Session - Moderated by Ariane Kaplan, MD and Lisa Kelly, MD, MEd

Welcome and Introduction of Paper Presentations - Ariane Kaplan MD and Lisa Kelly MD, MEd

  • How much Ophthalmology are Medical Students Learning as they Study for the USMLE? - Osama Ahmed, MD
  • Evaluation of a Slit Lamp Exam Instructional Video and Model Eye as a Teaching Tool - Sophia Collins
  • A Pilot Study of the Effect of Simulator Training on Medical Student Self-perception of Microsurgical Aptitude - Austin Igelman, MD, MCR
  • Utilizing Real-time Video Display to Enable Interactive and Collaborative Slit-Lamp Biomicroscopy Learning - Matthew Johnson, BS
    • Discussion of Presentation 1-4 - Ariane Kaplan, MD and Lisa Kelly, MD, MEd 
  • Model for and Experience with a Pilot Ophthalmology Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum - A. Itzam Marin, MD
  • Virtual Ophthalmology Health Disparities Journal Club Increases Health Disparities Awareness and Comfort Appraising Academic Literature - Tannia Rodriguez, MS
  • Comparing the Diagnostic Utility of Conventional Direct Ophthalmoscopy to Smartphone Ophthalmoscopy Among Medical Students - Jibran Sharieff, MD
  • Canadian Ophthalmology Mentorship Program: Impact and Future Directions - Stuti Tanya, MD
    • Discussion of Presentation 5-8 - Ariane Kaplan, MD and Lisa Kelly, MD, MEd 

General Grant Introduction - Anju Goyal, MD

  • The Big Data Gap: Asymmetric Information in the Ophthalmology Residency Match Process - Shilpa Desai, MD

Award to Best Paper and Wrap-up - Ariane Kaplan, MD and Lisa Kelly, MD, MEd 

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Preparing Your Department for Financial Challenges Ahead - Moderated by Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, MHCM and James Tsai, MD, MBA
his workshop will address pressing financial challenges that ophthalmology chairs/leaders and their departments will need to face in the coming years. Changes in health care financing from governmental and private payers will force academic medical centers to reconsider issues such as hospital-based eye surgery and the funds flow model. In addition, threats and opportunities lie in the growth of private equity investment in ophthalmology as well as the move of academic health systems to embrace population health strategies.
  • Introduction - Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, MHCM and James Tsai, MD, MBA
  • Site of Service Differential: Surviving Outside Hospital ORs - Deborah Costakos, MD
  • Medical Center Funds Flow: Helping the Pendulum Swing Back - Andreas K. Lauer, MD
  • Population Health: How to Get Our Fair Share - Jane Edmond, MD
  • Private Equity: Threats and Opportunities - Naresh Mandava, MD
    • Discussion Moderated by Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, MHCM and James Tsai, MD, MBA
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Research Directors: Grand Rounds - Moderated by Deborah Ferrington, PhD
This interactive session will be based on real world situations faced by research directors. Input from everyone will be expected. The presenters will share their approach in resolving the issues they faced.

Presenters: Manuela Bartoli, PhD; Maureen McCall, PhD; Vittorio Porciatti, DSC

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Directors of Medical Student Education Membership Meeting/Open Forum
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Research Directors Social Outing (RSVP required)
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Reception and Banquet for Registered Attendees
The reception and banquet will be an informal casual attire event. The reception will take place on the indoor/outdoor Indigo Terrace, followed by dinner across the foyer in the main ballroom. Dinner will be relaxed with unique food stations and beverage stations spread throughout the room. Mixed seating will include large communal-style tables, small cocktail rounds, larger, traditional rounds. We encourage guests to mingle and move about freely to socialize.
Saturday, January 28  
6:45 am - 11:15 am Registration Open
6:45 am - 7:45 am Breakfast with Colleagues Networking Roundtables
1. Annual Performance Evaluation and Academic Advancement of Faculty - Steven J. Fliesler, PhD
2. Building Global and Local Service Learning Opportunities - Evan (Jake) Waxman, MD, PhD
3. Compensation and Pay for Performance - Frederick W. Fraunfelder, MD
4. Advising and Mentoring for Repeat Applicants and Those at Risk for not Matching - Julia L. Stevens, MD
5. Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department - Anne Coleman, MD, PhD
6. Fostering High Performance and Resident Wellness - Ramya Swamy, MD, MPH
7. Tips for New Program Directors - Royce Chen, MD
8. Ways to Improve Philanthropy in Academic Ophthalmology Departments - Terri L. Young, MD, MBA
9. Promoting Pediatric Ophthalmology as a Subspecialty - Charline Boente, MD, MS
6:45 am - 8:15 am Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am Symposium: Making the Most of the AUPO Compensation Survey - Moderated by Donald Budenz, MD, MPH and Cameron Blount, MA
The biennial AUPO compensation survey has become a critical tool for recruiting and retaining faculty and negotiating with healthcare systems. In this symposium, we will explore the nuts and bolts of the survey results and teach the participants how to use them to run their departments successfully. 
  • Introduction - Donald Budenz, MD, MPH
  • Why We Advocate for Use of the AUPO Survey at AMCs - Juan Trujillo, MBA
  • Interpreting the Survey - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA
  • Using the AUPO Compensation Survey for Recruiting Faculty - Donald Budenz, MD, MPH
  • Using the Survey for Salary Increases/Incentive Payments/RVU Benchmarking - Kimberly Crowder, MD
  • Using the $/RVU Data to Negotiate Funds Flow Amounts - Cameron Blount, MA
  • Setting and Increasing Research Faculty Salaries - Robert Weinreb, MD
  • Discussion - Moderated by Donald Budenz, MD, MPH
9:30 am - 9:40 am Transition to Workshops
9:40 am - 10:40 am Workshop: AAMC Holistic Review for Residency Programs - Moderators: Lisa Kelly MD, MEd and Misha Syed MD, MEHP
During this workshop, participants will learn the AAMC definition of holistic review and recommended approach to holistic applicant review; how to use holistic application review to advance your program’s mission; selection committee development to maximize successful holistic review implementation; and interview best practices and the role of situational judgement testing in holistic review.
  • Introduction – Lisa Kelly MD, MEd, and Misha Syed MD, MEHP
  • Holistic Review: the AAMC Perspective - O’Rese J. Knight, MD
  • Find your Mission: Implementing a Mission-Driven Holistic Review - Misha Faustina, MD
  • Assessing your Selection Process with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens - Fasika Woreta, MD, MPH
  • Bringing it all Together – Considerations for Using Situational Judgement Testing and Ideas for Interview Day Structure and Training - Laura K. Green, MD
9:40 am - 10:55 am Workshop: Strategic Planning for Your Department - Moderated by Sophie Bakri, MD and Terri Young, MD, MBA
It is important to plan the success of your department, which more widely impacts the success of your healthcare organization. By preparing for the future, your organization can better prepare for the unknown. In this workshop you will hear examples of how to create objectives and set goals for where the organization sees itself in the long-term. With these goals and objectives in mind, you can create a plan to achieve them. Determining your department’s goals and setting a path to achieve these goals motivates your staff at every level to succeed with you. A strong strategic plan will help at all levels of your department. It allows for more efficiency in all aspects of the business.
  • Strategic Planning Fundamentals - Terri Young, MD, MBA
  • New Chair Strategic Planning - Sophie Bakir, MD
  • New Dean Requested Strategic Planning - Sonal Tuli, MD, MEd
  • Established Chair Strategic Planning - Todd Margolis, MD, PhD
  • Case Study - Steven E. Feldon, MD, MBA
9:40 am - 11:10 am Workshop: Best Practices to Direct the Department's Research Program -  Moderated by Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD
There is increasing awareness of the importance of diversity to strengthen research coupled with the need to develop strategies to build diverse research teams, a diverse pipeline for future investigators, and diverse study populations. This workshop will offer a forum to review best practices, share experiences and propose novel approaches to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in research efforts.

Presenters: Mark Petrash, PhD, Leslie Hyman, PhD, and Tim Corson, PhD    
11:10 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, small group networking sessions, 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 - Jan 25 >>

AUPO Annual Meeting 2023
Educating the Educators Program

All times are listed in Pacific Standard Time

Wednesday, January 25

6:30 am – 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:00 am – 7:55 am

Book Club Small Group Discussions

7:55 am - 8:00 am  Break
8:00 am – 8:05 am Introduction

8:05 am – 9:20 am

From Applicant to Application Review

9:20 am – 10:20 am Free Paper Session
10:20 am – 10:45 am Break, Exhibits and Poster Viewing
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Pearls for Running a Residency

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Organizational Updates
12:20 pm – 1:20 pm Lunch

1:20 pm – 2:50 pm

Guidance with Gurus

Are you looking for guidance from a guru? Would you like to have an exchange with an expert? Join these small group discussion opportunities with knowledgeable facilitators and varied topics chosen by attendees. Given the difficulty in having discussions with large groups, these breakout sessions will be limited to small groups of people at a time. Multiple sessions will run concurrently, and the sessions are designed to be intimate, allowing live, small group discussions with topic specialists.

2:50 pm – 3:10 pm

Break, Poster Viewing, Exhibits

3:10 pm – 4:25 pm

Misery Loves Company

4:25 pm – 4:30 pm

Conclusion and Adjournment 
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm New Program Directors Reception
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

EE Reception

Administrator Schedule

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

Administrator Boot Camp - This half-day program will provide administrators with advice and perspective on successful strategies for leading departments of ophthalmology. While the course is designed to support administrators new to Ophthalmology, any administrator who is registered for the virtual meeting is encouraged to attend and participate.

Administrator Program Schedule - Jan 25 - 28 >>

AUPO Annual Meeting 2023
Administrator Program

All times are listed in Pacific Standard Time

Wednesday, January 25

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Administrator Boot Camp - moderated by Cameron Blount, MA and Roger Pinkert, MBA

This half-day program will provide administrators with advice and perspective on successful strategies for leading departments of ophthalmology. While the course is designed to support administrators new to Ophthalmology, any administrator who is registered for the virtual meeting is encouraged to attend and participate.

  • Welcome and Resource Introduction - Cameron Blount, MA
  • Intro to AUPO Organization and Resources - Cameron Blount, MA
  • Administrative Roles and Functions in Ophthalmology - Tim Cibula and Salvatore Loiacono Jr., MPA, CMPE
  • Human Resources in and Academic Setting - Abigail Strickland and Garyl G. Geist
  • Clinical Trials Basics - Bonnie S. Wang
  • Basic Science Research Administration - Cathy Kowalewski, MBA
  • Clinical Terminology 101 - Craig Campbell
  • Back Office Support and Imaging - Denise Rettig, MHA, MBA
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Administrator Reception and Announcements

Thursday, January 26

7:00 am - 7:45 am Breakfast with Administrator Council
7:45 am - 8:00 am Welcome and Updates - Cameron Blount, MA and Salvatore Loiacono Jr., MPA, CMPE
8:00 am - 8:30 am My Backyard: UT Health San Antonio - Katherine J. Huprich, MBA, CMPE, CPC
8:30 am - 9:00 AM University Administrators of Ophthalmology (UAO) Membership Meeting - Cameron Blount, MA
9:00 am - 9:15 am Break
9:15 am - 10:45 am Professionalism: Challenges in the Changing Academic Medicine Landscape
10:45 am - 10:55 am Transition to Professionalism Symposium Breakouts
10:55 am - 11:30 am Professionalism Breakout Groups: Navigating Pearls, Pitfalls, and Perspectives Together
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on Own or Mentor Lunch with New Member
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Administrator Outing
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AUPO Welcome Reception

Friday, January 27

6:45 am - 7:45 am Breakfast with Colleagues Networking Roundtables
6:45 am - 8:15 am Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am President's Symposium: Building Strategies to Advance Health Equity
9:30 am - 11:00 am Listserv Live - Moderators: Garyl Geist and Michele Premo
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
11:00 am - 12:15 pm John Meade Lecture: Lessons from a Grateful Patient - Rolf Benirschke
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch on Own
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm My Backyard: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist - Zack Davis, MBA
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm The Evolution of Research - Michelle Chizek, MBA
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Question and Answer, Wrap-up
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Reception and Banquet
   

Saturday, January 28

6:45 am - 7:45 am Breakfast with Colleagues Networking Roundtables
8:00 am - 9:30 am Making the Most of the AUPO Compensation Survey
9:30 am - 9:40 am Transition to Workshops
9:40 am - 10:40 am Workshop: AAMC Holistic Review for Residency Programs
9:40 am - 10:55 am Workshop: Strategic Planning for Your Department
9:40 am - 11:10 am Workshop: Best Practices to Direct the Department's Research Program

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 Program Schedule - Jan 26-27 >>

AUPO Annual Meeting 2023
Residency Program Coordinator Program

All time listed are in Pacific Standard Time

Thursday, January 26

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM New Program Coordinator Welcome Breakfast
7:45 AM – 8:00 AM

AUPO Welcome and Updates

8:00 AM – 8:20 AM

Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education

8:20 AM – 8:30 AM

Transition to Program Coordinators Session Room

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM Welcome and Introductions  AUPOPC Executive Committee
8:40 AM – 9:10 AM Ice Breaker Exercise – Tracey Denise

9:10 AM – 9:15 AM

Transition to General Session Room

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Professionalism: Challenges in the Changing Academic Medicine Landscape
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Break & Transition Back to Program Coordinators Session Room

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We Are Family DiscussionSusan Minnieweather and Myduyen
Ngo

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:40 PM

San Francisco Match & OKAP Updates – Damien Joseph; Tim Losch, CMP; Dennis Thomatos, & Kathryn Peters, PMP

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 PM – 4:20 PM

Let's Talk About It! Round Table Discussions

  • Table 1: CME
  • Table 2: Interview Processes
  • Table 3: Work Life Balance

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

AUPO Welcome Reception

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Coordinator Social Activity


Friday, January 27

7:55 AM – 8:00 AM

Welcome

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM President’s Symposium: Building Strategies to Advance Health Equity

9:30 AM – 9:35 AM

Transition to Program Coordinators Session Room

9:35 AM – 10:00 AM

Reflection on Thursday Sessions – AUPOPC Executive Committee

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

SF Match Q & A Session – Damien Joseph

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

MOLE: How a Blind Varmint Transformed Medical Education at the Moran Eye Center – Rachel Simpson, MD

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Generational Differences in the Workplace - How To Make Your Team Strong Silvia Clavijo

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Review Committee (RC) for Ophthalmology: Update and Dialogue
Panelists:
Laura K. Green, MD; Susan Culican, MD, PhD; Leslie Jones, MD; Kathleen Quinn-Leering, PhD; and Tara Uhler, MD

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM Site Pearls & ACGME Updates – Kathleen Quinn-Leering, PhD and Laura Green, MD

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Meeting Recap and Closing Remarks – AUPOPC Executive Committee

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Reception and Banquet