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AUPO Annual Meeting

The 2.5-day Virtual 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 Schedules

Virtual Meeting Schedule-at-Glance >>

AUPO Virtual Meeting 2021
Schedule-at-Glance

 

Thursday, February 4 Schedule Overview
11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST Administrator Boot Camp
11:30 am - 5:30 pm EST Coordinator Educational and Social Sessions

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Administrator Educational and Social Sessions

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST Medical Student Educator Welcome and Networking Session
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm EST Chair Member Business Meeting
7:25 pm - 7:30 pm EST President's Welcome
7:30 pm - 8:20 pm EST Award Presentations and Recognitions
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm EST Social Activity for All
8:45 pm - 9:30 pm EST Social Lounges Open - Meet and Greet!
Friday, February 5 Schedule Overview
10:00 am - 10:45 am EST Breakfast with Colleagues Networking Roundtables
10:00 am - 10:55 am EST Chair Member Workshops
10:30 am - 12:10 pm EST Coordinator Educational Sessions
11:05 am - 12:05 pm EST Improving Medical Student Curriculum in Ophthalmology: Lessons Learned from 2020
11:05 am - 11:35 am EST Program Director and Associate Program Director Member Update
11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST Administrator My Back Yard Session - COVID Experiences Across Academia
11:35 am - 12:05 pm EST Program Director and Associate Program Director Member Small Group Breakouts
11:50 am - 12:30 pm EST Chair Member Workshops
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm EST President's Symposium: COVID-19 - Interruption of Mission
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST Administrator John Meade Lecture
2:10 pm - 4:55 pm EST Coordinator Educational Sessions
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm EST COVID-19 - Interruption of Mission Workshops
2:50 pm - 3:20 pm EST COVID-19 - Interruption of Mission Workshops
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST Research Director's Update
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST Nuts and Bolts of Professional Development Symposium
3:35 pm - 5:00 pm EST Research Director Quick Exchanges Session
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST Administrator Social
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm EST Networking Roundtables - Small Group Discussions
5:05 pm - 5:35 pm EST Research Directors Social
Saturday, February 6 Schedule Overview
10:00 am - 10:45 am EST Resident and Fellow Research Forum
10:00 am - 10:55 am EST Application Potpourri
10:45 am - 11:15 am EST Administrator My Back Yard Session
10:50 am - 11:15 am EST RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research
11:00 am - 11:30 am EST Medical Student Education Membership Meeting
11:00 am - 11:30 am EST Program Director and Associate Program Director Membership Meeting
11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST Administrator My Back Yard Session
12:45 pm - 2:10 pm EST Medical Student Education Free Paper Session
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshops
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Benchmarking and Compensation Plans
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Research Grand Rounds
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm EST Administrator Member Business Meeting and Closing Session
2:05 pm - 2:20 pm EST Closing Session

 

Thursday, February 4 Schedule >>

AUPO Virtual Meeting 2021
Program and Schedule

Thursday, February 4

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST Medical Student Educator Member Welcome and Networking Session
  • Challenges and Successes in 2020 Small Group Networking
    • Transition to online curriculum 
    • Virtual rotations 
    • Mentoring students applying to ophthalmology 
    • Virtual interview experiences
    • Becoming a new DMSE

We will kick-off meeting activities for Medical Student Educators with small group discussions about challenges and successes in transition to online curriculum; virtual rotations; mentoring students applying to ophthalmology, virtual interview experiences, and becoming a new Director of Medical Student Education (DMSE). Join a room designated for the topic of your choice, turn on your camera and mic so we can see and hear you, and share your thoughts!

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm EST Chair Member Business Meeting

7:25 pm – 7:30 pm EST

Welcome

7:30 pm - 7:50 pm EST

Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education - The Evolution of Character in Academia - R. Michael Siatkowski, MD

7:50 pm - 8:10 pm EST

Excellence in Medical Student Education Award - Medical Education in Times of Adversity - Jamie Rosenberg, MD

8:15 pm – 8:20 pm EST

AAO Commitment to Advocacy Award

8:30 pm - 8:45 pm EST

Social Event

8:55 pm - 9:30 pm EST Social Lounges

Friday, February 5 Schedule >>

AUPO Virtual Meeting 2021
Program and Schedule

Friday, February 5

10:00 am – 10:45 am EST

Breakfast with Colleagues - Networking Lounges

Medical Student Education

1.  Dealing With Students Who Have a Low Chance of Matching - Ariane Kaplan, MD and Daniel Knoch, MD
2.  Dealing With Students Who Have a Low Chance of Matching - Pavlina Kemp, MD and Moran Roni Levin, MD
3.  How to Write a Good Letter of Recommendation (LOR) - Prithvi Sankar, MD and Lorri Wilson, MD
4.  How to Write a Good Letter of Recommendation (LOR) - Neeti Parikh, MD and Emily Graubart, MD
5.  Diversity Initiatives in the Application Process - Misha Faustina, MD and Lisa Kelly, MD
6.  Diversity Initiatives in the Application Process - Anju Goyal, MD and Annie Baik, MD

Resident Education

7.  Women in Ophthalmology Residency Training - Susan K. Burden, MD
8.  Role of Associate Program Director (APD) - Rachel G. Simpson, MD
9.  Resident Complement Expansion - Vikram Brar, MD
10.  Dealing With Resident or Student With Personality or Communication Interaction Difficulties - Jules Winokur, MD
11.  Tips for New Program Directors - Stacy Pineles, MD

Research

12.  Challenges and Opportunities for the Research Enterprise During COVID: Lessons Learned for the Future - Mark J. Petrash, PhD
13.  Building a Translational Research Program in Ophthalmology - Naresh Mandava, MD
14.  Big Data and Bioinformatics - Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO
15.  Strategies for Creating a Research Community - Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA

Administrative and Department

16.  Tele-ophthalmology Strategies - Salvatore Loiacono, MPA
17.  Is Funds Flow Working for Your Department? - Craig Kishaba
18.  COVID-19 and Meeting Department Challenges - Margaret Jones, MBA
19.  Eye Health Service Line Integration: Championing Ophthalmology as an Important Piece of Large Healthcare Systems - Cathy Kowalewski, MBA
20.  Compensation and Pay for Performance - Rick W. Fraunfelder, MD
21.  Seven Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became Chair - Nicholas J. Volpe, MD
22.  Faculty Compensation Model - Kimberly W. Crowder, MD

General

23.  International Ophthalmology - Grace Sun, MD
24.  Lessons Learned for Effective Virtual Meetings - Jenny Hinebaugh, MHA

10:55 am - 11:40 am EST

Chair Member Workshop: Funds Flow-What you Need to Know if you are a New Chair or “Interviewing Chair” - moderated by Penny Asbell, MD and Craig Greven, MD

Funds flow patterns that support the tripartite mission are extremely variable at different academic medical centers. This introductory session + workshop will provide critical knowledge on the various methods and sources of funds flow to those interviewing or recently appointed chairpersons in Departments of Ophthalmology.

  • Basic Structures - Advantages and Disadvantages of P and L vs Cost Centers - Craig Greven
  • Maximizing Clinical Funds Flow - Feeding the Beast - Sophie Bakri, MD
  • Research Funds Flow - NIH and Industry - Allen Beck, MD
  • Academic Funding - Douglas Rhee, MD
10:55 am - 12:10 pm EST

Chair Member Workshop: How to Survive Within an Integrated Health System While Preserving our Academic Mission - moderated by George (Jack ) Cioffi, MD and Kevin Denny, MD

As our specialty becomes increasingly outpatient and health care systems grow into complex regional enterprises,  academic ophthalmology needs proactive approaches to remain integral to the process. In the great tradition of AUPO, this workshop will provide a forum for the best ideas that each attendee will bring. 

  • Being in the Room - George (Jack) Cioffi, MD
  • Ophthalmic Education Integration - Maria Aaron, MD
  • Vision Science in a Health System - J. Timothy Stout, MD
  • Panel and Audience Discussion - Maria Aaron, MD; George (Jack) Cioffi, MD; Kevin Denny, MD; Linda D. Hazlett, PhD; Mark Rosenblatt, MD; J. Timothy Stout, MD

10:55 am – 12:10 pm EST

Chair Member Workshop: Growing an Eye Department and Fostering Success for the Future - moderated by Rick Fraunfelder, MD and Leslie Jones, MD

Chairs with departments that are growing and perhaps have relatively few faculty or have the goal of growing the program clinically and in research will find this session helpful. Navigate the multitude of challenges department chairs face in specific areas of fund-raising, team building, creating an inclusive and team-oriented culture, growing a research program, and improving administrative skills. 

  • Fund-raising and Development - James Tsai, MD
  • Administrative Pearls in Creating an Eye Institute - Nelson Sabates, MD
  • Building a Research Program - Kathy Colby, MD
  • Creating an Inclusive Culture - Leslie Jones, MD
  • Building a Leadership Team - Rick Fraunfelder, MD
  • The Growth Mindset - Schlomit Schaal, MD
11:05 am - 12:05 pm EST

Improving Medical Student Curriculum in Ophthalmology: Lessons Learned from 2020 - Moderated by Lisa Kelly, MD, MEd and Chrisfouad Alabiad, MD

  • Practical Teaching Strategies and Best Practices in Online Ophthalmology for Medical Students - Pavlina Kemp, MD
  • Virtual Ophthalmology Rotations: Why and How? - Moran Roni Levin, MD
  • Snapshot of Online Ophthalmology Education and Curriculum Impact Due to COVID-19 - Anju Goyal, MD
  • Multicultural Approach to Teaching Ophthalmology to Future Primary Care Physicians - Robin Ross, MD
  • Toolkit for DMSEs for Navigating Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in the Clinical Learning Environment - Basil Williams, MD
  • Teaching Strategies for Healthcare Disparities in Ophthalmology Patient Outcomes - Mildred M.G. Olivier, MD
11:05 am - 11:35 am EST

The PD Session: Shaping Our Future - moderated by Laura Green, MD and Jeff Pettey, MD

Having been inspired by the content at EE, and having had a week to think about it, now it’s time to act. Based on member feedback, the PDC has selected 7 topics for working groups. The goal of these groups first, is to listen and hear what PDs have to say. The second goal is to begin to collect ideas for solutions to the problems identified. Each working group will need to identify a small number of PDs and APDs who want to continue to work on these issues beyond the meeting, but we want and need to hear the ideas of all PDs and APDs.

11:40 am - 12:15 pm EST

Program Director Council (PDC) Working Groups

The goal of the PDC working groups is to build upon the ideas discussed during EE by identifying tangible steps that can be taken to advance each topic. Program Directors and Associate Program Directors are encouraged to join members of the Program Directors Council in small group breakout rooms to discuss one of the following topics:

  1. Diversity and Inclusion Education for Departments – How to do it and promote it within your department
  2. Resident Selection Process – How to rethink how we choose residents without USMLE scores
  3. Women in Ophthalmology Residency Training Task Force – Declining numbers of women are entering ophthalmology and women residents do fewer surgeries
  4. Wellness for PDs – What can the PDC do to support colleagues?
  5. Attracting the Best Students - How do we remain a desirable specialty? How to we market ourselves to medical students?
  6. Advocacy and Residency – How do we get residents involved in advocating for safe surgery, fair payment and access to care for patients?
  7. PD Toolkit - Get involved with the process for how to submit and review content shared via the AUPO PD Toolkit
11:50 am - 12:35 pm EST Chair Member Workshop: What’s New in Finances and Funds Flow: Current Challenges and Opportunities - moderated by Penny Asbell, MD and Craig Greven, MD

Each year financial headwinds continue to pose unique challenges to academic medical centers and Departments of Ophthalmology. Understanding and managing these headwinds successfully is critical to the success of both entities. The past and current year has presented major headwinds that have and will continue to require critical financial and operations changes. We will discuss three important challenges/opportunities and how to best navigate them to ensure future success.

  • COVID-19:  We are not Done Yet - What we have Learned? - Kimberly Crowder, MD
  • CMS: Changes in E and M Codes and Compensation Plans - George Williams, MD
  • Telehealth - Pandemic and Post Pandemic - Maria (Mia) Woodward, MD, MS
  • Panel and Audience Discussion - Penny A. Asbell, MD, Moderator
12:45 pm - 12:50 pm EST Welcome

12:50 pm  – 1:50 pm EST

President’s Symposium - From Disruption to Innovation: COVID-19 and the Advancement of Academic Ophthalmology - Moderated by David Quillen, MD
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Ophthalmology. And yet, in the face of this devastating crisis, the academic ophthalmology community has rallied together to advance our patient care, education, research, and service missions. The 2021 President's Symposium is devoted to exploring how this disruption has introduced and accelerated innovative developments in telemedicine, collaborative education, artificial intelligence, and health care disparities. The symposium is organized into a 60-minute plenary session followed by five 30-minute Deep Dive small group discussions facilitated by our featured speakers.

  • The Evolution of Telehealth in the COVID-19 Era - Michael Chiang, MD
  • Agility in Ophthalmology Training: How Adaptations to COVID-19 can Improve Residency Education - Alice Lorch, MD, MPH
  • Interacting with Medical Students During COVID-19: Lessons and Resources - Rukhsana Mirza, MD
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Era of COVID-19: Opportunities for Research and Education - Paul Chan, MD, MSc, MBA
  • Achieving Health Equity in Ophthalmology: Lessons Learned from a Pandemic - Angela Elam, MD
2:05 pm - 2:35 pm EST

Deep Dives: From Disruption to Innovation

  • The Evolution of Telehealth in the COVID-19 Era - hosted by Michael Chiang, MD
  • Agility in Ophthalmology Training: How Adaptations to COVID-19 can Improve Residency Education - hosted by Alice Lorch, MD, MPH
  • Interacting with Medical Students During COVID-19: Lessons and Resources - hosted by Rukhsana Mirza, MD
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Era of COVID-19: Opportunities in Research & Education - hosted by Paul Chan, MD
  • Achieving Health Equity in Ophthalmology: Lessons Learned from a Pandemic - Angela Elam, MD
2:50 pm - 3:50 pm EST

Nuts and Bolts: Professionalism Development Symposium - moderated by Todd Margolis, MD and Sonal Tuli, MD

Recent events have created several novel challenges and stressors for academic ophthalmology. They have also brought to the forefront, issues with disparities. Valuing faculty and trainees and supporting them during these stressful periods is critical for leaders of academic departments. This symposium will provide attendees with tools to assist them in finding value in themselves and others, as well as leveling the playing field. The symposium will start with a didactic session, followed by a Q&A period. Attendees will then have the opportunity to join four deep dive breakout sessions led by the speakers.

  • Science of Joy – Can We Use it to Fight Burnout – Casey Beal, MD
  • Why Women Lag in Professional Advancement – Shannon McCole, MD
  • The Value of Ethics Education: Modeling and Teaching Behavior – Carla Siegfried, MD
  • Evaluating Faculty – Valuing More than RVUs – Dan Johnson, MD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Research Director's Update and Exchange - moderated by John Danias, MD, PhD

Research Directors will receive updates on issues and initiatives discussed during the 2020 AUPO Research Directors meeting and discuss future initiatives.

3:35 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Research Directors Quick Exchanges Session - moderated by John Danias, MD, PhD

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 themselves, describe institutional set up (size, organizational structure, etc.), discuss topics of interest. Just as the conversation is getting started it will be time to greet your next colleague!

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Deep Dives: Nuts and Bolts of Professionalism

  • Science of Joy – Can We Use it to Fight Burnout – Casey Beal, MD
  • Why Women Lag in Professional Advancement – Shannon McCole, MD
  • Coaching Faculty in Ethics and Professionalism – Carla Siegfried, MD
  • Evaluating Faculty – Valuing More than RVUs – Dan Johnson, MD
4:40 pm - 5:25 pm EST

Afternoon Tea with Colleagues - Networking Lounges

Medical Student Education

1.  Dealing with Students Who Have a Low Chance of Matching - Ariane Kaplan, MD and Daniel Knoch, MD
2.  Dealing With Students Who Have a Low Chance of Matching - Pavlina Kemp, MD and Moran Roni Levin, MD
3.  How to Write a good Letter of Recommendation (LOR) - Prithvi Sankar, MD and Lorri Wilson, MD
4.  How to Write a good Letter of Recommendation (LOR) - Neeti Parikh, MD and Emily Graubart
5.  Diversity Initiatives in the Application Process - Misha Faustina MD and Lisa Kelly, MD
6.  Diversity Initiatives in the Application Process - Anju Goyal, MD and Annie Baik, MD

Resident Education

7.  Women in Ophthalmology Residency Training - Susan K. Burden, MD
8.  Role of Associate Program Director (APD) - Rachel G. Simpson, MD
9.  Resident Complement Expansion - Vikram Brar, MD
10.  Dealing with Resident or Student with Personality or Communication Interaction Difficulties - Jules Winokur, MD
11.  Tips for New Program Directors - Stacy Pineles, MD
12.  Building a Translational Research Program in Ophthalmology - Naresh Mandava, MD
13.  Big Data and Bioinformatics - Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO

Administrative and Department

14.  Tele-ophthalmology Strategies - Salvatore Loiacono, MPA
15.  Is Funds Flow Working for Your Department? - Craig Kishaba
16.  COVID-19 and Meeting Department Challenges - Margaret Jones, MBA
17.  Eye Health Service Line integration: Championing Ophthalmology as an Important Piece of Large Healthcare Systems - Cathy Kowalewski, MBA
18.  Seven Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became Chair - Nicholas J. Volpe, MD
19.  Faculty Compensation Model - Kimberly W. Crowder, MD

General

20.  International Ophthalmology - Grace Sun, MD
21.  Lessons Learned for Effective Virtual Meetings - Jenny Hinebaugh, MHA

5:05 pm - 5:35 pm EST

Research Director Social - moderated by John Danias, MD, PhD

Join your colleagues for this open forum to exchange news and thoughts. Bring your own beverage and relax with friends!

5:25 pm - 5:30 pm EST Closing Session

Saturday, February 6 Schedule >>

AUPO Virtual Meeting 2021
Program and Schedule

Saturday, February 6

10:00 am - 10:45 am EST

Resident and Fellow Research Forum - Moderated by Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD

  • Functional Imaging of Mitochondria in Retinal Diseases Using Flavoprotein Fluorescence - Andrew X. Chen, BSE
  • Development and Validation of Automated Visual Field Report Extraction Platform Using Computer Vision Tools - Murtaza Saifee, BS, MD
  • Genetic-Metabolomic Associations Support Role of LIPC Gene and Glycerophospholipids in Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Ines Lains, MD, PhD
  • A Simple Tool for Measuring Globe Position Using 3D Structured-Light Scanning - Nathan Pirakitikulr, MD, PhD
10:00 am - 10:55 am EST

Application Potpourri

This symposium will present common and often challenging cases regarding students applying into ophthalmology. Due to the numerous changes in the application process including disruptions due to COVID-19, the new SFMatch system, virtual interviews among many others, we will be presenting cases and then asking questions from the panel along with an audience poll.
 
Panelists:
Directors of Medical Student Education - O'Rese Knight, MD and Aruoriwo M. Oboh-Weilke, MD
Program Directors - Lori A Stec, MD and Brian T Fowler, MD

10:50 am - 11:15 am EST

RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research - Seeing Through the Retina - David R. Williams, PhD

11:00 am - 11:30 am EST Medical Student Educator Membership Meeting
11:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Program Director and Associate Program Director Membership Meeting

A forum for listening and communicating between the Program Directors Council (PDC) and Program Director or Associate Program Director members. The goal of this session is to communicate what the PDC has accomplished and to help set goals for the coming year. 

11:35 am - 12:35 pm EST

Symposium: Racism versus Antiracism, and Addressing this in our Workplace - moderated by Andreas Lauer, MD and Terri Young, MD, MBA

The stress and devastation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have accentuated health and health care disparities, and systemic inequities in our society. The AUPO community is at the beginning of its journey to dismantle bias and structural racism in its purview. This session will highlight the concept of antiracism, and outline ways to develop and sustain supportive, inclusive workplaces. The Deep Dive sessions to follow will allow for smaller group discussions to enact change in your settings led by academic institutional experts in diversity and inclusion facilitated by Ophthalmology Chairs.

  • Introduction - Terri Young, MD, MBA
  • The Difference Between Being 'Not Racist' and Antiracist - TED Talk by Ibram X. Kendi
  • How to Get Serious About Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace - TED Talk by Jan Stovall
  • Discussion and Audience Question & Answer - Terri Young, MD, MBA and Andreas Lauer, MD
  • Conclusion - Andreas Lauer, MD

Objectives:

  • Learn the difference between the concepts of "not racist" and "anti-racist". 
  • Raise awareness for developing supportive, inclusive workplaces.
12:50 pm - 1:25 pm EST

Deep Dives: Racism versus Antiracism and Addressing this in our Workplace

Join small group discussions to enact change in your settings led by academic institutional experts in diversity and inclusion facilitated by Ophthalmology Chairs.

Diversity and Inclusion Experts
Lynn K. Gordon, MD
Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD
Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH
Mildred M.G. Olivier, MD


Facilitators
Keith D. Carter, MD
Mary Louise Collins, MD
Paul A. Edwards, MD
Benny H. Jeng, MD
Andreas K. Lauer, MD
Sayoko Moroi, MD, PhD
Sonal S. Tuli, MD
Terri L. Young, MD, MBA

12:50 pm - 2:20 pm EST

Medical Student Education Free Paper Session - Moderated by Anju Goyal, MD and Emily Graubart, MD

  • Implementation and Evaluation of a Virtual Ophthalmology Medical Student Elective During COVID-19  - Ogul E. Uner, BA
  • The Impact of Away Rotations on the Ophthalmology Residency Match - Hanna Tso, BS
  • Ophthalmology Microsurgery Lab for Medical Students: Enhancing Learner Motivation - Joshua Cole, MSPH
  • Near-Peer Mentorship Program for Students Applying to Ophthalmology - Radwa Elsharawi, MSc
  • Factors Influencing Research Productivity by Ophthalmology Residents: A Benchmark Analysis - Abraham Hang, BA
  • A Novel, Online, Case-based Neuro-ophthalmology Workshop for Neurology Clerkship Students - Emma Loebel, BA
  • Comparing Eyesi Virtual Reality Simulator and Traditional Teaching Methods for Direct Ophthalmoscopy: Medical Student Perspectives - Hanna Tso, BS
  • Medical Student Ophthalmic Knowledge Proficiency After Completing a Clinical Elective or an Online Course - Jonah Yousif, BA
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm EST

Research Directors Grand Rounds - moderated by John Danias, MD, PhD

This interactive session will be based on real-world problems faced by members of the Research Directors Council and how they dealt with them.

1:35 pm - 2:10 pm EST

Deep Dives: Racism versus Antiracism and Addressing this in our Workplace

Join small group discussions to enact change in your settings led by academic institutional experts in diversity and inclusion facilitated by Ophthalmology Chairs.

Diversity and Inclusion Experts
Lynn K. Gordon, MD
Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD
Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH
Mildred M.G. Olivier, MD


Facilitators
Keith D. Carter, MD
Mary Louise Collins, MD
Paul A. Edwards, MD
Benny H. Jeng, MD
Andreas K. Lauer, MD
Sayoko Moroi, MD, PhD
Sonal S. Tuli, MD
Terri L. Young, MD, MBA

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Closing Session

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 >>

AUPO Virtual Meeting 2021
Educating the Educators Program

All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time

Friday, January 29

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Book Club Small Group Discussions
Big Potential by Sean Achor

In his hugely popular book, The Happiness Advantage, Harvard happiness researcher Shawn Achor argued, "the greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy is a positive and engaged brain.” In this compelling follow-up, Big Potential examines the other side of the happiness coin – the power of social support and connection as the greatest predictor of long-term happiness. Our likelihood of success improves in every meaningful dimension of life when we help others improve. In Achor’s words, “We need to stop trying to be faster alone, and start working to be stronger together.”

11:00 am – 11:05 am Break

11:05 am – 11:17 am

Welcome and Announcements - Laura Green, MD and Jeff Pettey, MD

11:17 am – 12:05 pm

Surviving to Thriving:  Personal and Professional Development for Educators - moderated by Jeff Pettey, MD
Charting your academic path as an educator is stressful in the best of times, much less during the unrest and fluidity of 2020. As leaders and educators we strongly advocate for our patients, trainees and loved ones, often at the cost of our own well-being. Your professional success is directly tied to your own personal wellbeing and opportunities for self-investment.

  • Building Resilience in Tough Times by Fortifying Yourself and Connecting with Others - Jennifer Cummings, PhD
  • Panel Discussion: Jennifer Cummings, PhD; Thomas Oetting, MD; and Tara Uhler, MD

12:05 pm – 12:15 pm

Break

12:15 pm – 12:40 pm

Exchanges with Experts and Guidance from Gurus
12:40 pm – 12:45 pm Break

12:45 pm – 1:10 pm

Exchanges with Experts and Guidance from Gurus

1:10 pm – 1:15 pm

Break

1:15 pm – 1:40 pm

Exchanges with Experts and Guidance from Gurus

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm


Break
2:40 pm – 3:40 pm 2020s Best: Research, QI and COVID Innovations

3:40 pm – 3:50 pm

Break

3:50 pm – 4:50 pm

Ophthalmology's Future: Recruitment Moonshot
USMLE Step 1’s transition to Pass/Fail brings change to our doorstep. Whether we are victims of imposed circumstance or architects of our own destiny depends on our actions now. More than any other specialty, ophthalmology can blaze a unique trail toward holistic recruitment and a richly diverse future. Hyperbole? Ophthalmology’s marriage to the potentially agile SFMatch provides the opportunity to chart our own unique course forward. Our choice: Carpe Diem or Come What May.

  • USMLE Step 1 Consequences and Opportunity - Jeff Pettey, MD
  • SF Match Recent Wins and Innovations…..Our Crisis of Application Overload - Misha Syed, MD
  • Leading Innovations in Medical School Admissions - Situational Judgment Testing - Jeffrey Soohoo, MD
  • How Over-Reliance on USMLE Scores Inhibits Diversification of Ophthalmology - O'Rese Knight, MD
  • Holistic Review of Applicants - Sunny Nakae, MSW, PhD
4:50 pm – 5:00 pm Wrap up and Conclusions

Administrator Program

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 >>

AUPO Virtual Meeting 2021
Administrator Program

All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

Thursday, February 4

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Administrator Boot Camp

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Administrator Welcome

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Administrator Listserv Live

Listserv Live is an open forum for all administrators to pose questions and seek advice from administrator members as a whole.  In line with our listserv email forum that remains active all year, there is nothing that is considered off-topic.  Honesty and openness is encouraged, as well as a desire to help fellow administrators better themselves and their home departments.

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Break
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Administrator Reception


Friday, February 5

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Breakfast w/ Colleagues Networking Roundtables

10:45 am – 11:30 am Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

My Backyard - New York City 

Discussion among New York City ophthalmology institutions on their experience with the initial response to the COVID crisis, and how they are dealing with the pandemic now.  Particular focus on innovations and other ideas for successfully managing an ophthalmology practice in this environment.

Salvatore Loiacono Jr., MPA, CMPE - New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
Michelle Premo - Weill Cornell
Bonnie Wang - Columbia University

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

Break

12:45 pm – 12:50 pm

AUPO President's Welcome

12:50 pm – 1:50 pm

President's Symposium
From Disruption to Innovation: COVID-19 and the Advancement of Academic Ophthalmology 
- moderated by David Quillen, MD

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Ophthalmology. And yet, in the face of this devastating crisis, the academic ophthalmology community has rallied together to advance our patient care, education, research, and service missions. The 2021 President's Symposium is devoted to exploring how this disruption has introduced and accelerated innovative developments in telemedicine, collaborative education, artificial intelligence, and health care disparities.

  • The Evolution of Telehealth in the COVID-19 Era - Michael Chiang, MD
  • Agility in Ophthalmology Training: How Adaptations to COVID-19 can Improve Residency Education - Alice Lorch, MD, MPH
  • Interacting with Medical Students During COVID-19: Lessons and Resources - Rukhsana Mirza, MD
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Era of COVID-19: Opportunities for Research and Education - Paul Chan, MD, MSc, MBA
  • Achieving Health Equity in Ophthalmology: Lessons Learned from a Pandemic - Angela Elam, MD
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm Break

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

John Meade Lecture: Your Hidden Game: Applying the Lessons of 2020 for a Strong 2021 - Sharon Rich

In this presentation and interactive discussion, Sharon Rich will unpack the unquestioned assumptions, unspoken rules, and unconscious agreements about 2020, with a goal of leading us into 2021 with our eyes wide open.


Saturday, February 6

10:45 am – 11:15 am

My Backyard - University of Nebraska - David Clark, MHA

Overview and introduction to the ophthalmology department at the University of Nebraska. Particular emphasis on successful ventures and challenges facing this academic institution.

11:15 am – 11:35 am Break
11:35 am – 12:35 pm

Symposium: Racism versus Anti-racism, and Addressing This in Our Workplace - moderated by Andreas Lauer, MD and Terri Young, MD, MBA

This session will bring the AUPO community together to learn the concept of anti-racism, and ways to develop supportive, inclusive workplaces.

  • Learn the difference between the concepts of "not racist" and "anti-racist". 
  • Raise awareness for developing supportive, inclusive workplaces.
12:35 pm - 12:45 pm Break
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

My Backyard - Marshall University - David C. Conley, MHA

Overview and introduction to the ophthalmology department at the Marshall University.  Particular emphasis on successful ventures and challenges facing this academic institution.

1:15 pm - 1:20 pm Break
1:20 pm – 2:20 pm

Benchmarking and Compensation Plans: The University of Minnesota - Brian Moser, MBA-HCM

An analysis of faculty productivity benchmarking and compensation plan structure at the University of Minnesota.

2:20 pm – 2:35 pm Business Meeting & Wrap-up

 

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 >>

AUPO Virtual Meeting 2021
Residency Program Coordinator Program

All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

Thursday, February 4

11:30 am – 11:45 am Coordinator Welcome & Meeting Overview
11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Inclusion and Recruitment: What More Can We Do?Megan Johnson

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

Break

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

PGY-1, This is Still Happening?Danielle Schneider

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Break

2:15 pm – 2:25 pm

Coordinator Breakout Groups Overview

2:25 pm – 2:30 pm

Choose Breakout
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Evaluation Makeovers Elaine Peterson and Katherine Whitney

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

We are FAMILY Susan Minnieweather and Wendy Cohen

3:00 pm – 3:05 pm

Choose Breakout

3:05 pm – 3:35 pm

So We're Virtual, Let's TalkDanielle Schneider

3:05 pm – 3:35 pm

You Are a Coordinator, What Does That Mean?Alderaan Hemphill, Joshua Butrick, Helen Howell

3:35 pm – 3:45 pm

Break

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Coordinator Welcome & Social

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Coordinator Wrap Up, Evening Events, and Preview of Friday


Friday, February 5

10:00 am – 10:45 am Breakfast w/ Colleagues Networking
10:30 am – 11:15 am

San Francisco Match & OKAP Updates – Damien Joseph, Dennis Thomatos, Kathryn Peters

11:15 am – 11:25 am

Break

11:25 am – 12:10 pm

Virtual Meetings, Lectures and InterviewsSheri Samp

12:10 pm – 12:45 pm

Break

12:45 pm – 12:50 pm

AUPO President's Welcome

12:50 pm – 1:50 pm President's Symposium
From Disruption to Innovation: COVID-19 and the Advancement of Academic Ophthalmology

1:50 pm – 2:10 pm

Break

2:10 pm - 2:55 pm

Working Remotely, is this the New Normal?Chandler Thompson.

2:55 pm – 3:05 pm

Break

3:05 pm – 3:50 pm

So your Administrator/Supervisor Doesn’t Get Your Role Sheri Samp

3:50 pm – 3:55 pm Break

3:55 pm – 5:00 pm

Coordinator Wrap-up Discussion and Social Session

Saturday, February 6

11:35 am – 12:35 pm

Symposium: Racism versus Anti-racism and Addressing This in Our Workplace - moderated by Andreas Lauer, MD and Terri Young, MD, MBA

 

This session will bring the AUPO community together to learn the concept of anti-racism, and ways to develop supportive, inclusive workplaces.

  • Learn the difference between the concepts of "not racist" and "anti-racist". 
  • Raise awareness for developing supportive, inclusive workplaces.

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

The next Boot Camp for New Chairs will be held on Thursday evenings in January 2021.

January 2021 Boot Camp for New Chairs Schedule

January 7, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm EST
Managing Departmental Finances
David Quillen, MD, Moderator
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm EST Understanding Income Sources - Paul Lee, MD, JD
8:10 pm - 8:20 pm EST Understanding Financial Obligations - Paul Sternberg, Jr, MD
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm EST Basics of Accounting: Balance Sheets, Income Statements, and Budgets - Steven Feldon, MD, MBA
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm EST Small Group Discussions
8:50 pm - 9:15 pm EST Reconvene to Discuss Best Learnings from Each Group Discussion
   
January 14, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm EST
Building a Culture
Terri Young, MD, MBA, Moderator
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm EST Understanding Your Medical Center's Culture - Nicholas Volpe, MD
8:10 pm - 8:20 pm EST Understanding Your Departments History - Joan Miller, MD
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm EST Best Practices for Culture Building - Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm EST Small Group Discussions
8:50 pm - 9:15 pm EST Reconvene to Discuss Best Learnings from Each Group Discussion
   
January 21, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm EST
Understanding Human Resources and Associated Challenges
Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, Moderator
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm EST Dealing with Difficult Faculty - Donald Budenz, MD, MPH
8:10 pm - 8:20 pm EST Harassment and Discrimination - Terri Young, MD, MBA
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm EST Utilizing Risk Management - David Quillen, MD
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm EST Small Group Discussions
8:50 pm - 9:15 pm EST Reconvene to Discuss Best Learnings from Each Group Discussion
   
January 28, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm EST
Philanthropy 101
Naresh Mandava, MD
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm EST Nuts and Bolts of Gifts and Endowments - Naresh Mandava, MD
8:10 pm - 8:20 pm EST Structuring a Fundraising Team/Advancement and Your University - Paul Lee, MD, JD
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm EST Techniques for Cultivating Donors and Creating Donor Culture - Joan Miller, MD
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm EST Small Group Discussions
8:50 pm - 9:15 pm EST Reconvene to Discuss Best Learnings from Each Group Discussion