2019 Residency Directors Forum

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
Co-Hosted by ACFAS and the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH)

This year’s Forum focused on best practices in resident education and learning.  The meeting was co-hosted by the ACFAS Post Graduate Affairs (PGA) Committee and the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) in advance of the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans. Residency directors and program faculty from around the country were on hand to gather information from the ACFAS PGA Committee, school deans, COTH, CPME, AACPM, ABFAS, PRR and ABPM, as well as other speakers. 

As the profession of podiatry and foot and ankle surgery evolves, directors need to ensure that they are keeping up with formulating the highest educational standards and best practices in teaching the new generation. This Forum explored multiple topics to assist with these goals. 

2019 Downloadable Presentations:

Introduction and Session Goals
Roya Mirmiran, DPM, FACFAS

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ACGME and CPME: Best Practices in Resident Education
Keith Cook, DPM, FACFAS; Mike Trepal, DPM, FACFAS
John R. Potts lll, M.D., Senior Vice President, Surgical Accreditation, ACGME
Many of our residency programs are sponsored by institutions that follow ACGME standards. As part of many institution’s/hospital’s rules and regulations, podiatric residents may be subject to both ACGME and CPME standards. Attendees have the opportunity to hear directly from the Chair of CPME and the Chair of the 320 Rewrite Ad Hoc Committee who will share the process of 320 rewrite and provide an update on potential upcoming changes to the 320 document.

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Slaying the Three-Headed Monster: Patient Safety, Physician Well-Being and Resident Remediation
Christine Miller, DPM, PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine
Allison Ventura, PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine
John R. Potts lll, M.D., Senior Vice President, Surgical Accreditation, ACGME

Residency directors often struggle to slay the three-headed monster: patient safety and quality improvement; physician well-being; and resident remediation. Hear from experts on all three topics and get a better grasp on slaying the beasts.
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Research: The Next Frontier
Paul Kim, DPM, FACFAS; Barry Rosenblum, DPM, FACFAS

The ACFAS Research Committee has developed a plan to more broadly enhance the research culture of ACFAS and the profession. Hear from the Research Committee Chair on both short- and long-term plans to engage all members as both consumers and creators of research that provides an evidence base for clinical decision making, reimbursement and efficacy. Also, learn about the role that residency programs will play in the College’s new research initiative.
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Get on Board!
Richard Gershon, PhD; Danny Choung, DPM, FACFAS

How well are your residents prepared to take their in-training exams (ITEs)? How do their scores correlate with their ability to become ABFAS Board Qualified? How can you use the scores to enhance your curriculum? Representatives from ABFAS will give you the details. 
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Mix it Up Like Jambalaya – Organizational Oversight Updates
Representatives from COTH, AACPM, PRR, CPME

Time to mix it up with some jambalaya! Listen as representatives from relative organizations give their latest updates, including topics about CASPR/CRIP and clerkships, what's new at our Colleges, PRR updates and the CPME 320 re‐write. 
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No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ACFAS). The AACPM is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The AACPM has approved this activity for a maximum of 2.5 continuing education contact hours.

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