2018 Program Directors' Conference

Format:

live

Start Date:

03/09/2018

End Date:

03/10/2018

Location:

Chicago, IL

Max Credits:

11.50

Credit Type:

CME

Participation

Program Information

The success of rheumatology training programs is an important factor to the success of rheumatology as a subspecialty. This conference exposes Program Directors to new trends in graduate medical education and accreditation and seeks to improve Program Directors' ability to evaluate Fellows-In-Training and their understanding of requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Professional development is promoted by creating a venue for the exchange of ideas about the common challenges faced in graduate medical education and fellowship training programs.

 

Registration & Fees

Registration for the 2018 Program Directors' Conference is complimentary.

Unable to attend the conference?
Select sessions will be available for live streaming via ACR Beyond. Learn more >

Hotel

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. To make your housing reservation, you can contact the hotel directly or book online at the link below before February 15 and identify yourself as an attendee of the ACR Program Directors' Conference. Rooms are on a first come, first-served basis. 

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 W. Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
312-372-7200


BOOK HOTEL ONLINE

Room Rate (per night):

  • $197 single/double (standard rooms)

Tax: Room rates are subject to city/state taxes. The current tax rate is 16.4% (tax rate subject to change).

After February 15, room rates cannot be guaranteed. Check with the hotel for any early departure fees and cancellation/refund policies.

Hotel Parking

  • On-site parking: $69 per day
  • Off-site parking: $45 per day
  • Valet parking: $69 per day (valet parking only with in/out privileges included in fee; large SUVs and other oversized vehicles are not allowed)

For additional travel information, visit transitchicago.com/airports or contact the hotel concierge.

Travel

To make your airline reservations, contact ACR's travel agency. Be sure to book early to obtain the best travel options.

Association Travel Concepts (ATC)
800-458-9383 or 703-253-6004
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM ET
atcmeetings.com/ACR

Airport Options
Midway Airport (MDW) - approximately 12 miles to hotel

  • Go Airport Express - 24 hour notice/advanced booking required; fee: $23 (one way); on request
  • Bus service, fee: $5 (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: $2.25 (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: $30 (one way)

O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - approximately 18 miles to hotel

  • Go Airport Express - 24 hour notice/advanced booking required; fee: $28 (one way); on request
  • Bus service, fee: $3 (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: $5 (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: $50 (one way)

CME Information

Accreditation Statement
The American College of Rheumatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The ACR designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities.

Target Audience
This conference is designed for rheumatology program directors.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop faculty skills in providing accurate, succinct, and substantial feedback to learners in rheumatology
  • Enhance understanding of conceptual frameworks for different educational strategies and tools to teach rheumatology
  • Familiarize program leaders with ACGME requirements to better prepare for self-study visits

ACR Disclosure Statement
The ACR is an independent, professional organization that does not endorse specific procedures or products of any pharmaceutical/biotech concern. The 2018 Program Directors' Conference has been independently planned by the Committee on Training and Workforce Issues.

2018 Program Directors' Conference Planning Committee Disclosures:

Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience any financial or other relationship(s) including, but not limited to:

  1. Stock, stock options, or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan
  2. Research grants
  3. Employment (full or part-time)
  4. Ownership or partnership
  5. Consulting fees or other remuneration (payment)
  6. Non-remunerative positions of influence such as officer, board member, trustee, or public spokesperson
  7. Receipt of royalties
  8. Speakers' bureau
  9. Other

Planning Member

Disclosure Statement(s)

Anne R. Bass, MD

2. Fidelity Mutual Fund

6. ABIM

Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD

2. Pfizer; National Comprehensive Cancer Center

Bruce Cronstein, MD

2. NIH; AstraZeneca; Celgene; Gilead

3. NYU School of Medicine

4. Mutual funds; TIAA-CREF

5. BMS; Eli Lilly & Co.; Springer

6. Ohio State University; Academic Medical Centers; Arthritis Foundation

Anisha Dua, MD, MPH

2. ChemoCentryx

Lisa F. Imundo, MD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Beth L. Jonas, MD

9. Pfizer; Abbvie

Christopher Mecoli, MD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Kenneth S. O’Rourke, MD

9. ABIM

Guillermo Quiceno, MD

2. Abbvie

Linda Rodamaker, ANP

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Phillip Seo, MD

5. Genentech; BMS

Gregory Taylor, MSW

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Speaker

Disclosure Statement(s)

James Ahn, MD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Anne R. Bass, MD

2. Pfizer; Abbott

Irene Blanco, MD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Anne Davidson, MBBS, FRACP

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Anisha Dua, MD

2. ChemoCentryx

H. Barrett Fromme, MD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 Stan Hamstra, PhD

 I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Simon M. Helfgott, MD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Beth L. Jonas, MD

9. Pfizer; Abbvie

Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Samantha Melzter-Brody, MD

2. Sage Therapeutics; Janssen; NIH

George F. Moxley, MD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Kenneth O’Rourke, MD

9. ABIM

Daniel B. Raemer, PhD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Paula Reed

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Karina D. Torralba, MD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Angus Worthing, MD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Tracey Wright, MD

I have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Corporate Support

Educational grants support for this activity provided by: Lilly USA, LLC, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, and Celgene Corporation.