Meeting

Division Directors and Program Directors Conference

Date:

March 8 - 9, 2019

Location:

Chicago, IL

Program Information

CME: Division Director – 10, Program Director – 10.25

The success of rheumatology divisions and training programs is a critical factor to the success of rheumatology as a subspecialty.

Target Audience
These conferences are designed for rheumatology program directors, assistant program directors, division directors, and educators.

Division Directors Conference

The Division Directors Conference exposes attendees to key issues involved in running successful academic divisions of rheumatology. Attendees will hear from experts in the field and their peers on how to handle every day challenges faced by academic institutions. Professional development is promoted by creating a venue for the exchange of ideas about the common challenges faced in graduate medical education and rheumatology divisions.

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

  • Analyze and describe the major changes in health care delivery and finance impacted by changes in the Affordable Care Act and how these changes will likely impact divisions of academic rheumatology
  • Better understand how the shift to quality-based care and the alternative payment models can be adapted to the care of patients in academic rheumatology clinics
  • Implement new and more effective recruitment strategies to address the anticipated shortage of rheumatologist based on a better understanding of the training pipeline and needs and interests of medical students and internal medicine residents
  • Perform more effective faculty development, evaluation, and retention that address the increased ethnic and cultural diversity of the workforce

Program Directors Conference

The Program Directors Conference exposes attendees to new trends in graduate medical education and accreditation and seeks to improve the ability of Program Directors to evaluate Fellows-In-Training and their understanding of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements. 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.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, 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

Program Schedule

Registration Fees

Registration for the Division Directors Conference and Program Directors Conference is free.

Registration Guidelines
Online registrations receive immediate email confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation, check your spam/junk mail and then call the Registration Support Center at 800-636-4766 (US & Canada) or 415-979-2265 (International).

Cancellations
If you need to cancel your registration, please cancel online at the Registration Support Center.

Hotel

The conferences will be held at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. To make your housing reservations, contact the Renaissance before February 9, 2019 and identify yourself as an attendee of the ACR Division Directors Conference and/or Program Directors Conference. Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 West Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
312-372-7200
Book hotel online

Nightly Rate
Single/double (standard room) - $199

Room rates are subject to city/state taxes. The current tax rate is 17.4% (tax rate is subject to change).

After February 9, 2019, room rates cannot be guaranteed. Check with the hotel for any early departure fees and cancellation/refund policies.

Hotel Parking
Valet parking - $69 per day (in/out privileges; large SUVs and oversized vehicles are not allowed)
Self-parking on site - $69 per day
Self-parking off site - $45 per day

Travel

Airline Reservations

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

Midway Airport (MDW) - 12 miles to hotel
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 18 miles to hotel

Airport Ground Transportation

The hotel does not provide airport shuttle service.

Midway Airport (MDW)
• GO Airport Express Shuttle - $23 (one way) - advanced booking required
• Taxi - approximately $30 (one way)
• Bus - $5 (one way)
• CTA Rail System - $2.50 (one way)

O'Hare International Airport
• GO Airport Express Shuttle - $28 (one way) - advanced booking required
• Taxi - approximately $50 (one way)
• Bus - $3 (one way)
• CTA Rail System - $2.50 (one way)

Prices are subject to change.

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

Syllabi

Program syllabi will be available online during the meeting and for 12 months after the meeting to registered attendees. To access syllabi, login and go to My Educational Activities.

CME and MOC 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.

Division Directors Conference Designation Statement
The ACR designates the ACR Division Directors Conference live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Directors Conference Designation Statement
The ACR designates the ACR Program Directors Conference live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Disclosures

ACR Disclosure Statement
The ACR is an independent, professional organization that does not endorse specific procedures or products of any pharmaceutical/biotech concern. Educational activities provided by the ACR must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interest(s). For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias.

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

The planning committee and faculty reported the following disclosures.

2019 Division Directors Conference Planning Committee Disclosures

  • V. Michael Holers, MD - Stanford University (shared patent)7
  • Joan M. Bathon, MD - Regeneron5
  • Maripat Corr, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Beverly K. Johnson, MD, MS - Johnson & Johnson1,, Consultant TREG5
  • Bonita Libman, M.D., FACR, FACP - Novartis2,, Pfizer2
  • Sarah B. Lieber, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Nancy J. Olsen, MD - Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals2, IQuity5, Cellgene9, Pfizer9
  • Harris Perlman, PhD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH – UCB2,5; Abbvie2,5; Amgen5; Janssen5; Novartis5; BMS5; Sanofi5
  • Richard M. Siegel, MD, PhD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Sharad Lakhanpal, MBBS, MD - Rheumatology Associates3

2019 Division Directors Conference Speaker Disclosures

  • Irene Blanco, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Leslie J. Crofford, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Sonali Parekh Desai, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • David Karp, MD, PhD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • John Rossi, BS, MBA - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Luanne Thorndyke, MD, FACP - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Additional disclosures to be announced

2019 Program Directors Conference Planning Committee Disclosures

  • Anne R. Bass, MD - Fidelity5; ABIM6
  • Anisha Dua, MD, MPH - Chemocentryx2
  • Kenneth S. O’Rourke, MD - ABIM9
  • Guillermo Quiceno, MD - Abbvie2
  • Rebecca E. Sadun, MD, PhD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Phillip Seo, MD- Genentech5; BMS5
  • Karina D Torralba, MD, MACM, RhMSUS, CCD - Pfizer5; Exagen5; GSK5
  • Tracey B. Wright, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Gary Firestein, MD - Ignyta1, Sialix1, Eli Lilly2, NIH2, Janssen2, Gilead2, RRF2, UCSD3, Case Western5, UpToDate7, Elsevier7
  • Janet Bahr, NP - Abbive9
  • Gregory Taylor, MSW - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Lisa Criscione-Schreiber, MD - Pfizer2, National Comprehensive Cancer Center2
  • Mark Hwang, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

2019 Program Directors Conference Speaker Disclosures

  • Melver Anderson, MD, FACP - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Amy Cannella, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Lisa G. Criscione-Schreiber, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Anisha Dua, MD – ACGME Subspecialty Milestones Workgroup6
  • Elizabeth Ferucci, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Carol Langford, MD, MHS, FACP - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Rebecca Sadun, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Tracey Wright, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Additional disclosures to be announced

Corporate Support

Educational grant support coming soon

ACR Beyond

Are you unable to attend the live meeting? Select sessions will be available for live streaming on ACR Beyond. Learn more about ACR Beyond Live Streaming.

Contact Info / Inquiries

American College of Rheumatology
trainingandworkforce@
rheumatology.org

404-633-3777

Registration Support Center
800-636-4766 (US & Canada)
415-979-2265 (international)
Fax: 415-293-5231
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