(See the full Research Summit schedule below)

We are delighted to present the inaugural ABA/ABMS Research Summit, immediately preceding ABMS Conference 2017 in Chicago. Co-sponsored by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Medical Specialties, registration for this invitation-only event is complimentary.

The theme of the 2017 Summit is Improving Health and Healthcare Systems: Defining a Research Agenda for Learning and Assessment across the Continuum of a Physician’s Career.

The ABA/ABMS Research Summit will engage stakeholders from the fields of medical education and assessment, who will develop a collaborative research agenda and strategy to study learning and assessment throughout the physician’s career. Participants will learn about current research in this area and will help prioritize key research questions leading to a research agenda.

To ensure a highly focused and productive gathering, we have invited a select group of experts from the health care community. Rather than asking attendees to choose their sessions, we will assign participants to specific sessions to ensure broad industry representation on each topic.

The event is scheduled to coincide with ABMS Conference 2017, to make it easier for Summit participants to attend both events; registration for the Conference is separate. Please note that the Summit’s schedule overlaps with the beginning of the Conference on Monday morning.

Date: 7:00 am on Sunday, September 24 through 11:45 am on Monday, September 25 (See full schedule below)
Location: The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago hotel
Cost: Registration and meals at the Research Summit are complimentary. Participants are responsible for transportation and lodging.
Lodging: ABMS has secured a block of rooms at The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago hotel at a rate of $279 per night (excluding tax). Please request hotel accommodations during the registration process.
Registration: Please see your email invitation for registration instructions. (Deadline has been extended through Thursday, September 21.)
 
 
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Schedule

Sunday, September 24

7:00–8:00 am: Breakfast

Breakfast for Research Summit Participants.

Session 1

8:00–8:15 am
Welcome and Goals for the Summit

Level 3 Millennium Park

8:15–9:15 am
Opening Plenary

Level 3 Millennium Park

Cees van der Vleuten, PhD, Professor of Education, Maastricht University, Department of Educational Development and Research in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Learning and Assessment across the Physician’s Career Continuum

In the first session of the ABA/ABMS Research Summit, we will explore and discuss the changes in how physicians learn across the continuum of their careers, and the new methods that are being used to assess physician learning. The discussion will focus on three distinct stages of the physician career continuum: training, initial certification, and continuing certification and practice. 

The objective of the Sunday morning session is to identify the current and emerging methods physicians use during their different career stages to acquire new knowledge, retain and reinforce existing knowledge, assess their knowledge, and use knowledge assessment information to inform their continued learning.

Session format: Plenary speech, followed by three concurrent breakout sessions that align with different phases in the physician’s career continuum. Rather than asking attendees to select their sessions, we have assigned participants to specific sessions to ensure broad industry representation on each topic.

9:15–9:30 am
Break

9:30–11:00 am
Breakout Sessions

Track 1: Learning and assessment during medical school, residency and fellowship training
Speakers: Catherine Lucey and William McGaghie; Facilitator: Tom Granatir
Level 3 Grant Park

Track 2: Assessment for initial certification
Speakers: Ann Harman, Huaping Sun, and George Wendel; Facilitator: Ann Harman
Level 3 Washington Park 1

Track 3: Continuing certification assessment and learning
Speakers: David Warner, John Norcini, and Robert Phillips; Facilitator: David Price
Level 3 Washington Park II

  • Longitudinal assessments
  • Portfolio assessments
  • Data registries

Key considerations for each track:

  • Describe the current assessment methods
  • Examples of what the methods do
  • How do the methods impact learning and assessment?
  • What are the implications for board certification?

11:00–11:15 am
Break

11:15–12:00 noon
Full Group Discussion

Facilitators: David Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP; Senior Vice President, ABMS Research and Education Foundation; Executive Director, Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Organization; John R. Boulet, PhD; Vice President for Research and Data Resources, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research; Assistant Vice President for Research and Evaluation, and Chair of the Internal Research and Data Review Committee, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Level 3 Millennium Park

12:00–1:00 pm
Lunch

Lunch for Research Summit Participants
Level 16 Chicago Ballroom

12:15 pm
Lunchtime presentation

Speaker: Sherry Mills, MD, MPH, Director of the Office of Extramural Programs, Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Sherry Mills will provide an overview of a new funding opportunity for institutions and residency programs recently announced by NIH to support and grow the Physician-Scientist workforce through research pathways in residency programs. Successful applications for funding will require support from individual ABMS Member Boards. Please join us to learn more about this program and how we can partner to support this important initiative..

Session 2

1:00–2:00 pm
Afternoon Plenary

Level 3 Millennium Park

Eric Holmboe, MD, MACP, FRCP, Senior Vice President of Milestone Development and Evaluation at ACGME

Research Opportunities and Challenges / Measurement Issues

In the Sunday lunchtime and afternoon session, we will build on the morning’s discussion by addressing the following questions.

  • What are the most important research questions related to the current and emerging methods physicians use at this career stage to gain new knowledge, retain and reinforce existing knowledge, assess their knowledge, and use assessment information to inform their continued learning?
  • What are new and/or alternative assessment models and methods that could/should be explored to evaluate the effectiveness of these learning and assessment methods?
  • What data, data infrastructures, data-sharing agreements, etc., are required to undertake research on the effectiveness of these learning and assessment methods?

Session format: One-hour plenary speech, followed by three breakout sessions that align with different phases in the physician’s career continuum

2:00–2:15 pm
Break

2:15–3:45 pm
Breakout Sessions

  • Track 1: Learning and assessment during medical school, residency and fellowship training
    Speaker: Stan Hamstra; Facilitator: Ann Harman
    Level 3 Grant Park
  • Track 2: Assessment for initial certification
    Speaker: Eric Holmboe; Facilitator: Huaping Sun
    Level 3 Washington Park I
  • Track 3: Continuing certification assessment and learning
    Speaker: Rebecca Lipner, Facilitator: David Price
    Level 3 Washington Park II

3:45–4:00 pm
Break

4:00–4:45 pm
Full Group Discussion

Facilitator: David Price
Level 3 Millennium Park

4:45–5:00 pm
End of Day Comments and Adjourn

Level 3 Millennium Park

6:00–7:00 pm
Reception

Level 2 Michigan Ballroom

For dinner and evening entertainment suggestions, please go to abmsconference.com/around-chicago.

Monday, September 25

7:00–8:00 am
Breakfast

Breakfast for Research Summit Participants
Level 3 Lincoln Park

Session 3

8:00–8:15 am
Welcome

Level 3 Millennium Park

8:15–9:15 am
Closing Plenary

Level 3 Millennium Park

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, Executive Director of American College of Surgeons

Board Certification Value: Aligning Individual Assessment with System Performance

In the closing session of the Summit, we will discuss how to promote and build value in the credential among external stakeholders who are themselves under tremendous pressure, through policy and market forces, to integrate care delivery and improve the quality and efficiency of care.

Hospitals, health plans, and state and federal government agencies are seeking effective ways to promote organized systems of care and to align methods of individual assessment that promote system performance. The next generation health systems put a premium on teamwork, communications and patient engagement, and practice-based learning and improvement as the key to safer, more efficient, and more effective patient care. Assessment of these competencies will help physicians develop the knowledge and skills to take a systems-based approach to care.

By the end of the Monday morning session, participants will have contributed to a series of next steps to address these core issues.

Session format: Plenary speech, followed by three concurrent breakout sessions.

9:15–9:30 am
Break

9:30–11:00 am
Breakout Sessions

  • Track 1: Teamwork and coordination
    Speaker: Michael Leonard; Facilitator: Drew Patterson
    Level 3 Grant Park
  • Track 2: Communication and patient engagement
    Speaker: Saul Weiner; Facilitator: Tom Granatir
    Level 3 Washington Park I
  • Track 3: Systems science
    Speaker: Rich Hawkins; Facilitator: David Warner
    Level 3 Washington Park II

11:00–11:15 am
Break

11:15–11:50 am
Full Group Discussion

Facilitator: Tom Granatir, Senior Vice President, Policy and External Relations; American Board of Medical Specialties
Level 3 Millennium Park

11:50 am–Noon
Concluding Remarks

Level 3 Millennium Park