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Monday, September 25
Time Room Presentation
7:00 – 8:00 amLevel Two
Michigan Ballroom
Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 amLevel Two
Great Lakes Ballroom
ABMS Conference Opening Session and Cyber Security Plenary
Plenary Session I: Understanding Computer Hacking: The First Step toward Protecting Your Systems

Tom Stewart, Associate Director – Technology Consulting, Security and Privacy, Protiviti
9:15 – 10:15 amLevel Two
Erie
"DIY" Usability Testing: Add User Research to Your Web Process Without Breaking Your Budget
Tony Rose, Digital Wave Technologies
Lamar Goodenough, Digital Wave Technologies
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 3
Lincoln Park
How to Make a Big Marketing Impact on a Small Marketing Budget
Adara Bowen, American Marketing Association
Christine Shiffer, American Board of Surgery
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 2
Ontario
Create a Safe Day, Every Day: The Building of a QI Culture at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Mary Ann Abrams, MD, MPH, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Andrew Bethune, MA, Nationwide Children's Hospital
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 2
Huron
Crafting and Adapting Tutorials for Smoother Test Taking
Deb Baldwin, BA, American Board of Pediatrics
Mike Adams, American Board of Pediatrics
9:15 – 10:15 amLevel 2
Michigan Ballroom
Intro to the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program
Teena Nelson, MHA, ABMS Portfolio Program
Ann Williamson, RN, ABMS Portfolio Program
Jamaal Diggins, ABMS Portfolio Program
10:15 – 10:45 am Level 2
Great Lakes Ballroom Foyer
Level 3
Grant Park and Washington Park Foyers
Refreshment Break and Networking
Supported by FIGmd, NEJM Group Education, and Pearson VUE
10:45 – 11:45 am

Level 2
Huron

Special Effects: Using Video to Support Your Communications
Greg Vass, Solid Line Media
Frances Spring, American Board of Emergency Medicine
David Elstein, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
10:45 – 11:45 amLevel 2
Ontario
A New Model for Measuring Clinical Judgment in Nursing
Joe Betts, PhD, Pearson VUE
10:45 – 11:45 am Level 2
Erie
Prepare for the Inevitable: Strategies for Surviving a Data Breach
Cori Ashford, Weber Shandwick
Sasha Boghosian, Revive Health
Celeste Davis, Office for Civil Rights-Midwest Region, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
10:45 – 11:45 am

Level 3
Lincoln Park

Introduction to Healthcare Quality Improvement
Stephen Davidow, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, APR, PCPI
12:00 – 1:15 pm Level 2
Great Lakes Ballroom
Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 – 2:30 pm Level 3
Washington Park II
Addressing Burnout Among Family Physicians
Lars Peterson, MD, PhD, American Board of Family Medicine
Bo Fang, PhD, American Board of Family Medicine
Monee Rassolian, MD, Michigan State University, McLaren Flint Family Medicine Residency
1:30 – 2:30 pm Level 2
Ontario
Shake Up Your Education Program to Make Learning "Sticky"
Theresa Frederick, BA, Aurora Health Care
Deb Simpson, PhD, Aurora Health Care
Kristin Ouweneel, BA, Aurora Health Care
1:30 – 2:30 pm Level 2
Huron
Exploring the Value of the ABMS Brand
John Mandelbaum, JD, American Board of Medical Specialties
Tim Brennan, MD, MPH, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1:30 – 2:30 pm Level 3
Lincoln Park
Certification's Impact on Practice and Performance: Research by Four Scholars
Maya Babu, MD, MBA
Joshua Davis, MD, NASM-CPT, EM Resident, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Sandeep Mannava, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center
Tim Xu, MD, MPP, Associate, McKinsey & Company
1:30 – 2:30 pm Level 3
Millennium Park
Innovations in Assessment: ABP's Pilot Results and Lessons Learned
Linda A. Althouse, PhD, American Board of Pediatrics
Trevor Fleck, MPA, American Board of Pediatrics
Robert Furter, PhD, American Board of Pediatrics
Adam Turner, MPH, American Board of Pediatrics
1:30 – 2:30 pm Level 2
Erie
Improving Colon and Breast Cancer Screening rates: A Public Health Improvement Initiative
Mary Ales, MBA, Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association
Bob Rauner MD, MPH, President at Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
1:30 – 2:30 pm Level 3
Grant Park
An Introduction to Workplace-based Assessment (Part I)
John Norcini, PhD, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
1:30 – 2:30 pm Level 3
Washington Park I
Three Member Boards' Experiences with DANS Data
Dorthea Juul, PhD, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Rebecca Lipner, PhD, American Board of Internal Medicine
Huaping Sun, PhD, American Board of Anesthesiology
2:30 – 3:00 pm Level 2
Great Lakes Ballroom Foyer
Level 3
Grant Park and Washington Park Foyers
Refreshment Break and Networking
Supported by FIGmd, NEJM Group Education, and Pearson VUE
3:00 – 4:00 pm Level 3
Millennium Park
Health Politics and Policies: The National Policy Landscape
G. William Hoagland, Bipartisan Policy Council
3:00 – 4:00 pm Level 3
Washington Park I
Quality Improvement Roadmap
Thomas Thacher, MD, Mayo Clinic
3:00 – 4:00 pm Level 2
Erie
Choosing Wisely: Making a Worthwhile Program Count for More
Daniel Wolfson, PhD, ABIM Foundation
Kellie Slate-Vitcavage, MS, Maine Quality Counts
3:00 – 4:00 pm Level 3
Lincoln Park
The Evolution of Data Collection: A Look at Two Approaches
Lars Peterson, MD, PhD, American Board of Family Medicine
Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH, American Board of Pediatrics
Robert L. Phillips, Jr., MD, MSPH, American Board of Family Medicine
3:00 – 4:00 pm Level 3
Washington Park II
Developing Health Systems Science as Medical Education's Third Pillar
Richard Hawkins, MD, American Medical Association
Mellie Pouwels, MA, American Medical Association
Michael Dekhtyar, American Medical Association
3:00 – 4:00 pm Level 2
Huron
A Town Hall Meeting: Engaging ABIM Physicians in Your Portfolio Program
David Price, MD, American Board of Medical Specialties
Richard Battaglia, MD, American Board of Internal Medicine
3:00 – 4:00 pm Level 3
Grant Park
Mini-CEX Workplace-based Assessment (Part II)
John Norcini, PhD, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
3:00 – 4:00 pm Level 2
Ontario
How Patient-Reported Outcomes in MOC Can Advance Quality Improvement
David F. Martin, MD, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kevin Bozic, MD, University of Texas
5:00 – 6:30 pm Level 2
Great Lakes Ballroom
Poster Session and Exhibitor Reception
Tuesday, September 26
7:00 – 8:00 am Level 2
Michigan Ballroom
Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am Level 2
Great Lakes Ballroom
Plenary Session II: A Journey towards Programmatic Assessment
Cees van der Vleuten, PhD, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, Professor and Director of the School of Health Professions Education
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 3
Washington Park I
Advancing Professionalism across the Community (Part I)
Jo Shapiro, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Director, Center for Professionalism and Peer Support; ABMS EPCOM Chair
Catherine R. Lucey, MD, UCSF School of Medicine, Vice Dean for Education; ABMS Board of Directors
Reactor: Maxine Papadakis, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of California San Francisco
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 3
Lincoln Park
Physician Engagement in Quality Improvement: A Town Hall Discussion
Bruce Nitsche, MD, Virginia Mason
Roger Bush, MD, American Board of Internal Medicine and The Joint Commission
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 2
Huron
What Constitutes a Reportable "QI Effort" for Part IV MOC?
R. Van Harrison, PhD, University of Michigan
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 3
Millennium Park
A Journey towards Programmatic Assessment—Point/Counterpoint
Cees van der Vleuten, PhD, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, Professor and Director of the School of Health Professions Education
Rebecca Lipner, PhD, American Board of Internal Medicine
Ann Harman, PhD, American Board of Anesthesiology
Benson Munger, PhD, ABEM / ABPM
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 2
Ontario
Beyond the Logo: The Basics of Creating a Winning Brand
Carol McCarthy, Remedy Chicago
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 3
Washington Park II
Embracing Change to Better Serve a Dynamic Constituency
Julie Renner, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Frances Spring, American Board of Emergency Medicine
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 3
Grant Park
The Physician Workforce: Understanding Today, Planning for Tomorrow
Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH, American Board of Pediatrics
Robert Phillips, MD, MSPH, American Board of Family Medicine
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 2
Erie
Mind the Gap: Lessons from One Board's Focus on Global Health
Valerie Haig, American Board of Pediatrics
Sabrina Butteris, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
10:15 – 10:45 am Level 2
Great Lakes Ballroom Foyer
Level 3
Grant Park and Washington Park Foyers
Refreshment Break and Networking
Supported by FIGmd, NEJM Group Education, and Pearson VUE
10:45 – 11:45 am Level 3
Washington Park I
Advancing Professionalism across the Boards' Community (Part II)
David F. Martin, MD, ABOS, Executive Medical Director
Christopher J. Ondrula, Esq., ABMS Strategic Business Affairs & Legal Advisor
Reactor: Carrie Bradford, MHA, RHIA, CPMSM, CPCS; Northshore University Health System, Senior Director, Professional Staff Services and Credentialing
10:45 – 11:45 am Level 2
Ontario
Modernizing CME Accreditation to Improve Learning and Patient Care
Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education
Mindi McKenna, PhD, MBA, American Academy of Family Physicians
Alejandro Aparicio, MD, FACP, American Medical Association
10:45 – 11:45 am Level 3
Millennium Park
Please Understand Us: How to Attract and Retain Millennials
Amelie Karam, Amelie Karam Speaking and Consulting
10:45 – 11:45 am Level 2
Erie
Teaching Pediatricians QI Skills Through HPV-Cancer Prevention Projects
Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH, FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics
Laura Noonan, MD, Center for Advancing Pediatric Excellence at Levine Children's Hospital
Christina Albertin
10:45 – 11:45 am Level 3
Grant Park
Tailoring QI Education Intervention Projects for Community Health Care
Muhammad Jaffar, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Wendy McCloud, MA, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
10:45 – 11:45 am Level 3
Lincoln Park
Accelerated Test Development: Strategies for Success
Robert Brucia, MEd, American Board of Pediatrics
Andrea Hunolt, American Board of Anesthesiology
10:45 – 11:45 am Level 3
Washington Park II
Leveraging Assessment to Improve Diagnosis
Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine
David Swanson, PhD, American Board of Medical Specialties
10:45 – 11:45 am Level 2
Huron
Update on International Activities: ECFMG, ACGME-I and ABMS-I
William W. Pinsky, MD, ECFMG
Lorraine Lewis, EdD, ACGME-International
Mira Irons, MD, ABMS
Krista Allbee, ABMS-I
12:00 – 1:45 pm Level 2
Great Lakes Ballroom
Lunch with Plenary Session III: My Kind of Town: Tales of Chicago
Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA, American Board of Medical Specialties
2:00 – 3:00 pm Level 3
Washington Park II
Streamlining Certification, QI, and Reporting to Reduce the Burden
Sarah Hajjar, MPA, PMP, American Board of Family Medicine
Elizabeth M. Bishop, PhD, MS, PMP, American Board of Family Medicine
John Johannides, PMP, American Board of Family Medicine
2:00 – 3:00 pm Level 3
Washington Park I
Strategic Planning and KPIs
Carol Henriques, MBA, HighBar Consulting
Lori Gruber, American Board of Medical Specialties
2:00 – 3:00 pm Level 2
Huron
Test Accommodations: Hot Topics, Technology Trends and a Legal Update
John Hosterman, PhD, Paradigm Testing
Michelle Goldberg, PhD, National Board of Medical Examiners
2:00 – 3:00 pm Level 3
Millennium Park
Board and Specialty Society Collaboration: Opportunities and Challenges
Kevin Rode, American Board of Family Medicine
Elizabeth Campbell, American Academy of Family Physicians
2:00 – 3:00 pmLevel 3
Lincoln Park
Bring Your Data to Life with Infographics
Pilar Padilla, American Board of Internal Medicine
Eugene Woo, Venngage
2:00 – 3:00 pm Level 3
Grant Park
Supervising Medical Student QI Activities: A New Option for MOC Credit
Jeffrey Tabas, MD, UCSF School of Medicine
Donald Moore, PhD, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
2:00 – 3:00 pm Level 2
Ontario
How Survey Research Can Engage the Diplomate Community
Siddharta Reddy, MPH, American Board of Internal Medicine
Andrew T. Jones, PhD, American Board of Surgery
Anne G. Rizzo, MD, American Board of Surgery
2:00 – 3:00 pm Level 2
Erie
Improved Physician Engagement and Patient Experience at Seattle Children's
Jennifer Scott, MHA, Seattle Children's Hospital
Erin Alberda, LAc, Seattle Children's Hospital
3:00 – 3:30 pm Level 2
Great Lakes Ballroom Foyer
Level 3
Grant Park and Washington Park Foyers
Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm Level 3
Millennium Park
Aligning CME and MOC: A Case Study in Collaboration
Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education
Melissa Lamaffar, American Board of Pediatrics
Diana Davidson, American Board of Anesthesiology
Jonathan Mimm, American Board of Internal Medicine
3:30 – 4:30 pm Level 3
Washington Park I
Patient Advocacy–What It Means for Our Community and Those We Serve
Patience Leino, American Board of Pediatrics and Patient Advocate Representative
Tricia Lawrenson
3:30 – 4:30 pm Level 3
Grant Park
Hiring from a Slate of One
Timothy Pappas, MA, Principal Pappas and Delaney, LLC
3:30 – 4:30 pm Level 3
Lincoln Park
ABIM and ABFM Reveal Benefits of MOC Prep in a "Study of Studying"
Aimee Eden, PhD, MPH, American Board of Family Medicine
Elizabeth Hansen, BA, American Board of Family Medicine
3:30 – 4:30 pm Level 2
Huron
OSCEs: The Final Step in a Staged Primary Exam System
Anna Menzies, American Board of Anesthesiology
Ann Harman, PhD, American Board of Anesthesiology
Huaping Sun, PhD, American Board of Anesthesiology
3:30 – 4:30 pm Level 2
Ontario
Beyond Reporting: Designing Data Registries to Support Practice Improvement
Anthony Asher, MD, Levine Cancer Institute and Neuroscience Institute, Carolinas HealthCare System, and National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database
Robert Phillips, MD, MSPH, American Board of Family Medicine
3:30 – 4:30 pm Level 3
Washington Park II
Stakeholder Analysis: A Useful Tool for MOC Program Sponsors
Jeanne Kin, MHA, JD, University of Michigan
3:30 – 4:30 pm Level 2
Erie
Communication Skills Key to Better HCAHPS Scores
Barbara Lewis, MBA, DocCom
6:00 – 8:30 pm Evening Reception at The Field Museum
Shuttle buses depart starting at 5:30 (from The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, east entrance) for the 6:00 event.
Return shuttles depart from the event between 7:00 and 8:30 pm.
Wednesday, September 27
7:00 – 8:00 am Level 2
Michigan Ballroom
Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am Level 2
Great Lakes Ballroom
Plenary Session IV: Do Patients Care About Board Certification? What Do They Want, Need, and Have the Right to Expect?
Pat Mastors, Director of Engagement & Board Chair, Patients' View Institute
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 2
Ontario
A Structured QI Curriculum That Works for Trainees and Faculty Alike
Rani Gereige, MD, MPH, Miami Children's Health System
Beatriz Cunill, MD, Miami Children's Health System
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 2
Erie
Evaluating the AAMC's Leadership Programs Using the Principles of Instructional Design
Nancy Moeller, PhD, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Jacqueline Loweree, MA, AAMC
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 3
Millennium Park
Design of the Continuous Knowledge Self-Assessment
Thomas O'Neill, PhD, American Board of Family Medicine
Michael Peabody, PhD, American Board of Family Medicine
Aimee Eden, PhD, American Board of Family Medicine
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 3
Washington Park II
Obesity Medicine: Building Credibility and Seeking Certification in a Stigmatized Field
Dana Brittan, MBA, American Board of Obesity Medicine
Robert Kushner, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Center for Lifestyle Medicine
Kevin McAllister, MEd, National Board of Medical Examiners
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 3
Washington Park I
The Changing Context of Patient Care: Physician Practice in a Redesigned System
Adam L. Myers, MD, FACHE, CHCQM, CPHRM, Texas Health Physicians Group
John R. Combes, MD, Senior Advisor, The Southport Group
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 3
Lincoln Park
Build Your Social Media Presence
Kristi Bruno, MA, American College of Chest Physicians
Ramona DuBose, American Board of Pediatrics
Pilar Padilla, American Board of Internal Medicine
9:15 – 10:15 am Level 3
Grant Park
Committee on Continuing Certification (3C) Update and SIG Forum (Closed)
Deborah J. Culley, MD, Chair 3C
Mira Irons, MD, American Board of Medical Specialties
David Swanson, PhD, American Board of Medical Specialties
10:15 – 10:30 am Level 2
Great Lakes Ballroom Foyer
Break
Supported by FIGmd, NEJM Group Education, and Pearson VUE
10:30 – 11:30 am Level 2
Ontario
Independent Physicians to Large Collaboratives: Managing a Diverse MOC Portfolio
Patrick Dolan, MD, University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
10:30 – 11:30 am Level 3
Millennium Park
How Diplomate Feedback Can Boost Certification Satisfaction
Aimee Eden, PhD, MPH, American Board of Family Medicine
Mingling Dai, PhD, American Board of Family Medicine
Lars Peterson, MD, PhD, American Board of Family Medicine
10:30 – 11:30 am Level 3
Washington Park I
Beyond the Angoff Method: Additional Options for Standard Setting
Sarah Schnabel, MEd, American Board of Ophthalmology
Huaping Sun, PhD, American Board of Anesthesiology
10:30 – 11:30 am

Level 3
Washington Park II

What is your Customer Thinking? Market Research Holds the Answers
Robert Cattoi, MS, American Board of Family Medicine
Brandon Parrott-Sheffer, MBA, Edelman Intelligence
10:30 – 11:30 am Level 3
Lincoln Park
Cost and Quality Measurement: Why? By Whom? What New Skills Will Physicians Need?
Lawrence P. Casalino, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Health Policy and Economics, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College
John R. Combes, Senior Advisor, The Southport Group
10:30 – 11:30 am Level 3
Grant Park
Committee on Certification (COCERT) Update (Closed)
Mira Irons, MD, American Board of Medical Specialties
David B. Swanson, PhD, American Board of Medical Specialties
Katherine Torres-Hertz, American Board of Medical Specialties
11:45 am Meetings Adjourn/Transportation Shuttles to O'Hare International Airport