Call for Sessions Is Now Open
ABMS Conference 2019: Innovations in Assessment, Learning and Improvement will attract more than 500 health care professionals, including key leaders and stakeholders from across the health care continuum. ABMS Conference 2019 will accelerate the transformation of Board Certification and the delivery of quality patient care.
ABMS invites its Member Boards and professionals in the areas of assessment and evaluation, patient advocacy, continuing professional development, patient safety, health policy and research, and practice improvement to submit sessions for ABMS Conference 2019. This is an excellent opportunity to disseminate innovative work and strategies that support the value of Board Certification for all stakeholders.
All accepted presenters will be required to register for ABMS Conference 2019 at the early bird registration rate.
The ABMS Conference 2019 Program Planning Committee seeks high-quality sessions that advance best practices in assessment of physicians' knowledge, competence, and performance. Educational sessions may be of original research, evidence-based practices, or encore presentations of previously presented education sessions designed to meet the needs of the target audience. Sessions may support the suggested topics (below) but all submissions that support best practices and innovations in physician assessment will be considered.
March 10, 2019 11:59 PM (CT)
1. Innovations in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation of Physician Competence
Peer Review and Feedback Strategies
Simulation and Direct Observation
Longitudinal Assessment Programs (LAPs)
Performance Standard-setting Methodologies
Programmatic Design Elements
Summative Decisions: Evaluation on and Effectiveness of LAPs
Research Design Elements to Support LAP Outcomes Research
International Revalidation Methodologies
Advances in Specialty Medicine Assessments
Innovative Approaches to Assessing Professionalism
Engaging the Public Voice
Novel Approaches to Assessing Physicians’ Competence in the Future
Best Practices and Innovations for Initial Certification
Alignment with Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs), ACGME Milestones, or other resident-assessment tracking systems
Ensuring training mirrors practice
Collaboration with Residency programs to prepare residents for initial certification (e.g., training exams, qualifying exams, patient simulations)
2. Competency-based Continuing Professional Development Across the Certification System
Self-directed Learning Plans: e-Portfolios (Platforms and Pathways)
Value-based Care: Quality, Performance and Outcome Measures
CPD Accreditation Systems
Team-based Care Assessments
Professionalism and Physician Well-being Assessments
Assessing Leadership Competencies
3. Optimizing Best Practices in Board Certification Operations
Addressing Organizational Standards
Diplomate Engagement and Feedback Strategies
Consumer and Patient Engagement Strategies
Leveraging Public Policy and Advocacy Strategies
Communications and Marketing Best Practices
Evaluation of Continuing Certification Programs and Processes: Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
Partners in the Continuing Certification System
4. Leveraging Board Certification to Advance Quality, Performance and Patient Outcomes
Research and Education Foundation
Practice Improvement: Methods and Strategies
5. The Impact of Data and Analytics on Board Certification
Health Information IT
Interoperability and IT Exchanges
Data Analytics to Inform Certification Outcomes
Data Strategies to Support the Value of Continuing Certification Programs
CALL FOR SESSIONS TIMELINE
January 23, 2019: Call for Sessions opens
March 10, 2019: Session submission deadline
April 22, 2019: Latest date authors will be notified of review decisions
SESSION FORMAT TYPES
Oral Presentations (15 minutes)
Oral presentations will be grouped together by themes. Each one-hour session will include multiple oral presentations and a facilitated Q&A time with the audience (one presenter per submission).
Didactic/Panel Discussions (60 minutes)
Didactic and panel discussions will be lecture-based and will include a facilitated Q&A time with the audience (maximum of three presenters).
HOW TO SUBMIT A SESSION
Click on Submit Session and follow the instructions.
Enter your information as the session lead.
Enter additional presenters (if applicable).
Enter your session details.
Review the final session summary.
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