While we plan the 2019 schedule, here is the 2018 schedule of sessions for your reference.


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Day / Time ⇅ Topic / Type ⇅ Session Title / Room ⇅
20180924-0700
Mon, Sep 24:
7:00 – 7:50 am
Other Events Breakfast:
One buffet for all. Seating is available as follows:
  ABMS Conference general attendee breakfast — East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 9-10
  Member Board new staff breakfast — East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3
  Portfolio Program Sponsor breakfast — East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 2
20180924-0800-Plen-1
Mon, Sep 24:
8:00 – 9:00 am
Plenary Session Conceptual Basis, Evidence Base and Future Implications of the Australian Professional Performance Framework for Continuing Professional Development
Elizabeth Ann (Liz) Farmer, BSc Hons, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, MAICD
East Wing, Plaza Level, Orovada Ballroom
20180924-0915-BC-CC-004
Mon, Sep 24:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Catching Up: How Principled Assessment Design Can Welcome Assessments to the 21st Century
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 7
20180924-0915-BC-CC-011
Mon, Sep 24:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Accredited Improvement Activities: Improving Practice or Quality for MOC, CME, and MIPS
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 6
20180924-0915-BC-CC-023
Mon, Sep 24:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Testing Models Incorporating Item Families from Automatic Item Generation
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 4
20180924-0915-HPR-008
Mon, Sep 24:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Health Policy Research Federalism in Health Care: The Increasing Role of States in Setting National Policy
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3
20180924-0915-OP-COM-006
Mon, Sep 24:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Operations and Communications Learning from Your Web Users: The Key to an Effective Online Presence
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 5
20180924-0915-QI-IMP-024
Mon, Sep 24:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Quality Improvement Lessons from the Kaiser Permanente Maintenance of Certification Portfolio
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 2
20180924-0915-QI-IMP-019
Mon, Sep 24:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Quality Improvement Continuous Quality Improvement
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 8
20180924-1015
Mon, Sep 24:
10:15 – 10:45 am
Other Events Networking Break
20180924-1045-HPR-002
Mon, Sep 24:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Health Policy Research Assessing Assessment: Exploring Impact and Improvement Opportunities
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3
20180924-1045-OP-COM-012
Mon, Sep 24:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Operations and Communications Building a New Diplomate Portal: From Concept to Creation to Implementation
This closed session is for Member Board staff only
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 5
20180924-1045-BC-CC-044
Mon, Sep 24:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Initial and Continuing Certification The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the ABOS: Together We Are Better
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 4
20180924-1045-QI-IMP-020
Mon, Sep 24:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Quality Improvement The American College of Cardiology Journey into Quality and Practice Improvement: Challenges, Lessons Learned and Strategies to Engage Stakeholders and Improve Outcomes
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 7
20180924-1045-QI-IMP-001
Mon, Sep 24:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Quality Improvement Systems-Based Improvements in Laboratory Stewardship: Improving Quality, Care While Lowering Costs
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 8
20180924-1045-BC-CC-005
Mon, Sep 24:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Initial and Continuing Certification MOCA-Peds 2017 Pilot Results: Outcomes, Learning, Clinical Practice Changes, and What Is to Come
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 6
20180924-1200
Mon, Sep 24:
12:00 – 1:15 pm
Other Events Lunch with Exhibitors
20180924-1330-BC-CC-027
Mon, Sep 24:
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Initial and Continuing Certification Ensuring a Relevant and Results-Oriented LLSA Program through a Creative Data-Driven Framework
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 4
20180924-1330-HPR-014
Mon, Sep 24:
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Health Policy Research Strategic Engagement in Research
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3
20180924-1330-QI-IMP-006
Mon, Sep 24:
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Quality Improvement How Mayo Clinic Improved the Quality Improvement Process Using Voice-of-the-Customer Feedback
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 8
20180924-1330-QI-IMP-016
Mon, Sep 24:
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Quality Improvement Engaging Physicians in Meaningful Practice Improvement
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 6
20180924-1330-OP-COM-005
Mon, Sep 24:
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Operations and Communications Having the Right Total Rewards Strategy Will Move Your Organization Forward
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 5
20180924-1330-BC-CC-042
Mon, Sep 24:
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Initial and Continuing Certification Workplace-Based Assessment: Informing Important Decisions about Clinician Competence
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 7
20180924-1430
Mon, Sep 24:
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Other Events Networking Break
20180924-1500-BC-CC-014
Mon, Sep 24:
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Initial and Continuing Certification Multiple Approaches to Studying Board Certification and Disciplinary Actions
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 4
20180924-1500-HPR-012
Mon, Sep 24:
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Health Policy Research Engaging Physicians in Diagnostic Process Improvement: Innovative Interventions
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3
20180924-1500-OP-COM-008
Mon, Sep 24:
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Operations and Communications Benefits of Shared Data Services
This closed session is for Member Board staff only
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 7
20180924-1500-OP-COM-021
Mon, Sep 24:
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Operations and Communications Coupling Improvement and Innovation: Results from the AHA Innovation Academy Pilot
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 5
20180924-1500-QI-IMP-014
Mon, Sep 24:
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Quality Improvement
ASA's Innovative Initiatives to Address Quality and Performance Improvement
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 6
20180924-1500-QI-IMP-018
Mon, Sep 24:
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Quality Improvement MOC-PEAKS: A Participant Survey Informs Improvement of Part IV Programs and Projects
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 8
20180924-1500-BC-CC-010
Mon, Sep 24:
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Initial and Continuing Certification When Lifelong Learning Meets Accredited CME
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 2
20180924-1615-BC-CC-LBS1
Mon, Sep 24:
4:15 – 4:45 pm
Initial and Continuing Certification Late-Breaking Session
ABMS Committees Update
Open to ABMS Member Baord staff, leadership, and Certification Committee members only
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3
20180924-1630
Mon, Sep 24:
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Other Events Poster Session and Exhibitor Reception
East Wing, Plaza Level, Orovada Ballroom
20180925-0700
Tue, Sep 25:
7:00 – 7:50 am
Other Events ABMS Conference general attendee breakfast
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 9-10
20180925-0800
Tue, Sep 25:
8:00 – 9:00 am
Plenary Session Professional Self-Regulation in the Post-Truth Era
Richard E. Hawkins, MD
East Wing, Plaza Level, Orovada Ballroom
20180925-0915-BC-CC-021
Tue, Sep 25:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Examinee References and Resources: Steps toward Open-Book Testing and Innovative Item Development
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 6
20180925-0915-HPR-009
Tue, Sep 25:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Health Policy Research Engaging Millennial Physicians in Specialty Certification and Professional Leadership
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3
20180925-0915-OP-COM-004
Tue, Sep 25:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Operations and Communications Branding and Communication of Complex Initiatives: A Member Board’s Practice Analysis
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 5
20180925-0915-QI-IMP-023
Tue, Sep 25:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Quality Improvement Addressing the Opioid Epidemic through Quality Improvement
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 8
20180925-0915-BC-CC-039
Tue, Sep 25:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Assessment for Health Systems Science: Accomplishments, Gaps, and Future Directions
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 7
20180925-0915-BC-CC-026
Tue, Sep 25:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Using Virtual Patient Cases for ABMS Certification and Continuing Certification
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 4
20180925-1015
Tue, Sep 25:
10:15 – 10:45 am
Other Events Networking Break
20180925-1045-BC-CC-012
Tue, Sep 25:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Designing Secure Continuous Assessment Strategies for MOC Programs
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 6
20180925-1045-OP-COM-003
Tue, Sep 25:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Operations and Communications Gathering User Feedback to Inform the Design and Usability of Websites and Mobile Apps
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 5
20180925-1045-QI-IMP-012
Tue, Sep 25:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Quality Improvement Helping Clinicians Practice at the Top of Their License through Quality Improvement
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 7
20180925-1045-QI-IMP-013
Tue, Sep 25:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Quality Improvement Paving the Path Together: Using Collaboration to Unlock the Medical Education Continuum
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 8
20180925-1045-HPR-006
Tue, Sep 25:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Health Policy Research Finding Your Voice: Why Legislative Engagement Matters
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3
20180925-1200
Tue, Sep 25:
12:00 – 1:45 pm
Plenary Session Lunch / Inaugural Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA Endowment Lecture: Las Vegas Reflections on Authenticity
Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA
East Wing, Plaza Level, Orovada Ballroom
20180925-1400-BC-CC-017
Tue, Sep 25:
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Initial and Continuing Certification Geriatrics Virtual Patient Case Modules for Surgical and Related Medical Subspecialties
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 4
20180925-1400-BC-CC-025
Tue, Sep 25:
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Initial and Continuing Certification A Collaborative Model for Journal-Based Continuous Assessment
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 2
20180925-1400-HPR-010
Tue, Sep 25:
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Health Policy Research Patients as Partners in Policy and Program Improvement: Myths, Challenges, Opportunities and Rewards
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3
20180925-1400-OP-COM-019
Tue, Sep 25:
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Operations and Communications The Nitty Gritty of Time Management, Productivity, and Planning for Success
This closed session is for Member Board staff only.
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 7
20180925-1400-QI-IMP-005
Tue, Sep 25:
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Quality Improvement Improve Documentation Quality and Efficiency Using Peer Coaching and Peer Chart Review
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 6
20180925-1400-QI-IMP-009
Tue, Sep 25:
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Quality Improvement How to Get Started in Health Care Quality Improvement
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 8
20180925-1400-BC-CC-018
Tue, Sep 25:
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Initial and Continuing Certification Clinician Burnout: Case Studies from Minnesota’s Statewide Effort to Improve Culture in Health Care
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 5
20180925-1500
Tue, Sep 25:
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Other Events Networking Break
20180925-1530-QI-IMP-003
Tue, Sep 25:
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Quality Improvement Portfolio Program Sponsors’ Affiliations with Other Organizations for Practice Improvement
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 6
20180925-1530-QI-IMP-022
Tue, Sep 25:
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Quality Improvement Engagement of Primary Care Physicians in a National Ambulatory Quality Improvement Collaborative
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 8
20180925-1530-BC-CC-003
Tue, Sep, 25:
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Initial and Continuing Certification Milestones 2.0: Using the Past to Define the Future
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3
20180925-1530-BC-CC-028
Tue, Sep 25:
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Initial and Continuing Certification Behind the Scenes: Lessons from an Article-Based Approach to Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 4
20180925-1530-BC-CC-035
Tue, Sep 25:
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Initial and Continuing Certification Lessons Learned: Writing Items and Critiques for Question-Based Longitudinal Assessment Programs
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 7
20180925-1530-OP-COM-001
Tue, Sep 25:
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Operations and Communications Influencer Marketing: Leveraging Allies to Tell Your Board’s Story
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 5
20180925-1645-OP-COM-LBS2
Tue, Sep 25:
4:45 – 5:45 pm
Operations and Communications Late-Breaking Sessions
ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Introduction
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 4

CertLink Demo
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 7

Why Certification Matters
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 8
20180926-0700
Wed, Sep 26:
7:00 – 7:50 am
Other Events ABMS Conference general attendee breakfast
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 9-10
20180926-0800
Wed, Sep 26:
8:00 – 9:00 am
Plenary Session The Art and Science of Leading People through Change and Transition
Stephanie Waite, BS Ed, MSLOC
East Wing, Plaza Level, Orovada Ballroom
20180926-0915-BC-CC-015
Wed, Sep 26:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Transforming Continuing Professional Development Opportunities in Clinical Practice
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 4
20180926-0915-BC-CC-029
Wed, Sep 26:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Item Review Strategies: Utilizing Volunteer Subject-Matter Experts to Assemble High-Quality Exams
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 7
20180926-0915-BC-CC-037
Wed, Sep 26:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Update on International Activities: ECFMG, ACGME International, and ABMS International™
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3
20180926-0915-OP-COM-016
Wed, Sep 26:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Operations and Communications The Art and Science of Leading People through Change and Transition: Follow-up to Plenary Session
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 6
20180926-0915-BC-CC-045
Wed, Sep 26:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Cohort-Based Longitudinal Surveys of Anesthesiologists’ Burnout, Distress, and Depression
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 5
20180926-0915-QI-IMP-021
Wed, Sep 26:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Quality Improvement Accreditation as a Mechanism to Assess and Improve Quality
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 8
20180926-1015
Wed, Sep 26:
10:15 – 10:30 am
Other Events Networking Break
20180926-1030-BC-CC-007
Wed, Sep 26:
10:30 – 11:30 am
Initial and Continuing Certification CertLink—A Small Board’s Perspective
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 7
20180926-1030-BC-CC-024
Wed, Sep 26:
10:30 – 11:30 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Promoting Practice Improvement through Faculty, Forums, Reflection and Learning Management Systems
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 6
20180926-1030-BC-CC-036
Wed, Sep 26:
10:30 – 11:30 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Incorporating the ACGME Competencies into the Certification Process through Nonwritten Examinations
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 8
20180926-1030-BC-CC-008
Wed, Sep 25:
10:30 – 11:30 am
Initial and Continuing Certification Assessing Professionalism
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 4
20180926-1030-OP-COM-002
Wed, Sep 26:
10:30 – 11:30 am
Operations and Communications Innovations and Evolution: Modernizing Systems for Standardization
This closed session is for Member Board staff only
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 5
20180926-1030-HPR-004
Wed, Sep 26:
10:30 – 11:30 am
Health Policy Research Medical Professionalism and Accountability: Platforms for High-Value Physician Practice
East Wing, Level 1, Joshua Meeting Room 3