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Friday-Saturday, February 14-15, 2020

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8:30 am –
9 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
(Pre-Conference only) – Foyer
9 am –
11 am


Leadership to Support Wellbeing

Leadership to Support Wellbeing

Samuel Yanofsky, MD; Rebecca Margolis, DO
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Keck School of Medicine of USC

This workshop will engage you in examining the core elements of good leadership. We will then take you on a journey to explore wellbeing in your own environment (threats and supporting factors). Become a local champion for wellbeing, leaving the workshop with a mini-change plan for a small local change that could enhance wellbeing for your target group.

San Francisco Conference Room

10:30 am –
11:30 am
Registration and Lunch – Foyer
11:30 am –
11:45 am
Conference Chair: Julie Nyquist, PhD; Conference Co-Chair: Cha-Chi Fung, PhD
Ballroom B2-C
11:45 am –
12:45 pm


Laura Mosqueda, MDInspiring Leadership in Academic Medicine in the 21st Century

Laura Mosqueda, MD
Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC; May S. and John H. Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine; Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics

Our budgets are shrinking, but our expectations keep growing. More than ever, we need leaders in academia who are both inspired and inspiring. Leading in these difficult times takes knowledge, intelligence, efficiency, and compassion. But even those skills aren’t enough to motivate and empower people to perform the vital work that needs doing. In this lecture, Dr. Mosqueda will talk about lessons she has learned regarding inspiration: how to be inspired, stay inspired, and inspire others.


Ballroom B2-C

12:45 pm – 1 pm Break
1 pm –
2:30 pm

Ballroom B2-C

Presentations of Innovations:
Undergraduate Medical Education

Maurice Clifton, MD, MSEd

Mindfulness Exercises and Effects on Perceived Workload: A Pilot Study. Shoaib, Abdullah; Agharokh, Ladan.

Developing a Pre-Clinical Spiraled Curriculum: Preliminary Data from Three Medical School Classes. Maltagliati, Anthony; Paree, Joshua; Vanderah, Todd.

Examining Our Education Innovation Culture at Baseline. Zaidi, Nikki; Ross, Paula; Morgan, Helen; Yang, Jun; Koivupalo, Laurie; Mangrulkar, Rajesh.

Interactive Fiction: Using Technology to Bring Adaptive Patient Cases to the Classroom. Kim, Rory; Morningstar-Kywi, Noam.

Medical Students Value an Approach to Wellness that Honors Individual Differences and Preferences. Edmonds, Victoria; Chatterjee, Krishanu; Stonnington, Cynthia; Vickers, Kristin.

Santa Barbara Conference Room

MedEd Certificate Workshop:
Developing an Inspirational Leadership Curriculum for Residents

Julie Nyquist, PhD;
Natalie Hohensee, DDS, MACM;
Britney Corey, MD

Join us for an interactive session on developing leadership training within graduate education in health professions (GME), with a focus on content and process. Take home a tool to guide your planning activities. Led by educators from a variety of backgrounds with experience teaching students, residents, and faculty.

San Francisco Conference Room

Conference Workshop:
The Problem with the “Problem Learner’’: Using a Systematic Approach To Help Learners Learn

Lavjay Butani, MD, MACM;
Manu Madhok, MD, MPH

Participants will view the approach to the “problem learner” through the lens of situated learning theory — systematically exploring each facet of the learning environment that can possibly contribute to struggles that learners experience. Using an interactive format, participants will work to develop an approach to identifying, characterizing, and helping learners with problems. Participants will leave with a road map to use in their own teaching and educational program.

San Diego Conference Room

Conference Workshop:
Roses and Thorns: Solution-Focused Feedback in Medical Education

Nikette Neal, MD;
Lauren Fine, MD

Participants will use this workshop to learn how to change their approach to problems in their workplace, career, and even their life outside of work. The workshop is loosely based on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) in which a problem is addressed through focusing on the solution, rather than by focusing on the problem itself. Participants will use reflection on past negative and positive experiences to create a tool they and their colleagues can use to create positive change.

2:30 pm –
2:45 pm
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Ballroom B2-C

Presentations of Innovations:
Graduate Medical Education

Dante Cerza, MD, MACM

Feasibility and Usefulness of a Novel Curriculum in Pediatric Developmental Screening. Dosman, Cara F.; Eliason, Sabrina; Andrews, Debbi; Gallagher, Sheila; Davila-Cervante, Andrea; Guo, Qi; Hodgson, Carol S.

Mandatory Palliative Care Rotation for Anesthesia Residents at a Tertiary Academic Medical Center. Hagiwara, Yuya; Rowland, Ian; Streitz, Susanne; Thomsen, Timothy.

There’s an App for That! Pilot Implementation of PediCrisis 2.0 for Pediatric Anesthesia Fellows. Boucharel, Adria; Schreiber, Jacob; Nyquist, Julie.

Pediatric Resident Curriculum on Addressing Parental Vaccine Hesitancy. Chen, Hsuan-hsiu Annie; Ben-Isaac, Eyal; Hernandez, Adriana; Pannaraj, Pia; Thompson, Michelle.

Santa Barbara Conference Room

MedEd Certificate Workshop:
Professional Identity Formation: A Teaching and Mentoring Model Using Reflective Practice

Donna Elliott, MD, EdD;
Pamela Schaff, MD;
Erika Wright, PhD

Professional identity formation (PIF) has been defined as “the transformative journey through which one integrates the knowledge, skills, values, and behaviors of a competent, humanistic physician with one’s own unique identity and core values.” Medical schools and residency programs will learn how to use various methods for providing a strong foundation upon which students and residents can build their professional identities.

San Francisco Conference Room

Conference Workshop:
Enlightened Leadership and High Functioning Teams: You Can Do This!

Jeffrey Ring, PhD

This workshop will review the characteristics of optimal team functioning and enlightened leadership. and will emphasize the precious role that leaders play in terms of enhanced clinical outcomes, patient experience of care, and team/practitioner wellness and vitality. Together, we will examine Lencioni’s leadership model with a strong foundation of vulnerability-based trust, managing conflict and making commitments, followed by accountability and results.

San Diego Conference Room

Special Poster Session:
PBLI in Action: Quality Improvement Ideas and Results

Ramin Tabatabai, MD, MACM;
Allyson McDermott, MD

This special poster session will feature 12 posters selected to match the theme. Each presenter will have the opportunity to provide a 2- minute description of their project. There will then be 60 minutes for participants to examine each poster and discuss the projects with the poster presenters.

4:15 pm –
4:30 pm
Snack (Foyer) and Poster Set-Up
4:30 pm –
6 pm


This poster session and the one on Saturday at lunchtime organize posters by topics to facilitate attendees’ journey throughout the room: cool ideas, exemplar curricula, works in progress, and completed studies. The topics are arranged alphabetically with the first half in the session on Friday and the second portion in the session during lunch on Saturday.

Ballroom A-B1


7:30 am –
8 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast – Foyer
8 am –
9:30 am

Ballroom C

Presentations of Innovations:
Teaching Methods

Kathleen Besinque, PharmD, MSEd

Effect of the Jigsaw Method in Enhancing Learning of Biostatistics in a Medical School Curriculum. Kawalec, Jill; Jenks, Viveka.

Development of a Faculty-Led Outpatient Morning Report Model to Enhance Resident Learning. Nazarkhan, Fathima; Benedict, Darcy.

Implementing a Flipped Classroom Approach for Pediatric Resident Education in the NICU. Langston, Seth; Relan, Anju; Walker, Valencia; Nguyen, Margaret; Enciso, Josephine; Lloyd, Jessica.

An Asynchronous Flexible Elective for Emergency Medicine-Bound Senior Medical Students. Fredericks, Anthony; Stern, Alex; Riddell, Jeff; Diller, David; Shamoon, Michael; Jain, Aarti.

Targeted Case Presentations: Interest Groups Improving Medical Student Confidence in Consultation. Gelovani, David; Jaffar, Samia; Jeakle, Will; Bacyinski, Andrew; Chagas, Christian; Morris, Alexandra.

Santa Barbara Conference Room

MedEd Certificate Workshop:
Staying Focused on the Goal: Developing Team-based Learning Sessions with Backwards Instructional Design

Daniel Novak, PhD;
Ronan Hallowell, EdD;
Grant Christman, MD, MACM

As more medical schools integrate flipped classroom approaches to teaching, medical educators are presented with an opportunity to shorten and focus their lectures and make more time for interactive, collaborative learning experiences. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use backwards design and Team-based Learning (TBL) techniques to create engaging, challenging learning experiences with their students. Participants should bring an idea for a flipped lesson or module.

San Francisco Conference Room

Conference Workshop:
Values-Based Practice in Medical Education: Practical Considerations

Huda Tawfik, MD, PhD;
Nahla Gomaa, MD, PhD

Evidence-based practice (EBP) and values-based practice (VBP) are complementary partner components of clinical decision making. Both EBP and VBP offer clinicians a way to achieve the objectives of improved quality, improved patient satisfaction, and reduced costs. In this workshop, we will enhance the awareness of VBP and give an overview of how to integrate VBP in medical education.


San Diego Conference Room

Curricular Exemplars:
Three Timely Topics

Win May, MD, PhD, FRCP

The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health: An Interactive, Online, Open-Access Curriculum
Gabrielle A. Jacquet, MD, MPH

Moving Beyond Wellness Curriculum: Building a Culture of Community Wellness
Wesley Fox, MD;
Michelle K. Raabe

The “R” Word: Using Reflection to Promote Well-Being, Community, and Purpose in Medical Students
Jessica Zhu;
Alexander Tran

9:30 am –
9:45 am
9:45 am – 11:15 am

Ballroom C

Presentations of Innovations:

Michelle Thompson, MD, MACM

Healthcare Center Based Model to Address Food Insecurity.  Chen-Joea, Cynthia; Gornes, Chris; Melgar, Karina; Luther, Jeffrey; Fletcher, Abigail.

Perceived Effectiveness of Professional Development for PhD Students. Hodgson, Carol; Bat-Erdene, Uilst; Ostergaard, Hanne; Persad, Sujata.

From Systematic Review to Evidence-Based Organizational Learning: Cyber-Seminars. Hempel, Susanne; Sellami, Nadia; Rubenstein, Lisa; Beil, Tracy; Lin, Jennifer.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Are Residents Following AAP Guidelines? Bradham, Kari; Trimm, R Franklin; Darden, Alix.

A Preference for Peers Over Faculty: Building Better Exam review Sessions. Bhatter, Param, and Frisch, Emily (co-first authors); Grimaud, Logan; Tiourin, Ekaterina; Youm, Julie; Greenberg, Milton.

Santa Barbara Conference Room

MedEd Certificate Workshop:
Active and Engaged Learning

Cathy Jalali, PhD;
Win May, MD, PhD, FRCP

Active learning and learner engagement are widely referenced in medical education circles. Is lecturing obsolete? Are interactivity and group work required for engaged and active learning? This interactive workshop explores some of the commonly used methods to deliberately introduce active learning and enhance learner engagement using a variety of instructional approaches.

San Francisco Conference Room

Conference Workshop:
Gamification in Internal Medicine: How to Play for Success

Allie Dakroub, MD;
Heather Bernard, MD;
Diane Levine, MD

Our workshop focuses on the implementation of gamification techniques as a novel approach to graduate medical education. We will briefly review key points of gamification; however, we will focus mainly on designing games and implementing them. We will play 3 learning games (in teams, as tables). After the three brief games, we will spend the bulk of our workshop in small groups developing learning games within the contexts of each participant’s home institution.

San Diego Conference Room

Conference Workshop:
“What Should I Be When I Grow Up?” Mentoring Learners through Early Career Decisions

Allyson McDermott, MD;
Melanie Rudnick, MD;
Grant Christman, MD, MACM

Feel lost about guiding your mentees as they explore the various options for the next steps in their careers? This ninety-minute, interactive faculty development workshop will introduce faculty mentors to methodologies that can be used to guide mentees in gaining a deeper knowledge of their personal and professional values, and provides tangible tools and resources for faculty to use with mentees as part of an individualized career needs assessment mentorship discussion.

11:15 am –
11:30 am
Lunch (Foyer) and Poster Set-Up (Ballroom A-B)
11:30 am – 1 pm


This poster session and the one on Friday afternoon organize posters by topics to facilitate attendees’ journey throughout the room: cool ideas, exemplar curricula, works in progress, and completed studies. The topics are arranged alphabetically with the first half in the session on Friday and the second portion in the session during lunch on Saturday.

Ballroom A-B

1 pm –
1:15 pm
1:15 pm –
2:45 pm

Ballroom C

Presentations of the
Best of Cool Ideas:

Josephine Enciso, MD, MACM

BOLDly Addressing Border Health Needs in Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency. Salcedo, Jennifer; Vela, Efraim.

Increasing Provider Advocacy Education and Engagement: The Advocacy Spotlight Series. Mihalek, Alexandra J.; Petko, Kimberly A.

Implementation and Evaluation of the Checkup Checklist App: Engaging Patients in Preventive Care. Amedi, Alind; Sinha, Kairav; Hendel, Chris; Hochman, Michael.

The Downstate of Mind Blog: An Avenue for Humanistic Reflection and Expression. Wohlleber, Margaret; Eisner, Shirley; Flanagan, Patrick; Lopez, Ana Maria; Shah, Tejen; Uwaga, Amarachi; Quinn, Antonia.

The Military Academic Enrichment Elective: Improving Veteran Healthcare One Student at a Time. Williams, Taylor; McBride-Hayes, Meaghan; Nagy, Michael; Lee, Kenneth.

Santa Barbara Conference Room

MedEd Certificate Workshop:
Focus Groups for Medical Education Evaluation and Research

Jacob Schreiber, MS;
Alan Liu, MD;
Cha-Chi Fung, PhD

Focus Groups are a useful tool for educational program development. But there are lots of factors to consider. How should you come up with questions? What do you attune to while taking notes? And how do you manage multiple personalities at the same time? In this hands-on workshop, attendees will assume the roles of moderator, note taker, or participant to conduct focus groups about their experiences at the IME conference. Through first-hand exposure, participants will develop an understanding of the techniques of questioning, probing, managing group dynamics, and the types of data that result from the focus group experience.

San Francisco Conference Room

Conference Workshop:
Balint Group Process: Reflecting on the Provider-Patient Relationship to Improve Wellness

Francis N. Chu, MD;
Vidush Athyal, MD;
Katherine Knowlton PhD;
Heena Panchal, MD

Balint groups help trainees understand and approach the provider-patient relationship as a therapeutic tool, provide insight, imagine the motivations, and enhance communication in the relationship. The Balint method enhances empathy and reflective practice. This workshop will provide a didactic session and an interactive Balint group experience. Time will be provided to discuss group process, leadership, and the practical aspects of starting and maintaining Balint groups.

San Diego Conference Room

Conference Workshop:
Teach Your Learners How to Ace Their Interviews by Projecting a Growth Mindset

Dale Vincent, MD, MPH, MACM;
Jason Sapp, MD, MHPE

Some programs offer mock interview sessions along with tips to help learners prepare for their interviews. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a guide for using interview season as an time for you guide your learners to develop and practice a growth mindset. In doing so, you can teach your learners the secret to approaching their interviews with confidence, and a way to accomplish their interviews with grace and ease.

2:45 pm –
3 pm
3 pm –
4:30 pm

Ballroom B2-C

Presentations of the
Best of Cool Ideas:
Transitions and Wellbeing

Yuya Hagiwara, MD, MACM

Personal Sustainability Practice – Integrating Practical Wellness into the Preclinical Curriculum. Yang, Katie; Taft, William; Cotter, Meghan; Tarula, Erick; Williams, Kathryn; Stephenson, Jason.

Promoting Professional Identity Formation in PGY-1 Residents through Self-Reflection and Mentoring. Berjis, Amir; Nyquist, Julie.

Building Mindfulness Habits in Fourth Year Medical Students. Williams, Alison; Nyquist, Julie.

An Emotional Intelligence Curriculum to Help Ease Stress During Transition to Residency. Jurvis, Amanda; Nyquist, Julie.

A Peer Driven Curriculum for Wellness and Resilience in Medical Education.
Heard, John; Kavoussi, Adriana; Goldman, Adam; Powderly, Kathleen.

Santa Barbara Conference Room

MedEd Certificate Workshop:
Understanding And Overcoming Machine Learning Bias In Medicine

Patrick Crispen, EdD

Machine learning (sometimes mistakenly called “artificial intelligence”) is susceptible to unintended biases that require careful planning to avoid. Machine learning algorithms trained on biased data will simply amplify that bias, negatively impacting patient safety. We’ll spend the first part of this workshop introducing the basics of machine learning in plain English and providing examples of how machine learning is rapidly being adopted in many industries, including medicine. We’ll then turn our focus towards cognitive biases and how these may (accidentally?) be embedded into machine learning. Finally, you’ll learn how to be a better consumer and judge of machine learning-generated results and recommendations.

San Francisco Conference Room

Conference Workshop:
Illuminating Health Humanities in Undergraduate Medical Education through Curricular Mapping

Pamela Brett-MacLean, PhD; Tracey Hillier, MD, MEd (HSE), CCFP, FRCPC; Helly Goez, MD, FRCPC; Hollis Lai, PhD

Health humanities are increasingly being introduced in medical education, albeit often opportunistically in variable ways across years and courses. Curriculum mapping provides a means for making curricular themes visible by inventorying learning opportunities available in educational programs. In this workshop we describe a systematic approach to mapping and characterizing health humanities offerings with a view to developing and enhancing opportunities for significant learning in this domain.

San Diego Conference Room

Conference Workshop:
Conference Workshop:
Taking the V.I.T.A.L.S. to Interrupt Microaggressions

Valencia Walker, MD, MPH;
Christina Harris, MD

Negative implicit biases and stereotypes contribute to adverse health outcomes. Microaggressions are often a pervasive occurrence in health care settings that perpetuate negative stigmas about patients and colleagues. These subtle but offensive actions pose challenges for the recipients and the bystanders who witness them. This workshop provides information for using a rubric (V.I.T.A.L.S.) to identify, process, and address microaggressions that health care professionals may encounter.

Attendance at five MedEd Certificate Workshops (addressing key skills or timely topics) over three years leads to a MedEd Certificate of Achievement from the Department of Medical Education, Keck School of Medicine of USC. You must be enrolled in the Medical Education Conference Certificate Program.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: The Keck School of Medicine of USC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP CREDIT DESIGNATION: The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2-DAY INNOVATIONS IN MEDICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE CREDIT DESIGNATION: The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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