2024 APCCMPD Annual Conference


Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Las Vegas, NV


The APCCMPD strives to support the career development and academic advancement of training
program directors, program faculty, and staff.

8:00 AM - 4:25 PM
$550 Member / $750 Non-Member *
* APCCMPD reserves the right to cancel the Pre course due to low enrollment

The Fellowship and GME Leadership Training (FLIGHT) Academy Precourse is designed to provide a comprehensive experience for new and emerging program directors and medical education leaders to learn about leading a fellowship program.

Join APCCMPD Leadership for a full-day pre-conference developed to enhance participants' understanding and knowledge of all aspects of fellowship program management. The course provides tangible information, networking opportunities, and advice from experienced peers. It covers ACGME requirements, fellowship program financing, day-to-day responsibilities of administering a fellowship program, and additional skills critical to your success and satisfaction as both a clinician-educator and leader. We invite you to attend and develop the expertise you need to excel in your role as a new or aspiring education leader.

At the conclusion of
the Fellowship and GME Leadership Training (FLIGHT) Academy Precourse, participants should be better able to:

  • Gain insights into optimizing the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC), Professional Executive Committee (PEC), and Annual Program Evaluation (APE).
  • Learn how to use data from the annual fellow's survey effectively.
  • Explain the trainee recruitment approaches.
  • Discuss strategies to leverage your leadership team for an improved fellowship program.
  • Develop an approach to outcomes-oriented training.
  • Establish attainable goals to improve your program and meet ACGME site visit requirements.
  • Support the well-being and engagement of program faculty.
  • Efficiently develop new curricula using a step-wise approach and capitalize on opportunities for scholarly dissemination of your work.
  • Learn the best practices for trainee well-being.
  • Equip yourself with knowledge and approaches to support struggling learners.
  • Find solutions to your greatest challenges as educational leaders.


  • New Program Directors (within 5-7 years)
  • Associate Program Directors
  • Assistant Program Directors
  • Aspiring Education Leaders

All Times are in PACIFIC Time Zone

ACGME Program Administration 
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM (PST)
Quick Guide to ACGME Requirements/Program Timeline

Rendell W. Ashton, MD

8:50 AM - 9:20 AM (PST)
Overview of Trainee Recruitment

Geneva Tatem, MD

Being an Education Leader 
9:20 AM - 9:30 AM (PST)
Role of the Program Director in Leading the Fellowship Program

Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (PST)
Leveraging Your Leadership Team

Jennifer McCallister, MD
Doreen J. Addrizzo Harris, MDGabriel Bosslet, MD, MAJohn (Jack) D. Buckley, MDTristan Huie, MDMaryl Kreider, MD, MSCE

10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (PST)
Self-Study and Continuous Process Improvement for Outcomes-Oriented Training

James Frank, MD, MALekshmi Santhosh, MD, MAEd

Faculty Development/Engagement/Well-being 
11:25 AM - 12:20 PM (PST)
How Do You Support Your Faculty?

Gabriel Bosslet, MD, MAMaryl Kreider, MD, MSCE

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM (PST)
Framework for Procedural Training and Evaluation

Kristin M. Burkart, MD, MScBriana T. Short, MD

1:40 PM - 2:25 PM (PST)
An Overview of Curriculum Development for Program Leaders

Kristin M. Burkart, MD, MScBaşak Çoruh, MD

Trainee Topics
2:25 PM - 2:45 PM (PST)
Overview of Trainee Wellbeing Best Practices and Literature

David J. De La Zerda, MD

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)
Supporting the Struggling Learner: The Procedural Aspects of Remediation

Jennifer McCallister, MD

Program Director Challenges
3:30 PM - 4:25 PM (PST)
Your Most Difficult Challenges as a Program Director

Moderator: James Frank, MD, MA
Panel: Maryl Kreider, MD, MSCEMay M. Lee, MDPeter H. Lenz, MD, MEdCraig Piquette, MDGeneva Tatem, MD

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Disclosure Declaration

As a jointly accredited provider, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Faculty are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.

All speakers, planning committee members and others in a position to control continuing education content participating in a UNMC-accredited activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in these activity materials so that participants may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which faculty may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the UNMC.

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CME Credit

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Nebraska Medical Center and Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors. University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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