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Academic Otolaryngology across the Career Continuum:
Managing Transition and Change

Schedule Subject to Change

Meeting at-a-glance

Thursday, November 8, 2018 -
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  OPDO Council Meeting
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 
6:30 am - 7:45 am SUO Council Meeting
7:45 am - 8:00 am Presidential Welcome
8:00 am - 8:40 am Otolaryngology Residency Applications:   Where have all the students gone?
8:40 am - 9:20 am Making milestones meaningful: managing mastery or maddingly mandatory?
9:20 am - 9:30 am RRC Update
9:30 am - 9:15 am Break
9:45 am - 10:25 am Optimizing the Resident Research Experience
10:25 am - 11:05 am Resident QI Curriculum 
11:05 am - 11:30 am ABOHNS Report
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Faculty Development Session: An Experiential Introduction to Mind-Body Medicine Skills: Tools to Reduce Stress and Foster Resilience and Well-being
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mousetraps and wheels: How to seek more innovation, less reinvention
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm OPDO Business Meeting
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AADO Council Meeting
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
Saturday, November 10, 2018 -
7:00 am - 7:45 am SUO Business Meeting
8:00 am - 5:30 pm OPCO Meeting
7:45 am - 9:15 am AADO Panel: Mission vs. Budget in Times of Rapid Change
9:15 am - 10:15 am Essential Skills in Academic OHNS: Best practices in on-boarding. From junior faculty to leadership.
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:20 am Darrell Kirch, MD - Title TBD
11:20 am - 12:20 pm Training the Workforce of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Lunch
1:20 pm - 2:10 pm Collin West, MD - Title TBD
2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Building Healthy Learning Communities: Countering the hidden curriculum and managing challenges in professionalism
3:10 pm - 3:25 pm Break
3:25 pm - 4:25 pm Modern Perspectives on Medical Student Recruitment
4:25 pm - 5:25 pm On Boarding New Residents - Best Practices
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm AADO Round Table Discussion/Business Meeting





Session Details

OPDO Council Meeting - Jefferson Room
Open to OPDO Council Members Only

SUO Council Meeting - Roosevelt Room
Open to SUO Council Members Only

Presidential Welcome - Salons I & II
Speaker: Howard Francis, MD, MBA, FACS, Duke University

President’s Welcome Address
SUO Annual Meeting,
November 10, 2018

Good morning, Welcome to the 2018 SUO, OPDO and AADO  meeting.
The SUO meeting has always impressed me as the market place of ideas, like the Agora of ancient Athens, a time and space devoted broadly to expanding our collective wisdom as we work at advancing the academic mission in our OHNS programs. And how important it is now more than ever that we value, strengthen and utilize the pillars of innovation and education at the core of this mission.  
Yes we are complex entities working in a byzantine health care system, faced with increasing mandates and financial risks. But we are also adaptive learning communities motivated by the challenges and rewards of solving problems and working collaboratively. For the next 2 days let us be fully present and engaged in a unique learning experience that integrates concepts in business, psychology and education towards more effective leadership and management of our programs in this time of change.
This year’s conference theme: Academic Otolaryngology across the Career Continuum: Managing transitions emerged from conversations that I have had with Joel Goebel, Jo Shapiro and others about the many life events that individuals and departments can face while adjusting to changing external forces. … So, while change is unpredictable, our ability to transition from one state of reality to another as individuals and departments, is at least partially in our control. We are required to proactively cultivate healthy work and learning environments in which the best part of ourselves show up, buoyed by such values as compassion for each other, inclusion and integrity. To be successful we need to be intentional and deliberate, to which end we have prepared topics that respond to learning needs expressed at the end of our last meeting….,  and which also address issues, evidence and opportunities that impact our training and professional journeys. Our faculty development program and key note speakers were selected to enrich our discourse on issues of resilience and frameworks for excellence at a time of rapid change.
Over the years at this meeting I have learned as much from my fellow audience members as from the podium and panel presenters. We have a wonderful group of moderators who have worked hard to organize panel discussions that are relevant to the membership and also preserve substantial time for audience participation. We have tried to tap the full depth of our membership including many new faces and voices. I look forward to a dynamic and rich learning experience for all.   
I would like to thank members of the Executive Council, in particular Hil Brodie, past president, Anand Devaiah president-elect and Brian Nussenbaum Secretary Treasurer for their unwavering commitment in the interest of the SUO and for supporting me in my duties as president during this past year. Also special thanks to the chairs and members of our committees and representatives to the ACS, AAMC, AAOHNS... I would also like to recognize Stacey Gray and Bevan Yueh, presidents of OPDO and AADO, for their partnership with me in planning this meeting. Also thanks to Emily Mauer and colleagues with the ACS Management Organization for their support of SUO/OPDO/AADO initiatives throughout the year.
I would like to end by recognizing my recently deceased mentor and friend James Kelly…. Jim was present for every stage of my career in OHNS at Johns Hopkins and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center- as a resident, junior faculty member and more recently as I grappled with how to have a constructive impact as a more senior faculty member. He invited and accompanied me to my first SUO meeting many years ago. As I preside over the 2018 annual meeting I do so in honor of Jim and the ideals of academic excellence and mentorship for which we all stand and of which he was a model.
I hope that you enjoy the meeting and leave with an even stronger sense of purpose and possibility in this special endeavor to which we have committed ourselves.

Howard W. Francis, MD, MBA, FACS
SUO President

Best wishes for the New Year!

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Otolaryngology Residency Applications: Where have all the students gone? - Salons I & II
Panel Members: Barry Schaitkin, MD, University of Pittsburgh (Moderator); Jenny Chen, MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear; Miriam O'Leary, Tufts Medical Center; Mark Marzouk, MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University; Ted Meyer, MD, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina; Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, MBA, MACP, Georgetown University
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Making milestones meaningful: managing mastery or maddingly mandatory? - Salons I & II
Panel Members: Mona Abaza, MD, University of Colorado (Moderator); Maja Scrakic, MD, New York Head and Neck Institute; Liana Puscas, MD, Duke University; Terance Tsue, MD, University of Kansas
Describe the current state of otolaryngology milestones data from the ACGME, Understand the background and intent of the current otolaryngology milestones, Discuss and provide steps for input needed to make Milestone 2.0 more relevant
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RRC Update - Salons I & II
Speakers: Pamela Derstine, PhD, MHPE, ACGME; John Rhee, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
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Optimizing the Resident Research Experience - Salons I & II
Panel Members: Marc Thorne, MD, University of Michigan (Moderator); Fuad Baroody, MD, University of Chicago; Judith Lieu, MD, MSPH, Washington University; Johnathan McGinn, MD, FACS, Penn State; Jenna Devare, MD, University of Michigan
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Resident QI Curriculum - Salons I & II
Panel Members:  Eric Dobratz, MD, Eastern Virginia University  (Moderator); Sarah Bowe, MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear; Kelley Dodson, MD, FACS, Virginia Commonwealth University; Noel Jabbour, MD, MS, University of Pittsburgh; Brett Comer, MD, University of Kentucky
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ABOHNS Update - Salons I & II
Speaker: Brian Nussenbaum, MD, MHCM, American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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Faculty Development Session - Salons I & II
An Experiential Introduction to Mind-Body Medicine Skills: Tools to Reduce Stress and Foster Resilience and Well-being
Presented by: Aviad Haramati, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) Georgetown University School of Medicine
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The goal of this workshop is to introduce participants to the reality of stress and burnout, to gain insight from the physiology of stress on mechanisms that link chronic stress and burnout and then give participants an opportunity to experience several mind-body medicine skills (such as autogenic training and mindfulness meditation) as experiential exercises and thereby gain insight to their impact and utility.
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Mousetraps and wheels: How to seek more innovation, less reinvention - Salons I & II
Panel Members: Sonya Malekzadeh, MD, Georgetown University (Moderator); James Kearney, MD, University of Pennsylvania; Babak Givi, MD, New York University Langone Health; Clair Lawlor, MD, Children's National Medical Center; Rose Mary Stocks, MD, University of Tennessee
Objectives: 1) Define curriculum and understand the benefits and application in residency education 2)  Recognize the challenges and potential opportunities with instituting a “standardized’ residency curriculum 3) Identify current educational resources that may be incorporated into a residency curriculum
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OPDO Business Meeting - Salons I & II
Open to all Program Directors

AADO Council Meeting - Lincoln Room
Open to AADO Council Members Only

Cocktail Reception - Salon III
Open to all full conference registrations and paid guests. Additional tickets can be purchased with conference registration or onsite at the registration desk through 5:00 pm on Friday, November 9.

SUO Business Meeting - Salons I & II
Open to all SUO Members

OPCO Meeting - Plaza I
Program coming soon.

AADO Panel: Mission vs. Budget in Times of Rapid Change - Salons I & II
Panel Members: William B. Armstrong, MD, University of California, Irvine (Moderator); Bradley Marple, MD.  University of Texas, Southwestern; D. Gregory Farwell, MD, FACS, University of California, Davis; Vicente Resto, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston; Maie St. John, MD, UCLA
Finances, Balancing economic realities vs. Academic Mission, Promoting work-life balance, Threats to stability and how to prepare/manage.
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Essential Skills in Academic OHNS: Best practices in on-boarding. From junior faculty to leadership - Salons I & II
Panel Members: David Brown, MD, University of Michigan; Cecilia Schmalbach, MD, Indiana University;   Jeffrey Bumpous, MD, FACS, University of Louisville; Lamont Jones, MD, Henry Ford Health Systems; Robbi Ann Kupfer, MD, University of Michigan; Michael Reilly, MD, Georgetown University
A well planned onboarding process enhances the efficiency and success of any faculty member transitioning to new role.  Onboarding is critical for establishing expectations, resources, networks, mentorship, work-life integration, and other components for academic success.  This panel will discuss the best practices and pitfalls of launching into a new role, from junior faculty member to departmental and institutional leadership.   The panelists will review their onboarding successes, challenges, and solutions.  The panel will discuss the nuances of successful onboarding as it relates to diverse faculty members, including women, LGBTQ individuals and racial and ethnic minorities in otolaryngology.
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Keynote:- Salons I & II
Darrell G. Kirch, MD, President and CEO, AAMC
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Training the Workforce of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow - Salons I & II
Panel Members: Michael Platt, MD, Boston University (Moderator); William Harrill, MD, FACS, Carolina Ear Nose and Throat; Cristina Cabrera-Muffly, MD, University of Colorado

Residency training covers a wide curriculum that is guided by the Residency Review Committee and ABOTO requirements in conjunction with an individual program's preferences. The scope of practice for graduates in the workforce does not always match with the curricular experiences during residency. This panel will highlight opportunities to better prepare our residents for success in contemporary practice. Shortcomings in curricula that prepare a workforce for team-based/ value-based care in diverse populations, education in leadership skills and business competence, and variation in the scope of practice in the community verses academic specialty practices will be explored. The potential impact of diversity, inclusion (gender and ethnic/racial), and social determinants of health will be addressed. Presentation of differing viewpoints in designing resident curricula will stimulate discussion in the audience.
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Keynote: - Salons I & II
Colin West, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
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Building Healthy Learning Communities: Countering the hidden curriculum and managing challenges in professionalism - Salons I & II
Panel Members: Anna Messner, MD, Stanford University (Moderator); Walter Lee, MD; Robert Buckmire, MD, University of North Carolina; Anna Meyer, MD, University of California, San Francisco; Kara Meister, MD, George Washington University; Joseph Park, MD, George Washington University
Hidden curricula are lessons learned that are embedded in culture and are not explicitly intended.  While hidden curricula can be positive, often they are “disconnects” between what is taught about professional behaviors/attitudes and what is demonstrated by faculty.  This panel will present several real-life otolaryngology vignettes related to patient care, medical training, and the business of medicine to be discussed by faculty and trainee panelists. 
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Modern Perspectives on Medical Student Recruitment - Salons I & II
Panel Members: Gregory Wiet, MD, The Ohio State University  (Moderator); Charles Elmaraghy, MD, The Ohio State University; Carrie Nieman, MD, Johns Hopkins University; Carrie Francis, MD, Univeristy of Kansas; Max Bergman, MD, Georgetown University
The purpose of this panel is to discuss today’s issues related to medical student recruitment. Four panelists will present and discuss current issues including: 1. The medical student’s perspective on how interest is fostered, what resources are available to gather information outside of their home institution and current obstacles to pursing a residency application. 2. Lessons learned from successful recruitment of underrepresented minority candidates. 3. Key strategies for developing a successful recruitment program. 4. Perspectives from an Assistant Dean for medical education. Each panelist will provide a short presentation followed by directed discussion and audience Q & A.
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On Boarding New Residents - Best Practices - Salons I & II
Laura Hetzler, MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; Ellen Deutsch, MD, ECRI Institute; Vandra Harris, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Eric Thorpe, MD, Loyola Medicine; and Marita Teng, MD, Mount Sinai
Background: Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery prides itself on recruiting the best and brightest medical school graduates.  Even the smartest of young surgeons can struggle with the new challenges of being a young physician without the support and infrastructure of a carefully designed curriculum. Objective: The purpose of this panel is to proctor discussion about ensuring the successful transition of medical school graduates into PGY1 residents.
Design: We are planning to focus on 5 major fixtures of early graduate medical education: #1-support of resident wellness and development of wellness habits; #2-knowledge preparation/acquisition; #3-mentorship; #4 development of personal teaching and leadership skills; #5 generational perspectives
Conclusion: By carefully crafting the earliest exposure to our departments and our specialty we can create a thoughtful, supportive, and well-rounded learning environment for our interns and junior residents.
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AADO Round Table Discussion/Business Meeting - Plaza I
Open to all Chairs or their designee.