Educators Conference

Educators Conference

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About the Event

Date:March 8–9, 2024

Location:Chicago, IL

Credit:CME: 11.50, ABIM & ABP MOC: 11.50

On Demand:Not Available

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The Educators Conference is targeted to program directors, division directors, and anyone who provides education to medical students, residents, and/or fellows. The primary content will focus on developing fellowship educational programming, as well as topics that address educational concepts, design, and implementation.

Target Audience
Program directors, assistant program directors, and all fellowship program faculty.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop fellowship educational programming that is consistent with ACGME requirements and current best practices in rheumatology education
  • Illustrate improvement of teaching skills, creation or adoption of new curricula, and enhancement of rheumatology education

See meeting and on-demand access information from the 2023 meeting in the 2023 Educators Conference section below.


Program Schedule & Syllabi

Educators Conference 2024 Program Schedule

Registered attendees can access the syllabi during the meeting and for 12 months after the meeting. To access syllabi, login and go to My Learning.


Registration Fees

Early Rate (through January 31)
$299

General Rate (through March 9)
$400

Early Rate (through January 31)
$430

General Rate (through March 9)
$580

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing by February 16, 2024 to education@rheumatology.org.
  • Refunds will not be provided for cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.
  • An administration fee will be deducted: $50 for members; $100 for nonmembers.
  • No-shows will not receive a refund.
  • ACR is not responsible for airfare, hotel, or other costs incurred by participants in the event of a program or registration cancellation, or delays or cancellations due to inclement weather.
  • All refund requests will be processed after the meeting. No refunds will be issued on-site.
  • Cancelled registrations are nontransferable.

Hotel

The Educators Conference will be held March 8–9 at the Fairmont Chicago, in Millennium Park, Chicago.

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 N Columbus Drive
Millennium Park, Chicago
312-565-8000

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Single/Double: $159
$30 each additional person (3rd or 4th person)

Book your hotel at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, through the ACR by February 14, to take advantage of discounted rates. The hotel cannot guarantee discounted rates after this date.

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Questions?
Contact events@rheumatology.org.


Travel

Airports

  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) – located 12.5 miles from Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park; closest to the meeting location
  • Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) – 24 miles from the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

Ground Transportation
Taxis can be found at the Lower-Level Inner Lane at the MDW airport. There is a section specified for taxis. Taxi rides are approximately 15 minutes from MDW to Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park and cost approximately $35–45.
MDW Ground Transportation Details
ORD Ground Transportation Details
Rental cars can be acquired at their designated area in each airport.


Corporate Support

The American College of Rheumatology thanks our corporate supporters and partners for their commitment to advancing rheumatology by supporting ACR and ARP programs and initiatives.

See current supporters, guidelines, and benefits of supporting the ACR.

No commercial support was received for this activity.

CME

Accreditation Statement
The American College of Rheumatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

See the ACR’s CME Mission Statement. For more information, download the AMA PRA Booklet.

Designation Statement
The ACR designates this Live activity encompassing live and on demand activity for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credit must be claimed by February 28, 2025.

MOC

MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

By completing this activity, you provide the ACR permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board.

After submitting a reflective statement with key takeaways from the meeting, MOC points will be applied for ABIM diplomates to the ABIM diplomate number and date of birth provided when you registered. Points are sent nightly to ACCME and then transferred to the ABIM Physician Portal. Please allow at least 48 hours for points to display in the portal.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 11.50 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

After submitting a reflective statement with key takeaways from the meeting, MOC points will be applied for ABP diplomates to the ABP diplomate number and date of birth provided when you registered. Points are sent nightly to ACCME and then transferred to the ABP Physician Portals. Please allow at least 48 hours for points to display in the portal.

MOC points must be claimed by February 28, 2025.

ABIM CME/ MOC accredited

ACR Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to ensure that Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the ACR requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ACR has implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity to identify and mitigate all relevant financial relationships for all individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity.

Nature of Financial Relationships
Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationships with ineligible companies including, but not limited to:

  1. Advisor or review panel member
  2. Consultant
  3. Employee
  4. Officer or Board Member
  5. Grant/research support
  6. Speaker/honoraria includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness
  7. Independent contractor
  8. Ownership interest
  9. Royalties
  10. Intellectual property/patents
  11. Stock options or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan

None: Has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

View Educators Conference 2024 Financial Relationships Disclosures

View ACR's ACCME disclosure practices

See 2023 disclosures in the 2023 meeting section below.

The Educators Conference 2023 was one of the meetings held during the ACR Education Exchange.

CME & MOC Information

CME: 9.50
ABIM & ABP MOC: 9.50

CME credit must be claimed by March 26, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET.

MOC points must be claimed by December 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.

See information about CME and MOC for all ACR Education Exchange meetings on the ACR Education Exchange page.

Target Audience
Division directors, program directors, and assistant program directors.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain how to prepare a curriculum, including new updates from the ACGME
  • Describe how to administer educational activities, with a focus in telemedicine and virtual training
  • Discuss the teaching skills that have been expanded

Program Schedule & Syllabi

View Educators Conference Schedule

ACR Education Exchange Program Schedule at a Glance

Registered attendees can access the syllabi during the meeting and for 12 months after the meeting. To access syllabi, login and go to My Learning.


On-Demand Access

On-demand access is available May 10, 2023–April 29, 2024.

On-demand access will include recordings of each lecture and the 10-minute Q&A which followed most lectures.

Registration Fees

ACR/ARP Members: $350
Potential Members: $500

Register for On-Demand Access


Financial Relationships Disclosures

ACR Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to ensure that Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the ACR requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ACR has implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity to identify and mitigate all relevant financial relationships for all individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity.

Nature of Financial Relationships
Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial or other relationships with ineligible companies including, but not limited to:

  1. Advisor or review panel member
  2. Consultant
  3. Employee
  4. Officer or Board Member
  5. Grant/research support
  6. Speaker/honoraria includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness
  7. Independent contractor
  8. Ownership interest
  9. Royalties
  10. Intellectual property/patents
  11. Stock options or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan

None: Has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

 

The planning committee and faculty reported the following disclosures.

The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Charles Haberkern, MBA
  • Rebecca Shepherd, MD, MBA
  • Marcus Snow, MD
  • Sarah Bayefsky, MD
  • Adam Kilian, MD
  • Bethany Marston, MD
  • Benjamin Smith, PA-C
  • Irene Tan, MD
  • Melesia Tillman
  • Saud Abaalkhail, MD
  • Seth Berney, MD
  • Anna Broder, MD, MSc
  • Jim Oates, MD
  • Debendra Pattanaik, MD
  • Natasha Ruth, MD
  • Sarah Baxter, MD, PhD
  • Margaret Chang, MD, PhD
  • Patrick Corrigan, DPT, PhD
  • Ali Duarte, MD
  • Ruth Fernandez Ruiz, MD, MSc
  • Tate Johnson, MD
  • Emily Smitherman, MD
  • Louise Thoma, PhD, DPT
  • Yu (Ray) Zuo, MD, MS
  • Sean Fahey, MD
  • Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS
  • Ann Cameron Barr, MD
  • Rashmi Dhital, MD
  • Mohanad Elfishawi, MBBCh, MS
  • Mario David Felix, MD
  • Ibtissam Gad, MD
  • Guy Katz, MD
  • Karen Kruzer, MD
  • Sara T. Patrizi, DO
  • Jessica Perfetto, MD
  • Didem Saygin, MD
  • Austin Wheeler, MD
  • Matthew Bunyard, MD
  • Kevin Byrum, MD
  • Sobia Hassan, RhMSUS, MRCP, MBBS
  • Lisa Korn, PhD
  • Aman Kugasia, MD
  • Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH

The following planning committee members have relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Fotios Koumpouras, MD – AstraZeneca (Consultant/Speaker), GSK (Consultant/Speaker), Aurinia (Consultant), BMS (Consultant), Novartis (Consultant)
  • Laura Sampson, PA-C – Novartis (Advisor Board), Eli Lilly (Advisory Board)
  • Vaneet Sandhu, MD – GSK (Speaker), Aurinia (Speaker)
  • Stacey Tarvin, MD – Pfizer (PI), UCB (PI), Roche (PI)
  • Randy Cron, MD, PhD – Sobi (Consultant, CT Support), Pfizer (CT Adjudication Committee), Apollo Therapeutics (Consultant), AbbVie (CT Adjudication Committee), MedStudy (Board Review Lecturer), Lilly & Vindico Medical Education (Curbside Consultant/Speaker)
  • Eyal Muscal, MD, MSc – Sobi (Consultant, Advisory Board)
  • Shanthini Kasturi, MD, MS – GSK (Advisor)
  • Hanna Kim, MD – Eli Lilly (Research Support)
  • Maximilian Konig, MD – Argenx (Consultant), Revel (Consultant)
  • Bella Mehta, MBBS, MS – Novartis (Educational Content Development)
  • Naomi Patel, MD – FVC Health (Consultant), Alosa Health (Consultant)
  • Kam Nola, MS, PharmD – Eli Lilly (Stock)

View ACR's ACCME disclosure practices

View ACR Education Exchange 2023 Disclosures


Corporate Support

The American College of Rheumatology thanks our corporate supporters and partners for their commitment to advancing rheumatology by supporting ACR and ARP programs and initiatives.

See current supporters, guidelines, and benefits of supporting the ACR.

View ACR's ACCME disclosure practices

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