Career coverage at ACP event

The American College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine 2013 conference will offer an assortment of sessions of interest to just about any individual predisposed to the internist's prerogative.

From the quarry of ethics to matters of the heart (cardiology) and further still to gut-wrenching material (gastroenterology) and brain matters (neurology), the ACP event — to be held in San Francisco from April 9-13 — means to cover all its bases and then some.

Aside from such special interests and disciplines, the conference also includes sessions targeted to the careerist and professional within every potential attendee. Below are some of the top sessions under the Career and Professionalism heading.

Thursday, April 11

GME Reform: What Is the Future of GME Financing?

Time: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Moderated by Renee Butkus and paneled by Vineet Arora, MD, MA, FACP; Molly Cooke, MD, FACP; and Kenneth I. Shine, MD, MACP, this session will offer helpful tips regarding the status of medical graduate education (GME) financing  and how programs and the government can better facilitate innovation in the sector.

Social Media and Online Professionalism: What Physicians Need to Know

Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

This session aims to answer some of the more pressing questions being posed by practices in the modern digital socialite era: What principles of medical ethics and professionalism apply to social media? How is trust in the physician and the profession affected by online activities? Should physicians try to separate their professional and personal online identities?

Moderated by Humayun J. Chaudhry, DO, MS, FACP, and paneled by Katherine C. Chretien, MD, FACP, and Nathaniel E. Lepp, MPH, MSIII, tweet, don’t just talk at this event.

Succeeding as a Young Physician in Academics

Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Get the latest about the academic atmosphere and how to best navigate key changes taking place. Presented by Moises Auron, MD, FACP, FAAP, and Sanjay Desai, MD, FACP, and moderated by Cheryl W. O'Malley, MD, FACP.

Friday, April 12

Real-Life Ideas to Boost Your Practice Satisfaction

Time: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Receive answers about burnout and learn how to boost morale in the practice setting with the help of Thomas A. Sinsky, MD, and Christine A. Sinsky, MD, FACP. Hear the Sinsky’s address the following and more:

  • What practice environment factors may contribute to burnout?

  • What innovations have other practices developed to improve work life satisfaction?

  • What percentage of physicians in the Uinted States exhibit some sign of burnout?

Health Care for the Hard-to-Reach and Underinsured

Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Get in touch with an ever-present client in the medical realm — the uninsured. Learn how to “conduct patient care for the underinsured and hard to reach; become involved in public advocacy for the homeless, the addicted and the underinsured; and set up innovative healthcare programs to care for the underinsured and hard-to-reach.” James B. Reuler, MD, MACP and Babs H. Waldman, MD, FACP, will panel the session under the moderation of James J. O'Connell, MD, FACP.

Five Tips for Effectively Managing Work/Life Balance

Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Balance — an aspiration for many, despite its highly illusive and impermanent nature. Alongside becoming privy to the barriers preventing physicians from work/life balance, learn how to prioritize office duties, identify techniques and opportunities to do so and set self goals with the help of panelists Dennis W. Cope, MD, FACP, FAACH, and Monica Harris-Broome, MD, FACP, FAACH, as well as moderator Shakaib U. Rehman, MD, FACP, FAACH.

Saturday, April 13

Presentation Skills for Physicians: Making Your Next Teaching Presentation Go Better than Your Last

Time: 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Kick off your weekend with some training in the speaking department. Join professor Scott C. Litin, MD, MACP and attain the following learning objectives:

  • Organize a teaching presentation with special emphasis on an effective opening and strong closing.

  • Demonstrate helpful skills for presentation techniques.

  • Learn to create and deliver your next presentation more effectively than you have in the past.

  • Learn to constructively criticize the future presentations of others when you listen to them.

How to Be an Effective Leader

Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Leading may not be for everyone, but for those with the helm-steering gene, this session championed by moderator Elizabeth J. Warner, MD, FACP, and panelist Robert M. Lubitz, MD, MPH, FACP, will teach attendees how to:

  • Clarify personal leadership goals and objectives.

  • Discuss developing vision.

  • Discuss developing personal skills for presenting your viewpoint and making an impact with others.

  • Discuss developing rapport with people and building a team.

Embracing Conflict: Tools for Engaging in Difficult and Productive Conversations to Enhance a Positive Institutional Culture

Time: 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Join director Erik A. Wallace, MD, FACP, for a comprehensive look into conflict management styles and relationships in the modern practice world and leave the session with a rounded plan on how to deal with strife should it arise.

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