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Preconference Workshops

Thursday, January 30

Noon–5 pm

PR1: Buprenorphine Waiver Training and Workshop on How to Train Our Way Out of the Opioid Epidemic
John Hayes, DO; Bryan Johnston, MD; Karen Hulbert, MD

We are in the midst of a national epidemic of opioid use disorder. Medication Assisted Treatment with Buprenorphine is the safest and most effective treatment for this devastating chronic disease. Unfortunately, fewer than 7% of US physicians are waivered to prescribe Buprenorphine. There is a national shortage of providers willing and able to care for these patients. WE can change that. Primary care teaching physicians can learn this skill, bring this knowledge back to their institutions, and we can begin to train our way out of this epidemic.

At the beginning of this session, “half and half” Buprenorphine waiver training will be provided, sponsored by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. After the session, attendees will need to complete an additional 4 hours of online training (via reviewing slides and completing a 20-question test). Attending physicians, residents, and students are all welcome to attend. The waiver training can take place at any point of a clinicians' training.

For the final 60-90 minutes of the session, the group will address the opioid epidemic. An interactive discussion on how to incorporate medication assisted treatment into the training of medical students, residents, and practicing physicians will be held. Presenters will provide an overview of how various academic institutions across the county are addressing the epidemic. Presenters will share how they have promoted addition training in their clinical environments.

Learning Objectives
After the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply for and receive their DEA-X waiver to prescribe Buprenorphine
  2. Effectively treat patients with opioid use disorder, helping prevent opioid overdose and the medical/social consequences of drug use
  3. Discuss strategies to implement medical student, resident, and faculty training to address the opioid epidemic

Additional Fee: $195; includes CME, on-site training materials, light refreshments

1–5 pm

PR2: Are You Getting Ready For Promotion and/or Tenure? You Should! Here Are the Best Approaches
Magdalena Pasarica, MD, PhD; Members of the STFM Medical Student Education Collaborative

Promotion and tenure is a crucial step in the career of those in academic medicine. Early career faculty have little to no experience with the promotion and tenure process and rely on the experience and guidance of others to have the best chance of promotion and/or tenure. Mid-career faculty are likely to have experienced promotion and/or tenure prior and recognized the difficulties in achieving such as the process tends to be both time and labor intensive, but still need advising for reaching the highest level of promotion. Although each institution has their own unique process for promotion and tenure, all generally require the creation of a Curriculum Vitae (CV) in the home institution’s format, portfolio of achievements (clinical, educational, research and service), Personal Statement, and external reviewers. This is a hands-on session.

This workshop will provide personalized feedback to components of participants' promotion and tenure portfolios (for those in the application process) and give practical tips (for those who are not ready to apply yet) in order to optimize chances of promotion and advance careers in academic medicine. Participants looking for one-on-one feedback on their documents will send their promotion and tenure document drafts in advance to the organizers. Participants will have the opportunity to create a coaching network with experts in the family medicine academic field.

Learning Objectives
After the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify an actionable step in a personal promotion and/or tenure plan
  2. Start building a deliverable list of achievement and impact for promotion and/or tenure at their institution
  3. Conduct a critical review of their own CV for promotion and/or tenure purposes
  4. Conduct a critical review of own personal statement for promotion and tenure
  5. Apprise and select optimal external reviewers for promotion and tenure purposes

Additional Fee: $195; includes CME, on-site training materials, light refreshments

1–5 pm

PR3: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum: A Complete Program From Gel to Probe to Integration and Maintenance Made Simple
James Daniels, MD; Erica Miller-Spears, MS, PA-C, ATC, RMSK; Johnny Tenegra, MD, MSc; Rachel Rahman, MD; Dae Hyoun Jeong, MD; William Dixon; Dwaipayan Choudhury, MD

This workshop is for faculty responsible for implementing their program’s point of care ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum. It will focus on faculty training, implementing, and maintaining POCUS curriculum. The program is based on 4 years of POCUS implementation in our four residency sites and one physician assistant training site. Our department has trained the majority of our 50 clinical faculty, edited two medical textbooks, written about 20 book chapters, and partnered with the National Procedure Institute to develop an intensive one-day course for family physicians and physician assistants on this subject. This workshop will review literature on POCUS curriculum and outline our experience on subjects such as faculty buy in, equipment, billing, and teaching tips. Advanced ultrasound scanning skills are not prerequisite for this course. The workshop’s structure will be small group discussion focusing on designing and implementing a curriculum in the morning, and focus on the “Seven Scans Every Primary Healthcare Provider Should Know” and review teaching techniques in the afternoon. Participants may start their certification process. Resource list and teaching posters will be provided.

Learning Objectives

After the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe three things that are required to implement and maintain a POCUS curriculum
  2. Develop a POCUS core curriculum (or outline) specifically for primary care providers
  3. Demonstrate the following POCUS “Teaching Tips”: (a) Demonstrate how to use the two main settings for POCUS (b) Demonstrate various grips of the probe and describe how and when to use them, and (c) Describe the three main skills that have to be “mastered” to become a competent scanner

Additional Fee: $195; includes CME, on-site training materials, light refreshments

1–5 pm

PR4: Cooking Up Changes in Medical Student Education: A Primer in Creating and Implementing a Culinary Medicine Class
Caroline Jolley, BA; Madison Egan, BS, RD; Brian Frank, MD

Use of culinary medicine, the combination of cooking and food preparation techniques with evidence-based nutrition concepts, for medical student education has become popularized across multiple medical schools in the United States and worldwide. Educational techniques in the teaching kitchen environment have been developed on a case-by-case basis by individual undergraduate and graduate level medical education and healthcare professional programs. We created a series of culinary medicine classes for medical students at Oregon Health and Science University, focused on teaching healthy patterns of eating, general nutrition concepts, and accessible food preparation techniques. This workshop will review the process we used to create our class lesson plans, strategies for innovative use of learning spaces and equipment, and lessons learned in our culinary medicine curriculum design experience. Attendees will participate in hands-on cooking activities, with the purpose of gaining exposure to the culinary medicine experience from the perspective of a learner. The workshop aims to prepare participants to develop and implement culinary medicine learning activities at their home institutions.

Learning Objectives
After the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the benefits of culinary medicine as an educational technique for clinical nutrition
  2. Describe a culinary medicine curricula and programs currently in use at OHSU
  3. Engage in hands-on cooking and food preparation activities representative of culinary medicine curriculum lesson plans
  4. Identify strategies for developing a culinary medicine class at participants’ home institutions

Additional Fee: $195; includes CME, on-site training materials, light refreshments

1–5 pm

PR5: AAFP Workshop for Family Medicine Student Organization Faculty and Staff Advisors
Ashley Bentley

Family Medicine Interest Group and American College of Osteopathic Family Physician student chapter faculty advisors have both the opportunity and the calling to build and support medical student awareness, understanding, and commitment to family medicine at their institutions with the end goal of contributing to a more robust family medicine workforce. This goes far beyond simply helping a group of students reserve a conference room for a lunch lecture; it’s about giving students the opportunity to follow their passion for primary care and spread it among their peers in a meaningful way, engaging students in reform, giving them crucial experiences that their curriculum leaves behind, and ultimately leading more of them to find their fit in family medicine.

Learning Objective
After the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Leverage new leadership skills to identify and harness shared goals with partners inside and outside the institution to design new initiatives to increase student choice of family medicine
  2. Develop a goal-oriented workplan for your family medicine student organization that connects the initiatives at your institution to larger medical school and primary care workforce goals and builds on best practices learned from peers, current research on student choice and student organization impact, tools and resources provided by the AAFP and others, and unique opportunities at your institution or within your community,
  3. Activate a network of peers and stakeholders, including the national FMIG Network and the AAFP Medical Education Division, to advise, problem-solve, and support your FMIG efforts

Additional Fee: None; This workshop is sponsored by the AAFP.

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