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Administrators of Internal Medicine (AIM) Northeast Region Conference

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We are excited to invite you to the inaugural Administrators of Internal Medicine (AIM) Northeast Region Conference on June 2, 2017 at Boston University, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts. AIM is the organization of departments of internal medicine represented by administrators just like you from medical schools and affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada.

We have an excellent agenda and speakers including Department of Medicine chairs from two of the most prestigious medical schools in Boston, and a transformative executive coach. It is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues and share experiences.

The conference is sponsored by Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), Boston University Department of Medicine and University of Vermont Department of Medicine. There is no registration cost to the conference which includes breakfast and lunch. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging as needed.

Please RSVP by May 19, 2017 to Eva Greenwood at egreenwo@bu.edu or Allen Mead at allen.mead@uvmhealth.org.

Eva Greenwood
Vice Chair, Finance and Administration
Department of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine and
Boston Medical Center

Allen Mead
Director, Medicine Healthcare Service
University of Vermont Medical Center

Agenda | Speakers | Hotels



8:00–8:30 a.m. Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Tell us something interesting about yourself
Eva Greenwood and Allen Mead
9:00–10:00 a.m. Plenary Session I:
The Challenges for Departments of Medicine
Dr. David Coleman and Dr. Mark Zeidel
10:00–10:15 a.m. Break and Networking
10:20–11:30 a.m. Table Top Discussions (Choose 3 groups to participate)
Break into four facilitated groups (Clinical , Education, Financial, Research); rotate after 20 minutes
11:30 –12:00 p.m. Report Out from Table Top Discussions
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:00–4:00 p.m. Plenary Session II:
Leadership Training – Influencing
Cortney Cahill
4:00–4:30 p.m. Feedback, closing, and thank you.


Speakers Biography

Cortney Cahill is an organization development coach and consultant focused on developing leaders and their teams to drive bu siness results through organizational alignment and strategic initiatives. Coaching and consulting to leaders since 1997, Cortney's clients range across higher education , healthcare, professional services, federal government, NGOs, and non–profit organizations. Clients include, Pricewaterhou seCoopers, Lou is Yuitton Moet Hennessey, L'Oreal, IBM, Boston Children 's Hospital, Starwood Hotel Group, Transport Canada, Heifer International , UVM Medical Center, and Viacom, among others.

Cortney specialize s in working with established leaders and teams to develop their emotional intelligence around all aspects of business performance. Leaders examine the patterns that support or hinder their ability to realize their full potential. Cortney's expertise is focused on providing leaders and teams the opportunity to understand their impact on their immediate and market environments and thus, make more strategic decisions about how to optimize their influence on all factors affecting business results. Clients often talk about the transformational nature of the work. Her style builds on clients’ strengths, while also providing a supportive and clear platform for the exploration of key areas for development.

Cortney hold s a Masters in Organization Development from American University, and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado. Cortney has completed her Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) and through the International Coaching Federation. She serves as auxillary faculty in the International Gestalt Organization and Leadership Development Program (iGOLD). Additionally, she has completed training through the Gestalt International Study Center, Gestalt OSD Center, Teleos Leadership Institute, Korn Feny International, CENTACS, and has a certification in Emotional Intelligence through Case Western Reserve University.

David Coleman, M.D. is Wade Professor and Chairman of Depart men of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and Chief of Medicine at Boston Medical Center.  Over the past 15 years, he has been involved in clinical care, medical education and administration. He recently published topics of interdisciplinary research and medical professionalism, particularly on relationships of physicians with industry and care of the underserved. He serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine and president–elect of the Association of Professors of Medicine.

Dr. Coleman received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from University of California at San Francisco. His residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases were conducted at Yale–New Haven Hospital.

Mark Zeidel, M.D. is Herrman L. Blumgart Professor of Medicine at Harvard  Medical School and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Bet h  Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston. He is known as a productive and highly original scientist and innovative educator, a leader in improving the quality of healthcare, and an effective chair of medicine. He has pioneered the provision of highly reliable, cost–effective care, both at the University of Pittsburgh and BIDMC. He has led the BIDMC medicine department to develop a highly innovative curriculum in quality improvement  for its residents and fellows; t his serves as a template for all the training programs  in the hospital, and a national  model  for helping residents achieve the competency in practice  based  learning  and improvement  and system based practice.

A summa cum laude graduate of Yale College, he received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then served as an intern and resident in Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, followed by a rental fellowship at the same institution.



This information is provided for reference only. Rates may vary subject to the hotel 's discretion .

Longwood Inn
123 Longwood Avenue
Brookline, MA 02446  
Phone: (617) 566–8615
Rooms starting at $195/night Distance: 1 .2 miles

Boston Hotel Buckminster
645 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 236– 7050
Rooms starting at $269/night Distance: 0.2 miles

Beacon Inn
I 087 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone:  1–888–575–0088
Rooms starting at $200/night Distance: 0.7 miles

Transportation from Logan Airport to Questrom School of Business (595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)

Taxi from Logan airport to Questrom School of Business costs approximately $50 to $60.

For public transportation , take Silver Line # 1 from Terminal E to South Station, transfer to the Red Line (Alewife) to Park Street Stop, and then transfer to the Green Line B Train to Blandford Street Stop.  The Questrom School of Business is about a one minute walk from the stop.