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38th Annual AIM Educational Conference


The early bird registration fee for the 38th Annual AIM Educational Conference for AAIM members is $850; for nonmembers, the fee is $1,050. After February 7, the fees increase to $950 (members) and $1,150 (nonmembers). The fee includes access to all sessions at Academic Internal Medicine Week 2018 except precourses, which require separate registration. 


Sunday, March 18, 2018


6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.




4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

AAIM Opening Plenary
Current Issues Facing Internal Medicine Education
Alison J. Whelan, MD
Association of American Medical Colleges



5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Academic Internal Medicine Week 2018 Welcome Reception



Monday, March 19, 2018


6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.




6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.




8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

AAIM Signature Plenary
Enhancing Diversity and Inclusiveness in Academic Medicine
David S. Wilkes, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine



9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Workshop Session I

101.Welcome Aboard! Developing a Successful On-Boarding Program
Lenora C. Rogers

Mercer University School of Medicine

102. Assessing Faculty Development Needs: Business of Medicine Leadership Program
Sylk Sotto, EdD, MBA, MPS

Mark W. Geraci, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine

 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Workshop Session II
Our Responsibility: Courageous Conversations about Race, Equity and Inclusion
Sylk Sotto, EdD, MBA, MPS

Indiana University School of Medicine

202. Are Clinical Institutes in Your Future? Lessons Learned at Mount Sinai
Brian L. David

Dominique Archer
Ayeisha Brown
Sara Rapoport
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai



1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall



2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.                  

AIM/ASP Joint Plenary Session I
Bridging Culture Gaps: Nexus of Race, Violence, and Medicine

Craig DeGarmo, MBA, MHA, Co-Moderator
AIM President
Baylor College of Medicine

Abraham Thomas, MD, MPH, Co-Moderator
ASP President
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate

Brian H. Williams, MD
Parkland Community Health Institute

4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Optional Plenary



5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

AAIM Poster Reception

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.




6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.




8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 


AIM/ASP Joint Plenary Session II
Leading Up, Out, and Across


Rob Kramer
Kramer Leadership
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9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.




10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Workshop Session III

301. Three Commitments and Three Questions to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence
Jim Nieman, MBA

Duke University School of Medicine

302. Using Data Visualization to Understand Your Department, Drive Decisions, and Manage Your Book of Business
David M. Staples

Duke University School of Medicine

Catherine G. Wood, MBA
Duke University School of Medicine

Chris Weymouth
Duke University School of Medicine

11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.




11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Workshop Session IV

401. New Faculty Onboarding and Clinical Integration—A Department and Divisional Perspective
Cathy O'Neil

Angie Cain
Duke University School of Medicine

402. Internal Communications
Christine DeLuca

Richard H. Kelley
Jennifer B. Felten
Rana Khalifeh, MSW
Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University



12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

AIM Member Recognition and Awards Lunch and Plenary Session




Presentation of the 2018 AIM Distinguished Service Award

Steve Vinciguerra, MBA, Recipient
Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine




What Motivates Me: New Research Into Employee Engagement

Musty Habhab, Moderator
University of Michigan Medical Schoo

Paul Yoachum
The Culture Works

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.




3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Workshop Session V

501. Present to Persuade
Jose Rosario Garcia
Dale Carnegie Institute

502. Transforming Operations and Physician Engagement in an Academic Outpatient Practice: A Commitment to Lean Management
Sylk Sotto, EdD, MBA, MPS

Lee McHenry, MD
Mike Ober, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine



Wednesday, March 21, 2018


6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.




6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.




8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session III
Dharma: Happiness and Living with Purpose
DeAnn Lestenkof,
University of Washington School of Medicine

Sanjiv Chopra, MD
Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Workshop Session VI


AIM Special Interest Group: Chief Administrative Officers
Nancy Masucci, Moderator
University of Alabama School of Medicine

AIM Special Interest Group: Division Administrators



11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

AAIM Joint Lunch and Plenary Session
Public Policy Update
Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH
Society of General Internal Medicine

William W. Pinsky, MD
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates