Note: meeting now starts on Wednesday, not Thursday
Reclaim Meaning Through Teaching
Beyond the multiple demands put on us as psychiatry residency program directors and educators, we somehow find time to develop curriculum, identify and attempt to fulfill learner needs, and structure programs to provide the best educational experience for trainees. But how often do we reflect on the why of what they do? How do we keep what is meaningful protected and sustainable? This year, AADPRT invites you all to contemplate the motivation and process of being an educator. How does this role bring satisfaction (or does it)? How has it informed our personal trajectory and that of the learners? How have we leveraged teaching to help expand our purpose, that of future psychiatrists, and the field of mental health?
We invite you all to reflect on this year’s Annual Meeting theme: Reclaim Meaning through Teaching which takes place March 3-7, 2020 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.
We look forward to celebrating your ideas, passion and innovations at this year’s Annual Meeting where AADPRT will pilot some new ideas! This year, we will expand to FIVE workshop slots instead of the usual three -- resulting in 60 workshopsoffered! Following a new half-day, highly-acclaimed pre-meeting, the BRAIN Conference, AADPRT opens the meeting on WEDNESDAY with a communal lunch. You will be introduced to our Executive Committee and the hot topics of each Committee in an attempt to make AADPRT’s work more transparent to you and encourage participation! Workshops will start Wednesday afternoon. The day will culminate in networking dinners where you have an opportunity to meet new folks in an intimate dining experience while exploring the unique cuisine and neighborhoods of Dallas!
Thursday morning offers something for everyone as we bring back career-stage workshops! The effective New Training Director Symposium targeting soon-to-be training directors and those finding their sea legs as a training director/ATD (from 0-2 years experience) will take place Thursday morning. Concurrently,the Early Career workshop (2-5years as TD/ATD) will focus on helping early career members develop an identity as a training director; the mid-career workshop (6-10 years) will explore utilizing group psychology in work as a training director; while the lifer workshop (+10 years as TD/ATD) looks at the developmental stages of senior status and career opportunities such as mentorship. All four events will end in time for participants to join the annual Faculty Development presentation by Sanjeev Sockalingam, Director of Continuing Professional and Practice Development at the University of Toronto on Curriculum Development. The day will end with the 2ndannual Lifetime Service Presentation as well as the plenary session by world-renowned educator, Dr. Kelley Skeff of Stanford, who will explore the challenges facing educators in our current climate. To top off the day, join the Welcome Reception, Dallas style!
On Friday, you are invited to have breakfast with EC members, consult with Faculty Development specialists, and/or meet with AADPRT mentors/mentees. This year’s Shein Lecturer, Dr. Reshma Ragsi, a Program Director in Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan will present on the timely and challenging topic of managing sexual harassment and diversity issues within residency. Finally, concurrent with the 5thworkshop session, the CAP caucus will host a 3-hour meeting to review in depth options for CAP training. Stay tuned!
On Saturday, the President’s Symposium starts off the morning focusing on workforce issues, followed by 3 distinct skills fairs aimed at sharpening specific skills. This year’s general areas will include Self-Study, Diversity and Inclusion, and Assessment and Feedback.
Please consider a trip to Dallas to join us at AADPRT’s Annual Meeting in March!
2020 AADPRT Program Chair