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  1. An Introduction to ASP and AAIM Stuart L. Linas, MD Presentation to American Society of Nephrology October 2008

  2. ASP Mission • Promote and support the specialties of internal medicine as a career discipline • Develop common resources and a uniform voice among subspecialty internal medicine professors and divisions • Facilitate cooperation among other internal medicine organizations • Support new initiatives in education, medical research, and patient care • Form public policy and influence legislation related to subspecialty internal medicine

  3. Two Appointed Representatives Allergy and Immunology Cardiology Endocrinology Gastroenterology General Internal Medicine Geriatrics Hematology Hospital Medicine Infectious Diseases Nephrology (Don Kohan, Bruce Molitoris, Stu Linas) Oncology Pulmonary and Critical Care Rheumatology Two Appointed Representatives From fellowship programs at Community Teaching Hospitals Three Elected At-Large Members Elected by the membership Specialties Represented

  4. Membership Statistics ASP membership represents: • >1,000 individuals • 92 nephrology division chiefs and fellowship program directors • >700 divisions in departments of internal medicine • 60 divisions of nephrology • >90 departments of internal medicine • 14 internal medicine specialty societies

  5. ASP Committees and Task Forces Teaching and Applying Quality Principles Member Services Education Geriatrics

  6. Upcoming Seminars ASP New Division Chiefs Seminar: “How to be a Successful Division Chief” February 7, 2009 Hyatt Regency DFW Dallas, TX ASP Accreditation Seminar: “Site Visits, Accreditation, and the New Competencies” March 28, 2009 Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Chicago, IL

  7. Past Policy Initiatives • Influenced J-1 Visa policies • Influenced VA research policies • Enrolled 15 subspecialties in ERAS Fellowships, resulting in 11 participating in Medical Specialties Match • Addressed the generalist-subspecialist interface • Worked with specialty societies to develop in-service exams for fellows • Provided funding for junior faculty to study the gerentological aspects of their specialty

  8. Grants • T. Franklin Williams Scholars • ASN-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology • Applications due January 30, 2009 • Integrating Geriatrics into the Specialties of Internal Medicine • “ASN-ASP Workshop on Prediction, Progression, and Outcomes of Chronic Kidney Disease in Older Adults” held in May 2008 • ASN course “Geriatric Nephrology: An Epidemiological and Clinical Challenge” taking place November 4-5, 2008 • Funding for an online curriculum for fellows on aging and the kidney

  9. New Policy Initiatives • Task Force on Teaching and Applying Quality Principles • Create a career development award for junior faculty with an interest in quality improvement • Create a system for professional development • Create a clearinghouse for quality improvement resources, best practices, curricula • Draft a white paper on teaching and applying quality improvement into the academic internal medicine and ambulatory setting

  10. New Policy Initiatives • Task Force on Part Time Careers • Developed the ASP Task Force on Part-Time Careers Consensus Statement which was endorsed by all of the associations in AAIM • Drafted a white paper that has been submitted for publication • Working with NIH to create a mechanism for allowing part time faculty to apply for and receive K awards

  11. What is AAIM? Formed in 1999, AAIM consists of the academically focused internal medicine organizations • Association of Professors of Medicine (APM) • Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) • Association of Specialty Professors (ASP) • Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) • Administrators of Internal Medicine (AIM)

  12. Internal and External Relationships Internists in Practice ACP (CSS) Academic Medicine AAMC (CAS) (ORR) AAHC AIAMC UHC Academic Internal Medicine AAIM APDIM APM ASP CDIM AIM Evaluating Quality ABIM RRC-IM TAGME Internal Medicine Specialties Hospitalists (1) Generalists (1) Geriatricians (2) Subspecialists (31) Coalitions for Faculty and Staff PCOC OPDA ACE APA

  13. AAIM Professional Development Initiatives 2009 AAIM Executive Leadership Program July 27-August 1, 2009 Cambridge, MA Applications due January 9, 2009 Program Topics • Strategic Analysis and Marketing • Cost Analysis and Operations Management • Organizational Design and Leadership • Financial Control Systems and Change Implementation

  14. 12 Policy Priorities • Accreditation • Medical education policy and funding • Medical research policy and funding • Internal medicine revitalization • Certification • Faculty affairs and diversity • Immigration • Health care for an aging population • Physician workforce • Health care quality • Health care access • Physician reimbursement

  15. Featured Active AAIM Initiatives • Education Redesign • Physician Workforce • Competency-Based Education and Training • Internal Medicine Residency Requirements

  16. Contact Information Association of Specialty Professors 2501 M Street, NW Suite 550 Washington, DC 20037-1325 Telephone: (202) 861-9351 Fax: (202) 861-9731 Email: ASP@im.org Website: www.im.org