The Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Conferences

CORD hosts two conferences a year: one in March and one in June.

2022 Spring CORD Conference

2022 Spring CORD Agenda
March 25, 2022

Chicago, Illinois

Assessments in Education: Subjective vs Objective

2022 Spring CORD Conference

Friday, March 25, 2022
7:00am – 10:00am CST
Chicago, Illinois

Assessments in Education: Subjective vs Objective

 7:00am – OPENING REMARKS

Tessa Balach, MD, FAOA, 2022 CORD Conference Co-Program Chair, University of Chicago
Mary K. Mulcahey, MD, FAOA, 2022 CORD Conference Co-Program Chair, Tulane University

7:05am – COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS PRESENTATION

7:10am – ACGME MILESTONES 2.0 UPDATE

Corey J. Parker, MPA, ACGME

7:20am – ABOS UPDATE

April D. Armstrong, MD, FAOA, FRCSC, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

7:25am – AAOS RESIDENT CURRICULUM UPDATE

7:35am – Q&A

7:45am – STUDENTS

Moderator: Nicole Schroeder, MD, FAOA, University of California, San Francisco

Measuring Medical Student Performance

  • Orthopaedic shelf debate – Kimberly J. Templeton, MD, FAOA, University of Kansas Medical Center; Stephen K. Aoki, MD, FAOA, University of Utah
  • Clerkship grades / MSPEMegan Conti Mica, MD, University of Chicago

 Medical School Characteristics

  • Allopathic schools – Nicole Schroeder, MD, FAOA, University of California, San Francisco
  • Osteopathic schools – Timothy S. Ackerman, DO, FAOA, FAOAO, UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Schools without orthopaedic programs – Ronald A. Navarro, MD, FAOA, Kaiser Permanente

8:15am – Q&A     

8:30am – RESIDENTS

Moderator: Afshin E. Razi, MD, FAOA, Maimonides Medical Center

  • ABOS tools and Milestones 2.0 – April D. Armstrong, MD, FAOA, FRCSC, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Objective knowledge assessments – Brent Ponce, MD, FAOA, Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital
  • EPAs: the Canadian experience – Henry M. Broekhuyse, MD, FAOA, University of British Columbia
  • Subjective assessments: faculty evaluations or residents – Carol A. Lin, MD, FAOA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

9:00am – Q&A

9:15amFACULTY

Moderator: M. Daniel Wongworawat, MD, FAOA, Loma Linda University

  • Resident assessments of faculty – Matthew D. Karam, MD, FAOA, University of Iowa
  • Best practices to objectively evaluate teaching skills
    • Program director vs. Chair – Michelle S. Caird, MD, FAOA, University of Michigan; Charles Cassidy, MD, FAOA, Tufts Medical Center
  • Remediation of a poor teacher
    • Program director vs Chair – Keith Kenter, MD, FAOA, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine; Stephen A. Albanese, MD, FAOA, Upstate Orthopaedics, LLP

9:45am – Q&A / OPEN DISCUSSION

10:00am – ADJOURN

2021 Virtual Summer CORD Conference On-Demand

Theme: Transitions in Medical Education
June 11-12, 2021

Click here to download the conference agenda.

The recording of the 2021 Virtual Summer CORD Conference is currently available for registrants.

Click here to view day 1.
Click here to view day 2.

ACCME Statement:

These activities has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the North American Spine Society and the American Orthopaedic Association. The North American Spine Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

2021 Virtual Summer CORD Conference

The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Future CORD Conferences

2022 Summer CORD Conference
June 18, 2022
AOA Annual Leadership Meeting
Providence, RI
2023 Spring CORD Conference
March 2023
AAOS Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, NV
2023 Summer CORD Conference
June 2023
AOA Annual Leadership Meeting
Salt Lake City, UT