American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

2016 OPTI Workshop - Building Blocks for Success

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

8 a.m. -  4 p.m. PDT

Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland, Oregon (preceding AODME 2016)​​

Open to all OPTI leaders, DMEs, DIOs, ADMEs, Program Directors, Specialty Colleges, the 2016 OPTI Workshop will focus on achieving and maintaining ACGME sponsoring institution accreditation, encouraging programs to obtain osteopathic recognition, and how OPTIs can help programs and institutions succeed in the Single Accreditation System.


Preliminary Agenda



​7:30 a.m. Breakfast
​8:30 ​a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Adrie​nne White-Faines, MPA, CEO, American Osteopathic Association

Gary Willyerd, D​O, COPTI Chair, Workshop Program Chair

​8:45 a.m.

"A Strong Foundation”– An Update on AOA Program’s Transition into ACGME Accreditation

AOA Perspective - Boyd R. Buser, DO, AOA President Elect

ACGME Perspective - Lorenzo Pence, DO, ACGME Senior Vice President for Osteopathic Accreditation, Former COPTI Chair

​9:30​ a.m.​ Building Block 1: Becoming an ACGME Sponsoring Institution – Information on Achieving and Maintaining Institutional Accreditation​​

 Paul Foster Johnson, Executive Director, Institutional Review Committee​

​1​0:30 a.m.


​10:45 a.m.

Building Block 2: Becoming an ACGME Sponsoring Institution – Best Practices and Challenges

Jonathan Rohrer, PhD, DMin

Howard Shulman, DO

​11:30 a.m.
Building Block 3: ADS Requirements for Programs with Pre-Accreditation & Initial Accreditation – An Overview of Entering Annual Data, Notifying ACGME, Case Logs, Resident and Faculty Surveys​
Rebecca Miller, Senior Vice President for Applications and Data Analysis
​12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
​1:15 p.m. Building Block 4: Initial and Continuing Osteopathic Recognition
​Tiffany Moss, Executive Director, Osteopathic Accreditation
​1:45 pm ​​Building Block 5: OPTI's Role in Obtaining and Maintaining Osteopathic Recognition
Robert Cain, DO, CORE Chief Academic Officer, Osteopathic Principles Committee Chair
​2:45 p.m. Break
​3:00 p.m. Building Block 6: Importance of OPTI as Academic Sponsor During Transition
​​Gary Willyerd, DO, COPTI Chair, Workshop Program Chair
3:45 p.m.

Gary Willyerd, DO, Workshop Program Chair

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