APPD Virtual Cafés

The APPD Virtual Cafés provide an opportunity for members to come together and learn from one another. Once a week (on Thursdays), we host an all-member Virtual Café with topics requested by the membership. Each of the other days is sponsored by an Executive Committee to highlight information and discussion important to their member section.

Topics have ranged from educational adaptations and service needs/surge planning to wellness and graduation/orientation planning.

These Virtual Cafés were originally created as a way of connecting and learning from each other during our COVID19 pandemic, and we imagine that they will be a positive ongoing new tradition in the APPD.

Registering for Future Virtual Cafés

1-2pm PST / 2-3pm MT / 3-4pm CT / 4-5pm ET! All are invited to any Virtual Café! Please register by logging into the APPD Members Only Section for more information.

Past and Upcoming Virtual Cafés

Group Date Topic
All APPD 1/21/21 Allyship
12/17 Cognitive Bias: Implicit and Explicit
11/19 Microaggressions
11/5 Tips for Creating a Successful Enhanced Learning Session and Poster for the Spring APPD Conference by Adam Wolfe, Brian Lurie, Adam Rosenberg, and the Spring APPD Conference Planning Committee
10/15 Self Awareness: Personal and Work Culture Assessment
9/17 "How to Be a Healthcare Antiracist", by Brittani James, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Medical Education, Antiracism Curriculum Committee Co-Chair, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Founding CoDirector, Institute for Antiracism in Medicine
9/3 Recruitment Toolkit, How to Share the Essence of Your Program During Recruitment, and Faculty Development Related to Recruitment
8/20 "Confronting Racism Series: The Trainee of Color Experience…How We Build Space and Community"  by Courtney Gilliam, MD, PHM Fellow, Seattle Children's Hospital
7/16 Commitment to Confronting Racism, Actions to Support Recruitment Reform, and Other APPD Board Updates
6/25 Special Café for Kathy Haynes Johnson
6/18 Dismantling Hurdles: A Path Forward for UIM Pediatric Applicants
6/11 APPD 2020 Platform Presentations – Quality Improvement
6/4 APPD 2020 Platform Presentations - Educational Scholarship
5/28 APPD Members Café
5/21 Cancelled
5/14 How can APPD/COMSEP/AMSPDC support recruitment process?
by Becky Blankenburg, Joe Gigante, and Bob Vinci
5/7 Health Disparities and COVID, and How We Engage Residents and Fellows in Addressing Them
4/30 Planning for Graduation and onboarding of new interns
4/23 Recruitment Innovations
4/16 Update from ABP
4/9 Telehealth: Inpatient and Outpatient Settings
4/2 Clinical Service Needs and Surge Planning
3/26 Educational Adaptations, Learner Wellness
Residency Leadership 7/14 Learning Communities Part 3
6/9 Learning Communities - Part 2
6/2 Continuity Clinics
5/26 Learning Communities and How to Get Involved
5/19 Educational Impact of Low Patient Volumes
5/12 Small Residency Programs Grass Roots Session
5/5 Orientation for New(er) Associate Program Directors - Nuts and Bolts, Q+A
4/28 APD Grassroots Presentations
4/21 Cancelled
4/14 Resident and Leader Wellness
4/7 Virtual Education
3/31 How to help Incoming Interns During the COVID Era
Fellowship Leadership 7/8 “Pediatric Residents Applying for Fellowship Training: Virtual Interviews – Information Session for Residents”
6/24 Telemedicine: Implications for Supervision and Autonomy
6/10 Fellowship Recruitment Nuts and Bolts from the Fellowship Action Team
5/27 Planning for Start of Fellowship and Orientation Strategies
5/20 Cancelled
5/13 Strategies for Virtual Education and Recruitment
4/29 Fellowship Recruitment: Best Practices and Innovations for 2020
4/22 Cancelled
4/15 Surge Planning and Wellness
4/8 Surge Planning
4/1 Education, Wellness
Pediatric Education Specialist 7/31 Mentoring Workgroup – Regional Meet and Greet
7/24 True Colors
7/17 Finding Your Leadership Style: Strengths, Weaknesses and a Roadmap to Improvement
7/10 Mentoring for the Program Administrator
6/19 How to Teach (and Interview) and Engage Your Audience Virtually through Zoom
6/5 Fellowship Recruitment Nuts and Bolts from the Fellowship Action Team
5/29 TechTalks - Excel Best Practices
5/22 Cancelled
5/15 New Innovations Onboarding
5/8 Prep for Orientation: (a) Best Practices, (b) How are you communicating with GME, (c) How can you help GME, (d) Check the I9’s in your Department, (e) Have parking come to your office, (f) Having OHP come to your office
5/1 Planning for a possible virtual interview season to include residency, fellowship and how ERAS rules apply - other best practice programs
4/24 Wellness check-in for Administrators, Wellness for residents, residents offboarding transitioning to next job
4/17 LEAPES and its advantages, Tech based communication, and Virtual Graduation Ideas
4/10 Mentoring, Virtual Orientation, Team Wellness
4/3 Brainstorming Key Challenges and Best Practices
Chief Residents 6/15 Rising Chief Breakout – Panel discussing with Chiefs from hard hit COVID-19 programs; Graduating Chief Breakout – Debriefing the Chief Year; Top Ten Things about Chief Year
6/8 Graduating Chief Breakout – Professional Development Mentoring; Rising Chief Breakout – Dealing with the Struggling Learner
6/1 Introduction to APPD Chief Residents’ Executive Committee and Speed Chiefing Part 2
5/25 Cancelled
5/18 Speed Chiefing
5/11 Not Your Average Morning Report
5/4 Check-ins. Managing change as a Chief Resident
4/27 Chief Resident Scholarly Presentations
4/20 Chief Resident Scholarly Presentations
4/13 Not Your Average Morning Report: Introduction to Adult Learning Theory
4/6 Chief Handoff
3/30 Welcome and Needs Assessment of What Chiefs Want to Discuss
Fellows 5/5 APPD/CoPS Virtual Cafe for Fellows
4/9 Educational Needs, Wellness, Graduation