The optimal education and assessment of medical students, emergency medicine residents, and emergency medicine fellows, and the effective management of emergency medicine residencies and educational programs are continuously evolving processes. Teaching adult learners who have grown up in the technological age requires innovative didactic and assessment tools and an understanding of best practices in teaching and assessment. It is also necessary to respond effectively to an increasingly complicated regulatory environment, including the ACGME’s Next Accreditation System, the institution of Milestone-based competency assessment, and the increasing focus on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement initiatives. Residency and student management demands multiply every year. Maintaining professional and personal balance and successfully advancing a career focused on education in emergency medicine is a constant challenge. Collaboration between emergency medicine programs, specialties, national emergency medicine organizations and accreditation associations facilitates and enhances resident and medical student education, assessment, and program management. The 2020 CORD Academic Assembly will provide a spectrum of expert panel discussions, didactic sessions, interactive small group breakouts, research presentations, and consensus working groups, all specifically designed by and for educators in emergency medicine to address the needs of our unique teaching environment.
Upon completion of this conference, emergency physicians and program coordinators will: