6th Annual Faculty Development Conference

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 


Dana Center at Maine Medical Center

7:30- 8:00 AM Breakfast and Registration Dana Lobby
8:00- 9:00 AM


Plenary Lecture

The Leadership Case for Investing in Continuing Professional Development

Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc

President and Chief Executive Officer

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Dana Auditorium
9:00- 9:15 AM Break – Transition to Workshops  
9:15- 11:00 AM


Time Efficient Teaching*

Bob Trowbridge, MD

Feedback in IPE

Bob Bing-You, MD, Jennifer Laflamme, BNS, RN & Lisa Wendler, PharmD

Teaching High Value Care

Kathleen Fairfield, MD, MPH, DrPH


Dana Room #3


Dana Room #2


Dana Room #1

11:15 – 12:30 PM  PechaKucha Presentations:

PechaKucha comes from the Japanese term for “conversation” or “chit chat.” These are brief presentations with 20 slides proceeding automatically at a pace of 20 seconds each (i.e., the total presentation time is 6 minutes, 40 seconds). Some PechaKucha hosts even have a gong if the presenter goes over their time! These short, concise presentations are being used more in medical meetings nationwide. We are excited to bring them to our 6th Annual Faculty Development Conference.
  • Education is the Antidote to Provider Burnout

Peter Bates, MD & Moritz Hansen, MD

  • Lessons from the iPACE Underworld

Tom Van der Kloot, MD, Laurie Burton RN, BSN, &

Christyna McCormack

Vicki Hayes, MD

  • Taking the Dummies to the Bedside

Randy Darby, MD, Jeff Holmes, MD, & Leah Mallory MD

  • Teaching Millennials

Lesley Gordon, MD

 Dana Auditorium
12:30 – 1:00 PM  Lunch and Posters (provided) Dana Lobby 

1:00 – 2:00 PM


Panel Discussion:  Effectively Mentoring Resident QI Projects

John Erickson, MD, Ross Isacke, DO & Kristen Johnson

Telemachus and the Mentor:  Mentoring for Today

Denham Ward, MD, PhD

Program Directors Workshop

Kalli Varaklis, MD


Dana Room #2


Dana Room #1


Dana Room #3


2:00 – 3:00 PM


Learning Together

Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc

Dana Room #7

*This workshops can be counted towards completion of the MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence (MITE) General Teaching Certificate program (http://www.mitemainehealth.org/mite/certificates/clinical-teaching-certificate)

Keynote Speaker

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Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®), which sets standards for high-quality continuing medical education (CME) that supports physicians’ commitment to lifelong learning, improves their competence and performance, and drives healthcare improvement for patients and their communities.

Dr. McMahon directs the ACCME system for accrediting national and international CME providers, and the ACCME system for recognizing state and territory medical societies as accreditors for intrastate CME providers. In collaboration with the ACCME’s colleague accreditors, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Dr. McMahon oversees the program of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™. He also administers the process for designating non- US accreditors as substantially equivalent to the ACCME.

A medical educator, researcher, and endocrinologist, Dr. McMahon joined the ACCME in April 2015 from Harvard Medical School, where he served as Associate Dean for Continuing Education and Associate Professor of Medicine. He taught extensively at Harvard Medical School and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, served as Editor for Medical Education at the New England Journal of Medicine, and as Executive Editor for the NEJM Knowledge+ program. He served as an endocrinologist in practice in the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Dr. McMahon earned his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where he also received a doctoral degree in medical education from the National University of Ireland. He is board certified in internal medicine—as well as endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. He earned a Master of Medical Science in Clinical Research from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. McMahon is married to Joseph Guarino Jr., and they have two daughters.

Resources from Workshops

Tools and Readings from Feedback in IPE:

iPACE Team Observation Tool

Gabelica, Catherine, et al. “Feedback, a powerful lever in teams: A review.” Educational Research Review 7.2 (2012): 123-144.


QI Panel:

Professional Development Resource List



Mentoring Workshop:

Mentoring Workshop Readiness Activity