AKMG EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE REPORT
AKMG was successful in quickly adapting its educational activities to the challenges of current times. We have been operating our educational activities through online platform for over a year now. Our interactive CME sessions are currently broadcasted live on Zoom, and available for review on YouTube. Since the start of the COVID pandemic, AKMG has offered 12 credit hours of CME for its members. To date, approximately 60 members have attended each of our CME programs, and over one hundred members attended our in person CME program. We have taken care to include educational topics would be interesting to a large majority of the members. Last year's CME talks covered interesting topics in Cardiology, Nutrition, Ageing, Adolescent health, Covid-19 pandemic etc. The AKMG Education Committee plans to continue these activities, and is currently working to put together interesting and informative CME talks for 2021-22. We welcome suggestions for topics and speakers from our esteemed members. CME credits will continue to be provided through Piedmont Healthcare systems, Atlanta.
This year, AKMG is proud to incorporate into its educational portfolio "Launchpad"- a unique course on 'Leadership in Medicine'. The course is aimed at understanding the 'Principles of Management and Leadership' within different healthcare organizational structures. The course will be led by Dr. Marina George MD, MBA, VP of clinical operations at MDAH, and would include multiple guest speakers on the topics of Strategy, Leadership, Communication, Entrepreneurship, Negotiation, Behavioral Economics, Innovation and Strategy. The course is designed to be completed in five 2-hour sessions, culminating in a hands-on workshop on the pre-conference day (August 4th, 2022) at the Toronto convention.
As per our current tradition, the 2022 Annual AKMG convention in Toronto will also host our annual CME sessions, under the chairmanship of Dr. Vinod Chandran. Topics covered will include metabolic and cardiovascular disease, arthritis and autoimmunity, mental health of practical relevance to clinicians. Plans are underway to encourage more of our junior physicians, physician-trainees and medical students to present their research work at the convention. Please continue to follow us for more details on abstract submission, awards and other opportunities.
Rojymon Jacob, MD, FRCR, MBA
On behalf of the Education Committee