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Center for Career Development (CCD)

Sunday, May 19 – Tuesday, May 21, 2019 • 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22 • 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
Hall B (Level 2)

The Center for Career Development is a professional networking and career development forum for early career professionals (medical students, residents, fellows, post docs, other allied healthcare and research professionals) in training or transitioning from training in Pulmonary, Critical Care or Sleep Medicine. Each day, the CCD features informal workshops aimed at enhancing the professional development for all health care professionals. The sessions in the CCD are a unique and valuable opportunity for YOU to interact with experts in PCCM and have you questions answers about career development topics that are important to you!

Complimentary Breakfast Everyday 7 a.m.

Professional Networking Hour from 4 - 5 p.m.

Each afternoon, the CCD will host a Networking Hour, which will include FREE cocktails and appetizers. All medical students, residents, fellows, post docs, other allied healthcare and research professionals are welcome to stop in and network with peers.

Sunday, May 19

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tips and Tracks for Getting the Most Out of ATS 2019
Laura Crotty Alexander, MD,
Megan Ballinger, PhD
12 – 1 p.m.

How to Come up with a Novel Research Idea
David Chu, MD
Carolyn Calfee, MD
Richard Johnston, PhD

1 - 2 p.m. How to Effectively Manage Your Time (and Your Email)

Jennifer McCallister, MD
Graham Carlos, MD
Angela Rogers, MPH, MD
2 - 3 p.m.

Coaching: A Better Way to Think About Giving Feedback

Peter Lenz, MD
Janae Heath, MD
Shyoko Honiden, MD
Emer Kelly, MD

3 – 4 p.m. Career Paths in MedEd: From Getting Buy-in to Developing Your Educators' Portfolio
Kathryn Robinett, MD
Anna Neumeier, MD
4 - 5 p.m. TEACH/Clinician- Educator Networking Hour

Monday, May 20

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Combined Journal Session
Jadwiga Wedzicha, MD 
Paul Shumacker, MD
David Lederer, MD

1 – 2 p.m. How to Deal with Professional Conflicts

Monica Kraft, MD
Trish Kritek, MD
2 - 3 p.m. Effective Strategies for Writing and Publishing Your Manuscript

Avi Cooper, MD
Michelle Sharp, MD, MHS
Greg Downey, MD
3 - 4 p.m. Get Your Paper Out- Writing Productivity for Busy Academicians

Pat Camp, PhD, PT
Molly Hayes, MD
4 - 5 p.m. Networking Hour

Tuesday, May 21

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. How to Teach Procedures

Anna Brady, MD
Darlene Melson, MD
Nitin Seam, MD
Morgan Soffler, MD
Jared Chiarchiaro, MD
Sarah Beesley, MD
Erin Raci Wetherbee, MD
12 - 1 p.m. How to Make the Most Out of Your Mentor
Diana Kelm, MD
Subani Chandra, MD
1 – 2 p.m. How to Lead Teams

Jesse Roman, MD
Naftali Kaminski, MD
Renee Stapleton, MD, PhD
2 - 3 p.m. Using Technology to Your Advantage in Academic Medicine

Nancy Stewart, DO
Kerri Johannson, MD, MPH
Chris Worsham, MD
Sheetal Gandotra, MD
3 - 4 p.m.

International Medical Graduates Interested in Academic Medicine

Viren Kaul, MD
Pratibha Kaul, MD
Muhammad Sameed, MD

4 - 5 p.m. Networking Hour