2018 APPD Western Region Meeting Agenda

Dear Western Region Colleagues:

Please join us for the 2018 APPD Western Region Meeting on February 9, 2018 at Valley Children’s Hospital, Madera, CA.    Keeping with tradition, we will start with a dinner the night before (2/8/18) at 6pm with the meeting on the next day from 8:00AM-4:00PM.   We have arranged for special hotel rates ($99 + taxes/fees) at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott – Book your group rate for APPD Regional Meeting .

 We have arranged to have a shuttle to pick you up at the hotel and take you to the hospital on the morning of February 9th.   

 Look for a final agenda and details on the dinner the night before the meeting! 


 Karla Au Yeung, MD, Jolie Limon, MD, and Team

Valley Children’s Hospital

February 9, 2018



8-8:45am                     Breakfast

8:45-9am                     Welcome/Introductions/Announcements              Karla Au Yeung, MD

Jolie Limon, MD

Sylvia Yeh, MD

Lanier Lopez, MD

9am-11am                   Remediation Nuts and Bolts and Curriculum      Candace Eyman, MD

Innovation                                                                       Lanier Lopez, MD

Rebecca Blankenburg, MD

11-11:15am                 Break

11:15-12:30                 Program Study: The Experience                  Sylvia Yeh, MD

Sharon Riesen, MD

12:30-1:30pm              Lunch and Region Business

1:30-2:30pm                Tour of Valley Children’s Hospital

2:30-4:00pm                Interprofessional Team Building                            Karla Au Yeung, MD

Jolie Limon, MD

4pm                            Closing Remarks                                         Sylvia Yeh, MD


Goals & Objectives of Meeting

  1. Learn an approach to remediation that will engage the struggling learner, identify and engage your faculty experts, minimize faculty burnout, and creates transparency within your program.
  2. Identify the important aspects of the remediation process (eg. Education, Legal responsibilities, key stakeholders, communication)
  3. Understand the ACGME Program Study and Site Visit. Learn approaches to the Program Study that may benefit your program for ongoing accreditation.
  4. Review new residency program development and the incorporation of an interprofessional team curriculum


Invited Speakers

Candace Eyman, MD –Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of New Mexico, Associate Program Director

Lanier Lopez, MD – Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of New Mexico, Program Director

Rebecca Blankenburg – Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, Program Director

Sharon Riesen, MD – Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Loma Linda, Program Director

Sylvia Yeh, MD          — Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA, Program Director and Region Chair

Karla Au Yeung, MD – Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Valley Children’s Hospital, Program Director

Jolie Limon, MD – Professor of Pediatrics at Valley Children’s Hospital, Department Chair