It is time to renew your (institutional) AUPN membership for 2018!
What is the AUPN and why should you renew your membership?
(Instructions on how to renew your membership are at the bottom of this email)
The mission of the AUPN is to support academic departments of neurology in all elements of their individual missions. Membership is open to academic departments of neurology or, in institutions with an alternate administrative structure, the organizational unit in that institution that is responsible for the care of patients with neurologic disease and the education of students and/or residents in neurology.
The AUPN goal is to provide services that are useful to the full spectrum of departments that range from very small (fewer than 15 faculty) to large (greater than 105 faculty).
For Neurology Chairs we provide:
1. An opportunity to volunteer to represent academic departments to other organizations. We currently have representation in the following:
- AAN Graduate Education Subcommittee
- AAN Undergraduate Education Subcommittee
- ABPN Research Award Committee
- ABPN Faculty Innovation and Education Awards Committee
- UCNS Certification Council
- AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies
- UCNS Accreditation Council
In addition we have members who serve leadership roles in related organizations. These include individuals on:
- The Board of Directors of the ANA
- The Board of Directors of the AAN
- The Board of Directors of the ABPN
- The Board of Directors of the ABC
- Board Representative of the UCNS
2. An opportunity to have your opinion registered. As the need arises, the AUPN Council asks for your input on matters such as but not limited to: supporting other societies requests for support for certification & accreditation and AUPN leadership representation.
3. A means to communicate with fellow chairs through a closed Google Group where in past years answers to questions including 'Do you have a neuropsychology division within your neurology department, and is it financially self sustaining', ‘ how have you dealt with providing your residency directors mandated protected time’, and ‘for those of you who have telestroke: what package do you use for the video; is the program compatible with Epic; are you happy with it’ have proved valuable to chairs participating in the conversation as well as those just following along.
4. An opportunity to meet in person with fellow chairs at the annual meetings of the AAN and the ANA.
At the AAN we hold a two hour session, where last year Dr. Lyell Jones from the Axon Registry spoke about Axon Registry and its implications for quality assurance and outcomes research, and Program Directors from large, small and child neurology programs discussed service education balance, a day in the life of a Program Director and Program Director turnover.
At the ANA, we hold three 1.5 hour sessions where last year the topics of 'Challenges in Faculty Compensation', 'Politics for Neurology Chair', and 'Winter is coming, but MACRA is here: Reimbursement for quality and the shift to population-based care' were discussed.
5. Established in 2017, a New Chairs Mentoring Lunch was held at the AAN where senior mentor Chairs (3+ years experience) met with new Chairs (0-3 years experience) to advise and help with the transition into their new role. The focus of the lunch was to have a general discussion on understanding what the new Chairs believed would be of value to them, as well as answering any specific questions. At the beginning of the session, a demonstration of the AUPN Chair Google Group, which provides a way for Chairs to hold private, collaborative group discussions, was given. Senior Mentor Chairs also shared "What I Wish I Knew" stories giving examples of a concept they struggled with as a New Chair and how they solved it After the session, Senior Chairs were paired were new chairs and mentoring program was developed.
Due to the success of this new program, it will be continued for years to come.
6. The regular Saturday email that keeps you up to date on transitions in chairs of Neurology, and other items of interest to the community of chairs.
7. Neurology Chairs have the ability to post open job positions on the AUPN website free of charge! These positions are maintained on the AUPN website for three months to allow time to find that ideal candidate.
8. AUPN has a policy where we don't sell or distribute our membership list. However as a Chair, you can use your login to access our Member Directory, under Membership Information on our website, to connect with other Chairs, Program Directors, Clerkship Directors, Child Directors, and Research Directors from across the country.
For Neurology Clerkship and Program Directors:
The AUPN provides a quality educational program for Clerkship and Program Directors at the AAN meeting each Spring. This program rotates between Clerkship and Program Directors each year. The topic for the Clerkship Workshop at the April 2018 meeting will focus on the International Medical Graduate Student and will discuss how to select the right candidates to interview, complying with immigration laws and visas, prejudiced behavior directed at physicians both within the medical community and by patients, and the training process.
In addition, the AUPN has a program directors liaison sub-committee, the purpose for which is to keep lines of communication open between PDs and Chairs for both feedback and when issues or concerns related to departments arise. At the AAN meeting in 2018, this group intends to discuss the topics of: ACGME Update, RRC update, Communicating funding between Program Directors and Chairs, AAN Program Directors’ Survey, Fellowship Application Process, and the Relationship between Adult and Child Neurology.
Renewing your institutional (departmental) membership is quick and simple!
1. Log in to your AUPN account at www.aupn.org and clicking on "Members Only Log In"
If you have forgotten your user name, please email email@example.com. If you have forgotten your password, please follow these instructions. Do not create a new profile
2. Hover over "Membership Information" (left hand menu)
3. Click on “Renew Your Membership"
4. Please verify your expiration date. If an institution who hasn’t paid dues for more than one year decides to re-join AUPN, they need to pay the current years dues only and all other previous year’s dues will be waived. If your expiration date is anything other than 12/31/17, please email firstname.lastname@example.org after paying your dues and they will adjust your expiration date.
If you wish to pay with a check or purchase order, simply print a copy of the invoice and return by mail to:
5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204
Minneapolis, MN 55416
If you have questions or require a more detailed or personalized invoice, please contact the AUPN office by email (email@example.com) or phone (952-545-6724).
Karen C. Johnston, MD, MSc
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