Pacific Northwest Assessment Conference

Co-sponsored by the ACGME, OHSU and UW

September 11 - 13, 2019

OHSU Marquam Hill Campus - Portland, Oregon

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Oregon Heath & Science University is partnering with the University of Washington and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to co-sponsor a highly engaging and experiential workshop on assessment in medical education. This 2 ½ day course will include opportunities to engage with peers and education leaders on topics such as competency-based medical education, feedback, supporting learners who are struggling, interprofessional assessment and more. Participants will leave the workshop with tools and strategies to use immediately upon return to their own program.   

Target audience: faculty interested in increasing their knowledge and skills around the topic of assessment in medical education.
Participants can include, but are not limited to:

  • Faculty educators
  • Program leaders including Program Directors, Assistant Program Directors, CCC members and Chairs
  • Clerkship Directors

Register for the Assessment Conference

Registration fee: $950

Learning objectives for this conference

  • Articulate the goals and principles of competency-based medical education
  • Participate in a simulated feedback experience to refine your direct observation and assessment skills
  • Improve approaches to collecting and using multi-source data to enhance your program of assessment
  • Apply remediation strategies and approaches to foster successful interventions
  • Develop an action plan to improve your learner program of assessment at your own institution

Wednesday, September 11

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.           Welcome, Program Overview, Introductions
8:45 – 10:30 a.m.        Competency-Based Medical Education: Speaking the same language and theory to practice
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.     Break
10:45 – 12:00 p.m.     Developing a program of assessment and creating a culture for continuous performance improvement
12:00-12:15 p.m.         Introduction to blueprint
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.        Lunch 
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.           Anatomy of a good assessment 
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.           Multi-source assessment   
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.           Break
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.           Reflective Practice   
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.           Wrap up and reflections
5:30 p.m.                          Group Dinner 

Thursday, September 12

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.            Breakfast and reflections 
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.         Providing effective feedback 
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.      Break
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.      Direct observation of clinical skills
11:45 – 12:30 p.m.      Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.         Direct observation of clinical skills cont.
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.            Activity
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.            Break
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.            Using assessment data to identify and support learners in difficulty  
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.            Activity 
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.            Reflections, questions and instructions for tomorrow 

Friday, September 13

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.         Breakfast
8:00 – 12:15 p.m.      Simulation 
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.      Lunch and wrap-up/debrief

While we have a packed conference schedule, we hope you will find some time to explore our great city! Portland, also known as the City of Roses, RIPCITY, P-Town, Bridgetown, Stumptown, and PDX, is a Northwest gem that is making its mark. One of the fastest growing cities in the US, there is plenty to do including tax-free shopping, brewery tours, biking, and exploring Washington Park or the iconic Powell’s Books. Never been to Portland? Check out this video highlighting 22 things to do while in Portland.

Discounts for course participants

Registered attendees will receive guest passes to the Nike Company Store and Columbia Sportswear Employee Store. Take advantage of tax-free shopping with discounts at these two Oregon-based retailers.


Parking on the OHSU campus is limited, so the best way to get to OHSU is via Portland's robust public transportation system. Visit OHSU's Transit page for more information.

If you are planning to drive, you will need to purchase a parking pass. Additional parking information is included in your registration confirmation.


A number of Portland hotels offer OHSU discounts. Please check your registration confirmation email for links and discount codes.

Additional conference details will be included in your registration confirmation. 

Registration fee

Registration fee: $950

Registration costs include breakfast, lunch and snacks for all conference days, as well as one group dinner. Hotel and other travel arrangements are the responsibility of each participant. 


Cancellation requests should be emailed to

Cancellations received more than 15 days before the activity will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee; requests made within 15 days preceding the conference will not be refunded.

Assistance for people with disabilities

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact the Division of Continuing Professional Development at 503-494-8700 or email as early as possible, but no later than 10 business days before the event.

Kelli Corning

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Ms. Kelli Corning is the Associate Director for the University of Washington Internal Medicine Residency Program. A graduate of the University of Washington and Pacific Northwest native, Kelli is a dynamic and engaging leader who has built her career in graduate medical education. She administers one of the largest training programs in the country with grace and poise. She is quick to point out that it is easy to run a good program when you are surrounded by great people. While this is true, Kelli has taken a personal interest in each member of her team and has created a fun and supportive environment where every person is valued and is expected to contribute. Kelli is infamous for proclaiming, “If you want to be taken seriously, then you need to sit at the table. Decisions are made at the table, not around the outside of the room.” 

Those who know Kelli will quickly tell you that you will often hear her laugh before you see her. She is quick to smile, gives great hugs, and makes each person she encounters feel important.

Eric Holmboe, M.D., MACP, FRCP

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Dr. Holmboe is Chief, Research, Milestones Development and Evaluation Officer at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). He is Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

He previously served as the Associate Program Director, Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, Director of Student Clinical Assessment, Yale School of Medicine and Assistant Director of the Yale Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program. Before joining Yale in 2000, he served as Division Chief of General Internal Medicine at the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Holmboe retired from the US Naval Reserves in 2005.

His research interests include interventions to improve quality of care and methods in the assessment of clinical competence. His professional memberships include the American College of Physicians, where he is a Master of the College, Society of General Internal Medicine and Association of Medical Education in Europe. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London, honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and honorary fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators.

 Dr. Holmboe is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his residency and chief residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University.

Amy Miller Juvé, Ed.D., M.Ed.

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Amy Miller Juvé Ed.D., M.Ed., is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Education for the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. Dr. Miller Juve also serves as the Program Improvement Specialist and Professional Development for Graduate Medical Education at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR.

Dr. Miller Juvé grew up in Oregon, and received her B.S.('00) in psychology from the University of Oregon, M.Ed. ('03) in college student services and administration from Oregon State University, and Ed.D.('12) in educational leadership from Portland State University.

She is passionate about faculty development, student support services and best practices in teaching and learning. Nationally, Dr. Miller Juvé serves as a founding member and current Past-President of the Association of Anesthesiology Program Administrators and Educators. She also serves on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Urology Milestones 2.0 Committee and has contributed to grants funded by the American Medical Association and Oregon Health & Science University. She has worked at several institutions throughout Oregon including the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and Portland State University.

Amy lives in Sherwood, Oregon with her partner, son and dog and volunteers her time with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. She loves Oregon Duck Football, is an avid CrossFitter, enjoys spending time with friends, and family and loves to eat chocolate-covered anything…well, almost anything.

Ken Steinberg, M.D.

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Ken Steinberg is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  Trained clinically as a pulmonary and critical care physician, he loves medical education and has been the program director of the University of Washington Internal Medicine Residency Program since 2007. 

Constance Tucker, Ph.D.

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Dr. Tucker provides leadership and supports the instructional and professional development of health professions faculty, staff, and students in pre-clinical, clinical, and graduate education. She oversees the Teaching and Learning Center, Educational Communications (EdCOMM) and institutional assessment of student learning. She has a strong background in faculty development with more than 15 years of experience in medical education. Her research interests explore motivation, reflective practice, educational persistence, and cognition of health professions students.

Lainie Yarris, M.D., M.C.R.

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Dr. Yarris is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a graduate of a two-year fellowship in education research. She is Residency Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Education Scholarship Fellowship, and Education Section Director. She is Deputy Editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, and decision editor for Academic Emergency Medicine and Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training. Her academic interests include faculty development in education, academic physician wellness, feedback in medical education, and medical education research methods. She has extensive experience teaching multidisciplinary learners in a variety of medical settings.

Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


For questions about registration, please email Continuing Professional Development at or call 503-494-8700.

For all other questions about this course contact Amy Miller Juve at

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