A practicing physician in pediatric care and sleep medicine, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva possesses more than two decades of medical experience and serves as an associate executive director for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva and other medical professionals associated with the AAP are preparing for the AAP 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in October.
The 2016 National Conference & Exhibition invites physicians, medical students, practice managers, and other medical personnel to participate in a wide range of educational experiences. It creates an opportunity for members of the pediatric care community to network and exchange ideas while advancing their knowledge of pediatric topics. Educational highlights of the conference include the opportunity to participate in the AAP Continuing Medical Education (CME) program and the chance to earn CME and Continuing Professional Development credits.
In addition to hosting numerous educational sessions, the AAP National Conference will offer a plethora of special events and exhibit hall attractions. Exhibit hall activities include a product and medical device showcase and an AAP Resource Center that connects participants with renowned authors and editors within the pediatric community. Individuals who arrive a day early may also sign up for a series of pre-conference sessions and special events, such as the President’s Welcome Reception and a kids’ camp for children of registered attendees.
Registration prices for the conference vary according to membership with the AAP and student status, with AAP members saving 30 percent on registration fees. Early bird registration prices are also available until September 10, 2016. Additional fees apply to special education courses and workshops, and a Family Registration option allows AAP attendees to bring their families at a discounted price. However, family registrants cannot attend educational sessions.
The AAP National Conference and Exhibit will take place October 22 to October 25, 2016, in San Francisco, California. Pre-conference sessions and events will take place October 21, 2016.
Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva brings over two decades of medical experience to the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves as its associate executive director and the director of its Department of Subspecialty Pediatrics. In addition, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva also belongs to the American Medical Association, which will participate in the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) 2016 Annual Conference in October.
Celebrating the MGMA’s 90th anniversary, the conference serves as a premiere event in the healthcare industry and invites medical professionals to share challenges and to invest in the future of healthcare. It encourages physicians, administrators, vendors, and other personnel from all corners of the medical profession to connect and learn from one another. Programming includes certification and fellowship sessions, in addition to presentations and speeches from several special guests. The conference also offers a variety of continuing education opportunities in numerous focus areas. Furthermore, the exhibitor hall will feature more 275 vendors and companies.
Registration for the MGMA Conference varies according to days attended, membership with the MGMA, and affiliation with a medical college or university. Some special events and program sessions also require additional purchase, such as the ACMPE Fellows Dinner. The Conference will take place on October 30 through November 2, 2016, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
To learn more about the conference, visit mgma.com/annual-conference.
Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva, a pediatric doctor based in Wisconsin, is the associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a position that requires him to oversee the National Committee Appointment Process, as well as the operational activities and medical training programs of the organization. Before Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva arrived at this point in his career, he acquired a doctor of business administration degree in management sciences at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Strathclyde University offers a wide range of doctorate courses and research opportunities. There are different routes to a higher degree at Strathclyde, all of which can be acquired at the Strathclyde Institute for Operations Management (SIOM). Candidates for higher studies are normally expected to hold a good honors degree or an equivalent. Even so, the university may accept other forms of qualification and experience.
For example, in order to acquire a doctor of business administration (DBA), the student must obtain a minimum of 36 months of study through a mixture of coursework and research. The DBA, an executive doctoral program, is meant for the researching practitioner and is designed to attract motivated high achievers who are looking to develop their research and critical-thinking skills to the highest level. It is different from a classic PhD because it provides a more structured route to a doctoral qualification. It is more suited for managers with considerable work experience as well as students who wish to combine their studies with a full-time occupation.
An expert in pediatrics and medical quality management, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva has over three decades of experience in the healthcare industry. Also a speaker at national and international healthcare forums, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in critical care and sleep medicine and licensed in Texas and Wisconsin. Recently, Dr. Sachdeva was part of a panel discussion at the international meeting for project ECHO regarding the impact of new technology innovations on patients.
Introduced by the University of New Mexico, project ECHO is a collaborative medical and case management model that encourages shared learning and higher quality patient care. The model uses expert academic hubs which connect to frontline teleECHO clinics to provider greater access to care and provide clinicians with enhanced knowledge and resources.
Community health workers serve an important frontline role, in that they share information with patients and encourage positive health behaviors. To support these professionals, project ECHO developed training models to help health workers serve in a wider variety of clinical roles and learn new skills. This training is accomplished through face-to-face education, weekly teleconferences, and video modules. In addition, project ECHO provides ongoing quality assurance in support of community health worker training.
DR. RAMESH SACHDEVA - AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS EXECUTIVE LEADER