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AACBNC Members


Registration = $425 = membership dues for 2021-2022.

  1. Members who have already paid their 2020-2021 annual dues, and emeritus members, are automatically registered for the meeting free. There is nothing more to do. A meeting link will be sent in February 2022.

  2. Members who have not paid their annual dues for 2021-2022 can register to attend the meeting by clicking the green button below to renew their membership. Renewal will also automatically register for the meeting, and a meeting link will be sent in February 2022.

  3. See details of the meeting program below.

Non-Member Meeting Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Annual Meeting of the AACBNC.

  1. The registration fee for non-members is $450. To pay, please click the button below OR contact the AACBNC Administrator America Ortega at (or call 909-4905907) to arrange payment. Only credit card payments can be accepted.

  2. Following registration, log on access details for the meeting will be sent to you by email in February 2022.

  3. See details of the meeting program below.


Many thanks

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Joint AACBNC/AMSNDC 2021 Meeting Program 

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021

11:00 ET

Welcome and introductions
Lynne Opperman, President AACBNC
Lucia Notterpek, President AMSNDC

11:10 ET

Panel 1 - Departmental Impact of SARS-CoV-2

Part I: Budgets | Teaching | Training | Restrictions   
Moderator: Lynne Opperman
Panel: Kamran Khodakhah - Albert Einstein COM, NY
            Paul Micevych - UCLA
            Christi Walter - Univ Texas

12:10 ET

Health Impacts of COVID and Research Opportunities

Joshua A Gordon, MD, PhD

Director - National Institute of Mental Health


12:50 ET          Break

1:00 ET  Panel 2 - Departmental Impact of SARSCoV-2

NIH COVID-19 Survey Report

Nina F. Schor, MD PhD, Deputy Director NINDS

Part II: Faculty Evaluations | Productivity |

Grants | Recruitment

Moderator: Lucia Notterpek

Panel: Wendy Macklin - Univ CO

Cheryl Dreyfus - UNDNJ

Sue Menko - Thomas Jefferson Univ PA


2:00 ET

COVID-19 and Medical Education: A National Perspective on Events and Selected Impacts
Alison J. Whelan, MD
Chief Medical Education Officer, AAMC

2:50 ET           New Chair Introductions

3:00 ET

Breakout Rooms:

1. Brain Initiative 2.0

John Ngai, PhD

Director, NIH BRAIN Initiative

2. Updates on Virtual Teaching of Gross Anatomy

Jennifer Brueckner Collins - Univ Louisville, KY
Matthew Kesterke - Texas A&M Univ

3:45 ET

Closing Remarks / Discussion
Virtual Happy Hour

Friday, Feb 19, 2021

11:00 ET

Welcome and introductions
Lucia Notterpek, President AMSNDC

Lynne Opperman, President AACBNC

11:10 ET  Breaking the Silence in Uncertain

         Times: Addressing Racism in Medical                        Education

David Acosta, MD
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, AAMC 


12:00 ET

Panel 3 - Moderated Q&A

  • NIH funding for diversity initiatives

  • Faculty recruitment for diversity

  • How to talk about race, gender and unconscious bias

Moderator: Lucia Notterpek

Panel: David Acosta - AAMC
            Bill Guido - Univ Louisville, KY
            Gonzalo Torres - CUNY

            Lynne Opperman - Texas A&M Univ


12:50 ET          Break

1:00 ET

Navigating the treacherous waters of disruptive approaches to faculty hiring and shared governance at a R1 doctoral university.
Philip H Kass
Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, UC Davis

1:50 ET

Panel 4: Q&A

  • Legal issues in recruiting for diversity

  • Issues related to diversity/role model

  • Growing your own diverse faculty

Moderator: Lynne Opperman
Panel: Philip Kass - UC Davis

            Sandra Inouye - Midwestern Univ, IL
            Sunny Nakae - CUSM, CA
            Tim Ebner - Univ Minnesota

2:40 ET

AACBNC Business Meeting
AMSNDC Business Meeting

3:40 ET

Closing Remarks / Discussion
Virtual Happy Hour

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