Board Meeting Minutes

ABGERO Meeting Minutes

March 28, 2021

Attendees: Heck, Molinari (ex-officio), Hinrichsen, Jacobs-Dodson, Gallagher-Thompson, Bush, Shumaker, Zweig, Donaldson, Birdsall (Outreach Chair), Mlinac, Whitbourne, Wroolie

Absent: White, Lichtenberg

Category Presenter (title, name) Item(s) Information Action Items Responsible Party Due Date Comments
Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes President (Heck) Approving prior minutes from 1/28/2022 meeting
Welcome to new Outreach Chair Jennifer Birdsall
General Announcements ABPP CO New IT system being rolled out All new candidate applications will go through new system.
Website Updates President (Heck)
ABPP BoT Update Whitbourne/Gallagher Thompson General announcements

 

 

Status of proposal for webinar

BoT stated traffic to the Specialist website is low

 

Dolores Gallagher-Thompson volunteered to to ABGERO webinar topic for ABPP series

None

 

 

ABGERO to formally recommend as such to L. Carobello, webinar series coordinator

 

 

 

A. Heck

Finance Update Shumaker (Treasurer) Financial status update The treasury has $36,304.32 with few recent expenditures.
Committee Updates:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bush

 

 

 

Molinari, Bush, Jacobs-Dodson

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECP Rep (Jacobs-Dodson)

 

 

 

Molinari

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lichtenberg- Mlinac

 

 

 

 

 

Zweig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wroolie/Gallagher Thompson

 

 

 

 

Mlinac

 

 

Vacant (to be appointed)

 

J. Birdsall

 

 

 

 

Nominations Committee

 

 

 

Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Career Update

 

 

 

 

Exam Committee: Credentials Updates

 

 

 

 

 

Exam Committee: Samples Review Updates

 

 

 

 

MOC Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusion Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Appeals Committee

 

 

Subspecialty Committee

 

 

Outreach Committee

 

 

None

 

 

 

Final draft produced.  V. Molinari agreed to be point of contact for prospective recipients.  Aiming for April 1, 2022 rollout.  ABGERO Scholarship Committee to make decisions on recipients.

 

CoPGTP continues to work on new capacity assessment tool and training.

 

 

ABGERO continues to receive steady stream of applications from well-qualified appicants.

 

 

Two candidates are currently ready for oral examination.

 

 

 

 

R. Zwieg has MOC updates ready to convey to ABGERO membership, but listserv issues have prevented distribution.

 

 

Working on inclusion-based Ethics vignettes for oral exam process.

 

 

 

No active or recent exam appeals.

 

N/A

 

 

Gave presentation on current initiatives, including the following:

 

1.      Researching listserv issues preventing full engagement of ABGERO membership.

2.      Conducting a listserv survey of membership

3.      Plan to manage website updates, including cross information with other aging organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

Develop plan for information distribution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep ABGERO apprised of progress.

 

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

Coordinate upcoming oral exams.

 

 

 

 

Fix listerv issues then distribute information to membership.

 

 

 

 

Continue vignette development in consultation with S. Bush and R. Allen (original vignette authors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue work on initiatives.

 

 

1.      Present findings to President for further action

 

 

 

2.      Develop survey content

 

 

 

 

 

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L. Jacobs-Dodson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M. Mlinac

 

 

 

 

 

A. Heck, J. Birdsall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wroolie/Gallagher-Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outreach Committee

Old Business
Heck PCR Plan of correction A. Heck to carry out revisions and submit to CO

 

Executive Committee resolutions:

·       Vote on new board position (BoT rep)

·       Create a separate exam manual

·       Move to binary (pass/fail) ratings on exams

·       Initiate observation process for new examiners

In process.  New exam manual drafted, awaiting finalization. A. Heck
Mlinac Vote on changing required consultation hours to 2000 for someone who has not had a formal gero postdoc Motion passed unanimously. Update all written procedural references from 3000 to 2000 hours. M. Mlinac
Gallagher-Thompson Status of launching ABGERO peer consultation group Issue tabled for now due to competing priorities.  May re -launch at another time. Drop from agenda.
 

New Business:

Heck Bylaws change vote: create new position for BoT rep Strategy change: BoT representation will be the responsibility of ABGERO BoD member who is selected to fill the spot vacated by R. Allen. Recruit new board member ASAP. A. Heck, entire BOD
Adjournment
Set Next Meeting Heck Monday, May 23, 2022