GME Summit

2019 GME/DIO/DME Summit
Working Together for GME:
Conversations with GME/DIO/DME

UW Tacoma's view of Rainier

February 24-26, 2019

UW Tacoma
William Philip Hall
1918 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Contact Information

About the 2019 GME/DIO/DME Summit

The Summit will be held in Tacoma, Washington at the University of Washington Tacoma Campus in the William Philip Hall. The Opening Reception and Dinner will be held Sunday night, February 24. Panel sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, February 25 and 26, 2019. Medical and community leaders are invited to explore key issues in graduate medical education in the region.

This is the first year we will combine the DME/DIO forums and the GME Summit. This conference will connect Directors of Medical Education and Designated Institutional Officers and Graduate Medical Education programs and support GME programs throughout the region.



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Event details:

Agenda (draft)

Sunday, February 24, 2019

5:00pm to 7:00pm - Opening Reception


Monday, February 25, 2019

7:30am to 8:00am - Registration and Breakfast

8:00am to 9:00am - Welcome and Keynote Speaker by Dr. Thomas J. Nasca

9:00am to 12:00pm - Panel Sessions

12:00pm to 1:30pm - Lunch

1:30m to 4:30pm - Panel Session


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

8:00am to 8:30am - Breakfast

8:30am to 12:00pm - Panel Sessions

12:00pm to 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00m to 3:30pm - Panel Session

Working Together for GME

Conversations with GME/DIO/DME

2019 GME/DIO/DME Summit

February 24-26, 2019

UW Tacoma
William Philip Hall
1918 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Speaker Biographies

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Thomas J Nasca

Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, is president and chief executive officer of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and ACGME International and Professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology at Thomas Jefferson University, and senior scholar in the department of medical education at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and previously served as vice president of academic affairs at Thomas Jefferson University, the president of Jefferson University Physicians, and the Anthony and Gertrude DePalma Dean of Jefferson Medical College.

Dr. Nasca has served as president of the Council of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and associate editor of the Nephrology Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program for the American College of Physicians. He is also the former chair of Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine, member of the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination Steering and Writing Committees, the Alliance for Internal Academic Medicine, and the Federated Council for Internal Medicine, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. He has served as a member of the Council on Graduate Medical Education of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of the U.S. Congress. He was elected a Master of the American College of Physicians in 2006. He is the Co-Chair of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, and the author of more than 150 articles and chapters.

Dr. Nasca

UW Tacoma

Map of the UW Tacoma venue.

William Philip Hall is marked on the map along Pacific Avenue and the Link Light Rail Stop

Directions to UW Tacoma Campus

(Please Note: This event is at the Tacoma Campus of the University of Washington, NOT the Seattle Campus. Please drive south from SeaTac Airport.)

Driving from SeaTac Airport to UW Tacoma:

  • Exit the airport and follow signs for WA-518 E/Interstate 5/Interstate 405 and merge onto WA-518 E. Drive on WA-518 E for about 1 mile.
  • Take the exit onto I-5 South towards Tacoma/Portland. Drive for 20 miles.
  • Take exit 133 (the I-705/Tacoma City Center exit.)
  • From I-705 take the South 21st Street exit.
  • Turn left at the traffic light onto 21st Street.
  • Go through the light at Pacific Avenue and you will see parking on the right.

The Shuttle Express offers shared rides from SeaTac Airport to anywhere in the region.

Once you arrive in Tacoma, there are many public transportation options.  The free Link light-rail train stops right in front of campus at the 19th Street/Union Station stop. There are also a number of Pierce Transit and Sound Transit bus routes stop on campus.

Parking Options at UW Tacoma

Parking rates for parking lots around UW Tacoma can be found on their transportation website.

Free parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Transit Station parking garage. The free Link light rail train runs from the garage to campus at Union Station and South 19th Street every 10 minutes. This garage often fills up early, so finding a space at mid-day may be difficult. Learn more about riding the Link to campus.

Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown

1515 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-9100

Please make your reservation by January 22, 2019.

Group rates are available please click this link for online reservations.

Reservations by phone: Attendees can also call the hotel directly at (253) 591-9100 and request the “DIO/GME Forum” group rate.

Directions from the Courtyard Marriott Tacoma Downtown to the summit at UW Tacoma William Philip Hall

Walk 2 blocks south along Pacific Avenue from the Courtyard Marriott to UW Tacoma.

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, Washington 98402
Main Line: (253) 238-8000
Toll Free: (888) 862-3255

Please make your reservation by February 3, 2019.

Group rates are available please click this link for online reservations.

Reservations by phone: Call (253) 591-4145 or (877) 986-8083. Please ask for the “DIO/DME FORUM & GME SUMMIT” to ensure they receive the special group rate.

Directions from Hotel Murano to the summit at UW Tacoma William Philip Hall

From Hotel Murano, walk 2 blocks east along S 13th Street. Turn south and walk 3 blocks along Pacific Avenue to UW Tacoma.

Alternatively, you could walk 1 block east along S 13th Street and walk 1 block north to the Link Light Rail Station. Take the Link Light Rail 1 stop and exit in front of the UW Tacoma building with William Philip Hall.