C201 - Academic Neurology Departments 2020 and Beyond: Succeeding in the Tripartite Mission

Event Time: Wednesday May 8, 2019 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Practice, Policy, and Ethics
Director(s): Gregory Esper MD, MBA, FAAN, Lyell Jones MD, FAAN
Description: In the changing environment of healthcare, operating margins are difficult to maintain and are frankly declining in many academic health systems. This in turn puts significant pressure on departmental academic practices, especially those in which procedural services are not the drivers of the majority of patient care. Academic neurology departments are representative of this burgeoning crisis, and improving the ability for chairs and their leaders to financially and operationally manage a department in astute and creative ways is paramount. Additionally, the academic mission is at risk, and departmental leaders must maintain faculty development through recruitment and retention programs in evolving academic practice while also preserving the research and education missions that differentiate academic neurology departments and academic health systems.