- Tips for a Successful EBR
- Schedule for Live Question and Answer
- How to Claim Credit
- Join the Conversation
- Meeting Code of Conduct
Welcome to EBR 2020. This virtual program is designed as a mock exam, featuring nine topical area presentations with case-based questions emulating the format and subject matter of the ABIM's Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Certification Examination.
EBR's 2020 course includes:
- interactive on-demand topical review sessions covering 220 case-based questions across the spectrum of endocrinology, including detailed answer rationale;
- ability to test yourself against your peers, with an individualized score report to identify areas to focus your studies;
- nine hours (three hours per day) of live topical Q&A sessions with the experts on each day of this meeting: September 16–18, 2020; and
- the hard copy of Endocrine Board Review 12th Edition (2020), containing all 220 case-based questions with complete answer rationale.
Tips for a Successful EBR
Before getting started, please review these tools and tips.
To View the Interactive On-demand Topical Review Sessions
- Login with your endocrine.org username and password.
- The on-demand program requires a currently supported computer or mobile device with a supported web-browser. Your computer or device will need speakers to hear the presentation or you may use headphones.
- We recommend use of a high-speed internet connection. A wired connection is generally a more reliable connection than a WiFi connection.
- Answer interactive questions in the media player directly. After you answer every case-based question in a topical session, your prior responses can be cleared for additional practice.
- View your score report by selecting the graduation cap icon in each media player.
Prepare to Join in Advance of the Live Q&A Sessions
- You will need to login with your endocrine.org username and password in order to view the live program.
- Please test and check your system at least 10 minutes prior to the live Q&A sessions. This includes your network connection, device battery life, and speakers.
- We recommend you use a computer or a tablet for the best experience.
- A high-speed internet connection is required. A wired connection is generally a more reliable connection than a WiFi connection.
- Upon successful login, you will join the live program using Zoom webinar. View the requirements from Zoom.
- If you miss a live session, don't worry. All live sessions will be recorded and available to registrants by Tuesday, September 22.
Control Your Environment as Best You Can
- Mute other devices that might interfere with your computer audio.
- Create a learning-conducive environment, eliminating as many distractions as possible. Close out of other tabs and mute notifications, if possible.
- Prepare your space with anything you may need during the virtual program (appropriate chargers, note-taking materials, water, etc.).
Troubleshooting Technical Difficulties
- If you experience any problems with our meeting platform, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1.202.971.3646 (or toll-free at +1.888. 363.6762) during the conference.
Engagement Through the Ask a Question Feature (on-demand)
- With each topical presentation, you can ask a question for the faculty to address during the live Q&A sessions. Ask a question from the on-demand media player.
Engagement Through the Q&A Feature (live Q&A sessions)
- Questions for the presenters can be submitted through the Q&A function. If you notice a participant submit your same question, “upvote” the question so it rises to the top for the presenter to address.
Schedule for Live Q&A
Day 1: Wednesday, September 16
11:00 AM–12:00 PM EDT Diabetes Board Review (Part 1) Serge A. Jabbour, MD
12:00–1:00 PM EDT Pituitary Board Review Laurence Katznelson, MD
1:00–2:00 PM EDT Female Reproduction Board Review Kathryn A. Martin, MD
Day 2: Thursday, September 17
11:00 AM–12:00 PM EDT Obesity/Lipids Board Review Andrea D. Coviello, MD
12:00–1:00 PM EDT Diabetes Board Review (Part 2) Michelle F. Magee, MD
1:00–2:00 PM EDT Adrenal Board Review Tobias Else, MD
Day 3: Friday, September 18
11:00 AM–12:00 PM EDT Thyroid Board Review Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, PhD, MPH
12:00–1:00 PM EDT Male Reproduction Board Review Frances J. Hayes, MBBCh, BAO
1:00–2:00 PM EDT Calcium and Bone Board Review Natalie Cusano, MD, MS
Claim CME, MOC, or Receive Certificate of Participation:
Step 1: Visit the Center for Learning.
Step 2: Login (upper right corner of page).
Step 3: If claiming MOC, confirm your ABIM Diplomate number.
Step 4: Click START to begin the evaluation.
Note: CME Credits and MOC Points should be claimed upon completion of the activity. The evaluation will open on September 18, 2020. Endocrine Board Review 2020 is eligible for 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and ABIM MOC Points.
Join the Conversation
Endocrine Society Policy: Meeting Code of Conductexpandcollapse
I. PurposeThis policy outlines the expectations for professional behavior at Endocrine Society (ES) activities and events, the process for evaluating complaints and the consequences for unacceptable behavior. The Endocrine Society is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, cultural background, socioeconomic status, and religion. Meeting environments should foster open dialogue and the exchange of scientific ideas, promote equal opportunities and treatment for all participants, and be free of any form of harassment and discrimination. All participants are expected to treat others with respect and consideration, follow venue rules, demonstrate professional conduct, and alert staff or security of any dangerous or inappropriate situations or if anyone is in distress. Speakers are expected to uphold standards of scientific integrity as well as medical and professional ethics.
A. Expected BehaviorParticipants will show respectful and considerate speech and actions that are free from bias or inflammatory language, be mindful of their surroundings and of other participants, and alert ES staff or security if they notice a situation deemed to be inappropriate, intimidating, dangerous, someone in distress, or violations of this policy.
B. Improper Behavior
Improper behavior violates the principles embodied in expected behavior, above. It is not possible to list all forms of behavior that are unacceptable in a professional environment. Therefore, the examples of improper behaviors below are not exhaustive:
- Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions including the taking of photos or recording conversations.
- Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, appearance or other personal characteristics. This includes jokes that are sexist, racist, bigoted or otherwise exclusionary, which can offend participants.
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
- Unwelcome and uninvited attention, behavior or language.
- Real or implied threat of physical or psychological harm.
- Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm.
- Use of sexualization, including images or activities, to promote a product or concept.
- Retaliation directed to victims or witnesses who report harassment.
- Intentional or reckless false reporting of harassment.
C. Society Meeting
Any meeting or event sponsored by the society, including but not limited to those open to the public.
Anyone participating at an ES meeting including attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, ES staff, contractors, volunteers, venue staff, and guests.
Sexualization occurs when:
- a person’s value comes only from his or her sexual appeal or behavior, to the exclusion of other characteristics;
- a person is held to a standard that equates physical attractiveness (narrowly defined) with being sexy;
- a person is sexually objectified—that is, made into a thing for others’ sexual use, rather than seen as a person with the capacity for independent action and decision making; and/or sexuality is inappropriately imposed upon a person.
(American Psychological Association, 2007)
Self-motivated sexual exploration, and age-appropriate exposure to information about sexuality, are not sexualization by this definition, nor is discussion of sexualization in the context of a scientific presentation.
III. How to Report Improper Behavior
Participants are encouraged to formally report improper behavior, whether self-experienced or witnessed, by submitting a notice to ES staff.
Staff will decide whether the behavior is incontrovertibly inappropriate and may act to remove the offending participant(s) from the event without requiring additional information.
Staff will follow the Society Response and Investigation of Meeting Code of Conduct Complaint process(Appendix 1). In most cases, complainants will be asked to complete a Meeting Code of Conduct Complaint Form(Appendix 2), which includes information about the participant(s) with improper behavior, the date, time, and location of the event, the behavior that occurred, other circumstances surrounding the incident and the names of other people involved in or witnessing the incident.
IV. Immediate Response
Participants concerned that their safety is threatened should contact staff. Participants displaying improper public behavior that is observed by multiple individuals may be asked to leave the venue without further consideration, as noted in III above.
V. Subsequent Investigation of Complaints
All complaints will be treated seriously and responded to promptly. Reports will be handled confidentially and disclosed by the Society only to persons who have a need to know their contents for purposes of investigation and disciplinary action (or if mandated by any legal process).
Persons reporting improper behavior may request that their identity not be disclosed in connection with an investigation and disciplinary action, and the Society will respect such requests. However, the complainant will be told that this may inhibit complete investigation of the complaint.
Within 24 hours of the complaint, staff will contact the alleged offender to apprise him/her of the complaint and arrange a private meeting to discuss the matter. Event participants will include a member-leader and a staff-leader, as outlined in Society Response and Investigation of Meeting Code of Conduct Complaint(Appendix 1). After that meeting, the alleged offender will be asked to complete the Harassment Form: Respondent(Appendix 4).
For egregious or time-sensitive issues, the CEO and Secretary-Treasurer (or designees) will determine if immediate action (e.g. leaving the venue) is needed. If this is not needed, any witnesses will be asked to complete the Harassment Form: Witness(Appendix 3), and the respondent will be given an opportunity to respond to the body of information about the event. When accounts are conflicting, the Society may engage an investigator or interview witnesses. At the completion of the investigation, the findings will be presented to the Executive Committee with recommendations for any further action.
VI. Society actions in response to improper behavior
ES reserves the right to take any action ES deems appropriate in its response to improper behavior. Because the scope, severity and duration of improper behavior may vary considerably, these actions will also vary, and may include:
- removal of the individual(s) from the event, without warning or refund;
- prohibiting an individual(s) from attendance at future ES meetings;
- suspension of membership;
- forfeit of future participation in ES programming;
- verbal cautioning; and
- written judgement retained in ES files.
V. Appeals process
If the complainant or the responder is dissatisfied with the result of the investigation, he or she may appeal to the President of the Society who may present to Board of Trustees for final decision.
VI. Staff who may be contacted with questions about this policy
For any questions please contact Krista Kirk, Chief of Staff at email@example.com or +1.202.971.3641