AAMC Symposium - Strengthening the Resilience of the Academic Medicine Community

The DRU partnered with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to develop a symposium on Strengthening the Resilience of the Academic Medicine Community. The event was held in Washington D.C., on September 5-6, 2019.  


Is your institution prepared to continue operations during a major resource or system outage? From natural disasters to a malware attack, academic medical centers and research institutions must be uniquely prepared to carry on in the face of unexpected physical or virtual disruptions. Join us in D.C. for this special capacity building event that will aid academic medical centers and research facilities in achieving organizational resilience.

This opportunity will allow stakeholders to connect with leaders in risk mitigation and recovery, break down siloes at their institution, and work with unity of purpose to develop organizational resilience. The AAMC Groups on Institutional Planning, Research Advancement and Development and Business Affairs are convening this Symposium to engage leadership, faculty, professional and administrative staff, facility planners, along with additional roles that share responsibility for business continuity and recovery within the academic medicine and science community.

Deep dive into recent case studies about organizational resilience and learn from peers who have dealt with the unthinkable. Learning will include:

  • Defining the attributes and importance of organizational resilience for academic medical centers (AMCs)
  • Lessons learned (scenarios) from AMCs on enhancing organizational resilience as well as the perils of not doing so
  • Tools for both assessing an AMC’s current state of organizational resilience as well as for improving it
  • Need for an organizational structure to enhance resilience
  • Assessing Organizational Resilience, three-part analysis:
    • Understand vulnerabilities
    • Adequate adaptive capacity
    • Sufficient situational awareness