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Symposium on Teaching and Learning

Topics of Interest:

The Symposium Planning Committee invites proposals that emphasize research and topics around teaching and learning in medical education. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Assessing student learning and performance.
  • Integrating technology and/or simulation into the educational experience.
  • Designing and delivering community-based education.
  • Innovations in the fields of teaching and learning in medicine.
  • Integrating collaborative techniques within the learning process (Problem Based Learning, Small Group, Project Based Learning).
  • Coaching and mentoring and its role in student performance.
  • Infusing the humanities within medical and clinical education.
  • Recognizing and addressing difficulties in the learning process.
  • Action research around education and wellness in schools of medicine.

We are inviting proposals for the following:

Research Presentation: Research presentations are formal presentations of educational research being conducted by the author(s). The proposal should provide a clear research questions, a data collection method, and some tentative findings. Research presentations will include 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. The research presentation sessions will include 3-4 presentations.

Workshop, Small Group Discussion, or Panel: These sessions are designed to focus on a topic relevant to medical education and promote interactive and active learning. In a panel, the discussion should involve diverse perspectives of those with experience. Small group discussion topics should foster deeper discussion among the participants. A workshop should incorporate hands-on skills building or foster interactive growth on a particular topic. These sessions will be scheduled for one hour.

Poster: The poster sessions are designed to disseminate and discuss completed research and its application to medical education. Posters will be available digitally as well as displayed at the conference. Some posters may be selected to participate in the research presentations.

Call for Submission Guidelines

Poster

Due to display space limitations, a maximum of 20 posters will be accepted so please apply early.
We are seeking submissions that emphasize innovation in medical education. Poster abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Interest to the medical education community
  • Relevance and importance
  • Originality of idea and innovative concept
  • Clarity of description
  • Lessons learned

Abstracts should contain the following information (5000 character limit):

  • Research Question
  • Background including purpose and significance of the study
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Paper/Research Presentation

We are seeking submissions that emphasize innovation in medical education. Presentations will be 15-20 minutes in length. Research presentation abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Research question is clearly presented
  • Significance of the issue to medical education is clear
  • General summary of related research provided
  • Evidence collected and method used summarized
  • Lessons learned and research impact included

Abstracts should contain the following information (5000 character limit):

  • Research Question
  • Background including purpose and significance of the study
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Workshop

We are seeking submissions that emphasize innovation in medical education. Workshops and small group discussions should be designed to be interactive. Workshop/Small Group Discussion abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Interest to the medical education community
  • Experience and expertise with the topic
  • Instructional methods within the proposal that indicate an interactive session
  • Quality and clarity of the description

Abstracts should contain the following information (5000 character limit):

  • Title
  • Speakers
  • Rationale: Why is the topic important and relevant to medical education?
  • Objectives or aim: What participants will be able to do as a result of the session or practice during the session.
  • Session format: Provide a background of topics, questions, or time allocated for the different activities.
  • Experience: In one sentence per speaker, describe the experience of the speaker.

Evaluation of Submissions: The Symposium Planning Committee will review submissions and be looking for topics that are of interest to the medical education community, relevant and important to issues of teaching and learning, original and innovative, include clear descriptions, and describe lessons learned. With the Workshops, Small Group Discussions, and Panels, the committee will want to ensure that the proposal indicates a high level of interaction.

Help with a Proposal?

Do you have a research, small group discussion, workshop, or poster idea but need help crafting a proposal for submission? The Academy for Scholarship in Education as well as the Symposium Planning Committee wants to help! Send academy@siumed.edu an e-mail with your request for help. If we have a number of people interested in getting help, we will set up a couple of sessions prior to the February 3 deadline. If we have a couple of requests, we will schedule appointments with our experienced committee members. We want you to succeed!

Academy Luncheon: Be sure to join us for the Academy for Scholarship in Education annual recognition of outstanding educators. We are hosting a luncheon to honor faculty members and students dedicated to teaching, service, and educational scholarship.

Registration: All accepted speakers are expected to attend the Symposium. To cover the expense of the provided luncheon, there will be a small registration fee for faculty and staff. The fee is $10 for faculty and staff. Registered students and residents may attend for free. The registration site will be available soon.

Learn More: If you have questions and want to learn more, please contact the Director of the Academy for Scholarship in Education, Jeanne Koehler, PhD, at jkoehler53@siumed.edu.

Premier Sponsors: This Symposium on Teaching and Learning is made possible by our generous sponsors who are deeply committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We are grateful for their leadership and support!

                                                      Interested in Sponsoring the Symposium? If you would like to sponsor our Symposium, please contact Jeanne at jkoehler53@siumed.edu.