Symposium on Teaching and Learning

11th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium

Friday, April 16, 2021;  8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

(A Virtual Meeting Link will be Available Soon)

 PROGRAM

Registration:  Pre-Registration is required.  Registration Online at https://www.highmarksce.com/siumed/index.cfm?do=pln.viewActivity&plannerID=2301.  For registration questions, contact the Office of CPD at 217-545-7711              

           MINI  SCHEDULE
     8:00-8:10    Welcome/Opening Remarks
     8:10-9:10   Keynote Address
     9:20-10:20  Breakout Session I
     10:30-11:30  Breakout Session II
     11:40-12:00 Breakout Session III - Poster Session
     12:10-12:30  Award Ceremony: Recognizing our 2021 Outstanding Educators (Students & Faculty)
     12:30 Symposium Adjourns

Ronald Harden is Professor of Medical Education (Emeritus) University of Dundee, General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), and Editor of the renowned journal ‘Medical Teacher’. As one of the most celebrated professors of medical education, he served as Teaching Dean and Director of the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee, and Director of the Educational Development Unit of the Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education. He brings to medical education a unique blend of theory and practical experience. He has written extensively in his areas of interest and has published more than 400 papers in leading journals. He is co–editor of the best-selling book – “A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers”.

Provided by SIU School of Medicine Academy for Scholarship in Education &  Center for Human Organizational Potential

The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education  (ACCME)  to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The  SIU  School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  SIU School of Medicine is preapproved as a continuing nursing education provider pursuant to Section 1300.130, subsection c), 1), B) and P) of the  Illinois  Department of Financial and  Professional  Regulation Nurse Practice Act.   Nurses may receive a maximum of 5.5 contact hours for completing this activity. SIU  School  of Medicine  is  a  licensed  provider  for  continuing  education  for social  workers  (license  #159-000106),  professional  counselors/clinical   counselors   (license   number   197-000073), and  clinical psychologists (license # 268-000008)

Supported by:  SIU SOM Departments of

Family & Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical Education, Medical Humanities, Pediatrics, Population Science & Policy, Surgery

POSTER PDF

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Submission Types:

  1. 1. Research Presentations
  2. 2. Posters
  3. 3. Small Group Discussions
  4. 4. Professional Development Workshops
  5. 5. Ignite (new!)

Important Dates:

  •  Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2021
  •  Decision Notifications to Authors: Friday, March 5, 2021
  •  Symposium Date: Friday, April 16, 2021

Symposium’s Medical Education Topics:

  •  Antiracism, antibias, diversity, and inclusion (new!)
  •  Educational quality improvement (new!)
  •  Health professions education (new!)
  •  Leadership, wellness, and professional development (new!)
  •  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 PBL learning process
  •  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 in schools of medicine

[Submission Guideline Details]


1. Research Presentations   

Authors present findings of a completed empirical study to session participants to disseminate new knowledge and to hold scholarly discussions. Presenting authors must be conversant with the study to discuss pertinent literature, study findings, and respond to participants’ questions. Presentations will be 15‐20 minutes in length, followed by 5-minute discussion. Abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  •  Clarity of research statement/question
  •  Strength of background and significance of the study
  •  Strength of the study design and methods
  •  Relevance and significance of findings
  •  Soundness of conclusions
  •  Quality and clarity of writing

Abstracts should contain the following information (5,000‐character limit):

  •  Research Statement/Research Question(s)
  •  Background and significance of the study
  •  Study Design (Methodology, Methods)
  •  Findings
  •  Conclusions (Discussion, Limitations, Future Studies, Conclusion)
  •  References

2. Posters

Poster authors present data, either for works-in-progress or finished, and interact with session participants for substantive discussions (5‐10 minutes). Presenting authors must be conversant with the study to discuss pertinent literature, study findings, and respond to participants’ questions. Presenting authors should be available to discuss their works with session participants. Abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  •  Originality of the idea and innovative concept
  •  Clarity of research statement/question
  •  Strength of background and significance of the study
  •  Strength of the study design and methods
  •  Relevance and significance of findings
  •  Soundness of conclusions
  •  Quality and clarity of writing and visualization

Abstracts should contain the following information (5,000‐character limit):

  •  Research Statement/Research Question(s)
  •  Background and significance of the study
  •  Study Design (Methodology, Methods)
  •  Findings
  •  Conclusions (Discussion, Limitations, Future Studies, Conclusion)
  •  References

3. Small Group Discussions

Small group discussions (50 minutes) will invite session participants to in‐depth discussions of various medical education topics, which include but not limited to, UME/GME curriculum, evaluation, professional development, leadership, excellence, and wellness. To promote discussions involving multiple perspectives of medical education, facilitating authors from different departments and diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  •  Interest to the medical education community
  •  Author(s)’ 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 (5,000‐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.

4. Professional Development Workshops

Professional Development Workshops (50 minutes) will help session participants acquire new knowledge and skills around the symposium topics. Workshop facilitators must use a series of hands‐on activities and provide helpful guides to make their sessions highly interactive and participative. Abstracts will be evaluated on  the following criteria:

  •  Interest potential to the medical education community
  •  Soundness of the rationale and learning objectives
  •  Author(s)’ experience and knowledge with the topic
  •  Clarity of session format (It should be clear about who’s doing what for how long)

Abstracts should contain the following information (5,000‐character limit):

  •  Title
  •  Facilitators
  •  Rationale: Why is the topic important and relevant to medical education?
  •  Learning objectives: 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, activities, or time allocated for the different activities.
  •  Experience: In one sentence per speaker, describe the experience of the speaker.

5. Ignite (New Submission Track!)

“Ignite” is a new and free‐style short communication session (5‐10 minutes) where a group of individual authors share new and provocative ideas for medical education innovation. The author has the full discretion of how she or he present the new ideas during the session (e.g., presentation format/tools or participant engagement plan). Anyone who has passion and ideas to advance the medical education at SIU SOM is invited to be an author! No evidence is required, just your thoughts! Potential topics include, but not limited to, curricular development, program descriptions, new approaches, quality improvements. Abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  •  Relevance of the idea
  •  Significance of the idea
  •  Relevance of outcomes
  •  Awareness of limitations
  •  Clarity of writing

Abstracts should contain the following information (5,000‐character limit):

  •  A Problem
  •  Innovation Idea(s)
  •  Potential Impact of the idea
  •  About the Author

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 deadline. If we have a couple of requests, we will schedule appointments with our experienced committee members. We want you to succeed!

Registration: All accepted speakers are expected to attend the Symposium. To

Learn More: If you have questions and want to learn more, please contact the Academy for Scholarship in Education at academy@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 the Academy for Scholarship in Education at academy@siumed.edu.