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Symposium on Teaching and Learning

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11th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT : https://www.highmarksce.com/siumed/abstracts/

All members of SIU SOM are invited to the 11th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium, co-sponsored by the Academy for Scholarship in Education (ASE) and the Center for Human Organizational Potential (cHOP) at SIU School of Medicine. We encourage you to submit abstracts to this celebration of innovation in medical education. The abstracts can be in the areas of student learning experience, outcome assessment, educational quality improvement, and more (see more topics below)!

The symposium is an excellent opportunity to present your medical education research and perspectives at a peer-reviewed, academic conference located right here in Springfield, Illinois. Your curriculum vitae will thank you for presenting and adding this distinction, and your peers will recognize your growing expertise and innovative ideas!

Keynote Speaker:

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”.

Symposium Date/Location: Friday, April 24, 2020 (8 AM to 4 PM) at Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI)

Submission Types:

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

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Decision Notifications to Authors: Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Symposium Date: Friday, April 24, 2020

Symposium’s Medical Education Topics:

  • 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 and wellness in schools of medicine

Learn More: If you have questions or want to learn more, please contact us at academy@siumed.edu. You can email the same address to set up a time with one of our Medical Education faculty members to help with abstract writing and submission if needed.

The Symposium Planning Committee members are looking forward to receiving your abstract submissions and working with you for your better learning experience with the 11th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium. Thank you!


[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!

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 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.