IAMSE in Nashville!

September 30, 2013
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The 18th annual International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) meeting will be held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville from June 7-10, 2014. This annual event brings together medical educators from around the world to attend and participate in preconference workshops, plenary sessions, focus sessions, poster sessions, eDemos, panel discussions and social activities. Attendees include faculty, staff and administrators from Allopathic & Osteopathic Schools of Medicine, Schools of Nursing, Veterinary Schools, Schools of Allied Health, Schools of Public Health and Schools of Alternative Medicine.

Call for poster abstracts and oral presentations begins on Nov. 1, 2013.

The following plenary sessions have been confirmed for this meeting:

Karen Cornell, D.V.M. — "Providing Meaningful Feedback for Students and Colleagues" will stress the importance of good communication skills and how to handle difficult conversations.
Linda Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN — "Interprofessional Education (IPE): Synchronous / Asynchronous Clinical Practice Simulation Across Disciplines and Across Universities" will present two novel approaches to Interprofessional Education: (1) a longitudinal clinical experience that spans five institutions and engages students for their entire period of professional education and (2) a consortium of five universities who are collaborating on the development and implementation of learning modules within their Interprofessional learning programs. 
David Pederson, M.Ed. — "Pushing the Envelop in Undergraduate Graduate Medical Education -- Leveraging Emerging Clinical Technologies to Help Students Learn" will include the use of simulation, ultrasound and robotic surgery to engage tomorrow's physicians.
Nicole N. Woods, Ph.D. — "Integration Matters: A case for the integration of basic and clinical sciences." will focus on how physicians utilize foundational sciences to assist in their clinical reasoning and decision making.
The meeting will end with an interactive session led by John Pelley, Ph.D., entitled "Making Active Learning Effective." It will address new ways to engage students outside of didactic lectures.

Preconference workshops are also available for all attendees for a additional nominal fee and include; the use of simulation in medical curricula (including IPE), teaching innovations in the dissection lab, publishing scholarly work, continuous integration of basic science and clinical medicine, ultrasound teaching in undergraduate medical curricula, making active learning effective and applying adult learning theories to education in the health sciences. 

For additional information about the meeting or submitting an abstract, visit www.iamseconference.org.