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IAMSE Cafe Virtual Sessions

8/2/22 Moving Up in MedEd with Christina DeLucia and Diana Lautenberger
7/19/22 Summer Reading with Chasity O’Malley – Chat Log
6/21/22 IAMSE 2022 Meeting Recap with Kelly Quesnelle
5/3/22 Mentoring in Health Professions Education with Alice Fornari and Darshana Shah
4/19/22 How to Make the Most of Conference Attendance with Heather Christensen
4/5/22 #IAMSE22 Annual Meeting Preview with Maria Sheakley
3/15/22 Third Party Resources with Kelly Quesnelle
3/1/22 Assessment Styles with Jon Wisco
2/15/22 What is the Optimal Timing of Course Evals? with Jon Wisco
2/1/22 Maintaining Professionalism Through Fatigue with Wendy Lackey
1/18/22 Practical Tips for Connecting With Students with Jon Wisco
1/4/22 The Changing Landscape of MedEd with Adi Haramati, Giulia Bonaminio, Frazier Stevenson, Amy Wilson-Delfosse and Neil Osheroff
12/7/21 IAMSE New Member Meet and Greet with Kelly Quesnelle
11/16/21 Technology in Health Sciences Education During COVID-19: Gains, Losses, and Transformations with Poh Sun Goh and Sol Roberts-Lieb
11/2/21 IAMSE Fellowship and ESME at IAMSE with Adi Haramti, Amber Heck and Amanda Chase
10/19/21 IAMSE Ambassador Program: Global perspectives on medical and science education with Claudio Cortes and Joseph Grannum
10/5/21 Teaching and Incorporating the Health Humanities with Alice Fornari2/2/21 To teach, or not to teach (to the test), that is the question with Jon Wisco
9/21/21 Open Forum to Discuss Basic Science in the Clinical Years with Kelly Quesnelle
9/7/21 Meaningful, Sustainable Transdisciplinary Collaboration: What would it look like? with Atsusi Hirumi
8/17/21 Opportunities for Health Sciences Education in One Health with Margaret McNulty and Rebecca Lufler
8/3/21 Evaluations of Our Teaching with Wendy Lackey
7/20/21 Incorporating Telehealth Into Basic Science Education with Jon Wisco
7/6/21 Virtual Simulations with Jon Wisco
6/1/21 The State of Medical Educators in Developing Nations with Sylvia Olivares and Smart Mbagwu
5/18/21 Building bridges between health science educators from diverse programs with Jennifer Lamberts, Jayne Reuben and Jonathan Wisco
5/4/21 Outreach Programs with Kelly Quesnelle
4/20/21 The New Horizon of (Medical) Education with Cafe Hosts
4/6/21 IAMSE 2021 Annual Conference Preview with Mark Hernandez
3/16/21 Career impacts of the COVID Year with Lisa Coplitt
3/2/21 Conducting and Disseminating Medical Education Scholarship
2/16/21 The paradigm shift implications on courses and curricula as a result of moving to pass/fail USMLE Step 1 with Doug Gould
1/19/21 The Basic Sciences and the Medical Humanities: An Integrative Approach with Hedy Wald. Suggested reading and faculty development opportunities discussed during the call.
1/5/21 Best Practices for Mentoring with an Eye and Ear Toward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice with Heather Christensen
12/15/20 Unconventional Teaching Methods with Jon Wisco
12/1/20 Resiliency with the IAMSE Cafe hosts
11/17/20 Learning During and From a Crisis: The Student-Led Development of an online COVID-19 Curriculum with Abby Schiff and Katie Shaffer
Links from the conversation during this session can be found below.
11/3/20 Teaching Race and Medicine: Unlearning what we think we know with Staci Leisman
Links from the conversation during this session can be found here.
10/20/20 The future of education programs for residents and medical students with Lourdes Lopez
10/6/20 Technology and Education with Edgar Herrera Bastida
9/15/20 Team-Based Learning in the Virtual Environment with Drs. Raihan Jumat, Irene Lee and Peiyan Wong
9/1/20 Networking 102 – Networking Outside the Box with Kelly Quesnelle
8/27/20 Mentoring to Make a Difference with Katie Huggett – Literature references can be found here.
8/13/20 IAMSE Ambassadors – Pakistan, Australia, and Finland with Di Eley and Yawar Hyatt Khan
7/23/20 The Disappearing Pathology Instructor with Amy Lin and Regina Kreisle
7/9/20 Partnering with medical students to discover educational solutions for on-line learning with Emily Bird
6/25/20 The Future of Medical Education Conferences: What SHOULD it look like? with Bonny Dickinson
6/11/20 Communities of Practice in a Virtual World with James Pickering
5/28/2020 IAMSE Ambassadors – Mexico, China, Caribbean with Raul Barroso, Sateesh Arja and Zhimin Jia
5/21/2020 Faculty Development in the COVID-19 Era with Alice Fornari
5/14/2020 Evolving Anatomical Education during the COVID pandemic: What will this mean for the future of anatomy teaching? with Jon Wisco, Richard Gonzalez and Lane Fortney
5/7/2020 COVID-19 and the New Medical School with Amber Heck and Michael Lee
4/30/2020 MedEd Equity During COVID-19 with Heather Christensen
4/23/2020 IAMSECafe Welcomes Medical Science Educator EIC with Peter de Jong
4/16/2020 Q&A with the IAMSE President with Neil Osheroff
4/14/2020 MedEd Mailbag: Free Resources During COVID-19 with Kelly Quesnelle. Resources discussed and shared during this session can be found below.
4/9/2020 How Re-thinking and Re-designing Anatomy Instruction Into the Online Space Can Lead to Better Classroom and Cadaver Lab Learning Experiences with Jon Wisco
4/7/2020 MedEd Mailbag: Being Productive in Your Own Space with Kelly Quesnelle
4/2/2020 Leading by Example: Practicing Self-care in a Time of Crisis with Adi Haramati
3/31/2020 MedEd Mailbag: The Virtual Teacher with Kelly Quesnelle

 

Resources for Educators During COVID-19

Harvard Medical School Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum
One of the greatest difficulties facing everyone nowadays is a lack of clarity about what is going on and what lies ahead. We students especially feel a need to deepen our knowledge of the situation, as we are often viewed as resources by our friends and family. However, it soon became clear how challenging it was to process the wealth of information coming our way. A team of us at Harvard Medical School set out to quickly collate and synthesize accurate information about the pandemic to share with those who do not have the time or resources to research it themselves.
Additional resources include: Curriculum for Kids, an article written by the team discussing the curriculum and an opportunity to give direct feedback to the developers.

AAMC COVID-19 Resource Hub
The AAMC continues to monitor guidance from federal, state, and local health agencies as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Find information and updates from AAMC on this emerging global health concern.

Acland Anatomy
Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy contains nearly 330 videos of real human anatomic specimens in their natural colors.

MedEd Portal Virtual Resources
This collection features peer-reviewed teaching resources that can be used for distance learning, including self-directed modules and learning activities that could be converted to virtual interactions. As always, the resources are free to download and free for adaptation to local settings. The collection will be reviewed and updated regularly.

BlueLink Anatomy
From the University of Michigan Medical School

Aquifer
Aquifer is offering free access to 146 Aquifer signature cases, WISE-MD (Surgery), and WISE-OnCall (Readiness for Practice) through June 30, 2020, to all current Aquifer institutional subscribers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Kaplan iHuman
With i-Human Patients, students experience safe, repeatable, fully-graded clinical patient encounters on their devices anywhere, anytime.

Online MedEd
The unprecedented COVID‐19 crisis has upended the medical and medical education landscape. Our aim during this difficult and confusing time is to support you with what we do best—concise, high–yield videos to help you get up to speed efficiently and effectively—so you can feel confident with however you’re being called on to adjust.

ScholarRX Bricks
In response to a request for assistance from a partner medical school impacted by COVID-19, ScholarRx has agreed to make its Rx Bricks program available at no cost to M2 students for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. This comprehensive, online resource can assist schools implementing contingency plans necessitated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Osmosis
You can raise the line by training healthcare workers who don’t have experience treating COVID-19. Encourage healthcare workers you know to complete this free CME course on COVID-19 so they’re prepared to fight the virus.

AnatomyZone
Top quality anatomy videos, all for free.

Harvard Macy
Crowdsourced List of Online Teaching Resources Collated by the Harvard Macy Institute (@HarvardMacy)

Anatomy Connected

Chronicle of Higher Education

Dartmouth SOM Interactive Rad/Anatomy

Firecracker
We understand some of the unique challenges you are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, as a company, are putting together resources to help you keep up with your courses as well as stay up to date with the latest research and evidence-based practices for addressing this new coronavirus.

LWW Health Library

Bates’ Visual Guide

5 Minute Consult
Primary health care is important to everyone, and now more than ever it’s important that you have access to evidence-based diagnostic and treatment content. To help you with caring for all of your patients, we are offering 30-day free access to 5MinuteConsult.com. Use code 5MC30DayAccess73173 to sign up.

Say Hello to Our Featured Member 2019 Annual Meeting Site Host Rick Vari

Our association is a robust and diverse set of educators, researchers, medical professionals, volunteers and academics that come from all walks of life and from around the globe. Each month we choose a member to highlight their academic and professional career and see how they are making the best of their membership in IAMSE. This month’s Featured Member is our 2019 annual meeting site host, IAMSE President Rick Vari.



Rick Vari, PhD
Professor & Senior Dean for Academic Affairs
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Roanoke, Virginia, USA

Why was the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine the right choice for the 2019 IAMSE meeting?
We are the right choice for the meeting this year because we did a fabulous conference several years ago and we were already in the queue for a future IAMSE meeting. We had some scheduling issues with our original site for 2019 and we were able to step in and fill the void. We have a wonderful hotel site (at the Hotel Roanoke), and the people who came from all across North America for the Collaborating Across Borders V: An American-Canadian Dialogue on Interprofessional Healthcare and Practice, in 2015 really enjoyed it. As a relatively new medical school, we are excited about continuing our growing success in medical education; hosting the IAMSE meeting is a real honor for us.

What opportunities will attendees see in Roanoke that they’ve not seen in years past?
Roanoke is a beautiful city to have a conference. We’ve localized the venue, which is a major goal for IAMSE. Attendees and exhibitors will appreciate the layout of the conference site. We are adjacent to the Roanoke Market Square with restaurants, breweries, and shopping featuring local items. There are just lots of opportunities for networking and entertainment. The program is outstanding with presentations and sessions on current and future challenges facing health sciences educators. International abstract submission is up, so more colleagues from other parts of the world may be attending. Increased student participation will be another highlight. This year, IAMSE is also hosting a Taste of Roanoke Street Fair which will replace the annual gala dinner. IAMSE 2019 is going to be a very easy conference to attend. If you can stay for the Grand Extravaganza on Tuesday afternoon it is going to be very special with a hiking trip to a beautiful location on the Blue Ridge Parkway and a visit to the Ballast Point brewery (East Coast operation) for dinner. 

Can you tell me more about this new event?
We are blocking off the Market Square in downtown Roanoke. We will have tastes of local food, beverages, and music. This is a chance to interact in a casual fun setting with lots of local food and a live band! It’s going to be a lot of fun.

What session or speaker are you most looking forward to this year?
I’m looking forward to, of course, the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs meeting.  I’ve enjoyed being president and interacting with the Board and Committee Chairs in this planning session provides IAMSE with a sense of solid direction.  The plenary sessions also look very strong. I’m interested in the Gen Z session (Generation Z: The New Kids on the Block) and How to Use Disruptive Technology to Make Education Better – Not Just Different.

It sounds likes there is much to look forward to this year. Anything else you’d like to share?
The local response from the other medical schools in the area in support of the IAMSE meeting in Roanoke has been very strong.  As a new school, this is a tremendous opportunity for us and the other medical schools in the area to get better acquainted.

To learn more about the 2019 IAMSE Annual Meeting, including the plenary speakers, workshops and networking opportunities, or to register, please visitwww.IAMSEconference.org.

Reserve your spot before March 15 to ensure the Early Bird Discount!

IAMSE at GRIPE 2019 in New Orleans

The IAMSE booth will be exhibiting at the annual winter meeting of the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) in New Orleans, LA on January 24-26, 2019. IAMSE Association Manager Julie Hewett will also be delivering a pre-conference workshop titled, “Using Social Media to Disseminate Your Scholarly Work.” If you plan on attending this meeting, don’t miss this session and do not forget to swing by the IAMSE booth and say hello!

Information on the GRIPE Meeting can be found here. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration for the 23rd Annual IAMSE Meeting is Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 23rd Annual Meeting of IAMSE, to be held June 8-11, 2019 in Roanoke, VA, USA, is now open. At this annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) faculty, staff and students from around the world who are interested in medical science education join together in faculty development and networking opportunities. Sessions on curriculum development, assessment and simulation are among the common topics available at the annual meetings.


Featured plenary speakers include Don Cleveland, Claudia Krebs, Craig Lenz and Geoff Talmon.


Additional meeting details and registration can be found at http://www.iamseconference.org.

Say hello to our featured member Sarah Muder!

Our association is a robust and diverse set of educators, students, researchers, medical professionals, volunteers and academics that come from all walks of life and from around the globe. Each month we choose a member to highlight their academic and professional career and see how they are making the best of their membership in IAMSE. This month’s Featured Member is Sarah Muder.

Sarah Muder (she/her/hers)
IAMSE 2022 Oustanding Virtual Poster Presentation Winner
4th Year Medical Student
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Congratulations on winning the 2022 Outstanding Virtual Poster at the IAMSE Conference! What led you to submit an abstract to IAMSE for this meeting?
My faculty mentors, Dr. Donna McMahon and Dr. Christine Hutak, have both been very involved in IAMSE, and spoke about how it was such an important meeting to attend for those interested in medical education. Naturally, when we started this research, I knew exactly where I wanted to present!

Tell me a little bit about the research of your winning presentation? What really excites you about this topic?
Our research was started based on a noticeable need for better healthcare among the LGBTQ+ patient population. We believe that this starts with our education in medical school, so the study team chose to examine the perceived and actual knowledge of medical students and faculty on educational topics related to LGBTQ+ specific care.

Your award comes with one year of waived registration to the IAMSE Webcast Audio Seminar Series. Registration for our Fall Series for this year, entitled “The Struggle is Real: Breaking Barriers That Limit Student Success”, is now open! Which session would you say you are most looking forward to?
While I am excited for all the sessions, I have a strong passion for mentorship, so I can’t wait for the session “Learning Communities: Creating Structures for Peer Support”. As a low-income, LGBTQ+ student, mentorship was essential for me in my path to medical school, and I enjoy paying it forward to future physicians every day!

As a new member of IAMSE, what benefit of the association do you see yourself benefitting from the most?  
I’m looking forward to creating meaningful connections with others (especially OB/GYNs and OB/GYNs in the making!) who are passionate about the future of medical education.


Want to learn more about the Fall 2022 Webcast Audio Seminar series? Click the button below!

#IAMSE23 Focus Session Abstracts Due September 1, 2022

There is still time to submit a focus session abstract for the 27th Annual IAMSE Conference to be held at the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico June 10-13, 2023. The IAMSE meeting offers opportunities for faculty development and networking, bringing together medical sciences and medical education across the continuum of health care education. The theme of the IAMSE 2023 Meeting is “Teaching & Learning in Health Sciences: Linking Current Theory to Practice.”

The purpose of a 90-minute Focus Session is to “focus in” on a specific topic in a small group interactive discussion format. Based on previous years, group size might vary between 10-50 individuals. The exact format for the session is free to choose by the session leader(s), as long as not more than one-third of the time is being used for formal presentation, and the rest of the time is used for interaction, active learning in small groups, and discussion. The Program Committee welcomes diversity such as multi-institutional and inter-professional submissions and presenter-teams consisting of junior and senior faculty and students.

All abstracts must be submitted in the format requested through the online abstract submission site found here.

Submission deadline is September 1, 2022.

Abstract acceptance notifications will be returned by November 1. Please contact support@iamse.org for any questions about your submission.

We hope to see you in Cancun next year!

Call for IAMSE #VirtualForum22 Lightning Talk & Poster Abstracts

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for Lightning Talk and Virtual Poster presentations for the inaugural IAMSE Virtual Forum to be held December 2-3, 5-6, 2022. The IAMSE Virtual Forum is an entirely virtual synchronous event offering opportunities for faculty and student development and networking, bringing together medical sciences and medical education across the continuum of healthcare education.

Lightning Talks are short 7-minute live presentations followed by 7-minutes of questions and answers that will provide presenters a chance to share their work, including works in process. Virtual posters will be presented asynchronously as a short video presentation, which will be made available to all attendees for the full duration of the forum. For either type of submission, we are asking for work that breaks some form of barrier as well as work that celebrates diversity. 

Abstracts for Lightning Talks and Virtual Posters must be submitted in the format requested through the online abstract submission site here.

Submission deadline is September 1, 2022.

There is no limit on the number of abstracts you may submit, but it is unlikely that more than two presentations per presenter can be accepted due to scheduling complexities. Abstract acceptance notifications will be returned in October 2022. Please contact support@iamse.org for any questions about your submission.

We hope to see you virtually this December!

Thank you,
Sol Roberts-Lieb
2022 Virtual Forum Program Chair

Register Now for the IAMSE Fall 2022 Webcast Audio Seminar Series!

Medical educators are often called upon to help identify, support, and remediate struggling students. The root causes of student performance deficits are multifaceted and may be due to academic and non-academic factors. Deficiencies are rarely correctable through a simple solution. The Fall 2022 IAMSE Webinar Series will address strategies for identifying and supporting at-risk students and recognizing and breaking down barriers that may limit student success. The series will begin with an overview of methods to identify, intervene with, and remediate struggling students. Follow-up speakers will delve into specific mechanisms that have been employed to support students, including decelerated curriculums and Learning Communities. Additionally, speakers will provide information on the impact of mental health issues on medical school performance and the unique barriers and challenges faced by members of underrepresented communities. Webinars will provide specific strategies for mitigating the effects these factors may play in student success.
Beginning Thursday, September 1 at 12 pm Eastern, join IAMSE for:

The Struggle is Real: Breaking Barriers
That Limit Student Success
 

By the end of this series, participants will be better prepared to recognize causes of academic difficulties, know better when to recommend students for more intensive interventions and implement strategies for identifying and breaking down barriers that limit student success.

Sessions in the Fall 2022 series include:

  • September 1 at 12 pm EDT – Calvin Chou presents “This Learner Is Terrible”: Remediation In Medical Education
  • September 8 at 12 pm EDT – Robert Walker presents The Off-Cycle Curriculum: Intention vs. Impact
  • September 15 at 12 pm EDT – Michael Redinger presents Mental Health and the Struggling Learner
  • September 22 at 12 pm EDT – Caroline Harada and Lauren Parker present Learning Communities: Creating Structures for Peer Support
  • September 29 at 12 pm EDT – Janet Coffman presents Breaking Barriers for Racial/Ethnic Groups Underrepresented in the Health Professions

As always, IAMSE Student Members can register for the series for FREE! Email support@iamse.org for details.

You Can’t Miss the IAMSE Annual Conference in 2023!

IAMSE is pleased to invite you to join us in Cancun, Mexico for our 2023 Annual Meeting. Read on to learn more about this exciting event and keep your calendars open!

June 10 – 13, 2023
Cancun, Mexico

Conference Program
The annual meeting of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) offers many opportunities for faculty development and networking, and brings medical sciences and medical education across the continuum together. This year’s main topic is Teaching & Learning in Health Sciences: Linking Current Theory to Practice. Confirmed Plenary speakers include Anique de Bruin from Maastricht University (The Netherlands), Michelle Daniel from the University of California – San Diego (USA) and Ricardo León-Bórquez from the World Federation for Medical Education (Mexico). The meeting offers workshops, focus sessions, oral and poster presentations, and several networking opportunities. In addition to the program, the IAMSE Fellowship and AMEE-ESME course will be offered.

Who Should Attend?
The meeting is designed for all those who teach and lead curricula in the sciences of medicine and health. Participants include basic scientists and clinical medical faculty as well as members representing faculty from various other health care disciplines and educational disciplines. Also, students are always represented and involved in the program. This international meeting typically hosts over 25 nationalities from around the world.

About Cancun
Cancún, a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife. It’s composed of 2 distinct areas: the more traditional downtown area, El Centro, and Zona Hotelera, a long, beachfront strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants. Cancun is also a famed destination for students during universities’ spring break period.

For more details, and information on past meetings, please visit www.iamseconference.org.

Thank you,
Amber Heck
Chair, IAMSE 2023 Program Committee

IAMSE 2022 Virtual Forum Information

IAMSE is pleased to invite you to join us for the inaugural IAMSE Virtual Forum. The Forum will take place December 2-3, 5-6, 2022. Read on to learn more about this exciting event and keep your calendars open!

Health Professions
Education Without Borders

Our world is rapidly changing and the need for health care professionals to understand this changing landscape is crucial. Join us for the 2022 IAMSE Virtual Forum where we will tear down the borders that separate us and work towards more integrated education opportunities. Borders come in all forms, from geo-political to socio-economic, from online to face to face, and from diversity to experience levels. This forum will feature conversations that showcase the borders but give actional suggestions on how to remove them and build community. Topics include but are not limited to technology-enhanced education, online vs face to face, conflict zone education, diversity equity and inclusion, intercollegiate collaboration, international collaboration, junior and senior educator collaboration, and any other border that prevents us from sharing resources, talents, and helping our students be the best health professional they can be.

Presentation Descriptions

  • Preconference Workshops: These 3-hour sessions to be held on Friday and Saturday will focus on providing attendees with an opportunity to learn and practice a new skill.
  • Ignite talk: Throughout the forum, there will be four ignite talks. These talks consist of a 20-minute presentation, a 20-minute breakout activity for all attendees, and concludes with a 20-minute large group discussion.
  • Lightning Talks: These short sessions, 7-minute presentations with 7-minutes of questions and answers, provide all scholars with a chance to share their works including works in process.
  • Virtual Posters: Accepted poster authors will submit a 3-minute recording of their abstract which will be posted on the event application and accessible to all attendees. There will be no synchronous component to the Virtual Posters.
  • Networking Round Table: Do you want to discuss a topic? Submit an idea to the Virtual Forum Program Committee by emailing support@iamse.org. You can also volunteer to facilitate the discussion of your topic.

Important Deadlines

June 1, 2022 – Deadline for Preconference Workshops
August 1, 2022 – Preconference Workshop Author Notification
September 1, 2022 – Deadline for Lightning Talks and Virtual Posters
October 1, 2022 – Lightning Talk and Virtual Poster Author Notification
October 2022 – Registration Open!
November 1, 2022 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
November 7, 2022 – Virtual Poster Submission Deadline
December 2-3, 5-6, 2022 – IAMSE 2022 Virtual Forum

Tentative Forum Schedule

Please note that with the exception of the Ignite Speakers, all sessions will be offered twice – once during the United States/European Block and again during the Asian/Oceania block.

United States and European Block

EasternUnited KingdomSingaporeFriday, December 2Saturday, December 3Monday, December 5Tuesday, December 6
9:00 AM2:00 PM9:00 PMWorkshopsWelcomeWelcome
9:15 AM2:15 PM9:15 PMWorkshopsIgnite Speaker 1Ignite Speaker 2
9:30 AM2:30 PM9:30 PMWorkshopsIgnite Speaker 1Ignite Speaker 2
9:45 AM2:45 PM9:45 PMWorkshopsIgnite Speaker 1Ignite Speaker 2
10:00 AM3:00 PM10:00 PMWorkshopsIgnite Speaker 1Ignite Speaker 2
10:15 AM3:15 PM10:15 PMWorkshopsBreakBreak
10:30 AM3:30 PM10:30 PMWorkshopsLightning TalksNetworking with Breakouts
10:45 AM3:45 PM10:45 PMWorkshopsLightning TalksNetworking with Breakouts
11:00 AM4:00 PM11:00 PMWorkshopsLightning TalksNetworking with Breakouts
11:15 AM4:15 PM11:15 PMWorkshopsLightning TalksNetworking with Breakouts
11:30 AM4:30 PM11:30 PMWorkshopsLightning TalksRoundtable/Panel Discussion
11:45 AM4:45 PM11:45 PMWorkshopsLightning TalksRoundtable/Panel Discussion
12:00 PM5:00 PM12:00 AMRoundtable/Panel Discussion
12:15 PM5:15 PM12:15 AMRoundtable/Panel Discussion
12:30 PM5:30 PM12:30 AMMeeting Close

Asia and Oceania Block

Eastern United KingdomSingapore Friday, December 2Saturday, December 3Monday, December 5Tuesday, December 6
8:00 PM1:00 AM8:00 AMWorkshopsWelcomeWelcome
8:15 PM1:15 AM8:15 AMWorkshopsIgnite Speaker 1Ignite Speaker 2
8:30 PM1:30 AM8:30 AMWorkshopsIgnite Speaker 1Ignite Speaker 2
8:45 PM1:45 AM8:45 AMWorkshopsIgnite Speaker 1Ignite Speaker 2
9:00 PM2:00 AM9:00 AMWorkshopsIgnite Speaker 1Ignite Speaker 2
9:15 PM2:15 AM9:15 AMWorkshopsBreakBreak
9:30 PM2:30 AM9:30 AMWorkshopsLightning TalksNetworking with Breakouts
9:45 PM2:45 AM9:45 AMWorkshopsLightning TalksNetworking with Breakouts
10:00 PM3:00 AM10:00 AMWorkshopsLightning TalksNetworking with Breakouts
10:15 PM3:15 AM10:15 AMWorkshopsLightning TalksNetworking with Breakouts
10:30 PM3:30 AM10:30 AMWorkshopsLightning TalksRoundtable/Panel Discussion
10:45 PM3:45 AM10:45 AMWorkshopsLightning TalksRoundtable/Panel Discussion
11:00 PM4:00 AM11:00 AMRoundtable/Panel Discussion
11:15 PM4:15 AM11:15 AMRoundtable/Panel Discussion
11:30 PM4:30 AM11:30 AMMeeting Close

Say hello to our featured member Cathryn Caudill!

Our association is a robust and diverse set of educators, students, researchers, medical professionals, volunteers and academics that come from all walks of life and from around the globe. Each month we choose a member to highlight their academic and professional career and see how they are making the best of their membership in IAMSE. This month’s Featured Member is Cathryn Caudill.

Cathryn Caudill, PhD
IAMSE 2022 Oustanding Faculty Oral Presentation Winner
Professor of Pathology
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Pikeville

Congratulations on winning the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Oral at the IAMSE Conference in Denver! What led you to submit an abstract to IAMSE for this meeting?
Thank you! My primary motivation for submitting an abstract to the IAMSE annual meeting was to share our findings with the profession, especially since we found improvements in some dimensions of medical student mental health during the pandemic that were quite surprising. I also hoped to make connections with other researchers and institutions who were either studying medical student mental health, or who had developed impactful wellness programs or resources. Of course, the honor of presenting research at our profession’s premier conference was also very enticing! 

Tell me a little bit about the research of your winning presentation? What really excites you about this topic?
Our research documented medical student mental health during the peak of the pandemic, via a survey of U.S. osteopathic and allopathic medical students administered in December 2020 and January 2021. We identified demographic and experiential factors associated with poor mental health indicators, including depression, anxiety, burnout, self-harm/suicidal ideation, and substance use, in the hopes that medical schools and clinical clerkships could target counseling and resources to students most at-risk. I was most excited to find that some dimensions of medical student mental health, specifically burnout and self-harm/suicidal ideation, actually improved relative to pre-pandemic rates. Depression and substance use remained the same, and only anxiety increased during the pandemic among our medical student population. These same indicators were worse in the American public and other student groups during the pandemic, so it is worth exploring the experiential factors that may be influencing these improvements in future research. I won’t belabor all of our findings, but I was particularly struck that the relationship between COVID-19 and mental health appeared to be modulated by how personal it was to the student; for instance, students who personally knew someone who died of COVID-19 infection had worse mental health measures in every dimension. This study also affirmed that we need to continuously support students who are already reaching out for mental health resources at our institutions; these students were more than four times as likely to self-harm or consider suicide, and over twice as likely to use substances to cope with pandemic-related stress. 

I need also to acknowledge Madison Jupina, DO, a recent KYCOM graduate who formulated and completed this research during her clinical clerkship. I feel incredibly fortunate that she approached me for faculty-mentored research guidance; it was incredibly rewarding to work with such a highly motivated student, and learn more about medical student health in the process!

Your award comes with one year of waived registration to the IAMSE Webcast Audio Seminar Series. What has been your favorite WAS series or session so far? And are you excited to participate in this year’s series lineup?
The IAMSE Webcast Audio Seminar Series from Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 were so timely and relevant to the changes that are happening in medical education in this moment. I particularly enjoyed the 4th Winter session (“Identity Shape-Shifting”) about the role foundational medical sciences faculty have in helping students form their professional identity. The session provoked me to re-evaluate my own role in professional identity development, which I had previously thought was almost solely influenced by our clinical faculty. Not only was my perception changed, but I was also intrigued by some of the other concepts introduced in the presentation, such as helping students develop “uncertainty tolerance.” I’m very eager to participate in this year’s series about barriers to student success and how we can better support at-risk students, especially given that we know student mental health both impacts and is impacted by their performance.

What interesting things are you working on outside the Association right now? Research, presentations, etc. 
Like many other medical school faculty, the pandemic fundamentally changed how I taught. With the switch to virtual teaching, I needed to know how well my students were progressing while physically absent from campus, and I began assigning graded formative assessments for every class session in Pathology. I expected lots of pushback from students for the extra work, but I was delighted that they enthusiastically embraced these opportunities to continuously assess their learning because they found them valuable. I continued to utilize regular formative assessments when we returned to on-campus instruction, and students still cite them as one of the most valuable aspects of the course. Although most of these formative assessments are faculty-authored, we also began assigning questions from a commercial test bank (TrueLearn) in the last academic year. My teaching colleague, Dr. Ayesha Ghayur, and I have been completing educational research on the impact of these formative assessments in our course, specifically looking at how students utilize and value faculty-authored formative quizzes versus questions assigned from the commercial test bank. Students value both types of assessments, but for different purposes and reasons, and we’re eager to share this research soon.

I’m also excited to continue my work with medical student mental health and wellness at KYCOM. I am the faculty advisor to our Student Government Association’s Mental Health Committee, and it has been exciting and rewarding to watch our students develop initiatives and lead activities on campus to promote wellness and decrease the stigma of mental illness. Over the past two years, I’ve administered a Wellness Hub for students via our campus course management system, but I’m in the progress of migrating the resources to a permanent website, Med School Recess, so that they are accessible to medical students anywhere. I’m excited to work on something that may have benefit to others beyond my institution.

Anything else that you would like to add?
I am consistently impressed with and enriched by the programs offered through IAMSE. The webinars and conferences that I have participated in over my two years of membership in the organization have accelerated my professional growth, even after 16 years of medical school teaching. I appreciate all of our colleagues who offer their experiences and knowledge to grow our profession, and I’m excited to continue to learn from you and contribute what I can in the future.

Save the Date for the Fall 2022 Webcast Audio Seminar Series

Join us Thursday, September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2022 for the IAMSE Fall 2022 Webcast Audio Seminar Series titled: 

The Struggle is Real:
Breaking Barriers that Limit Student Success 

Medical educators are often called upon to help identify, support, and remediate struggling students. The root causes of student performance deficits are multifaceted and may be due to academic and non-academic factors. Deficiencies are rarely correctable through a simple solution. The Fall 2022 IAMSE Webinar Series will address strategies for identifying and supporting at-risk students and recognizing and breaking down barriers that may limit student success. The series will begin with an overview of methods to identify, intervene with, and remediate struggling students. Follow-up speakers will delve into specific mechanisms that have been employed to support students, including decelerated curriculums and Learning Communities. Additionally, speakers will provide information on the impact of mental health issues on medical school performance and the unique barriers and challenges faced by members of underrepresented communities. Webinars will provide specific strategies for mitigating the effects these factors may play in student success.  

By the end of this series, participants will be better prepared to recognize causes of academic difficulties, know better when to recommend students for more intensive interventions and implement strategies for identifying and breaking down barriers that limit student success. 


As always, IAMSE Student Members can register for the series for FREE! Email support@iamse.org for more information.

Further details about the Fall 2022 series will be coming soon, so keep an eye on your inbox. For more details on our archives of previous seasons, please visit www.iamse.org.

Congratulations to the 2022 Poster & Oral Presentation Award Winners

This year, IAMSE showcased over 280 poster and oral presentations, with 31 posters and 12 oral presentations nominated for an award. These awards recognize the most outstanding medical education peer-reviewed presentations at the IAMSE annual meeting. The first author on the winning poster receives a plaque, one year of IAMSE membership, and access to one series of the IAMSE Audio Seminars.

A full listing of this year’s Best Poster Presentation Award nominees and Best Oral Presentation Award nominees can be found at www.iamseconference.org.

Outstanding Faculty Oral Presentation
Medical Student Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Cathryn Caudill – University of Pikeville (United States)

Outstanding Student Oral Presentation
Preclinical Ultrasound Education Using a Near-peer Educational Model
Lindsey Claus – Boston University School of Medicine (United States)

Outstanding Faculty Poster Presentation
Medical School Benchmark Performance Based on College Competitiveness
Shaun Andersen – Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV (United States)

Outstanding Student Poster Presentation
High Self-efficacy for Academic Performance Is Positively Related to Student Wellness
Jonathan Ruiz – University of Central Florida College of Medicine (United States)

Outstanding Faculty Virtual Poster Presentation
Perceptions of Medical Students and Educators Regarding Lgbtq+ Healthcare and Sexual Gender Minority Patients
Sarah Muder – The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (United States)

Outstanding Student Virtual Poster Presentation
Virtual Bedside Tutorials For Medical Education
Tse Yean Teo – Singapore General Hospital (Singapore)

Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year’s awards. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for a poster or oral presentation for the 2023 Annual Conference you may do so beginning in October. More information will be shared later this year.

Last Call for #IAMSE23 Pre-Conference Faculty Development Course Abstracts

Don’t miss the chance to submit your abstract for a pre-conference faculty development course to be delivered the Saturday before the 2023 IAMSE meeting. The annual meeting will be held in Cancun, Mexico from June 6-13, 2023.

Proposals will be accepted through July, 1, 2022. The Professional Development Committee will review all proposals and select 2-3 full-day workshops and 7-8 half-day workshops for the meeting. 

A pre-conference faculty development course is 3 or 6 hours in length and enrollment is limited. Instructors are asked to combine appropriate amounts of didactic presentations with significant “hands-on” opportunities for participants. For the participants, a certificate of attendance will be available after completion of the course if needed. Pre-conference faculty development courses focus on career/professional development, and the workshops should be useful for advancing the career of the attendee. The broad umbrella areas of focus for these courses include:

  • Leadership/Advancement as a Medical Educator
  • Research/Scholarship/Publications
  • Instruction/Assessment
  • Technology

Proposals must include the following information:

  • Title of the course
  • Name and e-mail of organizer
  • Facilitator(s) information
  • Summary of the course and how it will advance the career of the attendee
  • Length of the course (3 or 6 hours)
  • Area of focus for the course (Leadership/Advancement; Research/Scholarship/Publications; Instruction/Assessment; Technology)
  • Level of the course (introductory/intermediate/advanced)
  • Description of the target participants. 

All abstracts must be submitted in the format requested through the online abstract submission site found here.

If you have any questions about submitting your proposal, please contact IAMSE via email at support@iamse.org.

Thank you,
IAMSE

Congratulations to Audra Schaefer 2022 MSE Outstanding Reviewer!

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you will join me in congratulating Dr. Audra Schaefer, University of Mississippi Medical Center, on being awarded the Medical Science Educator (MSE) 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Award. Dr. Schaefer was presented with this honor during the International Association of Medical Science Educator’s (IAMSE) annual meeting on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

On the left, 2022 Medical Science Educator Outstanding Reviewer Audra Schaefer
On the right, MSE Editor-in-Chief Peter de Jong

This award is an initiative of the Editorial Board of Medical Science Educator, the peer-reviewed journal of IAMSE. The award is presented annually to recognize one of the journal’s reviewers for their outstanding peer review efforts over the past year. The recipients are selected based on several criteria including reviewer performance and delivering the reviews in a timely manner.
Congratulations Dr. Schaefer! 

Thank you,
Peter GM de Jong, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Medical Science Educator

Congratulations to the 2022 IAMSE Medical Educator Fellowship Recipients

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Educational Scholarship Committee, we’d like to congratulate those who have completed this year’s IAMSE Medical Educator Fellowship Program.

The Fellowship program is designed to develop well-rounded medical education scholars with additional evidence of specialized achievement that enhances and supports career advancement.

Medical Educator Fellows Completing the Fellowship in 2022:

  • Maria Barnes – Des Moines University (United States)
  • Belinda del Carmen Carrión Chavarría – Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico)
  • Jickssa Gemechu – Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (United States)
  • Melanie Korndorffer – Tulane University (United States)
  • Brock Mutcheson – Virginia Tech (United States)
  • Martin Schmidt – Des Moines University (United States)
  • Naunihal Zaveri – Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (United States)

Please join me in congratulating our new fellows. If you are interested in the IAMSE Fellowship program, please visit our website here.

Thank you,
Kelly Quesnelle
Chair, Educational Scholarship Committee