Volume 5 Issue 1 January 2015
  Greetings and Happy New Year across the Globe!

We hope this newsletter finds you happy, healthy, refreshed and ready to take on another calendar year. Scroll down to see the latest membership news and meeting updates.

Connecting with a Mentor ...

Under the leadership of Sana Loue and Guilia Bonaminio, IAMSE is considering launching a mentoring programs for members. If we proceed, all IAMSE members would be able to reach out to a pool of colleagues who have agreed to serve as mentors for short-term or long-term needs. We’re looking to the current membership to gauge interest and availability of mentors.

Remember to take the one page IAMSE Mentoring Program Interest Survey by January 20: Click here

Connecting with the Annual Meeting ...

And with the new year beginning, we are getting closer to the 2015 IAMSE Annual Meeting. Registration should open soon for the meeting to be held June 13-16, 2015.

Keep your eyes on http://www.iamseconference.org for details.

In the meantime, start planning your trip to beautiful San Diego, California. Travel is easy to this coastal city though the international airport located close to downtown and right next to the meeting hotel.  Be ready to enjoy the following opportunities, all short cab or trolley rides from the meeting site.

San Diego highlights:

  • One of the top zoos in the world: San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Adjacent to the Zoo, the huge downtown Balboa Park is more than beautiful space and gardens, with over 25 museums and attractions.
  • Sea World promises spectacular aquatic entertainment, as does Birch Aquarium
  • Good old-fashioned American baseball: the San Diego Padres will be at home in Petco Park each night of the meeting.
  • And…don’t forget, the IAMSE meeting always features incredible local scenes and surprises for the Opening Ceremony and the Monday evening banquet.

Connecting Through Membership ...

Oleg Alekseev
Surva Biswas
Sylvia Bush
Scott Epstein
Sara Grethlein
Ashley Horner
Cherie Jones
Terrance Ma
Melanie McCollum
Manette Monroe
Jeanette Morrison
Julie OConnor
Gregory S. Ogrinc
Kathryn Pate
Nicholas M. Ponzio
Victoria Richards
Barry Saunders
Regina Schoenfeld
Sarah Street
Adam Weinstein
Addison Wood

More Member News

Helena Carvalho received the American Physiological Society Latin American Initiative Award for her poster “Validating a Manipulative for Learning Renal Physiology,” presented at the first Congress of Pan-American Physiological Societies in August.

Karen Cornell has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Kevin Krane of Tulane University School of Medicine received the Merrill Flair Award in Medical Education from the American Association of Medical College's Group on Educational Affairs.  This award is given "To honor an individual who has made a major contribution over a significant time period to the process or administration or transmission of information regarding medical education in North America.”
Gail March received a grant from Boston University Digital Learning Initiative to develop and direct the first digital badge program in medical education, launching January 2015 (see http://bu.edu/busmplus). This program allows healthcare educators anywhere in the world to learn the fundamentals of teaching and learning.

Silvia Passerri, from the University of Campinas – Unicamp in Brazil has started postdoctoral work with Dr. Eric Mazur at Harvard University and will be working to bring Dr. Mazur’s world renowned peer instruction methodology into medical education.

Don’t be shy! Send YOUR news to rcarroll@ecu.edu

Connecting Through Conferences ...

2015 GRIPE Winter meeting
January 29-31, 2015 - Tallahassee, FL, USA

12th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) 2015
February 4-8, 2015 at - National University of Singapore, Singapore

TBLC 2015 Annual Conference
March 5-7, 2015 - St. Petersburg, FL, USA

AACOM/AODME 2015 Annual Conference
April 22–25, 2015 - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

VetEd Symposium
July 9–10, Cambridge, UK, see http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/images/veted2015.pdf

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