Important Dates


Medical Education Day 2020 Proposal Submissions
Proposal Submission Opens June 14, 2021
Submission Deadline Aug 1, 2021
Author Notification Aug 20, 2021
Meeting Date September 27, 2021

 

Call for Proposals

The Emory University School of Medicine (SOM) is now accepting proposals for Med Talks, Workshops and Posters that will take place during the 8th annual Emory SOM Medical Education Day.

The purpose of this event is to bring together stakeholders from multiple specialties and disciplines to share innovative methods of teaching and provision of services that grew out of our need to adapt to the twin challenges of COVID and social justice.  The meeting has three objectives:

  1. Identify unique techniques and formats for teaching and patient care that are effective for this generation of learners and the current environment
  2. Describe ways in which technology and social media can be used to engage others and improve efficiency/effectiveness of health/medical education, clinical care and organizational activities
  3. Share ideas and plans for implementing changes to improve processes, learning, and patient care


Session Formats and Submission Guidelines

Content

Proposals must be focused on “Innovations in Health and Healthcare Education” including, but not limited to:

  • Technology
    • Telehealth and mHealth (mobile devices, tablets)
    • Zoom teaching/meetings (what works to engage participants; break-out room activities)
    • Effective use of remote teaching/meeting tools (FlipGrid, Kahoot, Brightspace, Top Hat, Padlet, etc.)
  • Format
    • Social media (Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram, Reddit, Tik Tok)
    • Role playing (Improvisation; Standardized Patients)
    • Therapeutic Action (Art, Writing, Structured Play)
  • Lens
    • Social Justice (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Anti-racism)
    • Creating inclusive curriculum/courses/interactions
  • Language
    • Communicating science to lay audiences
    • How to help students and patients of color feel heard and valued
  • Focus
    • Healthcare professionals education
    • Patient education

Submission

Submissions will be accepted from clinical and educational staff and faculty, who may choose to include learners as co-authors/co-presenters. 

Selection Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated based on clarity, readability, originality, and relevance to the conference theme (Innovation in Health/Healthcare Education). While submissions that address the conference theme are preferred, all medical education topics will be considered.

Questions

Conference Chair: Maha Lund (maha.lund@emory.edu)

Conference Staff Contact: Khaliala Ward (khaliala.ward@emory.edu) and Tyrese Hinkins (thinkin@emory.edu

Session Formats

1.) Med Talk (15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A)

Med Talks are short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations, and performances on a wide range of subjects and will feature speakers from across disciplines that address a variety of aspects of Innovation in Health/Healthcare Education. Med Talks should be relevant to a multidisciplinary audience.

Submission Guidelines

            Include author(s) Name(s), Department

               Med Talk proposals are limited to 300 words and should include these sections:

  • Title: Capture attention! Attendees often choose which session to attend based on an interesting title.
  • Purpose: Importance of the talk, how it reflects innovation
  • Method(s): Description of session design (talk, demonstration, performance, other)
  • Learning objectives: List 2-3 learning objectives. Be specific about the measurable change(s) in knowledge, attitude, and/or practice to be experienced by participants
  • Take-home Message: Description of the key point(s) you expect the audience to gain, including implications and recommendations 

 2.) Workshop (50 minutes, including time for Q&A)

Workshops are experiential and/or hands-on sessions that focus on techniques, approaches, skills, creativity, and creation. Interaction should comprise the majority of the Workshop format. The presenter’s role is facilitative rather than instructional, and participants should walk away having made or developed something that they can take back to their units, classrooms, or clinics and implement there.

Submission Guidelines

            Include author(s) Name(s), Department

               Workshop proposals are limited to 650 words and should consist of these sections:

  • Title: Capture attention! Attendees often choose which session to attend based on an interesting title.
  • Purpose: Statement of need, issue, topic or perspective being addressed. Why is this important? This may also include background knowledge, prior research in the field, gaps in knowledge or other important components to understand this topic.
  • Learning objectives: List at least 3 learning objectives. Be specific about the measurable change(s) in knowledge, attitude, and/or practice to be experienced by participants.
  • Engagement strategy: Describe how this session is organized to deliver content while also engaging participants. How is interactivity used to achieve the learning objectives?
  • Evidence from research: Show the connection between peer-reviewed literature and the topic being addressed. Include 3-5 citation references following AMA style.

3.) Poster Session (1 hour)

This is not a formal presentation; the poster session is open to all Medical Education Day attendees and authors will present their work alongside other poster presenters. At least one author of the poster must be on hand to present their poster.

Posters that have been presented in other settings are eligible to be included. Posters accepted for presentation may be presented again at another conference, if allowed by that conference.

Posters may be used to portray research on and/or experience with innovative processes/methodology related to health/healthcare education, clinical care and organizational activities.

In keeping with the Medical Education Day theme (Innovations in Health/Healthcare Education), poster authors are encouraged to view this video before creating/recreating their poster: “How to Create a Better Research Poster in Less Time:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYk29tnxASs

Submission Guidelines

            Include author(s) Name(s), Department

               Poster proposals are limited to 400 words and should include:

  • Title: Make it attention-getting! Attendees often choose which session to attend based on the title.
  • Abstract
A)Research-based posters must include the following sections*: 
  • Purpose - A clearly articulated statement explaining why the research is important
  • Methods - A clear description of materials, methodology, and, if applicable, analytic plan. 
  • Results/Outcomes - A clear statement of the study’s main findings and conclusions. If final results are not yet available, then preliminary results must be included. 
  • Discussion - This should include a description of the importance of the results of the study, and its application to innovative health/healthcare education and processes; it may also include implications, limitations, and recommendations. 

 

B) Experience-based posters must include the following sections*:
  • Purpose - A clearly articulated statement explaining why the educational innovation or experience/process is important
  • Process - Innovation employed
  • Discussion - This describes the impact on students/patients/community/process outcomes
  • Poster summary (50 words max.) for publication on the Medical Education Day website, include relevance to health/healthcare education, clinical care and/or organizational activities

Poster Format (see video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYk29tnxASs)

  • Poster Size: 3’x 5’ or 4’ x 6’, all horizontal 

*These sections may not necessarily appear on your poster itself, just in your submitted proposal.

All submissions will also be evaluated based on clarity, readability and originality of provided information.