Professional Development

Upcoming Events and Registration

MARCH

Excellence in Education Research Presentations (AEE) - Day 1

Monday, March 1, 2021
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1:00

**Registration has closed.** Contact Jennifer Aminuddin at jta6n@virginia.edu for the Zoom link.

Presentations:

  • Title: Clinical reasoning remediation for the graduate medical learner in need
    Presented by Andrew S. Parsons, Karen M. Warburton
  • Title: How stakeholders view the usefulness of narrative comments provided in EPA assessments
    Presented by Gabrielle K. Smith, Elizabeth B. Bradley, James R. Martindale, Maryellen E. Gusic
  • Title: Introducing the use point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for umbilical venous catheter (UVC) placement in the NICU: Education phase
    Presented by Rupin Kumar, Maryam Abubakar, Marcus Hook, Santina Zanelli

Excellence in Education Research Presentations (AEE) - Day 2

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1:00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Presentations: 

  • Title: A silver lining to the COVID cloud: Some strengths of virtual conferences
    Presented by Emily Salpini, Joshua Reyes, Linda A. Waggoner-Fountain, Stephen Borowitz
  • Title: Learning without PowerPoint: A novel approach to teaching clinical psychopharmacology to Psychiatry residents
    Presented by Keri Ann Stevenson, Jenny Lee
  • Title: Developing a multi-institution high-value care course during the early COVID-19 pandemic
    Presented by Glenn Moulder, Ashwini Niranjan-Azadi (Hopkins), Maryellen E. Gusic, George Hoke, Amit Pahwa (Hopkins), Andrew S. Parsons

Certificate (AEE): From Idea to In-print: Identifying Opportunities for Educational Scholarship in Your Daily Work with Learners

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CME Credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Presented by Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, Professor of Medical Education and Pediatrics and Senior Advisor for Educational Affairs

Description/Learning Objectives: In this interactive workshop, participants interested in hea (lth sciences education will explore the use of a systematic process to design, implement, and evaluate the work they do with learners and examine key considerations in developing a plan to disseminate educational scholarship. By the end of this session, participants will be able to apply the components of a scholarly approach to design, refine, or enhance a current educational activity and outline an action plan to share one’s educational work with the broad community of educators. (1 CME credit)

Virtual Poster Session and Happy Hour (AEE)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Moderated by Neeral Shah, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Description/Learning Objectives: Grab your favorite beverage and join your colleagues for the Virtual Poster Session and Happy Hour! This event provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to connect with colleagues and discuss educational innovations and scholarly work. Participants will be able to move from breakout room to breakout room over the course of the hour to speak with abstract authors and explore a variety of research and innovation topics. Attendees are encouraged to come to the session having reviewed the posters and with questions already prepared. Attendees are also encouraged to view the poster materials on their own computer or device during the session. By the end of this educational activity, participants will be able to discuss educational scholarship and research; and describe new and ongoing scholarly innovations in the UVA School of Medicine. (1 CME credit)

Note: Be sure you have downloaded the latest Zoom update so you can take advantage of the “self-select a breakout room” feature.

Certificate (AEE): Educational Scholarship Work-In-Progress Peer Consultation Session

Thursday, March 4, 2021
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Presented by Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, Professor of Medical Education and Pediatrics and Senior Advisor for Educational Affairs and Neeral Shah, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Description/Learning Objectives: In this workshop, participants will work in facilitated small groups to identify strategies to address questions/challenges related to the implementation, evaluation and/or dissemination of an educational project. Each participant will have an opportunity to describe their work and present questions/challenges they are encountering for discussion. A key to making this a productive session is for participants to focus the question/challenge they have for their peer consultation. Creation of a “good” question will allow peers to provide focused input. Participants will be given instructions in advance of the session for how to prepare for their peer consultations. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: incorporate and provide peer feedback to ​advance scholarly work in education. (1 CME credit)

Med Ed Grand Rounds (AEE): Evidence-informed teaching and learning principles: Applying theory and research to educational practice

Friday, March 5, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME Credits: 1:00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Presented by Anthony R. Artino, Jr., PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Evaluation and Educational Research, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Description/Learning Objectives: As medical educators, we carefully construct our instructional strategies around our goals for student learning and our understanding of “what works” from a teaching and learning perspective. Unfortunately, this understanding often arises mostly from the ways in which we were taught. Although this approach may be successful, its effectiveness is based more on luck than evidence. In contrast, instruction that is grounded in theory and research can be systematically tested, and incrementally improved, thereby allowing us to refine both our understanding of how people think and learn and our execution of specific teaching strategies. Evidence-informed education is based on the underlying mechanisms of human cognition, motivation, and emotion; these principles provide insights into why and under what circumstances certain teaching and learning strategies work, while others do not. In this presentation, we will discuss several key principles from the education and psychology literature—principles that are informed by both theory and research. This session is not about how to teach, per se, because all teaching is context-bound, and our range of contexts is wide. Instead, we will discuss a set of generalizable teaching and learning principles that can be adapted and adjusted by the inventive teacher to fit a variety of medical education contexts. By the end of the session, participants will be able to: discuss several cognitive psychology principles that can positively influence learning; identify individual differences, beyond cognition and “learning styles,” that strongly influence learning and performance; discuss self-conscious emotions and their powerful effects on learning and performance in clinical settings; and describe the limitations of the phrase “assessment drives learning.” (1 CME credit)

Certificate Program: Addressing Microaggressions in Medical Education

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
CME Credits: 1:50

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by:
W. Christopher Golden, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Core Clerkship in Pediatrics;
Heather L. Burrows, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Medicine. Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director Pediatric Residency Program, Associate Chair of Education, Pediatrics
Amy E. Fleming, MD, MHPE, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs
Joseph A. Jackson, MD, Duke University School of Medicine. Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Meg G. Keeley, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine. Professor of Pediatrics; Assistant Dean for Student Affairs; Director Post Clerkship Program
Sharon Kileny, MD, University of Michigan Medicine. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Director, Pediatric Medical Student Education
Kenya A. McNeal-Trice, MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Professor of Pediatrics; Pediatric Residency Program Director; Vice Chair of Education, Pediatrics; Interim Associate Dean of Inclusive Excellence
Valencia P. Walker, MD, MPH, The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Chief Diversity and Health Equity Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Associate Division Chief for Health Equity and Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics.

Description/Learning Objectives:
Microaggressions are identified as brief, commonplace indignities that disrespect persons based on their race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious practice, and/or disability. This workshop aims to enhance the professional development of medical educators by teaching methods of identifying and preventing microaggressions as well as supporting learners experiencing such affronts. This instruction will promote diversity and safe learning environments in medical education. The eight faculty presenting this workshop come from seven different academic institutions from across the United States and represent a diversity of experience and thought on the subject. While overt displays of aggression (i.e., physical abuse) currently occur less commonly, subtly demeaning comments and behaviors related to trainees’ gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious practices, and/or disability have persisted through generations of medical training. Over half of students at one United States medical school reported experiencing microaggressions during their training (Espaillat A, et. al., Perspect Med Educ, 8(3): 143-151 [2019]), which can provoke intense, negative physical and emotional reactions. These negative experiences may impair trainees’ relationships with patients and their families, clinical instructors, and colleagues and decrease learner engagement in and enjoyment of clinical medicine. Many practicing physicians have experienced and/or witnessed such disrespect, yet may be uncomfortable in identifying all types of these behaviors, confronting the aggressors, and counselling learners in these situations. At workshop’s conclusion, attendees will be able to: identify all forms of microaggressions; recognize microaggressions against medical trainees (by patients, other students, graduate medical trainees [residents, fellows], physicians, and staff) in clinical environments; and intervene with specific tools to mitigate instances of microaggressions, improving allyship and advocacy while promoting inclusion. (1.5 CME credits)

NOTE: You will receive a questionnaire after the workshop that is part of a multi-institutional research study that has been approved by the University of Virginia Institutional Review Board (Meg Keeley, MD, UVA Principal Investigator, UVA IRBSBS4109).  This questionnaire is separate from the session evaluation sent by the Office of Faculty Development related to CME.  Participation in the research study is voluntary; answering the questionnaire constitutes your agreement to participate in this research study.

 

Net Neutrality: an introduction to the issue and its possible impacts on healthcare

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, Librarian for Digital Life

Description/Learning Objectives: Net Neutrality is the principle that all Internet service providers should enable equal access to all content found on the web, regardless of its source. In December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to rescind laws that made it illegal to block/throttle content; in these class, we will consider how this and future changes can impact patients and healthcare, in areas including: telemedicine; remote monitoring; access to cloud-based EHRs; addressing health disparities; encouraging digital based healthcare innovation; and patient access to online health content such as articles and videos. (1 CME credit)

Journal Club (March)

Thursday, March 18, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Rebecca J. Scharf MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

Article: TBD

APRIL

The Annual Review

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Susan M. Pollart, MD, MS, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development and Ruth E. Murdaugh Professor of Family Medicine and Troy S. Buer, PhD, Director for Faculty Development and Assistant Professor of Medical Education

Description/Learning Objectives: The University of Virginia policy mandates an annual performance review for all faculty. A regular and thoughtful performance review is a critical tool for professional advancement in an academic career. A major goal of the annual review is to assist faculty in assessing their progress toward promotion or attainment of career goals. This session will describe the importance of the annual review, review its essential elements, and list available resources. By the end of this session, participants will be able to describe the fundamentals of an annual review, define reasons an annual review is important and valuable, and list resources available to assist with preparing for the annual review process. (1 CME credit)

Digital Privacy

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, Librarian for Digital Life

Description/Learning Objectives: While many agree that digital privacy is important, not everyone understands exactly what it means or how to protect it. Join Kimberley R. Barker for an overview of the topic, including how privacy law has (and hasn’t) changed since the 1990’s, and what exactly that means for you and your patients. (1 CME credit)

Journal Club (April)

Wednesday, April 15, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Michael C. Spaeder, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Fellowship Director, Pediatric Critical Care

Article: TBD

Certificate Program: Crossing Time and Space Boundaries with Simulation: Evidence-Based Practice Tips

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by M. Kathryn Mutter, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of the Transition Course and the Internship Readiness Course and Margaret K. Sande, MD, MS, MSHPEd, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of the GME Simulation Lab in the ERC

Description/Learning Objectives: Telesimulation is the combined use of telecommunication and simulation resources to educate and train learners remotely. This teaching modality is a remarkable application of technology to expand the accessibility of simulation beyond time and physical boundaries. This interactive workshop will explore various applications and arrangements for telesimulation.  Participants will see evidence-based concepts and best practices and identify ways to successfully implement telesimulation in teaching and learning. By the end of this session, participants will review different applications and arrangements for telesimulation; examine evidence-based best practices for optimizing telesimulation; and identify how to apply practical tips for successful telesimulation performance from shared experiences. (1 CME credit)

 

MAY 

Introduction to Climate Change and its Effects on Healthcare: An Evidence-Based Overview

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, Librarian for Digital Life

Description/Learning Objectives: From the link between worsening air quality and increasing respiratory illness- to the damage of increasingly powerful storms on healthcare facilities- to the link between a rapidly warming Earth and infectious diseases- to the negative effects on mental health, the changing climate is affecting humanity. Join Kimberley for an evidence-based overview of the topic to learn more about current challenges, what needs to be done to best meet changing needs, and how some groups are approaching those challenges. (1 CME credit)

Journal Club (May)

Thursday, May 20, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Elizabeth B. Bradley, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Director of Curriculum Evaluation

Article: TBD

JUNE

Establishing your Personal Brand: Steps for Building a Successful Web Presence

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, Librarian for Digital Life

Description/Learning Objectives: Join Kimberley to learn about the basics of brand-building, and about how these simple steps can lead to a solid web presence that benefits you professionally and personally. By the end of this learning opportunity, participants will be able to define “personal branding;” list best practices for establishing their brand; explain strategies for effectively communicating their brand; describe ways to protect your digital assets; and become familiar with the idea of reputation management. (1 CME credit)

 

Journal Club (June)

Thursday, June 17, 2021
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
CME credits: 1.00

Zoom Virtual Meeting. Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Facilitated by Matthew Miller, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Article: TBD