Plenary Program – September 23, 2015

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The future of medical education

Larry Chu, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Anesthesia will speak on the future of medical education.
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Keynote presentation

Howard Rheingold will give the opening keynote presentation.
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2015 Core Themes

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Meet the Millennial medical learners

Who are today’s Millennial medical learners? What drives their learning preferences? What aspects of today’s medical education system engage and attract these learners? What gaps exist and how might we innovate medical education from a learner-centered perspective?

Meet the new medical educators–opportunities and challenges for innovation

Who are the educators driving innovation today? How are they engaging with modern learners and what have been the keys to their success? What obstacles and challenges have educational innovators faced and how have they overcome these challenges? In this core theme we will uncover opportunities and challenges for innovation in medical education.

Social media, collaboration + open access: the new classroom

The new classroom has left the corridors and lecture halls of the physical domain. How has social media reshaped the educational landscape for medical education? How are new modalities for collaboration, collective intelligence and open access to information reshaping the learning environment?

Interdisciplinary learning

Interdisciplinary teamwork has been recognized by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Healthcare System for the 21st Century, as a necessity to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Healthcare practitioners will have to learn new skills and adopt new strategies to interact and work with each other in order to improve the delivery of patient care.  How might medical educators develop new curricula that encourages and supports interdisciplinary learning? What are the opportunities and challenges that exist for adoption of interdisciplinary learning across the healthcare spectrum?

Longitudinal and lifelong learning: The future of CME

What is the future of CME?  How is it going to change or how should it change? Medicine is advancing faster than institutional systems can keep up.  Continuing education will represent a critical skill for survival.  The concept of continuing education needs a makeover as well as cultural change within practice of medicine.

Keynote presentation

Abraham Verghese, MD will give the closing keynote presentation.
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