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2020 IHER Conference

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2020 Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Conference

The MCW Office of Academic Affairs invites you to attend the seventh annual Innovations in Healthcare Education Research (IHER) Conference - 

Conference Theme: Professional Identity Formation

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical Education Building
8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226 


Stay tuned for more information about the 2020 IHER Conference, including abstract submissions, workshop details and the announcement of the plenary presentation. 

Please contact us with any questions or comments at IHERConference@mcw.edu 


Call for Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals in the following categories. View each category and follow the link to submit your proposal. You may apply to more than one.

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5-minute Ignite Session

Ignite is all about fast and fun presentations. Speakers must build their healthcare education research presentations with 20 slides, each of which is shown for 15 seconds, giving each speaker 5 minutes of fame. The presentation process compels presenters to provide the most important information efficiently. There is no fixed structure to the open narrative of the Ignite submissions, but authors can use traditional formats (innovations or research abstracts) as guidelines if they wish.

Learn more about Ignite:

Presentation Format
Each presenter will show exactly 20 images in 5:00 minutes with 15 seconds per slide. The slides must advance automatically and the presenter talks along with the images. The presenter is responsible for setting the timing in PowerPoint. Ignite abstracts are limited to 2000 characters.

Submission Deadline
March 1, 2020

Submit your ignite proposal

Innovations in Healthcare Education - Poster or Oral Presentation

An innovation abstract is a report on a unique educational experience that has developed enough to provide valuable lessons and insight worth sharing with the healthcare education community. It is designed to foster scholarly dissemination of novel ideas, methods, or materials in healthcare education. The focus can be on curriculum, teaching, assessment, or any other aspect of healthcare training. An innovations abstract summarizes a problem statement, methodological approach, and lessons learned from the study.

Submission Format
Abstracts are limited to a total of 3000 characters (900 characters per section except the "Significance" section at 300 characters) not including title, authors and institutional affiliations, and references. Please read the directions below and complete appropriate fields.

Submission Deadline
March 1, 2020

Presentation Format

  • 10-minute Oral Presentations: 10 minutes for presenter followed by 5 minutes of discussion 
  • 3-minute Speed Posters: Presented in small group themed sessions with a facilitator to introduce each speaker and to keep the session to time. Multiple presenters will speak sequentially in each small group. Each presenter has three minutes to introduce the poster, followed by two minutes for questions and discussion. This will continue one speaker at a time until all speakers have presented. Once the small group has completed, the remaining time in the poster session is used by presenters to discuss their work with conference participants as they walk by.

Submit Your Innovations Proposal

Research in Healthcare Education - Poster or Oral Presentation

A research abstract is a report on a completed empirical investigation that contributes to healthcare education research and practice, which can include pilot projects, exploratory studies, or even components of larger projects. A research abstract summarizes the major aspects of a project in a prescribed sequence that includes the overall purpose of the study, its basic design, major findings, a result of the analysis, and a summary of interpretations and conclusions. Often it will also include significance of findings, limitations of study, and future implications for research, learning and teaching.

Submission Format
Abstracts are limited to a total of 3000 characters (700 characters per section except the "Significance" section at 200 characters) not including title, authors and institutional affiliations, and references. Please read the directions below and complete appropriate fields.

Submission Deadline
March 1, 2020

Presentation Format

  • 10-minute Oral Presentations: 10 minutes for presenter followed by 5 minutes of discussion, OR
  • 3-minute Speed Posters: Presented in small group themed sessions with a facilitator to introduce each speaker and to keep the session to time. Multiple presenters will speak sequentially in each small group. Each presenter has three minutes to introduce the poster, followed by two minutes for questions and discussion. This will continue one speaker at a time until all speakers have presented. Once the small group has completed, the remaining time in the poster session is used by presenters to discuss their work with conference participants as they walk by.
 

Submit Your Research Proposal

Keynote Address: Dr. Muriel J. Bebeau

The 2020 IHER Conference keynote speaker is sponsored by the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education. 

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Dr MJBebeauThe 2020 Conference will feature keynote speaker Muriel J. Bebeau, PhD, Professor Emerita, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Dr. Bebeau will present on "Understanding Medical Professional Identity Formation and Character Development"

About Dr. Bebeau

Muriel J. Bebeau, PhD, is Professor Emerita, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.  She was a Faculty Affiliate of the University’s Center for Bioethics, former director of the University’s Center for the Study of Ethical Development, and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology.  Beginning in the early 80, she designed and validated measures of professional ethical development to track the effectiveness of a theory-driven, evidence-based approach to professional ethical development.  Dr. Bebeau has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on the effectiveness of professional ethics instruction and assessment, with special emphasis on the formation of a professional identity.  Dr. Bebeau is a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, an honorary fellow in the American College of Dentists, and received a lifetime achievement award from the Association of Moral Education.

 

Livestream

If you are unable to attend Dr. Bebeau's keynote address, you will be able to view it via livestream. A link will become available soon. 

Resources on Professional Identity Formation