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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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75-minute Panel Session

The Panel sessions are intended to examine diverse perspectives and approaches to educational subjects or issues. Collaborative interdepartmental or interinstitutional work is encouraged. A moderator will facilitate panel comments and audience participation. You may choose your own moderator. The allocated time 75 minutes for a panel session is intended for two (2) or more panelists and a moderator followed by responses from the audience, and exchange between participants.  
 
Submission Format
Panel Sessions are limited to a total of 2500 characters, not including title, authors, institutional affiliations, rational, learning objectives, speaker experience and references. Proposals must include the following components:

  • Rationale: Why the topic is important, timely, and relevant to healthcare education
  • Learning Objectives (3-5): What participants will know or be able to do because of this session
  • Session Methods and Format: The amount of time allocated to each speaker or element of the program. Describe the format of the session and the methods that will be used to engage participants.
  • Experience: Briefly describe the experience of the speaker(s).

Submission Deadline
February 15, 2020
 

Submit Your Panel Session Proposal

75-minute Workshop Session
The Workshop sessions are intended to be informative, engaging and hands-on. The allocated time 75 minutes for a workshop is intended to be used for creation of take-away deliverables by the attendees of the session. 

Submission Format
Abstracts are limited to a total of 2500 characters, not including title, authors, institutional affiliations and references.

Submission Deadline
February 15, 2020

Submit Your Workshop Proposal

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