ATS Supports Medical Educators with Seminars, Workshops

ATS 2015 is providing medical educators with several opportunities to perfect their teaching skills and navigate careers in academia. 

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ICU Educators Workshop
New this year, the Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Research is offering a workshop on ICU bedside teaching. “Teaching on the Fly: A Workshop for Intensive Care Educators,” will be presented from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Sunday, May 17.

The workshop is designed to equip ICU physician educators with teaching tactics to employ during ICU teaching rounds. The workshop is chaired by William Carlos, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis.

The registration fee for this workshop is $75 and includes a box lunch. Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited.

Faculty Development Seminars
For the second year, the ATS International Conference will offer Faculty Development Seminars as part of the Sunrise Seminar series. The Faculty Development Seminars, informal one-hour sessions for attendees who are in the early stages of their professional careers, are sponsored by the Members in Transition and Training Committee. Several speakers will discuss each topic.

The seminars are:

All seminars are from 7 to 8 a.m. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

Medical Education Seminars
The new ATS Section on Medical Education has sold out its three Medical Education Seminars led by master teachers that take place from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. The seminars have been designed to provide conference participants interested in improving their teaching skills with pedagogical insights and techniques to improve their effectiveness in teaching across health care disciplines, age groups, and learning venues.

The sessions are:
Sunday, May 17: “How to Teach Millennials and Increase Learning Across Generations,” David Roberts, MD, director of international programs, Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Monday, May 18: “How to Energize Large Group Learning,” Henry Fessler, MD, associate dean for undergraduate medical education, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Tuesday, May 19: “How to Put Modern Educational Strategies into Successful Practice,” Patricia Kritek, MD, EdM, associate professor and associate director of critical care, University of Washington, Seattle, and chair of the ATS Section on Medical Education

New Session for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors
A new Saturday session for training program directors will be presented by the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD) in collaboration with the ATS. More information on this session will be available soon at the ATS 2015 website. For questions, contact Lauren Lynch, director of ATS Education Products and Programs, at or 212-315-8698; or Eileen Larsson, chief program officer, at or 212-315-8609.

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