Educational Strategies Workshop

Clearwater Beach, Florida
Monday, May 14, 2018

MON MAY 14  
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration Desk Open
Staff:  Sheilah Jewart

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Dinner
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Welcome & Opening Remarks
PechaKucha - AMSMIC Style Ice-Breaker
Who you are, what you teach and how
you are insuring microbiology and
immunology has a role in the integrated

Stump the Chief Introduction
TUE MAY 15  
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast - included
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Frontiers in Immunology
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Lessons from the Frontier, What M2s Need
to Know and Why

   •Raj Tiwari, PhD
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Lessons from the Frontier, What M2s Need
to Know and Why

   •Perspective from the Audience
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Immunizing the Curriculum: Integrating
Immunology into the Microbiology, Organ
Systems and Integrated Curricula

   •Ken Rosenthal, PhD
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch - Included
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Essential Elements
   •Ken Rosenthal, PhD 
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

First Aid for Your MCQs
   •JoAnna Rayner, PhD
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: First Aid for USMLE-Styled MCQ
Participants are asked to bring 4 MCQ's**
  Evening on Own

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast - included
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

What's New in Effective Instruction for the
iGen Learner - Proximity Based Teaching.
Mini Lectures to Foster Critical Thinking

   •Susan Farrell, PhD
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Successes, Innovations and Lessons
Learned from you the Attendees
   •20 min Talks / 10 min Discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch - included
 AM/PM Afternoon Free to work on Stump the Chief
Thur MAY 17  
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast - included
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Strategies for Winnowing, Eliminating the
Weevils, Consensus Building in the
 •Julie Kerry, PhD
   •Gordon Churchward, PhD
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Why M2x Love Sketchy Medical
   •Nicholas Boire, PhD
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Winnowing the Curriculum
   •Perspectives from the Audience
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch - included
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

What have we learned in the last 100
years and why the flu is still the Flu.
 •Michael Schmidt, PhD
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Successes, Innovations and Lessons
Learned from you the Attendees
•20 min Talk / 10 min Discussion
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Group Discussion
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner and Stump the Chief
AM / PM Departures / Stay over and enjoy the beach!

*PenchaKaucha-AMSMIC Style--As you know PechaKucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each in order to keep your presentations concise and fast-pasted.  We are going to use this to enable all of us to get to know one another quickly.  Ideally, your slide(s) will have your name, institution, your role in the medical curriculum and what you hope to gain from the metting.  The conference Website ( is again in iTunesU.  It will have the Template ready to go.

**MCQ workshop -  Joanna Rayner, Professor & Chair of Microbiology and Immunology from St/ Goerge's University, Grenda, West Indies will lead us in a workshop on MCQ First Aid.  We ask that you each bring 5 multiple choice questions you are willing and able to share, ideally in Word, that you are presently using to test your content.  The questions can address issues beyond Microbiology and Immunology but the goals for the workshop is teach you how to effectively critique your questions and learn strategies for improving their quality.  A third goal will be to introduce you to the case box format /standard vignette format for future use.  It is our intention to share the all of the questions with the group. 


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Registration Includes:
      Welcome Dinner - Mon
      (3) Lunches - Tue/Wed/Thu
      Closing Dinner - Thu
      Refreshment Breaks
      Workshop Materials

    Fee before March 30:

    Faculty - $650
    Social Guest - $275

    Fee after March 30:
    Faculty - $750
    Social Guest - $275

    To pay by Check:
    Make payable to:
    Amazing Occasions
    9037 Ron Den Lane
    Windermere, FL 34786