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ASH regularly produces educational webinars, video series, and podcasts that feature presentations by experts in the field, cover current information on how to best diagnose and care for patients, and topical discussion on issues relevant to hematology. This content is free to stream on ASH On Demand.


Description

Participants will learn the ins and outs of writing multiple-choice questions while learning about common flaws in questions and how to correct them. Participants will better understand how the test question “performance” is evaluated, and the basics of assessment item complexity.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

∙ Understand principles of writing good MCQs, and how to avoid common flaws

∙ Create good MCQs on hematologic topics and edit to “fix” flaws

∙ Understand psychometric measures for test items, and the basics of item complexity

Speakers

  • Dana Matthews, MD, Seattle Children's Hospital

Description

Do you talk about your student loans? Do you ever wonder where your money goes? Do you feel like you’re the only one with impossibly high interest rates? Dr. Kahn and Mr. Youngclaus, faculty of the 2018 ASH Medical Educators Institute, will shed some light on the highly controversial topic of student loan debt.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

∙ Understand the basic fund flow model for medical schools—where money comes from and where it goes

∙ Understand the basics of the macroeconomics of medical education

∙ Understand loan repayment basics

Speakers

  • Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA, Tulane University
  • Jay Youngclaus, Association of American Medical Colleges

Description

On the webinar, current and former ASH Medical Educators Institute (MEI) participants will share their journey through the program and the impact it had on their careers. Panelists will discuss their capstone project which served as a culminating academic experience for the MEI program. Their projects focused on cutting-edge teaching techniques including interactive and simulation-based training and how to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of programs for hematology trainees. Panelists will also describe the challenges, lessons learned, and best practices they experienced during the design and implementation of their project.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

∙ Learn innovative teaching techniques for programs focused on hematology trainees

∙ Explore the pitfalls and best practices of medical education program design and implementation

∙ Gain a better understanding of the MEI program and how it has developed leaders in medical education

Speakers

  • Prakash Vishnu, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Eric Tseng, MD, McMaster University

Description

The upcoming webinar will provide an overview of Grounded Theory qualitative research and its uses for medical education research. It will provide an introduction to the aims and processes that define Grounded Theory and consider the applicability of the approach within medical education research, drawing on examples from the literature.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

∙ Describe the origins and purposes of Grounded Theory

∙ Understand the main processes involved in Grounded Theory research

∙ Evaluate published Grounded Theory studies within medical education research

∙ Review the uses of Grounded Theory for their own research

Speakers

  • Donna Luff, PhD Associate Director of the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, Boston Children’s Hospital & Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Description

In this interactive workshop, Grace Huang, Editor-in-Chief of MedEdPORTAL and editorial board member for Academic Medicine, will discuss how every teaching activity is an opportunity to 'make it count twice' by transforming it into a scholarly product. She will focus on educational interventions that have generalizable value to others and have been evaluated to some extent and will provide tips on how to position your work in a way that highlights your ideas.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

∙ Devise strategies for transforming teaching and educational activities into scholarship

∙ Describe publishing venues for medical education work, using Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL as exemplars

∙ Develop short-term goals for disseminating their work and ideas through scholarship

Speakers

  • Grace Huang, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Description

To better prepare the participants for the Advanced Clinical Research Training Institute in Latin America (CRTI-LA) statistical analysis workshop, Dr. George Tomlinson introduces the basics of uploading and working with data in the statistical software R. R is a free system for statistical computation and graphics. It consists of a language and an editor that allows the user to write code, produce graphics, and run saved programs stored in script files. To learn more about the workshop, please visit the Advanced CRTI-LA webpage for more information about the curriculum, application and your eligibility.

Speakers

  • George Tomlinson, PhD, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

Description

To better prepare the participants for the Advanced Clinical Research Training Institute in Latin America (CRTI-LA) statistical analysis workshop, Dr. Sara Vesely introduces the basics of uploading and working with data in the statistical software SPSS. SPSS is a platform that offers advanced statistical analysis, a vast library of machine learning algorithms, text analysis, open source extensibility, integration with big data and seamless deployment into applications. SPSS is not free and requires a license to operate. To learn more about the workshop, please visit the Advanced CRTI-LA webpage for more information about the curriculum, application and your eligibility

Speakers

  • Sara Vesely, PhD, MPH, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Description

The Clinical Research Training Institute is a program created to produce leaders armed with ideas for clinical hematology research and the tools and resources to make their ideas a reality. It begins with a week-long workshop in La Jolla, California. During the program, participants will learn different research methods as well as work with faculty to improve their project proposals. After the workshop, the mentees are encouraged to maintain communication with their mentors, at least every three months. Small group leaders and participants will meet again at the ASH Annual Meeting in December and finally at the Final Class meeting at ASH HQ in May of the following year.

One of the most important components of CRTI is the mentorship program. The mentorship relationship is an invaluable experience, especially in the world of clinical Hematology. In this webinar, I will discuss:

∙ the expectations of mentors in the CRTI program

∙ the process of mentor/mentee pairing

∙ best practices for being a great CRTI mentor

∙ and how to work with the home mentor

∙ how to handle a mentorship pairing that may not be the right fit

Speakers

  • Ruben Mesa, MD, FACP, Director and May’s Family Foundation Distinguished University Professor and Chair, UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center

Description

More than half of practicing physicians exhibit characteristics of chronic stress and burnout. This trend may begin earlier with the observed decline in empathy during medical student training and the alarming rates of burnout in medical and other students in the health professions. In this presentation, Dr. Haramati will review the pathophysiology of stress and present published outcomes on curricular interventions to help students and faculty manage stress, foster empathy and build resilience. He will share his perspective on why it is essential to incorporate mind-body techniques into the work life of faculty and training curriculum for all health professionals—something that will require both skill and courage.

Objectives:

∙ To describe the prevalence of burnout among physicians and other health professionals

∙ To understand the physiology and pathophysiology of stress and the scientific basis for mind-body therapies used to reduce stress and improve well-being

∙ To learn about interventional models currently being explored for medical students, residents, physicians and academic faculty to prevent, limit or reverse burnout and foster resiliency

Speakers

  • Aviad Haramati, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Medicine, Director, Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE), Georgetown University Medical Center

Description

One of the key educational needs for providers treating patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) is transfusion medicine, and knowing when to transfuse. The first in an education series on SCD, this 1-hour webinar will discuss randomized control trials, acute and chronic transfusion care, complications, choice of blood product, and alloimmunization.

Speakers

  • Jo Howard, MBBChir, MRCP, FRCPath, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Victor R. Gordeuk, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Karina Yazdanbakhsh, PhD, New York Blood Center, New York, NY
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