2018 PAEA Education Forum: Workshops

Right before this year’s Education Forum in Anaheim, we will be offering a robust lineup of PAEA Workshops. We will be offering some of our classic core workshops, along with others you might not have seen before.

All times are subject to change. The registration deadline is October 12.

Clinical Coordinators 101

October 22 – October 24
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Leading clinical education and securing clinical sites is a unique role that clinical coordinators are charged with undertaking. To thrive in this role, learning alongside peers is key to success. Clinical Coordinators 101 is the perfect place to learn with other faculty who are also new to the role. Led by expert facilitators who are experienced clinical coordinators themselves, this workshop is designed to offer new clinical coordinators practical advice and a wealth of useful strategies to help them get acclimated to their new role and begin to develop a personalized toolbox of resources and strategies.

Facilitators: Laura Gerstner, Mace Hamblin, Elana Min, April Stouder

CME hours: 19.25

Members

$925

Non-Members

$975

Faculty Skills 101

October 22 – October 24
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stepping into the role of faculty member is exciting and challenging, especially if you are new to education. Active learning, learner-centeredness, and learning objectives – it’s a lot to take in. Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. This workshop is designed for faculty who are new to education and are looking for a place to get acclimated to the role of educator. In this three-day workshop, you will learn the basic techniques and tools required for effective teaching and learning from experienced educators who have the expertise and passion to help new faculty become excellent educators.

Facilitators: Chris Hanifin, Shaun Lynch, Betsy Melcher, Linda Sekhon, Virginia Valentin, Thomas Woods

CME hours: 19.5

Members

$925

Non-Members

$975

Taking the First Step: Getting Started in Research and Publishing

October 23 – October 24
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Do you have a question or topic that you'd like to research, but don’t know where to start? Then this workshop is for you! Join our cadre of well-published, established PA faculty researcher facilitators. No experience or prior knowledge of research is needed for participating in this workshop — the only necessary prerequisite is an interest in learning about the basics of research and publishing. In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Develop a focused, answerable research question
  • Plan a research project according to research design and publishing standards
  • Implement your research project
  • Avoid common research proposal and study design pitfalls
  • Choose an analytic plan and make sense of results
  • Construct abstracts and posters to disseminate results

Join this workshop to start the process of building your research and scholarship portfolio.

Note: This workshop is geared toward helping faculty develop workforce, health services, and education research. It is not for those seeking to develop clinical manuscript work or clinical trials/research.

Facilitators: Sheena Brown-Waller, Rick Dehn, Trent Honda, Donovan Lessard

CME hours: 12

Members

$775

Non-Members

$825

Faculty Skills 201

October 23 – October 24
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Now that you have a basic understanding of academia and what it means to be a faculty member, it’s important to continue building your repertoire of instructional strategies and teaching techniques. Navigating the role of faculty member requires ongoing professional development, and Faculty Skills 201 is the perfect solution. In this two-day workshop, experienced faculty will learn how to take their teaching to the next level to ensure that comprehensive learning occurs.

Note: This workshop is designed for faculty with at least three years of teaching experience. We recommend that you attend Faculty Skills 101 before registering for this workshop.

Facilitators: Anthony Brenneman, Shalon Buchs, Bettie Coplan

CME hours: 14.25

Members

$775

Non-Members

$825

Building a Culture of Assessment

October 23 – October 24
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.

PAEA’s Assessment Team will lead a two-day workshop to assist faculty in building a more robust culture of assessment. Participants will learn what assessment really is and how to most appropriately utilize assessment data. Exploration will follow the curriculum, from admissions to graduation, reviewing both formative assessments that help students learn and the all-important summative evaluation. Lastly, this workshop will review the process of using assessment data to evaluate programs, assist with accreditation, and drive programmatic change.

Note: This workshop is intended for experienced faculty, specifically those with designated roles in assessment, evaluation, or outcomes, as well as program directors and clinical faculty.

Facilitators: Kim Cavanagh, Denise Rizzolo, Olivia Ziegler

CME hours: 14.75

Members

$775

Non-Members

$825

Recruiting for Excellence

October 23
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

While the PA applicant pool remains robust, a commitment to recruiting a diverse workforce with a focus on inclusive excellence is necessary to meet the needs of diverse patient populations and reduce pervasive health disparities. At this one-day workshop, you will:

  • Identify high-impact higher education practices that help traditionally underrepresented populations (i.e., first-generation college students, racial and ethnic minorities, and economically disadvantaged students) succeed
  • Discuss application trends and outcomes with pre-health advisors
  • Review partnership models with local communities that can help to recruit a diverse, talented applicant pool

This hands-on, experiential workshop will use a global approach to examine what’s working across health professions education and recruitment trends in higher education. Beyond recruitment, participants will explore how to cultivate and sustain an inclusive teaching and learning environment focused on achieving excellence and highlighting best practices.

Facilitators: Kim D’Abreu, Kendall Mealy

CME hours: 7

Members

$400

Non-Members

$425

Pathways to Program Leadership

October 23
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This one-day workshop is designed to prepare today’s faculty to become tomorrow’s program leaders. Session topics include:

  • Personal strength assessment
  • Career goal-setting as a plan for promotion
  • Identification of top leadership characteristics
  • Recognition of administrative skills needed for success
  • Maximization of faculty development opportunities
  • Strategic planning and decision-making
  • Crucial conversations and impactful communication
  • Keeping inclusivity as a top priority

Join three experienced PA leaders as they share their unique views on leadership and assist participants in creating a clear plan to develop their own leadership pathways through career goal-setting.

Note: This workshop is intended for aspiring PA program leaders.

Facilitators: Mary Jo Bondy, Karen Hills, Terry Scott

CME hours: 7

Members

$400

Non-Members

$425

Innovations in Teaching and Learning with Technology

October 24
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This workshop is designed to help educators develop an approach to technology integration in the classroom. Presenters will share lessons and project ideas used in both didactic and clinical curricula. From “sage on the stage” to “guide on the side,” participants will engage in hands-on activities, mastering a set of cross-platform tools that cater to the diversity and inclusion of all learning styles. Participants will be given access to an e-book with tutorials and lesson ideas. In order to maximize the experience, it is highly recommended that participants bring any mobile devices that they use regularly, regardless of whether these are used in a teaching environment.

Facilitators: Maria Maldonado, Jen Ramos, Alberto Vallejo

CME hours: 6.5

Members

$400

Non-Members

$425

Ensuring Program Quality Through Best Practices and Data-Driven Decisions

October 24
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This one-day workshop is geared towards anyone tasked with carrying out accreditation initiatives at their program — including administrators, program directors, medical directors, and faculty. The workshop provides a safe space to ask questions about accreditation, benchmarking, and application preparation. Led by three experienced educators with program leadership and accreditation service, this workshop reviews the ARC-PA Standards, provides tips pertaining to all accreditation applications, and examines hands-on cases to maximize participant engagement and acquisition of knowledge.

Facilitators: Stephanie Bowlin, Gene Jones, Ted Ruback

CME hours: 7

Members

$400

Non-Members

$425

PAEA's Competencies for New PA Graduates: An Introduction and Implementation Strategies

October 24
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

This one-time workshop will introduce Core Competencies for New Physician Assistant Graduates to participants, allowing them an opportunity to do a deep dive into the six domains presented. The Competencies have been meticulously developed over the past two years and reflect a culmination of stakeholder insights, literature review, and a health professions competency crosswalk. The final report represents six competency domains that reaffirm a patient-centered focus, the role of society and population health, an emphasis on communication and team-focused care, and the larger systems that impact health and well-being. This workshop will utilize a backward design methodology to center group discussion and provide an opportunity for attendee feedback on the Competencies. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the Core Competencies for New Physician Assistant Graduates report
  • Demonstrate large group dialogue
  • Apply real-time thematic analysis to distill insights from large group participation

Facilitators: Mary Jo Bondy, Sara Fletcher, Karen Hills

CME hours: 3

Members

$225

Non-Members

$250

The Time to Plan for 2020 HRSA Grant Opportunities Is NOW

October 24
Wednesday: 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

PA educators often struggle to incorporate grant writing on the scale of a HRSA submission into their busy schedules — this workshop will address this conundrum head-on. HRSA Title VII Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) grants and the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) grants play an important role supporting both PA education programs and students. The facilitators of this workshop are experienced grant writers and reviewers who will share the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to plan, write, and submit a HRSA PCTE/SDS grant application. They will also address how success with grant writing is an important feature of faculty promotion and tenure that may lead to increased PA program output of scholarly work.

Facilitators: Mike DeRosa, Karen Hills, Dave Keahey, Kevin Lohenry, Tyler Smith, Paula Phelps

CME hours: 3.75

Members

$225

Non-Members

$250

 

Please note: PAEA Workshops, formerly known as Pando™ Workshops, are highly interactive, immersive faculty learning experiences. These workshops teach participants about techniques and resources they can use to run their PA program more effectively. The registration fee includes lunch. All workshops are subject to cancellation based on registration numbers. These decisions will be made by August 17. All attendees will be notified by email in this unlikely event.

Workshop attendees grant PAEA permission for any photographs taken during the workshops to be used on the PAEA website, in PAEA publications, and in other promotional materials.

PAEA Workshops are intended for and limited to those directly involved in PA and/or medical education. Vendors and third-party representatives will be prohibited from attending any of the workshops. If a vendor or third-party representative registers for a workshop, PAEA reserves the right to cancel the registration without reimbursement of registration fees. If you are interested in sponsoring a workshop or have any questions about your registration status, please reach out to Workshops@PAEAonline.org to confirm.

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