Whereas the environment of health professions education once only included lectures, learners now choose from podcasts, vodcasts, free open access medical education (FOAM), massive open online classrooms (MOOC), social media sites, and other online resources (Toohey, 2016; Boysen-Osborn, 2017). Didactic teaching is changing as well with emphasis placed on the flipped classroom, including small group learning, simulation, and team based learning (Toohey, 2016).
The Engaging Learners through Innovation and Technology (ELITe) Conference is a three day symposium for medical educators interested in advancing their teaching skills in the current environment. The conference planning committee has used current literature in medical education as well as personal expertise (two faculty members hold master’s degrees in education, all hold leadership roles in education).
During the conference, learners will apply the techniques taught during the course to practice. Learners will have an opportunity to work one on one with conference faculty and graphic designers/artists to develop lectures, podcasts, and flipped classroom exercises.
The ELITe conference was an exceptional 3-day seminar focused upon best practices in innovative medical education. A talented team of facilitators delivered active, hands-on learning sessions in curricular and instructional design, assessment, problem-based learning, podcasting and other progressive and student-centric pedagogies. Small groups of participants were able to learn together in an interprofessional setting while exploring modern approaches for didactic and clinical learning spanning undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. As a participant, I am walking away with technology-enhanced learning activities, assessments, and digital resources. Thank you for a phenomenal MedEdTech conference. Every session and hands-on activity was relevant, innovative, and geared for the authentic learner. I look forward to attending again next year! – Sheryl
Thank you for your invaluable help last week. Coming to your class has motivated me! Trying to be innovative in my department is challenging, but coming into such a positive learning environment that was so supportive has reinvigorated me to keep working at changing our way of educating our paramedics and EMTs! Educators need to come to your class! – Shelley
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Early bird registration (before January 1, 2020) is $799. Normal registration (after January 1, 2020) is $899
We recommend you stay at the Great Wolf Lodge. Not only is it convenient to stay where the conference is held, but you won’t find many hotels in Orange County as cheap as our room block. The accommodations are great, the water park is a blast and it is minutes from Disneyland if you want to spend a day there before or after the conference!
Cancellation Policy: For cancellations earlier than 2 weeks in advance, your fee will applied to next year’s conference. We cannot accommodate cancellations within 2 weeks of the conference.
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