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Innovations in Education 2017 Symposium

Woke up this morning still energized by the lessons and discussions from yesterday! It was an absolute pleasure learning and sharing with more than 160 medical educators from throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Congratulations are deserved by the Division of Education in Lehigh Valley Health Network (@LVHN) for a wonderful event.

Here is a snapshot of what they pulled together (and what I was able to participate in):

  1. Crafting a Story of You for Resilience and Vitality Within Professional Identity Formation – Hedy S. Wald, PhD
  2. The Top Three Creative Teaching Strategies for 2017: Be Wise to What’s Up and Coming – Michele L. Deck, MEd
  3. Beyond the Classroom: Using Virtual and Social Learning Tools – Virginia Cooney, MS and Andrew Katz, MA
  4. How to Conquer Presentation Challenges and Avoid Common Pitfalls – Amy B. Smith, PhD, and Nicole Defenbaugh, PhD
  5. Igniting the Fire Presentation Style: Hospital-Based Interprofessional Simulation Program – Deborah S. Arnold, MSN, RN
  6. Effective Learning and Behavior Change Requires Time – yours truly

There is nothing like being there – and I have made many new connections that may last a career – but to give a sense of what was shared, I have pulled together my notes from the event in a simple Storify:

Brian S McGowan, PhD

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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