2021 Education Symposium

Enhancing Quality of Health Sciences Education
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 9:00 am–2:45 pm via Zoom

Open to the entire health sciences community

Education – it’s so much more than what happens in the presence of our learners.  Join us for the 8th Annual Education Symposium and learn skills for both teaching and creating healthy environments.  With workshop topics ranging from team based learning, mentoring, group peer review, emotional intelligence and much more! Invest in your teaching through networking and learning at the Symposium.  

Registration now open!

Draft agenda (subject to change)

Call for Proposals *Now Closed*

The Academy of Health Science Educators seeks engaging presenters to lead interactive workshops, and present educational scholarship reports.

You are invited to submit proposals related to a broad range of topics in health sciences education appropriate to an interprofessional audience, including but not limited to submissions that focus on 1) engaging learners, 2) equity, diversity and inclusion, 3) evaluation and feedback strategies, and 4) grants and funding in healthsciences education.

Workshops (75 minute session): Task-oriented, interactive sessions allowing attendees to practice the concepts and skills presented; audience participation is an integral component. At least 45 minutes of the workshop will be interactive.

ePosters - Education Scholarly Project Presentations (5 minute session): Prepare an electronic poster on a scholarly project that you have completed or is in progress. Present a brief 5 minute report. These will be presented during the lunch session.

Ted Talks: Prepare a dynamic, engaging presentation of less than 12 minutes to describe your work in any of the broad range of topics in health sciences education listed above. If possible, discuss a new and exciting element of your work, or present a compelling new strategy. Challenge the audience, or make them think about things in new ways.

All submissions must be received on or before Monday, May 24, at 5:00 pm

Proposal Submissions
To submit a proposal, complete the online form here. All submissions must adhere to the format for each session type.

Notification of acceptance will occur in end of June 2021

Proposal Submission Resources
• Download a PDF of proposal submission guidelines here.
• Download a PDF of learning objectives for continuing education/faculty development here.
• Download a workshop agenda example here.


Accreditation: The University Of Utah School Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Speaker and Planning Committee Disclosure Summary: The University of Utah School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office (UUCME) meets ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence expectations regarding the identification and mitigation of relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies. Everyone in control of content, including all speakers and planners, must disclose financial relationships in any amount within the past 24 months and any relevant financial relationships must be mitigated prior to the activity start.

Disclosure: None of the faculty or planners or anyone in control of content for this continuing medical education activity have any relevant financial relationships since the content does not cover any products/services of a commercial interest; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose or mitigate.

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