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Conference: ASPE Town Hall Report

Conference: ASPE Town Hall Report
By: Valerie Fulmer, President, ASPE

The June ASPE conference in Kansas City was a rewarding time to connect with many ASPE members in person; however, I realize that it probably feels like a distant memory at this point. Many members were not able to attend, which may leave some feeling “out of the loop.” Let us start with some conversations the membership had with the executive committee (EC) during a “Town Hall” meeting at the conference. 

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Conference: A Recap of SP Day

Conference: A Recap of SP Day
By: Dan Brown, Emory University School of Medicine

Saturday, June 16, 2018 was ASPE’s annual SP day, and participation was at a record high. 45 SPs signed up for the full day of speakers and activities. There were 11 breakout sessions, a plenary speaker, and several other activities.

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Conference: Dr. Kim Edward LeBlanc’s Plenary Address to ASPE: Do We Need Clinical Skills Assessment?

Conference: Dr. Kim Edward LeBlanc’s Plenary Address to ASPE: Do We Need Clinical Skills Assessment?
By: Michael Maury, UC-San Diego

Tuesday’s ASPE plenary address was delivered by Dr. Kim Edward LeBlanc. Dr. LeBlanc is the Executive Director of the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC). CSEC creates and administers the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination. He is a family physician with a certification in Sports Medicine, previously served on the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners for nearly 14 years, and was Professor and Head of the Department of Family Medicine at the LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans for 11 years.

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Conference: Dr. David Zamierowski’s Plenary Address to ASP: Cybernetics and Empathy

Conference: Dr. David Zamierowski’s Plenary Address to ASP: Cybernetics and Empathy
By Kerensa Peterson, Northwestern University

Dr. David S. Zamierowski delivered the opening plenary session to an eager group of ASPE Annual Conference attendees on Sunday, June 17th in Kansas City, MO.  He began his lecture by walking the audience through a brief history of cybernetics.

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Conference: Dr. Jo Brown’s Plenary Address to ASPE: Putting Simulation in an Educational Context – Some Fresh Insights

Conference: Dr. Jo Brown’s Plenary Address to ASPE: Putting Simulation in an Educational Context – Some Fresh Insights
By: Dan Brown, Emory University School of Medicine

Monday morning at ASPE began with a plenary address from Dr. Jo Brown, Head of Quality in Teaching and Learning at Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, titled Putting Simulation in an Educational Context – Some Fresh Insights. Dr. Brown began with a caveat: “You may not agree with everything I say.” She paused, then added “Good.”

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Poster Winners: 2018 ASPE Conference

Poster Winners: 2018 ASPE Conference
Compiled by: Todd Lash, Publication Committee Chair

Each year eligible posters are judged using criteria based on Glassick criteria for scholarship (Glassick CE et al, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1997) and first-place and honorable mention prizes are awarded. Details regarding the winning posters, as provided along with all poster submissions on the conference website, follow below. Congratulations to the winners!

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ASPE Conference 2018 By the Numbers

ASPE Conference 2018 By the Numbers
By: Todd Lash, Publications Committee Chair

The annual ASPE Conference, “Power of the Past, Force of the Future,” will be held in Kansas City, MO, from Saturday, June 16 – Wednesday, June 20. Each year we like to summarize some numbers to demonstrate the diversity in program offerings.

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SIGs: Introducing the Social Justice Special Interest Group

SIGs: Introducing the Social Justice Special Interest Group
By: Kevin Hobbs

The Social Justice Special Interest Group (SIG) has assembled a description of the SIG. The SIG was established in 2017 and currently has 6 active members and 12 associate members.

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General Interest: Top 5 Lists for Kansas City

General Interest: Top 5 Lists for Kansas City
Submitted by: Julie Mack, KU School of Medicine

Julie Mack has shared some “Top 5” lists of destinations and restaurants in Kansas City.

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General Interest: An ASPE Conference First-Timer’s Guide

Submitted by: Dan Brown, Emory School of Medicine

Last summer, I attended the ASPE conference for the first time. I had been an SP Educator for six months, and knew I would be learning a lot, but really had no idea what to expect. Nine months later, and having just booked my attendance at the 2018 conference, these are my lasting impressions, along with advice that did (or would have done) me some good:

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Poster Winners: 2017 ASPE Conference

Poster Winners: 2017 ASPE Conference
Compiled by: Todd Lash

Each year two categories of posters, research and innovation, are eligible for competition and recognition during the conference. Eligible posters are judged using criteria based on Glassick criteria for scholarship (Glassick CE et al, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1997) and first-place and honorable mention prizes are awarded for each category. Details regarding the winning posters, as provided along with all poster submissions on the conference website, follow below. Congratulations to the winners!

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ASPE Conference 2017 By the Numbers

ASPE Conference 2017 By the Numbers
By: Todd Lash, Publications Committee Chair

The annual ASPE Conference, “Building a Global Network to Expand Ideas and Knowledge,” will be held in Alexandria, VA, from Saturday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 7. In case you’re worried that you might have too much down time, we have totaled some numbers to demonstrate the diversity in program offerings.

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Spotlight on Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Spotlight on Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
By: SIG Chairs
Compiled and submitted by: Todd Lash

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are groups that work to strengthen the relationships, awareness, knowledge and skills specific to a particular aspect of SP practice. ASPE currently has four SIGs (GTA/MUTA, Hybrid, Interprofessional Education, and SPs Beyond Healthcare) that are all housed with the Educational Content Committee. In general all SIGs serve the following purposes:

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Looking forward to the 2017 ASPE Conference, Alexandria, VA

Looking forward to the 2017 ASPE Conference, Alexandria, VA
By Val Fulmer, ASPE President-elect

ASPE Board of Directors President-elect Valerie Fulmer is the Director of the Standardized Patient Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In preparation for the 2017 ASPE Conference, “Building a Global Network to Expand Ideas and Knowledge,” in Alexandria, VA, Val shared some thoughts about what she is looking forward to at the conference:

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