SWAT Educational Symposium Agenda

Registration is now open.

For more information regarding the symposium, please contact Carmen Davis. carmen.davis@utsouthwestern.edu

Thursday, April 6

TimeAgenda ItemLocation
9 – 10 a.m.

Plenary Session

This will be an interactive plenary session. A brief Q&A session will follow.

The Curriculum Fellows Program:
An Education Laboratory Designed to Propel Innovation

David L. Van Vactor, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology and Director of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program at Harvard Medical School

Excellence in Education (Simmons) Auditorium (NB2.EEF)
10 – 11 a.m. 

Concurrent Panel Discussions 

Panel Discussion: Issues in Biomedical Graduate Education, writing training grants, designing new courses, preparation for grant writing, and mentoring students on careers

Panelists: David L. Van Vactor, Ph.D.Joseph Albanesi, Ph.D.John Abrams, Ph.D.Melanie Cobb, Ph.D.; and Paul Sternweis, Ph.D.

Location: Excellence in Education (Simmons) Auditorium (NB2.EEF)


Excel at teaching…and still generate RVU’s
(Respected and successful clinician educators will share their tips and tricks on successfully incorporating medical education into their clinical activities.)

Panelists: Aditee Ambardekar, M.D.Robert Rege, M.D.Vineeta Mittal, M.D.Tom Dalton, M.D.; and Blake Barker, M.D.

Location: ND13.218 Classroom

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lunch and Poster Session

Posters will be set up on Thursday morning and taken down by the end of the day.

*Only those participants registering on Thursday, April 6th, for both the Plenary Session and Session 1 of the Concurrent Small Group Sessions or; All Day, will receive a box lunch.

NG3 Commons Area
1 - 4 p.m.

Concurrent Small Group Sessions

Session 1: 1 – 2:15 p.m.

Ethics & IRB Pitfalls Encountered in Medical Education Research –
(This interactive 90 minute workshop asks participants to put themselves in various roles in the medical education research enterprise (trainee investigator, faculty investigator, subject) and respond to a series of research ethics case vignettes which embody common regulatory and research-ethics issues posed by education-centered research.)
Presenter: John Sadler, M.D.

Medical Education Tracks for students, residents or fellows –
(Faculty and fellows will present models of medical education tracks for students, residents and fellows that are currently available on this campus. This will be followed by a discussion of how to start such a track and campus resources that might be shared among such programs)
Presenters: Lynne Kirk, M.D.Angela Mihalic, M.D.Dorothy Sendelbach, M.D.; Molly Camp, M.D.; Yvonne Covin, M.D.; and Ami DeWaters, M.D.

Making the Perfect Career Choice after the Ph.D: A Guide for Students and Their Mentors – Natalie Lundsteen, Ph.D.

Session 2: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

The UT Southwestern Experience with TBL Thus Far –
(Presentation on the reasons for choosing TBL as an active learning strategy, the approach to faculty development and implementation of TBL curriculum and the results of our efforts to date, including data on student performance and group functioning.)
Presenters: Lindsey Pershern, M.D., and James Wagner, M.D.

Hook your Audience: Enhancing Learning in Large Group Presentations –
(The session will review what is known about how to be an effective speaker and how to incorporate active learning techniques into large group presentations. This will be followed by an opportunity to critique a presentation using a rubric that incorporates principles discussed.)
Presenters: Angela Mihalic, M.D., and Dorothy Sendelbach, M.D.

Navigating this new entity known as Scholarly Activity…! –
(In an active learning exercise, we will discuss what we have experienced so far in the implementation of Scholarly Activity in the new medical school curriculum, what has seemed right, and what has presented as “unknown-unknowns”…)
Presenters: Rene Galindo, M.D., Ph.D., and Philip Shaul, M.D.

Various Locations on North Campus
4 - 6 p.m.

SWAT Reception

Registrants are invited to join the guest speaker and SWAT members for light hors d’oeuvres.

ND14 Main dining area

Friday, April 7

TimeAgenda ItemLocation
8 – 10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Small Group Sessions 

Session 1: 8 – 9:15 a.m.

Teaching Clinical Reasoning
(This will be a review of theory, literature, and evidence base behind the teaching of clinical reasoning. The UT Southwestern medical school experience with teaching clinical reasoning and the outcomes will also be reviewed.)
Presenter: James Wagner, M.D.

Conflict Resolution:  Communicating Through Conflict –  
(Conflict is a normal, and even healthy, part of any organization. This Conflict Resolution workshop introduces effective communication strategies to help individuals reduce the negative aspects and increase the positive.)
Presenter: Ramona Dorough


Session 2: 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

How to Use the Media to Your Advantage
(This interactive session co-led by a physician and a former television reporter will give you the practical dos and don’ts when being interviewed by print, television and social media. You will develop personal strategies of extending your “brand” beyond UT Southwestern.”)
Presenter: Keith Argenbright, M.D.

Fostering Innovative Translational Research by Teams - Cancer Prevention and Treatment Delivery in our Community –
(There is tension between building an independent investigator-driven research agenda and participating in collaborative team science. In today’s funding environment, pursuit of both is critical. Different skills are required and must be cultivated for success. This panel will present 3 case examples in cancer research that resulted in peer reviewed funded grants.)
Presenter: Jasmin Tiro, Ph.D., and panelists



Various locations on South Campus

*Session times and locations are subject to change; please check confirmatory email that will be sent to all registrants after registration closes for final times and locations.