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Alfred G. Gilman Symposium on Education - Cancelled

The Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) will be sponsoring the 10th Annual Alfred G. Gilman Educational Symposium. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The Symposium is a fantastic opportunity for learners, faculty, and educators who are interested in learning about important topics related to mentoring, advising, and coaching within medical education. The event will be held on North Campus and the welcome will take place in the T. Boone Pickens Auditorium. The breakout sessions will also be held on North Campus in designated rooms depending on the agenda topic.

Tentative Agenda

North Campus – T. Boone Pickens Auditorium 

8 a.m. Welcome

8:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker

9:15 a.m. Panel Discussion - Mentoring/Advising/Coaching/Sponsoring

10 a.m. Break

Morning Breakout Sessions:

Breakout A – Mentoring for Career

  • Helping Graduate Students Make the Perfect Career Choice
  • Financial Planning for Retirement
  • Succession Planning
  • Social  Activism

Breakout B – Mentoring for Education

  • Effective Approaches to Journal Clubs
  • Learning Objectives/Question Writing
  • Utilizing D2L to Enhance Teaching
  • Mentoring a Struggling Learner


Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

Breakout C – Mentoring for Wellness

  • Optimizing Mentor-Student Relationship for Training Your Ph.D. Student
  • Gatekeeper Training

Breakout D – Mentoring for Scholarship

  • Getting Published – Incorporating Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks in Mentees’ Papers
  • UT Southwestern resources for support of Scholarship
  • Making your Mentees’ work Scholarly

Registration Information

Pre-registration will be available soon. While pre-registration is not required, please note that space is limited for the breakout sessions and lunch orders are available for only those who register for the afternoon sessions. 

To ensure that you have a space in your preferred breakout sessions, registration is strongly encouraged. Once you register for these sessions, you will receive an email to select lunch options. You will get to choose the type of lunch (box lunch or salad), as well as the contents of the box lunch or salad from a various menu selections.