GRIPE 2020 Pre-Conference Workshops Announced!

During the upcoming GRIPE meeting in San Antonio, there will be two terrific pre-conference sessions for your consideration. Sessions will be held concurrently beginning at 12:30 pm on Thursday, January 23.

Teaching in the Internet Age: Optimizing Educational Techniques in the World of the Smartphone
Presented by Geoff Talmon

The Internet Age has changed the landscape of education. While innovations such as eLearning, YouTube videos, and other online resources are visible, the use of “tried and true” teaching methods that are well-known to educators likely need new approaches. As an example, traditional lectures, often have a singular focus—information delivery. Increased access to factual information via the Internet using devices that are almost always readily available has made simple exposure to information a less important activity. Even student-centered, interactive activities such as problem-based learning may be more effective if different approaches than have been used in the past when students have access to the sum of medical knowledge and search engines. This session will address the technique to optimize teaching in today’s information-rich environment.

Using Social Media to Promote Pathology
Presented by Maren Fuller

Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are great tools to connect with others and share information. These tools can be employed to promote pathology via interacting with other pathologists, educators, medical professionals, medical students, and even the general public. It’s also an excellent way to expand the reach of pathology beyond one’s own department and institution.
The goals of the workshop are to learn the basics of using social media: setting up an account, composing posts, and consideration of “best practices” including HIPPA and privacy concerns. The workshop will also include a hands-on component for all levels: from the basics of setting up an account and posting to using hashtags and an introduction to analytics.


Registration for the GRIPE 2020 Annual Meeting is now open! For more information, visit the 2020 GRIPE Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio in January!