#GRIPE19 Plenary Speaker Highlights: Dr. Hooman Rashidi

The GRIPE 2019 Annual Winter Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know some of our keynote speakers! We have two plenary speakers this year, and we hope you enjoy their presentations.

Hooman RashidiDr. Rashidi is a board certified Hematopathologist with an extensive background in informatics and medical education. His bioinformatics background dates back to his graduate school years in the 90s (prior to entering medical school). That experience and expertise enabled me to co-author several popular textbooks in bioinformatics along with now being actively involved in developing several machine learning tools and platforms that him and his colleagues are using for their respective studies. In addition he has also been very successful in publishing several very popular digital tools (including several Apps) in the medical education/hematology arena that are now used worldwide. His background and experiences gives him a great perspective of how to convey this knowledge to those interested in the technology arena.
 Integrating Technology Tools in Medical Education
The use of technology and digital platforms in medical education is an integral part of many programs and courses. The misconception amongst many is that one needs to be a technology expert/ computer programmer to be able to build and incorporate such tools in their particular area of interest/coursework. There are many tools made easily accessible and available to the average user that could help build and incorporate such tools in various settings. This session will discuss such possibilities and help in introducing such tools for an audience with a wide background in this technology discipline.

More information on Dr. Geoff Talmon, our plenary speaker for Friday morning, can be found here.

GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest Now Open

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

 

The time is again upon us for the GRIPE 2019 Photo Contest. Photos will be accepted in the following categories:

  • GROSS (specimens, patients, etc)
  • MICRO (sections, cytology, etc)
  • OTHER (EM, immunofluorescence, etc)
Photos will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Clarity of Illustration (good example, well prepared specimen)
  • Photographic Excellence (good lighting, nondistracting background, etc)
  • Usefulness for teaching medical students
  • Does the slide help fill gaps in the GRIPE photo collection

Contributors of photos accepted for entry into the GRIPE Photo Bank will receive a Certificate of Charitable Contribution.

All entries must be original 35mm color transparencies or digital images with a minimum resolution of 768 x 512. There is no limit to the number of entries per person. Please label all images with the name of the entrant, the organ, and the diagnosis and return the completed Contributor Agreement Form posted online with your entries.

All photos are submitted with the understanding that they may be used and distributed as part of the GRIPE Photo Bank. Contributors retain copyright control of the accepted images.

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

Judging will take place at the Winter 2019 GRIPE Meeting, held at the New Orleans Doubletree by Hilton in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Judges will be members of the GRIPE Photo Bank Committee.

Submission Form: Click here!

#GRIPE19 Plenary Speaker Highlights: Dr. Geoff Talmon

The GRIPE 2019 Annual Winter Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like you to get to know some of our keynote speakers! We have two plenary speakers this year, and we hope you enjoy their presentations.

Generation Z as Medical Students: What Can We Expect?
Presented by Geoff Talmon, MD
January 25, 2019 at 9:00am Eastern Time

Geoff TalmonDr. Talmon is a Professor in the Department of Pathology an Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, specializing in gastrointestinal, renal, liver, and transplant pathology. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at UNMC, a fellowship in surgical pathology and the Mayo Clinic, and am currently obtaining a Master of Education in Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Talmon serves as the Department’s Vice Chair of Medical Education, program director for the pathology residency program, director of the UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators, program co-chair for UNMC Master in Health Professions Teaching and Technology Program, and co-leader of the preclinical phase of the medical school curriculum.

Generation Z as Medical Students: What Can We Expect?
While the characteristics of Millennial learners and their differences from older educators have been widely discussed with regard to medical education, a new generation of learners will soon be entering health education: Generation Z. Although they share many similarities to their Millennial predecessors, their perspectives and preferences may have an impact on how Gen Z students approach medical training with implications for instruction and beyond. This session will review the basics of the generations active in medical education today with particular focus on the characteristics of Generation Z students.

Following this session, audience members will be able to:

  • Review characteristics of the 5 generations currently active in medical education
  • Differentiate characteristics of Millennial and Generation Z learners
  • Discuss the impact of Generation Z students’ preferences and tendencies on medical education
  • Develop potential strategies for better engaging Generation Z health professions students

Registration for the GRIPE 2019 Annual Meeting is now open! For more information, visit the 2019 GRIPE Annual Winter Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans in January!

Call for Tom Kent Award Nominees – Deadline 11/15

The Tom Kent Award is designed to recognize an individual’s exceptional lifetime contribution to pathology education. Nominees should have a broad contribution to pathology education and the nomination should focus on a lifetime of contribution, rather than something done at any one point in time.

Letters to the GRIPE Executive Committee from three GRIPE Members from separate institutions are required to nominate an individual. Letters may also come from outside the GRIPE organization. Nominated individuals do not need to be GRIPE members.

Nomination Deadline: November 15, 2018

Download the nomination form here

New Opportunities for Trainees at GRIPE 2019

Mentoring of trainees (medical students and pathology residents) is a rewarding aspect of pathology medical education, and for the first time, the GRIPE 2019 conference in New Orleans is offering trainee mentoring opportunities by two workshops dedicated solely for trainees, which are as follows:

  1. Pathologists: Who are they? What do they do? Is this something for me?
  2. Pathology medical education: What is so special about pathology medical education?

Second, trainees will have an opportunity to submit a poster, allowing them to include it in their curricula vitae. The deadline for this poster is October 1, 2018. GRIPE is inviting ALL trainees to submit posters for the 2019 GRIPE conference as follows:

  1. Medical students are being asked to write a poster on a deficit or problem that they perceive in their pathology basic science course. The student will research the literature and report if this issue has been recognized, addressed, or studied. Finally, they will have a conclusion with possible solutions. This poster should be less than 500 words and should consist of the following categories: Title, Introduction (including their issue to address), Discussion, Conclusion, and References.
  2. Pathology residents are being asked to write a poster on a deficit or problem that they perceive in their pathology residency training. The resident will research the literature and report if this issue has been previously recognized, address, or studied. Finally, they will have a conclusion with possible solutions. This poster should be less than 500 words and should consist of the following categories: Title, Introduction (including their issue to address), Discussion, Conclusion, and References.

One medical student and one resident poster will be recognized at the conference.

Third, students and pathology residents can run for positions on our first trainee committee, which will be responsible for organizing trainee activities at future GRIPE conferences.

Finally, trainees that do attend and pay their registration fee, will automatically receive a year membership in GRIPE for FREE!

PLEASE inform your trainees about this opportunity, since GRIPE’s mission will NOT be successful without your help! Thank you for being part of GRIPE!

For more information on these opportunities, please email support@gripeadmin.org.

Submission Now Open for the 2019 John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship

To encourage the support of professional development for pathology educators, the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is again offering the John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship to a pathology resident who is sincerely interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate teaching of pathology as part of their career planning. GRIPE is a national/international organization of institutions, interest groups, and individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of pathology education in allopathic and osteopathic medical, nursing, dental and allied health schools.

The scholarship covers registration expenses (travel and lodging are not included) for the annual GRIPE Winter meeting will be in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 24-26, 2019. Further details of the meeting can be found online at www.gripemeeting.org.

Please encourage any of your residents who are interested in Pathology medical education to apply before October 31, 2018.

Download the application here.

E-mail the completed form along with the resident’s one-page statement emphasizing his/her interest in teaching along with a curriculum vita that demonstrates past teaching experiences to Cassie Chinn at cassie@gripeadmin.org. You may also fax your completed forms to 304-523-9701.

The resident will also be asked to prepare a poster on a topic of his/her choice and give a 10-minute presentation summarizing the poster at the 2019 meeting. The scholarship will be awarded by December 15, 2018 at which time the recipient and all applicants will be notified.

GRIPE Breakfast at the 2018 IAMSE Meeting

The 22nd Annual International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Meeting will be taking place Las Vegas, NV from June 9-19, 2018. GRIPE will be exhibiting at the meeting and would like to invite all of our members who will be attending this meeting to join us for breakfast on Monday, June 11. The GRIPE Breakfast will take place during the Breakfast Roundtables from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM in the Grand Ballroom.

More information about the IAMSE meeting can be found at www.iamseconference.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

GRIPE – Will You Be Attending Any Pathology Conferences? Let Us Know!

We’d like to get the word out about Pathology Education and GRIPE. To do this, we need your help!

Will you be attending any Pathology-Based Conferences this year? If you are, please let us know! You can send this information to us via email at support@gripeadmin.org.

We’d like to begin exhibiting at these meetings and your information will help us expand our list of current meetings to attend. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please just let us know at support@gripeadmin.org.