Monday, October 19, 2009

Call for Submissions: 2010 WGEA Regional Conference

"Health and Interprofessional Education for the Underserved: Model Programs and Innovations"

Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA
April 25-27, 2010
Hosted by UC Davis School of Medicine

This is a call for submissions for the WGEA regional meeting of the AAMC scheduled for April 25-27, 2010 at Asilomar Conference Center.

The theme for the conference is "Health and Interprofessional Education for the Underserved: Model Programs and Innovations." We face many challenges and opportunities as we strive to prepare our students to provide excellent care to underserved populations. This is an excellent opportunity for the educational community to join together to share model programs, curricular innovations and lessons learned as we work toward this common goal. Subthemes and tracks will focus on innovative programs in curriculum, interprofessional education, educational technology, faculty development, and clinical skills assessment.

We encourage submissions that address the conference theme or any topic that may be of interest to the educational community of learners, teachers, educational technologists, librarians, and administrators. We hope that you will use the time leading up and including the AAMC in Boston to generate ideas and develop projects for the regional meeting.

Types of submissions include:

-Panel Discussion
-Small Group Discussion
-Oral Presentation / Paper

The proposal submission form is available at the WGEA website at:

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2010

Questions about submission process: John Drummer (jmdrummer at

General Questions about the conference (registration, lodging, etc):

The meeting is fun, stimulating, and interactive and the conference is taking place at one of the most beautiful places on the West Coast. This is a great opportunity for junior faculty, residents, medical students and other students to interact with experienced faculty, receive good mentoring, and get experience presenting in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

We would appreciate it if you would spread the word by forwarding this call to others at your institution.

Donald M. Hilty, MD, Chair, WGEA 2010 Regional Conference
Director, Rural Program in Medical Education
UC Davis School of Medicine

Judith L. Bowen, MD, FACP, Co-Chair, WGEA 2010 Regional Conference
Associate Dean, Curriculum and Competency Development
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine
Dean's Chair in Teaching Excellence
Office of Medical Education, UC Davis School of Medicine

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