September 03, 2015

Register now for RIME Week medical education events

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RIME weekRegistration is now open for the 2015 Research and Innovation in Medical Education (RIME) Week Education Summit, a day of speakers and workshops to enhance teaching for faculty in the UAB School of Medicine. 

The faculty summit is planned for Friday, Sept. 18 in the West Pavilion Conference Center, beginning at 8 a.m. with morning plenary speaker Stephen Russell, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Workshops will be held throughout the morning, focusing on relevant topics, such as interprofessional practice, team-based learning, communication strategies and leadership skills.

Afternoon plenary speaker Mike Saag, M.D., professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and associate dean for Global Health in the School of Medicine, will speak at noon, followed by afternoon workshops.

The summit is just one of the events for RIME Week, a three-day event that promotes teaching skills, fosters curriculum innovation and showcases scholarship and research findings in medical education. Now in its 5th year, RIME Week 2015 is set for Sept. 16-18.

“RIME Week is a way for the School of Medicine to offer professional development to its faculty and develop their teaching skills in a way that makes sense for what we do on a day-to-day basis,” said RIME week co-chair J.R. Hartig, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Division of General Internal Medicine. “Our participation has grown over the past five years to include presenters from the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Surgery. We hope RIME Week will continue to grow and involve more faculty and fellows interested in learning new practices in medical education and in showcasing the work being done across UAB.”

RIME Week kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 16 with Grand Rounds, featuring guest speaker Judith L. Bowen, M.D., F.A.C.P., at noon in the Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium. Bowen, a professor of Medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, will present “Duty Hours, Shift Work and Patient Care Discontinuity: Implications for Diagnostic Reasoning.” All faculty, fellows, residents and students are invited to attend the lecture.

A poster session showcasing research from faculty, fellows, residents and students, will follow from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the West Pavilion Atrium.

Workshops for fellows will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 17 in West Pavilion Conference Center Room D.

Visit the RIME Week website to see the full schedule of events and to register for the workshops.