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Join us for virtual sessions covering a variety of topics relevant to the CPD Community. Click the links below to see the sessions for each day of the conference:

January 12, 2021

Opening Keynote: Nurturing Resilience: Finding the Personal Qualities and Social Supports We Need to Thrive (Even during a pandemic)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET

Michael Ungar, Ph.D. World-renowned Resilience Expert

Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar will show that resilience is much more than just personal ruggedness in the face of adversity. It is instead a reflection of how well individuals, families, educators and employers work together to create opportunities for us to find our way to the resources we need for well-being while making those resources available in ways that we experience as meaningful. Based on Dr. Ungar’s research around the world and his clinical practice, this presentation uses examples from his new book Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success to explore how those who help others can avoid burnout and maintain their own career and life resilience when stressors pile up at home and on the job. Twelve factors that make us more resilient as adults will be discussed, along with practical tools participants can use to find the resources they need to cope successfully in culturally and contextually relevant ways, even during a pandemic. Dr. Ungar will also show how these same factors can help the people we work with achieve their life goals, and the value of continuing education as a resource for resilience. Finally, Dr. Ungar will talk about vicarious resilience, the positive impact we experience as helpers when we nurture resilience in others.

They Can't Pour From an Empty Cup: Lessening the Impact of Burnout by Rethinking Continuing Professional Development
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET
Curriculum Domain: Healthcare/CPD Landscape
Presented by: Donna Gabriel, MS, Med-IQ and Allison Gardner, PhD, CHCP, Med-IQ

During this session, participants will receive an update on the state of clinician burnout in the time of COVID-19. Additionally, we will address common misconceptions about mindfulness and share real-world examples of how this approach to education is being implemented in other settings, and how it can be translated to CPD. Finally, small group discussions will generate new ideas about what is possible for the future of CPD and our role in stemming the tide of clinician burnout.

When There are No Facts: Education Design Methods During the COVID Crisis
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET
Curriculum Domain: Evolving and Emerging Trends
Presented by: Christine Keenan, MSN, RN, American College of Cardiology

In this immersive educational design session, we will share our “responsive” educational design approach. You will identify the characteristics of responsive education needs and explore evidence-based learning methodologies that were used to anchor the design. By the end of this session, you will create your own responsive education action plan, adding a new tool to your educational design toolbox.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare Education
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. ET
Details to come!

January 13, 2021

Section Meetings
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Confessions of Online Teaching Faculty:  Quality First for CPD!
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET
Curriculum Domain: Educational Design
Presented by: Elizabeth Franklin, PhD, CHCP, University of Mississippi Medical Center

The Quality Matters© principles and standards for excellence in higher education online instruction can be overlaid with the CEhp National Learning Competencies and the Educating the Educator curriculum to develop and deliver the highest quality professional development for health professionals.  Using QM© standards, CPD professionals can utilize an evidence-based process for maintaining online or remote learning quality assurance, whether synchronous or enduring material content.  Ways to foster learner to learner, instructor to learner and learner to content interaction and engagement will be demonstrated.  Instructional design concepts and course alignment will be discussed within a CPD program, free and inexpensive learning software will be introduced to learners, and participants will be able to experiment with these tools during the session.

Modern Microlearning-Based CPD: Examples, Benefits, and Open Questions
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET
Curriculum Domain: Evolving and Emerging Trends
Presented by: Tina Stacy, PharmD, FACEHP, BCOP, CHCP, Kevin Obholz, PhD, and Jason Everly, PharmD, BCOP, CHCP, Clinical Care Options, LLC

This microlearning session will be completely interactive and immersive for participants and the session will be divided into 3 discussion sections followed by 5 minutes for closing thoughts and a summary of the session. Upon entering the session, participants will be given a handout of the pre-activity slides along with the cases and questions for small and large group discussion.

  • Discussion 1: What is the Current State of Health CPD Microlearning Activities? (20 minutes)
  • Discussion 2: Addressing Unanswered Questions on CPD Microlearning for HCPs (25 minutes)
  • Discussion 3: What is the Future of Health CPD Microlearning?

The overall concluding activity will be a short reinforcing overview of the full session.

Microlearning Sessions: Measurement and Evaluation
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

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Program Management via Excel: The Gift of the Pivot Table
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. ET
Curriculum Domain: Technology
Presented by: Anne Perch, MBA, CHCP and Kaylinh Ly, MPH, Baylor College of Medicine

Proficiency in Excel is a beneficial skill particularly for management and analysis of large sets of data for CE programs. This session is designed to share how Excel, and specifically the use of Pivot tables within Excel, can be used to slice and dice data. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and participate in follow-along, hands-on work.

January 14, 2021

Business Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

More than Bells and Whistles – Motivating Learners through Educational Design
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET
Curriculum Domain: Adult Learning
Presenter: Ailene Cantelmi, The France Foundation, Elizabeth Lepkowski, MATD, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Hilary Schmidt, PhD, Calibre Institute for Quality Medical Education, and Julie White, MS, CHCP, Boston University School of Medicine

In this skills workshop, you will learn key strategies to motivate and predispose learning, including how these strategies can be applied within a variety of learning formats, learning settings, and expected outcomes. You will learn how to avoid common pitfalls and misuses of a variety of predisposing tactics.

PechaKucha: An Exciting and Effective Alternative to Traditional Presentations in Healthcare Education
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET
Curriculum Domain: Educational Design
Presented by: Melodye Farrar, MAEd, CCMEP, CMP-HC and Kimberly Hutson, BA, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Participants who attend this activity will experience an example of an Ignite presentation firsthand and will have the ability to discuss the pros and cons of implanting Ignite in healthcare education. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of this exciting presentation format and how to incorporate Ignite to their educational program.

Ignite Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET

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January 15, 2021

Creating Partnerships and Engaging Educational Designs for Interdisciplinary Learners
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET
Curriculum Domain: Leadership
Presented by: Theodore Bruno, MD, FACCEHP, The France Foundation, Charles Clayton, American Society of Hematology, Devon Cortright, M.Ed., American Society for Clinical Pathology, Katherine Biles, CHCP, Bristol-Myers Squibb

This session will review how to enlist other stakeholders including supporters in a compliant manner to support/partner in the development of an educational initiative, how to create engaging educational designs that encourage collaboration amongst interdisciplinary learners, and how to evaluate and assess outcomes when targeting interdisciplinary care team members.

A 5-Year Retrospective: Successes & Challenges in Developing a System of Multiple Support CEhp Activities
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET
Curriculum Domain: Grants and Industry Support
Presented by: Laura Johnson, LRJ Consulting, Brad Fundingsland, The Fundingsland Group, Kate Fehlhabe, PhD, The Fundingsland Group

The session will use lessons learned from 5 years’ experience in building extensive programs of multi-supported CEhp curricula in the US and Europe to highlight the keys to successful development and implementation of multi-supported educational programming. The session will focus on three core aspects.

You Can Do It! Busting Myths About the Use of Audience Response Technology
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. ET
Curriculum Domain: Technology
Presented by: Christina Billings, MPH, CHCP, Des Moines University

In this hands-on session, learners will experience a variety of audience interaction scenarios from the participant perspective. Case studies will be presented, and we will do a fun competition to bust the myths surrounding the use of audience response technology. We will explore opportunities to integrate audience response technology as a tool to 1) improve audience engagement and learning outcomes, 2) reduce post-activity follow-up and gather more accurate feedback, 3) increase options for measuring learning outcomes, and 4) demonstrate compliance with ACCME Accreditation with Commendation criteria 35 and 36. Barriers to utilization of audience response technology and methods to overcome them will also be discussed. Participants will walk away with a list of ideas for incorporating interactive audience participation into their own CE program. Additionally, a handout will be provided that can be used as a template for speakers during the planning phase that provides easy instructions for incorporating interactive audience participation into their presentations.

2020 in the Rearview: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going 
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. ET
Panel Discussion

Jann Balmer, PhD, RN, FACEHP, FAAN
UVA School of Nursing

Steven Kawczak, PhD, CHCP, FACEHP
Cleveland Clinic

Greselda Butler, CHCP, FACEHP
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

Eric Peterson, EdM, FACEHP, CHCP
American Association of Pas

Lauren Welch
Med Learning Group