Tod C. Aeby, MD, District VIII program chair
“Pedagogy” is the science and art of education. While decades of education research have led to a greater understanding of how adults learn, medical education has been delivering instruction in basically the same manner for the past 100 years. The Planning Committee for the District V, VI, VIII, and IX Annual Meeting believes it’s time to start applying modern pedagogy to ob-gyn instruction. The committee has put together an outstanding program for the ADM that will deliver 15 CME hours of cutting-edge educational talks, topic reviews, and in-depth discussions on controversial subjects in women’s health.
The ADM will be held September 26–28 at the Grand Wailea in Maui, HI. The keynote speaker, Charles Miller, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, will bring us up to speed on mobile learning technologies. To help increase engagement in our attendees, he will be sharing the University of Minnesota’s innovative learning platform, Flipgrid. Additionally, the meeting will have its own unique learning community hosted by Ning. Using these technologies, your education will begin before you even get to Maui and will continue long after you’ve watched that last glorious sunset. When you register for the meeting, be sure to include your email address so that we can get you on board.
In addition to the formal program, several other learning opportunities will be available. Junior Fellows and young physicians are sponsoring a leadership development course, led by Ralph W. Hale, MD, past ACOG executive vice president, and will offer individual oral case list review sessions for anyone who feels they might like some practice. There will also be several clinical symposia and a presentation by the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (with remote viewing through the telescopes at the top of Haleakala!).
If you haven’t registered, it’s not too late. But, at $199 per night for this world-class meeting facility, the room block is going fast.