The Conference begins at 2 pm, Thursday, March 8 and concludes at 9:30 pm, on Saturday, March 10.
The Organization of Resident Representatives will host its 2012 spring conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Eldorado Hotel. Meeting annually in conjunction with the AAMC’s Council of Academic Societies* allows for resident physician members to participate with faculty leaders around issues related to the medical education, research, and clinical service missions of AAMC’s institutional members.
Spring 2012 will highlight assessment and technology in teaching and learning, with explicit attention to competency-based progression. The CAS has invited the ORR to present a special luncheon discussion panel of residents on how faculty can better facilitate resident learning.
The opening plenary will feature Carl Wieman, Ph.D., Associate Director of Science, White House Office of Science and Technology (2001 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics for the production, in 1995 with Eric Cornell, of Bose–Einstein condensate).
Conference speakers will highlight the science of cognition and learning, competency-based education, learning outcomes scholarship and research, in addition to skill workshops on Just in Time Learning, Team-based Learning, Presentation Slide Design, and Family Centered Rounds.
During joint programming with the CAS, participants will be briefed on AAMC initiatives and activities related to health care delivery, faculty affairs, and governance, as well as legislative and regulatory matters.
To facilitate ORR interaction and networking with specialty society and faculty leadership, we have arranged a social dinner with CAS Thursday evening and will join CAS at Saturday’s reception at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
Though ORR members are not assessed a meeting registration fee, pre-registration is required for attendance.
for the Agenda.
*Overview of the AAMC Council of Academic Societies: The CAS is comprised of the leadership of 89 academic societies devoted to biomedical and behavioral research, medical education, and patient care. The collective membership of these societies includes the majority of faculty members of American medical schools and scientists engaged in life sciences research, research training, and medical education. The CAS Spring Meeting is a powerful forum for discussing and exchanging information of common interest to its membership and for evaluating and recommending policy initiatives for the Association. Its deliberations also play a key role in shaping the public policy agenda of the member societies.