PEDIATRIC ACADEMIC SOCIETIES
American Pediatric Society
Society for Pediatric Research
Academic Pediatric Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
2014 Annual Meeting
May 3 - May 6
Deadline: September 4, 2013 at 11:59PM (EASTERN Time)
WORKSHOP SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
The PAS Program Committee is pleased to invite members of the American Pediatric Society (APS), Academic Pediatric Association (APA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) and the PAS Alliances - American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN), Asian Society for Pediatric Research (ASPR), Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), Child Neurology Society (CNS), Consortium Child Health Oversight Committee (CCHOC), Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO), International Pediatric Hypertension Association (IPHA), North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES), Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), Programme for Global Paediatric Research (PGPR), Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), and Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) to submit workshop proposals for consideration to be presented at the 2014 PAS meeting in Vancouver, Canada, May 3-6, 2014. Each year at the PAS meeting, a diverse set of educational workshops is offered. These workshops have consistently received enthusiastic reviews and continue to be some of the most popular sessions at the meeting.
ONLINE SUBMISSION -
A Web browser (Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, etc.) is needed to submit the workshop proposal online. You will be asked to provide a password which enables you to develop and revise the workshop abstract until the deadline date. When your workshop proposal is in its final form, you complete the submission process by clicking on "submit." Once your online submission has been received, an e-mail message will be sent to you confirming successful receipt of the workshop proposal; this e-mail message will also contain a copy of the workshop proposal as received.
The workshop proposal should be a maximum of 2,000 characters long (abstract body, title and description,
including spaces. Some word processors count characters differently, there is no way for us to change the number of words allowed, so if you get an error message stating the abstract is too long, you will need to shorten it.).
You may use a text editing program to write your workshop proposal
such as Microsoft Word or WordPerfect and paste the text into
the workshop proposal text area, BUT you must avoid the use of
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misinterpret the special characters typed.
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Acceptance: Submitters will be notified by November 8th 2013.
The deadline for receipt of your workshop proposal is 11:59 PM, EASTERN, September 4, 2013.
The PAS Program Committee invites anyone who is interested in presenting a workshop, including those who have presented workshops in the past, to submit a proposal. Workshops will be selected to maximize audience participation, offer a diversity of topics, and ensure that proposals are of the highest quality and match the perceived needs and interests of participants.
Selection will be based on novelty of the workshop, skill and expertise of the leaders, appropriateness of the topic to academic pediatricians and pediatricians-in-training and resolution of any potential conflicts of interest. Potential overlap will be reviewed to maximize diversity of topics and faculty. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by a workshop review committee approved by the PAS Program Committee. Following the initial selection, the PAS Workshop Committee may invite additional faculty to present workshops, in order to ensure the most comprehensive program possible, representing the scholarly interests of the PAS and the Alliance Societies. Please indicate to which audience the workshop would appeal: medical student/resident, fellow, junior faculty, mid level or senior faculty. We encourage the development of workshops that appeal to trainees as well as faculty.
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Suggestions for a Successful Workshop
The most successful workshops address innovative ideas, learner-centered needs, and utilize an interactive format. Major criteria used for educational workshop selection will include:
The workshop may include a short didactic presentation, but the overlying intention of these sessions is to actively involve the attendees in the learning process. Workshop leaders and the attendees should be prepared to jointly dive into this cooperative venture! A major intent of the PAS meeting is to promote interdisciplinary engagement; so multidisciplinary workshops are highly encouraged. The average workshop has 30-50 participants.
- A topic that is timely and important for the intended audience.
- Learning objectives that are clear and appropriate.
- Format that is likely to be interactive and attractive to attendees. While the format may vary, the workshop should be designed to facilitate discussions between workshop leaders and participants.
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The PAS invites workshop proposals that address the following domains:
Suggested Domains for General Workshops
- Advocacy and Health Policy including translation of research into public policy, and innovations in community pediatric issues
- Basic Science including scientific methodologies/techniques (e.g. how they're done/how to interpret results/implication for the literature);best practices for sample collection and processing (e.g. executing translational studies); omics: genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics (e.g. high throughput platforms/web-based data bases/how to do a GWAS); career development in basic sciences (e.g. choosing a mentor/lab); and grant preparation/mock study section.
- Communication and Technology including interdisciplinary communication, giving feedback to learners, information technology for use in education, research, patient care and administration, and social networking
- Faculty Development including leadership skills, career development (i.e.getting promoted as an academician, researcher or educator), mentorship, the business of academic medicine, balancing work and family issues, (in particular to women in medicine), and professionalism
- Grant preparation & Scholarly Activities including fundamentals of the peer review process, expectations for scientific conduct for pediatric physician-scholars, and publication (manuscript preparation, peer review, submitting & writing in medical journals)
- Pediatrics Subspecialties including new/emerging approaches, technologies, pathways, or tests to evaluate or treat subspecialty clinical conditions
- Quality Improvement including quality improvement skills training, practice-based improvement, patient safety, quality improvement science and quality improvement education
- Research Methodology relevant to basic science, clinical, educational and health services research, including biostatistics, research design, ethics and special areas such as qualitative research, large datasets, translating research into practice. In addition, abstract preparation and presentation of scientific information, preparation and publication of manuscripts, grant writing and applying for research support
- Scholarship in Education including critical literature review, principles of evidence- based medicine, adult learning theory, evaluation and curriculum development, creating teaching modules, teaching skills and use of educational training guidelines
- Core Curriculum for Fellows The PAS Program Committee is also specifically interested in providing a comprehensive core curriculum for fellows that would address areas of academic development identified in the guidelines summarized in the American Board of Pediatrics guidelines for fellowship training. www.abp.org These workshops should be focused on skills and knowledge acquisition that are appropriate for individuals at the fellowship level of training. They should provide a foundation for those fellows who may not have had exposure to the topic, as well as those who wish to pursue a topic in greater depth in the future. It is intended that these themes be repeated each year and that all fellows will be provided a list of these workshops such that a curriculum can be created to complement education provided locally by that individual's fellowship training program. The topics of particular interest include:
- Achievement of proficiency in teaching
- Application of basic science techniques to translational research
- Clinical research methods and study design
- Critical literature review
- Ethical conduct in research
- Introduction to biostatistics
- Preparation of abstracts and brief scientific presentations
- Preparation of applications for grants
- Preparation of applications for institutional review boards
- Preparation of scientific manuscripts
- Principles of evidence-based medicine
Workshop leaders will be responsible for collecting and reviewing all handouts, as well as bringing copies to the workshop. For CME purposes, workshop leaders will receive an email with a login to an online handout review site, in mid January. The workshop leader must attest that the handouts in his/her workshop do not present any COI or copyright issues by the date provided within the email. In the event that a handout is not within compliance and the workshop leader feels it requires further review, it will need to be uploaded to the site for further review by a CME representative.
Important Changes to the PAS Meeting:
- There will be NO complimentary registration offered for workshop leaders or co-leaders. All participants MUST be a registrant of the PAS Annual Meeting.
- Workshop leader and co-leader changes/additions after the submission deadline are NOT permitted due to ACCME® compliance issues.
- AV DISCLAIMER: Only Basic equipment (LCD, flipcharts, VCR, etc.) will be supplied for each workshop. The PAS is unable to support costs for workshops with extraordinary and/or large equipment (simulation, oxygen tanks, patient beds, etc.). An Industry Sponsored Satellite Symposia is an option for presenting this type of workshop. Industry Sponsored Satellite Symposia applications and guidelines will be available on the PAS website in August at www.pas-meeting.org.
The deadline for receipt of your workshop proposal is September 4, 2013. Notification of acceptance status will be made by November 8, 2013.
PAS programming is jointly sponsored with Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Center for Continuing Education. All educational activities are implemented in accordance with the ACCME® Essential Areas and Elements, ACCME® Policies, and ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. A copy of the Tulane University Health Sciences Center Policy on Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Resolution of Conflict of Interest for PAS activities which are certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM can be found on the PAS website at www.pas-meeting.org.
If the workshop is accepted for presentation, each leader, panelist and person involved in the educational planning and design of the workshop will receive an electronic confirmation and disclosure notice that must be completed immediately upon receipt. Final acceptance is dependent on resolving any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of the presentation.
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