Archived BPER Rounds For 2013 - 2014

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May 2014
  • Tue / May 6
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Better Health and Performance for Education Professionals

The world is in a health crisis. Consider these facts. We are in a global “sleeplessness epidemic” that affects close to 20% of the population. More than 30% of the population of the United States are obese and the rates of obesity are lower but increasing in other countries such as Canada, the UK, Australia, India and China. Non-communicable diseases (diseases that are not infectious) such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease are now the leading cause of death in all parts of the world except Africa. The world health crisis is being caused by three main factors: poor sleep, lack of physical activity, and poor nutrition. The answer to the world’s health challenge is therefore incredibly simple. We need to Eat Better, Move Better and Sleep Better. In this keynote presentation Dr. Wells shows how healthcare education professionals can improve their health, fitness and performance using simple techniques that can make incredible differences in their lives and the lives of those people that they teach and care for.

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April 2014
  • Tue / Apr 1
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Why and How Pioneer Surgeons Learn a Novel Procedure

This session will discuss a study that explored why and how surgeon pioneers
of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) learned a novel approach to
lobectomy without a coach on-site. Theories on expertise development includes
the role of self-regulatory learning processes which to some extent offers a
framework for this situation. The discussion will build from the findings, and can
inform approaches to clinical training programmes as well as programmes of
continuous professional development and advancement of medical technology
in an era of patient safety.

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March 2014
  • Tue / Mar 4
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Learning from Practice to Inform Education

In this session, the utility of practice-based research to inform our approaches to education will be demonstrated by walking participants through a practice-based program of research and its implications for health professions education. The potential of theories of critical refection and tacit knowledge for illuminating these lessons for education will be explored.

To view this session via webcast 

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February 2014
  • Tue / Feb 4
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Using Social Media to Engage Learners and Teachers - Emerging Strategy and Measurement in an Academic Teaching Hospital

This session will provide an introduction to the use of social media for engagement to engage learners and teacher in education and research in an academic teaching hospital using CAMH social media channels as a case study.

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October 2013
  • Tue / Oct 29
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Fostering the New Revolution in Canadian Medical Education "A Humanities Toolkit. How to Teach Medical Learners Using Visual Arts, Literary Texts, and Film Clips"

There is a growing body of research that suggests that exposing medical trainees to the humanities (including: literature, film, poetry, and visual arts) fosters enhanced critical reflection and empathy in physician-patient encounters. Furthermore, such exposure celebrates the subjective and emotional facets of learning alongside more conventional scientific/evidence based approaches.

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  • Tue / Oct 8
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
From Best Evidence to Best Practice: Knowledge Translation in Health Professions Education

How do we define "best evidence" in health professions education? How do we define and determine "best practices"? The goal of this session is to discuss ways in which we can incorporate evidence into our educational and teaching practices, overcome common barriers and ensure that research informs practice in this evolving field.

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