TASME Spring Conference: Medical Education – what can we do for Planetary Health?

6th May 2022
to 6th May 2022
Virtual Event

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A one-day annual conference held for doctors in training and allied healthcare professionals with varied interest and experience in medical education.
The event will include 1 keynote speaker and 1 panel, opportunity for presentations from delegates as both oral and posters about their current work in medical education, and 2 workshops. There will be parallel workshop sessions run by a combination of selected delegate applications and invited workshops, in separate in person and virtual formats.
This year’s conference is based on planetary sustainability, a hot topic at the moment, and how we link this into our medical education. This will showcase the diversity of medical education for those in early career and be an opportunity to hear about senior educators careers and get tips and advice for developing their own medical education journey.
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TASME Conference Abstract Guidance
Guidelines for submissions:

Submissions may address issues of concern/development at all stages of medical and healthcare education
The abstract should indicate the main conclusions of the paper
The abstract should not be more than 2000 characters in length (excluding title, authors and references, but including spaces)
Title should be no more than 90 characters
The abstract should address four sections: (1) What problem was addressed? (2) What was tried? (3) What was learned? (4) How does this inform your education practice?
The abstract may include a maximum of one reference. This should be listed at the end of the abstract in the AMA (American Medical Association) style
The abstract will normally have no more than four authors
The lead author or designated presenter should be available to present during the conference


The assessors will select/nominate the best abstracts for oral presentation at the TASME conference 2022
There will also be an option to have your submission considered for the TASME Conference Poster Prize
The assessors will consider the most innovative and educationally impactful abstracts (those eligible for the above conference prizes) to be published in The Clinical Teacher. If this is the case you will be informed and given the option to accept or decline.
Submitted work must be your own, and the submitting author must have permission of all parties to submit to the TASME Conference
You must submit your abstract via the online website submission process on Abstract Submission Form

Assessors will judge submitted abstracts on the following criteria:

Originality (both in ideas delivered and lessons learned/key messages) including uniqueness of approach to innovation/scholarship
Evidence that work was led by trainees/early career educators of any health care professional background (with appropriate support from clinical and/or academic supervisors)
A clear and succinct description of the problem that was addressed
A rich description of the innovation or research that was used to address / understand the problem
Validity of the research design, choice of methodology, or educational innovation/development
Evidence about lessons that have been learned from the work, including the lessons learned by the submitting author(s) – how will this change your educational practice?
Suitable conclusions drawn from work
Novelty and significance of the insights gained from the research of innovation presented.
Applicability of results to practice
Importance and relevance of content for a national and international audience of trainees

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Workshop guidance for delegates

Identify their target audience
Identify whether preference for online / in person
For both in person and virtual workshop submissions – maximum number of acceptable delegates attending per session
Detailed outline of what the workshop will involve and equipment required
Learning outcomes should be clear, achievable and appropriate
There should be no more than three leads running the workshop
The workshop should promote novel or innovative learning and teaching activities relevant for trainees in healthcare
Workshops should allow interaction and lively debate/participation by delegates
Workshop leads should be available to present their workshop during the parallel sessions running over the course of the conference day

Workshop evaluation criteria

Nature and content of workshop – are the content and objectives clear, appropriate for the audience?
Completeness of planning – is the workshop well prepared, has it been clearly laid out? Do we need further information?
Format of workshop – does it allow for learning and interaction?

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