Events

Events


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VCU Health Sciences Events

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

SOM Lunchtime Learning: Giving and Receiving Feedback - - Overcoming the Barriers

Noon
McGlothlin Medical Education Center

RSVP:  HTTP://VCUHEALTH.LIBCAL.COM/EVENT/3837437
ALL MEMBERS OF THE VCU COMMUNITY ARE WELCOME. LUNCH PROVIDED WITH RSVP BY MONDAY, JANUARY 22.

By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe why feedback says more about the giver than the receiver.
  • Describe pseudorequests and pseudofeedback experiences.
  • Identify barriers that prevent effective feedback and what to do about them.
  • Practice recommended techniques for giving, receiving, and soliciting feedback from learners.

 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

6th Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium: Collaborating to Close Gaps

8:00am
Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center

The Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care presents the sixth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium: Collaboriating to Close Gaps, examing life expectancy variations and social determinants of health. The event will be held on February 23, 2018 from 8:00am - 4:00pm, and features keynote speaker Danny Avula, M.D., M.P.H., Director for the Richmond City Health District, Virginia Department of Health.  Registration is required.  Additional information is available at the symposium website.
 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sixth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium

9:00am
Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, Glen Allen, VA

Life expectancy varies by as much 15 years depending on social determinants of health. How can the interprofessional team help close that gap?  At the conclusion of the Symposium, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the factors that shape the health of our communitites
  • Identify approaches to interprofessional practice that overcome health inequities
  • Articulate educational activities that increase interprofessional practice and improve health outcomes

This activity is being planned in conjunction with VCU Health Continuing Medical Education; VCU School of Dentistry Continuing Education; and VCU School of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education. 

Learn more at: http://ipe.vcu.edu/symposium/

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Film Screening: The Way of All Flesh

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

In 1951, a woman died in Baltimore, America. She was called Henrietta Lacks. These are cells from her body. They were taken from her just before she died. They have been growing and multiplying ever since. There are now billions of these cells in laboratories around the world. If massed together, they would weigh 400 times her original weight. These cells have transformed modern medicine, but they also became caught up in the politics of our age. They shape the policies of countries and of presidents. They even became involved in the cold war because scientists were convinced that in her cells lay the secret to how to conquer death.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Health Disparities Roundtable

Noon
Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to a free Hands-Only CPR training. The annual training is sponsored by the Richmond Ambulance Authority. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

SOM Lunchtime Learning: Designing Posters and Presentations

Noon
McGlothlin Medical Education Center

All members of the VCU community including fellows, housestaff & Inova and VAMC faculty are invited.  Lunch provided with RSVP at:  https://vcuhealth.libcal.com/event/3919663

By the end of this session, you will be able to:
* Identify essential design elements for creating slides for meeting, conference, and grand rounds presentations.
* Identify online resources that contain high-quality images and graphics for presentations.
* Recognize best practices for designing academic posters that visually summarize, communicate, and engage.
* Utilize PowerPoint as a design tool for preparing and printing academic posters.
* Locate and modify VCU and VCU Health brand templates for presentation and poster design.

Directions to workshop location: Visit the MCV Campus map available at http://www.maps.vcu.edu/pdfs/mcv_map.pdf.

For additional School of Medicine professional development resources, visit the iTeach Faculty Development website at http://go.vcu.edu/iteach

Friday, February 23, 2018

Health Disparities Roundtable

Noon
Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to lunch and learn about conflict of interest (COI) concerns for communities, research integrity, and you. Topics of research fraud and the impact of reproducibility will be discussed with the help of crazy-but-true stories. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Film Screening: In Defense of Food

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) distils a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially driven Western diet. In Defense of Food debunks the daily media barrage of conflicting claims about nutrition. Traveling the globe and exploring the supermarket aisles to illustrate the principles of his best-selling “eater’s manifesto,” Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most confounding and urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Health Disparities Roundtable

Noon
Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to lunch and learn about health insurance and safety nets through the process and outcomes of affordable health care services administered by the Virginia Coordinated Care Program. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at alisa.brewer@vcuhealth.org

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Medical Education Symposium: Celebrating Scholarship and Innovation

2:00pm
McGlothlin Medical Education Center

All members of the VCU community including fellows, housestaff & Inova and VAMC faculty are invited.  RSVP at:  https://vcuhealth.libcal.com/event/3919639

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify educational innovations and scholarship occurring at VCU School of Medicine.
  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of new approaches in medical education.
  • Network with faculty, trainees, and students interested in promoting educational excellence.

Directions to workshop location: Visit the MCV Campus map available at http://www.maps.vcu.edu/pdfs/mcv_map.pdf

For additional School of Medicine professional development resources, visit the iTeach Faculty Development website at http://go.vcu.edu/iteach