In just a couple of days I’ll be attending the 2018 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Conference in Washington, DC. The conference will be held at the Crystal City Hilton which is adjacent to Regan International Airport. I’ll be presenting two workshops, one Sunday, February 25th and the other on Monday the 26th – full details below. If you’d like to chat about online learning, #FOAMed, podcasts or anything else I won’t be hard to find. The PEM Fellows Conference is a great platform for getting to know some of the titans in our field (and meeting folks like me).

Time Management and Personal Wellness = Are they related?

Javier Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd; Connie McAneney, MD, MS & Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd

Sunday, February 25, 2018

9:15 to 10:30AM & 10:45AM to 12PM

Washington III

During this workshop, participants will be able to understand different barriers and common mistakes incorporated in daily routines that affect productivity. Attendees will be able to walk through a “typical” day, identify distractions, personal barriers and potential solutions which will then allow them to complete an action plan to take home.

Activating Adult Learners: Getting out of the PowerPoint Rut

Emily Willner, MD; Pavan Zaveri, MD, MEd & Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd

Monday, February 26, 2018

9:15 to 10:30AM & 10:45AM to 12PM

Crystal Ballroom

Formal education in medicine often uses lecture-based sessions to teach. However, the ubiquitous PowerPoint lecture is not the best way to engage and activate adult learners. Knowledge of adult learning theory principles (andragogy) can help guide development of learning activities in medical education. This session will introduce fellows to the basics of andragogy and provide specific strategies to apply these in their own teaching. Fellows should bring a lecture-style PowerPoint that they have already prepared. A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to re-organizing their lecture into a non-lecture-based session covering the same material.