LCI Presentation Submission 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018, 5:00 pm, PST
Presenters will be notified by Friday, May 25, 2018

We are seeking proposals dedicated to learning community activities in the following categories:
* Foundational Skills (e.g. feedback, clinical skills teaching, mentoring/advising)
* Innovations (e.g. wellness, peer mentoring, students as teachers, community building)
* Research / Outcomes

This year, we are excited to announce that we are soliciting manuscripts for a Special Collection of the Journal of Medical Education and Curriculum Development devoted to Learning Communities in Medical Education. Although it is not necessary to submit an abstract to the LCI Annual Meeting to be considered for this Special Collection, we would like to invite you to indicate during your submission if you would like to be considered for submitting a full manuscript to this journal. You will then be contacted by one of the Guest Editors for this collection with further instructions.

PRESENTATION FORMATS AVAILABLE:

WORKSHOPS

Goals: Workshops typically focus on a single aspect of a broader topic within research, teaching, or advising/mentoring. Workshops provide opportunities for attendees to gain new knowledge, skills, or expertise in an area related of learning communities’ activities. They also value the exchange of ideas in these areas to enhance the learning of all participants. The most effective and highly rated workshops are very interactive and include a range of perspectives.

Format: Interactive 90 minute sessions


Submission Requirements:
1. Short Session Summary (<100 words; for both the print preliminary program and online registration system) This should provide enough information so those considering registering to attend the conference have enough information to decide whether they wish to attend the session
2. Full Session Summary (<500 words). This will be available online and should inform potential attendees about your session. It will be seen by peer reviewers. This should include:
a. Background including Relevance to Learning Communities: How does this session fit within learning communities? (<150 words)
b. Measurable Learning Objectives (at least 3)
c. Workshop: Session Outline and Methods (be specific on the timing of each component of session)

Workshop: Session Capacity
Workshop: Audio/Visual needs

ORAL PRESENTATIONS / POSTERS:

Goals: The goal of these sessions is to promote cross-institutional dialogue and collaboration in medical education, specifically by sharing learning community innovations, research, outcomes, and scholarly activity with colleagues from medical and other health profession schools across the country. Submission of works in progress is encouraged. We encourage student submissions, and encourage faculty members to invite students to be included in their submissions. Examples of successful past submissions include those that feature:
* challenges identified and addressed within a learning community
* innovations in mentoring and teaching (clinical skills, humanism, professionalism)
* assessments of the impact of learning communities on medical education

Format: Each brief oral presentation will be 10 minutes, followed by 5-minute discussion. All presentation rooms include computers and large monitors/screens.

Submission requirements: 300 words max with the following sections:
A. Background
B. Program description
C. Program evaluation (or proposed evaluation)
D. Discussion
E. Conclusions

Submissions not selected for brief oral presentations may be considered for poster presentation, if desired by the authors.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Goals: To share specific tools developed for teaching, administering, managing and evaluating learning community programs and to measure aspects of the medical school learning environment. Examples of Tools: Surveys, Handbooks, Trackers, Instructional Programs, Faculty Development Programs

Format: 10-minute summary presentation with 5 minutes for discussion, and provide each session attendee with one-page written “How-To” guide for the tool.

Submission Requirements: 300 words max. Presenters are required to upload the tool itself, along with a 1-page PDF "How-To" Guide that describes: the tool, primary users, objectives/goals, methods/materials, audience/beneficiaries, resource requirements. Relevant images are welcome.


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Please follow the directions closely in the submission process.

Though the number of slots for each presentation format is limited, the LCI 2018 Research Committee would like to enable as many projects as possible to be presented and would appreciate the opportunity to adapt your proposal to an alternate format if appropriate. You will thus be asked during the submission process if you are willing to present your work in an alternate format.

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Presentation Format *
Short Title *
(≤ 60 characters, including spaces) NOTE: Be descriptive, clear and concise; this is the only title that will be visible in the online registration system.
Your answer
Primary Presenter LAST NAME, FIRST NAME *
Your answer
Primary Presenter INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION *
Your answer
Other author/presenter institutions
Your answer
Primary Presenter Email Address *
Your answer
Primary Presenter Physical Address *
Your answer
Primary Presenter Phone Number *
Your answer
Enter the Email Addresses for Additional Contributing Authors (non-presenting)
separate Email addresses by a semicolon (e.g., email 1; email 2; email 3)
Your answer
Would you consider developing your abstract to into a manuscript for the Special Collection of the Journal of Medical Education and Curriculum Development devoted to Learning Communities in Medical Education? If so, a Guest Editor will contact you to discuss further details. *
Is the primary presenter a student?
Are any of the authors/presenters students?
Abstract *
See above for appropriate FORMAT for submission for each; (For Workshop please include all items and word limits listed in detailed description above; 300 words for Brief Oral Presentation / Poster; 300 words for Tools of the Trade). PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ABOVE CLOSELY FOR THE SUBMISSION TYPE.
Your answer
Would you like this submission to be considered for the Joel & Ellen Gordon Young Investigator Award?
This research award with travel stipend is open to students, residents, fellows and faculty member within 5 years of completing training, and recognizes individuals whose work has the potential to contribute significantly to the improvement of medical education and learning communities. See https://sites.tufts.edu/lci/young-investigator-award for eligibility, selection criteria and benefits.
If being considered for Young Investigator Award,
please provide a succinct description of your role in the project.
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