2016 Annual Education Day

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TEACH Education Day 2016

Thank you to those who joined us for this year’s annual TEACH Education Day. Throughout the day, around 80 health professions educators attended sessions dedicated to the advancement of education scholarship. The day was comprised of a repeated keynote session, several practical break-out sessions and a poster display highlighting the remarkable achievements in education scholarship of health professions educators across VTCSOM and Carilion. Dr. Rebecca Blanchard (Director Medical Education and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate Health) ignited the education scholarship spark in attendees during her keynote presentation “Strategies of Successful Education Scholars (Like You).” Dr. Blanchard’s infectious enthusiasm and excitement captivated the audience as she discussed the steps and strategies of the scholarly approach and encouraged attendees to create a “posse” to support their ongoing efforts. If you were unable to attend Dr. Blanchard’s session and are interested in dipping your toes into the educational scholarship water, check out her archived presentation below. Three unique break-out sessions offered practical advice and helpful hints for searching the literature, creating a poster, moving that work forward into publication.  Recordings, PowerPoint presentations and session resources can be found below for those as well

Keynote Presentation: 

Strategies of Successful Educational Scholars (Like You)

Presenter:  Rebecca Blanchard, PhD, Director Medical Education and Research
University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate Health


  • Identify the elements of a scholarly approach
  • Discuss and admonish lurking threats to the scholarly approach
  • Discuss and extol keys for successfully taking a scholarly approach, both globally and locally

Session Resources

PowerPoint: Strategies of Successful Educational Scholars (Like You)

Education Day Breakout Sessions

Turning Innovation into a Poster

Presenter: Deirdre Rea, MSN, RN, Senior Care Coordinator-Behavioral Health, Family and Community Medicine, Carilion Clinic


  • Apply visual grammar, balance, and gravity
  • Apply graphics, word count and fonts
  • Use messaging and presentation

PowerPoint:  Turning Innovation into a Poster

Session Resources

 Making the Most of Your Library Resources

Presenter:  Mary Catherine Santoro, MLS, Outreach and Instruction Librarian, Health Sciences Library, Carilion Clinic


  • Practice the use of library resources through MyAthens
  • Discuss the location of the library’s How-to-Guides
  • Identify Google Scholar and PubMed through Carilion library links to maximize access to full text articles
  • Select effective search terms when conducting research

PowerPoint: Making the Most of Your Library Resources

Session Resources

Poster to Publication…Taking the Next Steps

Presenter: Jeannie Garber, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Professor, Nursing, Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Assistant Professor, Department of Interprofessionalism, VTCSOM


  • Explore how to determine what poster content is potentially publishable
  • Develop as journal selection process that will increase the probability of publication
  • Discuss strategies to overcome the barriers of moving from poster to publication

PowerPoint: Poster to Publication…Taking the Next Step

Session Resources

Education Day Poster Display Contributors

Education Day Posters on Display