IAMSE Webcast Audio Seminars


IAMSE short for International Association of Medical Science Educators is a nonprofit professional development society organized and directed by health professions educators whose goals include promoting excellence and innovation in teaching, student assessment, program evaluation, instructional technology, human simulation, and learner-centered education.
IAMSE offers archived web seminars at no charge.  These webcast audio seminars are 1-hour telephone conference calls supplemented by webcast PowerPoint slides, the webinars are a method of exchanging vital information on timely topics in medical education. The slant of each is geared toward the IAMSE members who have responsibility for teaching the basic sciences to those in medical training.

Click this link to be directed to the IAMSE webpage to browse the web seminar archives.

IAMSE Fall Series:  Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education:  Technology in the 21st Century

The new set of the IAMSE Web Seminar sessions for the Fall of 2018 will start on September 6, 2018.  This series, Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education:  Technology in the 21st Century, begins with a primer on how to effectively use technology to “flip” the classroom and reduce lecture time. This is followed by a session that probes the role and utility of instructional design in the development of Health Science courses. Harnessing the teaching potential of social media and identifying “responsible use” policies is the topic of the next session. The following presentation explores the “future of learning” through educational applications of virtual and augmented realities. The series closes with a comprehensive review of learning analytics and their applications to medical education. Upon completion of this series, participants will be better able to identify educational technologies and resources to assist in aligning medical education programs with 21st educational needs and values.

See below for upcoming seminar dates and topics.  You can attend in person at VTCSOM, Room M206.

Topic/Title: They said “Flip” and we said “How high”? How technology is answering the call to remove all lectures

 Date & Time: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 Description: Spurred by a donation from a forward-thinking and tech-passionate alum, the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine is removing all lectures and moving exclusively to active learning. This webinar will look at what it takes to extend a technology infrastructure (systems, rooms, learning tools) and support model to partner with our curriculum team to revolutionize how our faculty teach. This session will go into detail about how we are supporting the radical transformation of our integrated curriculum. It will discuss systems, application development, vendor management, staffing and, most importantly, a philosophy and ecosystem of education technology that has allowed us to pivot to support this sweeping reform.

 Speakers: Jill Jemison – University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine


Topic/Title: The Role of Instructional Design in Health Science Course Development

 Date & Time: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 Description: In this webinar, UNE Online Instructional Designers will lead participants through their process of developing online courses for health sciences. The purpose of this session will be to demonstrate the value of the skills and experience of instructional designers for self-directed and active learning.

 Speakers: Christopher Malmberg – University of New England
Olga Slasten Laplante – University of New England
Wendy Dibrigida – University of New England

Topic/Title: Using Social Media as an Educational Tool

 Date & Time: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 Description: Social media, collaborative web-based communication tools, can be used to engage learners and deliver educational content in novel ways. In this webinar, we present examples of social media use in health professions education as a springboard to explore the opportunities and challenges involved in designing and implementing social media educational innovations. Attention will be paid to supporting educational theory, issues of privacy, moderation, and outcome measures.

 Speakers: Katherine Chretien – George Washington University
Kirsten Brown – George Washington University


Topic/Title: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Medical Education

 Date & Time: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 Description: Recent advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology now allow for the creation of realistic, highly immersive experiences for gaming, entertainment, and education at a fraction of the cost of earlier systems. In the past 24 months there has been a dramatic increase in hardware, software, and peripheral devices available for VR and AR experiences. The investment by Facebook of approximately $3 billion in Oculus to develop that platform is but one example of the race to develop VR systems for a wide variety of applications. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift provide fully immersive desktop-class VR systems with controllers and peripherals that allow for individual tracking, multiplayer participation, and highly immersive simulations. As such, VR simulations which were previously restricted to very expensive systems in large simulation centers can now be created at significantly less cost and be accessible by a wider variety of organizations from K-12 classrooms, universities and medical schools. This presentation will review the emerging field of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in medical education and discuss the opportunities and challenges involved in realizing the potential of these technologies.

 Speakers: Doug Danforth – Ohio State University


 Topic/Title: Realizing the Promise of Big Data: Learning Analytics in Competency-Based Medical Education

 Date & Time: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 Description: Learning analytics is “the measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimizing learning and the environment in which it occurs.”  Competency based medical education in the 21st century will require educators be able to leverage analytics to promote individualized learning.  This Webinar will introduce concepts and definitions associated with learning analytics, share examples from across the medical education continuum, discuss key considerations for implementation, and inform the audience about the future of learning analytics.

 Speakers: Stan Hamstra – ACGME