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Conference Schedule

The 2021 Summer Conference hosted by the Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine is packed with exceptional opportunities and experiences. Outlined below is the schedule of the conference.

 Schedule:

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July 12, Monday:

1:00 PM PST: Initiative & Committee Meetings

  • Faculty Development Initiative: Zoom Link
  • BMP Committee pre-conference meeting: Zoom Link

4:00 PM PST: New Member Welcome

5:00 PM PST: Conference Kick-off EventKumospace – link

July 13, Tuesday:
Theme: Competency-Based Education & Assessment

8:00 am PST: Welcome Maria Fahie & Dean Nelson (WU)

8:00 am PST: History and VisionSteve Hines (WSU) & Peggy Barr (WUHS)

8:30 am PST: Initiative Committee Presentations

  1. Steering Committee – Christiane V. Löhr (OSU)
  2. Faculty Development – Susan Matthew (WSU)
    1. Program Delivery and Evaluation – Scholarship Committee Andrew West (CSU)
    2. Student Assessment – Briedi Gillespie (WSU)
    3. Educator Well-Being – Laurie Fonken (CSU)
    4. Clinical Teaching – Tandi Ngwenyama (OSU)
    5. VETS Fundamentals – Samantha Gizerian (WSU)
    6. VETS Selective – Samantha Gizerian (WSU)
  3. Quantification of Teaching Effort and Effectiveness –Julie Dechant (UCD)
  4. Local Peer Observation – Diana Hassel (CSU)
  5. External Review of Teaching – Steve Hines (WSU)
  6. Membership Committee – Karen Boudreaux (UCD)
  7. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Interest Group – Malika Kachani (WUHS)

11:30 am PST: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karen Hauer

12:30 pm PST: Lunch

1:00 pm PST: Teaching Innovations Session Co-chairs: Barb Byrne (UCD) & Karen Boudreaux (UCD)

  1. ”Use of frequent, low-stakes assessments as a tool for promoting retention and understanding in fully-online and hybrid courses.” – Presenter Ashley McGrew (Colorado State University)
  2. “University of Arizona, College of Veterinary Medicine – Lessons from the first year of a flipped classroom veterinary curriculum.” – Presenters: Cynthia Faux and Jonathan Cox (University of Arizona)
  3. ”Use of frequent, low-stakes assessments as a tool for promoting retention and understanding in fully-online and hybrid courses.” – Presenter Jessie Ziegler (University of California, Davis)
  4. ”Kahoot! for gamification and classroom community.” – Presenter Sarah Guess (Washington State University)
  5. ”Successful Small Group Student-Centered Problem-Based Learning in a Remote Setting” – Presenter David Kerey (Western University of Health Sciences)

2:00 pm PST: Wellness Laurie Fonken (CSU) & Karen Boudreaux (UCD)

3:30 pm PST: Break

4:00 pm PST: Poster Session: 2-minute talk & poster presentation – Session Leader Jillian Haines (WSU)

5:00 PM  – 6:30 PM PST: Poster Session/Social 

July 14, Wednesday:

8:00 am PST: Coffee Talk

8:30 am PST: Scholarship Session – Peer reviewed (podium presentations of accepted abstracts) – Session Chair: Maria Fahia (WUHS)

  1. “I believe that resident training is…”: A qualitative analysis of faculty beliefs.” – Sarah Guess (Washington State University)
  2. “Is there gender bias in veterinary student evaluations of teaching?” – Claire Jacobsen, Stephen Hines, and Leslie K. Sprunger (Washington State University)
  3. ”Exploring the Mental Health of Veterinary Students Engaged in a Problem-Based Learning Curriculum.” – Thomas Marino (Western University of Health Sciences)
  4. ”U-Behavior: A Novel Learning and Teaching Method that Transforms Student Learning Behaviors.” – Erica Suchman and Jennifer Mclean (Colorado State University)

9:30 am PST: Break

10:00 am PST: Keynote Workshop: AAVMC – Competency-Based Veterinary Education Facilitators – Drs. Jared Danielson & Jennie Hodgson

12:00 pm PST: Lunch

1:30 pm PST: Wellness – Guest Speaker: Kathy Gruver Session Chairs: Laurie Fonken (CSU)

2:30 pm PST: Break

3:00 pm PST: Clinical Teaching Workshop Session Co-Chairs: Paul Gordon-Ross (WUHS) & Tandi Ngwenyama (OSU)

4:30 pm PST: Wrap-up for the day

July 15, Thursday:

8:00 am PST: Coffee Talk 

8:30 am PST: Scholarship Session – Peer reviewed (podium presentations of accepted abstracts) – Session Chair: Maria Fahia (WUHS)

  1. “Development and validation of a Universal Science Writing Rubric in order to facilitate assessment of STEM students in science communication competencies.” – Nicole Kelp (Colorado State University)
  2. “Evaluation of a laparoscopic abdominal simulator assessment to test readiness for laparoscopic ovariectomy in live dogs” – Ohad Levi, Emily D. French, Dominique J. Griffon, Maria Fahie, and Paul Gordon-Ross (Western University of Health Sciences)
  3. ”Evaluating Learning Resources Developed as a Result of the 2020 COVID-19 100% Online Transition in the 2021 Hybrid Learning Environment” – Christianne Magee, Jason Martin, and Andrea Linton (Colorado State University)

9:30 am PST: Break

10:00 am PST: Keynote Workshop: AAVMC CBVE – Session #2 Facilitator: Kathy Salisbury & Kristin Chaney

12:00 pm PST: Lunch

1:00 pm PST: Teaching Innovations Session Co-Chairs: Barb Byrne (UCD)

  1. “Competency-based veterinary education: Capturing patient encounters, procedure, diagnosis, competency attainment while engaging students in reflective practice during externship rotations in a distributive model.” – Presenters: Paul Gordon-Ross and Donna Shettko (Western University of Health Sciences)
  2. “Implementation of virtual Team-Based Learning (TBL) sessions during the pandemic.” – Presenters: Kristy Dowers and Diane Hassel (Colorado State University)
  3. “Lessons learned from transitioning an immersive weeklong simulation designed to improve clinical reasoning skills to an online platform ” – Presenters: Rachel Halsey, Stephen Hines, and Jeff Abbot (Washington State University)
  4. “Mixing remote, hybrid and traditional classroom delivery of an experiential learning unit in a veterinary medical” – Presenter: Christiane Loehr (Oregon State University)
  5. “Changing the ‘Game’ in Veterinary Medical Education ” – Presenter: Jamie Perkins (University of Arizona)
  6. “Use of PlayPosit, an interactive video platform to facilitate asynchronous content delivery and active learning.” – Presenter: Po-Yen Chou (University of California Davis)
  7. “A hybrid, virtual, live clinical and competency-based Emergency and Critical Care rotation: using all the buzzwords to develop a new student rotation experience ” – Presenters: Kelly Hall, Amanda Cavanagh, and Julien Guillaumin (Colorado State University)
  8. “A Conversation in Comparative Medicine: Veterinary Medical Education for Human Medical Students ” – Presenter: Rachel Larson (Washington State University)
  9. “Assessment of Critical Thinking Assignment for 4th year Core Surgery Students ” – Presenter: Maria Fahie (Western University of Health Sciences)
  10. “Using lessons from COVID to help transition students onto clinical rotations ” – Presenter: Naomi Hoyer (Colorado State University)
  11. “Drop-in meditation sessions for student exam-associated stress: what have we learned?” – Presenters: Ana Alcaraz and Gillian Angliss Glaser (Western University of Health Sciences)

3:00 pm PST: Conference Wrap-up & RTA Town Hall (everyone is encouraged to take part) – RTA Steering Committee – Christiane V. Löhr (OSU)

4:00 pm PST: Conference Conclusion & Thank you