September 23, 2021

Abstracts being accepted for Dec. 7 Medical Education Research and Innovation Conference

The Wayne State University School of Medicine will conduct its annual Medical Education Research and Innovation Conference on Dec. 7 to showcase completed and in-progress medical education research and innovation projects conducted by students, residents, staff and faculty.

This year’s conference will be held virtually from 2 to 6 p.m.

Featured speakers will include Olle Ten Cate, Ph.D., professor of Medical Education at the University Medical Center Utrecht and adjunct professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; and Louis Pangaro, M.D., MACP, professor of Medicine at the Hebert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Olle Ten Cate, Ph.D.

RSVP to attend the conference at

Abstracts for the conference will be accepted through Oct. 17. Submit proposals at

Projects are entered into two categories:

Medical Education Research: Research related to the learning process that occurs within a medical education setting. Topics include, but are not limited to, learner characteristics, optimizing the learning process, assessment and evaluation, professional development, instruction design, technology in the learning environment and wellbeing. Medical education research can also include quality improvement projects.

Louis Pangaro, M.D.

Medical Education Innovation: Innovative curricula that address a current issue within medical education. The innovation is based on learning principles and designed to meet a specific need. Examples include, but are not limited to, health and wellness, quality improvement, patient safety, interprofessional education and service learning. This category can include “works in progress,” including research and innovation projects that are being developed or have yet to be completed.

Only one submission per person is allowed. Abstracts that have been previously presented at national conferences are not eligible. Original completed or “in progress” works conducted at the Wayne State University School of Medicine are highly encouraged.


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