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Consider joining us and presenting an educational session at Northern Constellations 2019 on May 3-4 in Sudbury. Submit a proposal for a 90-minute interactive Workshop and/or a 15-minute Educational Innovation you would like to share with your colleagues. As a conference goal is to develop faculty scholarly activity and presentation skills, a NOSM faculty member is required as the lead or co-lead presenter for these sessions.


Workshops focus on in-depth learning and skill development in one or more facets of faculty responsibilities.  At least 50% of the workshop should involve interactive learning and include time for faculty to share their experiences and challenges.  It is important that attendees are provided with opportunities to assess their learning.  Collaborations between faculty in multiple disciplines or divisions are encouraged.

Educational Innovations:

These short TED-like talks highlight new ideas and novel approaches relevant to faculty.  A succinct description and clear message is key to these presentations. Each presentation will be allocated ten minutes to showcase the educational innovation and five minutes for discussion.  Due to time constraints, each presentation is limited to one co-presenter. Share your creativity and educational experimentation with your colleagues!

Workshop and Educational Innovations Themes:

Precepting and Teaching 

  • Assessment/Feedback/Evaluation
  • Curriculum/program development
  • Simulation
  • Indigenous teaching and learning
  • Small group/large group/virtual presentations
  • Competency-based medical education
  • Educational technology/resources/innovations

Scholarship and Research

  • Research collaborations
  • Funding / grant opportunities
  • Research proposals / ethics
  • Research methods / analysis / interpretation
  • Writing / presenting / publishing
  • Quality Improvement/patient safety
  • Faculty promotion

Leadership Development

  • Self-awareness/self-reflection
  • Faculty engagement
  • Communication/collaboration
  • Conflict management/negotiation
  • Leading change/System transformation
  • Mentorship
  • Facilitating meetings or education/health care teams

Health, Wellness and Resiliency

  • Self-care/care of others
  • Care giver burnout/compassion fatigue
  • Mindfulness/meditation/visualization
  • Healing/spirituality
  • Personal growth
  • Journaling/narratives/reflection
  • Wellness

Deadline for Workshop Submissions:  December 18, 2018                                         Submit Workshop Now 

Deadline for Educational Innovations Submissions: January 22, 2019                 Submit Innovation Now 

If you have questions about your submission, feel free to contact us:

James Goertzen                                                Adam Moir
Assistant Dean, CEPD                                    Medical Director, Faculty Development