“Peering into the Looking Glass":
Professionalism & Professional Identity Formation in Health Professions Education
Deadline for abstracts extended to December 14
We are bringing together scholars, practitioners, leaders, and learners to explore and advance our understanding and the study of professionalism and professional
identity formation in the health professions.
This Twitter-hosted Conference is sponsored by the Education Innovation Institute
(EII) of the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University.
Submissions Welcome - DeadlinE December 14
Submit your presentation today for our inaugural Medical Education Conference hosted
Send your 200 word abstract to Joslyn Richards (email@example.com) by November 30th.
We will notify presenters of their abstract’s status by January 18, 2021.
Examples of Topics We're Looking for:
- Professionalism & diversity
- Curricular innovations to support professional identity formation (PIF)
- Unintended influences of curricula on PIF
- Social contracts with society
- Professional and unprofessional behavior among learners and professionals
- The intersection of professionalism and values
- The hidden curriculum’s influence on PIF and professionalism
- PIF in practicing health professionals
Presentation Format: twitter icon
Each author will present their topic in a 10-15 Tweet thread over a 15 minute scheduled
time slot followed by 15 minutes for questions and discussion over Twitter.
Presentations may involve text, links, and multi-media (images, gifs, videos, etc.).
They must be well planned and prepared. Even after the allotted time, the conversation can and often does continue.
A Presenter’s Guide with technical tips and guidance will be available for all presenters
Diverse Methodological Approaches Welcome
Action Research and Program Evaluation
Commentary and Analysis
The Canadian Medical Education Journal (CMEJ) will publish accepted abstracts on-line before the conference.
Abstract Reviewers Needed!
We will de-identify all abstracts before we send them to reviewers.
Reviewers will score abstracts based on the following rubric:
clear, articulate, grammatically correct
importance and appeal of the topic in health professions education
strength of the research design, data collection, analysis, and conclusions for both
qualitative and quantitative studies; other forms of scholarship will be judged on
We reserve the right to choose abstracts based on multiple criteria, such as the reviews
(with score), available space in the conference, and diversity of the presentations.
Join the Conference On Twitter
We designed this conference conducted on Twitter based on successful models in other
disciplines and on our own conference on professional identity formation held in February
(#MCGconf2021PIF). We hope you take this opportunity to share your scholarship with
the international health professions education community in this new way.
A Global Reach
|Twitter-hosted conferences are highly accessible, low-cost, and enable convenient
We are committed to ensuring that our presenters and their audiences are treated with
respect as they participate in our conference. We reserve the right to take action
if we determine that any presenter or audience member is exhibiting disrespect or
harassing another conference participant. Find our full 'Code of Conduct' in our Presenter’s
Access the Presenter's Guide
Thank you to our Conference Dignitaries: Dean David Hess, MD, EVP & Vice-Dean Doug
Miller, MDCM, MBA