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APPD 2019 Annual Spring Meeting
MPPDA Annual Meeting

March 26-29, 2019
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, Louisiana

APPD 2019: Expanding the Possibilities

Preliminary Meeting Schedule

Submission Deadline:

Enhanced Learning Sessions*
(workshops, debates, innovative educational opportunities, etc.):
December 4, 2018

*includes workshops, expert panel discussion, flipped classroom,
didactic presentations, or other innovative formats

Should you encounter any problems during your submission, please contact info@appd.org

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Welcome to the Submission System for the APPD Enhanced Learning Sessions

The APPD Executive Program Planning Committee is delighted to accept your submissions for our 2019 Annual Spring Meeting in New Orleans.

Once again this year, we are soliciting proposals for Enhanced Learning Sessions (ELS; previously known as workshops). ELS should include creative delivery methods to engage the meeting participants, including workshops, expert panel discussion, flipped classroom, didactic presentations, or other innovative formats.

Last year's ELS submission process was very competitive, with 86 proposals received. As you prepare your proposal, please consider the following strategies to strengthen your ELS proposal:

  1. Include a concise, attention-grabbing title for your ELS that will give participants a sense of what will be accomplished at the session.
  2. Craft clear, appropriate, and attainable learning objectives.
  3. In the abstract, provide a clear description of the need for this topic to be covered and its importance to APPD members. Describe what knowledge, skills, or attitudes the participants are expected to develop or share during the session.
  4. Build an agenda of activities (90 minutes total or 60-90 minutes for Coordinators' Workshops) that includes appropriate instructional methods for achieving the objectives. Be realistic in what can be accomplished in the available time. Show how participants will be engaged by the session, either through interactive activities or through the content delivery methods chosen.
  5. Demonstrate how your ELS is innovative in its subject matter and/or instructional approach. If this topic has been covered in workshops or ELS in the past, show how this session will be different or build upon what has come before.

Each of the above items will be scored by your proposal reviewers. Information that is missing or not clearly elaborated may dampen enthusiasm for your proposal. Proofread the proposal carefully and consider having other colleagues critique it using the above instructions.

Above all, ask questions if you are new to writing ELS proposals. The Program Committee is committed to seeing you succeed.

Enhanced Learning Session submissions are due by December 4, 2018.

APPD 2019 Annual Spring Meeting Program Chairs

Adam Rosenberg, MD, Program Chair
University of Colorado/Children's Hospital of Colorado

Adam Wolfe, MD, PhD, Program Co-Chair
Baylor College of Medicine (San Antonio)

Andrea Asnes, MD, Past Program Chair
Yale-New Haven Medical Center