Education & Teaching Sessions

Many speakers have shared their EB education session slides for you to view.  We will keep updating this page as we get additional materials. Click on the hyperlinked session title (when available) to view the slides.

EB 2013  ~ EB 2012  ~  EB 2011  ~  EB 2010 ~ EB 2009  ~  EB 2008


AAA Annual Meeting/EB 2013 - Boston

Master Class: Team-based Learning in Anatomy Curriculum

Chair: Mary Bee (Oakland Univ. William Beaumont School of Medicine/UDM)

Gary Nieder (Wright State Univ.)
Fundamentals of Team-based Learning and How it Can Work in Teaching Anatomy
Nagaswami Vasan (Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey)
Team-based Learning: Pedagogy for the 21st Century - Effective, Efficient and Economical
Todd Hoagland (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Successes and Pitfalls of Teaching Medical Gross Anatomy Via Only Team-based Learning and Lab

Educational Community Outreach:  Get Inspired and Get Out There! (Hybrid)

Chair: Barb Puder (Samuel Merritt Univ.)

Barb Puder (Samuel Merritt Univ.)
Development and Implementation of Educational Outreach Programs for Oakland and Neighboring Communities
Jonathan Wisco (Brigham Young Univ.)
Anatomy Academy Exposes Undergraduate and Medical Students to all ACGME Core Competencies through an Experiential Learning Environment
Joy Reidenberg (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
A History of Giving Back and Caring: The Mount Sinai Tradition
Darrell Evans (Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
BrightMed: An Opportunity to Open up Anatomy to the Next Generation
Samuel Marquez (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)
Anatomy Education Day: A Global Outreach

Current Research on Curricular Changes and their Impact on Student Knowledge

Chair: Richard Drake (Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine)

Jennifer McBride (Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine)
Current Curricular Trends in the Anatomical Sciences: The 2012 Survey
Wojciech Pawlina (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine)
Duration of Anatomy Courses and Performance on the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Examinations: Is There a Relationship?
Richard Drake (Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine)
Retention of Anatomical Knowledge: Impact of Current Curricular Approaches

Refresher Course:  Histology Teaching – Past, Present and Future

Chairs:  Robert Ogilvie (Medical Univ. of South Carolina) & Robert McCuskey (Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine)

Robert Bloodgood (Univ. of Virginia)
The History of Medical Histology Teaching: Where Have We Come From and Where are We Going?
Helen Amerongen (Univ. of Arizona)
Teaching Histology in Integrated Curricula: Challenges and Opportunities
Robert Ogilvie (Medical Univ. of South Carolina)
A Modern Distributed Learning Histology Course with Virtual Lectures and Labs

Curricular Integration:  How has It Affected Teaching and Learning in Gross Anatomy?

Chair: Virginia Lyons (Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth)

Todd Hoagland (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Transitioning to an Integrated Curriculum: Challenges, Opportunities and Student Performance in Gross Anatomy
William Adamas-Rappaport (Univ. of Arizona)
The Challenge of Teaching Anatomy in a Organ-based Curriculum: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned
Jonathan Wisco (Univ. of California, Los Angeles)
Extreme Makeover - Anatomy Edition: How a Paradigm Shift in Pedagogy Reshaped an Anatomy Program

Teaching Innovations in Anatomy I (Platform)

Chair:  Jon Jackson (Univ. of North Dakota School of Medicine)

Virginia Lyons (Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth)
Flipping the Classroom: Turning the Traditional Anatomy Lecture on Its Head
Lisa Lee (Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine)
Gender and Age Bias in Digital Anatomical Science Education
Alison Doubleday (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry)
Student-Generated Content in the Gross Anatomy Laboratory
Holly Ressetar (West Virginia Univ. School of Medicine)
Optimizing the Gross Laboratory Experience: Dissection Group Rotation and Peer Evaluation
Bruce Wainman (McMaster Univ.)
Dissecting through Interprofessional Barriers
Chika Nwachukwu (Mayo Medical School)
Assessing the Quality of Dissection: A Method for Improving Anatomy Knowledge of First Year Medical Students

Teaching Innovations in Anatomy II (Platform)

Chair:  Mark Hankin (Oakland Univ. William Beaumont School of Medicine/UDM)

Peter Ward (WVSOM)
Study Approaches, Study Methods, Academic Success, and Recall of Anatomical Learning
Steffi Regpala (Queen's Univ.)
Memory and Cognitive Load Theory in Anatomical Education
Timothy Wilson (Western Universty)
The Effects of Image on Learning and Vice Versa
Erin Fillmore (Indiana Univ. School of Medicine)
Exploring Two Different Gross Anatomy Laboratory Experiences: The Perspective of the Repeating First Year Medical Student
Amy Lovejoy Mork (Morehouse School of Medicine)
Rotation and Reorganization of Dissection Groups Promotes Professionalism and Enhances Cadaver Based Learning
Christine Spampinato (Mayo Clinic)
"Safe Harbor" Forum: Professionalism Reflection Sessions for First Year Medical Students in the Gross Anatomy Course

AAA Annual Meeting/ EB 2012 - San Diego

Anatomy Education Roundtables

Chair:  Christine Eckel (West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine)

Bridget O'Brien (UCSF)
Applying the Ideas from The Carnegie Study of Medical Education to Guide Medical School Reform

Anatomical Education for Allied Health Care Professionals

Chair: Anne Burrows (Duquesne Univ.)

Michael Habib (Chatham Univ.)
Incorporating Biomechanics into an Anatomy Program with Problem-based Learning
Gary Lees (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)
A View Inside from the Surface: Living Anatomy for Medical and Medical Illustration Students
Anne Burrows (Duquesne Univ.)
Designing Gross Anatomy Education for Athletic Training Students:  Planning for a Continuum of Care
Jennette Ball (New York Chiropractic College)
Gross Anatomy Instruction in Chiropractic Colleges: A Local and Global Perspective

Gross Anatomy for the Physician Assistant

Chair: Jennifer McBride (Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine)

Josanne Pagel (Cleveland Clinic)
History of the PA Profession: From Medical Corpsmen to Present Day Practitioners
Sharon Luke (Univ. of Mount Union)
Anatomy for Physician Assistants: A Program Director’s Perspective
Bertha Escobar-Poni (Loma Linda Univ.)
Clinically-oriented Anatomy and Physiology for a Master Physician Assistant Program: Do’s and Don’ts
John Mabee (Univ. of Southern California)
Anatomy for Physician Assistants: How We Tackle this Beast!

Pedagogy (Hybrid Symposium)

Chairs:  Samuel Marquez (SUNY Downstate Medical Center) & Wojciech Pawlina (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine)

Samuel Marquez (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)
Dyad Pedagogy: From the Anatomy Classroom to the Workplace
Wojciech Pawlina (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine)
Students-as-Teachers – Teaching Discipline Independent Skills in Gross Anatomy
Darrell Evans (Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
Students Teaching Students - Facilitating Deeper Learning of Anatomy?
Louis Kour (Univ. of Western Ontario)
No ‘I’ in Anatomy: Group Cadaveric Dissection
Jonathan Wisco (UCLA)
Integration of PBL Cases into Gross Anatomy Laboratory Experiences Followed by a Modified TBL Formative Assessment: Pedagogy Using the Best of Both Worlds
Lloyd Sherman (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
Teaching beyond the Classroom

Refresher Course - The Facts about Formaldehyde:  What Every Anatomist Should Know

Chair:  Rebecca Fisher, Ph.D. (University of Arizona)
Chair Introduction

Laura Beane Freeman, Ph.D. (National Cancer Institute)
Occupational Formaldehyde Exposure and Cancer Risk
Julia Rosen (University of Arizona)
Assessing Formaldehyde Exposure in Your Gross Lab:  Occupational Exposure Limits and Best Practices
Kate Sparey, Ph.D. (University of Bristol/Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy)
Effectiveness, Adaptation, and Health Risks of Embalming Fluids: Just What is the Solution?
Frank Demer (University of Arizona)
Engineering Controls to Reduce Formaldehyde Exposures: What works, what doesn’t, and why?

Bibliography of Articles on Formaldehyde compiled by Mr. Frank Demer and Dr. Rebecca Fisher

Teaching Innovations in Anatomy II (Platform)

Chair: Todd Hoagland (Medical College of Wisconsin)

Samantha Dunnigan (Univ. of Western Ontario)
Radical Hysterectomy Teaching Module with a Three-dimensional Digital Model of the Female Pelvis
Ngan Nguyen (The Univ. of Western Ontario)
Problem-solving Strategies and the Relationship between Visualization Ability and Spatial Anatomy Task Performance
Andrew Erie (Mayo Clinic)
Teaching Students to Teach: A Medical Student Teaching Assistant Perspective on the Effectiveness of Learning through Apprenticeship
Luis Filgueira (Univ. of Western Australia)
Integration of Anatomy, Literature Research Skills and Clinical Practice through a Peer-teaching and Peer-assessment Exercise at Pre-clinical Level in an Undergraduate Medical Course
Vaughan Lee (TTUHSC)
Texas Tech System (TTS) for Student Peer Teaching in the Anatomy Laboratory: Subjective and Objective Assessment
Robin Hopkins (Univ. of British Columbia)
Curricular Integration: Not What We are Bringing Together, But Who
Min Chung (Ajou Univ. School of Medicine)
Increased Episodes of Anatomy Comic Strips
Alexandra Koba (San Francisco State Univ.)
Anatomy Education through Dissection and Peer Teaching:  Special Dissections of the Head and Neck

Trends in the Anatomical Sciences: How are We Teaching North American Dental Students?

Chair: H. Wayne Lambert (West Virginia Univ. School of Medicine)

H. Wayne Lambert (West Virginia Univ. School of Medicine)
The Basic Science Survey Series for Dentistry – Trends in Gross Anatomy within the North American Dental Schools
Douglas Gould (The Ohio State Univ. College of Medicine)
Trends in Neurobiology and Neuroanatomy - Survey Results from North American Dental Course Directors
Lisa Lee (The Ohio State Univ. College of Medicine)
Trends in Histology and Embryology - Survey Results from North American Dental Course Directors
William Davenport (Univ. of Nevada - Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine)
Anatomy in Dental Education: Past, Present, Future


AAA Annual Meeting/EB 2011 - Washington, DC

Master Class: The Neural Crest & Placodes

Chairs:  Darrell Evans (Brighton & Sussex Medical School) & Drew Noden (Cornell Univ.)

Darrell Evans, Ph.D. (Brighton & Sussex Medical School)
Riding the Crest and Bringing Students with You [Presentation Outline]

Anatomy Education Research in the Undergraduate Setting

Chairs:  Valerie O'Loughlin (Indiana University-Bloomington) & Mark Terrell (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine)

Valerie O'Loughlin, Ph.D. (Indiana University-Bloomington)
Developing Metacognative Skills Through the Use of Blogs in an Upper-level Undergraduate Anatomy Course [Presentation Outline]
Mark Terrell, Ed.D. (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Collaborative Testing:  An Opportunity for Student-centered Feedback and Peer Learning [Presentation Outline]
Allison Doubleday, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Evaluation of a Computer Assisted Learning Resource in an Undergraduate Anatomy Course
[Presentation Outline]

Refresher Course: From Neonate to Adolescent: Anatomy Grows Up

Chairs: Anne Gilroy, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts Medical School ) & David Bolender, Ph.D. (Medical College of Wisconsin)

Paola Palma Sisto, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Pubertal Development: the Human Metamorphosis [Presentation Outline]
Michael Hirsh, MD (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
Good Things Come in Small Packages - Unique Neonatal Anatomic Features [Presentation Outline]


AAA Annual Meeting/EB 2010 - Anaheim

Master Class: The Problem with Pain

Chairs: David Bolender, Ph.D. (Medical College of Wisconsin) & Robert DePhilip, Ph.D. (Ohio State Univ. College of Medicine)

Jennifer McBride, Ph.D. (Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University)
Ouch! Neuronal pathways responsible for conduction of somatosensory and visceral pain [Presentation Outline]

Education Breakfast Roundtable

Lawrence J Rizzolo, Ph.D. (Department of Surgery, Yale University) & William C Rando, Ph.D. (McDougal Graduate Teaching Center, Yale University)
Using Assessments to Energize Your Innovation (handout) and Using Assessments to Energize Your Innovation [Presentation Outline]
Lawrence J Rizzolo, Ph.D. (Department of Surgery, Yale University)
Surface Anatomy as an Entryway to Clinical Anatomy (no outline available)

The Millennial Student: What We Should Know

Camille DiLullo, Ph.D. (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)
The Millennial Student: What we should know [Presentation Outline]
Robert Kvavik, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
Redesigning the Learning Environment for the Millennial Student [Presentation Outline]
Patricia McGee, Ph.D. (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Learning, Teaching & Web 2.0: Finding a Comfortable Fit [Presentation Outline]

Teaching Innovations in Anatomy I

Chair: Carol Nichols, Ph.D. (Medical College of Georgia)

April Richardson, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
A Novel Use of Second Life to Teach the Pterygopalatine Fossa to Medical Students [Presentation Outline]
Tour Through Skull With Nerves
Cone Demo
Written Description of Videos

Darren S. Hoffmann, Ph.D. (Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine)
Medical students using plastinated prosections as a sole learning tool [Presentation Outline]


AAA Annual Meeting/EB 2009 - New Orleans

Camille DiLullo, Ph.D. and Richard Kriebel, Ph.D. (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)
All About Myocardial Infarction: A Paradigm for Integrated Course Delivery [Presentation Outline]

Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, Ph.D. (Indiana University)
Does Virtual Microscopy Enhance Student Collaboration and Content Mastery in an Undergraduate Human Anatomy Course?[Presentation Outline]


AAA Annual Meeting/EB 2008 - San Diego

Tips & Techniques for Teaching Core Anatomy Concepts

Chair: Noelle A. Granger, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina)

- Sherry Downie (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
- Gregory Smith (Saint Mary's College of California)
- Lawrence Wineski (Morehouse School of Medicine)
- Arthur Dalley (Vanderbilt Univ. School of Medicine)
- H. Wayne Lambert (Univ. of Louisville)
- Virginia Lyons (Dartmouth Medical School)
- Robert DePhillip (Ohio State Univ.)
- Todd Olson (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
- Noelle Granger (Univ. of North Carolina School of Medicine)

James J. Brokaw, Ph.D., MPH (Indiana University School of Medicine)
Development of an Education Track in Anatomy Ph.D. at Indiana University School of Medicine [Presentation Outline]

Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, Ph.D., Mark Braun, M.D., Katherine Dowell Kearns, Ph.D., & Isaac Heacock (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Can we encourage our graduate students to develop a more scholarly approach to classroom teaching? [Presentation Outline]

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