INclusion 2021 Microsessions

AACP Article

Sharing Successful Strategies and Engaging Audiences

Packing information and insight into 10-minute segments, microsessions are an innovative way for meeting attendees to engage on different strategies and tactics that address important issues. This shorter format provides an opportunity for participants to hear multiple approaches and success stories. Presenters will provide a brief, 5-7 minute overview of their programs related to a specific topic, followed by a 3 minute Q&A. Presenters may use PowerPoint – but no more than 5 slides, emphasizing visuals rather than text. Meeting attendees can choose to hear all the presentations on a particular topic or visit a different room to participate in discussions about the other topics.

We are seeking proposals for microsessions for the INclusion 2021 meeting.  The topics for the meeting are:

  • Leading efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion: Speakers will describe how they led efforts in the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative approaches to diversity, equity and inclusion. Examples of such efforts may include, but are not limited to, work in the areas of student recruitment, faculty/preceptor development, creating an inclusive environment, and commitment to diverse leadership within the organization.
  • Leading the implementation of online/distance learning for didactic courses: Speakers will describe strategies led at their institution(s) that enabled delivery or expansion and standardization of delivery of online/virtual education. Presentations should focus on design, engagement and assessment at the programmatic level (College/School or University), not within a specific course
  • Leading innovative approaches to experiential education: & Speakers will describe novel approaches to experiential education, including those that have been developed during the pandemic. Success stories and/or lessons learned are welcome when describing changes made to ensure valuable experiences for students.

Proposals will be submitted in the form of a 250 word abstract. Abstracts should include title, objective, methods, results, discussion and conclusion.  Microsession presentations will be pre-recorded and broadcast to attendees during the session time. At the conclusion of each presentation, the session moderator will host a live Q&A with the speakers. The proposal review process will take 4 to 6 weeks and AACP will notify authors of their status in early January 2021.

Submit a Proposal

Submission deadline is November 30, 2020 at midnight PST