Thank you!!

Thanks for joining us for #MacPFD13.

Thank-you to everyone for making our
first ever virtual conference
such as great success!

Click to read about how we constructed our Virtual Conference

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 MacPFD conference needed to pivot and become a virtual one.We were so excited to run this conference with the help of our speakers/workshop leaders and staff from the new McMaster Continuing Professional Development office to make this a great success.

What did we do?

Our conference was mainly based out of this page below (with embedded Zoom links - now disabled), and each link was password protected to prevent unwanted invasion from uninvited guests (a.k.a. "Zoom bombing").

  1. Synchronous video-conferencing interactions with our speakers via Zoom (we had 5 unique zooms, one for the keynote & the reception area and one for each of our parallel tracks);

  2. Asynchronous chat-based interactions with our speakers via Slack before/during/after our conference.

Those who registered for the event received full instructions about one week before the event, and the event listing was posted on this website well in advance so that participants could explore the types of workshops and speakers that we would be holding during our workshop-based virtual event. Prior to attending, all the participants were instructed by email (upon registration) to download and install both the Zoom and Slack apps in preparation for the event.

Lessons Learned from our Virtual Conference:

  • Reception Zoom - The live RECEPTION Zoom was an innovation we featured so that participants could have a synchronous venue to meet and network with others. Read more about our reception area here. To make this happen, we had a member of our continue professional development team who staffed the reception zoom, and then had breakout rooms ready to roll if people appeared and wanted to speak. She also handled any confusion and questions about tracks. This helped provide a friendly face

  • Coordinated Password for Entire Conference - For added security, we made sure that we set all our Zoom links to require a password, and specifically lopped off the auto-generated password link, so that we would force participants to have to KNOW the password (which was sent in advance via email - or could be given to them upon request by email or Twitter DM). We also strongly discouraged any sharing of this password to others to ensure that the Zooms had that layer of protection. We did not mind that people tweeted ABOUT the content, and several speakers actively encouraged it - but we discouraged the sharing of the actual Zoom links (and in fact never emailed these out, instead just embedding the links in the website as you see below).

  • Track Chairs - Fairly common to live conferences, this group performed the role of being a host (introducing speakers, reading questions from the chat box aloud, recording sessions, moderating the discussion, ensuring CME compliance, reminding people to fill out evaluation forms) but also served to monitor the tracks and ensure that we had tech-savvy moderators who would kick out unwanted visitors who might have nefarious intentions (e.g. Zoom bombers). Luckily, we didn't have any disruptions, but having some track chairs that knew what to do if it happened was key.

  • Transitions - we had a fairly tight 5 hour conference, with 5 minute transitions. But as you might imagine, many of our workshops ran just a bit late... and so we probably should have had better breaks so we could reset the clock. We also reused the same Zoom links to keep things simple, but if we had separate links

This is our historical #MacPFD13 webpage. We have kept the links below so you can see the architecture of this, but the links will no longer be active. Each speaker's page will ultimately have a recorded talk and links to content from their workshops, so by viewing the abstract you will be able to see where we will eventually house the archived content.

This year's Invited Speaker for the Wong Forum is Dr. Papanagnou.

He is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Sidney Kimmel Medical College,
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.

You can read more about the Wong Forum at this link.

12:00-12:05 Welcome by Dr. Teresa Chan

12:05-13:00
The Future of Faculty Development (Keynote)

Dr. Dimitrios Papanagnou, MD, MPH

Objectives:

By the end of this activity participants will be able to:
  • Describe the present landscape of faculty development in health professions education.
  • Predicting future trends in faculty development needs.
  • Identify what the future of faculty development will look like

13:00-13:15 Overview of the Day & Orientation.
How will the conference work? How will I 'travel' around?

13:15-13:55 Large Group Options

13:15-13:55
Great Ideas Abstracts

During the Great Ideas abstracts, faculty members will present their idea for a research or scholarly project.

Flipping the traditional abstract session around, the speaker will then be able to ask the audience for assistance in helping them further refine their idea. Your participation and interactivity is key!

Presenters:

  • Kevin Dong - Financial Literacy

  • James Leung - CPD in Pediatric EM

13:15-13:55
Community Engagement

Find out more about the Office of Community Engagement and how we can interact more with the cities in which we work. Read more here.

14:00-14:55 Workshop Slot #1

You will have 4 choices of workshops during this time slot. Participants are welcome to visit the website prior to the conference date to view the Presentation Specific Learning Objectives roles at the following link: https://www.macpfd.ca/event-day-in-faculty-development/macpfd13-objectives

Mini-Podcast Workshop
Kevin Dong and the MacEmerg Podcast Team
Working Collaboratively with Google Docs
Yusuf Yilmaz
Meaningful Research Collaborations
Baker, Monteiro, Ngo
Introduction toMedical Improv
Hartley Jafine

15:00-15:55 Workshop Slot #2

You will have 4 choices of workshops during this time slot. Participants are welcome to visit the website prior to the conference date to view the Presentation Specific Learning Objectives roles at the following link: https://www.macpfd.ca/event-day-in-faculty-development/macpfd13-objectives

Giving Great Feedback
Catherine Tong et al.
Virtual Simulation 101Bingxian Wang &
McMaster CSBL team
Strategic Foresight
Sean Park & Nicole Knibb
An approach to Consultation SkillsEva Piessens

16:00-16:55 Workshop Slot #3

You will have 4 choices of workshops during this time slot. Participants are welcome to visit the website prior to the conference date to view the Presentation Specific Learning Objectives roles at the following link: https://www.macpfd.ca/event-day-in-faculty-development/macpfd13-objectives

Using Twitter Effectivelyto Build a network and Collaborate
Sharon Bal & Lina Duque
Planning and ConductingInterprofessional Simulation
Middleton et al.
Reframing YourPerspective to Think Differently
Sarrah Lal
Combatting Physician Burnout
Riddell et al.

Accreditation Statement

McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program (CHSE) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to 4.5 Mainpro+ credits.

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program for up to 4.5 MOC Section 1 hours.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

*Each healthcare provider should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Accreditation Statement

McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program (CHSE) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to 4.5 Mainpro+ credits.

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program for up to 4.5 MOC Section 1 hours.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

*Each healthcare provider should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Conflicts of Interest

The following Planning Committee Members and Speakers did not declare a relationship with a FOR-PROFIT and/or NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization over the previous two years: Sharon Bal, Mandeep Brar, Raman Chahal, Junghwan Kevin Dong, Krista Dowhos, Meagan Doyle, Joana Dida, Lina Duque. Mohamed Eltorki, Aaron Geekie-Sousa, Ana Hategan, Hartley Jafine, C.A. Klassen, Nicole Knibb, James Leung, Isla McPherson, Kevin Middleton, Sandra Monteiro, Quang Ngo, Sean Park, Leanne Patel, Eva Piessens, Tara Riddell, Karen Saperson, Matt Sibbald, Sashaina Singh, Spencer Sample, Brendon Trotter, Bingxian Wang, Heather Waters, Yusuf Yilmaz.
The following Planning Committee Members and Speakers have or had a relationship with a FOR-PROFIT and/or NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization over the previous two years:
  • Teresa Chan: Faculty employment with McMaster University.
  • Anjali Kundi: Has received honoraria from Merck.
  • Sarrah Lal: Is a Board Member with the Head Injury Rehabilitation Ontario; Canadian College of Health Leader
  • Shawn Locke: Employment with McMaster University, CHSE
  • Dimitri Papanagnou: Faculty employment with Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Carol Stewart: Employment with McMaster University, CHSE
  • X. Catherine Tong: Has received a honoraria or in kind compensation from Ontario College of Family Physicians.
#MacPFD13; The 13th Annual Day in Faculty Development; Developing the Future