ACSME Abstracts accepted until June 21

Dear Colleagues,

ACSME 2020 is still happening, despite the pandemic. It will be delivered online on September 30 to October 2, with the usual format of two Conference Days followed by the Discipline Day.

 Abstracts for oral and poster presentations close on June 21.

So much has happened since our last conference. The rapid switch to remote teaching has highlighted new opportunities and also shortfalls of teaching science online. Many questions are now being asked. What worked? What didn’t? How do we evaluate new approaches? How do we assure the quality of our offerings? What will science education look like post pandemic?

We have lined up invited speakers to address these important issues:

• Liz Johnson will discuss evaluation in the time of emergency teaching online.

• Tina Acuña and Jo-Anne Kelder will speak about short- and long-term responses to Covid-19 in the context of quality assurance, quality improvement and scholarship.

• Chris Thompson will lead a Q&A panel on the merits and shortfalls of delivering science labs and tutorials online.

• Dino Spagnoli will talk to students about their experience of remote learning.

See the full list of invited speakers on the ACSME website.

How will you contribute to this discussion?   Submissions for oral and poster presentations, and for Discipline Day workshops have been extended to June 21 (abstracts only) and June 26 (full papers).  Submit online through the ACSME Submission portal.

Registrations are now open.

We look forward to receiving your submission and to seeing you on the screen in September.

ACSME 2020 Organising Committee

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