Re: [brain tumor] American Academy of Neurology Conference - Back to Work
- I think the title is terrific, not too harsh at all.
It's clear that you've worked with the medical services community alot; the
hands-on part will be great. Basically I think your approach is quite good.
Thanks for doing this.
- Hello Trisha,
Just got back from Hawaii, so I'm all messed up with time zones, that's why
you're getting this e-mail at a late time. In any case, it looks like you
are pulling everything together quite nicely. I like the seminar title.
I'm interested in hearing more about 3. the hands-on approach...what dr's
----- Original Message -----
From: Patricia Fields <kpfields1@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2000 3:01 PM
Subject: [brain tumor] American Academy of Neurology Conference - Back to
> Dear Co-Researchers -
> OK -- Time is coming closer for the proposal to go in for the
> American Academy of Neurology Conference. I'm including a copy of
> the requirements here for you to see. (down below)
> Please look it over. As you get ideas to add, click reply; that way,
> I can view the messages "by thread" instead of "by date" and they
> will all be together in a batch.
> Based on what it says below, here are some of my initial ideas (in
> addition to the ones I posted previously)
> 1. I want to use a seminar format.
> 2. Proposed title: Meeting the needs of brain tumor patients and
> their families: Treating the Patient and the
> (is that a little harsh??) Suggestions?
> 3. For the hands-on approach, I thought I'd have the physicians
> answer some of the questions to see how they thought patients might
> feel. Suggestions they might make to them. How they answer
> questions. If they even KNOW what kinds of things patients deal
> with. I'll set up an "imagine if it were you" type game... we used
> to do this with AIDS counselors and it was very effective.
> There are several exercises that can be used to help increase
> awareness. I'd like to spend some time on these one by one after the
> proposal is in.
> 4. Educational objectives were addressed in one of my previous posts
> (click messages at web site, subject Amcn.Acad. Neurology Conf)
> 5. Then, we would have slides, data from polls and questionnaires,
> case presentations (us!), and _____?
> What do you think?????
> I like it!!!
> 2001 EDUCATION PROGRAM GUIDELINES
> To assist in the development of the annual meeting education program,
> the Education Committee and its Annual Meeting Subcommittee encourage
> input from all sections. The committees will organize the 2001
> Education Program curriculum in June of 2000. The sections are
> strongly encouraged to review the 2000 curriculum before submitting
> proposals for new programs. DO NOT RE-SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR CURRENT
> YEAR OFFERINGS. Proposals developed by a section must be submitted by
> the section chair. Proposals not submitted by the section chair will
> be considered with the unsolicited proposals from individuals. As
> with all program proposals, the Education Committee and Annual
> Meeting Subcommittee reserves the right to the final decision when
> soliciting programs and directors for the annual meeting education
> GENERAL INFORMATION
> Courses and workshops are usually one full or half day sessions held
> on Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday.
> Breakfast, dinner, and after dinner seminars are held on Saturday,
> Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday and are a maximum of three
> hours. All programs, except Skills Workshops, are open to corporate
> support via unrestricted education grants.
> DEVELOPING YOUR PROPOSAL
> 1. Courses must present an organized and inclusive body of knowledge.
> Accepted concepts and information are to be provided. It is
> encouraged that, whenever applicable, specific effort should be
> directed to integrating basic science and clinical aspects of the
> 2. Chosen topics should meet current needs of the medical/scientific
> community, and deal with information of considerable interest to
> practicing physicians and/or academicians.
> 3. Educational objectives must be stated clearly.
> 4. The target audience must be specified.
> A description must be defined.
> Various educational methods may be employed, including lecture,
> slides, other audio/visual presentations, and case presentations.
> Panel discussions are encouraged. All speakers must remain available
> for scheduled question and answer periods.
> The seminars have the same requirements as courses, but require a
> focused presentation on a more circumscribed topic of interest due to
> the two-to-three hour time constraint.
> 1. The purpose of workshops is the development of specific skills
> through an active, "hands-on" approach.
> 2. Educational objective and a target audience must be specified.
> 3. The target audience must be specified.
> 4. A description must be defined.
> 5. Specific needs and requirements should be noted.
> Was the salesman clueless? Productopia has the answers.
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- Thanks for your feedback everybody! So far, it looks like the title
is a hit. I'm still open for other suggestions if anyone wants to
post to the group or, if you feel more comfortable sending your
suggestions to me privately you can do so at kpfields1@...
Kim, you asked about my idea for obtaining doctors' ideas. I used to
conduct "HIV train the trainer" workshops for the State of Florida.
As part of these workshops, we used many sensitivity exercises to
help the participants break down any biases or predjudices they may
have about the subject. I kept copies of these exercises and want to
review them to see how they could be modified to use for the
Another idea would be to use some of the poll questions and
questionnaire questions and have the conference participants/doctors
answer them. Say, "When do you think is the most difficult time for
patients who undergo brain surgery for removal of tumors?" Or, "What
is the #1 most appreciated aspect of care stated by brain tumor
patients?" Do you think they will be surprised by the answers? I
do. Do you think they may learn something by the answers? I do.
This is why the questionnaires and the polls are so important. It is
that information that will support us. The more people that
participate, the more valid the data. If you haven't sent in your
questionnaire or taken part in the polls, please do so. Also, please
pass on the word about the site. The more the merrier!
Phew! I slept 12 hours last night and have a little too much energy
Later - Trisha