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2018 CLIME Together: A Symposium for Excellence in Health Professions Education

Who: UW Health Professions Educators
When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Registration opens at 7:30am | Sessions from 8:00am - 12:00pm | Hors d'oeuvres reception from 12:00 - 1:00pm
Where: Talaris Conference Center (4000 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105)
There is no cost to attend.
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The University of Washington (UW) Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) invites all health sciences educators to participate in its third annual CLIME Together Symposium for Excellence in Health Professions Education on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at The Talaris Conference Center

Come meet other members of UW’s vibrant community of educators and participate in a half-day of activities devoted to sharing educational innovations and scholarship. Let’s celebrate our education community and its accomplishments together!


We are delighted that Dr. Anthony R. Artino, Jr. from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, will kick-off our morning with an invited plenary.

  • 7:30 - 8:00am: Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 9:10am: Welcome & Invited Plenary, "Shame and Guilt in Health Professions Learners: Building Resilience and Fostering a Healthy Learning Environment" by Anthony R. Artino, Jr., PhD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (see more information below)

  • 9:10 - 9:20am: Break

  • 9:20 - 10:30am: Hackathon Round Table Discussions: A team-based creative exercise for new innovations

  • 10:30 - 10:40am: Break

  • 10:40 - 11:40am: Lightning Round Abstract Presentations - Interested in presenting your education project? Abstracts are due May 4, 2018. More information here

  • 11:40am - 11:50pm: Break

  • 11:50 - 12:00pm: Awards and Acknowledgements

  • 12:00 - 1:00pm: Hors D'oeuvres Reception



    Learning to become a health professional is an emotionally charged undertaking. Consider the second-year medical resident who is preparing to conduct a clinical procedure for the first time. She probably hopes for success, worries about failure, and feels ashamed if the procedure goes poorly. These emotions—hope, worry, and shame—have the potential to influence her motivation, the effort she puts forth, and even her professional identity as a doctor. Historically, such emotions have received little attention in health professions education. More recently, however, educators and researchers alike have acknowledged the importance of emotions and their role in learning to become a health professional. The purpose of this plenary is to raise awareness about emotions in health professions education, introduce the self-conscious emotions of shame and guilt, and describe how shame—a potentially destructive emotion—might manifest during training. Using theory, research, and a series of authentic stories from medical education, the session will help both educators and trainees better comprehend the role of emotions in health professions education; recognize the value of shame resilience; develop specific strategies for constructively engaging with shame; and create learning environments that facilitate adaptive responses to shame.

    By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to…

    1. Discuss emotions and appreciate that emotions can have significant influences on learning, performance, and wellbeing in health professions education;
    2. Recognize shame and guilt and distinguish them from one another;
    3. Describe the relationship between shame, perfectionism, and motivation to learn;
    4. List specific strategies to (a) constructively engage with shame when it occurs and (b) create learning environments that facilitate adaptive responses to shame.

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