Satellite Symposium in Medical Education

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Rīga Stradiņš University

and the Open Medical Institute

invite you to

the Satellite Symposium in Medical Education

20–21 October 2014

Goal of the seminar

To enhance theoretical knowledge and practical skills in teaching professionals in medical education

Target audience

University lecturers & teachers, residents in medicine

  • Stephen Ludwig, MD

Medical Director, International Medical Education;

Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • James M. Callahan, MD

Associate Residency Director

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Participation fee (registration and meals)

43.00 EUR
Time and venue of the seminar

20 October 2014 / 9:00 till 18:00

21 October 2014 / 8:00 till 17:00

Riga Stradiņš University, Hippocrates lecture-theatre, 16 Dzirciema Street, Rīga, Latvia

Official language English
How to apply

By e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Details to be indicated when applying: name, surname, name of the seminar, phone number, e-mail address and payer (payer’s bank details), if different from applicant

Further information

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: +371 67409216

Seminar supported by AB Medical Group Latvia


Monday, 20 October

8:30 Registration


Characteristics of the Good Teacher

Stephen Ludwig, MD


Adult Learning Theory

James Callahan, MD

11:00–11:30 Coffee break

Writing Goals and Objectives

Stphen Ludwig, MD


Overview of Teaching Formats

Stephen Ludwig, MD

13:30–15:00 Lunch


Lecture / Case-Based Lecture / Small Group Discussion / Workshop

Tuesday, 21 October

8:00–9:00 Teaching on Rounds

Stephen Ludwig, MD


Teaching Procedures

James Callahan, MD

10:00–10:30 Coffee break

Assessing and Giving Feedback

James Callahan, MD

11:30–12:30 Role Plays
12:30–14:00 Lunch


James Callahan, MD

Mentoring Leaders

Stephen Ludwig, MD

Challenges You Face as Teachers

Drs Callahan & Ludwig


Participants are asked to come prepared for the Seminar in two ways:

  1. Each participant should bring with them a topic that they would like to teach or may be called upon to teach. This may be something that they are actually going to teach or just a topic they would like to share with the group. For example, it could be how to listen to heart sounds or it might be something they want to teach everyone about the history of their home town. They should just have a topic they want to teach about. Participants will be taught use this topic to practice various teaching formats.

  2. Each participant should also come ready to discuss what they view as barriers to being more effective teachers in their daily lives. What is it about their duties, their students, their institution, their department or maybe most importantly themselves that they feel makes it difficult to become a better teacher than they are.