Workshops – Letter from PAS Workshop Coordinator

The Call for Workshops for the PAS 2017 Meeting in San Francisco closed on October 1, 2016. The review process has historically shown 10 – 60 submissions per domain. The review timeline and domains are outlined below.

Timeline for review process

  • Deadline for reviewer confirmations – September 14
  • Workshop submission deadline (online) – October 1 – see Quick Guide for Instructions
  • Reviewers to receive submissions for review – week of October 10
  • Reviews (online) to be completed – week of October 24

The reviews will be completed online on the NEW Scholar One platform. Please make sure that your account profile is complete and follow all instructions.

Workshop Domains

Advocacy and Health Policy including translation of research into public policy, and innovations in community pediatric issues
Basic Science including scientific methodologies/techniques (e.g. how they’re done/how to interpret results/implication for the literature); best practices for sample collection and processing (e.g. executing translational studies); omics: genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics (e.g. high throughput platforms/web-based data bases/how to do a GWAS); career development in basic sciences (e.g. choosing a mentor/lab); and grant preparation/mock study section.
Technology Development including information technology for use in education, research, patient care, administration, and social networking
Professional Development including leadership skills, career development (i.e.getting promoted as an academician, researcher or educator), mentorship, the business of academic medicine, balancing work and family issues, (in particular to women in medicine), and professionalism
Grant preparation & Scholarly Activities including fundamentals of the peer review process, expectations for scientific conduct for pediatric physician-scholars, and publication (manuscript preparation, peer review, submitting & writing in medical journals)
Pediatric Subspecialties including new/emerging approaches, technologies, pathways, or tests to evaluate or treat subspecialty clinical conditions
Quality Improvement including quality improvement skills training, practice-based improvement, patient safety, quality improvement science and quality improvement education
Research Methodology relevant to basic science, clinical, educational and health services research, including biostatistics, research design, ethics and special areas such as qualitative research, large datasets, translating research into practice. In addition, abstract preparation and presentation of scientific information, preparation, and publication of manuscripts, grant writing and applying for research support
Scholarship in Education including critical literature review, principles of evidence- based medicine, adult learning theory, evaluation and curriculum development, creating teaching modules, teaching skills and use of educational training guidelines
Core Curriculum for Fellows
The PAS Program Committee is also specifically interested in providing a comprehensive core curriculum for fellows that would address areas of academic development identified in the guidelines summarized in the American Board of Pediatrics guidelines for fellowship training. These workshops should be focused on skills and knowledge acquisition that are appropriate for individuals at the fellowship level of training. They should provide a foundation for those fellows who may not have had exposure to the topic, as well as those who wish to pursue a topic in greater depth in the future. It is intended that these themes be repeated each year and that all fellows will be provided a list of these workshops such that a curriculum can be created to complement education provided locally by that individual’s fellowship training program. The topics of particular interest include:
o Achievement of proficiency in teaching
o Application of basic science techniques to translational research
o Clinical research methods and study design
o Critical literature review
o Ethical conduct in research
o Introduction to biostatistics
o Preparation of abstracts and brief scientific presentations
o Preparation of applications for grants
o Preparation of applications for institutional review boards
o Preparation of scientific manuscripts
o Principles of evidence-based medicine

Click here to view criteria used in scoring proposals 

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Click here for information about writing learning objectives  

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Once you have provided your choices and contact information, we will contact you with further details regarding the process.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Elisa Zenni, MD
PAS Workshop Coordinator