Designing Memorable Workshops: A Workshop for Presenters and Teachers of Addiction Medicine (1 CME)


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People remember about 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see and 50% of what they see and hear. (Labonte, 1972) Most importantly, people remember how you made them feel. Therefore, when we teach we need to make it memorable by making the learning transformational. We need to create learning environments where in addition to cognitive learning, we promote affective and psychomotor learning ( Bloom's taxonomy, 1964). Workshops are brief small group learning activities which allow learners the opportunity to participate in problem solving to facilitate knowledge acquisition, attitudinal change or skill development. When properly designed based on adult and experiential learning principles it can be a time and cost efficient method of instruction. Moreover, it makes learning fun! This facilitated small group session will use a combination of brief didactic teaching and a variety of interactive and participatory methods. We will introduce learners to the steps of workshop design and evaluation. In addition we will have small groups co-create the development of an interactive exercise based on the competencies for Addiction Medicine. Techniques to enhance interaction and audience participation such as "pair and share" will be practiced. The workshop will conclude with a large group debrief and commitment by participants to submit a workshop for consideration at the next ASAM annual conference.

Peter Selby

MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, DFASAM

Peter Selby MD is the Director of Medical Education and a Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is a Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Psychiatry, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is also a Clinician Scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Selby is the Executive Director and creator of the TEACH project; a continuing education certificate program in Applied Counselling for Health with a focus on smoking cessation, through the University of Toronto. Dr. Selby’s research, as a Principal Investigator at the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, includes smoking cessation especially in smokers with co-morbid conditions. As the Principal Investigator of the STOP Study, he investigates the effectiveness of NRT and counselling in different types of intervention settings. He is also the PI of CANADAPTT- a unique Canadian Smoking Cessation Guideline development and dissemination project. Dr. Selby also continues his clinical research with pregnant women who use substances and is the PI of a knowledge translation program (PREGNETS) to increase the adoption of evidence-based interventions with pregnant smokers. 

He has received grant funding totaling over 80 million dollars from CIHR, NIH, and Ministry of Health and has published 130 peer reviewed publications. He has published 5 books (including 4 edited), is the author of 30 book chapters, and 32 research reports prepared for the government. He is the Co-Chair for the Ministry of Health Cessation Task force and the Chair of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse National Task Force on Treatment for Prescription Drug Misuse. Dr. Selby mentors Fellows in Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry, junior investigators and medical students. Dr. Selby a sought after speaker for various topics including addictive disorders, motivational interviewing, and health behavior change.

Miriam S. Komaromy

MD, FACP, DFASAM

Dr. Komaromy is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the ECHO Institute (echo.unm.edu), which is a program based at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center that is aimed at expanding access to treatment for traditionally underserved populations. She is Director for the Integrated Addictions and Psychiatry teleECHO program, which engages and supports primary care teams in treating addiction and behavioral health disorders. Through this program she has trained more than 500 physicians to provide buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder. She is board certified in Addiction Medicine through the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She serves on several national committees focused on addiction medicine.. She practices addiction medicine in a primary care outpatient clinic setting, and is a newly elected Board Member for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). She has served as medical director for the NM State Addiction Treatment Hospital. She lectures nationally on clinical and health policy issues related to integration of addiction treatment into the primary care setting, and on the use of the ECHO model to train primary care providers to treat common, complex diseases such as behavioral health and substance use disorders. 

Michael Fingerhood

MD, FACP

Dr. Michael Fingerhood is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the Chief of the Division of Chemical Dependence and medical director of the Comprehensive Care Practice (CCP) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The CCP integrates substance abuse treatment with primary medical care, including care for HIV and hepatitis C.

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