The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Medical Student Education Conference took place in Anaheim, California from February 9-12. Several UNMC Family Medicine faculty members represented the department as presenters at the annual conference.
Associate Professors, Jessica Koran-Scholl, PhD, and Birgit Khandalavala, MBBS, had several opportunities to present their research with a poster, special topics breakfast, and a workshop.
The poster titled, “Obesity Bias: How to Deliver a Medical Student Education Workshop” reviewed how to “incorporate learning about obesity bias in your teaching environment”. They also spoke at a special topics breakfast on “Starting the Conversation about Weight Management”. The workshop presentation covered “Are We Biased Toward Patients With Obesity? Impact and Mitigation Strategies”.
Instructor Liliana Bronner, MHSA, MBA, and Associate Professor, Jenenne Geske, PhD, in partnership with several others presented the session, “Interprofessional Education Project: Creating Health Education Interventions for Behavioral Health Clients”. Project authors also included Bill Baerentzen; Chia Chang, PharmD; Tamara Dolphens MPAS; Jennifer Hickman PharmD; Jill Jensen MPAS; Brent Khan EdD; Margaret Ofe Fleck PhD; and Sheila Williams MPAS.
Full details on all presentations can be found on the STFM website.