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Professional Development Series – Part 1: Zooming with Possibilities
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm ET

This interactive session brought to us by the ASPET Division for Pharmacology Education will provide attendees with easy-to-learn strategies and applications to engage students in remote/virtual learning environments. In addition to short presentations on collaboration platforms, engagement tools, and asynchronous learning, participants will be able to share their own challenges they have experienced in the transition to online teaching and get solutions from experienced educators and online instructors in small group settings. 


Jayne S. Reuben, PhD - Texas A & M Univ College of Dentistry
“Platforms to Promote Student Collaboration” 

Helmut Gottlieb, PhD - University of Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy
“Utilizing Tools to Engage Students”

Michelle Walker, PhD - Chamberlain University, College of Nursing
“Using your LMS for Asynchronous Learning”

Professional Development Series – Part 2: Teaching in the Era of COVID-19: Tools for Student Engagement

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

In this interactive session, educators can experience various tools that can be used to increase engagement and facilitate active learning in a remote learning environment. Participants will have the opportunity to experience various tools/methods such as mentimeter and TopHat for synchronous and asynchronous teaching and a modified jigsaw method to promote peer teaching. In addition, the participants will experience Zoom breakout rooms and explore some advanced Zoom features. The ultimate goal is to provide a firsthand experience of some tools which can be utilized in remote teaching in the era of COVID 19.


Gagani Athauda, MD - Florida International University
Katharina Brandl, PhD
- Univ of California - San Diego


Marieke Kruidering-Hall, PhD - University of California, San Francisco
Rupa L. Tuan, PhD
– University of California, San Francisco
“Zoom Etiquette and Advanced Features” 

Jennelle Durnett Richardson, PhD – Indiana University School of Medicine“

"TopHat to Engage Students in Asynchronous Assignments” 

Ryan Sheehy, PhD – The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
“A Modified Jigsaw Method to Promote Peer Teaching”

Fabiana Caetano Crowley, PhD – Western University
“Mentimeter as a Q&A Forum” 

Professional Development Series – Part 3: Publishing Opportunities for Pharmacology Educators

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET

In this session, pharmacology educators will learn about scholarly opportunities in Pharmacology Research and Perspectives (PR&P), an official journal of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and the British Pharmacological Society (BPS). Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a conversation with Editor in Chief, Dr. Michael Jarvis.

In addition, the session will utilize breakout rooms to discuss collaborations among pharmacology educators and brainstorm potential publications such as Pharmacology Education Special Issues and Invited Perspectives.


Gagani Athauda, MD - Florida International University
Katharina Brandl, PhD - University of California - San Diego
Jayne Reuben, PhD - Texas A & M University College of Dentistry 


Michael Jarvis, PhD - Deputy Editor in Chief, Pharmacology Research & Perspectives


Last Updated: January 14, 2021

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