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TBLC Featured Resource GI Secretions and Their Clinical Relevance

Title: GI Secretions and Their Clinical Relevance
Authors: Suzan Kamel- ElSayed, VMD, PhD; Richard Sabina, PhD; David M. Thomas, PhD; Gustavo Patino, MD, PhD and Sarah Lerchenfeldt, Pharm D
Affiliations: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Resources available with this module: Application Exercise
Context: Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Organ System Course
This TBL module was developed for second-year medical students enrolled in a required Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Organ System Course. It was designed to cover foundational concepts for the physiology of gastrointestinal (GI) secretion and its regulation, as well as the pathophysiology, causes, and diagnoses of two important GI diseases (cystic fibrosis and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome). This TBL module was offered during the 4th week of a five-week course.

Required ReadingSession objectives and advanced the preparatory material (a 21 page reading assignment) were provided to students one week prior to the scheduled TBL module. External resources can be used during application exercise.
Objectives

  • Describe the paracrine, endocrine and neural regulation of gastrointestinal secretion.
  • Demonstrate how paracrine, endocrine and neural factors can coordinate to regulate gastrointestinal secretory functions.
  • Compare sympathetic and parasympathetic innervations and their effects on salivary gland secretion.
  • Distinguish between the pathophysiologic mechanisms of two different clinical problems that are associated with secretory functions of the gastrointestinal system.
  • Engage the material by critically evaluating its content and employing peer teaching during the session.
  • Participate in the TBL in a professional and respectful manner.

For more information on this, and more, modules available in the Resource Bank, please visit the Resource Portal.

Top 5 Reasons Why TBLC Membership is Valuable

Do you know any TBLers who aren’t yet TBLC Members? Here are five reasons they should join TBLC!

  1. Access to the Resource Bank – The TBLC Resource Bank contains member-submitted, peer-reviewed modules to help support your teaching and instruction in a range of disciplines.
  2. Discounted registration for the Annual Meeting and Regional Workshops – Being a TBLC member saves you money when registering for the Annual Meeting or for any Regional Workshops whether virtual, hybrid or in person.
  3. Real-life tips, tricks and best practices for TBL online – TBLC members came together during the crisis of COVID-19 and created a collection of articles, blogs and tips to share the technology or resources they use to make sure the three phases of TBL are present in online modules. These curated collections are available now on the member’s only page here and here.
  4. Access to an extensive bibliography of TBL research – The TBLC maintains a bibliography of TBL research papers that only our members have access to.
  5. Updates with News, resources and information valuable to TBLers – Any time there is new information or news that might interest educators using Team-Based Learning, TBLC will let their members know!

Joining TBLC is easy! Visit the TBLC website today at www.teambasedlearning.org and click “Join Now!” under the “Be a Member” heading!

Would you like to have a TBL Trainer-Consultant Conduct a Workshop?

As you may know, the TBLC maintains a list of certified Trainer-Consultants on the TBLC website under the “Resources” tab. If you would like to have one of our Trainer-Consultants lead a workshop at your university and help spread TBL, let us know!
 
Please email us at support@tblcadmin.org with the following information:

  • Institution
  • Type of workshop requested
  • Approximate number of participants
  • Date you’d like the workshop to be held

Once we have this information, we will be able to help assist in finding the proper Trainer-Consultant to lead this workshop!

#TBLC20 Oral Presentations Now Online!

Even though we were not able to conduct our in-person annual conference in Portland, Oregon this past March, our program was still prepared and ready to view. Workshops were scripted and ready, speeches and talks were outlined and posters were printed and ready to be viewed in the exhibit halls.

In an effort to still share with you the fruits of thousands of hours of research, writing and dedicated work, the TBLC Program Committee is happy to present the recordings of the slate of 2020 Oral Presentations. To view the presentations, visit https://teambasedlearning.site-ym.com/page/2020_orals.

We would like to thank all the authors who were able and willing to record their oral presentations to share with the wider audience of TBL educators. We hope you find their presentations insightful and useful to your practice.

How to Update Your TBLC Membership Profile

Did you know that you can update your contact information and add a picture to your TBLC Membership Profile? If you would like to update your information, you can do so by logging in to the TBLC Member’s Only section of the website here.

Once logged in, click “My Profile” at the top of the page. Once here, you can upload a picture to your profile by clicking on the current picture shown and also make any necessary changes to your membership profile, such as adding your address, phone number, or university.

If you don’t remember your password, you can use the “Forgot your password?” link under the login boxes. If you have any questions about uploading your picture or updating your membership profile, contact support@tblcadmin.org.

Complete All Five TBL Fundamentals Courses at the TBLC & InteDashboard Workshops

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) is offering a unique online opportunity to complete all five courses required for the Knowledge of the Fundamentals of TBL certification. Presented in conjunction with and through InteDashboard, the TBL Fundamentals Series begins Tuesday, July 21 at 7PM EDT and continues through August 4. 

What are the workshops included in the series?

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL presented Tuesday, July 21 at 7 PM EDT.
  • Creating an Effective TBL Module presented Thursday, July 23 at 7 PM EDT.
  • Evaluating MCQs for Readiness Assurance Tests and Application Activities presented Tuesday, July 28 at 7 PM EDT.
  • Improving Facilitation Skills for TBL Thursday, July 30 at 7 PM EDT.
  • Peer Feedback and Evaluation presented Tuesday, August 4 at 7 PM EDT.

Learning objectives for each of the workshops can be found at the TBL Fundamental Series site here.

The five online courses offer the same quality content as the face-to-face workshop series, with the added bonus of learning from educators from around the globe. Taught in TBL style, these courses will show attendees effective TBL delivery in the online environment while they build upon their own professional development. 

For more information, and to register, please click here

2020 TBLC Election Slate Now Online

I am pleased to present the Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates for the 2020 election of members for the Steering Committee of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC). In accordance with our bylaws, the committee has delivered these names and supporting materials for posting to our website. I now invite you to review the individuals and their qualifications. Click here to view the slate.

This information will remain posted throughout the month of June, and on July 1st an electronic ballot will be activated. At that time, TBLC members in good standing will be invited to select one (1) nominee for Treasurer (2-year term) and one (1) nominee for Member-At-Large: Higher Education (3-year term).

Write-in candidates will be accepted until Friday, June 19th. To qualify for nomination by petition, each candidate must have the support of at least 15 TBLC members in good standing. All petitions and letters must be addressed to and received by support@tblcadmin.org on or before midnight Eastern Time (GMT-5).
Thank you,
Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
TBLC Association Manager

2020 TBLC Annual Business Meeting June 11 at 5PM EDT

The TBLC Annual Conference is a time for networking, self-development, exchange of ideas, and celebration of the accomplishments of our members. Each year we also set aside time to conduct business of the organization. While we are all saddened by the cancellation of the 2020 annual conference and the opportunities for in-person exchange that we lost, we still have a chance to meet and discuss the important matters relating to the Collaborative. 

Therefore, I’d like to invite you to attend  the general membership business meeting scheduled for June 11th from 5PM – 6PM EDT. During this meeting, the Steering Committee will provide an overview of the wonderful things the members of the TBLC accomplished in 2019-2020. We will also celebrate the members who earned TBL Practitioner and Trainer-Consultant Certifications, honor the best paper awardees, and announce the projects that were funded through the TBLC research grant program. We will also use this time to seek ideas from you to help identify how the TBLC can better meet your needs.

We look forward to having you join the business meeting to celebrate the accomplishments that are the result of the collective contributions of our members.

To register in advance for this meeting please follow the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcOyvqzIoG9JC0wqZI6T39eguPGc9PYBz

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

I look forward to seeing you all, albeit virtually, in a few weeks.

Sincerely,
Michelle Farland, PharmD
President, TBLC

TBLC 2021 Call for Research Grant Submissions – Due July 31

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) wishes to support and encourage research and scholarship in Team-Based Learning (TBL), and therefore announces the 2020 research grant program.

All TBLC members of at least two years are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Preference will be given to new projects and must be relevant to the mission of TBLC. The results of funded projects must be presented at a future TBLC meeting. The initial funding award will be announced via email, and at the 2021 TBLC annual meeting.

Deadline for submission – July 31, 2020

Nominations are to be submitted through our online submission portal here. If you have any questions or trouble submitting, please reach out via email before July 31 to support@tblcadmin.org.

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett, PhD
Chair, TBLC Research and Scholarship Committee