Conference News

Reminder* #TBLC23 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 22nd annual meeting from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Engagement with TBL” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to create and adapt their TBL classrooms. As a reminder, abstracts are now welcomed for oral and poster presentations.

Oral Presentations
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral presentations must be submitted by October 15, 2022.  

Poster Presentations
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. All attendees of the meeting can submit in advance an abstract for a poster. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of a poster, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by October 15, 2022.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

#TBLC23 Poster & Oral Abstracts Due October 15

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 22nd annual meeting from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023. This year we are planning an exciting conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Engagement with TBL” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to create and adapt their TBL classrooms. Abstracts are now welcomed for oral presentations and poster presentations.

Oral Presentations
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for oral presentations must be submitted by October 15, 2022.  

Poster Presentations
We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. All attendees of the meeting can submit in advance an abstract for a poster. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of a poster, do not include in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.

Proposals for posters must be submitted by October 15, 2022.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Last Chance to Submit #TBLC23 Workshop Abstracts!

Don’t miss your opportunity to submit a workshop abstract for the 22nd annual meeting of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative, to be held from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, synchronous workshops in one of two categories: innovations/applications or scholarship/research. Although we are still in the midst of conference planning, we request that you be available between 8AM and 3PM ET during the conference to facilitate a live session. All workshops should be in the TBL format and at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 1, 2022.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Submit Your #TBLC23 Workshop Abstract!

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) extends a warm invitation to join them for their 22nd annual meeting, to be held Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. As a reminder, abstracts are currently welcomed for workshop abstracts and we encourage you to submit!

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, synchronous workshops in one of two categories: innovations/applications or scholarship/research. Although we are still in the midst of conference planning, we request that you be available between 8AM and 3PM ET during the conference to facilitate a live session. All workshops should be in the TBL format and at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 1, 2022.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Call for Workshop Abstracts for the #TBLC23 Annual Meeting

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm invitation to join them for their 22nd annual meeting, to be held from Saturday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. We are planning an exciting in-person conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. Abstracts are currently welcomed for workshop abstracts and we encourage you to submit!

Workshops
Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for live, synchronous workshops in one of two categories: innovations/applications or scholarship/research. Although we are still in the midst of conference planning, we request that you be available between 8AM and 3PM ET during the conference to facilitate a live session. All workshops should be in the TBL format and at a minimum include team applications. An iRAT and tRAT are optional but recommended.

Proposals for workshops must be submitted by September 1, 2022.

If you have any questions or problems with your abstract submission, please send them to support@tblcadmin.org.

Thank you,
Suzan Kamel-ElSayed
2023 Program Committee Chair

#TBLC22 Meeting Archives Now Online

Thank you all once more to all who were able to participate in the 2022 TBLC Virtual Annual Conference. The meeting archives are now available to all registered attendees including:

  • Recorded plenary sessions by Larry Michaelsen and Michael Sweet
  • Poster and oral abstracts
  • Recorded oral presentations and the virtual interactive poster hall 
  • “Empowering Team-Based Learning with InteDashboard’s Dashboard Analytics:” A special presentation from Karen George LeClair

If you enjoyed the 2022 TBLC Annual Conference, we encourage you to take your next step and get more involved with the TBLC! Want to join the Collaborative? Click here! Already a member? Consider joining a committee, starting your fundamentals certification, or join an upcoming Social Hour. We invite you to explore what the TBLC has to offer and look forward to welcoming you to our annual conference in 2023.

Annette Burgess Wins TBLC 2022 Best Paper Awards

Dear Colleagues,

During the recent 2022 business meeting at the virtual annual meeting, we recognized two papers that stood out among the rest. In an effort to recognize excellence and innovation in advancing Team-Based Learning through research and scholarly publications, two papers were awarded top honors in the following categories:

Research Category
Dr. Annette Burgess
Peer review in team-based learning: influencing feedback literacy

Annette Burgess, Chris Roberts, Andrew Stuart Lane, Inam Haq, Tyler Clark, Eszter Kalman, Nicole Pappalardo & Jane Bleasel. BMC Med Educ 21426 (2021).

Scholarship Category
Dr. Annette Burgess
Use of Established Guidelines When Reporting on Interprofessional Team-Based Learning in Health Professions Student Education: A Systematic Review

Annette Burgess and Deborah McGregor. Acad Med. 1;97(1):143-151 (2022).

Winning articles were published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last two calendar years (2020 to 2022), are consistent with the entire TBL process, and align with the mission of the TBLC.

Thank you,
Richard Plunkett
TBLC Research & Scholarship Committee Chair

TBLC 2022 Research Grant Recipients

Dear Colleagues,

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) would like to congratulate the 2022 TBLC Grant Recipients. We received many thought-provoking and interesting proposals and are happy to congratulate the following on receiving grants from TBLC this year:

  • Comparison of Virtual Versus In-Person Delivery of a Naloxone Certification Training Program Through the Use of Team-Based Learning
    Jennifer Courtney, Erika Titus-Lay, Tiffany-Jade Krey, Eugene Kreys, Ruth Vinall
    California Northstate University College of Pharmacy
     
  • Comparison of Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Team-Based Learning in an Online Global
    Health for Pharmacists Course

    Renee Hayslett and Pamela Moye-Dickerson
    Mercer University College of Pharmacy
     
  • Exploring Student Attitudes and Perceptions of the lmpact of TBL Peer Assessment on the Development of Self-Regulated Learning in a Professional Program: A Mixed Methods Analysis
    Cecelia Martin and Cortny Williams
    University of Western States

If you would like to submit a proposal for a TBLC grant for 2023, keep your eyes peeled for the email later this year!

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

Annette Burgess and Deborah M. McGregor Win Best Poster Award at #TBLC22

We would like to extend our congratulations on behalf of the TBLC to this year’s poster award winners: Annette Burgess and Deborah M. McGregor. Their poster abstract was titled “Interprofessional Team-based learning (TBL) in health professional education: a systematic review.” As the lead presenter, TBLC is pleased to announce that Annette Burgess will receive one year of free membership for winning.

Interprofessional Team-based learning (TBL) in health professional education: a systematic review.

Background: Use of TBL in interprofessional education (IPE) has increased over the past decade, applied within health professional degree programs as a means of engaging students in small-group interprofessional teamwork. TBL has been adopted and delivered in varied formats, across diverse IPE contexts and content areas. We conducted this systematic review to establish the extent, design, and practice of interprofessional TBL within medical and health professional university degree programs.

Methods: We searched PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science and ERIC databases for articles describing TBL involving student representation from multiple health profession degree programs published between 2010 and 2020. Included original research articles were assessed and described according to Haidet et al’s seven core TBL design elements: team formation, readiness assurance, immediate feedback, sequencing of in-class problem solving, the four S’s (significant problem, same problem, specific choice, and simultaneous reporting), incentive structure, and peer review.

Results: Twelve articles satisfied the inclusion criteria. Significant variability was noted in the application and reporting of the seven core TBL design elements. Although the structured format of TBL provided a suitable pedagogy for interprofessional education, some challenges to the implementation of interprofessional TBL were identified.

Conclusions: Most articles reported the TBL format provided a positive interprofessional learning experience. However, we identified some of challenges: the unequal distribution of students to teams as a result of multiple disciplines from different programs; varied levels of student experience with the pedagogy of TBL; resources required for large groups of students to suit the TBL format; timetabling requirements; continuity of TBL sessions; design of patient cases to suit multiple disciplines; alignment of topics within curricula of multiple disciplines and programs; and limited opportunity for peer review. Key to successful interprofessional TBL is curricula alignment and integration; equal distribution of disciplines within teams; suitable patient cases; and provision of student training/guidelines in TBL.

Thank you and congratulations again to our presenters. Abstracts for the TBLC 2023 Annual Conference will be accepted this September and we encourage you all to submit!

TBLC Practitioners & Trainer-Consultants Class of 2022

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to extend our congratulations to 5 individuals who have completed all requirements to become either a TBLC Certified Practitioner or Trainer-Consultant over the last year. The graduates in 2022 are:

  • Steve Cayzer – Practitioner
  • Misti Sharp – Practitioner
  • Osama Shoair – Practitioner
  • Anne Marie O’Brien – Practitioner
  • Gemma Quinn – Trainer-Consultant

Our new Practitioners all took the next step to consolidate their implementation of TBL and enhance their practice with the support of experts in our community. They each successfully evidenced their competency in the core knowledge and activities of an effective TBL educator through a practical process that encourages reflection and development.

The award of Trainer-Consultant is for colleagues who have developed expertise and who are now influencing and supporting the professional practice of others in TBL. It is both a demonstration of their commitment to improving teaching and learning and acknowledgment of their impact in this area.

Please join me in celebrating the achievements of our class of 2022!

If you would like to explore how our certifications can support your professional development and career aspirations, please get in touch by emailing support@tblcadmin.org or vising the TBLC Certifications page.

Thank you,
Rebecca McCarter
TBLC Training and Certification Committee Chair