UNC hosts regional American Association of Clinical Anatomists meeting

Earlier in October, the UNC School of Medicine played host to around 100 anatomy faculty, clinicians, and students as a part of the annual regional meeting of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists.

Kurt Gilliland, PhD, assistant dean of curriculum and evaluation, worked with the American Association of Clinical Anatomists to organize the event, which was co-sponsored by Duke University, Campbell University, East Carolina University, and Wake Forest University. 

The focus of the day-long seminar was, "How will we teach anatomy in the future?"  Events included sessions on medical MOOCs (massive open online courses), the flipped classroom, new methods of teaching histology, educational technology, novel forms of assessment, training the faculty of the future, converting regional disciplines to systemic disciplines, and an afternoon-long ultrasound workshop. 

Platform presenters and workshop organizers from UNC included Ed Kernick and Kurt Gilliland from the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Katie Smith from the Offices of Medical Education, Howard Reisner of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Michael Gilchrist from the Department of Medicine. 

In addition, biomedical and educational posters were presented by UNC School of Medicine students Yousef Abu-Salha, J. Lourens Du Pisanie, Joshua Harford, P. Barrett Honeycutt, Eric Jernigan, Angela Lucero, Andrew Pickens, and Lyman Woollens. 

Attendees came not only from all 5 medical schools in North Carolina but also from the east coast from New York to Florida with additional representation from Ohio, Nebraska, Kentucky, Texas, and Kansas.

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