BRAIN Conference

Translational Teaching: Bridging the Classroom to the Clinic

This event will sell out! Attendance is limited to the first 240 registrants.

The BRAIN Conference, scheduled for March 2nd, will focus on enhancing skills for teaching neuroscience in the classroom and translating these skills into clinical settings. Mike Travis, David Ross and Melissa Arbuckle will again be chairing this incredible educational experience.

There are many factors that make teaching neuroscience challenging: many programs lack access to faculty with expertise in neuroscience; the field of neuroscience is vast and constantly evolving; and the clinical relevance is not always clear.

The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI) was established to address this gap through the development and dissemination of resources for classroom teaching based upon adult learning principles. However, most resident learning takes place outside the classroom in clinical settings under the mentorship of faculty who do not have a robust neuroscience background. If residents spend the majority of their time in clinical settings in which a neuroscience perspective is essentially absent, the implied message is that it is not important. While efforts to date have focused on the “formal” curriculum with courses, lessons, and learning activities, we have not yet tackled the challenges raised by the “hidden” curriculum, or the unspoken social and cultural messages communicated to residents on a daily basis.

To this end, in addition to continuing our focus on developing resources for classroom teaching, this year’s conference will also address the challenge of “translational teaching”: our hope is that together we can begin to bridge the gap in neuroscience education from the classroom to the clinic.

The fee covers all sessions, handouts, continental breakfast, and lunch.


BRAIN Conference video