Health Professions Educators Conference: How to Make Learning Stick?

Continuing Education for the Spectrum of Health Professions Educators

Our focus for the conference this year is to highlight effective strategies to help learning stick and become long-lasting through the use of newer techniques such as AI and Social Media as well as seemingly traditional techniques such as chalk talks and effective engagement strategies.

Come join us for this exciting opportunity to learn practical methods, tools, and approaches in your work as health professions educators. Our current plan is to have this be a hybrid conference. Come learn from experts within our community!

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe appropriate usage of AI technology in the healthcare educational environment.
  2. Implement techniques for making learning stick.
  3. Explain how social media can be an effective tool within the learning environment.
  4. Implement aspects of chalk talks into the learning environment.
Friday, September 20, 2024 | 8:00am – 2:00pm
Dana Center at Maine Medical Center & Virtually
Time Topic & Speaker(s) Location
7:00 – 8:00am Breakfast & Registration Dana Lobby
8:00 – 9:00am AI 101

Prashant Mittal, Msc, MS

Dana Auditorium / Virtual
Transition to the Workshops – The Practical
Each workshop will have 3 sessions
9:15am, 10:10am & 11:05am
9:15 – 11:50am Chalk Talk

Patricia A. Kritek, MD, EdM

Dana #10 (in-person only)
9:15 – 11:50am How to Make Learning Stick With Faculty Development

Carly S. McAteer, MD &
Casey Z. MacVane, MD, MPH

Dana #9 (in-person at 10:10 am & 11:05 am)

Dana #5 (virtual at 9:15 am)

9:15 – 11:50am Practical Uses of AI

Ross W. Hilliard, MD, FACP

Dana #2 (in-person at 9:15 am & 11:05 am)

Dana #5 (virtual at 10:10 am)

9:15 – 11:50am Social Media

Michael S. DeFrancisco MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC-CMC &

Dina J. McKelvy, MA, MLS

Dana #1 (in-person at 9:15 am & 10:10 am)

Dana #5 (virtual at 11:05 am)

11:50 – 12:30pm Lunch Dana / Outside
12:30-1:30 PM Keynote Speaker followed by Closing Remarks

Patricia A. Kritek, MD, EdM

Dana Auditorium / Virtual
1:30 – 2:00pm Post-Conference Mix and Mingle


In support of improving patient care, Maine Medical Center (MMC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. MMC can accredit continuing education activities with the following credit types: Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE), Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and American Psychological Association (APA). Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs).


All planners, faculty, and other in control of the content of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (i.e., commercial organizations).


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (5.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (5.00 hours), ANCC – American Nurses Credentialing Center (5.00 hours), IPCE – Interprofessional Continuing Education (5.00 hours), ASWB – Social Work (5.00 hours), ACPE – Pharmacy (5.00 hours), APA (American Psychological Association) (5.00 hours), AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants) Live Activity (5.00 hours)