Upcoming Events

Faculty Development Events

Faculty Development Opportunities
The UW School of Medicine and Public Health Office for Faculty Affairs and Development (UW SMPH OFAD) offers resources and events for professional development on an ongoing basis. More information, downloadable flyers, and registration links are available on the OFAD web site. See also: November Faculty Central newsletter
Upcoming opportunities include:

  • January 7-13, 2019 (recurring): Monthly Virtual Journal Club. The Health Sciences Clinical Teaching Learning Community Monthly Online Journal Club is an asynchronous experience with a clinical teaching and learning focus. Join in each month for a new article, case and questions. For each topic, you will have a week to reflect and respond. Topic for January: "LGBTQ Education, Inclusivity and Health Equity." Register
  • January 23, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (recurring): Mid-Career Faculty Chat, Union South. Join a small group of campus colleagues to explore issues and challenges faced by mid-career faculty, and to learn about available resources. The sessions will address topics such as making the transition to your next significant project, achieving work-life balance, mentorship networks, use of research leaves and release time to further your research and more. January's session will focus on "Defining a Career Path at Mid-Career." Register | Upcoming dates and topics
  • January 29, 2019 7:30-8:15 AM (recurring), New Faculty Career Conversations, HSLC 1222. Join us for Career Conversations. These conversations will provide a structure to help new faculty feel more connected and a part of the community. Each will include a different topic of conversation relevant to faculty life. The topic for January is “Getting Your Career Off the Ground.” Refreshments will be served. Register
  • February 5, 2019, 4:00-6:00 PM, Pathways to Promotion Tenure Workshop, HSLC. This workshop is co-hosted by the Biological Sciences Divisional Executive Committee, Office of the Secretary of the Faculty, Office of the Provost and is offered in partnership with the School of Medicine & Public Health. Register
  • February 14, 2019, 12:00-1:30 PM (recurring), Assistant Professor Chat, Union South.Join a small group of assistant professors from across campus in open discussions on topics of interest to tenure-track faculty. The sessions will connect faculty with campus leaders and fellow colleagues, foster a sense of community, and provide opportunities to learn about key programs, research funding initiatives, and other resources that support career success. February's session will focus on "Taking Teaching Seriously." Register | Upcoming dates/topics
  • February 25-27, 2019 (off-campus): The University of California San Francisco, in collaboration with the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education, is offering the 2nd Annual Developing Medical Educators of the 21st Century course, on in San Francisco, California. More information & online registration
  • March 8, 2019 8:30 AM-12:00 PM, Pathways to Promotion 101 Workshop, HSLC. An interactive workshop tailored to CHS and CT track faculty who have been at SMPH for 3 years or less. This workshop will cover introductory information regarding the tracks, process for promotion, and how to jump-start the process of organizing and collecting information. This workshop is strongly recommended for probationary faculty. Mentors are also welcome to attend. Register

Cardiovascular Medicine Continuing Medical Education

Cardiovascular Medicine and Prevention Update for Primary Care
April 12, 2019, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr., Middleton, Wisconsin 
More information & register

This activity is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses and other allied health personnel working in the field of primary care who treat and evaluate patients in need of prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Provided by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP).

1st Annual UW-Madison Diabetes Research Day

UW-Madison Diabetes Research Day
February 19, 2019
, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Health Sciences Learning Center (room TBA)
Info & submit a poster abstract (deadline: January 15, 2019)

This exciting symposium will promote diabetes research across campus and introduce the Diabetes Research Accelerator for Wisconsin (DRAW) biobank and database, a new resource recently funded by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation’s UW2020 Initiative to support diabetes research. The event will kick off with a plenary presentation by Dr. Alvin Powers (pictured above), Director of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Center and Chief of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Powers’ research on type 1 and type 2 diabetes focuses on pancreatic islet biology, development, and function. A Research Showcase will follow, with the goal of facilitating new connections and collaborations across the UW-Madison diabetes research community. Principal investigators and their teams will share short descriptions of their diabetes-related research programs. The day will wrap up with a poster session in the Health Sciences Learning Center Atrium.

2019 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Research Day

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Research Day
March 1, 2019
 | Register to attend
Discovery Building, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
UW-Madison, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI
Submit an abstract (deadline: February 4, 2019) | Flyer (PDF) 

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center invites campus researchers to submit poster abstracts for the 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Research Day poster session. The call for posters is open to students of all levels, trainees, researchers, and faculty who are involved in research related to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, aging, and related topics. Poster abstracts are due February 4, 2019 and must be submitted online. The Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Research Day will take place March 1, 2019 at the Discovery Building on the UW-Madison campus. This year’s event will examine what population research tells us about Alzheimer’s disease risk prevention. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

PalliTALK Workshop for Providers

PalliTALK Workshop for Practicing Providers
April 29-30, 2019
, Pyle Center, Madison, WI
Download brochure (PDF) | Register

PalliTALK is a high-quality and well-respected simulation-based workshop designed for practitioners who want to dramatically increase their comfort and confidence in common and challenging clinical situations with seriously ill patients and families. Participants will return home immediately ready to use several new skills. You will also have an individualized learning plan and increased self-awareness and self-efficacy related to your communication skills.