At the 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, there are nine learning focuses to help attendees find the most relevant programs:
Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Services:
Programs and posters focused on student recruitment and enrollment including diversity pipeline issues, financial aid, student services and research related to these topics.
Advocacy and Public Policy:
Programs and posters related to the relationships among dental education, state and national politics, the legislative process and research related to these topics.
Programs and posters focused on best practices for a wide variety of specialized types of assessments used in dental education, including didactic, qualitative, quantitative, case-based, capstone and milestone assessments. Sessions may focus on student assessment, self-assessment, faculty assessment,
program assessment, course evaluation and research related to these topics.
Business Administration/Clinic Operations:
Programs and posters related to the financial and clinical operations of academic dental institutions including diversification of revenues, fund raising, continuing education, building renovation and construction, operational efficiency,
community-based clinics and research related to these topics.
Programs and posters on course design, curriculum revisions, accreditation issues and preparation, faculty development resources to help support innovations in curriculum and research related to these topics.
Emerging Issues and Trends:
Programs and posters that address new developments in higher education and health professions education that may affect or is affecting dental education, such as interprofessional education, interprofessional practice, national boards, clinical licensure, dentistry as part of primary care and research
related to these topics.
Leadership and Career Development:
Programs and posters focused on communication techniques, coaching and team-building strategies, leading change, diversity and inclusion leadership skills, and personal effectiveness. In addition, grant-writing, promotion and
tenure issues, professional development benefits, mentor/mentee programs and research related to these topics.
Teaching and Learning:
Programs and posters focused on clinical instruction, preclinical/simulation instruction, community-based learning, instructional techniques especially using changing technology, teaching methodology, learning theory, understanding of students as learners and research related to these topics.
Programs and posters addressing both use of technology as a teaching/learning tool and technology as a topic, including dental informatics and remarkable technological advances in dentistry and dental education and research related to these topics.