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2016 Innovations in Kidney Education Contest

ASN 2016 Innovations in Kidney Education Contest

About the Contest

ASN invites the kidney community to participate in the 2016 ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest to develop innovative tools to teach medical students and residents aspects of nephrology, including renal physiology, pathophysiology, or clinical disease.

The Contest Goals

  • Develop and share tools to enhance teaching kidney physiology using non-didactic, interactive teaching instruments
  • Generate excitement among medical students and residents about the field of nephrology
  • Engender interactions between medical students, residents, graduate students, nephrology fellows, post-doc trainees, faculty, practicing nephrologists, and researchers
  • Engage learners in ASN activities
  • Create novel ideas for additional curricula development for medical and graduate students in the field of nephrology

What is the contest?

There are two parts to the contest:

  • Part 1: Idea Submission
    Submission of ideas for an innovative teaching tool that will help teach nephrology
  • Part 2: Teaching Tool Submission
    Development and submission of the new teaching tool

What are "innovative teaching tools?"

Innovative teaching tools may be videos, smartboard talks, games, apps, or other electronic teaching instruments.

Who can enter the contest?

The contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry, and who are students and trainees (undergraduate, graduate, medical, PhD, resident, medical fellow, and post-doc trainees [documentation required]), faculty, practicing nephrologists, and researchers. Teams are encouraged to enter—only one prize will be awarded to the team.

Where do I submit my idea/tool?

Submit ideas for the contest online.

When can I submit my idea/tool?

Date Deadline
Monday, January 11, 2016 Idea Submission Site Opens
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 4:00 p.m. Idea Submission Site Closes
Monday, April 11, 2016 Winning Ideas Notified
Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 4:00 p.m. EDT Teaching Tool Submission Deadline
Thursday, September 8, 2016 Notification of Winners

How will submitted ideas/tools be judged?

Ideas will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Relevance
  2. Creativity
  3. Portability
  4. Feasibility

Teaching tools will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Effectiveness
  2. Appeal and Interest
  3. Engagement

The contest will be governed by the contest official rules and the judges' decisions are final.

What is the prize?

  • Part 1: Up to six ideas will be selected. Each winning idea will be awarded $1,000 to support the development of the idea into a teaching tool.
  • Part 2: Up to three teaching tools will be selected. Each winning tool developer will be awarded one (1) complimentary registration for entry to and attendance at ASN Kidney Week 2016 Annual Meeting, November 15-20, 2016, in Chicago, IL “Kidney Week 2016” and a prize of $4,550.00, Approximate Retail Value of (ARV) of $5,000.00. Team submission winners will receive ONE (1) prize only.

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