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Medical Science Educator

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 855–859 | Cite as

Teaching Biochemistry and Genetics to Students of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry

6th International Conference of the Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE) Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, May 7-11, 2017
  • Eric C. Niederhoffer
  • Susan D. Cline
  • Neil Osheroff
  • Jana M. Simmons
  • Alan B. Diekman
  • David S. Franklin
  • Emine E. Abali
  • Robert C. BatemanJr
  • Joseph D. Fontes
  • Janet E. Lindsley
  • David Pearson
  • Peter A. Rubenstein
  • Clive A. Slaughter
  • Jonathan A. Bernstein
  • Katherine M. Hyland
  • Vicki M. Park
  • Andrew K. Sobering
  • Tracey A. Weiler
  • Shoumita Dasgupta
Meeting Report

Introduction

Over 115 educators representing more than 86 North American and Caribbean institutions met to discuss biochemistry and genetics education of students of medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry. Plenary, breakout, and education discussion group sessions in the ABE Conference agenda and sessions organized by the Course Directors Special Interest Group of the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics (CD-SIG APHMG) as part of the ABE agenda are summarized.

Opening Session

  • Dr. Eric Niederhoffer (Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, IL), President, acknowledged sponsors [National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), and the Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry (AMGDB)], thanked the Board, announced the invited speakers and their topics, and awarded Emeritus membership to Dr. Richard Sabina, retired, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Oakland University.

  • Dr. Alan Diekman (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences...

Notes

Author’s Contribution

All contributors were members of the ABE Board or APHMG CD SIG 2015–2017.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Copyright information

© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric C. Niederhoffer
    • 1
  • Susan D. Cline
    • 2
  • Neil Osheroff
    • 3
    • 4
  • Jana M. Simmons
    • 5
  • Alan B. Diekman
    • 6
  • David S. Franklin
    • 7
  • Emine E. Abali
    • 8
  • Robert C. BatemanJr
    • 9
  • Joseph D. Fontes
    • 10
  • Janet E. Lindsley
    • 11
  • David Pearson
    • 12
  • Peter A. Rubenstein
    • 13
  • Clive A. Slaughter
    • 14
  • Jonathan A. Bernstein
    • 15
  • Katherine M. Hyland
    • 16
  • Vicki M. Park
    • 17
  • Andrew K. Sobering
    • 18
  • Tracey A. Weiler
    • 19
  • Shoumita Dasgupta
    • 20
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologySouthern Illinois University School of MedicineCarbondaleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical SciencesMercer University School of MedicineMaconUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Biochemistry and MedicineNashvilleUSA
  4. 4.VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare SystemNashvilleUSA
  5. 5.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyMichigan State University College of Human MedicineGrand RapidsUSA
  6. 6.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of MedicineLittle RockUSA
  7. 7.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  8. 8.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyRutgers Robert Woods Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA
  9. 9.Department of Biomedical SciencesWilliam Carey University College of Osteopathic MedicineHattiesburgUSA
  10. 10.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA
  11. 11.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA
  12. 12.Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences-Pharmacy, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of PharmacyThe University of TexasTylerUSA
  13. 13.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Iowa Carver College of MedicineIowa CityUSA
  14. 14.Department of BiochemistryAugusta University/University of Georgia at Athens Medical PartnershipAthensUSA
  15. 15.Department of Pediatrics-Medical GeneticsStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  16. 16.Department of Biochemistry and BiophysicsUniversity of California San Francisco School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA
  17. 17.Departments of Pediatrics and Medical EducationUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center College of MedicineMemphisUSA
  18. 18.Department of BiochemistrySt. George’s University School of MedicineSt. George’sGrenada
  19. 19.Department of Human and Molecular GeneticsFlorida International University Herbert Wertheim College of MedicineMiamiUSA
  20. 20.Department of Medicine, Biomedical Genetics, and Medical Sciences and EducationBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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