VDF is pleased to welcome

Dr. Robert Fox

as the 2016 On the Cusp Lecture Speaker

Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 8:00am-9:45am Session 1,
10:15am-12:00pm Session 2

We are excited to announce that our On the Cusp speaker this year will be Dr. Robert Fox, Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma

This pre-Forum course provides two additional hours of continuing education credit. Additional registration fees apply.

Dr Fox Robert Fox
Professor Emeritus
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

Biography: Professor Robert Fox is Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma, USA. He is also Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University's Health Science Center. Professor Fox was Project Director of the study – “Changing and Learning in the Lives of Physicians”. The book reporting the results proposes a theory of learning and change.

Professor Fox has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles, book chapters, papers and invited presentations. He was Editor of the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions and has published many books as an author or co-editor, including “The Physician as Learner (1994)” and “The Continuing Professional Development of Physicians: Integrating Theory and Practice (2003)”. In a University of Wisconsin’s study of the most important books and journals in continuing medical education (CME), his three books were ranked number one through three. His most recent book with Piet DeBoer, "Changing patterns of lifelong learning: a study of surgical eduction" reports a global study of learning.
Professor Fox also has a research award named for him – The Robert Fox Award – from the Society for Academic CME for best research paper. He has received numerous awards and named visiting professorships, such as the Rosenstadt Visiting Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the prestigious Coppelson Orator by the Federation of Medicine of Australia. He is also a recipient of the Francis Maitland Award, the Distinguished Service Award and the Special Award for Research from the Society for Academic CME.

Presentation Title:
"Using Teaching and Learning Principles to Improve Outcomes in Veterinary Medicine"

Teaching and learning takes place in everyday life including in veterinary dental practice, clinically educating students and practicing veterinarians, building teams and counseling clients.  As with other ways we try to enhance outcomes, we can improve chances of success if we apply sound principles from science and from our experience into best practices that reflect what we have learned.

This session is designed to teach fundamental principles in an interactive learning experience and to generate reflection on professional practices. It will be conducted in an open format that reflects the principles of adult learning and professional development. A variety of adult friendly methods and techniques will be discussed.

After participating in this session, learners will be able to:

1. Identify at least five basic principles of adult learning
2. Explain these principles to colleagues and learners
3. Demonstrate these principles in planning and preparation for teaching learning transactions that occur in a variety of settings and situations

*This series is not included in the general registration. It requires an additional registration fee to attend and seating may be limited. Breakfast will be provided to attendees registered for this event.