Educational Resources Committee News

By Connie Coralli & Alba Woolard

The Educational Resources Committee is one of ASPE’s new committees. Formed in January (after E&PD was split into two committees), this committee is responsible for the Virtual Library, Webinars and the ASPE Bookstore – three fun and important areas! With the “Members Only” portion of the website accessible again, we are busy developing these important areas. This committee is chaired by Connie Coralli with Alba Woolard as Vice Chair.

We need members for this new committee! If you have great ideas and enthusiasm and are committed to the development of resources for standardized patient educators you are just the person we are looking for. We need reviewers for the submissions to the Virtual Library as well as help with webinars and staffing the bookstore during the Atlanta conference. We also need Vice Chairs for each of the Subcommittees – Virtual Library, Webinars and ASPE Bookstore. If you’d like more information about what’s involved, please contact Connie Coralli at connie.coralli@emory.edu.

Alba Woolard has been busy developing an exciting Webinar schedule for 2013. We’re excited about the first of the “How To” Webinars, scheduled for April 3rd. This will be presented by Gayle Gliva-McConvey and it will be on training abnormal physical findings. More details and invitations to follow shortly. We can also look forward to having Don Montrey and Amy Spinelli in our 2013 Webinar series. They will be presenting “Finding (and Keeping) the Best SPs.” We are looking forward to these and other presentations on topics important to our profession.

Patty Bell is working on a simplified process for submitting and reviewing Virtual Library submissions and we plan to be taking new submissions soon. You’ll find a better organized website and documents will now be searchable using key words! Categories in the virtual library include a document bank, current literature citations, book list and book reviews, moulage & special effect instructions, webinar archives and research. Consider submitting something to this valuable resource.

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