June 19, 2008

UAMS to Host Teaching with Technology Symposium July 24-25

LITTLE ROCK – Educators and students are invited to attend the third annual Teaching with Technology Symposium at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) July 24-25.


The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. July 24 with overviews of technologies available to enhance educators’ courses. On July 25, hands-on workshops will be held 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. All symposium events will be held in the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.


Cost is $50 for one day, or $80 for both days. Student cost is $35 for one day and $55 for both days. Registration will be available at the door from 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. July 24, and 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. July 25. To register online, visit http://www.regonline.com/twtsymposium2008. Online registration ends July 11. For information call Heather Smith at 501-686-8116, or e-mail hlsmith@uams.edu.


The symposium is designed for higher education and K-12 educators, corporate trainers and others who participate in technology-based education. Sessions will include topics on power point, synchronous technologies, design and podcasting. Vendors will be available to talk about their products, present demonstrations and hand out door prizes.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. Visit www.uams.edu.