18 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS AUGUST 2015 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events Dr. Amy Oxentenko on WGO Train-the-Trainers Taiwan 2015: Three Things to Share Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF Associate Professor of Medicine Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Rochester, Minnesota, USA The American College of Gastroenterol-ogy has been a long-time supporter of the World Gastronterology Organisa-tion’s international workshop, Train the Trainers, and each year sponsors the participation of two ACG member attendees and two ACG members who serve as faculty alongside other interna-tional experts at this four-day, inten-sive, hands-on, highly interactive and participatory workshop. Topics include teaching procedural skills, interpersonal skills and team working, credentialing, critical appraisal of papers, trial design, presentations and evidenced-based medicine. Amy Oxentenko, MD, FACG, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, was one of four ACG-sponsored members who attended WGO TTT 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan in April. Dr. Oxentenko, who served as faculty, was joined by Laura Raffals, MD (participant), Eamonn Quigley, MD, FACG (faculty) and Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG (participant). She shares some highlights of her expe-rience, along with some photos, below. The Raohe Street Night Market in Taipei. 1. Key Take-Aways: Having attended the WGO TTT three times now (Porto, Portugal attendee; Cape Town, South Africa faculty; Taipei, Taiwan faculty), I can say that each experience has been unique in its own way. As an attendee, I was able to learn some basic principles of education that I felt I should have learned long ago. The course not only teaches core prin-ciples, but allows you to practice those skills throughout the course itself, which really allows you to master the concepts quickly. As a faculty mem-ber for the last two TTTs, it has been such a pleasure to see the learning that is taking place and how individuals from all over the world can come to-gether to learn in such a unified way. 2. Advice for colleagues considering WGO TTT 2016: The WGO TTT is a wonderful opportunity for educators who are looking to add a unique experi-ence compared to any other faculty development course they have ever attended. Many of the principles of the course are straightforward and fundamental for anyone with a role as an educator, but these core principles are often overlooked in other sessions I have ever attended. In addition Amy Oxentenko, MD, FACG (faculty), Laura Raffals, MD (participant), Eamonn Quigley, MD, FACG (faculty) and Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG (participant) at WGO TTT in Taipei.
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