TBLC Abstract Submissions

The 19th Annual Conference on Team-Based Learning will be held March 14-17, 2020 in Portland, Oregon, with pre-meeting workshops on March 14-15, 2020.

We invite you to submit abstracts for either poster or brief oral roundtable presentations on any topic relevant to team-based learning. Although there will be no limit on the number of poster presentations, the number of brief oral roundtable presentations will be limited.  The Program Committee will review all abstracts for relevance to team-based learning and will determine which are appropriate for poster and brief oral roundtable presentations. Applicants will be notified by January 1, 2020 whether their abstracts were accepted for presentation at the annual meeting and whether deemed appropriate for poster or brief oral roundtable presentation.

TBLC Abstract Writing Guidelines and Review Opportunity
The TBLC Research & Scholarship Committee has provided abstract writing guidelines to help guide you in submitting your scholarship/research abstract. Click here to view them. Would you like someone to review your proposal before you submit it? If so, the TBLC Scholarship Committee members will review your proposal and give you feedback to improve your proposal. The deadline for this optional review is September 5, 2019. Please send your proposal to danielle@tblcadmin.org and indicate that you’d like the Scholarship Committee to review it prior to submission.

POSTER SESSIONS – General Information
All attendees of the meeting can submit in advance an abstract for a poster. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for quality and relevance. Accepted posters will be displayed in a specific location so posters can be viewed throughout the main conference. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length. While references are a usual component of a poster, they do not need to be included in the 300-word abstract. Please do not include figures in your abstract.

Authors are invited to present their research results in an oral presentation. These oral presentations will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes for the research summary and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length.

Authors are invited to present innovations or applications of TBL that are not research-based. These sessions will help bring creative innovations and new topics of growing interest to the annual meeting. These sessions will be 20 minutes in duration, including 10 minutes to frame the topic of discussion and 10 minutes for a discussion with the audience. Abstracts will be 300 words or less in length.

We are asking for abstracts for three different tracks:

Fundamentals track – for novices to TBL to help them learn the essential skills to get a TBL program started at their own institution. An example might include an oral presentation on facilitation techniques, or a poster on “How to Write Good Readiness Assurance Tests”

Innovations track – for those who are experienced with TBL to provide information about experiences with particular types of courses or learners or new or innovative techniques. An example might include a poster titled “A TBL Science Course for 9th Graders” or an oral presentation on “How to Start a Web-Based TBL Course”.

Research/Scholarship track – for those interested in presenting findings from educational research or research studies about TBL. Research submissions may be from descriptive, semi-quantitative (e.g., survey results), or quantitative (e.g., experimental) research. An example might be a poster entitled “Getting a research program started in your TBL course” or an oral presentation on “Evidence of standardized test performance gains in Pharmacy students following implementation of a TBL curriculum”.

Click here to view a sample Poster Abstract

Deadline for submission: October 15, 2019
Word Limit: 300

Although you may submit as many abstracts as you wish, it is unlikely that more than one oral roundtable or poster per presenter can be accepted due to scheduling complexities.

While we are open to all TBL-related submissions, we are particularly excited to increase the number of submissions focused on non-medical applications of TBL. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to see you in Portland in 2020!

For Authors:

To submit your abstract or make edits to a previously submitted abstract, please enter here.