Faculty Education Program Las Vegas 2021

Two sessions occurring back-to-back in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 13-14 and 15-16
  • Description

    This invitation-only program is designed to help you prepare for success as faculty and consists of: 

    Online preparations five weeks prior to the live event 

    These preparations will start with a self-assessment. You will then be given a fundamental understanding of how adults learn, giving a lecture, running practical exercises, and leading group discussions. You are also encouraged to use the platform to get to know your fellow participants and start interacting with each other. 

    Live event (one and a half days)

    The face-to-face event begins with an interactive session that establishes an understanding of quality education at AO North America courses. Each participant will give a 7-minute lecture and run a 10-minute discussion group. Following these presentations, the participant will receive detailed feedback from the group and the faculty/educator. 

    Online follow-up 

    These activities end with the post course self-assessment after the event and ongoing online discussion. An assessment during participant’s first live teaching event is required.

  • Learning objectives
    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
    Construct and present a lecture
    Lead a discussion group
    Instruct at the table in practical exercises
    Motivate learners
    Encourage interaction with and among learners
    Give appropriate feedback about performance
    Use information about learners, including their needs and cultural context, in the educational process
    Work with outcomes in teaching strategies
    Set reasonable expectations of a teaching/learning session
    Evaluate and improve their own teaching performance
  • Prerequisites

    Participant must be approved as faculty by their clinical division and hold a current clinical division membership. 

    Trauma faculty must have taught a Basic Principles course prior to attending the FEP.

  • Who should attend

    Approved faculty members for CMF, Spine, Trauma*, Trauma Hand, and VET.

    *Trauma faculty must have taught a Basic Principles course prior to attending the FEP.

    This event is invitation only. For more information, contact us at getinvolved@aona.org.

  • Location and time


    • The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa
    • 160 East Flamingo Road
    • Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 USA
    • 702-836-5900


    Date and time 

    Session One

    • May 13, 2021, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM PST
    • May 14, 2021, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

    Session Two

    • May 15, 2021, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM PST
    • May 16, 2021, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Course Chairs

Session One

Amy S. Kapatkin, DVM, MAS, DACVS

University of California, Davis

Travis T. Tollefson, MD, MPH, FACS

University of California, Davis

Session Two

Michael Baumgaertner, MD

Yale University School of Medicine


Loyola University


Chitra Subramaniam, PhD

Chief Learning and Strategy Officer, AO North America