ABSAME: A Forum for Behavioral Sciences and Health Professions Education

The 44th Anniversary Meeting of ABSAME will be held October 16–18, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, California. This year’s theme, “The Behavioral Science of Interprofessional Education: Confronting Issues of Hierarchy and Power” lends itself to exploration of many of the issues surrounding interprofessional education that must be recognized and addressed so our students can become fully participating members of highly functioning teams. Issues of teamwork, power imbalance, power structures, conflict resolution, communication strategies, roles, personal/professional identity, and how the arts and humanities can aid in creating more humane health care providers will be addressed. The call for abstracts closes May 19, and general registration opens July 1. For more information, visit the ABSAME homepage.