When educators understand why and how learning occurs, they are able to modify their approach to take advantage of evidence based principles of learning and memory.  This workshop bridges research and teaching practices so that teachers successfully design durable learning experiences that apply to their content, their learners, and the locations where they teach.

Lectures, usually accompanied by presentation slides or images, are a long-standing tradition in health-sciences education. Regardless of the comfort of this tradition, research has also shown for a long time that learning from a primarily listening and looking experience is minimal. In this hybrid (online plus live) workshop, educators will learn and apply the research evidence for designing PowerPoint slides to enhance rather than impede learning and simple ways to interactively engage an otherwise passive audience. Learners will spend approximately one hour in online self-study before the two-hour live workshop.


Upon completion, workshop participants will:

  • Identify specific teaching strategies that apply three, evidence-based learning principles to any setting
  • Apply research on encoding, consolidating, and retrieving memories to designing their teaching strategies


Gary A. Smith, PhD, Assistant Dean of Office for Continuous Professional Learning, SOM


The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Information

CME certified events are subject to registration fees. Registration and fee schedule information appears below.

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email including additional workshop information and instructions regarding remitting payment, if applicable.

Registration Fees

The deadline to register for CME certified workshops is 10 business days prior to the date of the event.

Dollar Amount Class of Registrant Types of Payment Accepted


UNM/HSC Employee

Tuition remission benefit (for eligible UNM employees), credit card or personal check


Non-UNM participant

Credit card or personal check


UNM students of any level, residents, fellows, postdocs, preceptors, or volunteer faculty

Sponsored by the UNM School of Medicine Office of Education


The following categories of registrants, sponsored by the UNM School of Medicine Office of Education, may (if eligible) receive CME credit without incurring a registration fee: UNM students of any level, residents, fellows, postdocs, preceptors, or volunteer faculty. If an alternate of payment than those listed is required, please contact CPL prior to registration.

1) Payment of registration fees is due no later than five (5) business days prior to the event. Please see registration form for more information.

2) Full refunds are available to those providing written or email cancellation requests up to one week prior to the event date. Refunds less a $40 administration fee will be available to those who provide written cancellation within five (5) business days of the event date. No refunds will be provided to those who register but fail to attend, or who cancel their registration on the day of the event.

To arrange for a special session for your group, e-mail hsc-cpl@salud.unm.edu or call (505) 272-3942.

Upcoming Workshops

February 25, 2021, 1:30 -3:30 pm
Register by 2/11/2021