September 10 Sep 10
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday Tue


Diane Stafford, MD


ENGAGE Teaching Fundamentals Series: Androgogy: Adult Learning Theory & Its Application to Medical Education

Diane Stafford, MD - Pediatrics, Endocrinology & Diabetes

This session will focus on the core principles of adult learning theory. We will discuss the differences between learning styles in childhood and adulthood, the characteristics of memorable teachers from our own experiences and how we can apply the principles of adult learning to improve our own teaching practices.

Education Goals

  • Identify effective teaching characteristics and methods of memorable faculty
  • Discuss the core adult learning principles and their impact on medical education
  • Propose ways to incorporate adult learning principles into common teaching experiences

Session Registration

ENGAGE | Teaching Fundamentals

September 10, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Executive Conference Room 101
1st Floor - LPCH Main Bldg (By Harvest Cafe)
Sessions will include lunch and CME credit available.



LPCH Main Building
725 Welch Road, Exec Conference Room 101
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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725 Welch Road, Exec Conference Room 101
Palo Alto CA, 94304
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Please sign-in at each ENGAGE session for attendance and to receive CME credit. CME credit is not offered to participants on Zoom. CME credit certifcate is available on the Stanford Center of CME website, account login required:

Global Objectives

  • Utilize best practices in teaching and delivering feedback to improve effectiveness as educators.
  • Identify personal leadership style and apply leadership techniques to promote change.
  • Design educational scholarship studies that incorporate best practices in scholarly design and methodology


The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency
California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws. You are encouraged to visit the portal:

Disclosure to Learners
In accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), all speakers, planners and/or persons who can influence the CME content must disclose to learners any relationships with commercial interests providing products or services that are relevant to the content of this CME activity and/or the content of this presentation. The Stanford Pediatrics ENGAGE activity content is not related to ACCME defined commercial interests, therefore the planners, speakers, and moderators have no relevant financial relationships to identify and no conflicts of interest to disclose.