The International GTA MUTA Association (IGMA) will host our 2nd annual conference, Global Trends in GTA MUTA Education: Past, Present and Future, on a virtual platform December 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2021.
The 2021 abstract submission portal is now open. Anyone in the field of GTA MUTA methodology, or related areas of interest, can now submit an abstract for review. Individual GTAs, MUTAs or FTAs, program directors, and GTA/MUTA trainers with an interest in presenting at IGMA’s 2021 virtual conference are encouraged to submit an abstract for review. All submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Current deadline for submissions is June 15th, 2021. To access the portal, click HERE. The portal is streamlined to ensure ease of submission, and conference committee members are available to assist as questions arise. Simply email email@example.com and put “Abstract Submission” in the subject line.
Registration for this year’s conference will be announced shortly. As a benefit to our members, conference attendance is half price for IGMA members. (click HERE to enroll). There are a number of excellent benefits to membership, not the least of which is a forum for networking and bi-monthly Roundtables and Webinars. In addition, you will be a part of the fastest-growing simulation organization, and the only professional organization dedicated solely to GTA MUTA methodology.
IGMA is proud to once again be partnering with Crisis Services of North Alabama in order to provide continuing education (CE) hours to conference attendees. We are grateful to Liana Hill and Crisis Services of North Alabama for their continued support of our efforts.
In addition to abstract submissions, IGMA is seeking support and sponsorship from value-aligned organizations and individuals. If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact IGMA President, Isle Polonko at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can also be reached at email@example.com (please put “att: Isle Polonko” in the subject line).
Global Trends in GTA MUTA Education: Past, Present and Future is IGMA’s second annual conference, following the success of last year’s Voices of Success: Global Partnerships Creating Excellence in Health Care Through GTA/MUTA Education. As piloted last year, the 2021 conference will be conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Due to popular demand, an extra day has been added to this year’s event.
In 2020, IGMA was proud to showcase seven presentations from across the United States and internationally, featuring 21 esteemed presenters: collectively representing four different countries, each has contributed tremendous investments of time, effort, and expertise towards the improvement of patient care through excellence in GTA MUTA methodology. Each presentation touched on a component of GTA MUTA methodology – individually and assembled, they are a testament to IGMA’s rigorous standards of quality and scholarship. The featured presentations were:
Opening the Door to Utilizing the Transgender Population in Your Clinical Skills Labs
Liana Hill MSC, RN, RSCN, FNE, SANE-A, SANE-P, Richard Claflin BA; Mani Blunt, Nash Davidson and Charlene Moss
Strategies for Addressing Racism and Promoting Health Equity in Healthcare Education
Kellie Bryant DNP, WHNP, CHSE
Using Best Practices for Simulated Exam Training to Improve Forensic Medical Examinations
Eileen Allen MSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE-P; Samantha Maloney; Richard Claflin BA
The Experience of Founding the First GTA Program in Brazil to Train Nurses Examining Victims of Sexual Violence
Juliana Musse PhD, MPH, SANE, Rebeca Vieira RN, GTA; Wesley Augusto de Jesus Santos RN
Looking Back to Change the Future: How GTAs use an anti-oppression framework to change medical practice
Mosopefoluwa (Sope’) Willoughby, MLS(ASCP)CM, MPH, Lauren Mitchell, PhD, MS
Introducing the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) GTA/MUTA Standards of Best Practice (SOBP)
Holly Hopkins DNP, CNM; Chelsea Weaks Med, BSN; Tim Webster MEd, Melih Elcin MD
Unconscious Bias in GTA Exams
Jennifer Lanier, Tru Chatelain AAS
Small Scale GTA/MUTA Programs: the Challenges and Triumphs
Lee Ann Miller EdD, CHSE; Rachel Older BS; Chelsea Knutson MSN, BS, RN, CNE, CA-SANE
These presentations, as well as additional information about last year’s event, are available to IGMA members by clicking HERE.
We look forward to reviewing your proposals, and hope you will join us in December!
The International GTA MUTA Association (IGMA) is the official association for professionals in the field of GTA/MUTA [Gynecologic Teaching Associate/Male Urogenital Teaching Associate] methodology.
IGMA is a worldwide organization that promotes excellence in health care education through the use of high-quality GTA/MUTA programming as the gold standard of patient-centered educational methodologies.To join IGMA, click HERE. Learn more at www.gtamuta.org.