LINGUIST List 30.4604

Wed Dec 04 2019

Calls: Spanish; Applied Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Nov-2019
From: Glenn Martinez <>
Subject: Medical Spanish Task Force Summit
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Full Title: Medical Spanish Task Force Summit
Short Title: 2MSTS

Date: 04-Apr-2020 - 05-Apr-2020
Location: Washington DC, USA
Contact Person: Glenn Martinez
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2019

Meeting Description:

The Second Medical Spanish Taskforce Summit seeks to bring together medical and language educators to identify best practices and explore pedagogical innovations.

2nd Call for Papers:


Call for proposals for the 2nd Medical Spanish Taskforce Summit (2MSTS):
Advancing Medical Spanish: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities

We are accepting proposals to be presented at the 2MSTS 2020 to be held:
April 4-5, 2020 at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Our main thematic lines this year are:

1. Medical Spanish program design and articulation.
Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

1.1. Medical Spanish curricular design and implementation in medical school settings
1.2. Medical Spanish curricular design and implementation in pre-health undergraduate settings
1.3. Medical Spanish curriculum and learner competency alignment
1.4. Maximizing class time: Medical Spanish activities to make an impact
1.5. Faculty development strategies for educators who wish to learn or enhance medical Spanish teaching

2. Medical education research Sociocultural perspective in medical Spanish.
Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

2.1. Interprofessional team-teaching of Medical Spanish
2.2. Teaching cultural humility within a medical Spanish course
2.3. Culturally appropriate adaptations of medical cases to Hispanic/Latino health.
2.4. Learning outcomes that address the sociocultural context of Hispanic/Latino health.
2.5. Medical Spanish and sustainable development.
2.6. Integration of Spanish regionalisms and variations in medical Spanish courses

3. Medical Spanish competency formative/summative assessment.
Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

3.1. Observed Structured Clinical Examination assessment.
3.2. Language proficiency assessment.
3.3. Cultural competency measurement.
3.4. Assessing pragmalinguistic competence.
3.5. Integrating Spanish clinical skills assessment in existing clinical performance opportunities

We solicit submissions for micro-workshops (max. 30 minutes), round tables (max. 10 minutes), short Medical Spanish lesson plan demonstrations (10-minute) and micro-presentations (10-minute). Submissions might make reference to any of the themes above from a medical, educational, sociocultural or linguistics perspective. While we would especially appreciate research related to our themes, submissions focusing on perception of future opportunities where the MST might be able to contribute are also welcome.

The 2MSTS will begin with an introduction to our objectives followed by workshops, round tables, presentations, and lesson plan demonstrations. After that, all attendees will have the opportunity to converse with other MST members and other attendees.

For submission info email:

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