Preceptor Development Pearl Submission

Do you have a great idea for a preceptor development pearl? How about sharing the pearl with your fellow
preceptors at the Eastern States Conference (ESC) this coming May? This is a great way to help meet preceptor criteria and can be added to your CV or Academic and Professional Record (APR).

The ESC is soliciting preceptor development pearls for our spring conference May 5-8, 2024. Preceptors will
presebt their 15 min presentation at the conference.

Preceptors should submit:
• Title of pearl
• Statement of educational needs assessment (explain why the content is important to the audience)
• Identification of planned active learning assessment
• Abstract of 150 words or less briefly providing a short summary of the pearl (title, needs statement, active
learning assessment and objectives do not contribute to the 150 word limit)
• Two knowledge level objectives (not application), that are specific and measurable (using verbs such as:
arrange, define, duplicate, label, list, memorize, name, order, recognize, relate, recall, repeat, reproduce, state,
classify, describe, discuss, explain, express, identify, indicate, locate, outline, report, restate, review, select, or

Abstracts submitted by the applicants should focus on a particular aspect of preceptor development. What is a pearl and how is it different from traditional educational sessions? The goal of each pearl presentation is to convey one idea, concept, or fact that has been useful in day-to-day practice, and may not be widely known, understood, published, or taught. Keep in mind that these presentations are not intended to be a review of literature. While it is expected that the information be grounded in fact (and may be derived from research), pearl presentations should be based on acumen and practice, not a review of papers. (From ASHP MidYear Meeting program guidelines)
Alternatively, “Clinical pearls are best defined as small bits of free standing, clinically relevant information based on experience or observation.”

Your submission will be evaluated on:
• Clarity
• Organization
• Inclusion of required elements
• Significance
• Originality
• Freedom from typing and grammar errors

Please submit your pearl abstract to Laura Hobbs at by March 18th. Those selected to present their pearl sessions will be notified by March 25th and will be required to submit the following items by April 4th:

• Letter of agreement form
• Conflict of interest disclosure form
• Speaker’s CV with name and credentials
• Activity Planning Instrument form
• Presentation slides
• Bio for the ESC websiteura