Association of 
6th International ABE Conference
Teaching Biochemistry to Students of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy   
May 7-11, 2017 in Clearwater Beach, FL. 

The 2017 ABE and APHMG (Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics) Conferences overlapped at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL, giving registrants from both associations the opportunity to attend both meetings.

ABE 2017 Conference Agenda


Metabolic Map for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The Association of Biochemistry Educators has been working with the National Board of Medical Examiners since 2015 to explore options for including a metabolic map in future licensing (Step 1 and Step 3), shelf and customized exams. The Pathways of Human Metabolism map, created by Tina Cowan and associates at Stanford University School of Medicine, has been adapted based on extensive feedback from ABE members. The Metabolic map is freely available to all (see link above). Please send any additional feedback or suggestions about the map to Janet Lindsley, Chair of the ABE Metabolic map working group at


NEW and Exciting ABE Resources!!

Homeostasis Professional Mentoring Initiative (HPMI). It is imperative to our discipline that we strive to maintain homeostasis in our ranks and train a new generation of educators. The HPMI matches veteran members with less experienced colleagues in a one-to-one longitudinal mentoring relationship, to help our younger members become more successful educators and course directors.  For our veteran members, here is a chance to share your wealth of knowledge and experience with a younger faculty member.  For our younger members, this is a rare chance to seek advice from an established leader in education, curricular design and implementation, course integration, policy, etc.  More information about the HPMI is found in the ABE Members Only Resource section.

ABE Curricular Initiative.  Is your Department or Institution faced with the process of curricular revision? Have you been tasked with incorporating biochemistry and other foundational sciences into an integrated medical, dental, or pharmacy school curriculum? Are you being asked to adopt new methods of “learner-centered teaching”, or small group activities? Do you need assistance writing learning objectives or assessment items for your courses or linking them to institutional competencies?  The Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE) can assist you with all of the above and more! We currently have a membership of nearly 300 biochemistry faculty representing ~170 Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy across North American and the Caribbean. ABE members are educational and curricular leaders at their institutions. We have members with tremendous experience and expertise in all aspects of curricular design and integration, learner-centered teaching modalities, and educational scholarship.  If you would be interested in hosting one of our members for a visit to your institution to consult with you on these matters or to run discussions or interactive workshops, or would like more information about the ABE Curricular Initiative, click here

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