Upcoming Workshops

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IHA's 17th Annual Health Literacy Conference

Gary Ashwal will facilitate a workshop on producing whiteboard videos as part of the preconference offering. This hands-on workshop will introduce attendees to writing and production strategies for creating whiteboard animations. The workshop will guide attendees through a full production process of actually creating their own videos – from writing through editing!


Past Workshops


University of Illinois College of Medicine

Alex Thomas MD conducted a workshop on medical comics with medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Because the students had such a good experience, Alex was invited back to present the workshop again next year.


Health Care Education Association Conference 2017

Gary conducted a workshop on creating whiteboard videos to a brave group of health education professionals. The workshop involved a hands-on process of creating a video – from writing to drawing to production to editing.

10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain

With our colleague Dr. Amy Drendel, Booster Shot Media presented the development and evaluation of our Stoplight Pain Scale and Pain Comic. In the workshop, we conducted a group drawing exercise exploring visual depictions of pain in comics. After a group discussion on existing pain scale resources, each participant created and shared their own pain scale design.


American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting

With our colleagues from Seattle Children’s Hospital and Stanford University School of Medicine, Booster Shot Media shared the process from the development on two whiteboard video projects used in focus groups and survey research. For the workshop, attendees created their own concepts and storyboards for a video that would present a bioethical issue for a research audience.

Comics and Medicine Conference

Booster Shot Media guided workshop attendees in the development of their own patient education mini-comics. Using evidence-based, peer-reviewed information as a starting point, we discussed how to use comics to create more compelling patient education material that still conveyed the specific and detailed points in the original text.