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The second day of the 12th Annual Safar Symposium was held at WISER on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014. The focus of this year's simulation portion of the Safar Symposium was Simulation for Graduate Medical Education and Assessment. Physicians and educators discussed how simulation education plays a key role in the immersive learning environment for graduate students. Speakers explained how individuals use what they learned from the simulation environment in the hospital setting on a daily basis.
WISER Director, Dr. Paul Phrampus, moderated the morning session and gave a brief introduction on the morning's topic. Presenters for the morning session included:
* Christine Park, MD , Director, Simulation Technology and Immersive Learning, Center for Education in Medicine; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
"Training-Induced Bias: Beauty and the Beast"
* Charles N. Pozner, MD, Medical Director, Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham and Women's Hospital Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
"Simulation as a Research Tool: The Surgical Crisis Checklist"
* James G. Cain, MD, MBA, FAAP, Director, Perioperative Medical Services, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Director, Trauma Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Visiting Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
"Incorporating Simulation into ACGME's Milestones Evaluation Process"
* Joseph S. Goode, Jr., MSN, CRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Program Faculty, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
"You're Sure to Get Somewhere if You Only Walk Long Enough: The Changing Role of Debriefing in Simulation Education"
WISER would like to thank the presenters for their knowledge and insight into the evolving world of medical education and simulation.