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Kansas City Healthcare Simulation Conference

Speakers
Moving to Mastery: Culture and Conversation

Registration Deadline is Friday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m.

>Walter Eppich, MD, PhD
Walter Eppich, MD, PhD

Keynote Speaker

Walter Eppich, MD, PhD

Pediatric Emergency Physician and
Associate Professor Pediatrics and Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago
Email: w-eppich@northwestern.edu

Dr. Walter Eppich is a pediatric emergency physician and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he directs the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators. In addition to a master’s degree in education (MEd), in 2018 Dr. Eppich completed a doctorate in medical education from Maastricht University. His research involves qualitative methodologies, team reflexivity, healthcare debriefing, and teamwork in extreme environments. He focuses on how talk within teams influences learning and performance in both simulated and clinical workplace settings. Dr. Eppich has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. In spring 2018, he completed a field campaign to Antarctica to study teamwork in polar research teams.

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William C. McGaghie, PhD

Keynote Speaker

William C. McGaghie, PhD

Professor of Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois

Dr. William McGaghie is Professor of Medical Education at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. His research and writing in medical education and preventive medicine ranges widely, covering such topics as personnel and program evaluation, research methodology, medical simulation, attitude measurement, medical student selection, concept mapping, curriculum development, faculty development, standardized patients and geriatrics. He is the author or editor of nine books and has published over 300 journal articles, textbook chapters and book reviews in health professions education, simulation-based education, preventive medicine and related fields. Dr. McGaghie’s latest national and international speaking engagements have addressed medical education research as translational science, the evidence-based argument that powerful simulation-based educational programs with mastery learning can produce significant downstream results in terms of better patient care practices and patient outcomes.

Jeffrey H. Barsuk, MD, MS, SFHM
Jeffrey H. Barsuk, MD, MS, SFHM

Jeffrey H. Barsuk, MD, MS, SFHM

Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago

Dr. Barsuk serves as the Director of Simulation and Patient Safety for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has focused the last 12 years of his research on optimizing physician, nurse and patient clinical performance using simulation technology. These efforts have been based on the mastery learning theoretical framework, and his research team uses rigorous, validated standards for healthcare provider training. His team has published over 60 articles on this topic that demonstrate how this training approach improves clinical skills and patient care and outcomes while lowering healthcare costs. He is an internationally sought speaker and was named a Top 10 hospitalist in 2011 by the American College of Physicians.

Jeffrey H. Barsuk, MD, MS, SFHM
David Salzman, MD, MEd

David Salzman, MD, MEd

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago
Email: dsalzman005@northwestern.edu

Dr. Salzman is Assistant Residency Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency, the Emergency Medicine Education Fellowship Director, and the Director of Simulation for Undergraduate Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. A graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his emergency medicine residency training at Northwestern and went on to complete a medical education and simulation fellowship at Northwestern while concurrently obtaining a master of education degree from the University of Cincinnati. He has developed and implemented a simulation-based curriculum for the Emergency Medicine residency as well as the medical student program. His research focuses on the integration of simulation-based education into larger curricula, the use of simulation-based mastery learning, and entrustable professional activities for medical students, as well as several of the more difficult-to-assess competencies including communication skills. He has an additional interest in active learning and faculty development.