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Kansas City Healthcare Simulation Conference

Speakers
Moving to Mastery: Culture and Conversation

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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, Illinois
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Dr. Walter Eppich is a pediatric emergency physician and Associate Professor 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
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Dr. William McGaghie is Professor of Medical Education at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. 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.