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Upcoming Academy Interest Group Symposia and Workshops

The Academy Interest Group Symposia are organized by the Academy Interest Groups.

Simulation Academy Interest Group Symposium: Modern Simulation: A New Frontier for Performance Assessment in Medicine - RSVP
Thursday, June 16, 2016
3:00-5:00 PM
TMEC RM 209  

While Simulation-Based training and assessment are commonly coupled as professional development tools in high-risk industries, its use as a clinical performance evaluation tool across heath care has been relatively limited.  Over recent years, however, Core Competency and Maintenance of Certification frameworks have provided increasing opportunities to consider an expanded role for modern simulation as a clinical performance assessment tool.  This session will explore the unique opportunities and challenges of using simulation to inform our evaluation of training milestones and practice benchmarks in medicine.

Upon completion of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  1. To describe the theory and practice of Simulation-Based Performance Assessment
  2. To explore the advantages and disadvantages of Simulation-Based Performance Assessment in health care
  3. To discuss how Core Competency and Maintenance of Certification frameworks can be enhanced by Simulation-Based Performance Assessment

Program Schedule: 
Each of four expert panelists will offer thoughts on key topics in simulation-based assessment, followed by group discussion.


3:00 - 3:10: Welcome and Introductions

James A. Gordon, MD, MPA 
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director, Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation, Harvard Medical School; Director, MGH Learning Laboratory and Chief, Division of Medical Simulation, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital


3:10 - 3:30: Getting Good Data from Simulation-based Assessments

Emil R. Petrusa, PhD
Senior Educational Researcher, Department of Surgery and MGH Learning Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School


3:30 - 3:50: Simulation-based Assessment to Identify and Characterize Performance Gaps Early in Anesthesia Training

Richard H. Blum, MD, MSE, FAAP 
Director, Harvard Assessment of Anesthesia Performance Group, Harvard Departments of Anaesthesia; Director, Pediatric Anesthesia Simulation, Boston Children's Hospital and the Center for Medical Simulation; Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School


3:50 - 4:10: Simulation-based Assessment of Non-technical Skills

Steven Yule, PhD
Director of Education and Research, STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


4:10 - 4:30: A Competency-based Approach to Simulation Assessment of Resuscitation Skills in Postgraduate Trainees

J. Damon Dagnone, MD, FRCPC, MMEd 
CBME Faculty Lead, Postgraduate Medical Education, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Queen's University, Canada


4:30 - 5:00: Questions to Panel/ Group Discussion 


Accreditation Statement:

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

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