International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)

Plenary Speakers

The 2022 program will feature an inspiring talk on rediscovering the joy in teaching, an international panel exploring differences in residency training around the globe, a captivating Top Research in Residency Education session, a theatre-based simulation experience, and more!

Meet the ICRE 2022 plenary speakers:

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Plenary Speakers

The 2022 program will feature an inspiring talk on rediscovering the joy in teaching, an international panel exploring differences in residency training around the globe, a captivating Top Research in Residency Education session, a theatre-based simulation experience, and more!

Meet the ICRE 2022 plenary speakers:

Opening Plenary Speakers

Amie Burbridge, MD

Consultant, Acute and General Medicine
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
Dance like no one’s watching, learn like no one’s teaching: Maximizing educational opportunities in modern medicine
@AmieBurbridge

Biography

Dr. Burbridge is a consultant in acute and general medicine at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, UK. As a passionate educator, it is her mission to identify new and unique ways of educating. After graduating from Warwick Medical School, Dr. Burbridge completed a master’s in medical education. A chance meeting with Dr. Hussain Basheer led them to develop and produce the RCP Medicine Podcast. Dr. Burbridge is also the presenter of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) podcast, The Home of Medicine.

Dr. Burbridge is the associate editor of the EFIM online education platform; EFIM Academy of which the focus is on clinical decision-making and cognitive biases in medicine. She is keen to highlight the importance of wellbeing amongst healthcare professionals and is clinical lead for Scwartz Rounds, a wellbeing forum at UHCW.

Dr. Burbridge would really like to bring joy and spark educational opportunities at every availability within the sphere of medicine and make medical education exciting and accessible to all who need it.


Hussain Basheer, MDCM

Respiratory and General Internal Medicine Registrar
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Dance like no one’s watching, learn like no one’s teaching: Maximizing educational opportunities in modern medicine
@DrSainy

Biography

Dr. Basheer is a Respiratory and General Internal Medicine Registrar (Resident) from the UK. He is in his final year and is currently acting up as a Consultant (Attending) at Maidstone General Hospital, Kent. He was the Educational Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians London between 2017-2019 where he worked on various projects; he co-authored “Never too busy to learn: How the modern team can learn together in the busy workplace”, a nationwide publication aimed at highlighting and recommending ways of creating and maximising the impact of learning opportunities in the workplace. He was part of the team that launched the national recruitment pilot, Flexible Portfolio Training, which aims to improve recruitment at registrar level (resident) in specialties and geographical regions that have had historical poor fill rates, by guaranteeing one day per week, or 20% time equivalent, working in one of four non-clinical fields – medical education, quality improvement, research or digital health. During his time at the Royal College, he fortuitously met two Royal Highnesses, Queen Elizabeth the II, and Dr Amie Burbridge. He decided to co-host and launch your favourite British medical podcast, the RCP Medicine Podcast, with the latter.


SimTrek

Adam Garber, MD, MSc.(HSED), FRCSC

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology / University of Ottawa
SimTrek

Biography

Adam Garber is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa. His current roles also include: Associate Program Director, Simulation Fellowship Program Director, and Competence Committee Chair for the Department of Obstetrics; fellowship faculty member of the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC).

Dr. Garber earned his medical degree from Western University in 2010 and completed his fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Ottawa in 2015. He completed a senior fellowship in Simulation Education through the Department of Innovation in Medical Education in 2016, uOSSC, and earned a Master’s degree in Health Professions Education from McMaster University in 2017.

Dr. Garber’s academic interests lie in innovative simulation techniques, team training, and patient experience.


Simone Crooks, B. Sc., MD, FRCPC

Assistant professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine / University of Ottawa
SimTrek

Biography

Simone Crooks is a staff anesthesiologist at The Ottawa Hospital and an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

She is the director of Simulation Education for the Department of Anesthesiology and a simulation instructor at the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre. Dr. Crooks has presented workshops locally, nationally and internationally on topics related to simulation education, debriefing and team training. Her interests lie in inter-disciplinary and inter-professional team training.


A world of residency education

Sanjay Desai, MD

Chief Academic Officer, American Medical Association
A world of residency education
@sanjayvdesai

Biography

Dr. Desai is the Chief Academic Officer for the American Medical Association overseeing all Medical Education activities for the organization. Dr. Desai has depth and diversity of experience in academic medicine, clinical practice and health systems administration. His strategy focuses investment in innovation and research, technology- and data-enabled platforms, advocacy, accreditation standards, and public-private partnerships to address urgent challenges in the education and continuous professional development of physicians. He has a particular interest in leading advances in precision education and competency-based education.

Dr. Desai joined the AMA in October 2021 from the Johns Hopkins University School of   Medicine where he was the Myron L. Weisfeldt Professor of Medicine, Director of the Osler Medical Residency, and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine. He is an accomplished clinician, researcher, educator, and administrator with appointments in Pulmonary and Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, as well as with the Carey School of Business. Dr. Desai continues as an active clinician caring for patients in the medical intensive care unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Before Hopkins, he was Director of the medical ICU at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in Washington D.C.

Dr. Desai has been widely recognized for his skills as an educator, including receiving the coveted C. Lockard Conley Award for Outstanding Educator from      the Maryland ACP and the Johns Hopkins University Professors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Desai focused his research on graduate medical education (GME), believing high-quality data are required to inform policy and practice. He chaired the Executive Committee of the iCOMPARE study group whose outcomes were published in a series of articles in the New England Journal of Medicine.This research influenced nationalpolicies by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Eusang Ahn, MD

Resident physician
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa
A world of residency education

Biography

Dr. Ahn is currently a resident physician with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa and is pursuing a PhD in medical education. As a former advertising account executive, language instructor and current father of twins, he has a strong interest in communication and its role in education. Prior to coming to Canada, he completed a separate residency in Emergency Medicine and was an independently practicing staff physician in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Ahn aims to draw on his previous experiences to specialize in cross-cultural dissemination of best practices, as viewed through the lens of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


Eliana Amaral, MD, PhD

Full-Professor in Obstetrics
State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo/Brazil
A world of residency education

Biography

Dr. Amaral is a tenured Full-Professor in Obstetrics at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo/Brazil, with publications and implementation of programs on education for health professionals and higher education, as well as quality care in Obstetrics and reproductive health.

Her current positions include: Head of the Infections during Pregnancy Committee at the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FIGO), international faculty for the International FAIMER Institute/Philadelphia, member of the Faculty Development Committee at AMEE, international member for NBME/US, and coordinator for the Nucleus on Assessment and Evaluation for Health Professions Education at the School of Medical Sciences, at UNICAMP.  She is also a technical advisor for the Reproductive Health Division (RP2) at the World Health Organization (WHO)-Geneva, and member of the State of Sao Paulo Council on Education, as an appointed specialist, joining the Higher Education Chamber.

From 2017-2021, Dr. Amaral has been the advisor for the Vice President for Undergraduate Education at UNICAMP, and has been pedagogical supervisor for the National Preceptorship Training Program by the Brazilian Association on Medical Education (ABEM). From 2007-2018, she was the Co-Director for the Foundation on Advancement of International Medical Education Research (FAIMER) Regional Institute in Brazil. She holds a previous fellowship at FAIMER Institute –Philadelphia, and The Executive Leadership on Academic Medicine – ELAM.


Becky Fisher, MD

Resident physician/Department of General Surgery, Imperial College London
A world of residency education
@beckybeckyfish

Biography

Dr. Becky Fisher is a PGY5 resident in General Surgery in the south west of England. She recently completed a Masters in Surgical Education at Imperial College London, focusing on the work-life balance of surgical trainees who are also mothers. She has a passion for improving surgical education, and edited an undergraduate surgical textbook while at medical school in Edinburgh. She can be found most days on Twitter at @beckybeckyfish.


Entrustment: A global perspective on the path to mastering competence

Olle ten Cate, PhD

Professor of medical education, University Medical Center Utrecht
Entrustment: A global perspective on the path to mastering competence
@olletencate

Biography

Olle ten Cate, PhD is a professor of medical education at University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

With a background of undergraduate medical training and a PhD in social sciences, he has four decades of experience, at the Universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht, with curriculum innovation, educational research, and faculty development in the health professions domain, locally, nationally and internationally.

He was the founding director of the Center for Research and Development of Education at UMC Utrecht (2005-2017), served as the president of the Netherlands Association for Medical Education (2006-2012), and has published (450+) and presented (500+) widely about advances in health professions education. He has successfully mentored 24 doctoral students for a PhD in health professions education and currently supervises 9 candidates. He has received several awards for his work, among which the J.P. Hubbard award of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Ian R. Hart award for innovation in medical education, the NVMO Han Moll medal and a Dutch Royal Distinction for contributions to medical education. He is a fellow of het American Educational Research Association.

One of his interests is competency-based education in the health professions, and specifically in the application of entrustable professional activities and entrustment decision making, to improve education to serve the quality and safety of health care practice.


Nancy Dudek, MD, Med, FRCPC

Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Entrustment: A global perspective on the path to mastering competence

Biography

Dr. Dudek is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She received her MD from The University of Western Ontario in 1999. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2004 in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2005 she completed a Master of Education program at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Dudek works at the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She focuses her clinical practice on Amputee Medicine, Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Dr. Dudek’s academic interests are in Medical Education. Her focus is the assessment of medical students and residents with a particular interest in work-based assessment. She holds several grants related to research in this area. Dr. Dudek has served as the University of Ottawa’s undergraduate coordinator for Musculoskeletal Medicine and as the Director for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program. She is the recipient of an Ottawa Hospital Compass Award, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Young Educators Award and the Dr. Meridith Marks Educator Award for Innovation & Scholarship in Medical Education.


Dan Schumacher, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Entrustment: A global perspective on the path to mastering competence
@DrDanSchumacher

Biography

Dr. Schumacher is a tenured associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), where he also serves as co-director of the CCHMC Education Research Unit and Education Research Scholars Program. His career has been dedicated to residency administration and medical education research, and he holds a PhD from the Maastricht University School of Health Professions Education. His research focuses on competency-based assessment, including milestones, EPAs, and resident-sensitive quality measures (RSQMs) that he developed as part of his PhD work.  His research on competency-based assessment has garnered substantial external funding and made important advances in patient-focused assessment approaches, such as EPAs and RSQMs. He is an active member of the International Competency-Based Medical Education Collaborators group led by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, which drives some of his most enjoyable collaborations and influential conversations about the current and future state of competency-based medical education.


Anne Versteeg, MD, PhD, MHSc

Resident, Orthopedic Surgery / University of Toronto
Entrustment: A global perspective on the path to mastering competence

Biography

Dr. Anne Versteeg is a second year Orthopedic Surgery resident at the University of Toronto. She earned her medical degree at the Utrecht University School of Medicine in The Netherlands. As part of her MD-PhD program, she subsequently completed her PhD at Utrecht University. Her thesis was titled, “Optimizing care for patients with spinal metastases.” While earning  her PhD,  she spent a year-and-a-half with the Vancouver Spine Surgery Institute at the University of British Columbia. While in Vancouver, she completed a Masters in Health Science (epidemiology & biostatistics) at  UBC. Her clinical and research interest is in the field of spine surgery.


Closing Plenary Speaker

Melanie Lewis, BN, MD, MMed Ed, FRCPC

Chief Wellness Officer, Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
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Biography

“Leadership is a partnership, not a hierarchy.” That is one of the tenets of Dr. Melanie Lewis, who serves as the Chief Wellness Officer for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. She supported undergraduate learners, postgraduate and graduate learners in the FoMD at the U of A from 2010-2021 as the Associate Dean in the Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing. Dr. Lewis is a professor of pediatrics; a consultant pediatrician at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, caring for both inpatient and ambulatory patients; and director of the Edmonton Down Syndrome Clinic that she co-founded.

Dr. Lewis earned her medical degree from the University of Calgary and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Alberta. She completed her Master’s degree in Medical Education with the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK in 2008.