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WISER to host afternoon session of the 5th Annual Safar Symposium

WISER is proud to announce that it will be hosting the afternoon session, Advances in Human Simulation, during the 5th Annual Safar Symposium. The Symposium is to be held on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. The afternoon session will be led by the following presenters:

  • COL Mark Bowyer - Surgical Simulation: The Current and Near Future Promise
  • William McGaghie, MD - Advances in Simulation-Based Medical Education and Research
  • Amitai Ziv, MD - Simulation-Based Education on a National Scale: The Israeli Experience
  • Elizabeth Hunt, MD - The Use of Simulation in Pediatrics to Improve Quality of Care
  • Amy Seybert, PharmD - Simulation-Based Learning in Pharmacy Education

The morning session, Advances in Resuscitation Medicine-"Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury", will be held at the Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, south-Room S100 and will begin at 8:15 a.m. This session will be led by:

  • COL Geoff Ling - Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury: An Overview of an Emerging Problem in Military Trauma and Terrorism
  • COL James M. Ecklund - Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical Perspective from the Iraq War
  • Dr. Joseph Long / Dr. Richard Bauman: Rodent Models of Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Mr. Steve Parks - Recent Developments in Large Animal Modeling of Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Alia Dennis, MD - Combined Traumatic Brain Injury and Hemorrhagic Shock in Mice: A New Model and Novel Assessment by Perfusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The guest speaker for the 27th Peter and Eva Safar Annual Lectureship in Medical Sciences and Humanities will be David M. Gaba, MD. Dr. Gaba will be discussing the challenges in the Use of Simulation to Achieve High Reliability Healthcare. Dr. Gaba is the Associate Dean, Immersive and Simulation-Based Learning Professor of Anesthesia at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Patient Safety Culture Institute and the Patient Simulation Center of Innovation at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System where he is a Staff Anesthesiologist. Dr. Gaba's lecture will begin at 12:00 p.m. In order to register for the sessions please see the link on our website to the registration form.