April 10 - 14, 2013
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
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Eve Colson, MD
Richard Sarkin Foundation/COMSEP Awardee
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Yale School of Medicine
Project title: Medical, Nursing, and Physician Assistant Student Perspectives about Interprofessional Education (IPE)
Amy Guiot, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Division of Hospital Medicine
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Project title: Closing the Gap in Handoff Communications: Evaluating the Effects of an IPASS Medical Student Handoff Bundle.
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Our theme - Leadership in Medical Education - is specifically chosen to align with COMSEP's strategic plan to "promote the value and leadership role of medical student educators". As such, this conference will be focused on expanding and enhancing the leadership skills of every participant, whether new as a program director or quite senior in his or her role. The focus of the conference will be on practical skill development in leadership such as change management, strategic planning, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution. For those who want to explore the theme in greater depth, we will host a pre-conference workshop on the theoretical foundations of leadership by an expert in the field.
An inspiring speaker who engages audiences with practical tips on becoming a leader in medical education, pediatrician Carol Berkowitz is well known for her many and varied leadership roles including President of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academic Pediatric Association (formerly the Ambulatory Pediatric Association). She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Joseph W St Geme Jr Leadership Award. Currently, she is Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre and Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is thrilled about addressing COMSEP on the subject of Leadership in Medical Education.
COMSEP 2014 will be hosted through a collaboration of the 17 Canadian medical schools. The administrative leadership for this meeting will be provided by PUPDOC - the Paediatric Undergraduate Program Directors of Canada (the undergraduate and clerkship directors from each of the programs in Canada). The University of Ottawa will provide CME liaison and support.