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WISER hosts afternoon session of the 6th Annual Safar Symposium
WISER hosts afternoon session of the 6th Annual Safar Symposium

WISER hosted the afternoon session of the 6th Annual Safar Symposium on May 15, 2008. The use of simulation in pediatric medicine was the focus of this year's symposium.
The morning session of the Safar Symposium was held at the Starzl Biomedical Tower and had presentations based on Neurocritical Care and Neuroanesthesia for Infants and Children. The morning session concluded with the 28th Annual Peter and Eva Safar Lectureship in Medical Sciences and Humanities. This year's guest speaker was John W. Olney, MD, who spoke on the topic of Excitotoxic and Apoptotic Neurodegeneration-Causal Mechanisms and Preventative Strategies.
Individuals gathered at WISER in the afternoon to hear lectures on Advances in Pediatric Simulation Education and Assessment. This year's afternoon lectures were broadcast live via the WISER website and gave viewers an opportunity to ask questions to the presenters.
Presenters for the afternoon session were:
- Jan Eswein, RN, MSN, CCRN and Marnie Burkett, RN, MSN, CCRN-"Crisis Recognition and Management for Nurses: What We Expected and a Few Surprises"

- Vinay Nadkarni, MD, FAAP, FCCM, FAHA-Medical Director, Center for Simulation, Advanced Education, and Innovation Education, Children's Hospital Philadelphia-"Use of Healthcare Failure Mode Effect Analysis to Develop Scripted Debriefing Tools for PALS Team Training"

- Jennifer Arnold, MD, FAAP, MSc-Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Stony Brook University Medical Center-"Improving Neonatal Airway Skills with Simulation"

- Noel Zuckerbraun, MD, MPH-Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Erin Phrampus, MD-Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC-"Room for Improvement: Transforming Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education for Residents and Fellows"

- Melinda Hamilton, MD, MSc-Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics Department of Critical Care Medicine UPMC Associate Director of Pediatrics, Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research-"ECMOSim: Training to Care for the Sickest of the Sick"

To view these presentations, please visit http://www.wiser.pitt.edu/sites/wiser/safar08/