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WISER Hosts Afternoon Session of 7th Annual SAFAR Symposium
WISER Hosts Afternoon Session of 7th Annual SAFAR Symposium

Elite speakers from across the United States gathered at WISER for the afternoon session of the 7th Annual SAFAR Symposium to address Simulation as a Tool for Education and Assessment of Healthcare Providers. A morning session was held at the Biomedical Science Tower at the University of Pittsburgh campus with several speakers discussing various topics on breakthroughs in resuscitation. The keynote speaker for the twenty-ninth Peter and Eva Safar Annual Lectureship in Medical Sciences and Humanities was Fritz Sterz, MD from Vienna General Hospital, Austria. Dr. Sterz spoke about "Peter Safar and Clinical Cooling."
Members of the health care community then gathered at WISER for an afternoon session that was moderated by James Gordon, MD, MPA and Paul Phrampus, MD. Lectures and a real time chat were broadcasted live via the WISER website and gave individuals who were unable to attend the symposium the chance to view the speakers, their presentations and ask them questions.
The afternoon session started with Benjamin Berg, MD from SimTiki Simulation Center from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Berg spoke about "Simulation at a Distance-Friend or Foe?" The next speaker Louis P. Halamek, MD, FAAP discussed "Bringing Simulation to Millions: The Neonatal Resuscitation Program Experience." The afternoon also featured moderator and guest speaker James Gordon, MD, MPA who spoke to the audience about "Experiential Learning in Medical Education: The Case for Technology-Enhanced Patient Simulation." Mary Patterson, MD, MEd presented about "Simulation for Evaluation of System Competence." The last speaker was one of WISER's own course facilitators, Shushma Aggarwal, MD. Dr. Aggarwal spoke about the "Role of Simulation in Resident Education for Liver Transplant Anesthesia."
The afternoon wrapped up with closing remarks from the moderates and questions from the audience members. This year's SAFAR Symposium was a great success and WISER looks forward to next year's.

Dr. Ben Berg opens the afternoon session of the 7th Annual SAFAR Symposium
Dr. Lous Halamek discusses "Bringing Simulation to Millions: The Neonatal Resuscitation Program Experience"
Dr. James Gordon-"Experimental Learning in Medical Education: The Case for Technology-Enhanced Patient Simulation"
Dr. Mary Patterson presents on the topic "Simulation for Evaluation of System Competence"
WISER Facilitator Dr. Sushma Aggarwal presents the last topic of the day at the SAFAR Symposium