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WISER Hosts the Afternoon Session of the 9th Annual Safar Symposium
WISER Hosts the Afternoon Session of the 9th Annual Safar Symposium

The Safar Symposium is a 2 day annual event hosted by the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh. On Wednesday, June 23 was the Multi-Departmental Trainees Research Day which displays research posters and features research presentations given by trainees of the departments of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
On Thursday, June 24 was the 9th Annual Safar Symposium. The theme for the morning session was "Breakthroughs in Resuscitation - New Developments in Traumatic Brain Injury." This included the 31st Annual Safar Lecture given by Hugo Van Aken, MD, PhD, FRCA from the University Hospital in Münster, Germany.
The afternoon session of the symposium was held at WISER and focused on topics in simulation. The theme for this year's session was "The Spectrum of Simulation - A Quest to Improving Healthcare Education." The session featured another great line up of topics and presenters which were as follows:
Rosalyn P. Scott, MD, MSHA "Beyond Mannequins"
Professor of Surgery, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Professor of
Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering, University
College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wright State
University; Associate Chief of Staff for Medical Education and
Director, Simulation Center Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
Dayton, Ohio
Neal Benedict, PharmD "Building Branched-Outcome Virtual Patients into Your
Curriculum"
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics,
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Critical Care
Pharmacist, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Haru Okuda, MD "Simulation Dating: Matching the Appropriate Technology
with your Goals"
SimLEARN National Medical Director, Veterans Health
Administration; SimLEARN National Center, VHA Employee
Education System
Gayle Gliva-McConvey "The Spectrum of Simulation-Using Standardized Patients"
Director, Theresa Thomas Professional Skills Teaching and
Assessment Center, Eastern Virginia Medical School
William R. McIvor, MD "Simulation and Medical Student Proficiency"
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Associate Director, WISER
for Medical Student Simulation Education, and Director, MOCA
Simulation, University of Pittsburgh
This was again another successful program and WISER was honored to be the host of the afternoon session.