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Save the Date: WISER hosting day one of the 14th Annual Safar Symposium on May 16

The Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER) will be hosting day one of the 14th Annual Safar Symposium, titled “Patient Safety and Simulation”, on Monday, May 16th starting at 1:00pm.  This year’s presenters and topics include:

Andrew Musits, MD
Simulation and Medical Education Fellow
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Topic:  The Role of Simulation Based Procedural Skills Training in Patient Safety

Adam Z. Tobias, MD, MPH, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Topic:  Is There a Doctor on Board?  Turning Medical Students into First Responders with Simulation

Alisa Sumkin, DO, PGY-3
Diagnostic Radiology Resident, UPMC Medical Education
University of Pittsburgh Radiology Resident
Topic:  Managing Contrast Reactions:  Preparation Through Simulation

Jeff Alvarez, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Unit Director - 3E Stepdown, 3W ICU, Respiratory Therapy, Patient Transport, and Dialysis, UPMC East
Topic:  Utilizing In-situ Simulation to Improve Condition A Response

Following the program WISER staff will be on hand to provide tours and background information of the facility. 

Day two of the 14th Annual Safar Symposium will occur on Tuesday, May 17th beginning at 8:00am at the University Club.  This year’s subject is Biomarkers in Resuscitation, Neurocritical Care and Brian Injury.  The Peter & Eva Safar lecturer for this year is J. Marc Simard, MD, PhD.  His discussion will be “The Sur1-Trmp4 Channel and Brian Edema”.  Departmental trainees will also have their abstract posters on display during the symposium.

To register for any portion of the 14th Annual Safar Symposium, please go to the following link: http://www.safar.pitt.edu/content/registration.  WISER hopes to see you on May 16th!