David Cook to Deliver Keynote Address, Teodor Grantcharov closing plenary at MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2018

It is with great pride and excitement that we announce that David Cook, MD, MHPE, and Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD, have accepted our speaking invitations for MedBiquitous’ 2018 Annual Conference, to be held May 21-22 at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Cook is a recognized leader in the theory, design and development, and application of online learning and educational technologies. His keynote remarks will focus on the use of electronic tools to support point-of-care learning, Continuous Professional Development and Maintenance of Certification.  Dr. Grantcharov, renowned developer of the surgical “black box,” will provide the closing plenary, discussing the use of the surgical black box in identifying continuous professional development needs and opportunities for system improvements.

The theme for this year’s conference is Technology-Enabled Continued Professional Development. Both Dr. Cook and Dr. Grantcharov will add great value and insight to our discussions, highlighting the ways these technologies can support our learners amidst changing regulatory and certification requirements.

In addition to his work as a practicing physician, Dr. Cook currently holds a number of esteemed roles within the prestigious Mayo Clinic: Professor of Medicine and Medical Education in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Director of Education Science in the Mayo Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science; Associate Director for Mayo Clinic Online Learning; Research Chair for the Mayo Multidisciplinary Simulation Center; and Director of the Measurement and Research Group in the Mayo Knowledge and Delivery Center, among others.  Additionally, he serves as an editorial board member for two professional medical journals: Advances in Health Sciences Education and Simulation in Healthcare.

Dr. Grantcharov is internationally recognized as a leader in minimally invasive surgery, surgical education and patient safety. He is a Staff Surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He holds the Keenan Chair in Surgery, a Hospital-University named chair between St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto, and is a member of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST). He is also a former Canada Research Chair in Simulation and Surgical Safety.

It’s not too early to begin thinking about and planning for your trip to Baltimore in May. We are working diligently now to develop an exciting, educational and inspiring agenda for the upcoming Annual Conference, starting with Dr. Cook’s address. We promise that you will leave this event with information, insights and tools that will be invaluable to your day –to-day work in the health professions education and continuing professional development.  View information about the 2018 Annual Conference or register online. The call for abstracts is open!

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