DR. DEMIAN SZYLD - SENIOR DIRECTOR - INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL SIMULATION – CENTRE FOR MEDICAL SIMULATION

Demian Szyld, MD, EdM is the Senior Director of the Institute for Medical Simulation and an Emergency Physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

He trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and was the first Simulation and Education Fellow at the STRATUS Simulation Center. During that time he completed a Masters in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

From 2011 to 2016 he was the Medical Director of NYSIM, the simulation center of the NYU School of Medicine and the City University of New York where he established a successful Fellowship.

Dr. Szyld (pronounced “shield”) is actively involved in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Demian grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is fluent in Spanish and English.

DR. KATE MORSE - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS)

Dr. Morse obtained her BSN from the University of Calgary, Alberta; her MSN as a clinical nurse specialist in critical care from San Diego State University; her Post- masters certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from California State University, Long Beach and her PhD from Villanova University. She is board certified as an Adult and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is a past Jonas Scholar and National League of Nursing Sim Leader. She currently serves as the VP of Membership for INASCL (International Nursing Association in Simulation and Clinical Learning)

Dr. Morse currently works at the Center for Medical simulation in Boston as the Associate Director of Educational Leadership and International Programs. She holds a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Her current interests include developing skills for speaking up and feedback in healthcare simulation and creating cultural change through simulation.

Dr. Jack Ende, MD, MACP, Schaeffer Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine - University of Pennsylvania and President of the American College of Physicians (ACP)

Dr. Jack Ende, MD, MACP – Schaeffer Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine – University of Pennsylvania and President of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Dr Ende earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Following several years on the faculty at Boston University Medical Center as a general internist, teacher and residency program director, he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 where he has continued to practice as a general internist and established a reputation as an accomplished medical educator.

He has won numerous awards for clinical practice and teaching, at the local and national level, and is a regular contributor to medical publications.

Alongside his posts at ACP and the University of Pennsylvania, he is also the Executive Medical Director of Penn Signature Services, and co-director of Penn Medicine’s Academy of Master Clinicians, and previously served as served President of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM).

Dr. Emily Stewart, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University

Prior to her current position, Dr Stewart was an associate residency program director for Internal Medicine and Sub Internship Clerkship Director at Thomas Jefferson University. An active participant in the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), she is also a member of the Associate for Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) Council and Medical Student to Resident Interface Committee.

Dr Stewart’s teaching expertise has been recognized through the receipt of numerous teaching awards including the Jefferson Medical College Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Department of Medicine Attending Teaching Award and the “Golden Apple” Teaching Award from the Department of Medicine. In 2016, she received the Derrickson Award from the PA Chapter of the ACP for her contributions to the PA-ACP Chapter.

Dr. Heather Laird, Associate Professor of Medicine Michigan State University

Dr Laird-Fick completed her MD degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She subsequently joined the faculty at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where she has served as Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency

Program Director and Associate Program Director, Clerkship Director and, most recently, Director of Assessment for the college’s new four-year curriculum.

She is currently chair of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Education Committee and a Councilor for the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, as well as an active member of the Michigan chapter of the American College of Physicians. She has won numerous teaching awards

from students, internal medicine residents, and the university and her research interests include medical education and cancer in older adults.

Mr. Yousef Farajalla, Stoma / wound care specialist

Mr. Yousef Farajalla  is Wound Care Specialist focused on providing high quality of holistic Wound care, preventative care and maintaining direct lines of communication with patients and the entire health-care team.

Dr. Yasir Amin Latif, Associate professor of Surgery at Dubai Medical College and program Co-director of Dubai Residency Training Program in general surgery.

Dr. Yasir Amin Latif is the Associate professor of Surgery at Dubai Medical College and program Co-director of Dubai Residency Training Program in general surgery.  He’s member of numerous committees, international surgical associations and faculty member of multiple international surgical and medical societies.