Fall Symposium: Interprofessional Teamwork
Over 1,100 Registered! We look forward to seeing you!
Previous Symposium speakers
Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP is originally from Orlando, FL. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology at the University of Miami in Florida. She then completed her medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD and graduated in 2000. She attended a Pediatric Residency Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. During her fellowship in neonatology, she obtained a Master's of Science in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is Board Certified in both Pediatric and Neonatal Medicine.
She has spoken both nationally and internationally on healthcare simulation education and has made numerous speeches for at venues such as the Texas Conference for Women, Shiners Hospital, March of Dimes and many more. She has received numerous awards including the Ray E. Helfer Award for innovation in medical education from the Academic Pediatric Association, Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2010 and Patients' Choice Award for 2008, 2009 and 2010 from Vitals.com. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, Society for Simulation in Healthcare and is on the council for the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.
Dr. Arnold is currently the medical director of the Simulation Center at Texas Children's Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX. In her 'nearly non-existent' free time, Jen enjoys travel, painting, fishing and spending time with family & friends.
Together with her husband Bill, Dr. Arnold lead interesting (and uniquely public) private life: She co-stars on TLC's docu-drama, The Little Couple, which follows their personal and professional lives and is now entering its 5th season! She has also appeared on television programs including Oprah, The Today Show, GMA, Dr. OZ, The Doctors among others.
Get the Lowdown on Simulation and Teamwork from TLC’s “The Little Couple” Star
- “Integrating Interprofessional Teamwork into Practice,” by Paul Uhlig, M.D., MPA, FACS, cardiothoracic surgeon, associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
- “Demonstration on How to Integrate Interprofessional Teamwork into Simulation Scenarios,” by Kelly Wallin, M.S., R.N., Melissa Cashin, MSN, R.N., Susan Leong-Kee, M.D., Dan Feux
Keynote Speaker - Bernard Harris, Jr., M.D.
"Interprofessional Teamwork and Healthcare Reform"
Bernard Harris Jr., M.D., former astronaut and TTUHSC School of Medicine alumnus, and author of Dream Walker: A Journey of Achievement and Inspiration is currently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital firm, that invests in early to mid-stage Healthcare technologies and companies.
Keynote Speaker - Paul Uhlig, MD, MPA, FACS
"Integrating Interprofessional Teamwork into the Culture and Curricula of a Healthcare Institution"
Dr. Uhlig is medical director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, and associate professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Kansas University School of Medicine-Wichita. Dr. Uhlig is internationally recognized for pioneering studies of interprofessional healthcare teamwork with active engagement of patients and families. Dr. Uhlig served as external reviewer for the “C3-Creating Collaborative Care” curriculum redesign initiative at the Medical University of South Carolina and established the CLARION initiative for interprofessional healthcare education at the Kansas University School of Medicine-Wichita and Wichita State University College of Health Professions.
- "Ethics and Teamwork Presentation" - Thomas McGovern, Ed.D., LPC - Panel: Dr. Emily Merrill, School of Nursing, Dr. Melinda Corwin, School of Allied Health Sciences, & Dr. Rebecca Sleeper Irons, School of Pharmacy
- "Implementing "it": Faculty Development, Courses, Curriculum" by Dr. Betsy Vanleit
Keynote Speaker - Rhea Seddon, M.D.
"Crew Resource Management: The Flight Plan for Lasting Change in Patient Safety"
Dr. Seddon is a former astronaut who flew aboard her first Shuttle flight in 1985. She is the co-author of the book, Crew Resource Management: The Flight Plan for Lasting Change in Patient Safety. Dr. Seddon serves on two Joint Commissions addressing communication in hospitals. She is also the former Assistant Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt Medical Group in Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently associated with Life Wings Partners LLC, which is a team of physicians, nurses, pilots,former astronauts, physician executives, and insurance experts who have adapted teamwork training concepts used in commercial aviation to use in healthcare.