Speaker Bios

  • Cherri Hobgood, MD

    Professor of Emergency Medicine with Tenure

    Indiana University

    Dr. Cherri Hobgood is the Rolly McGrath Distinguished Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1989 and her clinical training in the UNC Emergency Medicine residency program. At the completion of her emergency medicine training, Dr. Hobgood joined the faculty of UNC Department of Emergency Medicine under the leadership of Dr. Judith Tintinalli. Throughout her career she has focused her research and educational efforts on designing effective, safe, patient-centered communication in the emergency department. Her educational content and interventions on communication topics such as death notification have been widely incorporated into interprofessional curricula throughout the world. She is the author of more than 100 peer reviewed contributions to the medical literature which have been published in a variety of books and academic journals. As a member of the UNC School of Medicine faculty Dr. Hobgood served in a variety of leadership roles including Director of the Office of Educational Development, Director of the UNC Clinical Skills Center, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Educational Development for the School of Medicine, and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine

  • David Wright, MD

    Dr. Wright, is a tenured Professor and the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a board certified emergency medicine physician practicing at Emory affiliated hospitals and Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta’s premier Level 1 Trauma Center. He is actively involved in both the preclinical and clinical assessments of traumatic brain injury, stroke and other acute neurological conditions. He was the PI of the ProTECT III multicenter clinical trial of progesterone for acute traumatic brain injury and serves as the southeastern Hub PI of the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials network, Co-PI of the Georgia StrokeNet network, and Hub PI for the newly funded Strategies To Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN). He has extensive clinical trial leadership and operational experience. He holds Adjunct appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Rollins School of Public Health, and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

  • Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc

    UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc, newly-installed president of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 term. Dr. Diercks is professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center where she holds the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Distinguished Chair in Clinical Care and Research. Dr. Diercks also oversees the emergency medicine programs at Parkland Memorial Hospital and UT Southwestern University Hospitals.

  • Ian B.K. Martin, MD, MBA

    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Dr. Ian Martin is System Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. At the Medical School, he holds appointments as Professor with Tenure of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Martin is also Emergency Physician-in-Chief of the Froedtert (FRAYD-tert) and Medical College of Wisconsin Health System. Before this, he served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown.

    Dr. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania–Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel University College of Medicine) and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dr. Martin trained in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore—where he also served as Chief Resident.

    Dr. Martin has devoted his academic career to improving the delivery of emergency care internationally—with emphasis on East Africa—through program development, investigative research, and direct clinical care.

    Dr. Martin’s research interests include elucidation of optimal models for Emergency Department-based HIV and hepatitis C testing and acute care disease burden epidemiology in developing countries. His research and other Global Health-related initiatives have culminated in a host of publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Martin has garnered grant support for his research from federal and state agencies, industry, and academic institutions.

    Recognized for his leadership, Dr. Martin was recently installed as President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)—the premier association representing researchers and educators in Emergency Medicine. Before that, he completed a one-year term each as President- Elect and Secretary-Treasurer of the Society. Dr. Martin is also the founder and a Past-President of SAEM’s Global Emergency Medicine Academy. He is the 2018 recipient of the Marcus L. Martin, M.D., Leadership Award—a prestigious award given by SAEM’s Academy of Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Martin was recently named recipient of the 2020 Drexel University College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award.

    Dr. Martin is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

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    Ivan Joseph, PhD

    Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Ivan Joseph inspires people and teams to achieve more than they dreamed. Ivan is proof that when we help others succeed, we succeed too.

    His TEDx Talk has over 19 million views, which speaks to the impact he has on people. Forbes named it one of The Ten Best TED Talks About The Meaning of Life.

    As a professor and soccer coach at Graceland University, Ivan developed the soccer program from the ground up. In just five years, he led both the men's and women's teams to #1 national rankings, and helped the men's team win their first ever national championship. As a result, Ivan Joseph was recognized by The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as National Coach of the Year in 2006.

    As Director of Athletics at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ivan led the athletic program to national prominence: The Ryerson Rams won provincial and national championships for the first time in the institution's history--while achieving GPAs higher than the student body average. Ivan spearheaded the landmark $100 million renovation of the historic and beloved Maple Leaf Gardens. In this new culture of belonging and pride across Ryerson's diverse urban campus, student-athletes broke records with their athletic, academic and outreach activities. 

    Ivan Joseph currently is the Vice-Provost, Student Affairs at Dalhousie University, a 200-year old major research institution in Halifax, Canada. He leads the university's effort to promote interconnectedness and belonging among a diverse student body drawn from across the country and around the globe.

    Ivan Joseph is regularly called on to support national team programs. In 2018 he was selected as Head Coach of the women's national soccer team in his native Guyana. While serving as high-performance coach for the Canadian men's basketball team, they won the country's first ever FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in 2017.

    Along with being an in-demand speaker, consultant and coach, Ivan contributes regularly to publications including the Huffington Post and The Globe and Mail. 

    He is the author of the best-selling book You Got This: Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence. 
    Ivan has a BA in Physical Education and Health, an MS in Higher Education Administration and a PhD in Sports Psychology.

  • Jane Brice, MD, MPH

    Jane Brice, MD, MPH, is a Tenured Professor and the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the Associate Medical Director for Orange (NC) County EMS, the Program Director for the UNC EMS Fellowship and works clinically in the Emergency Department at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Brice is the Immediate Past President of National Association of EMS Physicians. She has a strong interest in prehospital education delivery methods, the care of trauma and stroke patients, the emergency management of behavioral health patients.

    Dr. Brice attended the University of North Carolina for all three of her degrees - undergraduate studies in education, medical school, and a master’s degree in epidemiology within the School of Public Health. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

  • Jeremiah (Jay) Schuur, MD, MHS

    Jeremiah (Jay) Schuur, MD, MHS, is Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Physician-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island, Hasbro Children’s, The Miriam and Newport Hospitals; and President of Brown Emergency Medicine.

    Previously, he served as the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and founding Chief of the Division of Health Policy Translation for the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schuur received his MD from the New York University (NYU), and did his Emergency Medicine residency at Brown/Rhode Island Hospital, where he was a Chief Resident. He was then a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale.

    Dr. Schuur’s scholarly interests focus on quality of care and patient safety in emergency medicine and the intersection of emergency care and health policy. He has been funded by governmental agencies and foundations including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is currently co-leading ACEP’s 4-year $4 million E-QUAL network, a national quality network funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

  • Lewis Nelson, MD

    Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Lewis S. Nelson, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He is a Senior Consultant to the New Jersey Poison Information & Education System and is the editor of Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies, now in its 11th Edition. He is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine. Dr. Nelson is on the board of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine, and is Past President of American College of Medical Toxicology.

  • Peter Sokolove, MD

    Professor and Chair

    University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

     

  • Richard Hamilton, MD

    Dr. Hamilton is Professor and Chair, Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University College of Medicine. He trained at the San Diego Naval Hospital and the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, completed EM Residency at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center / Albert Einstein and his Toxicology Fellowship at New York City Poison Control Center / NYU Bellevue. Dr. Hamilton's research interests include synthetic cannabinoids, MRSA, pharmacology, toxicology, applying game theory to medicine, and aerospace medicine. He has received awards for his teaching and research and is a widely published author of manuscripts, textbooks, and book chapters and holds several patents.

    Dr. Hamilton is a retired US Navy Captain and Navy Flight Surgeon. He continues to publish in the area of acceleration physiology as well as centrifuge training of aviators, astronauts, and commercial space flight participants. He is the Centrifuge Medical Officer for the NASTAR Center (www.nastarcenter.com). There, he oversaw the training of the Virgin Galactic Founders commercial astronauts and is on the VG Medical Advisory Board.

    Dr. Hamilton is a former EM Program Director and has been Chair since 2006. He edits the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopeia and the Tarascon Adult Emergency Pocketbook which are sold in 17 countries and have been translated into Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Hamilton is a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Medical Toxicology, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association. Dr. Hamilton blogs at www.emtoxcast.com and @rjhamiltonmd.