Keynote Sessions 


COVID-19 Keynote Address

Emergency Physicians and Public
Health Providers: The New Pandemicists

Q&A Transcript


Dr. Leana Wen 2 Nov 2019

Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc

Dr. Leana Wen is a visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, where she is also the distinguished fellow of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity. Previously, she served as the Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore and as the President/CEO of Planned Parenthood. In 2019, Dr. Wen was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and as Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinician-Executives.


Dr. Wen earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and her master’s degrees at the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She completed her residency training in emergency medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. The author of dozens of scientific articles, she has been an op-ed contributor for the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and Baltimore Sun, and is regularly featured on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, and PBS


Medical Education Keynote

Efficiencies in Education: How to Hack
Educational Training to get from
10,000 Hours to 100 Hours

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Jonathan Sherbino, MD, MEd 

Jonathan Sherbino is the assistant dean, health professions education research, faculty of health sciences, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. He is also a professor of medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Sherbino is the past chair of the Specialty Committee for Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. He is a clinician educator, coeditor of the CanMEDS 2015 Framework and cohost of the KeyLIME (Key Literature in Medical Education) podcast. He has published more than 135 papers and five books.  Jonathan is an award-winning teacher whose accolades include the national 2018 Canadian Emergency Medicine teacher of the year. His research focuses on competency-based medical education. 

Dr. Sherbino’s presentation will focus on evidence-informed techniques to improve learning efficiency.  By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain key learning theories, including modal model of memory, constructivism, and mastery learning, among others.
  2. Adopt in their home program key learning techniques, including spaced repetition, spiral curricula, and concept mapping, among others