Vince has always been a curious guy who has a strong desire to understand the “whys” of life. He has applied his curiosity while serving as a healthcare leader in various capacities throughout his career. Vince is excited to share his experiences in debriefing and feedback. He has taught all over the world and collaborated on many publications related to the art of debriefing.
Vince loves the outdoors - whether it is hiking, fishing, skiing or camping - he is fortunate to have a family who loves the outdoors just as much! He must be raising future debriefers given the frequency of the word “why” in the Grant household.
Michaela is a psychologist and the director of the simulation center of the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. She has a PhD in psychology and is a faculty member of ETH Zurich.
Her interests include the social dynamics of “speaking up” across the authority gradient and across disciplines in healthcare, as well as faculty development in simulation.
Michaela wanted to become both an ice figure skater and an artist. She landed in medical education where she obsesses with research-informed debriefing.
Michael is an Emergency Physician and Medical Educator at Harlem Hospital Center and H+H Simulation Center and an Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of Medicine.
Michael’s interests include debriefing workload and cognitive load, as well as faculty development and cognitive aids. He is working towards building a simulation center focused on delivering simulation education to promote health literacy in the community.
Michael wanted to be a comic book artist growing up. His path landed him in MedEd where he obsesses about making content sticky.
Adam has an intense passion for debriefing that he hopes to share during the Debriefing Academy courses. He enjoys digging deeper, understanding who people are, where they are coming from, why they are doing what they do.
He has shared his ideas in publications, book chapters, lectures, workshops and podcasts. The thing he loves most about work is collaborating and learning from others - colleagues and students alike.
He is a hockey dad who is vicariously living out his childhood dreams through his two energetic children.
Helen is a paediatric emergency physician who was lucky enough to “bump into” simulation education early in her medical training and loved it from the start. She is inquisitive (or nosy?!?) and always eager to figure out what makes other people ‘tick’. Helen’s passion for simulation led her to complete a simulation fellowship with the KidSIM program. She has participated in many simulation-based events and enjoys the challenge of debriefing and faculty development. Currently, she resides in the forest city of London, Ontario, working in the as a simulation leader for Paediatric and Emergency Medicine programs.
Walter has a passion for all aspects of conversational learning, both in his clinical work as a pediatric emergency physician and as an educationalist. He has a PhD in Medical Education and focuses on how talk within teams influences learning and performance in both simulated and clinical workplace settings. Through his collaborations, publications, teaching and podcasts, Walter loves helping clinical and simulation educators achieve their debriefing potential. In the spring of 2018, Walter completed a field campaign to Antarctica to study teamwork in extreme environments.
Chad is the Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Centre where he's a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Interprofessional Education.
He is a past President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, which allowed him to share the power of simulation with a global audience.
Chad was a high school teacher before medical school and it’s been with this heart of a teacher that he has approached medicine and healthcare simulation.
Gavin developed his interest in debriefing having worked as a physician on three continents and held various positions from rural family medicine doctor to hospital extender and lately, Pediatric Emergency Medicine attending physician. He has co- designed the Pediatric Airway Course, teaches resuscitation and trauma courses and is an active member of the faculty development, staff simulation and Just-in-Time training programs. Working in so many different roles and places exposed him to various different approaches to feedback. He values being curious, inquisitive and honest when giving feedback. He loves teaching, networking and sharing
Jonathan Duff is a full-time Pediatric Intensivist and Associate Professor at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. He is currently the director for Pediatric simulation for Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Training Program at the University of Alberta. He has been involved in ILCOR and the AHA as a task force member and is currently the Chair of the Pediatric Guidelines Writing Group. He recently completed a Masters in Health Science Education and is currently enrolled in a PhD in Measurement, Evaluation and Cognition at the University of Alberta.
Ben Symon is a Paediatric Emergency Physician and Simulation Consultant at Queensland Children’s Hospital. He is a co-producer for the podcast Simulcast where he facilitates the world’s largest online, open access journal club on simulation literature. He finds true joy in translating lessons from academic experts to clinical educators working hard at the coal face of patient care, where those who often teach rarely get the chance to focus on their own development.
Susan developed her passion for simulation and debriefing as a nurse educator for emergency medicine residents, nurses, and paramedics. Her quest to ensure safe containers for simulation learning led to her current PhD research exploring the psychological safety experienced by nurses in their prelicensure curricula. She currently provides faculty development and program oversight as the assistant dean for immersive and simulation-based learning at Stanford School of Medicine. She thrives on shared learning, especially during instructor courses with engaged faculty/participants and monthly science kit projects with her inquisitive grandchildren.
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