2023 Spring Meeting

Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 16, 2023
Grand Hyatt Seattle  – Seattle, Washington

Theme: Going Up! Making Your Case and Supporting Colleagues Through Promotion


Registration Fees

Category Early Rate by March 1 After March 1
SEA Member $575.00 $675.00
Non-Member $825.00 $925.00
Emeritus Member $225.00 $325.00
Resident, Fellow or Medical Student Member $150.00 $150.00
Resident, Fellow or Medical Student Non-Member $165.00 $165.00
International Non-Member $605.00 $705.00


Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine St, Seattle, Washington 98101

Lodging starts at $199 per night and can be made online by clicking here or by calling the Grand Hyatt Seattle Reservations Department at 1-206-774-1234. 


Day 1 - Friday, April 14

Time          Topic Presenter(s)
6:30am - 4:00pm Meeting Registration SEA Executive Office
8:00am - 8:15am Welcome and Announcements Sally A. Mitchell, EdD, MMSc & Tanna J. Boyer, DO, MS, FASA
8:15am-9:15am Keynote: Telling Your Career Story: From Projects to Impact Krista Longtin, MA, PhD
9:15am-9:45am Presidential Address

John D. Mitchell, MD

9:45am-10:00am Coffee Break  
10:00am-11:00am Session 1 Panel: Level Up: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice Considerations in the P&T Process Tracey Straker, MD, MS, MPH, CBA, FASA
Herodotos Ellinas, MD, MHPE
Corinna Yu, MD, FASA
Titilopemi Aina, MD, MPH
11:00am-12:00pm Moderated Poster Viewing  
12:00pm-1:30pm Membership Luncheon and Business Meeting  

Top Oral Abstract Presentations

Research Abstracts:

  • Do Certain phrases in Letters of Recommendation Predict Success in Fellowship Performance?
  • Real-Time Case Tracking of Anesthesia Resident Case Logs for Operating Room Assignments
  • Unprofessionalism in anesthesiology: Development of a framework of unprofessional behavior based on a multi-institutional vignette survey

Curriculum Abstracts:

  • Responding to Microaggressions: an interactive workshop for anesthesiology residents
  • Implementation of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum in an Anesthesiology Residency Program at the University of Florida
  • Formation of a Multi-Institutional Academic Exchange Consortium and its Inaugural Faculty Development Seminar
2:45pm-3:00pm Coffee Break  
3:00pm-4:30pm Workshop Set 1
  Workshop A: A trip around the EQUATOR: Formalized manuscript preparation to get your papers published!

Lara Zisblatt, EdD, MA, PMME
Phillip S. Adams, DO, FASA
Huong-Tram Duran, MD
Leslie J. Matthews, MD, PharmD
Emily Peoples, MD

  Workshop B: “4COL, don’t email me, text me. . “: Meeting today’s residents where they are using SMS/texting strategies to create novel educational engagement. Lawrence F. Chu, MD, MS (BCHM), MS (Epidemiology)

Hassan Farhan, MD
Janak Chandrasoma, MD
Viji Kurup, MD

  Workshop C: Getting to Yes: Guided Practice in Negotiating for Resources Essential for Academic Promotion

Feyce M. Peralta, MD, MS
Michael P. Hofkamp, MD
Michael Majewski, MD
Michael Wiisanen, MD

  Workshop D: How to Plan for Academic Promotion and Create an Individualized Action Plan.

David A. Young, MD, MEd, MBA, FAAP, FASA, CHSE
Carol Ann Diachun, MD, MSEd
Tracey Straker, MD, MS, MPH, CBA, FASA
Herodotos Ellinas, MD, MHPE

  Workshop E: Integrating Resilience on the Path to Promotion

Barbara Orlando, MD, PhD
Bryan Mahoney, MD
Lauren R. Lisann-Goldman, MD
Stephanie Byerly, MD
Grace Shih, MD
Stephanie L. Bradley, MD, MPH 

  Workshop F: Making it count twice: Turning scholarly medical education into scholarship

Heather A. Ballard, MD, MS, FAAP
John D. Mitchell, MD
Kristin Ondecko Ligda, MD, FASA
Anoop K. Chhina, MD
Julie Williamson, DO
David Stahl, MD 

Saturday, April 15

Time Topic Presenter(s)
6:30am-4:00pm Meeting Registration   SEA Executive Office
7:00am-8:00am Continental Breakfast & Committee Roundtable Discussions Committees 
8:00am-8:15am  Morning Remarks & Announcements  Sally A. Mitchell, EdD, MMSc & Tanna J. Boyer, DO, MS, FASA 
8:15am-3:30pm Leadership Program for Chief Residents
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Stacy L. Fairbanks, MD & Emily Stebbins, MD 
8:15am-9:15am Session 2 Panel: Getting Published in Medical Education: Lessons Learned (Still Learning!) Moderator: Melissa Davidson, MD, MPHE
Lee Chang, MD
Susan Lee, MD
Stephanie B. Jones, MD
Vu Nguyen, MD
9:15am-9:30am  Coffee Break  
9:30am-10:15am Award Presentations (SEAd Grant, Philip Liu, HVO)   
10:15am-11:45am Workshop Set 2 
  Workshop A: Abstract to Publication – Turning your Education Projects into Publishable Scholarship

Dante A. Cerza, MD
Fei Chen, PhD, MEd
John Mitchell, MD
Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD, MHA, FASA

  Workshop B: How to use Peer Coaching to Promote your Career and your Colleagues.

David A. Young, MD, MEd, MBA, FAAP, FASA, CHSE
Carol Ann Diachun, MD, MSEd
Lisa Caplan, MD, FASA
Carlos J. Campos, MD
Tracey Straker, MD, MS, MPH, CBA, FASA

  Workshop C: Medical Learners with Disabilities: Inclusivity in the Operating Room 

Rebecca C. Nause-Osthoff, MD
Lara Zisblatt, EdD, MA, PMME
Matthew Wixson, MD
Emily Peoples, MD
Leo P. O'Day, III, MD

  Workshop D: So, You Want to Get Promoted?

Titilopemi Aina, MD, MPH
Karisa Walker, MD, MEd
Chelsea Willie, MD

  Workshop E: When to say “YES” – making priorities-driven decisions and managing workload and productivity on the path to promotion

Leila Zuo, MD
Steven Porter, MD
Sarah L. Nizamuddin, MD
Rachel Moquin, EdD 

  Workshop F: Where’s the Patient Voice in Anesthesia Residency Education? - Opportunities for Growth and Learning

Lawrence F. Chu, MD, MS (BCHM), MS (Epidemiology)
Viji Kurup, MD
Christine Park, MD
Melissa Hicks, BS
Janak Chandrasoma, MD

11:45am-1:45pm  Bag Lunch/Grab and Go: Project Think Tank Presentations  
1:45pm-2:45pm  Session 3 Panel: I Wish I Had Known... P&T Pitfalls to Avoid Moderator: Kristin Ondecko Ligda, MD, FASA
Leila Zuo, MD
Sujatha Ramachandran, MBBS, MACM
2:45pm-3:00pm Coffee Break & Poster Viewing  
3:00pm-4:30pm Workshop Set 3 
  Workshop A: Core Coaching Techniques to Enhance Leadership, Teaching and Professional Relationships.

Karen J. Souter, MB, BS, FRCA, MACM, ACC
Rumeena Bhalla, MBChB, MA, ACC

  Workshop B: How to Engage Coaches and Mentors as an Early Career Clinician Educator - Tips to Find your Ideal Match

Tanna J. Boyer, DO, MS, FASA
Sally A. Mitchell, EdD, MMSc
Lisa Caplan, MD, FASA
Brittany Brown, MD
Chelsea Willie, MD

  Workshop C: How to support promotion of URiM faculty in medical institutions

Marie Theard, MD
Herodotos Ellinas, MD, MHPE
Tracey Straker, MD, MS, MPH, CBA, FASA
Tomas A. Lazo, MD
Darryl Brown, MD

  Workshop D: Jumpstarting Academic Careers: Tools for Professional Networking

Rebecca Margolis, DO, FAOCA
Franklyn P. Cladis, MD, MBA 
Jennifer Lau, MD
Samuel D. Yanofsky, MD, MSEd

  Workshop E: Overcoming Common Roadblocks to Medical Education Research 

Fei Chen, PhD, MEd
Rachel Moquin, EdD
Lara Zisblatt, EdD, MA, PMME
Patricia Strutz, MD 

  Workshop F: Understanding and overcoming the challenges to promotion and evolving into a servant-mentor-leader.

Vidya T. Raman, MD, MBA, FASA, FAAP
Thomas W. Templeton, MD, FASA
Anupama Gomez, MBBS, Mac, FASA

4:30pm-5:30pm President's Cocktail Hour & SEA Member Celebration  

Sunday, April 16
Time Topic Presenter(s)
7:00am-8:00am Continental Breakfast & Themed Mentoring Tables   
8:00am-8:15am Morning Remarks & Announcements  Sally A. Mitchell, EdD, MMSc & Tanna J. Boyer, DO, MS, FASA 
8:15am-9:00am Best of the Year Lara Zisblatt, EdD, MA, PMME – JEPM Associate Editor

Dawn Dillman, MD
Rachel Moquin, EdD

9:00am-9:15am Coffee Break  
9:15am-10:15am  Session 4 Panel: Match Update - What to do with Regional Preferences and Signals 

Stephanie B. Jones, MD
Carol Ann Diachun, MD, MSEd
Ryan J. Fink, MD
David Stahl, MD
Larry Liang, MD
Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd

10:15am-11:15am  Session 5 Panel: How to Network for Professional Success and for Promotion Cindy Ku, MD
Jonathan M. Tan, MD, MPH, MBI, CMQ, FASA
Franklyn P. Cladis, MD, MBA
Timothy T. Webb, MD
11:15am-11:30am  Meeting Wrap Up  Sally A. Mitchell, EdD, MMSc & Tanna J. Boyer, DO, MS, FASA