2024 Spring Meeting

Friday, April 19, 2024 to Sunday, April 21, 2024
Loews Philadelphia Hotel — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme: Science of Learning

Lodging Information
Chief Leadership Workshop

Registration Fees

Category Early Rate by March 19 After March 19
SEA Member $625.00 $725.00
Non-Member $924.00 $1024.00
International Non-Member $655.00 $755.00
Emeritus Member $275.00 $375.00
Resident, Fellow or Medical Student Member $150.00 $150.00
Resident, Fellow or Medical Student Non-Member $165.00 $165.00
Chief Residents leadership Conference Non-Member $165.00 $165.00


Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3788

Group Rates Available: April 18, 2024 through April 21, 2024
Guest Room Rates: starting from $219 plus tax
Group Block Closes: March 19, 2024
Book your reservations online here.

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Day 1 - Friday, April 19, 2024

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
Networking/Committee Roundtables
8:00am - 8:30am Meeting Welcome Lauren Buhl, MD, PhD
Dante A. Cerza, MD, MACM
8:30am - 9:30am Keynote: Effective Learning Strategies: Strategies for Planning and Reinforcement of Learning Cynthia Nebel, PhD
9:30am - 9:45am Break  
9:45am - 11:15am Workshops: Set 1  
  Workshop A: Debunked Learning Styles…Now What? Using Evidence-Based Instructional Practices to Support Learning Fei Chen, PhD, MEd, MStat
Rachel Moquin, EdD, MA
Lara Zisblatt, EdD, MA, PMME
Amy Miller Juve, Ed.D, M.Ed.
Cullen Jackson, PhD
  Workshop B: Ineffective Feedback as a Symptom of a Sick Culture: Role-Play Your Way to a Safe Learning Environment Bryan Mahoney, M.D.
Olivia K. Kenwell, B.F.A.
Apolonia E. Abramowicz, MD
Darryl Brown, M.D.
  Workshop C: Nice slideDECK!: Using Cognitive Load Theory, Multimedia Visual Design Principles, and Artificial Intelligence to make Stunning Presentations

Heather A. Ballard, MD, MS, FAAP
John D. Mitchell, MD
Mitchell Phillips, MD
Kristin Ondecko Ligda, MD, FASA
Marc Sherwin, MD
Anoop K. Chhina, MD

  Workshop D: Strategies for Academic Promotion: Create your Individualized Action Plan!

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

  Workshop E: The Cognitive Science of Learning: Cognitive Skills for Cognitive Ills

Bridget M. Marroquin, MD, MSHPEd
Ihab R. Kamel, MD, MEHP
Melissa Davidson, MD, MHPE
Yuliana Salamanca-Padilla, MD
Stacy L. Fairbanks, MD

  Workshop F: Training for Uncertainty: Science and Educational Strategies in Graduate Medical Education

Franklyn P. Cladis, MD, MBA, FAAP
Stephanie Black, MD, EdM
Samuel D. Yanofsky, MD, MEd
Kristin Richards, MD

11:15am - 11:30am Break  
11:30am - 12:30pm Keynote: Working Memory Andrew Watson
12:30pm - 1:45pm Lunch and Business Meeting Carol Ann B. Diachun, MD, MSEd
1:45pm - 2:45pm Keynote: Effective Learning Strategies: Strategies for Development of Understanding Cynthia Nebel, PhD
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break  
3:00pm - 4:30pm Workshops: Set 2  
  Workshop A: Cookie-Cutter Education is Crumby: Developing an Individualized Learning Plan to Close Knowledge Gaps

Michael W. Best, MD, FASA
Tram Duran, MD
Stan Alfaras, MD
Phillip S. Adams, DO, FASA

  Workshop B: Enhancing Formative Feedback in the Operating Room Using Simulation Debriefing Techniques to Promote Experiential Learning

Jeffrey Huang, MD, MS, CHSE
Lauren K. Licatino, MD
Garrett W. Burnett, MD
Marc Sherwin, MD
Elvera L. Baron, MD, PhD

  Workshop C: Faculty Development on the Fly: Using the Snippet Format

Mariel Manlapaz, MD
Amy Moore, MEd
Jennifer Katlen, MEd, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, GERO-BC
Ye Rin Koh, MD

  Workshop D: Make Communication Technology Work for You: Optimize Email and Virtual Meeting Tools to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Bryan Mahoney, M.D.
Barbara Orlando, MD, PhD
David Stahl, M.D.
Dharti Patel, M.D.

  Workshop E: Revolutionizing Graduate Medical Education: Infusing the Science of Learning into the Fabric of Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Perioperative Medicine

Rena Gresh, C-TAGME
Kaitlyn Mitchell, MD
Imoh Ikpot, MD
Shante White, MD
Jennifer Riche, MD, MS.
Uzoamaka Odoemena, MD

  Workshop F: Scientific use of Peer Coaching to Promote your Career and your Colleagues.

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

  Workshop G: Self-Determination Theory: Help your Learners Unlock the Drive Within

Wendy Nguyen, MD, MEd
Lisa Sun, MD
Elena Zupfer, MD, MBA
Ilana Fromer, MD
Amanda Dianne Saab, MD
Herodotos Ellinas, MD, MHPE

5:00pm Optional Evening Program
Attend a private performance at BalletX for a minimum $25 contribution to the SEAd Grant. Space is limited!

Day 2 - Saturday, April 20, 2024

Chief Leadership Workshop to be held on Saturday, April 20. View Schedule.

7:00am - 7:45am Breakfast
Networking/Committee Roundtables
7:45am - 8:00am Day 2 Welcome Lauren Buhl, MD, PhD
Dante A. Cerza, MD, MACM
8:00am - 9:00am Keynote John Almarode, PhD
9:00am - 9:15am Break  
9:15am - 10:45am Research Oral Abstract Presentations
Curriculum Oral Abstract Presentations
Moderators: Fei Chen, PhD, MEd, MStat & Heather A. Ballard, MD, MS, FAAP 
10:45am - 11:00am Break  
11:00am - 12:00pm Keynote John Almarode, PhD
12:00pm - 12:15pm Break  
12:30pm - 2:15pm Idea Lab Lunchtime Breakouts
Boxed Lunch Provided

Medical Student

Michael P. Hofkamp, M.D.
John D. Mitchell, MD
Heather A. Ballard, MD, MS, FAAP
  Anatomy and Procedures

David Stahl, M.D.
Bryan Mahoney, M.D.
Sally A. Mitchell, EdD, MMSc
Susie M. Martinelli, MD, FASA

  Faculty Development

Haobo Ma, MD MSc
David A. Young, MD MEd MBA FASA
Titilopemi Aina-Jones, MD, MPH
Viji Kurup, MD


Rachel Moquin, EdD, MA
Fei Chen, PhD, MEd, MStat
Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD, MHA, FASA

2:15pm - 2:30pm Break  
2:30pm - 3:45pm Moderated Poster Session  
3:45pm - 4:00pm Break  
4:00pm - 5:30pm Workshops: Set 3  
  Workshop A: Coaching through Change: Science, Sense and Sensibility

Lisa Caplan, MD, FASA
Danielle Saab, MD
Susan Smith, MD
Ike Eriator, MD MPH MBA

  Workshop B: Everyone, Yes, EVERYONE, Can Master That Skill! Teaching Techniques to Promote Mastery Learning

Erin Toaz, MD
K Karisa Walker, MD, MEd
Mali Hetmaniuk, MD
Heather A. Ballard, MD, MS, FAAP
Divya Dixit, MD
David A. Young, MD MEd MBA FASA

  Workshop C: From 'Huh?' to 'Aha!': Polishing Your Educator Toolkit with Data Science Skills You Never Knew You Needed

Lawrence F. Chu, MD, MS (BCHM), MS (Epidemiology)
Bhoumesh Patel, MD
Janak Chandrasoma, MD
Alex J. Goodell, MD
Christine Park, MD
Viji Kurup, MD

  Workshop D: Making Numbers and Words from Surveys Count

Aileen M. Adriano, MD
Pedro Tanaka, MD

  Workshop E: The Science of Learning: Updating your Passive Didactic Session to Facilitate Learning

Leila Zuo, MD
Titilopemi Aina-Jones, MD, MPH
Melanie Liu, MD
Vidya T. Raman, MD, MBA, FASA, FAAP
Mirjana Vustar, MD

  Workshop F: There is NOT an Imposter Among Us: Recognizing Self-Doubt and Arming Yourself against Saboteurs

Kristin Ondecko Ligda, MD, FASA
Danielle Zheng, MD, PhD
Lauren K. Licatino, MD
Teeda Pinyavat, MD

  Workshop G: Utilizing the CV to Mitigate Bias in Academic Faculty Hiring

Laura M. Pinault, MD
Tracey Straker, MD MS MPH CBA FASA
Marie Angele Theard, MD

5:30pm - 6:30pm President's Cocktail Hour & SEA Member Celebration  

Day 3 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

7:00am - 8:15am

Networking/Committee Roundtables

8:15am - 9:45am

Using Simulation and Cognitive Interviewing to Assess Physician Performance and Decision-Making Panel

Meredith Kingeter, MD
Tram Duran, MD
Megan Salwei
Matthew B. Weinger
9:45am - 10:00am Break  
10:00am - 11:00am Keynote Andrew Watson
11:00am - 11:15am Break  
11:15am - 12:15pm Award Presentations (SEAd Grant, Philip Liu, HVO Fellowships)  
12:15pm - 1:15pm Best of Year

Lara Zisblatt, EdD, MA, PMME
Fei Chen, PhD, MEd, MStat
Rachel Moquin, EdD, MA
Dawn Dillman, MD
Danielle Saab, MD