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NEGEA Annual Retreat April 17- 18, 2015

UMass Chan Medical School (UMass Chan) is delighted to host the 2015 Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) Annual Retreat on April 17-18. 2015. The 2015 Retreat theme is:

Advancing Medical Education: Aligning Teaching and Technology with Learning and Practice.

The medical school  is in Worcester, Massachusetts, equidistant from Boston and Providence. Worcester is New England's second largest city.  Once a major center for industrial manufacturing, the city is now a biotech and health hub.  The medical school and UMass Memorial Health Care are the city's largest employers.

Registration is now open.

Program Learning Objectives

At the end of the meeting, participants will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the role of cognitive errors in clinical medicine and in medical education
  2. Describe educational research and innovations currently occurring across the continuum of medical education
  3. Discuss strategies for implementing educational innovations at one's own institution
  4. Collaborate, network, and develop professional relationships 

Keynote Address

Plenary I
Friday, April 17, 2015
9:00-10:00 AM

"Teaching the Scarecrow: Critical Thinking to Improve Clinical Decision Making"
Pat Croskerry, MD, PhD
Dalhousie University

Dr. Croskerry is an experimental psychologist and an Emergency Medicine physician internationally known as an expert in the role of cognitive errors and diagnostic errors and lapses in patient safety.  He is a professor in Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Croskerry CV 2014.pdf


Special Guest
Saturday, April 18, 2015
8:00 AM

Maryellen E. Gusic, MD
Chief Medical Education Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges

Dr. Gusic

Chief Medical Education Officer Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, leads AAMC efforts to advance medical education and inspire learners to serve the public, promote health, and improve care.  In this role, Dr. Gusic and her team focus on initiatives to advance competency-based medical education, interprofessional education across the continuum, and programs that support learners, educators, and educational leaders and administrators.  During the 2015 NEGEA Annual Retreat, Dr. Gusic will provide us with an update on AAMC initiatives and programs.
Gusic bio 2014


Plenary II
Saturday, April 18, 2015
8:30-9:30 AM

Jonathan Amiel, MD
Boyd Richards, PhD

”Focus on Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA)”


Dr. Jonathan Amiel is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Associate Dean for Curriculum Affairs at Columbia Univeristy College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Attending Psychiatrist at the New York state Psychiatric Institute and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Richards is professor of medical education (in Pediatrics) and vice president of education, research and evaluation at Columbia University Medical Center.