CMS Hosts April 12 Boston Simulation Community Meeting

Boston Simulation Community
Monthly Meeting
April 12, 2016 5:30-7:00PM

Center for Medical Simulation
100 1st Ave, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02129

Please join us Tuesday, April 12, 2016 5:30-7:00PM for the Boston Simulation Community Meeting hosted at the Center for Medical Simulation by Roxane Gardner and colleagues. CMS is located within the historic Charlestown Navy Yard at 100 First Avenue, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02129. Click here for directions.

At this meeting, we will learn about Obstetrical Crisis Checklists. Presenters: Alex Hannenberg, MD and Heidi Angle, MD NCMP of Newton Wellesley Hospital will discuss their journey from OR to OB crisis checklists for labor and delivery, including their process of identifying topics and content for the checklists with an interprofessional workgroup. They welcome ideas and suggestions as to the best use of simulation to evaluate, refine, train and means by which to disseminate the OB crisis checklists.

Alexander A. Hannenberg, MDAlexander A. Hannenberg, MD. Dr. Hannenberg served as the 74th president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) in 2010. He began his volunteerism with ASA as a delegate from Massachusetts in 1987. In 2004, ASA created a new officer position, the Vice President for Professional Affairs with oversight of activities in governmental affairs, economics, practice management, patient safety and professional standards. Dr. Hannenberg was the first individual elected to this position, which he held for four years. He led ASA’s efforts to create performance measures for Medicare’s physician quality program and to establish the Anesthesia Quality Institute and its National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry. He has twice chaired the AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement’s Anesthesiology & Critical Care workgroup. Recently, he founded and became president of the ASA Charitable Foundation and leads the ASA campaign for Lifebox.

He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the ASA Charitable Foundation, the Anesthesia Quality Institute, and the Council on Surgical & Perioperative Safety. He is a founding Director of the Lifebox Foundation US, a global health organization focused on improving surgical safety worldwide and a faculty member at Ariadne Labs, a joint innovation center sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. In 2013, he was appointed to the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He was a senior examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology and remains active in the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists and at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in suburban Boston, where he has practiced for over twenty years and chaired its Physician-Hospital Organization for a decade. Dr. Hannenberg is Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

Dr. Hannenberg is a native of Brooklyn, New York and was educated at Vassar College and Tufts University School of Medicine before completing his anesthesia training at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital.

Heidi S. Angle, MD NCMPHeidi S. Angle, MD NCMP. Dr. Angle is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Virginia. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and joined Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1994.

Dr. Angle is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and was credentialed as a Certified Menopause Practitioner by the North American Menopause Society in 2011.

Dr. Angle is a busy private practice obstetrician who feels fortunate to have been part of the same practice for over twenty years. It is not uncommon for Dr Angle or one of her seven partners to experience an emergency on the labor floor. She is therefore thrilled to be collaborating with Dr Hannenberg and members of her department on this important project.

Upcoming Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

  • May 10, 2016: Location: Center for Medical Simulation – Simulation to Improve Trainee Knowledge and Comfort about Twin Vaginal Birth, Presenter: Sarah Rae Easton, MD MFM Fellow at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • June 14, 2016: Location: Massachusetts General Hospital – Heart rate monitoring as a surrogate marker for stress and/or competence, Presenter: Roy Phitayakorn, MD MHPE (MEd) FACS at Massachusetts General Hospital

About The Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

The meetings provide a friendly and informal venue for simulation educators and researchers to present work-in-progress, problem solve and share best practices, acquaint each other with relevant ideas from other disciplines and connect with others. We generally (but not always) meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please join us!