CMS Hosts Boston Simulation Community Monthly Meeting On Oct 14th

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Boston Simulation Community Monthly Meeting

October 14, 2014 5:30-7:00PM

Please join us on October 14, 2014 5:30-7:00PM for the Boston Simulation Community Meeting hosted by the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) at 100 First Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts 02129. Click here for Directions to CMS.

At this meeting, we will learn about “Using physiological monitoring as a surrogate for emotional activation during OR team simulation.” Presenters are Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE (MEd) FACS and Emil Petrusa, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery and the MGH Learning Laboratory.

Roy Phitayacorn, MDDr. Roy Phitayakorn completed his residency training in general surgery at Case Western Reserve University in 2009 and completed an endocrine surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Surgery with a clinical practice in general surgery and endocrine surgery. Dr. Phitayakorn is also the Faculty Lead for Strategic Initiatives and Operations at the MGH Learning Laboratory and the Director of Surgical Education Research and Remediation for the MGH Department of Surgery. Dr. Phitayakorn also has a Masters degree in Medical Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago (MHPE). His MHPE thesis was on phone communication preferences of general surgery residents and attendings and won the best thesis award in 2007 and also best presentation at the 2008 MHPE medical education conference. Finally, Dr. Phitayakorn is an external consultant for the American Board of Surgery and a faculty member for several national medical education courses and institutions including the Harvard Macy Institute, the ACS Surgeons as Educators course, and the Institute of Medical Simulation.

Emil PetrusaDr. Emil Petrusa has a PhD in educational psychology. He joined the MGH Department of Surgery and Learning Laboratory in 2012 as a senior educational researcher. Prior positions included a faculty member in the Department of Medicine and the Office of Educational Development at UTMB in Galveston, TX, associate dean for medical education at Duke and director of the Office for Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt. His research has focused on learner assessment, particularly with simulation.

Upcoming Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

Alan Merry, MDNovember 20, 2014 (Thursday): @ CMS:  “Lifebox, the WHO Surgical Checklist, and Surgical Site Infection Reduction—implications for Simulation.” Presenter: Alan Merry, University of Auckland, Department of Anesthesia. Lifebox ( is attempting to address poor surgical care in low income countries by a combination of distributing fit-for-purpose oximeters and education, including education in the World Health Organization Checklist. Lifebox attempts to address the global crisis in surgical safety with a focus on low income countries has applications for high income countries as well. (Alan Merry is a simulation and patent safety leader in New Zealand and internationally.)

IMSH_NewOrleans2015_FinalDecember 16, 2014 (third Tuesday): Location TBA – Preview and peer feedback on International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare presentations.

Community Notices

About Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

The Boston Simulation Community Research and Education 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.  The meetings are generally held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please join us!

For more information about the meetings contact:

Jenny W. Rudolph, PhD
Center for Medical Simulation
Director, IMS Advanced Programs
+ 617/726-3113

The Center for Medical Simulation is located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard at 100 First Avenue, 4th floor, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02129-2011.

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