2017 NEGEA Annual Conference

Conference Learning Objectives

At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:
  • Describe alternative conceptual frameworks and multiple assessment methods of the learning environment and its role in one’s own educational domain;
  • Discuss opportunities for enhancing self-care and resilience of health care providers across the continuum of medical education;
  • Explain the importance of inclusion and diversity for achieving educational excellence;
  • Identify educational research and innovations currently occurring across the continuum of medical education;
  • Develop strategies for implementing educational innovations;
  • Identify further opportunities for collaboration, networking, and professional relationships.

Plenary Sessions

Plenary #1  
"The Learning Environment as the Context for and Target of Change"

Larry D. Gruppen, PhD 

Larry D. Gruppen, PhD

Thursday, May 4, 2017 
5 PM
Larry Gruppen is Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School, where he directs the competency-based Master in Health Professions Education program. His research interests center around the development of expertise, knowledge and performance assessment, self-regulated learning, and educational leadership development. He has held the offices of president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education and chair of the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) Central Group on Educational Affairs. He was also the founding Chair of the AAMC’s Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program. He has over 135 peer-reviewed publications on a variety of topics in medical education and presents regularly at national and international professional meetings. He was recognized for career productivity by the AAMC’s Central Group for Educational Affairs’ Medical Education Laureate Award, the 2015 John P. Hubbard Award from the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Merrel Flair Award from the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs

Plenary Session Description and Learning Objectives


Plenary #2
 "Kayaking in Rough Waters: What Health Care Institutions Should be Doing to Promote Resilience and Well-Being"

Ronald M. Epstein 

Ronald M. Epstein, MD
Friday, May 5, 2017
8:30 AM

For over 25 years, Dr. Ron Epstein has been devoted to promoting physician self-awareness, mindfulness and effective communication to improve the patient-physician relationship, physician resilience and quality of care. Clinically, he practices outpatient family medicine and inpatient palliative care. He has developed educational innovative programs in mindful practice, communication skills, the patient-physician relationship, physician self-awareness and assessment of professional competence. His current research is on improving communication about prognosis and treatment choices in cancer settings. He directs the Center for Communication and Disparities Research and co-directs the Deans Teaching Fellowship program and Mindful Practice Programs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where he is Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Medicine (Palliative Care). A graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Epstein is recipient of the Lynn Payer Award from the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, the Humanism in Medicine Award from the New York Academy of Medicine; a Fulbright scholarship at the Institute for Health Studies in Barcelona and a visiting fellowship at the University of Sydney. He has published over 250 articles and book chapters. His book, Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity, will be released in January 2017.

Plenary Session Description and Learning Objectives

Plenary #3
" Inclusion and Diversity for Excellence -
Looking Beyond Social Accountability"

Gurdeep, Parhar, MD 

Dr. Gurdeep Parhar
Saturday, May 6, 2017
8 AM

Dr. Gurdeep Parhar is the Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Partnerships and Professionalism for University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine. UBC is Canada’s second biggest Faculty of Medicine and is a medical school distributed over 4 campuses on the west coast of Canada with about 1200 medical students, 1200 medical residents, 1600 graduate students and programs in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, midwifery, speech/audiology, medical lab science and medical genetics counseling.His role as Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Partnerships and Professionalism combines two portfolios in the Faculty of Medicine for which he had previously been responsible for: Executive Associate Dean –Clinical Affairs and Associate Dean –Equity and Professionalism.Until March 2015, Dr. Parhar served as the Acting Associate Vice President –Equity and Inclusion for the University of British Columbia.Previously, Dr. Parhar served as Co-Acting Head and Associate Head of the UBC Department of Family Practice. Dr. Parhar’s clinical practice focuses on immigrants, refugees, workers’ health and patients with severe disabilities.  His teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate programs includes: professionalism, equity, cultural safety, psychosocial aspects of healthcare, and medical disability.  He is currently the principal investigator on educational innovation grants employing interprofessional models to address issues important to underserved populations, particularly Indigenous peoples, immigrants, refugees and those belonging to lower socio-economic communities.For MD Curriculum Renewal, Dr. Parhar chaired the Working Group on Social Responsibility and Accountability.Dr. Parhar also chaired the development of Professionalism Standards for Faculty and Learners in Medicine and Dentistry.He served as the national Co-Chair for the Group on Equity, Diversity and Gender (EDG) for the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and currently serves as the national Co-Chair of the Professionalism Group for the Faculties of Medicine of Canada. 

Plenary Session Description and Learning Objectives

Plenary #2:  "The Learning Environment as the Context for and Target of Change"
Plenary #2:  "The Learning Environment as the Context for and Target of Change"
Pre-Conference Events: May 3rd and May 4th
2017 Annual Conference 
Starts: Thursday, May 4 the at 5 pm
Adjourns: Saturday, May 6th at 1:30 pm
Pre-Conference Events: May 3rd and May 4th
2017 Annual Conference 
Starts: Thursday, May 4 the at 5 pm
Adjourns: Saturday, May 6th at 1:30 pm



The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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