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2023: Dr. Ben Kinnear, MD

“Competency-Based Education as a Path to Societal Trust”

Dr. Ben Kinnear is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Medicine at University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is Associate Program Director for the Med-Peds and Internal Medicine residency programs, helping to lead quality improvement curricula, the Medical Education Pathway for residents, and competency-based assessment initiatives. Ben obtained his Master of Medical Education from University of Cincinnati in 2018 and completed a one-year research fellowship with the Education Research Scholars Program at Cincinnati Children’s in 2020. In 2020 he was selected for the Macy Faculty Scholars Program, during which he piloted competency-based time-variable training in the UC internal medicine residency program. He is currently a Ph.D. student at Maastricht University’s School of Health Professions Education, studying validity argumentation and argumentation theory.

2022: Dr. Lorelei Lingard, PhD

“Story, not Study: How to write a manuscript that readers can’t put down!”

Professor Lorelei Lingard is an internationally recognized researcher in the study of communication and collaboration on healthcare teams. She is Professor in the Department of Medicine, and Senior Scientist at the Centre for Education Research & Innovation, both at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.

With a PhD in Rhetoric, Professor Lingard brings a unique approach to the field of health professions education research. For more than 20 years, she has studied the communication practices of clinical teams and developed evidence-based educational initiatives to improve teamwork. She is a leading qualitative researcher, a committed mentor and teacher, and a prolific scholar with more than 250 peer reviewed publications. In 2018, Professor Lingard was awarded the highest international honor in her scientific field, the Karolinska Prize for Research in Medical Education. In 2021 she was made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for her contributions to Canadian medical education.

Professor Lingard is also internationally known for her educational efforts to help health researchers and clinical scholars become better writers. Her popular Writing Masterclass courses and her new book –“Story, not Study”, published in 2021 by Springer Nature Press – help scholars improve their chances of publication success. She is happiest when she is at her own kitchen table, writing!

2021: Katherine Chretien, MD, FACP

“Tweet, Swipe, Post: Social Media in Medical Education”

Katherine Chretien, M.D., Named Assistant Dean for Student Affairs | The School of Medicine & Health SciencesDr. Katherine Chretien is Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and Hospitalist Physician at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. At GW SMHS, she co-chairs the school’s Wellness Committee and oversees the Office of Financial Aid and the Office for Student Professional Enrichment that administers the Scholarly Concentration Program. Dr. Chretien is student engagement co-lead at Aquifer (formerly MedU). She is President of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. Her academic work centers on medical education, social media in medicine, and narrative medicine.

Dr. Chretien graduated from Brown University and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is the recipient of the Charles H. Griffith III Educational Research Award from CDIM and the Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association. She is founder and editor of the blog Mothers in Medicine and is a freelance writer, formerly on the Board of Contributors at USA TODAY, as well as writing for Disney and Her first book, Mothers in Medicine: Career, Practice, and Life Lessons Learned was published by Springer in 2018.


Cancelled due to COVID-19

2019: Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE, FAAP

“Building, Sustaining, and Evolving a Vital Career in Medical Education”

Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE, FAAP is a Professor of Pediatrics and a pediatric hospital​ist at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, where she is the Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  Dr. Fromme has served in undergraduate and graduate medical education roles throughout her career, and she obtained a Master in Health Professions Education in 2009.  She is the Director of Faculty Development in Medical Education at the University of Chicago, while also holding numerous leadership roles in the development of medical educators across the UME, GME and CME continuum at the local and national levels. For the past six years, she has led and taught in the Advancing Pediatric Educator eXcellence (APEX) Teaching Program for pediatric hospitalists. She has received numerous awards from students and residents, locally and nationally, for her teaching.

2018: Grace Huang, MD

The Power of the “Pen”: Why Writing Can Transform Your Career”

Grace S. Huang, MD - Beth Israel DeaconessDr. Huang is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  She is the Editor-in-Chief of MedEdPORTAL, the open-access journal of teaching and learning resources of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  She serves on the editorial boards of Academic Medicine and Simulation in Healthcare. She is also Vice Chair for Mentoring for the Department of Medicine. She oversees the Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development, and directs a yearlong fellowship in medical education and co-directs the BIDMC Academy.  She is also an associate program director for the internal medicine residency at BIDMC, overseeing competency assessment.