2023 Education Conference and Celebration Schedule

Conference Date: Friday, March 24th, 2023
Armstrong Medical Education Building
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Conference will be offered in a combination of in-person sessions and virtual sessions via Zoom (this may change with university policies)

Morning Sessions

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. EST

Welcome - Welcome and Plenary Address will be offered in-person in Strauch Auditorium and virtually via Zoom

Zoom Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/98712869626

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. EST
Benjamin Kinnear, MD, MEd

Plenary Address: Benjamin Kinnear, MD, MEd
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Hospital Medicine
Associate Program Director for the Med-Peds and Internal Medicine Residency Programs
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Topic: Humans are not Bread: Making the Case for Competency-Based Time-Variable Training

Dr. 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 PhD student at Maastricht University’s School of Health Professions Education where he is studying validity argumentation and argumentation theory.

10:30 - 12:00 p.m. EST

Oral Abstract Presentations - Offered in-person in Strauch Auditorium and virtually via Zoom

Facilitator: Fasika A. Woreta, MD, MPH

Zoom Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/98712869626

Abstract Booklet

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Lunch and Awards Presentations - Offered in-person in Strauch Auditorium and virtually via Zoom

Zoom Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/98712869626

Afternoon Sessions


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

Paper Presentations - Offered virtually via Zoom

Virtual Room 1:
Moderator: Ashley Paul, MD
Zoom Link: https://JHUBlueJays.zoom.us/j/93377438769?pwd=OXJoaTlFUDluZU1rYVhPYmZzK0FkQT09

Abstract Booklet

Virtual Room 2: 
Moderator: Fasika Woreta, MD, MPH
Zoom Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/93446247939

Abstract Booklet

Our thanks to this year's Abstract Review Committee

Fasika A. Woreta, MD, MPH, (Chair) Associate Professor, Ophthalmology; Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program, JHUSOM

  • Muhammad Ali, MBBS, Department of Ophthalmology, JHUSOM
  • Belinda Chen, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor, Medicine; Director, Faculty Development Programs in Curriculum Development, JHBMC
  • W. Christopher Golden, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, JHUSOM; Director, Pediatrics Basic Clerkship; Medical Director, Newborn Nursery, JHH
  • Scott Lifchez, MD, Associate Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Director, Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery Service, JHBMC
  • Silka C. Patel, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Gynecology and Obstetrics; Director, Medical Student Clerkship, JHUSOM
  • Ashley M. Paul, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology, JHUSOM
  • Laura M. Wake MD, Assistant Professor, Pathology; Co-Director of the Education Advisory Committee, Department of Pathology, JHUSOM
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST

Workshops (Choose One) - Offered in-person only

Maximizing Education and Operational Efficiency: Considerations and Strategies for the Future - AMEB, Room 270

  • Faculty:
    • Renee Blanding, MD, MPH
    • Karan Desai, MD, MPH, MS

Foundations of Educational Leadership - AMEB, Room 370

  • Faculty:
    • Rachel Levine, MD, MPH
    • Danelle Cayea, MD, MS
    • Marquita Genies, MD, MPH
    • Nicole Shilkofski, MD, MEd
    • Fasika Woreta, MD, MPH
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST

Educational Scholarship Shark Tank - Offered in-person in Strauch Auditorium and virtually via Zoom

Zoom Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/98712869626

Finalists will be selected to present proposals to our panel of Education Scholarship Sharks, who may distribute $10,000. The best proposal may get it all, the money may be divided among projects, or it may not be given at all!


  • Jessica Bienstock, MD, MPH
  • Rita D'Aoust, PhD
  • Christopher Golden, MD
  • Pamela Lipsett, MD, MHPE, FACS, FCCM
  • Scott Wright, MD

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