2024 Education Conference and Celebration Schedule

Conference Date: Friday, March 22nd, 2024
Armstrong Medical Education Building
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Conference will be blended in-person and via Zoom

Morning Sessions

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

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

Zoom Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/91226961549

  • Joseph Cofrancesco, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Director, Institute for Excellence in Education; Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education Professor of Medicine, JHUSOM; Professor, Acute and Chronic Care, JHUSON
  • Theodore L. DeWeese, M,D., Dean of the Medical Faculty, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, JHUSOM
  • Roy C. Ziegelstein, M.D., M.A.C.P., Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr., Professor of Medicine; Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Education; Vice Dean for Education, JHUSOM
  • Rita D’Aoust, PhD, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, JHUSON
  • Laura Morlock, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Health Policy and Management, BSPH
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. EDT
Dr. Dade

Plenary Address: William A. McDade, MD, PhD
Chief for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Topic: DEI in Graduate Medical Education

William A. McDade, MD, PhD is the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, leading the ACGME’s internal and external diversity and inclusion activities. He focuses on national initiatives to diversify and include underrepresented groups throughout the medical education continuum with the goal of providing physicians with the knowledge and skills required to serve the American public in humanistic environments where clinician and patient well-being is promoted. He came to the ACGME from Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer. Prior to his appointment at Ochsner, Dr. McDade was professor of anesthesia and critical care at the University of Chicago, where he completed terms as Deputy Provost for Research and Minority Issues and as Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs at the Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. McDade has served on the ACGME Board of Directors, as a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and as a member of the US Department of Education’s National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation. He is a former member of the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees and has served on the Joint Commission Executive Committee. He has served on the Coalition for Physician Accountability, and has served as President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of both the Illinois State Medical Society and the Chicago Medical Society. A recipient of the 2012 Chicago Medical Society Physician of the Year Award, Dr. McDade was named a senior scholar at the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence in 2013, and in 2016, was recognized by the University of Chicago Alumni Association for Distinguished Service.

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

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

Moderator: Julia F. Shalen, MD
Presentation Booklet
Zoom Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/91226961549

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

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

Zoom Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/91226961549

Afternoon Sessions


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

Virtual Poster Presentations - Offered via Zoom

Zoom Room 1
Moderators: Julia Shalen, MD, MAEd and Zainab Kahn, MD
Abstract Booklet
Zoom Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/96916057650?pwd=NmR2RG5mOFVUU1BobUVCYVFjUnI3Zz09

Zoom Room 2
Moderator: Tina Zhang, MD
Abstract Booklet
Zoom Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/8652672966

Abstract Review Committee

  • Julia Shalen, MD, MAEd, (Chair) Assistant Professor, Co-Director, Medical Education Pathway, Pediatrics, 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
  • Tai Hairston MD, Fellow, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatrics, JHUSOM
  • Zainab Khan, MD, Resident, Pediatrics, JHUSOM
  • 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, Clerkship Director, Neurology Core Clerkship Neurology, JHUSOM
  • Tina Zhang, MD, Assistant Professor, Co-director, Medical Education Pathway, Medicine, JHUSOM
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EDT

Workshops (Choose Only One)

1) Using a Competency Framework for the Career Development and Advancement of Educators
- Offered in-person only in AMEB 270

  • Faculty:
    • Rachel B. Levine, MD, MPH
    • Joseph Cofrancesco Jr, MD, MPH, FACP

2) Zoom or Live? Individual or group? Standardized questions or open?: interviewing strategies for the 21st Century
- Offered via Zoom only

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

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

Zoom Link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/91226961549

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!


  • Rita D'Aoust, PhD
  • Pamela Lipsett, MD, MHPE, FACS, FCCM
  • Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd
  • Scott Wright, MD
  • Roy C. Ziegelstein, MD, MACP

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