Speakers for 2014

Catherine Reinis Lucey, MDCatherine Reinis Lucey, MD

Catherine Reinis Lucey, MD, is vice dean for education at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She directs the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education programs of the School of Medicine and the Office of Medical Education. Dr. Lucey comes to UCSF from Ohio State University where she was vice dean for education for the College of Medicine and associate vice president for health sciences education for the Office of Health Sciences.

She is a member of the AAMC MR5 committee, charged with overseeing the revision of the Medical College Admission Test process. Dr. Lucey completed her residency in internal medicine, including service as chief resident, at the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital, after earning her medical degree from the Northwestern University School of Medicine. Dr. Lucey will speak about MOOCs and health professions Education.


Manny Dominguez, PhDManny Dominguez, PhD

Manny Dominguez, PhD, is Deputy Chief Learning Officer (DCLO) for the Veterans Health Administration, Employee Education System (EES). Dr. Dominguez has several responsibilities in EES. Among them are overseeing e-learning and information technology business lines to advance the EES mission by providing dynamic learning and developing a high-performance VHA workforce. He is also responsible for the management and oversight of VHA’s clinical Simulation, Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) program, a national program for advancing clinical simulation training, education and research across VHA.

His current vision and projects underway will be to centralize all VHA medical simulation training and operations online via a SimLEARN Portal and SimLEARN University online. In addition, he is building the next VA hospital, which will reside entirely online, the VA Virtual Medical Center. Other projects underway include building a VHA National Simulation Network (NSN) and an ERP implementation to name a few. Dr. Dominguez will speak about the VA Virtual Medical Center - Setting a Vision for a Virtual Healthcare Campus for Our Veterans.

Dr. Jonathan FryerJonathan Fryer, MD

Dr. Jonathan Fryer is a Professor of Surgery and Director of the Liver transplant program at Northwestern University. Dr. Fryer’s major career focus is in Surgical Education. He has served in the positions of Associate Program Director and Program Director for the General Surgery residency program at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University since 2007. He has been awarded multiple Excellence in Teaching Awards. He has served as an Examiner for the ABS Qualifying exam and as a Consultant for the ABS Certifying exam. He is currently working with the ABS and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) to develop a certifying exam for Transplant Surgery fellowship training. He has worked with the ASTS in several other educational endeavors including development of an online curriculum and clinical milestones for transplant surgery fellowship, and establishing national guidelines for enhancing the educational experience for residents rotating on transplant surgery services.  

Dr. Fryer will speak about Documenting Resident Progression towards Independence in the Operating Room.

Paul Sergeant, MD, PhD

Paul Sergeant is full professor in surgery at the KU Leuven University in Belgium. He has an extensive clinical activity as cardiothoracic surgeon at the University Hospital. His academic task is the mathematical approach of Medicine. He has a major interest in the creation but also in the storage and distribution of knowledge. He has organized 480 three-day proctoring seminars on off-pump coronary surgery and has studied the impact (or lack) off traditional proctoring. His experience in distribution includes the creation of e-learning modules in 9 languages.  He has been active in scientific organizations for three decades and has been past President of the European Association of Cardio-thoracic Surgery and CTSNet (worldwide community of distribution of knowledge in CT surgery). Through his proctoring experience he studied the science of learning and has created the first MOOC for blended and distributed technical skills learning in cardiac surgery. He has scholars in his MOOC  from 28 different countries.  Learn more.