David A. Cook, MD, MHPE

Dr. Cook is Professor of Medicine and Medical Education in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Director of Education Science in the Mayo Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science, and Associate Director for Mayo Clinic Online Learning. Dr. Cook received a B.S. in chemistry from Utah State University and an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before coming to the Mayo Clinic, where he completed residency in Internal Medicine, a fellowship in General Internal Medicine, and joined the staff in 2004. He subsequently completed a Masters degree in Health Professions Education through the University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Medical Education.

Dr. Cook's research interests include the theory and design of online learning and other educational technologies, the quality of medical education research methods and reporting, clinical reasoning, and assessment of clinical performance. Dr. Cook will speak about Electronic tools to support point-of-care learning, Continuous Professional Development and Maintenance of Certification.

Teodor Grantcharov MD, PhD

Dr. Grantcharov completed his surgical training at the University of Copenhagen, and a doctoral degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and holds the Keenan Chair in Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Simulation and Surgical Safety. Dr. Grantcharov’s clinical interest is the area of minimally invasive surgery, with a focus on foregut disease including cancer and bariatric surgery.

Dr. Grantcharov’s area of academic interest is in the field of surgical innovation, surgical education and patient safety. He has become internationally recognized as a leader in this area with his work on curriculum design, assessment of competence and impact of surgical performance on clinical outcomes. Dr. Grantcharov developed the surgical black box concept, which aims to transform the safety culture in medicine and introduce modern safety management systems in the high-risk operating room environment.