The 12th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium was held at the Fluno Center July 13-14, 2012. 130 national and international attendees and faculty gathered for two days of education on current research of the voice and larynx. Nine vendors had displays in the exhibit hall and the course was sponsored by two educational grants. Kudos to Planning Committee members (Diane Bless, Seth Dailey, Charles Ford, Tim McCulloch and Susan Thibeault) and Nichole Rauch, Medical Program Assistant in Otolaryngology, for their outstanding work coordinating the course.
More than 175 participants, sharing simulation ideas and information, descended upon the HSLC and the Sim Center on July 12 and 13th for the Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Midwest Regional meeting. The inspiring introduction featured Thomas Doyle, Chief Learning Officer of CAE Healthcare, Robert Golden, Donna Katen-Bahensky, and Ron Sliwinski. Carla Pugh gave the Keynote Address: “Advancing Healthcare Quality Through Formative and Summative Assessment.” Participants toured the UW Health Clinical Simulation Center. UW Health shined everywhere!
Jacquelynn Arbuckle was selected to be a faculty mentor in the new SMPH Academic & Career Advising Program (ACAP). She will help build this new program created to strengthen medical student mentoring and Learning Communities.
David Wahlberg and John Hart from the Wisconsin State Journal were here last week to interview Lisseth Salgado Garcia, a little girl from Nicaragua with a rare condition that requires plastic surgery. They interviewed Delora Mount and John Siebert, as well as Dr. Rugama from Nicaragua. Their story will focus on Eduplast efforts in Nicaragua and is a follow-up to the WSJ’s trip with our plastic surgeons and Eduplast last October.
The Plastic Surgery and General Surgery Clinics at 1 S. Park will be recognized with UW Health’s first Patient Experience Clinic/Outpatient Champion Award at the Ambulatory Recognition Celebration on Wednesday, July 25 at Bridges Golf Course. Congratulations and thank you to the hard working, effective teams working at these two sites. You help create a remarkable experience for our patients!
Gretchen Schwarze was appointed to the Society of University Surgeons Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee for a renewable one-year term through 2014.