5th Annual Faculty Development Conference

Friday, September 30, 2016    


Dana Center at Maine Medical Center

7:30- 8:00 AM Breakfast and Registration Dana Lobby
8:00- 9:00 AM


Plenary Lecture

Cognitive Errors in Healthcare

Marjorie Stiegler, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

University of North Carolina

Dana Auditorium
9:00- 9:15 AM Break – Transition to Workshops
9:15- 11:15 AM Setting Goals and Expectations*

Bob Bing-You, MD


Dana Room #2

9:15- 10:15 AM Mindfulness in Teaching

Joe Dreher, MD

Dana Room #3
10:30- 11:30 AM Program Directors Workshop

Kalli Varaklis, MD

Dana Room #4
10:30- 11:30 AM Mentors and Mentoring

Jo Linder, MD; Vicki Hayes, MD;

Denham Ward, MD, PhD

Dana Room #3
11:30- 1:00 PM Lunch and Posters


Dana Lobby
1:00- 2:00 PM Workshops  
  New Stuff in Teaching

Three “MED TED” Talks

Dina McKelvy – Medical Humanities

E. Sue Rose – What You Need to Know About Social Media

Jordan Peck – Operational Excellence

Dana #4
  Mindfulness in Teaching

Joe Dreher, MD

Dana #3
2:00 – 3:00 Workshop
  Resilience after Adverse Events

Marjorie Stiegler, MD



*This workshops can be counted towards completion of the MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence (MITE) General Teaching Certificate program.


Keynote Speaker


Dr. Marjorie Stiegler received her medical degree from Emory University and her residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She completed several months of simulation training at the Harvard Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) in Boston, is a graduate of the Institute of Medical Simulation Instructor Training course, and has ongoing collaborations with CMS leaders on educational and research endeavors.  Before joining UNC, she was a faculty member at UCLA, where she also completed a fellowship in medical education.  At UNC, she is the director and co-founder of CAPSEL, and is a member of the Resident Education Committee and Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Committee.  Dr. Stiegler serves nationally on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Patient Safety and Education Committee, and the Anesthesiology Quality Institute Committee for the Anesthesia Incident Reporting System.  Dr. Stiegler is a Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Grant recipient, has been a plenary session and highlighted speaker at top meetings including the PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesia and the ASA Annual Meeting. She speaks widely on topics of patient safety, simulation, and medical decision-making.

Contact information:

Majorie Podraza Stiegler, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of North Caroling, Chapel Hill
N2198 Unc Hospitals Cb# 7010
Chapel Hill, NC  27599
(919) 966-8596

2016 Conference Materials (pdfs)


Denham Ward, MD

Denham Ward, MD

Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology, TUSM
Emeritus Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology
University of Rochester, Rochester NY
Co-Director of The Academy

Dr. Ward received his BS(EE) from the University of Maine and his Ph.D. from UCLA in System Science. His medical degree is from the University of Miami where he did an internal medicine internship. He completed his anesthesiology residency at UCLA where he remained on the faculty. While at UCLA, he served as the residency program director. In 1992, he moved to the University of Rochester to become Chair of the Anesthesiology department. He also served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development – Medical Education and directed several medical school basic science courses. In 2011, Dr. Ward “semi-retired” to his family home in Bowdoinham. He also serves on the Admissions committee for the Maine Track and on the Institutional Faculty Promotions Committee.

Contact Information:

Email: dward2@mmc.org

Dr. Bob Bing-You, MD, MEd, MBAM

Dr. Bob Bing-You, MD, MEd, MBAM

Vice President of Medical Education, Maine Medical Center
Co-Director of The Academy

Dr. Bing-You is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training here at Maine Medical Center, followed by a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology. He then went on to obtain a Masters in Adult Education at the University of Southern Maine. For eight years, Dr. Bing-You served as Residency Program Director and Clerkship Director for the Department of Internal Medicine. He has been active at the leadership level of several educational committees, such as MMC Graduate Medical Education Committee, C.M.E. Advisory Committee, Maine Track Admissions Subcommittee, GME Planning Committee, and Master Teacher Peer Review Committee, to name a few.

Dr. Bing-You practices at Maine Medical Partners Endocrinology and Diabetes Center, located in Scarborough, ME. His practice focus is on thyroid conditions and bone health. As Vice President of Medical Education he serves on the Board of Maine Medical Partners. Most recently he completed his MBA degree through the University of Massachusetts.

Contact Information:

Email: bingyb@mmc.org

Office: 207-662-7060