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Keynote Speakers

Dave Davis, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Founding Director
Center for Outcomes & Research in Education
Mohammed Bin Rashid University Of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dave Davis, MD, CCFP, FCFP, was a family Physician in Ontario, Canada for nearly forty years, from 1970 - 2008. For much of that time, he was active in continuing education at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Onatrio; Director and subsequently chair of Continuing Education at McMaster University's innovative Faculty of Health Sciences; Associate Dean, Continuing Education, Faculty of Medicne, University of Toronto; Chairman of Ontario's Guidelines Advisory Committee. In 2008, Dave left Canada to become Vice President for Continuing Education and Improvement at the Association of American Medical Colleges, in Washington DC. In 2016, he and Maureen moved to Dubai where he and colleagues created the Center for Outcomes and Research in Education (CORE) at a new medical institution, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Sciences. In medical education, he is published nearly two hundred peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters, and three major books on continuing education. later in life, Dave has discovered a love of creative writing, publishing short essays in the Hamilton Spectator. Most recently, his first novel, "A Potter's Tale", will be published by Story Merchant Books, Los Angeles. Dave is the proud father of two, and grandfather to two active amazing boys. He and Maureen have been married for over fifty years, he divides his time between Dundas, Ontario, Fort Myers Beach Florida and Dubai.


Brian Hodges, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Executive Vice President
Education Chief Medical Officer
University Health Network

Brian D. Hodges, MD, PhD, FRCPC, is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto; the Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research at the Wilson Centre and Executive-Vice President Education at the University Health Network (Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret, Toronto Rehab Hospitals and the Michener Institute). He is a practicing psychiatrist and teacher. His research focuses on assessment, competence, compassion and the future of the health profession. His work has been recognized with the British Association for Studies in Medical Education Gold Medal (2014), the Association of American Medical Colleges Flexner Award (2015) and the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (2016).

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an MD at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He then pursued a residency in psychiatry at University of Toronto. He earned a Masters and then a PhD in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto and he holds a Diploma in Health Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Paris.


Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FACP, FHM
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FHM, FACP, is an academic hospitalist and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, she is the Associate Designated Institutional Official for Quality and Safety in Graduate Medical Education for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She also directs a fellowship program at Penn for post-graduate fellows or junior faculty in the area of quality and safety research, policy, and administration. 

In 2012, she led the development of the Quality and Safety Educators Academy, the first national faculty development program designed to provide faculty with educational and professional development strategies to help fill the current unmet need for quality and safety educators in our nations’ medical schools and teaching hospitals. In 2010, she received the Clinical Excellence Award from the Society for Hospital Medicine, and in 2011 was named a Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar for her innovations in medical education.

Dr. Myers has spoken and written nationally on patient safety issues in healthcare as well as the need for integration between graduate medical education and health care systems.


Yvonne Steinert, PhD
Professor Department of Family Medicine
McGill University

Dr. Yvonne Steinert is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Family Medicine. She is also the Director of the Centre for Medical Education and the Richard and Sylvia Cruess Chair in Medical Education. Her educational interests relate to teaching and learning in medicine, the impact of faculty development on the individual and the organization, and the continuing professional development of faculty members.


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