Full Name
Jill Jemison
Position
Chief Information Officer, Health Sciences
University
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Speaker Bio
Jill Jemison is Chief Information Officer for Health Sciences at the University of Vermont with responsibility for infrastructure, application development, support, educational technologies and AV at the Larner College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is the technical leader for BTV Ignite, which promotes Burlington's gigabit infrastructure in support of education, health care, economic development and public safety. She is past chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Information Resources and was founding chair of the GIR Education Technology Working Group. She joined UVM in 2002 to lead the creation of the hybrid E-learning portion of the college's new integrated medical curriculum.
Jill Jemison
Full Name
Christopher Malmberg
Position
Instructional Designer II
University
University of New England
Speaker Bio
Chris entered the field of Instructional Design 5 years ago after he finished his MA/MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. While at UAF, he led multiple faculty development initiatives and produced a podcast on the intersection of technology and learning. At UNE, he facilitates professional development webinars and blog posts, and has developed curriculum for the Health Informatics, Public Health, Social Work and Applied Nutrition programs.
Christopher Malmberg
Full Name
Olga Slasten Laplante
Position
Instructional Designer II
University
University of New England
Speaker Bio
Olga LaPlante has worked for 20 years in various educational settings, from camp counselor and ESL instructor to university English as foreign language professor and French teacher to technology mentor in public schools and now instructional designer for higher ed. She grew up in Russia and received her equivalent Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language with a minor in French. She also did additional graduate coursework in instructional technology and has taught in face-to-face classroom and online.
Olga Slasten Laplante
Full Name
Wendy Dibrigida
Position
Instructional Designer I
University
University of New England
Speaker Bio
After a rewarding 22 year career as an Occupational Therapist (OT), Wendy decided she wanted to pursue a Master’s degree that combined her passion for adult education and technology. Finding instructional design to be the perfect fit for the skills that she loved using as an OT and the skills she wanted to develop, Wendy graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology in June, 2017. Completing the Master’s degree solely online developed a strong appreciation and excitement for online learning. Wendy joined the College of Graduate and Professional Studies in April, 2017 to pursue her passion for designing engaging, quality learning experiences for adult learners.
Wendy Dibrigida
Full Name
Katherine Chretien
Position
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Professor of Medicine
University
George Washington University
Speaker Bio
Dr. Katherine Chretien is assistant dean for student affairs and professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and hospitalist physician at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. She is President-Elect of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine and on the executive leadership board of the Northeast Group on Student Affairs. Dr. Chretien is editor of the book "Mothers in Medicine: Career, Practice and Life Lessons Learned" (Springer, 2018) that is based on the group blog www.mothersinmedicine.com that she founded in 2008. Dr. Chretien's area of research focus has been on social media use in medicine and has given numerous national workshops and invited talks on this topic.

Dr. Chretien graduated from Brown University and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is the recipient of the Charles H. Griffith III Educational Research Award from CDIM and the Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association.
Katherine Chretien
Full Name
Kirsten Brown
Position
Associate Professor
University
George WashingtonUniversity
Speaker Bio
Dr. Kirsten Brown is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Regenerative Biology and has been a faculty member since 2011. She received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2011, and her MEd from the George Washington University in 2018. Kirsten is the Director of Gross Anatomy, overseeing all of the anatomy-related educational programs for various student populations at the medical school. She teaches in the anatomical sciences, including human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy. Kirsten is medical education researcher and collaborates on numerous projects that involve analyzing student performance and learning in the anatomical sciences. She has published on a variety of anatomy education-focused topics, including several meta-analyses on anatomy pedagogies and on anatomy knowledge retention. Kirsten is a strong advocate for using social media to promoting one’s academic brand and engage with students. She recently gave a webinar, A Primer for Maximizing your Professional and Academic Footprint by Utilizing Social Media, for the American Association of Anatomists (AAA). She also serves as one of the Twitter correspondents for the AAA annual meetings. Her current research interest include the efficacy of social media-based instructional approaches (e.g., Instagram) in medical gross anatomy. Kirsten’s passion for medical education have not gone unnoticed by peers, colleagues, and students, as she is the past recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award and two Golden Apple Teaching Awards.
Kirsten Brown
Full Name
Douglas Danforth
Position
Academic Program Director, Associate Professor
University
Ohio State University
Speaker Bio
Douglas Danforth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has been involved in medical education for over 20 years at Ohio State and has served as ReproductionBlock Leader and Program Director for the Independent Study Pathway and currently serves as the Academic Program Director for Part One (Med 1-2) of the undergraduate medical education curriculum. His primary research interests are in medical education using Virtual Patients and Virtual Reality(VR). OurVirtual Patients are controlled by artificial intelligence to enable students to practice their history taking skills using natural conversation, and the system is designed to provideimmediate feedback to the students on theirinteraction. Our research in Virtual Realityis designed to improvepatient safety using VRto train and assess emergency personnel respondingto a mass casualty incident. These projects are funded by grants from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, The National Science Foundation,The National Board of Medical Examiners, The Institute for Innovative Technologies in Medial Education, and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.
Douglas Danforth
Full Name
Stan Hamstra
Position
VP, Milestone Research and Evaluation
University
ACGME
Speaker Bio
Stanley J. Hamstra, PhD is currently Vice President, Milestone Research and Evaluation at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in the USA. Dr. Hamstra is responsible for leadership and oversight of research in milestones and assessment systems for resident physician trainees. Dr. Hamstra works with medical subspecialty societies, program director organizations, and specialty certification boardsto determine the best competency assessment systems for residency training programs.Prior to joining the ACGME, Dr. Hamstra held faculty positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Toronto Department of Surgery. He has also worked closely with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to develop policies regarding competency-based medical education for graduate medical education. Dr. Hamstra received his PhD in sensory neuroscience from York University in Toronto in 1994.
Stan Hamstra