Keynote Speakers

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD MPH

Monday, September 7 | 12:00-12:40pm

The Role of Emergency Medicine in International Preventative Health

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD MPH, joined the faculty of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, on September 7, 2013.  The unique program has ranked among the top in the nation, and is the country’s only federal medical school. Dr. Kellermann’s distinguished career is anchored in academic medicine and public health. Prior to joining USU, he held the Paul-O’Neill-Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at RAND, a non-profit research organization.  He was a professor of emergency medicine and public health and associate dean for health policy at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta. He founded Emory's Department of Emergency Medicine and served as its first chair from 1999 to 2007.  He also founded the Emory Center for Injury Control, a World Health Organization Collaborating Center. A two-term member of the board of directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Kellermann was subsequently given the College's highest award for leadership. He also holds “excellence in science” awards from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section of the American Public Health Association. Elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1999, he co-chaired the IOM Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance. He currently serves on the IOM’s Governing Council. A clinician and researcher, Dr. Kellermann practiced and taught emergency medicine for more than 25 years in public teaching hospitals in Seattle, Washington; Memphis, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia.  His research addresses a wide range of issues, including health care spending and information technology, injury prevention, treatment of traumatic brain injury, emergency care and disaster preparedness.


Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM

Tuesday, September 8 | 12:00-12:40pm 

Becoming the Leader Others Follow            

Dr. Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in 1996, he has received more than twenty teaching awards including national awards from the the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine, and the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association; and local honors including the Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus and the Maryland State Emergency Physician of the Year Award. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on topics pertaining to emergency cardiology, emergency care of the elderly, faculty development, and risk management. Dr. Mattu has authored or edited 17 textbooks in emergency medicine, and he serves as the Consulting Editor for Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured Professor, Vice Chair, and Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship and the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.


Pat Croskerry, MD PhD FRCP(Edin)

Wednesday, September 9 | 12:00-12:40pm

Diagnostic Failure

Pat Croskerry is Professor in Emergency Medicine and in the Division of Medical Education at  Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In addition to his medical training, he holds a doctorate in Experimental Psychology and Fellowship in Clinical Psychology. He has worked in the area of Patient Safety for the last 15 years and has given over 500 talks on the topic at local, national and international levels. He established the first Canadian Symposium on Patient Safety in 2001 in Halifax, which continued annually until 2010. In 2006 he received the Ruedy award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada for innovation in medical education, and in the same year was appointed to the Board of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.

His research is principally concerned with clinical decision-making, especially the processes that lead to diagnostic failure. He was a member of the organising committee of the first conference on Diagnostic Error in Phoenix, Arizona in 2008 and has contributed at each national conference since. He has published over 80 journal articles and 30 book chapters in the area of patient safety, clinical decision making, and medical education reform. He is senior editor on a major text Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine published in 2009, and senior author of Diagnosis due out in 2015. He was appointed Director of the new Critical Thinking Program at Dalhousie Medical School, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2012. In 2014, he was appointed to the US Institute of Medicine Committee on Diagnostic Error in Medicine.


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Last updated: June 26, 2015