16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

28 August - 2 September 2016
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Ljuba Stojiljkovic

Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, United States;

Award / titles received: Northwestern Memorial Foundation: Alvin H. Baum Award for Innovations in Clinical Simulation Education 

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: I have a broad expertise in simulation education, and I have been directed numerous simulation workshops in the USA and internationally. At the Department of Anetsheiolgy I lead simualtion education for anesthesia resident and serve as Assistant Medical Director at Northwestern center for Clinical Simulation. I have been working closely with Prof. Koht to develop simulation workshop specifically designed for neuroanesthesia and somatosensory and motor evoked potentials. 

Biography: I received my M.D. and Ph.D. degree from Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade. After finishing residency in anesthesiology, my career continued in academic and clinical arena of anesthesiology, first at John H. Stroger Jr. Cook County Hospital, and then at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSM) in Chicago, where I am appointed as an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology. My specific interests areeducation and mentoring. My expertise in academic education is very broad. I successfully incorporated my basic science teaching experience into clinical teaching after I have become clinical faculty in anesthesiology. Serving as Anesthesiology Residency Program Director gave me important insight into anesthesia residents academic needs. Since joining Northwestern Anesthesia Department in 2008, I was introduced to an exciting field of simulation education. As a rapidly growing field, anesthesiology simulation education has become very important area of my professional involvement and development. In 2012 I became a Course Director for Simulation Tactical Training in Anesthesiology, and in 2014 an Assistant Medical Director of Northwestern Center for Clinical Simulation. I have conducted educational research in the area of cognitive bias and decision making, and received a prestigious Northwestern Memorial Foundation Alvin H. Baum Award for innovations in clinical simulation in 2013. Since 2013, I direct Simulation Courses for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia (MOCA) part IV, and in 2014 I launched Pain-subspecialty MOCA course. I have been invited to direct numerous simulation education workshops at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) and at the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) Conferences. I serve on Simulation Education Committee of Society of Education in Anesthesia (SEA), and I am a member of Simulation Education Network, which serves to bring together course directors for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia (MOCA) programs. In 2014 I was selected to be a rater for creating simulation-based performance assessment tools for practicing physicians (funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

Disclosure of Interest: None declared


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