Each year, our conference puts out a call to resident leaders around the globe, to recruit some of the best and brightest to the ICRE Chief Resident program.
ICRE Chief Residents act as representatives and advocates for the international resident community leading up to, and during ICRE. The unique and valuable perspectives of this year’s chosen candidates will be reflected in the 2018 conference program.
Meet our outstanding 2018 ICRE Chief Residents:
Dr. Elizabeth Elsey
Association of Surgeons in Training
Dr. Elizabeth (Lizzy) Elsey is a general surgery trainee from the East Midlands, UK. She is presently in the third year of PhD studies conducting research into developing evidence-based standards for technical competency in general surgery training and holds a NIHR doctoral research fellowship.
Lizzy is Vice President of the Association of Surgeons in Training and involved in shaping the future of surgical training with representing at the Improving Surgical Training project, sitting on the UK surgical training management committee and leading a national survey on unprofessional behaviours in surgery. She is also passionate about promoting surgery careers at both a regional and national level, working with the Inspiring Futures campaign, Women in Surgery and the Royal College of Surgeons Emerging Leaders Programmes in the past and speaking at careers events. Lizzy was awarded the Health Education East Midlands “Excellence in Education: Future Educator” award in 2016.
Dr. Simon Fleming
British Orthopaedic Trainees Association
Dr. Simon Fleming is a Trauma and Orthopaedic registrar on the Pott rotation in London. He is also Immediate Past President of the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA), the Chief Resident for the International Conference in Residency Education (ICRE) for his second term, the Vice Chair of the Academy Trainee Doctors’ Group (ATDG) and a Ph.D candidate in Medical Education at Barts and The London Medical School. While passionate about Orthopaedics and improving surgical training, he has special interests in hand surgery, competency attainment and combating bullying, undermining and harassment in surgery, through the award winning #HammerItOut campaign, on which he has delivered a TEDx talk.
He is Project Lead for the Orthopaedic section of the Royal College of Surgeons, England PGCert in Surgery and faculty for the Intercollegiate Basic Surgical Skills and Surgical Skills for Students courses. He is heavily involved in mentoring and teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates, which has been recognised with a Surgeon Educator Award from the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) and the Academic Support Award from Queen Mary University, and Barts and The London Medical School.
Dr. Mitchell Goldenberg
University of Toronto
Dr. Mitchell Goldenberg is a resident in urology at the University of Toronto. He is currently completing his PhD in Medical Education at the Institute of Medical Science, and is a part of the Surgeon Scientist Training Program (SSTP) and the Clinician Investigator Program (CIP). His love for medical education started during medical school, when he helped initiate a summer program for high-school students interested in medicine, introducing 14-17 year olds to basic surgical skills. His current research focuses on procedural skill assessment, novel methods of standard-setting, and improving patient safety through design and implementation of educational interventions. He was a finalist for the Royal College/JGME Top Research Paper at ICRE 2016.
This is his second term as an ICRE Chief Resident, and he is looking forward to contributing toward another exciting and innovative conference!
Dr. Jena Hall
Dr. Jena Hall is an obstetrics and gynecology resident at Queen’s University. She is currently completing an MEd at Queen’s through the Clinician Investigator Program. Her masters research focuses on learning from video playback in surgical training and reflecting on the operating room as a feedback and learning environment. Her interest in learning from video playback comes from a background in varsity figure skating, both as a competitor and coach. At Queen’s she has co-founded and co-chaired the CBME Resident Subcommittee, whose mandate is to represent the interests of the greater resident body at Queen’s School of Medicine through the transition and continued integration of CBME, encouraging coproduction at all levels of implementation. She is an advocate for the grassroots engagement of residents in MedEd discourse, in particular around the transition to CBME.
Dr. Vatsal Trivedi
University of Ottawa
Dr. Vatsal Trivedi is an Anesthesiology resident at the University of Ottawa. He is currently the Chief Resident of the first Canadian CBME Anesthesiology program and has been involved in curriculum development in core competencies, as well as transition to independent practice. His interests in this role include multisource feedback and objective assessment of trainees as per professional standards. He continues to serve on the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) advocating for appropriate training environments for medical learners and resident wellness in an ever-stressful career. His other commitments include being a member of regional CBME advisory subcommittees, and Postgraduate Medical Education Committee. His medical interests include critical care medicine, and cardiothoracic anesthesiology.