2013 Teaching Recognition Award for Innovation in Education

Jeffrey M. Taekman, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of the Duke The Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center
Assistant Dean for Educational Technology within the School of Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina

“The lessons learned from game developers, including how to foster engagement, how to motivate, and how to improve cognition/learning, will ultimately revolutionize education. At Duke, we have combined the emerging trends of online education, simulation, and gaming into [email protected]: Immersive Learning Environments @ Duke. [email protected] is an ecosystem of game-based, three-dimensional, interactive modules accessible from an internet-connected computer (and, in the future, any mobile device). [email protected] provides an interactive ‘front end’ to online education for the health professions. Equally important, the data derived from ‘game-play’ will be aggregated and analyzed–informing future learning and assessment solutions. We believe [email protected] is the first of a new generation of game-based tools that ultimately will revolutionize the very nature of education and assessment in the health professions.”

Dr. Taekman is the co-inventor of the [email protected] Platform

Encourage, stimulate, and fund ongoing anesthesia-related research projects that will enhance and advance the specialty, and to disseminate current, state-of-the-art, basic and clinical research data in all areas of clinical anesthesia, including perioperative medicine, critical care, and pain management. The IARS is focused solely on the advancement and support of education and scientific research related to anesthesiology.
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2019 Annual Meeting

The 2019 IARS Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium will be aligned with the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) and Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) Annual Meetings, May 16 – May 20, 2019 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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