Get to know our 2020 Simulation Summit Co-chairs
Dr. Arielle Levy, MD, MEd, FRCPC is a Pediatric Emergency physician working at the Sainte-Justine Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department. She is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montreal.
Dr. Levy completed a master’s degree in medical education at the University of Cincinnati in 2011 with a focus in medical simulation. She has been the Academic Medical Co-director at the Sainte-Justine hospital-based simulation center since 2012 and is actively involved as a simulation educator and facilitator for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate training.
She has been a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Pediatric Simulation Network since 2012 and Co-chair since 2014. Dr. Levy has also been the Director of Pediatric training for the family medicine residency program at the University of Montreal since 2008.
She has presented various simulation-based education research projects at many national and international emergency and simulation conferences. She has been an active member of the Royal College Pediatric Examination OSCE Committee since 2010 as well as the Royal College Pediatric Emergency Examination Committee since 2014. Since June 2015, she is a committee member of the Simulation Task Force and has recently been appointed as a member of the new Royal College Simulation Accreditation Committee.
Dr. Levy has won the University of Montreal Pediatric Department’s Best Teacher Award twice in 2010 and in 2012. In 2014, she won the Award for Excellence in Education of the Pediatric Department of the University of Montreal. In June 2017, she was appointed faculty member of the Royal College Simulation Education Trainer Course.
Dr. Farhan Bhanji, MD, MSc (Ed), FRCPC, FAHA is a Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) at McGill University and the Director of Education at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning. He is also the Associate Director of Examination Strategy (where he supports over 120 examinations in 68 Specialties) and a Clinician Educator for CanMEDS, as well as for Simulation at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
He serves as the education lead in Resuscitation for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. In the immediate past, he was the Chair of the Education Committee for Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the American Heart Association (which supports the training for over 20 million learners per year worldwide) and he is currently the Vice-Chair of the Education, Implementation and Teams task force for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).
Dr. Bhanji is an active researcher with 150 publications and abstract presentations and has previously served as the Director of the Fellowship in Health Professions Education at McGill University, as well as the Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He was the inaugural recipient of the Richard and Sylvia Cruess Faculty Scholar in Medical Education at McGill (Educational Scholarship) and served as a Visiting Professor in-residence at the Medical Education Development Center of Gifu University, Japan.
Mark your calendars for Simulation Summit: November 21-22, 2020 in Montreal