Medical Education Retreat

“Training Today for the Healthcare Challenges of the Future”

All faculty members and residents at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) of Case Western Reserve University are invited to the annual Medical Education Retreat held in the spring each year.  Every year features a different topic for discussion. This day long event includes talks, workshops, and a poster session. Recognition is also given to the Scholarship in Teaching Award Winners, and the winners of the the Foundations of Clinical Medicine Award and the IQ Facilitator Award.

Plenary Speakers

Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D. 
Executive Vice President Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

In his role as executive vice president, Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., provides strategic leadership in the areas of medical education, academic affairs, health care affairs, scientific affairs, learning and leadership programming, diversity and inclusion, public policy, and communications.

Dr. Grover joined the AAMC as associate director for the Center for Workforce Studies in 2005, where he managed research activity and directed externally funded workforce studies. He became a director of government relations and health care affairs in 2007, and served as the association’s chief public policy officer from 2011-2016.

Previously, Dr. Grover held positions in health care finance and applied economics consulting as well as in the U.S. Public Health Service, Health Resources and Service Administration National Center for Health Workforce Analysis.

Dr. Grover received his M.D. from George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and his Ph.D. in health and public policy from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Grover holds faculty appointments at GWU School of Medicine, and JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Lorelei Lingard, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Centre for Education Research & Innovation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University 

Dr. Lingard collaborative research program describes healthcare team communication patterns and explores their influence on healthcare training, team competence and patient safety. Lorelei is a prolific and award-winning scholar: her work has been supported by SSHRC, CIHR and other top tier funders, and she has published >200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.

In 2014, she was appointed a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in recognition of the impact of her work on Canadian healthcare. In 2017, she was awarded the Meridith Marks prize in recognition of exemplary mentorship in the Canadian medical education community. Trained as a rhetorician, Lorelei loves language: she is happiest writing at her kitchen table, and she can increasingly be found teaching others how to turn their scientific manuscripts into something people will want to read.

Abstract Submission

We invite you to submit a 400 word or less abstract about an educational project for the 2018 Education Retreat.  Works-in-progress are welcomed.  All accepted submissions will be included in the Innovations in Medical Education Poster Session. This is an opportunity for you to consult with your colleagues about your projects and to seek their help with problems or questions you may have. This poster session is designed to inform all of us about the diversity of educational projects that faculty, students and residents are involved in and to help presenters benefit from the breadth and depth of experience of those present at the retreat.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically by filling out the Abstract Submission Form (link below) and sending it by return email to no later than January 15, 2018. The abstracts should meet the specifications stated in the Abstract Guidelines. You can find the submission form and guideline documents by clicking on the link below and referring to the poster presentation information. 

For information on the preparation of a poster for presentation at the retreat, the Abstract Submission Form, and the Abstract Guidelines, visit

Letters of acceptance will be emailed to the first author/presenter. If you have not received an e-mail confirmation of the receipt of your abstract within 72 business hours following submission, please email