Keynote Speakers

Richard Miller MD

Opening and Welcome

Richard C. Miller, MD, FACOG

Dr. Richard Miller is the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey and Vice President of NJ Perinatal Associates, which is located at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and is part of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Miller is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint George’s University. Dr. Miller is a pioneer in the field of simulation whose vision made the Regional Perinatal Simulation Center possible.

Dr. Miller completed his medical training at Georgetown University, School of Medicine (Washington, DC). His residency in obstetrics and gynecology at National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda, MD) and his Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine (Chapel Hill, NC).

Dr. Miller is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and an Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, the Robert A. Ross Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the American Medical Association. Dr. Miller is Editorial Consultant for Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Miller is the recipient of The Council for Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Award for Excellence in Resident Education, The National Defense Service Medal and Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune


Dr Nadkarni

Keynote Speaker and Judge

Vinay Nadkarni MD,MS, FCCM, FAAP, FAHA

A Simulation Journey…From Long Ago and Far Away to Episode 8 (?The Fall of the Resistance?)!

Dr. Nadkarni will take us on a whirlwind tour from the past through present to the future or simulation. With a playful and unique approach, he will review and discuss the power and pitfalls of simulation-based education with a focus on two specific approaches: 1) Simulation as a METHODOLOGY to probe environments and systems of care, and 2) Simulation as the OBJECT of study, to evaluate if simulation is the most effective and efficient method to accomplish training. Special attention will be directed to approaches to implement simulation-based methodologies without getting “Lost in Translation”.

Vinay Nadkarni is a Professor and Endowed Chair of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Associate Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He serves as co-chair of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR, 2007-2016) and was chairman of the AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee 2006-2010. With colleagues, he formed a scientific advisory board to found the AHA National Registry of CPR (now Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation) to collect, analyze, and publish national trends in the process and outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest. Dr. Nadkarni has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 35 book chapters related to the practice of critical care and resuscitation science, and has mentored >100 young physician-scientists. He has received major awards for his work, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine Asmund S. Laerdal Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2013 Presidential Citation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, AHA inaugural Ron Haddock International Impact Award, the 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics Distinguished Career Award and was recognized as an ILCOR Giant in 2015. He serves on the Scientific Steering Committee for PALISI, and is dedicated to the support, mentorship and strategic expansion of the collaborative impact that PALISI can contribute in the global community.


Vickie Mudra

Keynote Speaker and Judge
Vickie R. Mudra, BA, MPH

National Director of Clinical Learning Resource
Department for Chamberlain College of Nursing

Balancing Advocacy & Inquiry: Debriefing with Good Judgment Using the Colors of Conversation.

Ms. Mudra’s interactive presentation, focuses on debriefing with good judgment which will allow us to better understand the perspective of our learners and provide a creative way to encourage reflection and self-assessment.

Vickie Mudra is currently the National Director of Clinical Learning Resources at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She oversees the academic operations for the pre-licensure BSN nursing program at 20 campus locations in 14 states, responsible for over 7,000 student clinical relations, as well as all aspects of their simulation program.

Since joining Chamberlain almost 10 years ago she has helped expand from a handful of clinical partnerships at one campus location to establishing relationships with over 500 healthcare organizations and community agencies across the United States. She introduced an experiential learning model to include standardized simulated clinical experiences in all clinical and lab courses, including health assessment and fundamentals, med-surg, maternity, pediatrics, mental health, and leadership. She collaborated on a college-wide faculty development program and is leading the efforts to ensure all simulation activities are in alignment with national standards to support future multi-site, single program simulation accreditation.

Vickie has co-developed both a new simulation tool - a Facilitator Competency Rubric tool, as well as collaborated on the modification of a well-known simulation effectiveness tool. She has presented and published in the areas of simulation and clinical education. She served as the manager of a Workforce Development grant in northern Illinois, leading 8 healthcare systems and 8 schools of nursing to increase educational capacity to overcome a regional nursing shortage.