#ACGME2023: Announcing the 2023 Marvin R. Dunn Keynote Address

January 17, 2023
Drs. Theodore Corbin (left) and Selwyn Rogers (right)
Dr. Lynne M. Kirk

The ACGME is thrilled to announce the 2023 Annual Educational Conference Marvin R. Dunn Keynote Address. This year’s Keynote will address the critical topic of interventions to help survivors of violence (as well as their families and communities), and challenges of and solutions for implementing various intervention approaches. The Keynote will be presented as a panel conversation, with ACGME Chief Accreditation and Recognition Officer Lynne M. Kirk, MD, MACP moderating the session entitled “Healing from Trauma: Impacts on the Health Care Community.” On the panel with Dr. Kirk will be Drs. Ted Corbin and Selwyn Rogers. The speakers will also discuss the potential negative impacts on health care workers treating trauma patients.

Theodore Corbin, MD, MPP is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. He was previously professor and vice chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as the associate dean for Community and External Affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He also served as the co-founder and medical director of “Healing Hurt People,” an emergency department-based, trauma-informed intervention for survivors of intentional injury. Dr. Corbin also co-directed the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University School of Public Health, where he held a joint appointment in the Department of Health Management and Policy.

Dr. Corbin’s research focuses broadly on addressing the trauma in the lives of survivors of violence, especially boys and men of color for whom violence is a leading cause of disability and death. He has received funding from the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Annie E. Casey Foundation to explore the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder on violently injured youth and young adults, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention that he developed, called Healing Hurt People. He is also the principal investigator on a Department of Justice/Office for Victims of Crime grant to develop and test a community health worker peer training institute, designed to enhance and diversity the health care workforce. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Corbin has received extensive funding for his translational work as a principal investigator. He is an honorably discharged Army Reserve Officer. He received his BS in biology from Lincoln University and his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine, earned his MPP from the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs, and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the Howard University Hospital. Dr. Corbin is board certified in emergency medicine.

Selwyn Rogers Jr., MD, MPH, FACS is the section chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine. In 2021, Dr. Rogers received the inaugural Dr. James E. Bowman, Jr. Professorship in the Biological Sciences. Dr. Rogers is an acclaimed critical care surgeon and public health expert who has served in leadership capacities at health centers across the country, including most recently as vice president and chief medical officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Rogers has also served as chairman of surgery at Temple University School of Medicine and as division chief of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care at Harvard Medical School. While at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), he helped launch the Center for Surgery and Public Health to understand the nature, quality, and utilization of surgical care nationally and internationally. Dr. Rogers is a prolific researcher, and his work seeks to improve quality and access to care for all patients. Among other topics, his published research has looked at the impact of race and ethnicity on surgical outcomes.

Dr. Rogers is committed to improving the understanding of disparities in surgical care to close the quality chasm for underserved populations and provide the most patient-centered care possible. Beyond trauma and surgical critical care, Dr. Rogers has been an advocate for treating intentional violence as a public health problem. In partnership with the Center for Community Health and Health Equity at BWH, he developed a violence intervention and prevention program that worked to address the social factors that put patients at increased risk for trauma and mortality such as poverty, hopelessness, and lack of opportunity. The program partners with organizations in Boston to educate youth about community violence and connects victims with the resources they need to heal. Dr. Rogers earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed both his surgery residency and an NIH research fellowship in surgical oncology at BWH. He completed a surgical critical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and BWH. Additionally, Dr. Rogers has a master's degree in public health from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Kirk is the ACGME’s first Chief Accreditation and Recognition Officer. She joined the ACGME following a 30-year career in internal medicine and geriatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She has held numerous additional roles, including as associate dean of Graduate Medical Education and program director of the primary care track. Dr. Kirk served on the ACGME Board of Directors, as a member of the ACGME’s Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Evaluation Committee, and as a member and chair of the GME Committee for the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association. She is president-emeritus of the American College of Physicians. Throughout her career, Dr. Kirk has received many accolades, including election to the Gold Humanism Honor Society of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in 2017, and election to Mastership in the American College of Physicians. She has published on topics including medical professionalism, faculty development, clinical guidelines, and medical education. Dr. Kirk received her undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of Nebraska, and her medical degree with distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her residency in internal medicine at University Hospital in Boston.

The 2023 ACGME Annual Educational Conference will take place in Nashville, Tennessee February 23-25, 2023. The Marvin R. Dunn Keynote Address will take place at 10:00-11:15 a.m. on Saturday morning, February 25.

In addition to the Keynote, the conference schedule includes a wide range of educational and interactive sessions on ACGME accreditation and initiatives; diversity, equity, and inclusion; faculty and professional development; well-being; crisis management; assessment; and more. Networking opportunities will be plentiful and there will be a virtual Poster Hall, consultations with experts at the ACGME, and CME credits at no additional charge. The conference theme, Meaning in Medicine: Making a Difference, underscores the unique and important position of those working in health care to advocate for high-quality, equitable patient care and its positive impacts on society. The past three years have led to critical scientific advances and examples of the strength of the human spirit, while also spotlighting significant health care disparities and inequities. The ACGME looks forward to gathering the GME community to learn, discover, and challenge each other with a renewed focus on making a difference—together.

We hope you will join us to learn, teach, share, and rebuild vital connections within the GME community. Visit the conference website to review all session descriptions and learn more about the exciting and engaging opportunities at #ACGME2023, and to register for the 2023 ACGME Annual Educational Conference. Online registration closes February 3 – so register today and we’ll see you Nashville!