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2023 Webinar Schedule

Considerations for Including Simulation Assessments in Performance-based Exams 

Wednesday, March 29 at 1 pm – 2pm ET


This webinar will provide an overview of how simulations can expand and enhance current assessment practices by including practical “real-life” assessments, such as in-person performance-based examination (for example, human volunteers/ evaluators) and other simulation examination techniques. 

Attendees will learn considerations for determining if a simulation exam is a good fit, and an overview of what is involved in shifting to this type of assessment.


Ann Harman

Ann Harman, PhD is Chief Assessment Officer for the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). In this role she provides overall leadership and management of all ABA programmatic functions, including credentialing services, examination development and administration, the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) Program and psychometric and research services. She directs the planning and administration of all ABA assessment activities (initial, subspecialty and continuing certification). Dr. Harman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy from the University of Utah, a Master of Education degree in Counselor Education and a PhD in Educational Research Methodology, both from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).

Chris Lundeen , CAE, is the Director of Examinations at the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). He manages the development and administration of the ABFAS In-training, Didactic, and Computer-based Patient Simulation (CBPS) examinations. In addition, he oversees development of content for the ABFAS LEAD Continuous Certification Program.

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Legislative Intrusions into Certification Decision-making: culture wars breed a legal and practical quagmire

Thursday April 20 from 12 pm – 1 pm ET


Private certification organizations have witnessed a rise in legislative attempts to constrain their decisions about eligibility and their rights to define the content of their certification standards.  These laws and bills often also contain restrictions on the content of the training that can be provided to those preparing to earn credentials.  Julia Judish and Nicole Steinberg, attorneys with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP who advise the Professional Certification Coalition, will discuss recent examples, including:

  • A Connecticut law barring some certification organizations from disqualifying applicants on the basis of certain criminal convictions.
  • A Florida law – currently blocked by a federal injunction, on First Amendment grounds – that would bar private certification organizations from “endorsing” and public universities from teaching concepts such as implicit bias, race or gender-based privilege, or cultural competencies.
  • Two Missouri bills that would prohibit private healthcare-related certification organizations from including content broadly defined as relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and that would prohibit universities receiving state funds from teaching those concepts.

The speakers will explain why this legislation violates constitutional principles, as well as how complying with these legislative mandates could jeopardize a certification program’s accreditation.  The webinar will also discuss the difficult decisions certification organizations will face if states seek to enforce this legislation.


Julia E. Judish 

Nicole Steinberg

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