Interprofessional Education
IPE-Logo same

som logo





Social/Dinner at Mardi Gras World

Busses depart InterContinental Hotel at 6:15


April 2-4, 2009

Tulane University School of Medicine and the city of New Orleansare excited to welcome back the Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA). It has been 10 years since the last SGEA conference in New Orleans, LA and our city, the Big Easy, invites you to see the remarkable renewal occurring in one of America’s most memorable cities. Like the people of this great city, Tulane University School of Medicine is strong, resilient, and ready to welcome guests. While you mingle with friends in a city filled with the distractions of incredible food, music, and ambience, the SGEA conference will inform, intrigue and teach medical educators at all levels. 

Call for Proposals Ends This Friday, Dec. 5, 2008


N. Kevin Krane, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
1430 Tulane Avenue SL-95
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504.988.6191

Annie J. Daniel, PhD
Asst. Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Office of Medical Education
1430 Tulane Avenue SL-6
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504.988.6600


Theme: Medical Education: Effective Teamwork = Excellence in Patient Care

Hosts: Tulane University School of Medicine and the Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Center for Continuing Education in cooperation with the Southern Group on Educational Affairs of AAMC.

Dates: April 2-4, 2009

Location: InterContinental Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana


Join us for the 2009 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The SGEA organization, through its meetings, fosters educational excellence throughout the continuum of medical education – UME, GME, and CME.  It also facilitates communication and collaboration amongst our educators and provides a forum for discussing important educational initiatives.The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Education: Effective Teamwork Equals Excellent Patient Care.” In keeping with this theme a special track is being established for this initiative.  All those who teach and learn in medical education are encouraged to attend. The program promises exciting workshops, oral presentations, small group discussions, posters and a few special events including, including tours of the New Orleans medical schools, a tour featuring the rebuilding of New Orleans and an evening at Mardi Gras World.



Friday, April 3, 2009 7-10 PM.
Busses leave the InterContinental Hotel at 6:30 PM.

Revel in the amazing maze of Mardi Gras props and floats of New Orleans' spectacular showcase of carnival, where thousands of sensational sculptures and breathtaking giant figures are part of the decor year-round. Blaine Kern creates exceptional party experiences with true Mardi Gras magic.  Explore Mardi Gras in the den where the floats are made.   Enjoy the sounds and the sights of the carnival tradition, complete with food and a jazz band. 

The reception is included in the registration fee.  Bring a guest!  Guest fees are $60 per guest if the reservation is made by March 1; $75 if made after March 1.  It’s an evening of sights and sounds you won’t want to miss. 



(Tentatively scheduled for Saturday afternoon, minimum 20 participants)

New Orleans is coming back!  Join us for a tour of those areas which are experiencing the rebirth.  A portion of all tickets for the tour will go to support the Tulane Community Clinics which are bringing valuable medical services to those areas which are still so fragile. 

This is an optional tour so registrants and guests are encouraged to register early to secure their seats on the bus.   It is NOT included in the registration fee.



You may register online or download a registration form at The registration fee includes all educational sessions and materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunch on Friday and the event at Mardi Gras World on Friday evening.  The tour of New Orleans is optional.

Early Registration                 Full Registration *

by March 1, 2009                 March 2 - 31, 2009

  Conference Fee                $295                                          $325

  Students                             $100                                          $100

  Guest Fee 
  (Mardi Gras World)           $ 60                                           $ 75

  Tour of New Orleans
                            $ 45**                                       $ 45**

* Onsite registration only after March 31, 2009.

** A portion of this fee is being donated to the Tulane Community Clinics.

A confirmation will be sent by e-mail from the address.  If no e-mail address is available, please be sure to include your fax number.



All sessions will be held at InterContinental Hotel, 444 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA.  Location phone number 504-525-5566.

  •  $199 single or double, plus taxes. Refer to “SGEA” to receive the discounted rate.
  • Hotel Reservation Cut-off date is Saturday, March 1, 2009. After this date, rooms and rates are subject to availability.
  • A written confirmation will be sent by the hotel upon request.

Medical Education: Effective Teamwork = Excellent Patient Care


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000