Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine 21st Annual Meeting: Belfast June 24-26

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James Murray MD, Director Clinical Skills Education Centre of the The Queens University of Belfast and friends of SESAM wrote me to share that their next event will be moved to June of 2015 hosted at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast!

About SESAM From Their Website:

Our Mission is to encourage and support the use of simulation in health care for the purpose of training and research. We are not affiliated to any medical or other speciality. Members have a wide and varied background within healthcare and medical education, but all with an interest and passion in medical simulation. If you are using simulation techniques or are considering doing so, please consider supporting the society and join SESAM’s dynamic simulation community as a member.  This will bring you in contact with international protagonists of simulation. Are you planning to host a meeting on medical simulation?  Please consider to make it a SESAM affiliated meeting.  Talk to a member of the EC about the conditions!  Read about the many other networking opportunities, discount options with our affiliated partners and benefits of being a member.

About 2015

Plans for the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine in Belfast are progressing and we are looking forward to welcoming you to Belfast in 9 months’ time.  We are taking this opportunity to update you on some important aspects of the conference preparations.


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Date Change for 2015: This year we have decided to change the format of the Meeting.We will begin with a half day on Wednesday 24th June 2015 and finish on Friday 26th June 2015.

Announcement of Keynote Speakers: We are very excited to announce three of our Keynote Speakers:

Michael Goode
Michael L. Good,MD, is the ninth and current dean of the University Of Florida College of Medicine, where he focuses on the professional development of nearly 1,000 clinical and research faculty as well as the continued strengthening of the educational curricula for the more than 1,600 learners. Dr. Good serves on the Board of Directors for UF Health Shands and chairs the Board of Directors for the UF Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville. In his 20-plus years on the faculty, Dr. Good has held numerous leadership positions at UF and its clinical affiliates. Before being named interim dean of the College of Medicine in May 2008, he served as senior associate dean for clinical affairs in the college and chief of staff for UF Health Shands Hospital and Shands AGH. His leadership experience also extends to the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center and the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, where he served as chief of staff and system medical director, respectively.

Professor William McGaghie
Bill is the Director, Ralph P. Leischner, Jr. MD Institute for Medical Education
Professor of Medical Education, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He has published extensively in health professions education, simulation-based education, preventive medicine, and related fields. He holds joint appointments at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. He will offer unique insight into simulation based educational research, faculty development, and interprofessional programs that unite future physicians, nurses, and health science researchers to create a more cohesive team resulting in better patient care.

Pam Kato
Pamela M. Kato, Ed.M., Ph.D. joined Coventry University in the UK in 2014 as Professor of Serious Games to provide strategic leadership to the Serious Games Institute to increase their research impact and create ground-breaking technologies. Dr. Kato received her Masters degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University where she also completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine. As the founding President and CEO at HopeLab in Silicon Valley, she led the efforts to develop and conduct research on Re-Mission, a ground-breaking serious game shown to improve adherence to cancer treatment among young people with cancer in the most scientifically rigorously designed randomized trial on a video game to date. As the owner of P. M. Kato Consulting, she helped companies make award-winning and effective serious games for health. Her clients included Healthy Solutions, Grendel Games (Netherlands), Sanofi-Aventis (France), Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Belgium), the Ministry of Health Holdings (Singapore) and Halmstad University (Sweden). Her research appears in peer-reviewed journals and she writes about her work in an award-winning blog (pamkato.com). She was a guest professor at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg in 2012 and adjunct faculty at University College Utrecht. She also held a positon as Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Stanford Hospital in Pediatrics from 2001 to 2008 and was a Visiting Scholar at MIT in their Comparative Media Studies from 2002 to 2003.

Learn more about this meeting at the SESAMBelfast2015.com website!


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