Europe’s First Sim Tech Training Event “SimGHOSTS-ASPiH UK” Opens in Leeds
Today in Leeds, UK Europe’s first Healthcare Simulation Technology Training event opened to almost 100 global attendees. Global simulation organizations SimGHOSTS and ASPiH partnered to put on the event, which took over a year to plan and execute. Having announced an affiliation last November, this event was the first collaborative initiative between the organizations and global communities.
Laerdal Medical sponsored the opening keynote address by Dr. Amar Patel, DHSc MS NRP, Director of the Center for Innovative Learning at WakeMed Health Hospitals in North Carolina, opened with the Laerdal Medical sponsored keynote address entitled “Transforming the Technician to the Technology: Our Future is Now”. The presentation is being recorded by Austrian-based SimStation and will be made available online shortly.
*UPDATE: The recorded video of the sessions is now available on SimGHOSTS.org! Click here to watch Dr. Patel’s keynote now!
Being in the United Kingdom, the show opened with the board of directors putting on a Monty Python skit singing a tune akin to “I’m a Lumberjack”, but with the twist “I’m a Sim Tech“. SimGHOSTS event director Ryan Eling then provided morning announcements alongside an introduction to ASPiH by the organization’s CEO Andy Anderson.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.