August 17, 2017By Lance Baily

Early-Bird Extended for 8th ASPiH UK Healthcare Simulation Conference!

Good news Sim Champs! The early bird deadline has been extended for the 8th annual ASPiH Simulation in Healthcare conference taking place in the UK. The group recognizes that it can be very difficult to obtain study leave over the holiday period, therefore ASPiH have extended the early bird deadline until midnight on 25th September 2017!

ASPiH have once again put together a suite of pre-conference courses the day before conference, on Monday 6th November. Places are limited so early booking is essential:
  • Advancing your Debriefing Skills (Full Day)
    The session is for those who would classify themselves as intermediate or advanced in terms of their debriefing ability and ideally are involved in enhancing the debrief skills of others.
  • Developing and Maintaining a Simulated Patient Programme (Half Day)
    In this workshop, participants will discuss the current level of SP involvement in the group. Outline frameworks, standards and professional codes that assist in SP engagement. Consider resources, recruitment and selection, training, risk assessment and quality assurance processes. Evaluate ethical implications of SP engagement, List the next steps and available support in creating a sustainable SP programme
  • Writing for a Publication (Half Day)
    The session focuses on how to get simulation and education research published in peer-reviewed journals. The session covers elements of the editorial and publisher perspectives on peer-reviewed submissions; common pitfalls; structuring of manuscripts; and a brief overview of the ‘publication journey’ – an integrated view of turning original ideas into peer-reviewed articles.
  • In Situ Simulation (Half Day)
    In situ simulation is increasingly recognised as offering many potential advantages.
    These include the benefits of team training, ease and equality of access,
    integration into routine working practices and identification of latent errors.
    Establishing and sustaining an in situ simulation programme poses particular
    challenges. We aim to provide a framework for the process from planning in situ scenarios and common pitfalls to effective strategies for establishing a programme in your organisation.
  • A Toolkit approach to develop your Evaluation Strategies (Half Day)
    We have developed a toolkit based approach to assist in developing appropriate evaluation strategies, designed to guide novice and intermediate evaluators through the considerations which enable the selection of appropriate evaluation strategies. This toolkit will be complete and available for common use by the time of the conference and we wish to showcase the ways in which it can support educators.
  • *An introduction to the Simulation Technician Education Programme (STEP) (Half Day)
    *This pre-conference course is free to attend to paying conference delegates. Please ensure you book online if you would like to attend*
    Delegates will experience a ‘snapshot’ of the 1st module STEPuP – Simulation Technician Education Programme underpinning Professionalism which focuses on the professional registration opportunity with the Science Council and the application process. It is designed to utilise your examples, challenges and practices from your workplace activities to promote group work and discussions and develop shared solutions.

Learn more about ASPiH and Register here!


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