Registration Opens for 2018 National Modeling & Simulation Coalition Event at iEXCEL

Registration is now open for the National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NM&SC) 2018 National Meeting, which will be held Sept. 25- 26 at UNMC. Co-hosted by iEXCELSM and the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI), the focus of the interdisciplinary meeting is on “Improving Human Performance and Effectiveness” and will feature world-class keynote speakers and highlight four engaging panel sessions led by subject matter experts in the fields of simulation and visualization.

Keynote speakers are Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., chancellor, UNO & UNMC; Daniel Serfaty, president/CEO, Aptima, Inc.; and Robert Amyot, M.D., president, CAE Healthcare. In addition, the following panel sessions, focused on modeling, simulation and visualization (MS&V), will be led by subject matter experts:

  • Human Performance & Effectiveness: MS&V — Training to Competence: (Moderator: Winston “Wink” Bennett, Ph.D., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base)
  • Developing the Future Workforce for MS&V: (Moderator: Mats Johansson, EON Reality)
  • MS&V for Predictive Leadership and Decision-Making: (Moderator: Marisa Fish, USSTRATCOM)
  • MS&V: The Future is Here: (Moderator: Walter Greenleaf, Ph.D., Stanford University)

Meeting participants will have opportunities to glean information from these globally renowned experts in the topics of improving human performance, simulation and visualization. Check the website for additional details about the speakers and panelists.


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The University of Nebraska Medical Center, through the Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (iEXCEL), is pleased to host the meeting, along with the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI). September will be an ideal month in Omaha, providing intriguing venues for key meetings & presentations, and most importantly, stimulating speakers. Poised to transform healthcare education, UNMC and iEXCEL will showcase its work to propel the training of healthcare professionals into the next generation through the adoption of emerging virtual and augmented reality, as well as advanced clinical simulation and surgical skills training.

The Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (iEXCEL) is a transformative model for health care education, training and research. Incorporating a wide range of simulation and visualization technologies, iEXCEL promotes experiential learning to achieve the vision of Global Leadership in Improving Human Performance and Effectiveness in Health Care. Through iEXCEL, UNMC will accelerate the adoption of simulation and visualization technology and reshape the way in which health care education is delivered.

During the meeting, attendees will be exposed to a number of exciting and innovative areas at UNMC, including the iEXCEL Visualization Hub and the Sorrell Clinical Simulation Lab. Construction continues on the Davis Global Center, a new ‘state-of the-art” facility opening in Spring of 2019. As the new headquarters for iEXCEL, the Davis Global Center will provide almost 200,000 sq. ft. of clinical simulation, surgical skills training, and advanced visualization space.


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The mission of the NM&SC is to create a unified national community of individuals and organizations around the modeling and simulation discipline and professional practice – and to promote and leverage modeling and simulation to better the human condition and to strengthen the national well-being.

Global industry sponsors supporting the NM&SC National Meeting will be present with displays highlighting their organization and products/services. They include: Karl Storz, CAE Healthcare, AVI-SPL, MultiTaction and EON Reality.

Learn More & Register on the NM&SC Website!


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