Last 3 Major Clinical Simulation Conference Opportunities of 2018

Saving the best for last? There are still three fantastic internationally attended simulation conference opportunities left in 2018 for your consideration in Canada, US, and the UK. Looking to connect with your regional community, learn from leading experts, or see the latest healthcare simulation technologies before the first of the new year? Registration is still open and there’s just enough time to book travel and accommodations to gain valuable insights next month. Here then are the final clinical simulation conferences worth your consideration in 2018, simply click the titled links to visit the site directly!

Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare Annual Conference – November 13 – 15 in Southport, UK

Taking place at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre just north of Liverpool, UK is the 9th annual ASPiH UK conference — which HealthySimulation.com highly recommends! Aimed at all healthcare professionals who want to increase their knowledge and skills to develop and deliver quality simulation-based education. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to network and share experiences, innovations and the evidence base for simulation in education and training across all disciplines and specialities. The Opening Keynote by Professor Tim Draycott, Professor of Obstetrics at Southmead Hospital & University of Bristol will focus on “Getting the big picture right! Aligning policy and practice in simulation based training”. ASPiH’s aims are to:


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  • provide an effective communication network for those involved in simulation and technology enhanced learning across the UK and beyond
  • provide quality exemplars of best practice in the application of simulated practice to education, training, assessment and research in healthcare
  • support the expansion and uptake of simulated practice by establishing key benefits and evidence of impact linking simulated practice with improvements in patient safety and quality of care
  • develop and share key operational and strategic resources for members drawn from experience within the association and from links with relevant educational bodies nationally and internationally
  • encourage and support scholarly development and recognition of members through wider dissemination of innovative practice at scientific meetings and publications

ASPiH is a not-for-profit membership Association comprising of members drawn from healthcare, education and patient safety backgrounds including researchers, learning technologists, workforce development or education managers, administrators, and healthcare staff and students. All have a genuine interest in new and innovative methods of learning, as well as optimizing the use of existing simulation resources within their practice. Their membership bridges undergraduate and pre- registration education as well as postgraduate and post registration training and on-going CPD for all of the health and social care workforce.

SIMone Ontario SIM EXPO – November 13 – 14 in Calgary, Alberta

Join Canada’s passionate, interprofessional healthcare simulation community and world-leading experts at the 2018 SIM Expo! The 2018 SIM Expo will be held on November 13-14 in Calgary, Alberta at the Hotel Arts. This year’s theme is Interprofessional Sim: Reaching New Heights Together, reflecting the ongoing importance of interprofessional education and collaboration in healthcare and the incredible innovations in our simulation community that are making it happen. SIM Expo continues to be the largest interprofessional and multidisciplinary simulation conference in Canada. Each year, the SIM Expo brings together healthcare leaders in university, college and hospital sectors, comprised of administrators, educators, clinicians, SIM centre managers and directors, and researchers from all health professions across Canada and beyond. The SIM Expo prides in its strong culture of networking, building relationships, and uniting the simulation community. The annual conference allows participants to connect directly with peers, experts and future collaborators in healthcare simulation. Keynote addresses include:

  • Dr. Janice Palaganas PhD, RN, NP, ANEF, FSSH, FAAN will speak on “Changing our interprofessional dance: How simulation can bridge gaps”
  • Dr. Adam Cheng MD, FRCPC, FAAP will speak on “Taming the Debriefing: Harnessing the Power of Learning Conversations”
  • Dr. Alyshah Kaba PhD, IPE/C will answer “Are we at risk of groupthink behaviors in our approach to teamwork training in simulation? The unintended consequences of Interprofessional Education and Collaboration”

SIM-one and the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare (CNSH) have joined forces to build a strong and united interprofessional, cross-sector network for the advancement of simulation in healthcare. They are a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, and resources across Canada and beyond who advocate for and advance simulated learning in health professions education for the benefit of patient care and safety. Join with them to engage with our passionate community, contribute to the advancement of simulation, receive discounts on our events, courses and services, connect with our community and experts, receive exclusive news, notices and tips, access grants and funding opportunities, and more.


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Interservice / Industry Training Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) – November 26 – 30 in Orlando, Florida

While mostly specializing in military based simulation applications, I/ITSEC will still provide opportunities to learn about medical simulation methodologies and technologies. Considered one of the largest simulation, modeling, and training conferences in the world (4,400 conference delegates estimated to attend) — certainly there is unique content available here and now where else! From medical special events to virtual surgical training to serious games to disaster modeling for urban preparedness, it’s all at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center next month! Join thousands of other attendees as you marvel at the present and explore the limitless future of this revolutionary technology.

  • Keynotes: Get inspired by the I/ITSEC headline speakers. These remarkable individuals will motivate, and enlighten you.
  • Special Events: From looking into the future of medical simulation to seeing what Hollywood’s most cutting edge effects wizards can bring to the industry, I/ITSEC’s Special Events are always innovative and informative.
  • Tutorials: Each year I/ITSEC hosts a set of tutorials on key topics in modeling and simulation, training, and education. These tutorials occur on the Monday of I/ITSEC week.
  • Workshops: The Professional Development Workshops, the final activity of I/ITSEC, are free professional development seminars held on the Friday of I/ITSEC week.
  • Emerging Medical Simulations See remote medical procedures taking place in a virtual world as avatars recover from physical and mental trauma. More humans will live because of this technology. See the next thing in medical training.
  • Serious Games Competition: Face complex challenges and command cities and armies at the Serious Games Competition. “Serious Games” is attracting competitors from individual gamers, academia, industry, and government. Don’t be left out–go to Serious Games Site for information and then come to I/ITSEC and experience the latest in serious games.

The Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference. Held near the beginning of December in Orlando, Florida, USA, I/ITSEC consists of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students. I/ITSEC is organized by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), which promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines at this annual meeting. The NTSA is an affiliate subsidiary of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Hence, I/ITSEC also emphasizes themes related to defense and security.

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