SimGHOSTS SimTech Resource Updates, Mentorship Program & 2019 Events
SimGHOSTS, aka The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, have shared some great resources since their 2018 meetings in the US and Australia this past summer, including dozens of new recorded sessions from those events, a new mentorship program, and helpful blog posts. With a new book about to be published, 2019 event announcements for the US, Singapore and elsewhere, it’s time to take a quick look at all the latest from the World’s only dedicated non-profit for those utilizing medical simulation technologies.
2019 SimGHOSTS Events
Join hundreds of Simulation Champions from around the world at our annual international hands-on training events! The “Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists” which will be operating its eighth year as a US-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
The 2019 SimGHOSTS events will provide a meeting place for you to exchange ideas and network with technical peers as well as receive specialized training in the utilization of healthcare simulation technologies. You will also have opportunities to meet with simulation-based vendors to engage with the latest in healthcare education technology. Download the Justification document here to help you explain to administrators the great reasons to attend!
SimGHOSTS 2019 United States
Florida International University
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Simulation Teaching and Research (STAR) Center
Platinum Sponsored By: Level 3 Healthcare
Pre-Symposium: July 30th 2019
Symposium: July 31st – August 2nd, 2019
The 2019 SimGHOSTS USA event is taking abstract submissions now here.
Stay tuned for more, as there is rumored to be yet another SimGHOSTS 2019 event in the middle east yet to be announced! Learn more about 2019 Healthcare Simulation Conferences from around the world!
Who Should Attend SimGHOSTS Events?
Anyone responsible for the technical operation of a simulation in healthcare lab including full-time or part-time Sim Techs, or clinical educators tasked with operating the day-to-day of simulation spaces will find our events highly relevant. Other meetings are better suited for clinical educators specifically looking to learn how to teach with medical simulation. As well, anyone evaluating medical-simulation based technology should strongly consider attending as most major industry vendors are encouraged to attend.
Administrators of simulation programs should also consider sending their institution’s AV and IT related staff members who are responsible for supporting the simulation program. In our most recent events, staff from AV and IT departments outside of the healthcare simulation program found immense benefit from participating in SimGHOSTS to better understand the needs of their institution’s simulation program!
SimGHOSTS events provide hands-on training workshops, special pre-symposium courses and podium presentations in:
- Manikin Programming & Hardware Repair
- AudioVisual System Design, Integration and Consolidation
- IT Networking & Debugging Trauma & Suturing
- Moulage Makeup
- Video Production & Editing Techniques
- Team Communication & Leadership
- Medical Pharmacology for Scenarios
- Career Development & Staff Management
- Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR)
- Much much more!
Expanded Video Session Library
Over 300 recorded hour+ long sessions from previous SimGHOSTS events are immediately available to watch. Topics range from a/v system design to daily utilization increases and from manikin programming to moulage creations. Instantly learn from global experts and leading vendors! The 2018 USA and Australia event recorded sessions are being posted weekly now!
New Mentorship Program
New for 2019, SimGHOSTS are supporting the career development of individuals working in simulation technology-related professions with a mentorship program. The program is designed to support both the mentor and mentee as they establish their relationship, set goals, develop a plan for achieving the goal(s) and then celebrate their successes.
Mentors will have established simulation careers and will receive support and training to develop their own skills in coaching, performance management and leadership. The SimGHOSTS mentorship program is an ideal opportunity for experienced simulation professionals to gain experience in and demonstrate their management skills as preparation for advancement to senior level positions.
Mentees will have been employed (or seeking employment) in a healthcare simulation technology role for less than two years. They will be matched with a mentor and placed in the driver’s seat as they design their mentorship experience to achieve their specific career goals. Learn more on the Sim Tech Mentorship Program page!
Latest SimTech Blog Posts from SimGHOSTS
Check out these awesome recent blog posts from the SimGHOSTS team covering key topics such as How to Find Healthcare Simulator Statistics to 5 Things You Need to Know About Electronic Health Records in Medical Education and more.
- Accelerate Opportunity! SG19USA Call for Abstracts Launched
- 5 Things You Need to Know About Electronic Health Records in Medical Education – Part 1
- The surprising benefits of being a mentor to others
- The secret to simulation success – having a mentor!
- How to Find Simulator Statistics
- SimGHOSTS Simulation Champion Award Winner for October
- How to Create a Bleeding Uterus and Abdominal Skin Overlay for C-Section Simulations
- University at Buffalo escapes the mundane by injecting gamification into their simulation program
- A High Quality and Inexpensive Video Conferencing Hardware Solution for Your School or Sim Center
- Top Moulage Tutorials To Inspire You For Halloween
- SimGHOSTS Simulation Champion Award winner for September
- Sphygmomanometer (BP Cuff) Adjustment
- 7 Quick Tips to Bring Your Simulation Center to Life
- Virtual Reality, Mixed with Innovative Thinking, for an Emergency Medicine Interview
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.