SimGHOSTS USA 2019 Simulation Technology Operations Conference at FIU Miami: Abstract Submissions Due This Week!
SimGHOSTS, aka The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated solely to healthcare professionals who operate simulation technologies. Those champions looking to share their knowledge at the 9th annual USA event this July 30th to August 2nd at the Florida International University’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences Simulation Teaching and Research (STAR) Center in Miami will need to hurry, as the abstract submission deadline is February 18th! As Miami is an international destination and following 2018’s largest event ever, we are sure the 2019 hands-on training, networking, and professional development symposium will be the most attended ever!
Other recent news from SimGHOSTS includes a new career center jobs board, all new learning management system platform with updated and additional online courses, mentorship support program, and very soon… a brand new book announcement to be published soon! For Simulation Operations Specialists in the Asia Pacific, there is also a Singapore supported event this October 22-25th with SingHealth and SESAM called “S3”, with abstract submissions opening next week!
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. There are four presentation options available: Digital Poster Presentation, Innovation Showcase Presentation, Oral presentation/demonstration, and Workshops.
Presentations may be submitted under the following topics:
- Audiovisual Technology
- Information Technology
- Management & Operations
- Medical/Clinical Concepts
- Moulage, Staging & Task Trainer Development
- Simulation Technology, AR and VR
- Educational practices
Who Should Attend SimGHOSTS Events?
SimGHOSTS events are tailored to the needs of those working with healthcare simulation technologies. Our primary audience is simulation technology professionals however we also have a strong representation from others who work in simulation programs including program managers & directors, administrators, educators, IT and AV professionals, and biomedical engineers.
A community of practice is a group of people who share a passion for something that they know how to do and interact regularly to learn how to do it better. This describes the SimGHOSTS event attendees perfectly. SimGHOSTS provides plentiful networking opportunities, meeting spaces for special interest groups, and an app for attendees to communicate before, during and after the event. Attendees can meet and collaborate with like-minded community members and learn from their peers. It is through these channels that attendees can supplement the SimGHOSTS program with their own community-driven learning opportunities.
If you are involved in making purchasing decisions or planning simulation programs it is essential that you experience the valuable opportunity SimGHOSTS provides to meet with leading industry representatives to explore the features of a range of simulation technologies. This helps to ensure that you are making informed decisions and meeting the unique needs of their program. All simulation technology professionals can benefit from relationships with industry professionals and access to specialist advice and expertise.
SimGHOSTS events are not focused on education, they are focused on the ‘how-to’ aspects of conducting simulations and running simulation programs/centers. If you are looking for an event with an education or research focus we suggest you check out our calendar for information on other conferences.
SimGHOSTS events provide hands-on training workshops, special pre-symposium courses and podium presentations in:
- Manikin Programming & Hardware Repair
- A/V 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!
Visit the website to submit your abstract today, download a justification document, gain immediate access to online community, courses and a new job posting career center along with other resources, as well as learn more about the 2019 SimGHOSTS events in Miami and Singapore.
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 Dr. Abigail Baily in Las Vegas, Nevada with their newborn daughter and two crazy dachshunds.