Summer of Simulation in Healthcare, Upcoming Conferences & Events
This Summer provides considerable opportunity around the world to connect with medical simulation peers, learn from experts, experience innovative research, and demo the latest vendor products! These events will act as a catalyst to your healthcare simulation program, providing your team the fuel they need to sharpen program focus leading towards increased program utilization and results. Check out the list of must attend events, all highly recommended!
SimGHOSTS 2019 North America at Florida International University in Miami (Jul. 30 – Aug. 2): SimGHOSTS events are tailored to the needs of those working with healthcare simulation technologies. Their 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. 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 in its eighth year as a US-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2019 SimGHOSTS event will provide a meeting place for you to exchange ideas and network with technical peers as well as receive specialized training in the design, selection and application of healthcare simulation technologies. You will also have opportunities to meet with simulation-based vendors to engage with the latest in healthcare education technology. The SG19USA Event program explores the theme of Accelerate Opportunity and subthemes Identify Opportunity, Create Opportunity, Embrace Opportunity and Empower Others Through Opportunity. (Note: They also have an Asia Based event in October: SimGHOSTS 2019 “S3” Singapore Event)
International Pediatric Society for Simulation (IPSS) Symposium – May 20 – 22 in Toronto, Canada: Renowned and global experts will gather for the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation for three days of in-depth discussion on the role simulation plays to provide safe and effective care to sick children and infants, and the continued evolution and expansion of pediatric simulation across the globe. The inspiring conference will provide unmatched networking and knowledge exchange in hands-on workshops, roundtable sessions, special interest groups and poster presentations. Attendees include all pediatric subspecialties working in simulation, from novice to expert levels – physicians, nurses, allied health care specialists, simulation experts and researchers, technicians and administrators.
National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety – May 28 in Vancouver, Canada: The Forum is a truly unique event that highlights applications of simulation, and evidence for its effectiveness, to advance patient safety and quality improvement efforts. The primary audience for this conference is healthcare agency leadership and patient safety or quality improvement officers who wish to better understand how simulation-based approaches are meaningfully improving organizational reliability, culture, safety and care quality.
Association of Standardized Patient Educators Annual Conference (ASPE)– June 8 – 11 in Orlando Florida: ASPE is the international organization of simulation educators dedicated to: Promoting best practices in the application of SP methodology for education, assessment and research Fostering the dissemination of research and scholarship in the field of SP methodology Advancing the professional knowledge and skills of its members
Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) Annual Conference – June 12 – 14 in Glasgow, UK: The SESAM 2019 Annual Meeting will offer a variety of engaging keynote lectures and state-of-the-art sessions, along with a selection of educational workshops. The medical exhibition provides a great opportunity to connect with exhibiting companies and see the latest products and technology.
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL) Conference – June 19 – 22 in Phoenix, Arizona: The INACSL Conference is a leading forum for simulation aficionados, researchers, and vendors providing the ideal environment to gain and disseminate current, state-of-the-art knowledge in the areas of skills/simulation operations and applications in an evidenced-based venue. Healthcare professionals will have the opportunity to network with colleagues and exhibitors, discuss best practices as relates to competencies, safety and quality performance indicators, and advance the science of simulation.
Other Simulation Events This Summer:
- UK Patient Safety Congress – July 2-3 in Manchester Central, UK
- Simulation Professionals of Texas Connections & Collaborations – August 9th, 10AM-2PM at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX
- Australasian Simulation Congress (Multiple Industries) – September 2 – 5 in Gold Coast, Australia
iSIM Courses: July 29 – 31 & October 9 – 11 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania By UPMC WISER, UM GCRME, and UH SimTiki: This 3-day internationally renowned program, created in collaborative effort between WISER at the University of Pittsburgh and the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education at the University of Miami, is designed as an introduction to fundamental skills and abilities for delivering simulation-based healthcare education through a variety of techniques and technologies. The program emphasizes hands-on activities and active participation to maximize simulation-based instruction skill acquisition. Class group sizes are kept small to allow for maximum participation. The primary audience for this course are healthcare educators wishing to improve their skills as instructors in simulation education.
Jump Simulation Courses: (Various Dates) Workshops in Debriefing, Patient Safety, and More! – Peoria or Chicago, IL: Jump Simulation was created to improve outcomes and lower health care costs through innovative simulation training of medical professionals. They are part of OSF Innovation, an initiative that was created as a means to embrace change and take on the largest health care challenges. Jump Sim programs and objectives are key to improving the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of care for community members across the region. Courses in 2019 include “Introduction to Debriefing”, “Patient Safety Simulation – Saving Patients from Sepsis”, “Brain Death Simulation”, and more!
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.