June 17, 2019By Lance Baily

Extended Until Friday 6/21: Early-Bird for SimGHOSTS 2019 USA Sim Tech Conference at FIU in Miami, 7/30-8/2

*Update: The Early-Bird discount for SG19USA has been extended until this Friday June 21st**. This is now the absolute last day to receive early-bird discounts to attend SimGHOSTS 2019 USA at Florida International University in Miami from July 30th – August 2nd, the world’s only organization and event dedicated to professionals who operate Healthcare Simulation Technologies! From the latest moulage workshop techniques, to learning how to patent a simulation invention, and from basic to advanced manikin programming courses, to A/V design tips and tricks — the 8th annual SimGHOSTS USA event is the best international symposium to network with technical peers, learn from experts, and get hands-on with the latest medical simulation innovative devices!

Half of SimGHOSTS attendees come from a clinical background, while the other half come from a technical background — and so the event caters to both clinical and technical champions seeking to round out their clinical simulation knowledge. The SG19USA program highlights the use of technology and virtual environments in simulation programs and aims to bring the spectrum of simulation professionals together to improve learner and patient outcomes. The meeting objectives are to:

  • Meet with other Simulation Champions and share best practices
  • Network and build long term industry relationships with peers and vendors
  • Discuss and develop professional community needs and standards.

Take advantage of early-bird discounts by registering now!


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The #SG19USA Program includes:

  • High-fidelity manikin hardware & software operation, maintenance and repair
  • Audiovisual system design and integration, operation, and troubleshooting
  • 3D Printing, casting and molding, fabrication and prototyping.
  • IT Networking and debugging
  • Career development and staff management.
  • Beginner to advanced moulage creation and application
  • International healthcare simulation education practices
  • Virtual environments and serious games
  • A dedicated track of presentations conducted in Spanish.

Examples Conference Courses From the World’s Leading Organization for Simulation Operators

  • Introduction to Scenario Planning with Laerdal LLEAP and SimDesigner: LLEAP programming styles vary from person-toperson and may also depend on scenario complexity. The workshop will provide an overview of Laerdal SimDesigner Software and will include an introduction to trends and handlers, show users how to upload media such as labs and x-rays, and demonstrate two common programming styles. Participants will create a simple scenario during this workshop.
  • SimBodies Basic Moulage Techniques: The course will be delivered by combining expert demonstrations and practical sessions, where students will have the opportunity to see both the method and application of moulage by the Course Leaders and then under supervision, practice the effects on one another in groups, there will also be study periods on looking at real images of wounds, medical conditions and injuries. Topics covered include health and safety guidance, hygiene, make-up application and removal, pallor changes (cyanosed, flushed and sweating), bruising (recent and aged), swellings and closed fractures, small scab lacerations and grazes, dirt and dust, and quick flash burns.All necessary simulation materials and equipment will be provided for the duration of the courses. We recommend wearing old clothing, aprons will also be provided.
  • CHSOS Readiness Review Workshop: Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to become a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) by attending the Society for Simulation in Healthcareʼs (SSH) new CHSOS Exam Review Workshop. Led by wellknown, experienced simulation experts, this oneday course provides essential information on pursuing certification.
  • Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education Tour: The Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education (GCSIMed) is a designated Center of Excellence of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It was established more than 45 years ago for the application of advanced technology to healthcare education. Audiences taught include medical, nursing and physician assistant students, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, paramedic/firefighters and healthcare simulation faculty. In addition to direct training using simulation and other educational technologies, the Gordon Center is also engaged in interprofessional education, team training, development of new technologies and tools for healthcare education, assessment and outcomes research, and faculty development in simulation and educational research.
  • Printing Pennies: 3D Printing on a Budget: The recent rise in 3D printing has helped push forward medical innovation and technology. Often thought of as an expensive endeavor, this presentation will cover how attendees can begin implementing 3D printing in their simulation center. The presentation will briefly cover the history of 3D printing, basic 3D printing terminology/technology, and the different 3D printing resources that exist. This presentation will focus on budget friendly printers, materials, and resources.
  • Logistics and Planning for Mass Casualty Events: Mass casualty simulation events require a slightly different approach than the average simulation event. Come to learn about an approach to logistics and planning for mass casualty events, specifically mass shootings, and explore ways you might implement these elements in to your programming.
  • Creating Methods of Organization to Simplify and Sustain Simulation Center Management: A review of the literature showed there is limited information on the management and sustainability for the improvement, necessary to support increased simulation utilization. As an Operational (Coordinator) Technician you are often tasked with researching purchasing decisions and producing creative ideas to meet the technical and administrative demands of a simulation center. Providing administrative support to any simulation center requires innovative approaches to create systemic methods in maintaining ongoing operations and growth of a center. The purpose of this presentation is to deliver tools that will maximize administrative resources.

And dozens more courses pertaining to operating a medical simulation program over the 4 day event!


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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.

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.

About the Host, FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The vision of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences is to be globally recognized as the higher education destination organization that is innovative, inquiry-driven and technologically advanced; drawing diverse top-class faculty, students, staff and others for positive transformation of society with a focus on the health care needs of underserved populations. The STAR Center is at the educational core of the Nicole Wertheim Nursing & Health Sciences Building. It offers students, faculty and community partners one of the most technologically innovative advanced healthcare teaching and research facilities in the region. Visit the STAR Center page to learn more.

Level 3 Healthcare Platinum Sponsor Keynote Address on “Patenting Your Simulation Innovations”

Level 3 Healthcare are an award winning audiovisual system integration company working with hospitals and simulation facilities worldwide and are the exclusive distributors of SIMStation in the US. Their sponsorship includes the opening keynote address from Professor John Rizvi, plus sponsorship of the Opening Reception Wednesday night at Bowlero!

Innovators in the medical industry often focus so much on overcoming the technical obstacles in perfecting their solution that they forget about the importance of an early intellectual property audit.  Others leave the evaluation of patentable subject matter until the very end and often are dismayed to find that all of the time and money invested in creating their solution was worthless because someone already filed a patent first and therefore owns rights to the intellectual property.  In 2013, the U.S. Patent Law underwent the single biggest change in the last century – the move from a “first to invent” to a “first to file” system.  In this presentation, Professor Rizvi covers the critical action steps for successfully accelerating opportunity under the new set of rules by properly evaluating the novelty of their idea and quickly taking the right steps to patent first.

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