FLASIC Latin American Clinical Simulation Congress: Cancun Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Federación Latinoamericana de Simulación Clínica y Seguridad del Paciente, aka FLASIC, is the Federation Organization of Medical Simulation Societies from Latin countries in the Western hemisphere. HealthySimulation.com recently interviewed FLASIC President Dr. Rodrigo Rubio to learn more about the organization, its research journal, and its 2019 conference event this October 30th to November 1st in Cancun, Mexico!

About Federación Latinoamericana de Simulación Clínica (FLASIC)

In 2007 the Latin American Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ALASIC) was founded by members from different Northern, Central and South American countries with the idea of building collaboration and networking from across the continent. In 2017, the FLASIC organization was born from ALASIC to act a federation of smaller regional simulation societies, which now maintains almost 1,000 members from 7 different societies who can collaborate and share via an online network.


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Cancun Congress Event October 30 – November 1st

Every 2 years FLASIC holds its biennial conference with the 2019 being held in Cancun this October 30th to November 1st. The event will host workshops, lectures, posters, and an exhibit hall, all in an all inclusive hotel right near the beach!

Keynote speakers include José Maestre from Spain, speaking on simulation faculty development, Marlova Silva from Chile speaking on simulation implementation, Roger Daglius from Brazil speaking on clinical simulation innovation, and Grl. Dr. Octavio Ruíz from Mexico speaking on leadership in healthcare simulation.


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The organizing committee of the Latin American Congress of Clinical Simulation 2019 Cancun invites the community to participate clinical simulation with scientific papers or workshops, with keynote lectures already planned from:

  • Dr. Octavio Ruiz Speare: Leadership in Simulation in Healthcare.
  • Dr. Roger Daglius Dias: Innovation in Medical Simulation
  • Dr. Jose Maria Maestre: Faculty training in Healthcare simulation
  • Lic. Marlova Silva Breuer: Implementation of a Clinical simulation project
  • Esmerita Ignacia Opazo Moralez: Development and evaluation of transversal skills with the use of simulated patient.
  • Juan Manual Gimenez: Development of simulators, low – cost 3D printing for undergraduate and graduate practices.

Cancun is one of the most important tourist destination in Mexico, recognized internationally for its beautiful beaches of fine white sand and turquoise sea. Those who travel to Cancun have the opportunity to spend the day sunbathing on the beaches of white sand and beautiful blue hues.

About the FLASIC Journal (English)

Simulation research in Latin America has grown considerably in the lat few years. Due to the challenges of publishing research for their primarily-Spanish speaking members in english journals, the organization has developed its own journal to support simulation to latin speaking audiences. The new journal already has 3 publications produced with 3 planned per year.

About the FLASIC Journal (Spanish)

La Revista Latinoamericana de Simulación Clínica es Órgano de difusión de la Federación Latinoamericana de Simulación Clínica y Seguridad del Paciente. Es una publicación cuatrimestral editada por Graphimedic S.A de C.V. Derechos reservados de acuerdo a la Ley en los países signatarios de la Convención Panamericana y la Convención Internacional sobre Derechos de Autor. Reserva de derechos al uso exclusivo: En trámite. Los conceptos publicados en los artículos son responsabilidad exclusiva de los autores y no reflejan necesariamente las opiniones o recomendaciones de la Federación Latinoamericana de Simulación Clínica y Seguridad del Paciente y de la Revista. La responsabilidad intelectual de los artículos y fotografías firmados revierte a sus autores. Queda estrictamente prohibida la reproducción total o parcial de los contenidos e imágenes de la publicación en cualquier medio impreso o digital sin previa autorización por escrito del Editor.

Visit the FLASIC Website to Learn More About the Organization!

Visit the Congress Website to Learn More About the Cancun Event!


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