January 27, 2020By Lance Baily

Leading Sim Tech Organization SimGHOSTS Shares 2020 Updates

SimGHOSTS, aka The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists is excited about 2020! SimGHOSTS is the world’s only organization dedicated specifically to supporting those who are operating medical simulation technologies. From global hands-on training events to online professional development resources, SimGHOSTS is the best place to find support from your technical community. Here below then are some of the latest updates from SimGHOSTS and news about events, learning frameworks, job opportunities and more!

The theme for SG20USA in Dallas is Learn, Link, Lead. This has inspired the SimGHOSTS board of directors to think about how they can “Learn, Link and Lead” with all of you in 2020. They have learned a lot about simulation technology roles, and have used this to develop a Capability Framework which launched this week. They are also linking with other clinical simulation organizations for events, webinars and member/subscriber discounts. Last but certainly not least, they are supporting the leaders in their community through their mentorship program, presentation and publication opportunities, and volunteer roles and career development. Stay tuned as we make more announcements in the coming months.

SimGHOSTS Had a Ball at IMSH 2020: The SimGHOSTS team were out in full force at IMSH 2020 in San Diego this week. Visitors to the SimGHOSTS booth scored limited edition SimGHOSTS t-shirts, and entered prize draws for Bose Soundsport Wireless Earphones and a free registration to SimGHOSTS USA in Dallas later this year. Congratulations to winners Samuel Shapiro and Liz Parker! They hosted a mixer on Sunday night and had a great time catching up with the regulars and newbies to this Sim Tribe! Check out the SimGHOSTS twitter account for details on what they got up to.

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New Framework Means Better Learning: The star of the SimGHOSTS show was the launch of the SimGHOSTS Capability Framework for Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists. This is the result of research into hundreds of position descriptions and recruitment notices from around the world and provides structure and definition to simulation operations, technology and management roles. Get your copy here!

It’s Saudi Arabia Registration Time: Registration for SimGHOSTS Saudi Arabia is now open. Join them in the state of the art Simulation Skills and Development Center at Princess Nourah University in Riyadh, one of the largest purpose-built simulation facilities in the world. The program being held February 26-28, 2020 will feature a range of international presenters and include workshops and demonstrations for the practical application of simulation technologies. Limited abstracts are being accepted through February 5. Learn more.

SimGHOSTS X Memphis One Day Event registrations have opened! This one-day program to be held on April 3rd at the UTHSC Center for Healthcare Innovation and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) in Memphis, TN will allow you to experience all the best that SimGHOSTS has to offer. Learn more.

Submit Your Presentation to the SimGHOSTS Annual Event: The SGUSA20 abstract deadline of February 18 is right around the corner. Share your ideas and projects with the community and receive feed back from your peers. And remember, presenting an abstract helps to develop your presentation skills, an essential competence for advancing your career. Submit an abstract today! Learn more.

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You’ll Kick Yourself If You Miss these Blogs: Do you know how to choose the right tool for the job? Read their latest blog to brush up on the latest research on simulator effectiveness.
Having a Preventative Maintenance Plan Can Save You Money. Read Billie Paschal’s blog and download a preventative maintenance log for your sim center. These SimGHOSTS champs love sharing what they know about sim technology. Check out their 10 most-read blogs in 2019 and more here!

Welcome to the Sim Tribe: A big warm welcome to new subscribers in December– Mohammed Abdalroug Abuzitoon, Sarah Gibbs, Matthew “Brian” Hill-Kipling, Terresa Taylor, Shirley Traversy, and the champs at Grand Canyon University – College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions, Midwestern State University, Monash Rural Health Mildura, and SHARE at University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies– thanks for joining! And it’s great to see Dr. James Dale Colquitt, Jr., Linda Jacobs, Sally Larson, Robert Long, Lisa Price, Barry Robinson, Jeffrey M. Stout and the team at University of Helsinki Faculty of Medicine, Skilla back for another year.

Check out these highlights from the SimGHOSTS Career Center:

  • NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine is looking for a Director of Simulation Learning.
  • UCLA School of Nursing has an opening for a Simulation Technology Specialist
  • Clemson University is looking for an Assistant Professor in Visual Computing

There are many more healthcare simulation technology and operations positions at the SimGHOSTS Careers Center. While you are there check out the resources section to get free help with your application and interview.

Visit the SimGHOSTS Website Now for All This & More!

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