May 18, 2020By Lance Baily

Healthcare Simulation Conferences Go Virtual This Summer & Discount Codes

The number of medical simulation conferences that have either been postponed or cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19 is staggering. However, several summer events and online opportunities from leading healthcare simulation non-profit organizations and educational institutions has started to help fill in the gaps, with multiple must-attend event opportunities coming soon! Join these organizations for powerful learning, networking, and connecting this summer and beyond!

SimGHOSTS Launches Global Experience Event August 4-7: The entire world is sharing some new challenges at the moment, so we have decided to open up our SimGHOSTS USA event to simulationists around the world. You don’t need to worry about travel restrictions, social distancing, quarantine or self-isolation, and you don’t have all the added expense of flights and hotels. SimGHOSTS USA 2020 has had a makeover and is now online and accessible to everyone.

The SimGHOSTS Global Experience links with your physical world through all five senses, not just sight and sound. Workshop materials are delivered to your door so that you can get the hands-on experience and skill development that you expect from a SimGHOSTS event. Connect with fellow participants through the event app and engage in meaningful discussions, debates and deliberations about all things healthcare simulation. Use text chat to continue the conversation across time zones or if you prefer a real-time face-to-face connection it’s easy. Their app has one-to-one and group video chat capabilities built in!

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Serious Play Virtual Online Conference: This online conference offers healthcare training professionals up to date information on creating, using, evaluating, AR, VR, Simulations and Game-Based Programs. Healthcare professionals can take in a full slate of lectures and hands-on workshops about the use of AR, VR, simulations and serious games at Serious Play Conference Online, Tuesday-Thursday, June 23-25. Special HealthySim discount code below!

The conference offers a full track for training and instructional design professionals on creating, purchasing and using affordable AR, VR and simulation trainings. Professionals can gain knowledge and skills they can apply immediately. Just a few of the confirmed sessions:

  • Essential ICU Nurse Training Forced Online During the Pandemic
  • How Do We Make Immersive VR More Scalable, Accessible
  • How to Measure Success From Your VR Training Programs
  • Game-based Transition to Practice Nursing Program
  • Integrating Hardware into Serious Games Training Software
  • How Games Work Well for Healthcare Training
  • What Makes a Game Empathetic?
  • WORKSHOP: Micro-Learning, the Next Great Innovation in Healthcare or Any Training

Use the PROMO DISCOUNT CODE “HEALTHYSIM” for a 40% discount on your registration! For more information on this three-day, online conference, visit the Serious Games Website today!

Education Management Solutions Offers Powerful Webinars: Education Management Solutions SimulationIQ is an industry pioneer in simulation-based solutions for healthcare training environments – ranging from clinical simulation management software and hardware to counselor education and case authoring, content for nursing simulation scenarios, and interactive computer-based training tools. Their free to attend ongoing webinar series focuses on core topics necessary to start and advance a clinical simulation program, with new presentations almost every month and several years worth of recorded material to review! All are must watch!

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UPMC’s WISER Sim Center Offers Online Tech Sim Program: Based upon the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s (SSH) CHSOS blueprints, WISER is pleased to offer the global healthcare simulation community the opportunity to enroll in their Online TechSim Program. The Tech Sim Online program was designed to help those who are new to the clinical simulation industry or new to the role of simulation operations. During this time when some simulation centers have shut down due to coronavirus, this may be a great time for some to take this online course!

With over 26 years of operational experience, WISER is accredited in all categories by SSH; additionally, a majority of WISER’s Operations team are Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialists (CHSOS). WISER supports the University of Pittsburgh Health Science programs and the UPMC hospital system (including eight additional Satellite sites within hospitals) making WISER one of the world’s busiest simulation centers (supporting more than 2,000 classes per year)! The courses topics generally include: scenario design, repair and maintenance, AV, calendar management, and many more. The Tech Sim Online Course Fee is only $150.

Simulation Canada: Courses Moving Online: Simulation Canada’s online learning programs are a new and exciting education initiative. They structure our online courses as facilitated, interactive programs to maintain the connections and community-building among peers and experts that are a hallmark of our in-person courses. Four courses are currently available for online professional development:

  • Keystones Apex: Comprehensive fundamentals in simulation in healthcare
  • Briefing, Debriefing and Facilitating Simulations
  • Scenario Writing
  • Simulation Research Primer

Courses are offered in an e-learning environment that encourages flexible engagement with peers and course content. Each course is facilitated by Simulation Canada experts and experienced faculty members. Like their in-person courses, online courses may be arranged as private offerings for single organizations or as open courses.

INACSL To Share More Info Soon About Move to Virtual 2020 Event: The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) is committed to bringing you the resources you need to continue to provide top-notch education to our future health professionals. The Nursing Simulation organizers are pleased to announce that they will be holding a robust virtual conference that will bring you some of the same education, exhibitors, and networking opportunities as the in-person conference scheduled for June 24-26, in Raleigh, North Carolina. They appreciate your patience as they work out the details of all of the ways they will be able to provide you with resources during this pandemic. They hope you consider participating virtually to showcase your work, share ideas and solutions, network, and support our organization! More information is coming soon!

Visit Our Healthcare Simulation Events Page for All the Latest Updates!

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