International Pediatric Simulation Society Hosts Annual Event Virtually This October 26-28
The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) is pivoting their annual Workshop Conference Event “IPSSW” to a completely Virtual event now called “IPSSV” for 2020. The organization’s leadership and the meeting organizing committee have been closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and have decided that for the safety of everyone involved, they needed to transform this conference. As such, the organization is excited to announce that “IPSSV 2020: A Virtual Experience” will be an innovative, interactive, live streaming pediatric simulation conference which we are sharing more about here today.
The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) is dedicated entirely to pediatric, perinatal, and associated health care providers and organizations utilizing simulation-based education to improve care and safety for children. The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) was founded in 2008 by 11 multi-national pediatric medical practitioners. Their goal was to promote multi-disciplinary simulation in all healthcare subspecialties that treat infants and children, and their mission is to inspire, grow and lead the global Pediatric Simulation community. These professionals strive to bring the knowledge and skills they have gained to the widest possible audience, and welcome all healthcare professionals who care for children and infants regardless of where one practices, for they truly are global their mindset. Since their first meeting in Stockholm, membership to the International Pediatric Simulation Society has grown to span the globe.
The dates for IPSSV will remain as previously planned, 26-28 October 2020, with more details related to agenda and details coming out weekly. The organization’s commitment holds just as true to this virtual convening, as it does to their in-person IPSSW. The goal remains to offer a program allowing presentations of scientific work to be accessible to their global membership. This virtual convening is being developed to exceed clinical simulation champion expectations and promises to be just as engaging, thought provoking, and relevant as ever before!
For the virtual event, registration fees have been reduced from those of an in-person event reflecting both the value of the incredible content as well as a reduction in expenses. Fees are tiered for standard access to the live event and premium access for the live event plus 12 full months of on-demand content and exclusive access to a premium education series. Members in Low and Middle-Income countries can attend with standard access for free or opt for twelve-month premium access for a discounted rate. Student pricing is also available. Larger institutions can send an unlimited number of attendees for a flat fee.
IPSSV’s schedule is built on a modular format with sessions scheduled so that members around the world can participate and earn CME/CNE credits. The conference is presented through a robust, online platform that offers you all of the elements found at our in-person convening including video chat networking with other attendees, CME/CNE credits, a virtual exhibit hall, workshops, keynote speakers, oral themed sessions and posters. Benefits include:
- Networking with peers via video chat, session discussions and messaging
- Experiencing cutting-edge technology from sponsors in the virtual exhibit hall and special demo sessions
- Earning CME/CNE credits in an efficient, cost-effective way
- Gaining valuable insight from a new keynote speaker every day
- Developing new skills in daily workshops
- Engaging with authors of the latest advancements in the field through oral themed sessions and discussion
- Gathering and providing feedback for ongoing work presented in the poster gallery
IPSSV is the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation and connects: Physicians, nurses, allied, healthcare professionals, administrators, researchers, simulation educators, technicians, and students.
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.