August 19, 2020By Lance Baily

World’s First Virtual TeleSimulation Conference Announced for September 22nd

The world’s first International TeleSimulation in Healthcare Conference is bringing together leading healthcare simulation educators and experts from around the world to share advances and innovations in telesimulation methods, curriculum, and tools. A huge number of medical simulation programs have been forced to explore new ways to provide clinical learning and training experiences, either due to a closure of campus based sim labs or because of the loss of clinical rotations — and so telesimulation utilized has increased tenfold in just the past few months. This new conference is specifically design to support those exploring or using telesimulation from a community of healthcare professionals who have already pioneered some of these uncharted waters!

The 1st Annual International Telesimulation Conference takes place on September 22nd only, from 7AM EST to 5PM EST and only costs $150 per attendee.

The conference organizers, Dr. Kevin Ching Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics and Dr. Timothy C. Clapper, PhD,  Director of Education & Associate Professor both from Weill Cornell Medicine New York-Presbyterian Simulation Center ask us “How will medical education adapt to the pandemic era?” In the era of COVID-19, telesimulation leverages video conferencing technologies to enhance remote learning while physically distancing all participants.

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Innovations developed during the COVID-19 crisis provide a cost-effective way to engage learners beyond a hospital or simulation center’s borders. Not only does telesimulation offer the opportunity for healthcare providers to strengthen skills as part of emergency crisis preparation, it can build long-term interprofessional partnerships. Preparing for a New Normal is ideal for nurses, physicians, advanced practice providers, students, and other healthcare practitioners.

About the Keynote Speakers:

Mindi Anderson, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN Professor and Director of the Healthcare Simulation Program, University of Central Florida College of Nursing: Dr. Anderson has been involved with simulation-based research for over 13 years and is an internationally-known simulation leader. Research areas include those related to simulation best practices and most recently, include virtual/augmented reality and telesimulation. She is one of the Associate Editors for the journal Simulation and Gaming and is an Editorial Board member for the journal Simulation in Healthcare. She holds numerous awards and honors.

Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B Founder & CEO of Lance is the Founder and Advisor to the Board of, 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” provides in-depth articles supporting the technical integration of healthcare simulation in any sized program. Lance’s background also includes serving as Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, Simulation Technician for the LA Community College District, volunteer fire fighter, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada where they are expecting their first born later this year. Lance will speak on “The Past, Present, and Future of Healthcare Simulation”:

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In his best selling book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell examines the factors that contribute to an individual’s success. Throughout his book, Gladwell theorizes how historical and cultural circumstances can pave the way for such phenomenal success — pointing out examples like how the best hockey players are born in January, and the majority of the world’s computer industry leaders were all raised in Silicon valley during 1955.

In his highly praised plenary presentation, Lance asks “What can the healthcare simulation industry learn from a similar exploration of its own past, present, and future?”. Utilizing a visual journey through a “tree of time”, Lance will demonstrate key waypoints that enabled other high-stakes industries like aviation to become one of the safest in the world — and parallels the quickly approaching changes that will fundamentally disrupt healthcare education, training, and patient safety forever.

Lance will not only explain what Klingon surgery, police body cameras, and Roman legionnaires all have in common but also why new technologies such as TeleSimulation hold the keys to the future of clinical simulation and, ultimately, better patient care.

Complete List Thus Far of Amazing Presentations and Their Primary Speakers (et al.):

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Virtual and In-Person Didactics in a Pandemic (Mills)
  • Building Care Teams via IPE Telesimulation (Andrighetti)
  • Virtual Escape Rooms to Build Teamwork and Enhance Communication (Kutzin)
  • Accessible VR Design: Creating Immersive Educational Content With 360-Degree Video (Baluyot
  • So You Created Virtual Simulation, Now What? (Noble
  • Visualizing the Extent of Aerosol Contamination During the Care of COVID-19 Patients (Pan)
  • Telesimulation Goodie Bags: Low Cost, High Impact Task Trainers For Virtual Education (Shin)
  • How to Transform Your Classroom with Augmented and Mixed Reality (Patel)
  • Implementing a Blended, Video-Assisted Approach For An Interprofessional (IPE) Telesimulation Event In a Didactic Setting (Mayol-Kreiser)
  • Learning In The Time of COVID: Adaptation Of Internship Preparation Program For Virtual Learning (Cobb)
  • Transforming Live, Hands-on Simulation to Virtual Simulation for Nursing Students (Podlinski)
  • Kickstarting Kern’s Steps: Why You Should Modify Your Simulation Curriculum & Where to Start (Hildreth)
  • Synopsis Of The International Distance Simulation Summit: “Turning Obstacles Into Opportunity” (Walsh)
  • The Development of a Video Simulation Training to Educate Emergency Medicine Residents on Airway Protocols for COVID-19 (Rider)
  • Global Health Simulation during COVID (Peralta)
  • A New Virtual Reality: Adapting Undergraduate Medical Education Simulation Experiences In The COVID-19 Era (Van Genderen)

Additional Sessions Include:

  • Transition To Virtual: A Look At Planning And Implementing A Pharmacy OSCE Event (Parbuoni)
  • TeleSimulation: Acceptable and Feasible For Medical Student Education During Time of COVID (Sanseau)
  • Emergency Medicine Just-in-Time Simulation Training during a Pandemic (Balbin)
  • Student Satisfaction With Telesimulation As A Virtual Simulation Tool for Teaching Clinical Reasoning and Nontechnical Skills In An Undergraduate Medical School (Cobian)
  • Virtual Asynchronous Oral Boards Practice: A Supplemental Course (Riekena)
  • Nursing Orientation using Simulation during a Pandemic (Balbin)
  • Leveraging Technology to Operationalize Simulated Patient Training for Unexpected Remote Simulation (Turley)
  • Lessons Learned From Teaching Communication Skills to Medical Students in Times of COVID (Major)
  • Intraprofessional Communication: Pediatric Simulation and Telehealth Technology, Promoting Enhanced Communication Skills in Graduate and Pre-licensure Nursing Programs (Eckhoff)
  • Outpatient Internal Medicine In The Virtual World – Can It Be Made Personal? (Nguyen)
  • Small Center, Small Staff, Big Win: Detailing How a Small Simulation Center Can Achieve Success With Virtual Simulation In The Setting of The COVID-19 Pandemic (Sansbury)
  • TeleSimBox2.0: Hot Keys (Sanseau)
  • Pilot of a Virtual Curriculum In Pregnancy Options Counseling For Pediatric Residents (Kirkpatrick)

Learn More & Register Now on the TeleSimulation Conference Website

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