May 17, 2022By Lance Baily

IPSSW 2022 to Support Pediatric, Perinatal Simulation Professionals

The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) is a key organization across the clinical simulation community. This year, the organization will bring renowned global experts together for the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation at the 14th Annual International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW 2022) from June 10 to June 13, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The event theme is “Exploring Cultural Dimensions of Simulation: Diversity, Debrief, Disseminate.” The goal is to help support physicians, nurses, researchers, and educators during three days of in-depth discussion on the role healthcare simulation play to provide safe and effective care for children and infants. IPSSW 2022 will also highlight the continued expansion of pediatric simulation across the globe.

Each year, IPSSW provides attending participants with the opportunity to expand ideas, broaden horizons and promote excellence in education and investigative research. The conference also provides networking and knowledge exchanges, hands-on workshops, roundtable sessions, special interest groups, and poster presentations.

Since the first IPSS meeting in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, the year the society was founded by 11 multi-national pediatric medical practitioners, membership in the International Pediatric Simulation Society has grown immensely. Involving healthcare specialists from over 30 countries, the goal of the IPSS and this annual event remains to promote multidisciplinary simulation in all healthcare subspecialties that treat infants and children. Further, the associated vision of IPSS and IPSSW is that children and families come to have the best healthcare opportunities possible.

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The first conference speaker for IPSSW 2022 on June 10 will be the renowned Swati Mohan, Ph.D. Her presentation is titled, “Use of Simulations to Prepare for the Perseverance Rover’s Landing on Mars.” She is the Supervisor for the Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Systems Engineering group at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Mohan joined NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2004, after completing her B.S from Cornell University in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

Before this, she was working as a systems engineer on Cassini during Saturn Orbit Insertion and Huygens Probe release, she returned to graduate school and received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics/Astronautics from the MIT Space Systems Laboratory. For the past 8 years, Dr. Mohan has been the Lead Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Systems Engineer for Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.

Swati Mohan IPSSW

The second speaker for IPSSW 2022 on June 10th is Dr. Sacha Muller-Botti, MD, FANZCA. His presentation is titled, “Navigating Cultural Differences in Debriefing for Simulation in Healthcare.” Born in Chile, Muller-Botti became a doctor and an anesthetist before migrating permanently to Australia in 2007. While in Australia, he worked for a hospital with a state-of-the-art simulation centre and became fascinated with the learning that happens through debriefing.

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He has been working with the Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS) since 2014. Through the Centre for Medical Simulation (CMS)m Boston, MA, and Hosptial Virtual Valdecilla (HvV), Santander = Spain, he has instructed the IMS Course in English and Spanish in Spain, Latin America, Australia, and Saudi Arabia.

Sacha Muller-Botti

The third speaker for IPSSW 2022 is Dr. Susan “Suzie” Kardong-Edgren, who will be presenting “Dissemination: Not What It Used to Be…” She is the President-Elect of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing and an Associate Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.

Another one of our incredible speakers at IPSSW 2022 is Dr. Peter Dieckmann! As a Senior Scientist at the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Simulation, he has great insight and wisdom to impart through his talk on the morning of June 12. She is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and educational researcher with over 120 publications.

Kardong-Edgren was also a consultant on the landmark National Council of Nursing National Simulation Study that determined that up to 50% of traditional clinical could be replaced with high-quality simulation and will reprise that role again in the National Council Simulation Study 2.0.

Susan "Suzie" Kardong-Edgren

IPSSW 2022 Schedule

Friday, June 10

  • 9:00 – 16:00 – Registration Opens
  • 9:00 – 13:00 – INSPIRE Meeting
  • 14:00 – 15:15 – IPSS Welcome + Keynote
  • 15:30 – 16:30 – Poster Presentations (Curriculum Development, Resuscitation, Safety Virtual Simulation)
  • 16:30 – 17:30 IPSS Business Meeting
  • 17:30 – 18:30 – Welcome Reception / Happy Hour

Saturday, June 11

  • 7:00 – 18:00 – Registration
  • 8:00 – 8:15 – IPSS Welcome
  • 8:15 – 9:15 – Keynote Session
  • 9:45 – 11:15 – Workshops
  • 11:30 – 1:30 – Off-Site Lunch with Exhibitors
  • 13:30 – 14:45 – Oral Presentations (Neonatal, Communication, Curriculum Development, Assessment and Feedback)
  • 15:00 – 15:30 – Transportation to John’s Hopkins
  • 15:45 – 16:45 – Keynote Session
  • 17:00 – 19:30 – Sim Olympics / Exhibitor Experience / Site Tours / Networking
  • 19:30 – 22:00 – Reception at John’s Hopkins

Sunday, June 12

  • 7:00 – 18:00 – Registration
  • 7:00 – 9:00 – Exhibitor Set Up
  • 8:45 – 10:00 – Morning Announcements and Keynote Session
  • 10:00 – 10:30 – Networking Break with Exhibitors
  • 10:30 – 12:00 – Workshops
  • 12:00 – 13:15 – Lunch with Exhibitors
  • 13:15 – 14:30 – Oral Presentations (VR/XR/AR, Difficult Conversations, Resuscitation, Safety)
  • 14:45 – 15:45 Poster Presentations (Communication, Innovation, Neonatal)
  • 15:45 – 16:15 – Exhibitor Connection Break
  • 16:15 – 17:45 – Workshops

Monday, June 13

  • 7:30 – 13:00 – Registration
  • 8:00 – 0815 – Morning Announcements
  • 8:15 – 9:45 – Workshops
  • 9:45 – 10:15 – Exhibit and Connection Break
  • 10:15 – 11:15 – Poster Presentations (Assessment and Feedback, Team Training, Debriefing)
  • 11:30 – 12:30 – Keynote Session
  • 12:30 – 13:00 IPSS Awards and Closing Remarks
  • 13:00 – IPSSW Concludes

IPSSW 2022 Vendor Attendees

INSPIRE will spend time collaborating around a theme in addition to getting updates from ongoing INSPIRE projects and learning about new project opportunities. All those interested in pediatric simulation research and education are encouraged to attend, network, and learn from peers. INSPIRE is a collaborative group of novice through expert researchers and educators who share a common vision of improving the health and care of children around the world using simulation.

Laerdal representatives will be in attendance at  IPSSW2022 for the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation. They will gather alongside 500 other renowned global experts will gather and discuss the role simulation plays to provide safe and effective care to sick children and infants.

The goal among sponsoring vendors is to engage with attendees including all pediatric subspecialties working in simulation, from novice to expert levels – physicians, nurses, allied health care specialists, simulation experts and researchers, technicians, and administrators.

Will your company be in attendance at IPSS? Let us know by emailing us today!

More About IPSS

IPSS is a global community of pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, pediatric nurses, educators, and other allied health professionals who are dedicated to improving the care of infants and children worldwide. They work to achieve this outcome through multi-disciplinary, simulation-based education, training, and research in pediatric simulation.

The society strives to extend the knowledge and skills that participating members have gained to the widest possible audience. Extending membership and involvement to all healthcare professionals who care for children and infants, regardless of the geographic location where they practice, IPSS has become a global voice influencing worldwide childcare innovation, integration, and motivation. Other benefits of IPSS membership include:

  • Exclusive member discounts on IPSSW
  • Online member portal
  • A scenario library containing over 100 vetted pediatric scenarios categorized by area of specialization
  • Members-only media
  • Leadership opportunities

The organization also remains dedicated to the collection of titles of the most current publications on pediatric simulation from both the PubMed and CINAHL indexing systems. Then, IPSS will present them on the organization’s website for the benefit of the healthcare simulation community.

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