May 23, 2022By Lance Baily

Save $100+ with Early Bird Registration for SimGHOSTS USA 2022

Each year, The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS) organizes an annual conference for clinical simulation leaders and community members to come together to network, share, and learn. In the event’s 12th year, the theme of the international United States-based non-profit organization’s conference is “Embracing Connection: Creativity and Community in a Changing World.” Interested participants can currently save over $100 through Early Bird registration, which runs until June 15, 2022.

Hosted by the Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, SimGHOSTS USA 2022 is an in-person event that will include hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and oral presentations. Under the theme, the SG22USA program will highlight the use of technology and virtual environments in simulation programs and aims to bring the spectrum of simulation professionals together to improve learner and patient outcomes.

SimGHOSTS added that “In just two short years our world and how we deliver healthcare simulation has transformed and continues to evolve. A changing world requires new ways of working. Ways that are smarter and more agile than ever before. We strongly believe that collaboration accelerates innovation during these transitioning times.”

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Topics covered by the SG22USA Program will include high-fidelity manikin hardware and software operation, maintenance, and repair, as well as audiovisual system design and integration, operation, and troubleshooting. The program will also discuss 3D Printing, casting and molding, fabrication and prototyping.

By learning about career development and staff management, international healthcare simulation education practices, and beginner to advanced moulage creation and application, learners attending SimGHOSTS USA 2022 will gain a strong understanding of how healthcare simulation is working to change the medical landscape. To round out their knowledge of the industry, additional items covered will include medical terminology, physiology, pharmacology, virtual environments, and serious games. Primary meeting objectives are to:

  • Meet with other Simulation Champions and share best practices
  • Network and build long term industry relationships with peers and vendors
  • Discuss and develop professional community needs and standards

Who Should Attend SG22USA?

According to SimGHOSTS, anyone involved in the technical operation of a clinical simulation lab, or clinical educators who contribute to the day-to-day operation of simulation spaces should consider attending this event. This population includes AV and IT department staff members who are responsible for supporting the simulation program.

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Other groups within the healthcare simulation community who is recommended to attend SG22USA are educators, game developers, academics, and clinicians who are interested in learning more about how to use different medical simulation modalities to achieve learner outcomes and how to collect data on clinical simulation activities.

Overall, anyone evaluating clinical simulation technology for purchasing decisions should strongly consider attending. This is because many major industry vendors exhibit and/or demonstrate their range at SimGHOSTS events.


Tuesday, August, 2 | Pre-Conference Day

  • 8:30 AM – Registration Opens
  • 9 AM – Morning Pre-conference Workshops (includes break)
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch (for Full-day attendees)
  • 12:45 PM – Afternoon Pre-conference Workshops (includes break)

Wednesday, August 3

  • 8:30 AM – Registration Opens
  • 9:30 AM – Welcome and Official Opening
  • 10 AM – Keynote Presentation
  • 11 AM – Morning Break
  • 11:40 AM – Block A Sessions (6 options)
  • 12:45 PM – Block B Sessions (6 options)
  • 1:35 PM – Lunch
  • 2:35 PM – Plenary Presentation
  • 3:30 PM – Afternoon Break
  • 4:10 PM – Block C Sessions (5 options)
  • 5 PM – Close

Thursday, August 4

  • 8:45 AM – Doors Open
  • 9:15 AM – Announcements
  • 9:45 AM – Block D Sessions (6 options)
  • 10:50 AM – Morning Break
  • 11:30 AM – Block E Sessions (5 options)
  • 1:10 PM – Lunch
  • 2:10 PM – Plenary Presentation
  • 3:25 PM – Afternoon Break
  • 4 PM – Block F Sessions (6 options)
  • 5 PM – Close

Friday, August 5

  • 9:15 AM – Announcements
  • 9:30 – Plenary Presentation
  • 10:35 AM – Block G Sessions (6 options)
  • 11:40 AM – Block H Sessions (5 options)
  • 12:30 AM – Closing Ceremony

More About SimGHOSTS

By offering support and resources to medical simulation professionals, SimGHOSTS hopes to create a healthcare education culture where people are empowered to use simulation technology to improve learning and patient care outcomes. For this reason, SimGHOSTS has created six core values, the first of which is to innovate the world of healthcare simulation and patient safety.

Other organizational core values include advocating for those operating healthcare simulation technology spaces, educating the professional community to improve outcomes, and networking with global community members at regional events and online hubs. The last two core values are to engage champions, institutions, and organizations, and zeal for the craft of simulation in healthcare throughout the community and profession.

SimGHOSTS events provide hands-on training workshops, special pre-symposium courses, and podium presentations in manikin programming and hardware repair; A/V system design, integration, and consolidation; IT networking and debugging; trauma and suturing moulage makeup; video production and editing techniques; team communication and leadership; medical pharmacology for scenarios; career development and staff management; virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and more.

More About Baylor University LHSON

The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is located in the heart of Dallas and prepares baccalaureate and graduate-level nurses within a Christian community for professional practice, healthcare leadership, and worldwide service. LHSON provides a competitively robust education through the integration of faith and academic excellence; Baylor nurses have been called to make a difference and care for others by serving as Jesus’ hands and feet. Their distinguished reputation exemplifies our motto: Learn. Lead. Serve.

LHSON Simulation is in the midst of a large expansion, from approximately 2,500 square feet to almost 35,000 square feet. This growth was made possible by the opening of the new Academic Building in June 2018. Vacated classrooms, faculty offices, and administrative spaces made way for more lab spaces and the creation of the Clinical Simulation Building (CSB). The LHSON Simulation Staff is also growing and redefining roles. The current 3-person team oversees all administrative, educational, and operational responsibilities. Recently, we added additional support to six new full-time staff simulation educators.

The Sim Labs include the Health Assessment Lab, Professional Nursing Practice Skills Lab, Don A. and Ruth Buchholz High-Fidelity Sim Lab, Obstetrics and Perioperative Simulation Suite, Community Health Simulation Suite, Hybrid Simulation classroom, and 55–seat auditorium. The creation of a 10-room Outpatient Simulation Suite and a Pediatric Simulation Suite is underway. This expansion in physical space allows for a substantial increase in simulation-based activities integrated throughout the undergraduate and graduate programs.

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