October 7, 2022By Lance Baily

Registration Ends Soon: S3 Conference 2022 ‘Transforming the Healthcare Simulation Spectrum’

The use of healthcare simulation across education and training is a global practice. In Singapore, the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS), Society for Simulation in Europe (SESAM), and The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS), host an annual S3 Conference to showcase industry highlights and relay new clinical simulation insights. This year, the event returns from October 19 to 21, 2022 at Academia, Singapore, with pre-conference workshops being held from October 17 to 18. This HealthySimulation.com article relays information about the S3 Conference 22 and shares how individuals can register.

Designed to gather the brightest minds and ideas in healthcare simulation at one venue in Singapore, the S3 Conference is currently Asia’s leading healthcare simulation event. Each year, the conference aims to showcase the transformation of healthcare simulation and harness the latest technologies and techniques to propel patient care standards to greater heights.

In 2022, delegates will be able to enjoy opportunities to learn from globally renowned experts in healthcare simulation on a broad spectrum of topics that will supplement existing training practices in a practical and in-depth manner. Over a period of 2.5 days, they will also be presented with the llatest technological advances to transform healthcare simulation-based training and learning for better patient care.

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Delegates set to present have a wide array of clinical simulation topics planned for discussion, including those geared at transforming the learning of healthcare professionals. According to S3 Conference leadership, there will be parallel sessions available, focused on the following categories:

  • Assessment using Simulation
  • Center Management & Technical Operations
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Faculty Development and Debriefing
  • Integration of Research in Simulation
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Patient Safety / Quality Improvement
  • Technology and Innovation

The S3 organization emphasized that this year’s theme is especially relevant and timely, with COVID-19 accelerating healthcare digital transformation through simulation and playing a critical role in training healthcare professionals during this pandemic. S3 states that this is due to medial simulation’s dynamism and versatility. Further, S3 reports that simulation-based education and training have been pivotal in equipping healthcare professionals with the necessary skills in such unprecedented times, contributing immensely towards transformative learning and allowing for deliberate practice in a safe environment.

S3 Conference: What Attendees Can Expect

According to S3, participants in this year’s conference can look forward to learning from internationally renowned experts in healthcare simulation on a broad spectrum of topics dedicated to serious games, virtual, augmented, and mixed reality applications, as well as exploring new modalities such as gamification.

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“There is so much more to share at S3 2022, with best practices to take home now, plan our next educational interventions, as well as stimulate ideas to push beyond the boundaries of healthcare simulation for the future,” S3 Conference’s website states. “Together, let’s continue to innovate and share our knowledge in transforming the healthcare simulation spectrum to propel patient care standards to greater heights!”

Dr. Marc Lazarovici, SESAM, UK, Co-chairperson of the S3 Conference 2022 and Head of Simulation Centre at the Institute of Emergency Medicine, Medical Centre of the Munich at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany, added that after close to a three-year COVID-induced hiatus, the S3 Conference is set to return with a greater significance this year as simulationists reunite the healthcare simulation community to share their experiences and best practices in adapting to the modalities and delivery of healthcare simulation in the ‘new normal.”

He says that, as the theme is “Transforming the Healthcare Simulation Spectrum: Now, Next and Beyond,” this year’s Conference is clearly oriented toward the future developments of healthcare simulation brought on by the rapid technological advances during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lazarovici believes the pandemic has provided us with an impetus for change, cementing the need for clinical simulation to compensate for and supplement existing practices in healthcare delivery.

“The S3 Conference 2022 will have a strong program line-up that’s founded on the collective experience of various healthcare simulation experts around the world, providing delegates with an opportunity to engage with as well as inject fresh ideas to expand their knowledge and perspectives on simulation practice,” Lazarovici writes.

More About SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Center

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Center (AMC) draws on the collective strengths of SingHealth and Duke-NUS Medical School to drive the transformation of healthcare and provide affordable, accessible, and quality care to patients. The Center boasts a network of acute hospitals, national specialty centers, community hospitals, and polyclinics offering over 40 clinical specialties, as well as a talent pool of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, researchers, educators, faculty members, and administrators.

SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC completes basic science, clinical, translational, and health services research on a variety of disease areas, with the aim of finding solutions to better prevent, diagnose or treat diseases that are relevant to the region. The Center has a rich ecosystem of core research services and research institutes to support our researchers and team to make groundbreaking discoveries and translate them from bench to bedside.

SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC recognizes the importance of advancing medical knowledge and embracing life-long learning to equip the Center’s healthcare workforce and build a pipeline of healthcare professionals for the future. SingHealth Duke-NUS AMC Colleges and Institutes are committed to nurturing the next generation of clinicians, nurses, and allied health professionals, and providing continuous training for healthcare professionals in Singapore and around the region.

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