Looking Ahead: 2023 Healthcare Simulation Events
Each year, healthcare simulation organizations across the world host a variety of clinical simulation events to bring together learners, simulationists, and medical simulation vendors. These healthcare simulation events are held throughout the year and focus on a number of topics ranging from nursing simulation to pediatric simulation and clinical simulation innovations. Most events require registration, so healthcare simulation professionals hoping to attend one or more events should begin their planning now. This HealthySimulation.com article highlights 2023 clinical simulation events that have been announced to date and shares information about what prospective attendees can expect.
Oftentimes, healthcare simulation learners can receive funding or institutional support to travel to these clinical simulation events. This type of conference experience can provide add industry perspective that learners can bring back to their respective institutions or facilities. Additionally, healthcare simulation conferences provide a means for medical simulation companies to showcase their products and network with leaders across the clinical simulation. There are numerous benefits to attending a healthcare simulation event, and HealthySimulation.com encourages all clinical simulation learners, educators, and leaders to consider participation.
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IMSH 2023: IMSH 2023 will take place from January 21 to January 25, 2023 in-person in Orlando, Florida, and again with a virtual IMSH Delivers option. IMSH will offer hundreds of industry-leading presentations, cementing the event’s place as the world’s premier healthcare simulation education learning event. Those interested in attending do not have to be a member of IMSH to attend. Benefits of attending include session content, multi-disciplinary education, vendor contacts, and hands-on workshops. Plus, this year’s two-day event will feature groundbreaking research regarding guidelines in healthcare simulation.
ACS Surgical Simulation Summit: The ACS Surgical Simulation Summit will take place from March 2 to March 4, 2023, in Chicago, Illinois. The Summit brings together surgeons and simulation center directors, educators, administrators, engineers, and researchers to share best practices, present innovative research, and discuss the latest advances in simulation-based surgical education and training. The 2023 keynote speaker will be Richard K. Reznick, MD, MEd, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Hon). Dr. Reznick is Professor of Surgery and Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Health Sciences, at Queen’s University.
Healthcare Simulation Conference 2023: Elements, Essentials & Excellence: The Healthcare Simulation Conference 2023 “Elements, Essentials & Excellence will take place on March 9, 2023, in Rochester, Minnesota. Hosted by the Mayo Clinic, this in-person conference is designed to provide an opportunity for simulation educators and enthusiasts from clinical and academic settings to connect with colleagues from various professions and roles to share, learn, and grow in areas of simulation-based education, research, innovation, and technology. Grounded in evidence-based best practices, this conference is a platform for simulation novices to experts to gain and disseminate knowledge and skills from a basic overview to new directions in healthcare simulation.
SOMA 2023: The Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) will host a 2023 event from May 15 to May 19, 2023, in Raleigh, North Carolina. SOMA is the only medical association in the world that brings together the unique blend of pre-hospital, tactical, wilderness, austere, disaster, and deployed medicine
2023 Safar Symposium: The Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh will take place on May 18 and May 19, 2023. Topic discussed will include “Plasticity-Inducing Therapies in TBI and Epilepsy,” “Havana Syndrome and the Accidental Asset,” “Modifying the Immune System to Improve Outcome after TBI,” “Physiological Biomarkers in Concussion,” and more.
Euroanaesthesia 2023: Euroanaesthesia 2023 will be held from June 3 to June 5, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. The event is recognized worldwide as one of the most important and inﬂuential annual congresses in anaesthesiology and intensive care. With a history of over 8000 international participants from more than 100 countries and over 130 exhibitors, Euroanaesthesia is truly an outstanding international platform to enhance knowledge, review innovative techniques, learn the guidelines, and communicate, collaborate and network with a large international audience.
Staffordshire University Education and Research Conference 2023: The will take place from March 28 to March 29, 2023, in Birmingham, United Kingdom. For the first time, this conference will be held over two days with two streams running throughout. The theme of this year’s conference is “Ensuring every voice is heard: promoting inclusivity in education, research, and midwifery care.” This exciting annual conference is aimed at all those involved or interested in midwifery education and research.
IPSSW 2023: IPSSW2023, Improving Pediatric Outcomes with Simulation: Human Factors and Technology, will take place from May 17 to May 19, 2023, in Lisbon, Portugal. The event brings renowned global experts to the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation. Join the physicians, nurses, researchers, and educators in three days of in-depth discussion on the role simulation plays to provide safe and effective care for children and infants and the continued expansion of pediatric simulation across the globe.
INACSL 2023: INACSL23 will imagine the future of simulation together from June 14 to June 17, 2023, in Providence, Rhode Island. The INACSL Conference is a leading forum for simulationists, researchers, and solution providers creating the ideal environment to gain and disseminate current, state-of-the-art knowledge in the areas of skills, simulation operations, and applications in an evidenced-based venue.
SimGHOSTS 2023: Hosted by the UNMC Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning/iEXCEL SimGHOSTS USA 2023 will take place from August 1 to August 4, 2023, in Omaha, Nebraska. The event is designed to elevate healthcare simulation delivery with hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and oral presentations delivered by the SimGHOSTS community. Event objectives are to meet with other Simulation Champions and share best practices, network and build long-term industry relationships with peers and vendors, and discuss and develop professional community needs and standards
ISAM 2023: The International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) 2023 will be held from October 18 to October 20, 2023, in Pittsburgh, PA. ISAM is the preeminent annual meeting for the academic makerspace community. Over a span of three days each fall, 350+ faculty, staff, student, and industry leaders gather to share makerspace knowledge, experience, and inspiration in order to maximize impact on (i) the student learning experience and (ii) alumni success.
Additional 2023 Healthcare Simulation Events:
- SESAM Lisbon 2023: June 14-16 2023 – Lisbon, Portugal
- ISQua 2023: August 27-30 2023 – Seoul, South Korea
- Simulation Australasia ASC 2023: August 21-24, 2023 – Adelaide, Australia
- IVRHA 2023: March 3-5, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA
- International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: May 22-24, 2023 Vienna, Austria
- Virtual Medicine 2023 by Cedars Sinai Virtual Medicine: March 30-31, 2023 – Sofitel Hotel, Los Angeles, California
- EMS Today The JEMS Conference and Exhibition: April 25-26, 2023 – Indianapolis, IN
- Healthcare Simulation In-Person Conference 2023: Elements, Essentials & Excellence in Healthcare Simulation: March 9-10, 2023 – Rochester, MN
- UT Southwestern Simulation Center Quality Improvement and Research Forum – May 17, 2023
- Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN): June 17-21, 2023 – New Orleans, LA
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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 Dr. Abigail Baily in Las Vegas, Nevada with their newborn daughter and two crazy dachshunds.