March 27, 2023By Teresa Gore

International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) Hosts May 2023 Event in Lisbon

The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) has an annual healthcare simulation workshop conference, which this year is scheduled for May 17 to May 19, in Lisbon Portugal. The IPSSW 2023 theme is “Improving Pediatric Outcomes with Simulation: Human Factors and Technology”, and will bring together pediatric simulation experts, leading medical simulator manufacturers, and distributors, provide meaningful networking opportunities and advance the field of pediatric healthcare simulation. This article shares more information about the upcoming event. As an official media partner, will be in attendance to capture the excitement of this Portugal meeting.

IPSSW 2023 will allow participants to learn from renowned global simulation experts at the world’s largest meeting dedicated to pediatric and perinatal simulation. Participants will include physicians, nurses, researchers, and educators. As part of the event, three days of in-depth discussion on the role simulation plays to provide safe and effective care for children and infants are planned. Leaders will also discuss the continued expansion of pediatric simulation across the globe.

In addition to the four keynote addresses detailed below, there several educational breakout and exhibitor sessions will take place during the conference. Physician ACCME credits will be AMA PRA Category 1 credits.  Further, IPSSW 2023 has some exciting networking opportunities scheduled this year including a tour of a local simulation center, reception happy hour, IPSS party, and awards ceremony. Leading clinical simulation vendors will also showcase their latest pediatric simulator technologies. They will include:

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  • Diamond Sponsor: Boston Children’s Hospital
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  • Platinum Sponsor: Laerdal Medical
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  • Gold Sponsor: Gaumard Scientific
  • Exhibitor: Ped-Ed-Trics
  • Exhibitor: Intelligent Ultrasound

Keynote Presentations

Dr. Ben Goldberg, Ph.D. will be the event’s opening keynote speaker. Dr. Goldberg is a senior research scientist at the US Army Combat Capability Development Command – Soldier Center and is a co-creator of the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT). His research is focused on the application of intelligent tutoring and artificial intelligence techniques to build adaptive training programs that improve performance and accelerate mastery and readiness over time. Dr. Goldberg has researched adaptive instructional systems for the last 15 years and has been published in several high-impact journals and proceedings.

Next, Professor Patrea Andersen is the keynote speaker on Thursday. Professor Andersen is recognized nationally and internationally in curricular delivery and simulation. Andersen has extensive professional practice experience in New Zealand and Australia, and over 30 years of experience as an educator and researcher. The primary focus of her work involves leading quality education initiatives including curricula integration of simulation in Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Counseling, and Social Work. Patrea’s current research interests span clinical education, simulation (including visualization and game-based simulation, AR and VR applications), patient safety, professional competence, and issues impacting the preparation and development of health professionals. She serves or has served in leadership positions in multiple simulation organizations.

Then, Dr. Dorothy Armstrong, BSc, RGN, MN, RNT, PgCert, DSc will present Friday morning’s keynote address. Dr. Armstrong is the Lead Professional Advisor to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and Director of the DA professionals. Dr. Armstrong has a passion to ensure people are at the heart of their healthcare experience, in an environment where those giving and receiving care are valued and appreciated. Dr. Armstrong regularly presents seminars focused on the Power of Apology and Listening and Learning from feedback. As the owner of DA Professionals, the focus is to support individuals, teams, and organizations to enhance communication, leadership, and well-being. Dr. Armstrong’s wish is to bring kindness and positivity to the workplace where compassion, courage, and connection are valued.

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Dr. Todd Chang, Md, MAcM will be the closing Friday keynote speaker. Dr. Chang has been the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in a variety of grant-funded and multi-center educational technology research examining best practices of gamification, serious games, and virtual reality in training healthcare providers, with significant peer-reviewed publications, and conference proceedings. Dr. Chang has had successful collaborations with development and simulation companies including Laerdal, BreakAway Games, Oculus from Meta, i3Simulations, and Bioflight VR. His primary research interest is in the judicious use of games and game-based learning for healthcare professionals.

Upcoming IPSS Webinar – March 29 at 9 AM PDT, UTC-7: Presented by Jabeen Fayyaz, MBBS, DCH, MCPS, FCPS, MHPE, Ph.D. Scholar, this webinar, titled “The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS): Events, Resources, and Community,” will introduce The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) including their upcoming May 2023 event, their online resources, research updates, and community support opportunities.

More About the IPSS Organization

IPSS is a global community of healthcare professionals from over 30 countries, all dedicated to improving the care of infants and children worldwide through multi-disciplinary, clinical simulation-based education, training, and research in pediatric simulation. The organization strives to bring the knowledge and skills gained to the widest possible audience, and welcome all healthcare professionals who care for children and infants regardless of where they practice. Since the organization’s first meeting in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, membership to the International Pediatric Simulation Society has grown to span the globe.

The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) works to promote and support multidisciplinary healthcare simulation-based education in caring for infants and children. In doing so, the organization was inspired to develop additional avenues for members of the clinical simulation community to connect, collaborate and have exclusive access to global leaders without the constraints of location and time.

The strategic goals for IPSS were established to set a vision for the future of IPSS to be sustainable and diverse, a globally sought-after authority and community of change that provide invaluable resources, education, collaboration, and inspiration to everyone in the field of pediatric simulation. In order to accomplish this vision, the Board of Directors established 5 mega goals:

  • Be the Global Knowledge Center for Pediatric Simulation
  • Be an Essential and Accessible Global Community of Change
  • Be a Diverse, Collaborative Community
  • Have a Diverse Revenue Stream to Ensure Sustainability and Strategic Growth
  • Help Shape the Field of Pediatric Simulation

IPSS welcomes all healthcare professionals that work in the pediatric and neonatal simulation environments to join the conference and the organization. and IPSSW Organizers look forward to seeing you in Lisbon this May.

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