March 21, 2024By Erin Carn Bennett

IPSSW Denver Conference Shares Leading Pediatric Simulation Expertise This May 7-9

Each year, the International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) nonprofit holds an annual symposium, the International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW). This article will share about IPSSW 2024 and why those in pediatric simulation should strongly consider attending! Scheduled for 2024 from 7-9 May in Denver, Colorado, IPSSW is one of the world’s largest gatherings dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation and is a proud media partner!

IPSSW is able to connect clinical care leaders in the field of pediatric care experts to support and facilitate the improvement of pediatric healthcare through healthcare simulation. Attendees included all pediatric subspecialties who work in medical simulation, from novice to expert level physicians, nurses, allied health care specialists, clinical simulation experts and researchers, technicians and administrators.

View the LEARN CE/CME Platform Webinar The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS): Events, Resources and Community to learn more!

Sponsored Content:

The IPSSW symposium spans three days and features over 150 keynote and plenary session speakers. In these sessions, in depth discussions on the role of healthcare simulation are coordinated to express ways to provide safe and effective care to sick children and infants. The focus is also to convey the continued evolution and expansion of pediatric simulation across the globe.

IPSSW provides those who attend with the opportunity to expand ideas, broaden horizons and promote excellence in education and investigative research. The conference also provides the ability to network and knowledge exchanges, hands-on workshops, roundtable sessions, special interest groups and poster presentations.

The host hotel for IPSSW2024 conference sessions and events is the Grand Hyatt Denver, which is in the heart of downtown Denver’s entertainment, business and the theater districts. The Grand Hyatt Denver is located one block from the 16th Street Mall and minutes to Coors Field and Broncos Stadium at Mile High Stadium. Denver is a hive of outdoor activities, nature, and entertainment experiences in Colorado.

The International Pediatric Simulation Society is a global community of pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, pediatric nurses, educators and other allied health professionals who are dedicated to improve the care of infants and children worldwide. They work to achieve this outcome through multi disciplinary, clinical simulation based education, education and research in pediatric simulation.

Sponsored Content:

IPSS strives to extend the knowledge and skills that members have gained to the widest possible audience. Membership and involvement is extended to all healthcare professionals who care for children and infants, regardless of the geographic location where in practice. IPSS has become a global voice that influences worldwide childcare innovation, integration and motivation.

IPSS involves healthcare specialists from over 30 countries. The goal of the IPSS remains to promote multidisciplinary simulation in all healthcare subspecialties that treat infants and children. Further, the vision of IPSS is that children and families come to have the best healthcare opportunities possible.

The society additionally works to promote innovation for implementation and dissemination of pediatric simulation networks. Throughout these networks, and with a unique focus on pediatric and perinatal healthcare, IPSS is able to complement and enhance the efforts of other organizations. This has led the society to be able to champion solutions for resource-limited environments.

Keynote Speakers for IPSSW2024

Jennifer Arnold: Dr Arnold is a founding director of the clinical simulation centers at Texas Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Dr Arnold has a passion for innovation and the application of healthcare simulation as an educational and patient safety tool. Dr Arnold is a board-certified neonatologist. Dr Arnold’s unique perspective on medicine has been shaped by the various ways she has engaged with the field: as a pediatric and adult patient, cancer survivor, mother, and doctor. Since 2022, Dr Arnold has served as program director for the Immersive Design Systems at Boston Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Dr Arnold also hosts the hospital’s “Boston Children’s Answers Podcast.”

Kevin Ching: Dr. Ching is an Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine New York Presbyterian Simulation Center. As Director, Dr. Ching oversees the development and implementation of interprofessional multidisciplinary teaching programs in healthcare simulation for nurses, residents, faculty, and medical students. Dr Ching is actively engaged in clinical simulation research on the role of human factors in pediatric emergencies, procedural skills success and retention, and the effect of healthcare simulation on patient outcomes. He has published articles examining clinical simulation teaching models and lectures internationally in this area.

Makani Purva: Professor Makani Purva is a Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist at Hull Teaching Hospitals, UK. Prof Purva was the Founder Director of Simulation at Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation, the largest healthcare simulation center in Yorkshire. Professor Purva is Past President of Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare in the United Kingdom (UK). Prof Purva was the lead author of the first clinical simulation standards in the UK. Prof Purva is an Honorary Professor at Hull York Medical School and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Healthcare Simulation. Prof Purva is an advisor to several healthcare simulation centers in India and is of influence to the national agenda of healthcare simulation in the country. Prof Purva’s research publications focus on in situ clinical simulation modalities and curriculum mapping that use clinical simulation.

Discount Opportunities for Developing Country Participants

For low and middle income countries there is a large discount to attend IPSSW. To receive the code please reach out to for the registration code. IPSSW 2024 in Denver, Colorado promises to forge connections between world leaders in clinical simulation as well as with those who are up and coming experts in the field. A wonderful location and plenty of opportunity to network and grow clinical simulation experiences is on offer. IPSS hopes to see those interested in pediatric and perinatal simulation from around the globe in Denver!

Learn More & Register for IPSSW 2024 Here!

Sponsored Content: