May 10, 2024By Teresa Gore

Prague’s SESAM 2024 To Move EU Clinical Simulation Community Forward

The Society for Simulation in Europe (SESAM) is a healthcare simulation organization designed to encourage and support the use of simulation in healthcare for the purpose of training and research. SESAM holds an annual conference in June. This year SESAM 2024 will occur in Prague June 19-21, 2024. This article written by Teresa Gore, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE-A, FSSH, FAAN, will provide an overview of this SESAM 2024 to advance healthcare simulation. Dr. Gore will also be attending the conference as a representative of, which is a proud media partner with the SESAM organization!

SESAM Prague 2024: Supporting Excellence in Healthcare

One of the oldest healthcare simulation societies, SESAM 2024 will be a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Society and the 29th year of the conference. The theme “Supporting Excellence in Healthcare” will take place at the O2 Universum in the beautiful city of Prague. A record-breaking number of abstracts were submitted this year that leads to a rich, varied scientific programme, as well as the chance to bring the clinical simulation community together. subscribers will receive a 10% discount code, HEALTHYSIM10 for the 29th Annual Meeting of SESAM 2024.

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Highlights of the SESAM Annual Meeting

SESAM has a world-class conference developed for all involved in healthcare simulation from novice to expert and operations to surgical simulation. The keynote, plenary, and hot topic speakers will provide a rich and varied programme. The speakers include a diverse mix of experts in the simulation community from around the world.

SESAM 2024 Speakers

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  • Soledad Armijo: Nuclear Medicine Physician and th President of the Chilean Simulation Society (SOCHISIM) and Director of Research, Development and Innovation at Universidad San Sebastian en Chile.
  • Bob Armstrong: Past-President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Executive Director of Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning and Director of Corporate Relations, and retire US Marine Corps
  • Victoria Brazil: Emergency physician, educator, simulation specialist, co-founder of Simulcast podcast, and healthcare team coach
  • Lise Brogaard: Physician and PhD, Consultant Obstetric Associate Professor, selected for a 3-year Danish Expert program in emergency obstetrics
  • Cristina Diaz-Navarro: Consultant Anasethetist with an an interest in neuro-anaesthesia and the Academic Head of the Perioperative Care Department at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Associate Dean for Simulation and Clinical Skills at Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
  • Peter Dieckmann: Senior Scientist with the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Professor of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education with the University in Stavanger, and Associate Professor with the University of Copenhagen.
  • Kirsty Freeman: Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator of the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia.
  • Tanja Manser: Director of the FHNW School of Applied Psychology, Olten, Switzerland, Foreign Adjunct Professor at CLINTEC, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and an expert on team performance in healthcare and its relationship to patient safety and clinician well-being
  • Doris Ostergaard: Professor in Medical Education and Simulation at the University of Copenhagen and leader of research at the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Past Chair of the Simulation Committee in the European Society for Anaesthesiology and Chair of a working group about Continuous Professional Development in the Scandinavian Society for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and a past-President of SESAM
  • Alessandro Perin: a neurosurgeon and contributed to developing the first ioUS web-based platform and the first ioUS simulation and rehearsal app (USim)
  • Willem Van Meurs: PhD in control engineering, and instrumental in the development of a range of acute care training simulators at the Universities of Florida and Porto with life-like responses of these simulators are created via models of cardiorespiratory physiology and pharmacology
  • Sharon Weldon: Professor of Healthcare Simulation and Workforce Development, and her non-conforming application of simulation as a method has helped generate new systems of care, identified how care is perceived, and tested new interventions, all whilst engaging stakeholders not usually involved in such processes

SESAM Special Events and Opportunities

  • SIM University: SimUniversity will take place during the SESAM annual meeting and thus also create an opportunity for students to be exposed to simulation content from international experts.
  • SiReN: Simulation Research Network (SiReN) is a grass-roots, collaborative group of simulation researchers working at all levels—from early career researchers to experienced research colleagues.
  • SESAM Mentoring Programme: The SESAM Mentoring Programme is a working alliance in which individuals work together over time, on a one-to-one basis, to support the personal and professional growth, development, and success of the relational partners through the provision of career and psychosocial support.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

This year SESAM 2024 Prague has many sponsors to support the learning and collaboration opportunities of the attendees. When attending the conference, make sure to stop by these vendors to learn about their products to support clinical simulation. Along with the sponsors, many exhibitors will be present to provide attendees with the opportunity for some hands-on experience and a chance to communicate with experts on the simulation products.

Platinum Partners

  • 3B Scientific
  • CAE Healthcare
  • Gaumard
  • Laerdal
  • Surgical Science
  • Tellyes Scientific

Gold Partners

  • BVS Trade
  • Nasco Healthcare
  • SIMStation
  • SimX
  • VirtaMed

Silver Partners

  • SkillQube


  • Adcet
  • Adam,Rouilly
  • BT Inc
  • Creative Connections
  • Erler Zimmer
  • SimMotion
  • Intelligent Ultrasound
  • INVIDIA Medical
  • IRIS Health Solutions
  • Kyoto Kagaku
  • Labster ApS & UbiSim
  • Laparo Medical Simulators
  • Lecturio
  • Limbs & Things
  • Managold
  • Maudsley
  • Medcam
  • MSE GROUP Simulation & Telehealth Solutions
  • Nordic Simulators
  • Operative Experience
  • Safeguard Medical
  • Simulab
  • TacMed Simulation
  • SurGlasses
  • TruCorp

View the LEARN CE/CME Platform Webinar EU Simulation Resources From the SESAM Organization to learn more!

More About SESAM

With the aim to ensure the integration of simulation methodologies at all levels of healthcare as a tool to improve patient and clinician safety, SESAM’s vision is to improve healthcare through healthcare simulation. In doing so, SESAM hopes to enable safe, patient-centered care delivered by a competent and confident healthcare workforce in a well-functioning healthcare system.

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