September 1, 2014By Lance Baily

ASPiH UK 2014 Nottingham is MUST-Attend for EU Healthcare Simulation Champions

healthcare simulation uk conference 2014

Having attended last year’s 4th annual event I can attest to the innovative, professional and high-quality learning opportunities put on by the ASPIH team. This year the line-up of speakers and content continues to impress! Early-bird rate ends September 8th so hurry and register for discounted pricing!

From Conference Co-Chairs Simon Edgar and Bryn Baxendale:

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Dear Simulation Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th National ASPiH Conference. Last year in Harrogate was a great success when we were joined by 400 delegates. This year we have increased our conference capacity and developed a programme that continues to build on the successful ideas and approach we have introduced in our previous conferences.

The theme of this year’s conference focuses on how simulation and new learning technologies can be used to enhance individual, team and organisational learning and improvement in relation to the integration of human factors within health and social care.

The main programme commences at 6pm on Tuesday 11th November after a day of in-depth preconference courses. Our keynote speakers and conference faculty include international and national experts in professional practice and education, workforce development, organisational learning, healthcare innovation, and public / patient involvement in safety and quality improvement. Their contributions through plenary lectures, expert panels, and roundtable discussions are intended to stimulate and inspire all of us to consider how we can improve our own areas of practice.

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In addition this year we have had a record number of abstract submissions which has resulted in over 150 research papers, works in progress, and poster presentations being featured during the conference.

We hope you will be able to join us during this exciting event, which will benefit you and your area of practice as well as enable you to develop friendships and network with many like-minded colleagues.


We are providing a number of full day pre-conference courses and specialist forums on Tuesday 11th November that aim to provide delegates with a more in-depth exposure to specific themes and topics, and providing the unique opportunity to access experienced colleagues and experts in their field. The opening keynote and conference opening reception will be at 6pm Tuesday.

On Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th November the full conference and scientific programme will include many workshops, oral papers and poster presentations. In addition there will be an expanded Technicians and Innovation Arena, Student sessions, and many opportunities to network with colleagues and establish new connections. The Exhibition Hall will include many displays and demonstrations of the latest resources available in simulation and technology enhanced learning, including an opportunity to visit the Health Education England team who are developing the UK wide TEL Hub. 

East Midlands Conference Centre,
University Park, Nottingham,
Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG7 2RJ

Tuesday 11th 

10am to 4pm – Pre Conference Workshops
6.00pm to 8pm – Conference Opening Address and  Reception
8.30pm to 11pm – Meet the experts and speakers dinner

Wednesday 12th

9am to 5pm – Conference Sessions
6.30pm to 11.30pm – Conference Networking and Buffet Dinner Party

Thursday 13th

9am to 4.30pm – Conference Sessions

Simulation Technology Specialists – TECH TRACK

The TECH room, first introduced at the 2012 conference was considered to be BIGGER AND BETTER last year at Harrogate – attracting many more skills and simulation technicians as both presenters and delegates. This year the TECH room not only has a ‘prime position’ in the atrium of the East Midland Conference Centre in Nottingham from 11th – 13th November 2014, but will also deliver a pre-conference full-day workshop in the Trent Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre on Tuesday 11th November.

Workshops and presentations will run in the TECH room for the full two days of Conference – the programme includes three workshops, nine oral presentations and four product presentations with the added opportunity for a product innovation corner space. Newly introduced this year are two case studies, one planned for each day, to facilitate discussion around ‘new ways of working’ and sharing solutions and the live video booth – see outlines for both conference days in the TECH agenda and justification support document downloadable here.

Download the 2014 conference brochure here and visit the ASPIH 2014 Event Website to register!

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