Save the Date: May 9-11 for 8th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops
The 8th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW2016) is the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation. The next meeting will take place in Glasgow, Scotland on 9-11 May 2016, and will provide three days of stimulating content, discussion and debate from the evolving world of pediatric simulation.
The keynote speakers always play a crucial role in the sustainability and strength of the IPSS conferences and so here is the list of their 2016 distinguished speakers!
Rhona Flin – Rhona Flin (PhD, FBPsS, FRSE) is Emeritus Professor of Applied Psychology at the University of Aberdeen. Her research examines human performance in high risk industries with projects on leadership, culture, team skills and decision making in healthcare, aviation and the energy industries. She now conducts research and consultancy on managers’ safety leadership and on non-technical skills in surgery and in the oil and gas sector.
Tore Laerdal – Tore Laerdal is Executive Director of the Laerdal Foundation, Chairman of Laerdal Medical, and Managing Director of Laerdal Global Health. In recent years he has focused on helping reduce maternal and newborn mortality in low resource settings. For this purpose Laerdal Global Health has partnered with USAID, NIH, Save the Children, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others in the Helping Babies Breathe alliance and the Survive & Thrive alliance.
Bob Shepton – Bob Shepton has been a Royal Marines Officer, a full time youth leader in the east end of London, and Chaplain to two schools, combining a strong emphasis on outdoor pursuits with the pastoral work. He pioneered climbing at Lulworth and Portland, and made new rock routes on the Ormes of Llandudno. Voyages include a circumnavigation of the world with school leavers via Antarctica and Cape Horn, and fifteen Atlantic crossings.
Apparently IPSS has already received an impressive number of 203 abstracts for IPSSW2016 — but theres still time to submit poster presentations.
Learn more about IPSS and their 2016 event on their website today!
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 Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.