Inaugural SimGHOSTS Middle East Opens in Dubai
This morning at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center in Dubai, UAE – the inaugural SimGHOSTS 2015 Middle East & Africa event opened to an audience of over 60 simulation champions and vendor attendees from around the world. MEA distributor Simulead provided
SimGHOSTS President Dr. Scott Crawford provided the opening keynote address where he spoke on the advancements of technology that will directly affect medical education in the very near future. He reminded the audience that these rapidly changing technologies require a community of professionals continually trained in the latest systems in-order to affectively integrate into medical education. He reminded the audience that even relatively small technology solutions can have huge impacts for education and clinical performance — but that they must be managed and supported by trained and professional specialists. The need to support the professional sim tech staff who operate medical simulation technologies — is clear.
Scott B. Crawford, M.D. is the also the Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director of Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso Department of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Physician of University Medical Center El Paso, Texas.
Over the next two days over 30 specialized simulation technology based courses in a variety of domains key to the profession including: A/V, IT, simulation, healthcare, education, management, and theatrics/moulage.
Thanks to Simulead’s support, SimGHOSTS was able to bring out leading simulation technology specialists from around the world including the US, Canada, and Australia. Vendors MPC Healthcare, Limbs & Things, Medaphor, Al Mazroui, B-Line Medical, Gaumard, Laerdal, Adam Rouilly were also in attendance.
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.