February 1, 2016By Lance Baily

Simnovate International Summit May 5-6 at Montreal's McGill University


Save the date for Simnovate International Summit at McGill University this May!

This May 5-6 2016 at McGill University in Montreal, QC, Canada the Simulation Team will be putting on a 2nd annual Simnovate event to bring together simulation, education and innovation in the healthcare arena. With a focus on four domain areas (patient safety, pervasive learning, medical technologies, and global health), they are undertaking a broad review of current strengths and areas of focus, determination of future directions and zones of importance, and prescription of defined approaches to improve health care.

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About Simnovate:

The summit is intended to be dynamic, interactive, engaging, and above all, an opportunity for the global community to come together with the common aim to improve the health of people across the world. The official launch of Simnovate took place on 25 May 2015, at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning. An academic symposium, followed by an innovation showcase, was well attended by the local McGill community.

The event also publicly launched the four domain groups, and the two co-chairs for each group. Since May 2015, the domain groups have each engaged seven to ten renowned individuals, who have passion, drive and enthusiasm for this process.

Each group is tasked with undertaking four teleconference calls, to be completed by January 2016. During each call, topics of the current status, future perspectives, and paths to achieve prospective gains, are discussed. The culmination of the teleconference discussions is first, for each group to produce a white paper, which summarizes the dialogue, thoughts and considerations of each groups’ conversations.

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We have the honor and pleasure of inviting three highly distinguished guests to deliver keynote addresses at the summit. Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, will be opening the summit on the morning of May 5. On May 6, Dr. David Asch, Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation and Dr. Kedar Mate, Senior Vice President of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement will also share their insights from decades of work in healthcare innovation.


Learn more about Simnovate at the McGill Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interaction Learning Wesbite 

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