Healthcare Simulation Conferences & Workshops

Healthcare Simulation conferences are an absolute must for professionals seeking to start or expand their institution’s simulation programs. As there are very few educational pathways for Medical Simulation professionals, participating in simulation in healthcare conferences like SimGHOSTS, IMSH or INACSL are a crucial step in developing or expanding your institution’s program and developing your professional career.

There are plenty of fantastic global conferences coming up in 2020 that provide a range of focused simulation learning, networking, and vendor engagement opportunities, so save the dates for these special events listed below. Previous annual events are summarized in the drop down fields at the bottom of the page.

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UPMC WISER Simulation Center Courses
(Administration, Sim Tech Ops, Debriefing, Center Design & More) – Various Dates Throughout the Year
The Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) is a world class multidisciplinary training and research facility supporting education, training and patient safety initiatives at UPMC.. WISER is an institute of the University of Pittsburgh with a mission to conduct research and training programs utilizing simulation based education to provide a safer environment for patients of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and its affiliates. WISER offers several courses and programs to help those in the simulation community improve their skills. Their iSIM course is offered in various worldwide locations and have had preceptors from all over the world spend time watching and learning at WISER.


SimGHOSTS Hands-on Simulation Technology Conferences
Join hundreds of Simulation Champions from around the world at our annual international hands-on training events! The “Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists” which will be operating in its eighth year as a US-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization based out of Las Vegas, Nevada.

SimGHOSTS events provide a meeting place for you to exchange ideas and network with technical peers as well as receive specialized training in the design, selection and application of healthcare simulation technologies. You will also have opportunities to meet with simulation-based vendors to engage with the latest in healthcare education technology.


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SimGHOSTS 2020 Annual Global Symposium
Converted to Virtual Event! More Info TBA:
August 4-7th
Baylor University
Dallas, TX

SimGHOSTS Saudi Arabia 2020
Princess Nourah University
February 26-28

One Day SimGHOSTS-X Event
POSTPONED April 3rd, UTHSC Memphis, Tennessee

Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to MedicineSociety in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) Annual Conference
June 17-19 POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Milan, Italy
SESAM‘s mission is to encourage and support the use of simulation in healthcare for the purpose of training and research. Join them in Milan, Italy from June 17-19 2020 for SESAM 2020. Discover the latest in healthcare simulation, network with colleagues and make new connections. Visit their industry partners at the exhibition area to find out about the latest advances in Simulation technology, be inspired by world-class speakers and stay ahead with cutting edge simulation research. They look forward to welcoming you to Milan for three days of invaluable learning and discovery!

INACSL 2020International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Conference 2020
Converted to Virtual Event! More Info TBA: June 24-27, 2020
Raleigh, NC
Conference Location: Raleigh Convention Center
The INACSL Conference is a leading forum for simulation aficionados, researchers, and vendors providing the ideal environment to gain and disseminate current, state-of-the-art knowledge in the areas of skills/simulation operations and applications in an evidenced-based venue. Healthcare professionals will have the opportunity to network with colleagues and exhibitors, discuss best practices as relates to competencies, safety, and quality performance indicators, and advance the science of simulation.

SP Training at UICUIC Professional Development and Certificate Programs for Standardized Patient Educators
One-Week Intensive Program: Standardized Patient Educator Certificate Program – October 26-30, 2020
Two-Day Workshops : Special Topics in Instruction & Assessment with SPs – May 4-5, 2020
Training SPs to Debrief and Give Feedback – September 2-3, 2020
Learn to create compelling standardized-patient based educational programs to enhance health professions education. Designed for simulation educators in the health professions: Directors and staff of simulation and standardized patient (SP) centers Faculty who wish to leverage SPs to enhance their educational programs Intensive sessions focusing on key topics in SP-based education Small class sizes, highly interactive, abundant hands-on practice Sessions are led by Rachel Yudkowsky, MD, MHPE, Bob Kiser, CEC, CHSE, and faculty and staff of the Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute (SAIL) of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Founded in 1987 as one of the first standardized patient centers and now a comprehensive multi-modal simulation center, SAIL, formerly the Dr. Allan L. and Mary L. Graham Clinical Performance Center (GCPC), is internationally recognized for innovation in standardized patient education.

Cedars Sinai CALSIM 2020 Inaugural Simulation Conference
POSTPONED until 2021 June 27-28 at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, CA
This engaging everything-you-need-to-know-about-simulation-based-training will provide participants with evidence-based presentations that explore how simulation can be an innovative tool for learning and training as well as for assessment of performance. Attendees will explore how simulation training can enhance technical and functional expertise, contribute to problem-solving and decision-making skills, and improve interpersonal and communication skills and team based competencies. Breakout sessions offer learners in-depth exploration of simulation design testing, human factors, and interprofessional education, as well as insights into the role simulation can have in infectious disease management and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Join your colleagues for this 1-1/2 day adventure into the world of simulation and learn how evidence-based practices can be put into action through protocols and collaborative approaches that can then be practiced using simulation scenarios.

 

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Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Conferences
HPSN World 2020: More Info Coming Soon!
OB Care & Management Workshop: March 2-3 at Jacksonville University Healthcare
HPSN Regional SimDay Event: Fayetteville, Arkansas – April 7th POSTPONED

CAE‘s largest Human Patient Simulation Network conference is back! In 2020 they will be looking for you to join them around the world and in Orlando and share your passion for healthcare education through simulation. No matter your background, no matter your experience, HPSN World never fails to inspire. Choose from over 100 sessions on simulation-based learning and earn CEUs. Enjoy the stimulating keynote presentations and interactive special events. Select from a range of pre-conference training courses. Be the first to experience exciting new methodologies and technologies. Collaborate and connect with a truly global medical simulation community, and more!

iSIM Course
iSIM Courses
(Various Dates Throughout 2020)
By UPMC WISER, UM GCRME, and UH SimTiki
These 3-day internationally renowned workshop programs, created in collaborative effort between WISER at the University of Pittsburgh and the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education at the University of Miami, is designed as an introduction to fundamental skills and abilities for delivering simulation-based healthcare education through a variety of techniques and technologies. The program emphasizes hands-on activities and active participation to maximize simulation-based instruction skill acquisition. Class group sizes are kept small to allow for maximum participation. The primary audience for this course are healthcare educators wishing to improve their skills as instructors in simulation education.

ISQuaInternational Society for Quality in Health Care
CANCELLED August 30 – September 2nd, in Florence Italy (Returning 2021)
ISQua conferences provide a platform for like-minded peers to network, share their ideas and foster innovation all in the hope to improve and support safe health care worldwide ISQua’s annual international conference is taking place from 30th August to 2nd September 2020. Join over 1,500 medical and health care professionals from over 80 countries for our quality in health care conference 2020. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Emotion, Inspiration and Creativity: Pathways to Global Health Quality’. This year’s health care convention will host over 180 expert presentations and provide ample opportunity for networking among the best and brightest in the international health care quality community.

SimONE SIM Expo
Toronto, Canada – October 19th – 20th
Join Canada’s passionate, interprofessional healthcare simulation community and world-leading experts at the 2020 SIM Expo! SIM Expo continues to be the largest interprofessional and multidisciplinary simulation conference in Canada and they are excited to bring it to Toronto for 2020! Each year, the SIM Expo brings together healthcare leaders in university, college, hospital, emergency services, and community care sectors. Their participants are deans, administrators, educators, clinicians, SIM centre managers and directors, and researchers from all health professions. Most participants are Canadian but it is an open conference and each year they are honored to host some international participants.

NZASH
New Zealand Association for Simulation in Healthcare 2020 Conference
CANCELLED November 6-7 in Manawa, Christchurch
On behalf of the Canterbury Collaborative Simulation Interest Group (CCSIG), it is with great excitement and pleasure that we invite you to join us for the New Zealand Association for Simulation in Healthcare (NZASH) Conference 2020. The conference theme this year is “Connect and Collaborate”. Although we use simulation to develop better teamwork strategies, are we really connecting with everyone to ensure a positive journey for our patients? When times get tough the Midwife need the Paramedics and Medical staff, the Emergency team need the input from Paediatricians, ICU and Allied Health staff. In 2020, NZASH would like to challenge you to invite and work with a department/speciality you have not considered as part of your team, you will be amazes how much you learn. The programme has been designed with Connection and Collaboration at its centre with workshops, presentations and simulations being designed, delivered and debriefed by a variety of different professions. Demonstrating that simulation whatever the scenario can reach many specialities.

ASPIH UKAssociation for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH UK) Annual Conference
November 9th – 11th in Birmingham, England
ASPiH is a not-for-profit membership Association comprising of members drawn from healthcare, education and patient safety backgrounds including researchers, learning technologists, workforce development or education managers, administrators, and healthcare staff and students. All have a genuine interest in new and innovative methods of learning, as well as optimizing the use of existing simulation resources within their practice. Their membership bridges undergraduate and pre- registration education as well as postgraduate and post registration training and on-going CPD for all of the health and social care workforce. This annual event is the premiere UK-based event for all things clinical simulation!

IPSS International Pediatric Simulation SocietyInternational Pediatric Society for Simulation (IPSS) Symposium
POSTPONED to October 23-26, 2020 April 26-29 in St. Petersburg, Florida
Renowned global experts will gather for the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation. Over three days, attendees will discuss the role simulation plays to provide safe and effective care to sick children and infants, and the continued evolution and expansion of pediatric simulation across the globe. Experience hands-on and immersive simulations at one of the country’s leading centers during pre-conference and afternoon workshops. Learn from the experts and see the highest quality simulators in the market. Learn the latest advancements in pediatric and neonatal simulation. Expand your horizons through the large variety of education sessions in various tracks offered at IPSSW2020. Connect with industry professionals from all over the globe and see the products, services and the latest technology in pediatric simulation!

IPSS Virtual Meeting:
Tuesday, April 28 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT
Leaders in pediatric simulation will discuss using simulation as a tool for discovering new processes and procedures during a pandemic. Panelists:
Tensing Maa, MD | Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Jennifer Reid, MD | Seattle Children’s
Stephanie Sudikoff, MD | Yale New Haven Hospital

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Concluded 2020 Featured Events:

Ops Medicine 2020Operational Medicine Symposium
January 22-23, 2020
Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center in San Diego, CA
The 2nd Annual Operational Medicine Symposium will focus on DoD initiatives to enhance military medicine techniques and improve the quality of care of our nation’s warfighters. This symposium will bring together highly regarded medical professions from all services to discuss the practice of medicine in expeditionary environments from battlefield to installation. Topics to be Covered at the Symposium: Examining How the Changing Operating Environment Will Impact Operational Medicine, Update on the Realignment of the Military Health System and the Transition of DHA’s New Responsibilities,Ensuring Military Medical Forces are Ready and Equipped to Care for the Warfighter in Expeditionary Environments, and more!


VR in Healthcare Conference
VR Voice Healthcare Conference
(Use discount code: healthysim)
March 2-3 at Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN
Now in its 4th year, the VR and Healthcare Global Symposium presents a balanced mix of speakers from academia, healthcare organizations and the virtual reality technology industry. This year’s annual event takes place next month at the Vanderbilt University on March 2nd and 3rd in Nashville, TN. With over 60 speakers will present over 2 days in both a plenary and track breakout format, this is the largest conference in the world dedicated to the development of virtual reality in healthcare. And great news, HealthySimulation.com has partnered with the VR Voice team to offer you 30% off your event registration with discount code “healthysim”!

Patient Safety Meeting 2020Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summits
CANCELLED March 5-7, 2020
Huntington Beach, California
The 8th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit is co-convened with the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) and will bring together all stakeholder groups to discuss novel solutions to the leading challenges facing hospitals today. We invite international hospital leaders, medical and information technology companies, the patient advocacy community, public policy makers and government officials to join us for our 8th Annual event in 2020 and be part of this momentous event as we share our plans post-2020. The Summit featured keynote addresses from public figures, patient safety experts and plenary sessions with healthcare luminaries, and patient advocates, as well as announcements from organizations who have made their own commitments to reach the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s goal of ZERO preventable deaths by 2020.


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Patient Safety Movement 2019
Patient Safety Movement Foundation Mid Year Planning Meeting
September 17, 2019 (World Patient Safety Day!) at UC Irvine Health, CA
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Midyear Planning Meeting, co-convened with UC Irvine Health, will take place on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, University of California, Irvine (UCI) on World Patient Safety Day! This full-day working meeting will bring together one hundred global stakeholders across healthcare for an intimate examination and discussion about how we can continue planning for ZERO preventable deaths in hospitals. This meeting allows an opportunity for participants to provide their experiences and expertise as we propel our mission of ZERO forward.
Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summits
January, 2020
Huntington Beach, California
The 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit will be co-convened by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the European Society of Anaesthesiology. The 2019 Summit will gather international hospital leaders, medical and information technology companies, the patient advocacy community, public policy makers and government officials, to discuss solutions to the leading challenges that cause preventable patient deaths in hospitals worldwide.

International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) Patient Safety Conference
October 20th-23rd in Cape Town, South Africa
The International Society for Quality in Healthcare Care, or ISQua, is a member-based, not-for-profit community and organization dedicated to promoting quality improvement in health care, who have been working to improve the quality and safety of health care worldwide for over 30 years! Their extensive network of health care professionals spans over 70 countries and 6 continents all of whom share the goal of improving patient safety through education, knowledge sharing, external evaluation, supporting health systems worldwide and connecting like-minded people through their health care networks.

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SimGHOSTS Hands-on Simulation Technology Conferences
SimGHOSTS Annual Hands-On Simulation Technology Operations Symposiums
August 4-7th, 2020
Baylor University
Dallas, TX
See Website for 2020 Information.

SimGHOSTS 2019 “S3” Singapore Event
In collaboration with SESAM and SingHealth
October 22nd – 25th, 2019
SingHealth, Singapore
Additional International Events TBA, See Website for Details!

INACSL 2020International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Conference 2020
June 24-27, 2020
Raleigh, NC
Conference Location: Raleigh Convention Center

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Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Conferences
World Event Feb. 26-28 (2019) in Orlando, Florida

*Update* This event will be live streamed so stay tuned for details! CAE's largest Human Patient Simulation Network conference is back! In 2019 they will be looking for you to join them in the UK and Orlando and share your passion for healthcare education through simulation. No matter your background, no matter your experience, HPSN World never fails to inspire. Choose from over 100 sessions on simulation-based learning and earn CEUs. Enjoy the stimulating keynote presentations and interactive special events. Select from a range of pre-conference training courses. Be the first to experience exciting new methodologies and technologies. Collaborate and connect with a truly global medical simulation community, and more!

iSIM Course
iSIM Courses
October 9 - 11 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (More Dates Below)
By UPMC WISER, UM GCRME, and UH SimTiki
This 3-day internationally renowned program, created in collaborative effort between WISER at the University of Pittsburgh and the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education at the University of Miami, is designed as an introduction to fundamental skills and abilities for delivering simulation-based healthcare education through a variety of techniques and technologies. The program emphasizes hands-on activities and active participation to maximize simulation-based instruction skill acquisition. Class group sizes are kept small to allow for maximum participation. The primary audience for this course are healthcare educators wishing to improve their skills as instructors in simulation education.

SimONE SIM Expo:
October 21-22 in Montreal, Canada
Join Canada's passionate, interprofessional healthcare simulation community and world-leading experts at the 2019 SIM Expo! SIM Expo continues to be the largest interprofessional and multidisciplinary simulation conference in Canada and they are excited to bring it to Montréal for 2019! Each year, the SIM Expo brings together healthcare leaders in university, college, hospital, emergency services, and community care sectors. Their participants are deans, administrators, educators, clinicians, SIM centre managers and directors, and researchers from all health professions. Most participants are Canadian but it is an open conference and each year they are honored to host some international participants.

Congreso Federación Latinoamericana de Simulación Clínica y Seguridad del Paciente: October 30th - November 1st in Cancun, Mexico
In 2007 the Latin American Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ALASIC) was founded by members from different Northern, Central and South American countries with the idea of building collaboration and networking from across the continent. In 2017, the FLASIC organization was born from ALASIC to act a federation of smaller regional simulation societies, which now maintains almost 1,000 members from 7 different societies who can collaborate and share via an online network. Every 2 years FLASIC holds its biennial conference with the 2019 being held in Cancun this October 30th to November 1st. The event will host workshops, lectures, posters, and an exhibit hall, all in an all inclusive hotel right near the beach! Keynote speakers include José Maestre from Spain, speaking on simulation faculty development, Marlova Silva from Chile speaking on simulation implementation, Roger Daglius from Brazil speaking on clinical simulation innovation, and Grl. Dr. Octavio Ruíz from Mexico speaking on leadership in healthcare simulation.

Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH UK) Annual Conference: Nov. 4 - 6 in Belfast, Ireland
ASPiH is a not-for-profit membership Association comprising of members drawn from healthcare, education and patient safety backgrounds including researchers, learning technologists, workforce development or education managers, administrators, and healthcare staff and students. All have a genuine interest in new and innovative methods of learning, as well as optimizing the use of existing simulation resources within their practice. Their membership bridges undergraduate and pre- registration education as well as postgraduate and post registration training and on-going CPD for all of the health and social care workforce. This annual event is the premiere UK-based event for all things clinical simulation!

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2018 Healthcare Simulation Conferences (Featured)

Alabama Simulation (AlaSim) International Conference
May 22-23
Huntsville, Alabama

The annual AlaSim International Conference & Exposition showcases the vibrant, multi-domain, modeling and simulation (M&S) industry in Alabama. The event takes place May 22-23, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Huntsville in Huntsville, Alabama. Abstracts submission will remain open until March 18th. The conference is designed to focus on both the breadth and depth of simulation activity in Alabama and to collect, document, display, and discuss the current state of simulation technology throughout the world.

National Modeling & Simulation Coalition 2018

National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NM&SC) 2018 Meeting
Sept. 25- 26 at UNMC, Omaha NE

Registration is now open for the National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NM&SC) 2018 National Meeting, which will be held Sept. 25- 26 at UNMC. Co-hosted by iEXCELSM and the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI), the focus of the interdisciplinary meeting is on “Improving Human Performance and Effectiveness” and will feature world-class keynote speakers and highlight four engaging panel sessions led by subject matter experts in the fields of simulation and visualization. Keynote speakers are Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., chancellor, UNO & UNMC; Daniel Serfaty, president/CEO, Aptima, Inc.; and Robert Amyot, M.D., president, CAE Healthcare.

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SIM-One Forum on Simulation in Quality June 12th, &
2018 SIM Expo – Nov 13-14 in Calgary, AB

Save the date for SIM-One's 3rd National Forum which will be held on June 12, 2018, in Toronto at the George Brown College Waterfront Campus looking over Lake Ontario. Expect an incredible lineup of speakers and presentations on leading-edge applications of simulation to advance patient safety and quality improvement efforts. Not yet announced is the annual SIM Expo event, which this year will take place in Calgary.  Each year, the SIM Expo brings together healthcare leaders in university, college and hospital sectors, comprised of administrators, educators, clinicians, SIM centre managers and directors, and researchers from all health professions across Canada and beyond. The SIM Expo prides in its strong culture of networking, building relationships, and uniting the simulation community. The annual conference allows participants to connect directly with peers, experts and future collaborators in healthcare simulation.

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Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Conferences
UK June 20th-21st in Nottingham &
World Event Feb. 26-28 (2019) in Orlando, Florida

CAE's largest Human Patient Simulation Network conference is back! In 2019 they will be looking for you to join them in the UK and Orlando and share your passion for healthcare education through simulation. No matter your background, no matter your experience, HPSN World never fails to inspire. Choose from over 100 sessions on simulation-based learning and earn CEUs. Enjoy the stimulating keynote presentations and interactive special events. Select from a range of pre-conference training courses. Be the first to experience exciting new methodologies and technologies. Collaborate and connect with a truly global medical simulation community, and more!

SimGHOSTS Hands-on Simulation Technology Conferences
SimGHOSTS / Simulation Australasia / ASSH 4th Hands-on Simulation Technology & Clinical Learning Event
June 27th-29th
Sunshine Coast, Australia

SimGHOSTS 7th Hands-On Simulation Technology Operations Symposium
July 31st-Aug.3rd
Memphis, Tennessee

Join hundreds of Simulation Champions from around the world at these annual international hands-on training events! The “Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists” which will be operating its eighth year as a US-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2018 SimGHOSTS events will provide a meeting place for you to exchange ideas and network with peers as well as receive specialized training in: Manikin hardware repair and software programming, Audiovisual equipment debugging, IT networking and infrastructures, Moulage makeup, Team communication & leadership techniques, Research methodology, Serious Games, VR and AR and much more.

New Zealand Association of Simulation in Healthcare Conference 2018
Waitemata Simulation Centre, Awhina Health Campus, Waitakere Hospital, West Auckland
Friday 26 & Saturday 27 October 2018

The NZASH 2018 Conference is a great opportunity to share knowledge and build relationships within the simulation community. If you are wanting to learn more about simulation, see what others are doing, share your knowledge and expertise, or just want to see if simulation is right for you, we welcome you to join us for what will be a fantastic program of presentations, discussion and workshops! Their conference theme is ‘Patient First’, reflecting the need and ability of simulation in healthcare to contribute to patient centered care and to place patient safety at the core of everything we do. In 2018 they will also take up the challenge of exploring patient involvement in planning, designing and delivery of training. The format of the program will be held over two days, with concurrent sessions and workshops encouraging the engagement of delegates.

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