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 2019 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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2019 Medical Simulation Conferences & Workshops

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IMSIH 2019

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LiveStream of IMSH 2019 Opening Keynote Address
Dr. Tali Sharot, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London
Sunday, January 27, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST (UTC-6)
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Patient Safety Movement 2019
7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit
January 18 – 19
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.


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Sim Center Management
Intentional Simulation Center Management: Tactics for Sustainability Conference
March 27-29, 2019
Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)
Tampa, Florida
This innovative 3-day conference presented by USF Health, OSF Healthcare System, CAMLS and Jump Simulation will focus on: Enhancing advanced operations; strategic planning and prioritization; funding sources, developing a value demonstration framework and research infrastructure; needs and financial analysis, sharpening effective leadership practices; negotiations; stakeholder engagement and strengthening marketing and communications; internal and external branding; social media.

SimGHOSTS Hands-on Simulation Technology Conferences
SimGHOSTS 9th Annual Hands-On Simulation Technology Operations Symposium
July 30th – August 2nd
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Simulation Teaching and Research (STAR) Center
Florida International University
Miami, Florida

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

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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!


Laerdal Simulation User Network (SUN) Regional Conference

April 24 – 26
Uncasville, Connecticut
The Simulation User Network conferences offer best practices for simulation training programs across all healthcare disciplines. Choose from tracks on transition to practice, realism, assessment, debriefing and more! SUN Conferences are designed to address your needs with practical and immediate solutions. These events offer a great opportunity for you to join peers and partners in advancing healthcare training.

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iSIM Courses
July 29 – 31 & October 9 – 11 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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.

Jump Simulation Course
Jump Simulation Courses 
Workshops in Debriefing, Patient Safety, and More!
Various Dates
Peoria or Chicago, IL
Jump Simulation was created to improve outcomes and lower health care costs through innovative simulation training of medical professionals. They are part of OSF Innovation, an initiative that was created as a means to embrace change and take on the largest health care challenges. Jump Sim programs and objectives are key to improving the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of care for community members across the region. Courses in 2019 include “Introduction to Debriefing”, “Patient Safety Simulation – Saving Patients from Sepsis”, “Brain Death Simulation”, and more!

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Level 3 Healthcare Sim Tech Bootcamp
April 16-18th
Mesa, Arizona
Take the opportunity to focus on all the technical details of what it takes specifically to operate and manage a simulation center. From the AV installations, to the design and engineering. Ensure that your simulation operations contains a standard base of education and skills with the Level 3 Healthcare Simulation Bootcamp. Our goal is to advance the role of the operation specialist & the techs in leadership, role discovery, and job skill requirements. The 16 hands-on classes will focus on array of skills and information that is uncommon in the typical “educational environment”.

2019 Medical Simulation Conferences

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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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