Every year the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH), hosts the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in a major city in the United States. Dedicated to healthcare simulation research and learning, the event provides an opportunity for “Simulation Champions” from around the world to come together to network with peers, learn from experts, and see the latest medical simulation innovations. In 2024, IMSH will take place from January 20 to January 24, 2024, in San Diego, California. More conference information will be added to this article as updates become available.
IMSH offers hundreds of industry-leading presentations, cementing the event’s place as the world’s premier healthcare simulation education learning event. Those interested in attending do not have to be a member of IMSH to attend. Benefits of attending include session content, multi-disciplinary education, vendor contacts, and hands-on workshops. The event will feature groundbreaking research regarding guidelines in healthcare simulation as well.
“Our society and profession are stronger than ever due to the hard work and dedication of our members and simulationists across the globe. They were instrumental in ensuring our front-line healthcare workers and future workforce were safe, prepared, and trained,” shared Haru Okuda, MD, FACEP SSH President.
IMSH 2023 Coverage:
- IMSH 2023 Day 1: Healthcare Simulation Conference Coverage
- CAE Healthcare Showcases Customer-Centric Educational Ecosystem at IMSH 2023
- IMSH 2023 Day 2: Healthcare Simulation Conference Coverage
- EMS Launches Intelligent Immersive Reality Learning Solution at IMSH 2023
- IMSH 2023 Day 3: Healthcare Simulation Conference Coverage
- HealthySimulation.com, SSH Host Press Box at IMSH 2023
- IMSH 2024: Healthcare Simulation Conference Recap
More About IMSH
The IMSH meeting is aligned with the SSH’s mission to “provide hands-on learning in leading-edge medical simulation trends and technology, networking and collaboration.” Furthermore, the programs are all peer-reviewed and are selected to serve the needs of novices to experts.
At IMSH meetings, key areas of discussion are often new ideas, leadership development, new processes, and research findings, innovative approaches, design strategies, return on investment, and improved communication techniques. As a catalyst for advancement and evolution in healthcare simulation technology, the IMSH brings together and connects industry professionals to learn. The event is considered to be one of the top educational and networking events for the healthcare simulation world, especially for those with interests in IPE. Learn more on the IMSH 2024 website.
Society for Simulation in Healthcare
With over 4,000 members SSiH, aka The Society for Simulation in Healthcare, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to medical simulation. The nonprofit’s mission is to advance the application and promote the art, science, and practice of healthcare simulation through global engagement. SSiH seeks to reduce errors in patient care and improve clinical performance through the use of simulation.
Based in the United States, SSiH hosts the annual healthcare simulation conference entitled “International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare” (IMSH) each year bringing together around 3,000 Simulation Educators, Administrators, and Sim Techs for networking, educational courses, medical simulator exhibition opportunities, and more. Vendors always in attendance include CAE Healthcare, Laerdal, Gaumard, EMS SimulationIQ, B-Line Medical, SIMStation (Level 3 Healthcare), KBPort, 3D Systems, Pocket Nurse, and more.
The Society also provides the oldest research publication in the industry deemed the “Simulation in Healthcare Journal”, printed by Wolters Kluwer, which began in 2006. The peer-reviewed research journal is an interprofessional publication covering all domains within the clinical simulation. The group also provides accreditation of simulation centers and certification of specialized simulation educators and operations specialists. Membership includes access to the journal and other online resources.
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