Today in Leeds, UK Europe’s first Healthcare Simulation Technology Training event opened to almost 100 global attendees. Global simulation organizations SimGHOSTS and ASPiH partnered to put on the event, which took over a year to plan and execute. Having announced an affiliation last November, this event was the first collaborative initiative between the organizations and global communities.
Laerdal Medical sponsored the opening keynote address by Dr. Amar Patel, DHSc MS NRP, Director of the Center for Innovative Learning at WakeMed Health Hospitals in North Carolina, opened with the Laerdal Medical sponsored keynote address entitled “Transforming the Technician to the Technology: Our Future is Now”. The presentation is being recorded by Austrian-based SimStation and will be made available online shortly.
*UPDATE: The recorded video of the sessions is now available on SimGHOSTS.org! Click here to watch Dr. Patel’s keynote now!
Being in the United Kingdom, the show opened with the board of directors putting on a Monty Python skit singing a tune akin to “I’m a Lumberjack”, but with the twist “I’m a Sim Tech”. SimGHOSTS event director Ryan Eling then provided morning announcements alongside an introduction to ASPiH by the organization’s CEO Andy Anderson.