ASPE Asia-Pacific Conference Opens at National University of Singapore

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HealthySimulation was on hand today for the opening of the Association for Standardized Patient Educators Asia-Pacific Conference which took place at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Over 100 participants from around the region and the world came together for three days to focus on the methodology and application of Standardized Patient education within healthcare programs.

Grace Gephardt Director, PULSE Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and President of ASPE opened the show and reminded participants about the online learning opportunities on the ASPE website.

The opening keynote address was provided by Professor Carol Pfeiffer PhD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine on the “History and Development of SP Methodology”. Her presentation helped to define SPs and assessment opportunities using them, described the historical history of SPs , provided a working definition of instrument validity, as well as cited several forms of evidence supporting the validity of SP training.

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About ASPE

The Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) is the international organization of simulators educators dedicated to: promoting best practices in the application of SP methodology for education, assessment and research. ASPE fosters the dissemination of research and scholarship in the field of SP methodology and advances the professional knowledge and skills of its members. ASPE transforms professional performance through the power of human interaction.

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3rd Annual Asia Pacific Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare Launches in Singapore

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Today 250 simulation champions from around Asia and the World came together for the 3rd annual APMSH meeting at the National University of Singapore. The event was organized by co-chairs Ms Kirsty Freeman, A/Prof Suresh Pillai, and Dr. Yasuharu Okuda, and is supported by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and platinum sponsored by Asia-based simulation distributor TellYes. was on hand to share this wonderful event!


This meeting brings together simulation experts, educationists, industry professionals and product distributors under one roof at the University Cultural Centre. The theme for this year’s conference “Improving Outcomes, Building Connections”, serves to underscore the utility of simulation training in enhancing patient safety and quality improvement, thereby ensuring better patient outcomes. Concurrently, the congregation of simulation professionals will help to promote regional and international cooperation, collaboration and networking by establishing ties with simulation specialists.

From exciting Pre-Conference Courses to renowned Plenary Speakers, in-conference workshops, podium presentations, poster submissions and cutting-edge product displays, there is definitely something for both the novice as well as the discerning simulation expert. Participate and engage with presenters and Special Interest Groups on the latest in Assessment & Evaluation, Program Administration, Faculty Development, Technical Operations, Instructional Methods, Research Methodologies and Interprofessional Education. Be enthralled by the first-ever Simulation Showcase highlighting live demonstrations of different countries’ approach to simulation and be invigorated by an intense debate by simulation experts during the Simulation Debate!

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Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance Seeks Virtual Simulation Experts

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The Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance (APSA) requires partners and specialist experts who are chosen based on excellence and relevance in the cutting edge of evolving simulation technologies, theories and applications.

If you are a user or developer of simulation, please consider this opportunity. Recent projects have included guidance on joint training spaces, governance, management, metrics and KPIs, staffing, scheduling, optimisation, equipment, electronic tracking of training results, eLearning, new methodologies, and technology solutions for new ways of training.

The key motivator of the APSA Partnership Program is to bring concept to solution. With experience across a multidisciplinary arena, by offering a wealth of cutting edge simulation – technical, application and methodology know-how, we take the questions from concept to solution. The Alliance provides an independent brokerage service to bring the vendors to the customer following problem scoping and concept development. We want to generate more projects to the simulation industry and grow the access of underutilised facilities and centres.

The alliance brings specialists from diverse industries together to workshop a problem or series of issues often in the early phase of a procurement project. Partners will then assist with discovery and experimental research: prototype testing, design development, and technical scoping. The two main goals of APSA Partnership Program is to have:
· A multidisciplinary alliance of experts representing government, industry and academia; and
· A consortium of innovation centres and research facilities representing the Asia Pacific Region.

ROUND 2 – A multidisciplinary alliance of experts who will make a two year commitment from 1 December 2016. The Asia Pacific Simulation Alliance Virtual Solutions Centre seeks guidance from specialist experts to provide fresh insights and thinking on emerging or unfamiliar issues, respond to ideas, and supply high quality objective advice to support the decision-making processes of new potential simulation users.
Attached is a copy of the Role of the APSA Expert Panel Members

Apply here!

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