SESAM 2016 Lisbon Medical Simulation Event Newsletter Update

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Today HealthySim is sharing a newsletter update from our friends at SESAM who are highlighting the latest developments from their 22nd annual conference taking place in Lisbon 15-17 June! and Founder Lance Baily will be among those providing plenary addresses at the event.

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Pre-Conference Workshops

SESAM is happy to announce that our pre-conference workshops are now available to book and they would like to invite all delegates to register to attend. Spaces are limited so you are encouraged to register early for these courses:

  1. Integrating Simulated Patient Methodology in Your Practice
  2. The Role of Pre-Graduate Students Working in Simulation Centres
  3. Pediatric Emergencies – Advanced Simulation Course

Highlighting Scientific Content

sesam 2016 plenarySESAM has three great “State of Art” sessions during SESAM 2016. This week, they would like to share Dr. Fajzal Hagi’s bio as one of their invited speakers.

Dr. Fajzal Hagi is a Chief Resident in Neurosurgery at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, Ontario, Canada.

As a surgeon and educator, Faizal has a passion for improving health services though the innovative and evidence-based use of simulation-based education, both at home and abroad. To that end, his efforts have focused on simulation instructional design, platform and curriculum development, and faculty development in simulation pedagogy in a variety of clinical domains and at a local, national, and international level. Currently, as a member of the IPSS-WFPICCS-Malawi collaboration, he is working with the Malawi Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to strengthen Malawi’s capacity to develop and deliver simulation-based education within the limits of its resource-constraints. The goal of this collaboration is to use simulation and other innovative educational methods to generate sustainable improvements in the delivery of pediatric health services throughout the country.

Social Events

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries.  According to legend, the location was named for Ulysses, who founded the settlement after he left Troy to escape the Greek coalition. Later, the Greek name appeared in Vulgar Latin in the form Olissipona. Julius Caesar made it a municipium Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo.

Learn more and register for SESAM 2016 here!

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Sim Tech Training Meeting Aug. 6th – 9th at San Antonio College

Join hundreds of Sim Techs this August 6th – 9th, 2013 at San Antonio College, for the 3rd annual “SimGHOSTS” meeting, centrally located in Texas USA!

The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS) is an annual hands-on training meeting and online resource center for Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists.  Last year over 160 Sim Techs from around the world joined together for three days of hands-on training in simulation programming, manikin hardware repair, trauma moulage, IT debugging, A/V consolidation and much much more!

SimGHOSTS leadership is thrilled to partner the 2013 event with a member of the Alamo College District overtly dedicated to supporting innovation in the field of medical simulation education. “The new 120,000 sq.ft. Nursing and Allied Health Complex at ACC’s San Antonio College provides state-of-the-art clinical environments and teaching labs to support this growing program to an estimated 1,000 students.”

Watch what Sim Techs are saying about the 2012 hands-on training event:

Those interested in presenting at SimGHOSTS 2013 will receive discounted registration! Or are you a medical simulation vendor looking to showcase and/or train Sim Techs in your products and services? Learn more about presenting at SIMGHOSTS 2013, key registration dates, participating vendors and more at the SimGHOSTS 2013 Meeting Page!

East Coast Medical Simulation Methodology Courses @ SUNY Buffalo

Would you like to learn more about teaching using simulation?  The Behling Simulation Center at the University at Buffalo is pleased to announce our 2012 dates for simulation methodology courses!  Each course provides the hands on, practical knowledge you need to provide effective immersive simulations for your students.  Classes are small (8-10 learners each) and provide a mentoring environment for the learner. Download the “Nuts & Bolts Simulation Methodology Course” Overview.

Nuts & Bolts Simulation Training

Nuts and Bolts of Simulation Methodology:
March 14-16, 2012
June 4-6, 2012
August 15-17, 2012
November 14-16, 2012

Fine Tuning Debriefing Skills:
June 7-8, 2012
(Note, you must have either taken a simulation methodology course or actively running and debriefing immersive simulation exercises for at least one year as a pre-requisite for this course).

A more detailed description of the course content, tuition, lodging and on-line registration can be found by following this link: or by calling (716) 829-2467.

The Behling Simulation Center is located at the University at Buffalo in the Academic Health Center servicing the five health professions schools at the University specializing in immersive patient care management simulation with a focus on interprofessional simulation education.  Buffalo can be conveniently reached by air or ground transportation and is located 20 minutes from Niagara Falls, two hours South of the major metropolitan area of Toronto, ON, three hours from Cleveland, OH, and an hour’s flight from most East coast and Mid-west airline hubs.

SUNY hopes to see you in Buffalo!

Medical Simulation Training

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The Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas is hosting quarterly training “3-Day Simulation Methodology” courses. Topics covered by international experts include:

  • Scenario Writing
  • Simulation Facilitation & Operations
  • Simulation Debriefing

Learn more about these November and January training programs at the CSCLV “All in” Course Website!


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METI HPSN Guest Speaker Erik Wahl

“One of the highlights of the HPSN2011 Plenary Session was guest speaker and artist Erik Wahl. In a fast-paced and inspiring presentation, Erik challenged the HPSN audience to discover their untapped potential using creativity and innovation. Erik wowed the crowd with some spectacular art that he painted live on stage as part of the presentation. The entire HPSN audience responded with a standing ovation.”

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Still Time to Register for Meti’s HPSN 2011 & Elsevier Partnership Announcement

Hey all!  There is still time to register and participate in the 2011 HPSN Conference in Tampa, FL – from Feb. 22nd-24th.  This is a free event, and I have been told the conference has been designed to be more of a “user based” engagement rather than demanding a “nursing” or “physician” specific agenda.  Meti’s main website is also promising an announcement about a new partnership with Elsevier.  I look forward to learning more about that!

“Every year, for the last 15 years, a spectacular group of people from all over the world and from every level of healthcare come together to exchange ideas on how to push the envelope of medical simulation to improve learning, competency and ultimately, save lives. HPSN is where the brightest and best leaders, educators, innovators and thinkers in healthcare education gather each year to make meaningful connections for hands-on learning, to share tales of innovation, and to preview the latest simulation technology in an intimate, immersive setting.

At HPSN2011, you’ll find yourself in the company of the doers, makers and thinkers of medical simulation. Let your mind travel a world of ideas in a variety of learning opportunities, whether its specialized training courses, immersive sessions, round-table discussions or lectures. After the sessions, engage with other passionate attendees in critical discussion and problem solving. Here you’ll meet people like you – people who share your vision of integrating simulation to enhance learning and patient care.

And best of all – it’s FREE.”

For more information, check out the HSPN 2011 Website!