2018 Simulation Summit

Event

Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J2, CA

Hosted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the annual Simulation Summit is a unique and practical interprofessional medical simulation education conference, which annually attracts hundreds of international simulation educators, researchers, health care professionals and other individuals engaged in the field of simulation.

This year’s conference theme is Negotiating the Channels through Simulation. The program features more than 20 innovative and practical professional development workshops tailored towards interprofessional audiences, including:

  • How to deliver effective interprofessional simulation
  • Immersive reality - Understanding, creating, and implementing a new frontier in medical education
  • Learning from the bad and the good: Safety I and II in simulation
  • Pearls for research: Raising the bar for studies of simulation-based education
  • Simulation based education and assessment: Exploring when and why they may (or may not) work

In addition to interactive, small-group workshops, the 2018 Simulation Summit will feature three dynamic plenary sessions from a diverse group of speakers, including:

  • An opening lecture from Peter Dieckmann, PhD, Dipl.-Psych., an organizational psychologist working with the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES).
  • A panel of medical education experts discussing simulation and its role in continuing professional development (CPD).
  • A closing lecture from Marlies van Dijk, RN, Innovation Lead, Quality and Healthcare Improvement at Alberta Health Services.

The conference will once again culminate with the popular SimTrek event, where high-fidelity scenario construction, team leadership styles, and debriefing will be on display in a truly unique fashion.

The 2018 Simulation Summit provides an incredible professional development opportunity for simulation educators, physicians, nurses, and health professional educators with an interest in simulation; the ability to learn, train and network alongside researchers and health care professionals from different institutions and disciplines is what makes Simulation Summit so valuable.

The knowledge translation involved in our programming gives participants practical tools, insights and ideas to apply to their own simulation practice. In action, they have the potential to significantly advance quality in health and patient care.

Please visit www.royalcollege.ca/simulationsummit for more information, and to register for the 2018 Simulation Summit.