"Excellent conference. Getting to see familiar faces yearly and meet new people. Great way to compare simulation challenges and trends with teaching and get new ideas."
"Excellent networking opportunities, and overall, a very nice group of attendees willing to chat and discuss simulation."
"I would recommend it because of the wonderful networking, friendly atmosphere. Everyone is there to share with one another."
"It's my first time and I hope it's not the last."
"Thank you for a great conference!"
Networking, connecting and reconnecting with members of the SIM community was a recurring theme at the 2016 SIM Expo held on October 5-7 in Toronto. SIM-one wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to the sponsors, exhibitors, participants, attendees and the many people who help make this yearly event a success. We hope to see you in 2017.
Read on for a visual recap of the event's highlights.
Photo: Dr. Bruce Ballon, Director of Education at SIM-one, with the SIM Student Award recipient Megan Mahoney (third from left), a 4th year BScN student in the Brock University – Loyalist College Collaborative program. They are joined by Keira Lum, a past award recipient (second from left), and Zoriana Kaluzny (right) from CAE Healthcare, sponsor of the SIM Student Award.
Photo: Holldrid Odreman, Professor of Nursing and Program Coordinator of the Practical Nursing Program at Niagara College is this year's Local SIM Champion.
Photo: Philip De Souza from HIROC, sponsor of the SIM Citizenship Award, with award recipient Karen Paquette, a Health Simulation Technologist from Cambrian College and Dr. Bruce Ballon.
Photo: Dr. Nicole Harder, Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba, kicks off the 2016 SIM Expo with a talk on the obvious, tangential and obscure value of SIM. View Dr. Harder's presentation.
Photo: Dr. Joshua Tepper, President and CEO, Health Quality Ontario (HQO) stressing that simulation has the power to make the Canadian healthcare system not great for some, but great for all.
Photo: Dr. Carla Pugh, Professor of Surgery, Vice-Chair of Education and Patient Safety at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) embodied the spirit of collaboration and stressed the importance of breaking down silos and working together. View Dr. Pugh's presentation.
Photo: Shoshana Helfenbaum from Baycrest, joined by presenter Cindy Plunkett, in one of the many workshops offered at the event.
Photo: Participants at the hands-on workshop focusing on Nutrition and PSW by George Brown College's Jean Niravong and Michael Eliadis.
Photo: Delegates visit and interact with representatives from Laerdal Medical, the event's platinum sponsor.
Photo: Curious students and their teacher, Holly Nightingale, from the Peel District School Board visit the Cardionics booth.
Photo: Louise Moir from Canadore College tries the virtual reality simulator.
Photo: Centennial College's Margaret Verkuyl interacts with participants at the Virtual Simulation Showcase.
Photo: David Starmer from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College at the event's popular Poster & Video Crawl.
Photo: Gladys Mokaya from University Health Network presents their poster on interprofessional simulation.
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