2017 SIM Expo - Highlights

2017 SIM Expo - Highlights
April 19, 2018

The 2017 SIM Expo, held Nov 30 & Dec 1 in Toronto, was a great event. SIM Expo continues to be the largest interprofessional and multidisciplinary simulation conference in Canada. Each year, the SIM Expo brings together healthcare leaders in university, college and hospital sectors, comprised of administrators, educators, clinicians, SIM centre managers and directors, and researchers from all health professions across Canada and beyond. The SIM Expo prides in its strong culture of networking, building relationships, and uniting the simulation community. The annual conference allows participants to connect directly with peers, experts and future collaborators in healthcare simulation.

This year's theme was SIMULATION & GAMIFICATION, with a focus on applying gaming principles to improve simulation, as well as virtual patients and e-simulations to enhance learning.

Conference Summary

Please download the final conference program.


We were excited to celebrate numerous simulationists at this year's Expo, with a variety of awards: Sim Citizenship, SIM Champion, SIM Innovators, best posters/presentations, and this year's Keystones of Simulation Certificate recipients.

Read about award recipients >


Participants in the 2017 SIM Expo enthusiastically pursued the culprit in the Expo's integrated mystery game: Who Busted SimMan? Delegates had to search high and low around the Expo for clues then channel their inner Sherlock Holmes to deduce which of 6 students busted SimMan during one of their simulations.

Miss the Expo but want to try to solve the mystery? Download >

Want to know who busted SimMan? Reveal the culprit >



We were honoured to welcome this year's keynote speakers, world leaders in serious gaming and healthcare simulation!

Bill Kapralos, PhD  Gamification Guru
Associate Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Immersive technologies, gamification and serious games for healthcare education

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Daniel Raemer, PhD  Patriarch of Simulation
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Bioengineer, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Chief Curiosity Officer, Center for Medical Simulation

Simulation Trauma!  Avoiding harm to patients, participants, and staff.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

We were excited to be joined by these leading companies as Expo 2017 sponsors and exhibitors!

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Award Sponsors

SIM Citizenship Award
SIM Innovator Award