Simulation Canada NEWS

Simulation Canada NEWS

Simulation Canada’s Features & News is the go-to resource for information on healthcare simulation in Canada and beyond, featuring news, events, academic articles and more. Much of the content is regularly submitted to Simulation Canada by the Canadian healthcare simulation community.

At Simulation Canada we are always interested in hearing what you have to say. Please contact [email protected] if you, or your program, would like to post a news item, event, announcement or job posting on the Simulation Canada website and e-newsletter.

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MICRO-COURSE SERIES
July 24, 2020
*/ Our online micro-course series provides accessible, affordable, just-in-time learning for the new normal in simulation. They may be taken individually or as a complementary package. NOW available asynchronously! With clinical placement opportunities limited by the pandemic, many schools are emphasizing simulation opportunities for learners to gain essential skills and experiences. Accordingly, educators are adapting their roles - some entering simulation for the first time and others... CONTINUE READING
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Facilitating Simulations at a Distance (Telesimulation)
June 09, 2020
Many organizations are facilitating live manikin- or SP-based simulations over virtual platforms (Zoom, etc.). Here, we are collecting advice and resources for planning and facilitating experiential learning at a distance. If you know of a good resource we should include, please leave a comment below or contact us! Self-learning course available! Simulation Canada's micro-course: Sim by Webconference - Facilitating Virtually. Previous live sessions are archived and available for... CONTINUE READING
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COVID-19 Simulations
June 08, 2020
Many simulationists are working on strategies and scenarios to prepare and test systems and educate providers and students. We are collecting a list of resources here. If you know of anything to add, please inform us! On this page: Webinars • COVID Sim Planning • Sims for System Rehearsal/Assessment • Sims for Learners/Practitioners • PPE Sims • Advice & Commentaries • Epidemic Learning • Distance/Virtual Sims • COVID Clinical Resources • Other Collections Webinars ​​Safety Considerations... CONTINUE READING
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Thank you to all essential and frontline workers!
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May 13, 2020
During this time of COVID-19, the team at Simulation Canada sends a heartfelt "Thank You" to all frontline workers and those that are doing their part to keep us and our loved ones safe.  If there are ways in which we can help support you, please reach out! Contact us at [email protected] CONTINUE READING
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Supporting Distance Learning, Virtual Simulations & Safer In-Person Sim
March 27, 2020
This is an unprecedented time. For some in simulation - especially in hospitals - the demands are greater than ever for just-in-time simulations. For those in the education sector, we know you are adapting quickly to support students, academically and psychologically, and are moving creatively to support distance learning, implement virtual simulations, and plan for sim lab re-opening with physical distancing. More than ever, it is important to come together to help each other. On this page:... CONTINUE READING
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Mark Your Calendar!
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December 06, 2019
Mark your calendars and save the dates! We have confirmed the 2020 dates and locations for our major events! A unique conference focussing on system-level applications of simulation to improve care quality and patient safety. May 29, 2020  CANCELLED  •  Halifax, NS More > Canada's interprofessional healthcare simulation conference. Oct 19-20, 2020  •  Toronto, ON More >   CONTINUE READING
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2019 SIM Awards • Les prix SIM
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June 19, 2019
Nominate an exceptional individual for the SIM Citizenship Award or a leading organization for the SIM Innovator Award! Details >   Nommez une personne exceptionnelle pour le prix de citoyenneté SIM  ou un organisme de premier rang pour le prix d’innovateur/ innovatrice SIM! Plus d'informations > CONTINUE READING
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Announcing Our New Name | Nous annonçons notre nouveau nom
May 31, 2019
Announcing Our New Name: Simulation Canada! Nous annonçons notre nouveau nom: Simulation Canada! View in browser Afficher dans le navigateur Share Partager At long last, we are excited to officially announce our new name: Simulation Canada! When SIM-one and the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare joined forces, we began discussing whether we should keep these names or search for... CONTINUE READING
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SIM Expo 2019 - Call for Abstracts | Appel de résumés
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April 27, 2019
Present your simulation research, developments and innovations at Canada’s interprofessional simulation conference! Guidelines > Venez présenter vos recherches, développements et innovations en matière de simulation à la conférence interprofessionnelle de simulation du Canada! Guide de rédaction > CONTINUE READING
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2018 SIM Awards | Les prix SIM
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September 10, 2018
  Nominations are now open for our national SIM awards! Les mises en candidature sont maintenant ouvertes pour nos prix nationaux SIM! SIM Innovator Award deadline extended to Sep 30  •  La date limite a été prolongée au 30 septembre pour le prix d'innovateur/innovatrice SIM Nominate an exceptional individual for the SIM Citizenship Award or a leading organization for the SIM Innovator Award! Nommez une personne exceptionnelle pour le prix de citoyenneté SIM ou un organisme de premier rang pour... CONTINUE READING
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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... CONTINUE READING
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A New, Integrated, Interprofessional Simulation Network for Canada
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February 06, 2018
SIM-one and the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare have officially joined forces to build a broader, stronger simulation network across Canada! At our AGM in September, our members voted unanimously to complete the integration of the two organizations, launching a new, integrated, interprofessional network. The members also voted in a new Board of Directors with representation from multiple provinces, professions, disciplines and sectors. Call for Members As we establish a national... CONTINUE READING
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New National Network to Improve Canadian Healthcare Through Simulation | Un nouveau réseau national pour améliorer les soins de santé au Canada grâce à la simulation
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July 14, 2017
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2017 National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety
July 13, 2017
Thank you to all the planners, presenters, sponsors and exhibitors who made the 2017 National Forum a huge success! The National Forum brought together patient safety and quality improvement leaders with simulation experts to highlight the many ways simulation techniques are advancing quality and safety at the point of care delivery. As a sample of the many lessons learned, we heard how: The challenge lying ahead for patient safety and quality improvement lies in implementation and culture... CONTINUE READING
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London Health Sciences Centre’s CSTAR is one of the most advanced surgical sim centres in North America
November 15, 2016
At first glance, the Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics (CSTAR) training centre looks like an ordinary office building. But inside is an entire world of simulation, from task trainers to team-based training, and education research to next generation computer-assisted simulation technologies. Today, CSTAR is a world-leading centre for researching, developing, testing and delivering simulation training of minimally invasive techniques to surgeons, as well as technical and non-... CONTINUE READING
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2016 SIM Expo emphasizes the value of simulation & the SIM community
October 18, 2016
The full 2016 Expo agenda is available.   Abstracts of all presentations and workshops are generously published by Archives of Scholarship in Simulation and Educational Techniques.   "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... CONTINUE READING
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Keystonians and MASCS graduates celebrated at the 2016 SIM Expo
October 11, 2016
SIM-one honoured the achievements of current and past graduates—certified simulationists—at the 2016 SIM Expo held on October 5-7 in Toronto.   Rajani Vairavanathan, from the University of Toronto and Toronto East General Hospital, and Ryan Brown, from Emergency Medical Care Inc. in Nova Scotia, join the growing list of Keystones of Healthcare Simulation Program graduates. This year also welcomes Audrey Gottlieb from The Michener Institute of Education at UHN for completing the MASCS (Mastering... CONTINUE READING
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Announcing the 2016 SIM Expo Sponsors & Exhibitors!
September 27, 2016
  The annual SIM Expo is just one week away! Thanks to our generous sponsors, fantastic exhibitors and amazing supporters, we’re all set to welcome you to Canada’s premier healthcare simulation conference. Discover who will be exhibiting with their range of innovative products and services. Don’t miss this rare chance to meet industry leaders from across the world – register for the 2016 SIM Expo now! We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 SIM Expo taking place on October 5-7 at the... CONTINUE READING
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Announcing the 2016 SIM Student Award recipient & 2016 SIM Citizen shortlist
September 13, 2016
Once again, SIM-one is proud to announce the 2016 SIM Student Award recipient and shortlist for the 2016 SIM Citizenship Award.   Congratulations to the 2016 SIM Student! Megan Mahoney, a 4th year BScN student in the Brock University - Loyalist College Collaborative program, is the recipient of this year’s SIM Student Award. Her submission for the 2016 theme of “How healthcare simulation has become an integrated part of my learning and professional development” impressed the Awards Committee. “... CONTINUE READING
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Simulation by Design competition
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July 18, 2016
Memorial University of Newfoundland's Cureus Archives of Scholarship in Simulation and Educational Techniques (ASSET), in partnership with SIM-one is launching an inaugural Simulation by Design Competition. Focusing on teaching and learning through simulation Do you use simulation and related educational technologies? We're inviting health professionals to submit novel simulation scenarios in the form of a Cureus Technical Report. You can see examples of these reports that are already published... CONTINUE READING

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