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SIM-one NEWS

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

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London Health Sciences Centre’s CSTAR is one of the most advanced surgical sim centres in North America
Tue, November 15
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
Tue, October 18
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
Tue, October 11
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!
Tue, September 27
  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
Tue, September 13
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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Mon, July 18
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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Announcing SIM-one's new membership programs!
Wed, July 06
SIM-one is excited to launch a new membership program to bring additional benefits, supports, resources and discounts to the simulation community! This program will also make SIM-one’s unique resources and services more accessible; expanding and strengthening our community across Canada and beyond. View the full Membership Program details. Since 2010, SIM-one has reached incredible milestones to advance and support simulation. See our achievements to date in our Value Infographic. This is an... CONTINUE READING
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Nominate a 2016 SIM Citizen & apply for 2016 SIM Student Award!
Wed, June 29
SIM-one is now accepting nominations for the 2016 SIM Citizenship Award and applications for the 2016 SIM Student Award! All submissions must be received by Friday, August 26. Award recipients and nominees will be formally recognized at the 2016 SIM Expo on October 5 to 7. 2016 SIM Citizenship Award The SIM Citizenship Award recognizes simulationists across Canada who have made important contributions in the healthcare simulation field. It honours those who have made an outstanding impact on... CONTINUE READING
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Canada’s first National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety a sold out success
Mon, June 06
Canada’s first National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety makes an astounding debut Canada’s first National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety made an astounding debut in Toronto on May 30. Over 140 attendees joined simulation experts from hospitals across the country to listen to inspiring presentations on leading-edge research and achievements in simulation, participate in discussions, collaborate with colleagues and network. Several exhibitors were also on site to... CONTINUE READING
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Introducing SIM-one Global Learning Solutions
Wed, May 18
Run or take a SIM-one course anywhere across the world!  Continuing education. Long-lasting relationships. Communities of learning. This is what SIM-one’s education division is all about. Now, we’re taking it one step further to make your learning experience as accessible and cost-effective as possible – the SIM-one Global Learning Solutions. This new, exciting education initiative is comprised of two streams: Stream #1 – Run your own SIM-one course (available now!) Faculty training for... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one, partners presents first National Forum
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Thu, March 31
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - Healthcare stakeholders can learn more about the potential for creating a safer patient environment by harnessing the tools of simulation. SIM-one and partners are collaborating to present the 2016 National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety. This is a knowledge-sharing event that expands on the growing interest in using simulation to improve patient safety and quality of care. “For me, the key highlight is the intersection of the world of simulation and... CONTINUE READING
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Master simulation skills with SIM-one’s certified education program
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Wed, March 16
Whether you’re a simulation novice or expert, SIM-one’s certificate programs and breadth of courses in simulation-based education can help you master the concepts of the field and advance your career in healthcare simulation. Learn about all of SIM-one’s certificate programs and course offerings. CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one welcomes new Interim President
Fri, January 29
Dear SIM-one Community, As we enter one of the most exciting and opportune years for SIM-one, it is with mixed emotions that I announce the departure of Susan Lenard, current President and CEO, and appointment of Dr. Timothy Willett as the Interim President. Dr. Willett will assume his role effective Monday, February 1st, 2016. Since joining SIM-one in 2012, Susan Lenard has been a critical contributor to the organization’s development into an independent entity with an active presence in... CONTINUE READING
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Annual celebration of the healthcare simulation community a terrific success at 2015 SIM Expo
Tue, January 26
Links to presentations & slides inside! View the Official Program from the 2015 Expo > It was a full house at the 2015 SIM Expo – an annual celebration of the accomplishments, dedication, and contributions of the entire healthcare simulation community. On December 14 and 15, healthcare professionals from across the globe united to take part in interactive demonstrations and workshops, learn about the latest advancements in simulation technology, listen to inspiring keynote speakers, and... CONTINUE READING
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2015 SIM Expo closes the year with huge success
Thu, December 17
The year ended with a bang for SIM-one with the 6th annual SIM Expo, held on December 14 and 15, 2015 at the InterContinetal Toronto Centre hotel. From exhibitors, to workshops, to inspiring speakers and live demonstrations, there was something for everyone in the healthcare simulation community. “I didn’t know what to expect at the 2015 Expo and was completely blown away. I attended the morning and afternoon workshops led by Cathy Smith – she was amazing and is terrific at what she does. Out... CONTINUE READING
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Exclusive look at 2015 SIM Expo Official Program
Tue, December 08
The 2015 SIM Expo Official Program is now available online. Browse through the agenda, read about our visionary keynotes, and explore the full list of showcases, posters, workshops, and exhibitors.  If you missed the Early Bird deadline, don't worry. Space for one-day and two-day registration is still available. See you soon! REGISTER NOW > Learn more about the 2015 SIM Expo >   “Again, this year’s SIM Expo did not disappoint. It was a spectacular event with interesting keynote speakers... CONTINUE READING
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Meet the 2015 SIM Expo sponsors and exhibitors!
Mon, December 07
The annual SIM Expo is less than one week away! Thanks to our generous sponsors and fantastic exhibitors, we’re all set to welcome you to Canada’s largest 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 2015 SIM Expo now! Thank you to our sponsors! Platium Sponsor & Exhibitor For more than 50 years, healthcare providers and... CONTINUE READING
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Participate, watch and learn during Simulation in Action, Virtual Showcase & Industry Showcase
Mon, November 30
With the annual Ontario Simulation Exposition only two weeks away, SIM-one is keeping busy making it the best one yet. Below, find out what to expect during our Simulation in Action interactive demonstrations and Virtual Showcase (did someone say puzzle?). Also, learn about our special Industry Showcase, where you get up close with industry leaders and learn about the latest simulation technology and services. 2015 SIM EXPO SIMULATION IN ACTION LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS Type: Puzzle activity Title:... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one announces 2015 SIM Student Award recipient & 2015 SIM Citizen shortlist
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Wed, November 18
SIM-one is pleased to announce the 2015 SIM Student Award recipient and shortlist for the 2015 SIM Citizenship Award. Congratulations to the 2015 SIM Student! Please join us in congratulating Paul Schnider, Georgian College, for being the recipient of this year’s SIM Student Award. The Awards Committee was pleased with Paul’s submission for the 2015 theme of “How health care simulation has become an integrated part of my learning and professional development”. “We were impressed with Paul’s “... CONTINUE READING
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Sneak peak into 2015 SIM Expo workshop lineup: Over 20 workshops across 10 themes
Tue, November 17
The amount of abstracts submitted for the 2015 SIM Expo has been overwhelming. We are thrilled to be able to share a sample of these workshops from institutions across Canada and beyond. There is a workshop for everyone – from mental health to curriculum integration, to interprofessional education, research, and more! Learn about these presentations below. THEME #1: Simulation integration into curriculum design Mapping your sim Chris Pollock & Mihaela Simion; Conestoga College To appreciate... CONTINUE READING

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