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.

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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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2015 SIM Expo presents special Plenary Panel on curriculum design for effective integration of sim
Wed, November 11
SIM-one is excited to present a special Plenary Panel of five Ontario leaders in the integration of simulation into curriculum design at the 2015 SIM Expo. Join these champions for an inspiring discussion of how some of Ontario’s leading institutions – including Centennial College, Conestoga Collage, and Trent University – have successfully integrated sim into redesigned curricula for optimal learning outcomes. 2015 SIM EXPO SPECIAL PLENARY PANEL   Dr. Peter C. Ferguson, MD, MSc, FRCSC Albert... CONTINUE READING
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2015 SIM Expo: View the workshops & agenda!
Tue, November 03
We’ve announced our 2015 SIM Expo keynote speakers, and now we’re excited to share with you the fantastic lineup of interactive workshops and agenda for our annual two-day conference! 2015 SIM Expo Workshops The Day 2 roundup of morning & afternoon workshops include: Multimedia in simulation: Building it in light of how human mind works Integrating Simulation with Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Competencies Interprofessional Education: Debriefing Team Competencies in a Large Scale... CONTINUE READING
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2015 SIM Expo: Announcing keynote speakers!
Tue, October 27
SIM-one is excited to announce keynote speakers for the 2015 SIM Expo – Dr. Teresa Gore, president of International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL), and Dr. Teodore Grantcharov, Canada Research Chair (CIHR-funded) in simulation and surgical safety. These two simulation experts are revolutionizing the field of simulation and will open day one and day two, respectively, of the expo. Dr. Teresa Gore PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, CHSE-A President, International... CONTINUE READING
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Showcase your approach to integrating simulation into health professions curricula at 2015 SIM Expo
Tue, October 13
On December 14 and 15, the 2015 SIM Expo will proudly exhibit some of the best work in the simulation community. It is your chance to showcase your outstanding contributions during our expanded Poster Park & Poster Crawl during the event.  In line with some of Ontario institutions’ recent qualitative shift in simulation-integrated curricula, the 2015 SIM Expo is seeking poster presentations that focus on strategies, approaches, and frameworks for curriculum design to integrate simulation... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one/CIHR host live webinar on simulation & knowledge translation grants
Wed, September 23
On Thursday, September 17, SIM-one and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) teamed up to facilitate a free webinar on simulation research and innovation, and CIHR funding opportunities in simulation. Over 60 people across Canada signed up to tune in for the one-hour interactive presentation. Tim Willett, director of research and development at SIM-one, kicked off the live webinar with an overview of the various roles for simulation in health care research. These include simulation... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one opens nominations for 2015 SIM Citizenship Award & submissions for 2015 SIM Student Award
Tue, September 22
SIM-one – Ontario Simulation Network – is now accepting applications for its annual SIM Citizenship Award, sponsored by HIROC, and SIM Student Award, sponsored by CAE Healthcare. 2015 SIM Citizenship Award The SIM Citizenship Award recognizes Ontario simulationists who have made important contributions in the healthcare simulation field. It honours those who have made an outstanding impact on education, teaching, creative professional activities, and other endeavours. The award praises... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one celebrates 2015 Keystonians and inaugural MASCS graduates
Tue, August 04
On Thursday, June 25, SIM-one hosted its annual 2015 Education Celebration Event—honouring the achievements of SIM-one's graduates, alumni and current course participants. Photo: (from left to right) Meet some of the 2015 graduates: Manuel Abascal, Dawn Clyens, Dave Tremblay-Laroche, and Sabrina Boucher, with Dr. Bruce Ballon, Director of Education at SIM-one.   Photo: (from left to right) Sabrina Boucher of La Cité collégiale is the first-ever Keystones and MASCS (Mastering the Artistic Side... CONTINUE READING
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Congratulations to the 2015 SIM Expo free pass recipient!
Wed, July 15
SIM-one is happy to announce Stephanie Kate as the recipient of the grand prize for #IntegrateSIM Twitter contest. The contest asked Twitter users to tweet how they integrate SIM into their curriculum, clinical placement, quality improvement, or patient safety practices. “Simulation helps us practise critical situations in a safe environment,” Stephanie said. We couldn't agree more. Stephanie is an internal medicine nurse, who is currently completing her Master's of Nursing. Her interests... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one launches online SIM Scenario Exchange
Wed, June 17
Free searchable library allows users to contribute, search for, and adapt simulation resources. SIM Scenario Exchange™, an online repository of simulation scenarios, tools and templates. Open to all healthcare professions, disciplines and sectors, the Exchange fosters sharing and collaboration in the simulation community. Explore the SIM Scenario Exchange™ > “The Exchange is a free and open resource made possible by the support of the healthcare simulation community,” said Dr. Tim Willett,... CONTINUE READING
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Win your SIM Expo registration
Wed, May 20
How do you #IntegrateSIM? SIM-one wants to hear how you integrate simulation into your curriculum, clinical placement, quality improvement or patient safety practices. Let us know and you can win* a FREE ticket to this year's #SIMexpo. Tweet how you integrate SIM and include #IntegrateSIM. All eligible entries will be entered into a draw. Contest closes on June 30, 2015. How to Play: Simply tweet how you integrate SIM and include #IntegrateSIM. Photos, videos & links are encouraged for your... CONTINUE READING
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A Message from SIM-one: COLLABORATION
Tue, May 19
Let’s work together in the spirit of collaboration Collaboration is a guiding value for SIM-one. As a network, we actively seek and encourage collaborative opportunities with the Ontario simulation community. We are proud of our collaborative simulation courses; our collaborative online platforms, including the SIM Marketplace which facilitates the sharing and exchange of simulation equipment; and our collaborative events, like the annual Ontario Simulation Exposition. Collaboration, along with... CONTINUE READING