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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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SIM-one now accepting applications for SIM Citizenship Award
Mon, June 23
Help us select the 2014 SIM Citizen! The annual SIM-one SIM Citizenship Award pays tribute to Ontario simulationists who have made important contributions in the healthcare simulation field that exemplify the values of SIM-one. The Award also honours those who have made outstanding contributions in education, teaching, creative professional activities and other endeavors that are difficult to capture and recognize in the traditional sense. This prestigious Award honours collaboration-oriented,... CONTINUE READING
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Simulation Keystonians honoured at SIM-one Celebration Event
Fri, June 20
Photo: (top, from left to right) Keystones graduates Lisa Kakonge, Leigh Andrews, Alicia Stewart, Anne Marie Renzoni, Gladys Mokaya, and SIM-one Director of Education Dr. Bruce Ballon; (bottom, from left to right) Keystones graduates Luba Komar, Raya Gal, Donna Rampersad and Lan McMillan On Thursday, June 19th, SIM-one hosted its 2014 Education Celebration Event. This annual event celebrates the achievements of SIM-one's graduates, alumni and current course participants. The event featured... CONTINUE READING
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AppsforHealth and Education "Deep Dives” into simulation
Thu, May 22
SIM-one was proud to attend and support the 2014 AppsforHealth and Education conference. The annual AppsForHealth and Education conference enables professionals from the healthcare, technology and education fields to come together to discuss current and emerging trends in health and education technology. The event took place on April 25 at Mohawk College in Hamilton. The day got off to a great start with energetic keynote speaker Dr. Brian Goldman, the host of CBC Radio’s “White Coat, Black Art... CONTINUE READING
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SIM Symposium showcases northern simulation
Thu, May 22
Photo: A Nickel for Your Thoughts organizers and presenters (from left to right) Luc Simard, Dr. Bruce Ballon, Dr. Tim Willett, Louise Moir. Some 80 participants attended "A Nickel for Your Thoughts", a SIM Symposium event that highlighted learning through simulation activities. This regional event was hosted by Collège Boréal and took place in Sudbury on May 8, 2014. The event was organized by Collège Boréal, Canadore College, Georgian College, Cambrian College, Laurentian University,... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one flipped course receives CERD grant funding
Wed, May 21
SIM-one's Dr. Tim Willett, Dr. Stella Ng and their team of collaborators were the recipients of CERD grant funding for their project, “An Online Flipped Classroom Experience in Continuing Professional Development”, to study and share their experience with the SIM-one Simulation Research Primer course. Offered by Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, the Continuing Education Research and Development (CERD) grant competition is intended to support... CONTINUE READING
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Durham College/UOIT simulationist receives prestigious nursing award
Wed, May 07
SIM-one would like to congratulate simulationist Leslie Graham for receiving the 2014 Award for Excellence in Collaborative Education by the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN). A professor in the Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Collaborative BScN Honours program, Graham received her award at the COUPN Awards reception in Toronto on April 23rd. The Award is presented to a college faculty member teaching in a collaborative program who... CONTINUE READING
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COMING SOON! SIM Scenario Exchange
Thu, April 03
Access and share best practice scenarios, assessment tools and templates with the healthcare simulation community. In June 2014, SIM-one will launch the interprofessional SIM Scenario Exchange, an online resource that fosters collaboration amongst simulationists. The SIM Scenario Exchange is an online repository of best practice scenarios across all simulation modalities, scenario development templates and learner assessment tools to use for evaluation or research. This free and innovative... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one seeking new President & CEO
Mon, March 31
Based in Toronto, but serving all of Ontario, SIM-one is seeking a new CEO to build value and capacity in simulation teaching and learning for health professionals across the Province and beyond. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative senior executive with a proven track record in education and/or healthcare leadership and business development. The incumbent will have demonstrated ability to recognize the importance and deliver on customer service and experience in building effective... CONTINUE READING
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Message from Dimitri - March 2014
Thu, March 20
Dear SIM-one Community: As some of you may know, my term as President and CEO of SIM-one ends on March 31, 2014. After careful reflection on my part and following discussions with SIM-one’s Board of Directors, I will not be taking on another term. I will remain connected, however, and look forward to serving the SIM-one community as a Director on SIM-one’s Board. Our network has reached an important point in its evolution, and it is time for a different type of leader to take this organization... CONTINUE READING
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Bruce's Blog: We want you!
Thu, March 06
Dear SIM-one Community: In this blog post, I'd like to discuss our new and growing SIM-one Simulationist Certification Program. We are looking for qualified professionals interested in joining the growing ranks of the SIM-one Simulationist community, as faculty, mentors and participants. We seek faculty to support our expanding list of needs-based simulation courses, workshops and events. SIM-one faculty have, through their teaching, made long lasting connections, contacts and have been given... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one announces 2013 Research & Innovation Grant recipients
Wed, February 26
SIM-one is pleased to announce and congratulate the recipients for the Research, and Development & Implementation streams of its 2013 Simulation Research & Innovation Grants Program. The six recipients are: Lorna Bain, Southlake Regional Healthcare Centre “Evaluation of the use of simulation to support an interprofessional ‘just speak up’ culture” Jean-Pierre Bissonnette, University Health Network / University of Toronto “High fidelity simulation-based training in radiation therapy:... CONTINUE READING
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Profile in Simulation – Glenn Posner
Wed, February 12
Ottawa simulationist says competency-based training will be a gamechanger An obstetrician and gynecologist, Glenn Posner serves as the Medical Director of the Simulation Patient Safety Program at The Ottawa Hospital, and is a Simulation Educator for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Posner obtained his MDCM from McGill University and completed his residency training at the University of Ottawa, before going on to earn an MEd from the University of Cincinnati. SIM-one... CONTINUE READING
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Ontario represents at IMSH 2014
Thu, January 30
SIM-one and dozens of Ontario simulationists headed to the Golden State to take part in the 2014 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). Hosted by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the conference took place in San Francisco, California, from January 25-29. IMSH 2014 is the world's largest simulation conference and housed numerous workshops, posters, exhibits, speakers and the SimWars competition. Ontario was well represented amongst the many poster presentations... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one Simulationist Ryzynski demonstrates beating heart simulator on CTV News
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Wed, January 22
Agnes Ryzynski shows Canada AM's Dr. Marla Shapiro how cardiac surgeons are trained to operate on beating hearts, using Canada's only beating heart simulator. Ms. Ryzynski is a SIM-one Simulationist and Simulation Centre Educator/Coordinator at Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre. CONTINUE READING
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Happy Holidays!
Mon, December 23
The SIM-one Team would like to wish its community Happy Holidays! We would like to thank our community for helping make 2013 an amazing year. View this year's top 12 stories: SIM-one.ca relaunch: The go-to resource for all things simulation SIM-one announces recipients of 2012 Simulation Research & Innovation Grant Simulation community out in full force at 2013 SIM Expo New partnerships: Michener CASE and the Mitacs Accelerate Program Meta-Leadership in Health Professions Education: Class... CONTINUE READING
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Dr. Sinha inspires at SIM Expo
Mon, December 16
On December 5th at the 2013 Ontario Simulation Exposition, Dr. Samir Sinha delivered a passionate speech about his work as the Expert Lead of Ontario's Seniors Care Strategy. He spoke of the need for transformation in Ontario’s healthcare system to reflect the Province’s aging population. View Dr. Sinha's PowerPoint presentation > About SIM-one SIM-one—the Ontario Simulation Network—is a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, resources and services... CONTINUE READING
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Simulation community out in full force at 2013 SIM Expo
Fri, December 13
The 2013 Ontario Simulation Exposition was the largest and most successful SIM Expo to date. More than 300 people attended, once again making the SIM Expo Canada’s premier healthcare simulation event. The 2013 SIM Expo took place on December 5 and 6 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel. The annual SIM Expo celebrates the collaboration, dedication and accomplishments of Ontario’s healthcare simulation community. View the 2013 SIM Expo presentation abstracts > Bringing the community... CONTINUE READING
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New Award recognizes outstanding simulationists
Wed, December 11
Original article contributed by HIROC with additions by SIM-one SIM-one's Bruce Ballon and HIROC's Lois Hales (far right) stand with SIM Citizenship Award recipients (from left) Marie McEwan, Lisa Satterthwaite, Dominic Giuliano, Louise Moir, Yvonne Galbraith and Luc Simard Since its modest beginnings four years ago, the Ontario Simulation Exposition (SIM Expo) has grown to become Canada’s premier healthcare simulation event. At the 2013 SIM Expo, SIM-one was proud to host the first-ever SIM... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one partners with Michener CASE
Wed, December 04
The CAE/Michener Centre for the Advancement of Simulation and Education (CASE) and SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network are partnering to offer Ontario’s simulation community up to 20,000 square feet of simulation space. The Michener is sponsoring the use of CASE facilities, free of charge, for two available evenings or one weekend of the applicant’s choice. The Michener will help the awardee to tailor the simulation experience to the needs of learners with up to $2,000 in facility and service... CONTINUE READING
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Official SIM Expo Program now online
Wed, December 04
Catch an early glimpse of SIM-one’s 2013 Ontario Simulation Exposition (SIM Expo) in the Official 2013 SIM Expo Program. View the Official Program > This year’s highlights feature many popular and new offerings, including: Engaging keynote speakers in Saäd Rafi and Dr. Samir Sinha The new, fast and exciting Simulation in Action The Community of Practice Lunch Interprofessional workshops covering Ontario’s simulation expertise An amazing array of sponsor/exhibitor booths, and academic... CONTINUE READING

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