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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Healthcare and simulation leaders to speak at SIM Expo
October 06, 2014
REGISTER NOW!   It is with great excitement that SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network announces its keynotes speakers for the 2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition.   The keynote speakers for this year’s SIM Expo are: Bob Bell, the new Deputy Minister of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Rakesh Jetly, a mental health expert with the Canadian Forces; and Gregory Krätzig, a simulation technology innovator with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Read our speakers’ bios > The 2014... CONTINUE READING
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NEW! SIM Marketplace™ and SIM Company and Product directories
October 03, 2014
Search for simulation resources with SIM-one’s new online tools SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network is happy to announce the launch of three online services for the healthcare simulation community. The new additions to the SIM-one website include: SIM Marketplace™ – An online platform for sharing information on simulation products available to rent, buy or sell; SIM Company Directory – A searchable database of simulation companies; and SIM Product Directory – A searchable database of simulation... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one/IDEAS/CPSI launch Simulation for Safety & Quality Improvement Program
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October 01, 2014
The Program will focus on advancing the use of simulation for quality and safety improvement in Ontario hospitals and other healthcare delivery agencies. A total of $47,500 (5 projects at $9,500) is available to support simulation-based quality and safety improvement projects. CONTINUE READING
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Present at Canada's largest healthcare simulation event!
September 26, 2014
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31 Submit your posters, booths, workshops and more for the 2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition. Apply now > SIM-one's annual SIM Expo is Canada's largest gathering of simulationists, celebrating the creativity, dedication and accomplishments of Ontario's healthcare simulation community. The special theme of the 2014 SIM Expo is "Simulation and Communication". The 2014 SIM Expo takes place on December 4th and 5th in Toronto. Read more > Last year's... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one announces new President and CEO
September 15, 2014
Dear Simulation Community, On behalf of the SIM-one Board of Directors, please join me in welcoming Susan Lenard as the Ontario Simulation Network’s new President and CEO. Susan brings to SIM-one a unique combination of entrepreneurial skills, business expertise and public (health sector) experience. She most recently served as SIM-one’s Interim President and, prior to this, its Chief Operating Officer. During her time at SIM-one, Susan has built strong collaborative relationships with the... CONTINUE READING
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Durham College and SIM-one educate through simulation
August 20, 2014
Source: Durham College Durham College (DC) played host to SIM-one (Ontario Simulation Network) on June 17 when the organization hosted a workshop titled "PSW & Simulation Regional Workshop: Unlocking the Potential of Simulation" at Living Lab 2 at DC's Whitby campus. SIM-one, an active supporter of the college’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program, offered the workshop to DC faculty and staff and other interprofessional healthcare providers in Durham Region who interact with seniors and... CONTINUE READING
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NEW! Simulation for Safety & Quality Improvement Program
August 11, 2014
SIM-one is pleased to be entering the third year of its support for simulation research and innovation, in collaboration with the Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) program and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), and with the support of the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) and Accreditation Canada. The 2014 SIM-one/IDEAS/CPSI Simulation for Safety & Quality Improvement Program will focus on advancing the use of simulation for quality and... CONTINUE READING
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Apply for the SIM Student Award!
July 23, 2014
SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network is seeking submissions for the 2014 SIM Student Award sponsored by CAE Healthcare.  The SIM Student Award highlights the experiences of Ontario health professions students who have used simulation to further develop their professional roles. The theme of the contest is, “How healthcare simulation transformed my learning”. SIM-one encourages eligible Ontario undergraduate (or equivalent) health professions students to apply. How do I apply? Applicants must... CONTINUE READING
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Connecting Ontario: Read the 2013-14 Annual Report
July 16, 2014
SIM-one’s 2013-14 Annual Report is now available online! Read the 2013-14 Annual Report > The past fiscal year has been an exciting one for the Ontario Simulation Network, with many milestones achieved. SIM-one elected its first skills-based Board of Directors. The 2013 SIM Expo was the largest healthcare simulation event in Canada, with more than 350 registrants. SIM-one also completed 52 simulation equipment inventories across Ontario as part of the SIM-one Provincial Equipment... CONTINUE READING
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Bruce's Blog: Welcome to Simulation Summer!
July 03, 2014
Dear Simulationist, I would like to announce that our 2014-15 Education Calendar is now up and running! View our calendar of upcoming simulation courses. A question I regularly hear from the community is: “How can I get more involved in teaching and connect with like-minded simulationists?” To address this question, SIM-one will be launching a few initiatives over the summer. These initiatives will help you engage with SIM-one faculty and mentors in your neighborhood—physically and virtually.... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one now accepting applications for SIM Citizenship Award
June 23, 2014
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
June 20, 2014
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
May 22, 2014
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
May 22, 2014
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
May 21, 2014
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
May 07, 2014
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
April 03, 2014
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
March 31, 2014
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
March 20, 2014
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!
March 06, 2014
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