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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SIM-one announces 2013 Research & Innovation Grant recipients
February 26, 2014
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
February 12, 2014
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
January 30, 2014
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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January 22, 2014
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!
December 23, 2013
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: 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
December 16, 2013
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
December 13, 2013
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
December 11, 2013
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
December 04, 2013
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
December 04, 2013
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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Two hours of non-stop "SIM in Action"
November 28, 2013
Experience SIM-one's new "Simulation in Action" at the 2013 Ontario Simulation Exposition! SIM in Action gives participants a taste of the diverse methods and modalities of healthcare simulation. And it gives presenters a chance to show off the incredible and innovative things they do. During this 2-hour event, participants will rotate through six 18-minute simulation demonstrations with 2-minute transitions in between. Participants will get hands-on experience in areas ranging from virtual to... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one and Mitacs partner on Accelerate Program
November 19, 2013
Collaboration valued at up to $2.9M will provide valuable support for innovations in simulation research and innovation Mitacs, a national research and training network, and SIM-one, the Ontario Simulation Network, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will see the organizations work together to enhance research connections between the members of the healthcare simulation community. SIM-one and Mitacs, through the Mitacs Accelerate program, will connect healthcare simulation... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one selects SIM Student Award recipients
November 18, 2013
SIM-one is pleased to announce that we have two recipients for the 2013 SIM Student Award. The recipients are Lucy Dong Xuan Li, a medical student at the University of Toronto – read submission Meghan Friesen, a practical nursing student at Niagara College – read submission The SIM Student Award is generously sponsored by   The SIM-one SIM Student Award was created to highlight the experiences of Ontario healthcare students who have used simulation to further develop their professional roles... CONTINUE READING
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SIM Citizenship Award: We have a shortlist!
November 06, 2013
SIM-one has selected its shortlist for the inaugural SIM Citizenship Award. The shortlist includes: Yvonne Galbraith, Georgian College Dominic Giuliano, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Marie McEwan, Durham College/ University of Ontario Institute of Technology Louise Moir, Canadore College Lisa Satterthwaite, University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital  Luc Simard, Collège Boréal The SIM-one SIM Citizenship Award is generously sponsored by HIROC - Healthcare... CONTINUE READING
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Submit your IPE stories
October 21, 2013
The Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE) - University of Toronto, a part of the SIM-one community, is pleased to invite article submissions for the November 2013 newsletter. The Centre for IPE is looking for interprofessional themed stories/articles that focus on the collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing between the health and education sectors for healthcare provider education. The Centre is also interested in upcoming interprofessional events, conferences, grant and award... CONTINUE READING
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Save over $100 with SIM Expo Early Bird registration
October 21, 2013
Simulationists now have until October 31, 2013 to take advantage of SIM-one's Early Bird registration rate for the 2013 Ontario Simulation Exposition (SIM Expo). Participants can save over $100 through Early Bird registration. Register now! SIM-one's annual SIM Expo is Canada's largest gathering of simulationists. The 2013 SIM Expo will take place on December 5 & 6 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel in Toronto. "Simulation & Community" will be the special theme of the two-day... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one opens Simulation Research & Innovation Grants program
October 02, 2013
SIM-one, the Ontario Simulation Network, is now accepting applications for its 2013 Simulation Research & Innovation Grants Program. Grants of $10,000 and $25,000 are available to educators, researchers and innovators in Ontario to advance the use of simulation for interprofessional education, healthcare quality and/or patient safety. Grant applicants can choose from three streams: 1) Research; 2) Development & Implementation; and 3) Innovation & Commercialization. "I am truly... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one releases Seniors Care Project environmental scans
September 29, 2013
The Seniors Care Project, SIM-one’s first initiative as an independent organization, is a strategic province-wide investment in simulation equipment to enhance PSW training across Ontario. The project was funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and in support of the Province’s Seniors Care Strategy. Two environmental scans were completed as part of the Project: “Interprofessional education and care for seniors” and “Simulation for at-home care of seniors”. Both of these... CONTINUE READING
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Profile in Simulation: Jennifer Reguindin
September 25, 2013
Photo: Jennifer Reguindin (right) receives her Keystones pyramid from Dr. Bruce Ballon (left), SIM-one's Director of Education. Registered Nurse Jennifer Reguindin didn’t realize she was practicing simulation until being exposed to the term at SIM-one’s Frame of Simulation course in the fall of 2012. “This SIM-one course allowed me to expand on the educational methodologies that the Baycrest Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation (LRI) in Long-Term Care wanted to move forward with. It... CONTINUE READING
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Profile in Simulation: Marian Luctkar-Flude
September 24, 2013
According to Marian Luctkar-Flude, SIM-one's Profile in Simulation, simulation helps students apply their knowledge in the clinical setting. “Simulation provides students an opportunity to facilitate the transition to practice. It enables students to practice critical thinking skills in a safe environment and to obtain feedback on their performance that they can apply in real clinical settings,” said the lecturer from the Queen's University School of Nursing. “Our students often provide us with... CONTINUE READING