SIM-one NEWS

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.

At SIM-one we are always interested in hearing what you have to say. Please contact Communications@SIM-one.ca if you, or your program, would like to post a news item, event, announcement or job posting on the SIM-one website and e-newsletter.

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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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Two hours of non-stop "SIM in Action"
Thu, November 28
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
Tue, November 19
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
Mon, November 18
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!
Wed, November 06
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
Mon, October 21
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
Mon, October 21
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
Wed, October 02
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
Sun, September 29
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
Wed, September 25
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
Tue, September 24
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
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Bruce's Blog: The SIM-one Simulationist Esprit!
Mon, September 23
Welcome to “Bruce’s Blog”, the first of many messages from yours truly, Bruce Ballon. I would like to dedicate my first entry to the SIM-one Simulationist and how you, like many others, can become one. SIM-one is dedicated to developing and expanding the community of SIM-one Simulationists. This community is comprised of hard-working and collaboration-minded individuals who are well on their way to becoming leaders and experts in the exciting field of healthcare simulation education. And now—... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one brings on its first international fellow
Mon, September 23
Photo: International Fellow Raya Gal (far right) posing with SIM-one team members Michael Eliadis and Melissa Iliopoulos at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. It’s with great pleasure that SIM-one introduces Raya Gal, our newest addition to the team and our very first International fellow. The new SIM-one International Fellowship (SIF) program supports outstanding international leaders who wish to immerse themselves in the field of healthcare simulation, through the SIM-one... CONTINUE READING
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International sim expert talks collaboration
Thu, September 12
Dr. Amitai Ziv leads the "Fireside Chat" discussion at SIM-one headquarters. On September 10th, SIM-one’s 88 College Street headquarters was the stage for the “Fireside Chat with Dr. Amitai Ziv”. With a (simulated) fireplace as a backdrop, this relaxing networking event for friends and fellow simulationists was hosted by SIM-one and attended by members of the Toronto Academic Health Science Centre (TAHSN) community. Dr. Ziv was the event’s keynote. A world-renowned expert in the field of... CONTINUE READING
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Profile in Simulation: Lawrence Grierson
Wed, August 28
Simulationist Lawrence Grierson is a Professor at McMaster University’s Departments of Family Medicine, Kinesiology, and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Lawrence is also a course developer and instructor for SIM-one’s new Simulation Research Primer course. Grierson obtained his PhD from McMaster in 2008. His formal education is in human motor behaviour, a sub-discipline of Kinesiology concerned with the processes that underpin the control of movements and the acquisition of skill... CONTINUE READING
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SIM Expo Sponsorship & Exhibitor Package now available
Wed, August 21
Be a part of the 2013 SIM Expo and connect with Ontario’s healthcare simulation community! The SIM Expo is Canada’s largest healthcare simulation event and is the ideal venue for companies and organizations to showcase their products, services and research. The SIM Expo has grown greatly since its inception in 2010, bringing excitement and value to participants and vendors alike. Download the 'Sponsor & Exhibitor Package' for more information. About SIM-one SIM-one—Ontario Simulation... CONTINUE READING
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Nominate a SIM Citizen!
Wed, August 21
DEADLINE EXTENSION: OCTOBER 15, 2013 SIM-one invites you to nominate outstanding simulationists for our inaugural SIM Citizenship Award. The 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. It also honours those who have made outstanding contributions in education, teaching, creative professional activities and other endevours that are difficult to capture and recognize in... CONTINUE READING
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A Fireside Chat with Dr. Amitai Ziv
Tue, August 13
Join SIM-one on September 10th for this relaxing networking event with international simulation expert, Dr. Amitai Ziv. Dr. Ziv is a world-renowned expert in the field of simulation. He founded the Israel Center for Medical Simulation to lead a nationwide effort to introduce new standards and innovative approaches to healthcare training and patient safety education. He is also the recipient of national and international awards. During this special networking event, Dr. Ziv will discuss the... CONTINUE READING
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Profile in Simulation: Yvonne Galbraith
Thu, July 25
Yvonne combines her love of nursing with her love of art in her role as a Simulation Technologist at the Georgian College School of Health and Wellness. She creates realistic scenarios for critical care nurses, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Practical Nursing students to tackle in the simulation lab. Yvonne is currently working with a research team, exploring how nursing students can create duct-tape manikins for clinical skills practice and assessment. She presented a workshop on... CONTINUE READING

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