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 brings on its first international fellow
September 23, 2013
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
September 12, 2013
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
August 28, 2013
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
August 21, 2013
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!
August 21, 2013
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
August 13, 2013
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
July 25, 2013
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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SIM-one celebrates education
July 17, 2013
On June 20th, SIM-one honoured the 2013 graduates of its Keystones of Healthcare Simulation Certificate Program at the 2013 Education Celebration Event. SIM-one's annual Education Celebration Event celebrates the achievements of SIM-one's Education Division, our graduates, alumni and current course participants. The event featured plenty of networking time between friends and colleagues. Bruce Ballon (fourth from left) poses with Keystones graduates (from left to right) Nicole Thomson, Janet... CONTINUE READING
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Profile in Simulation: Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio
July 16, 2013
Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio developed an interest in simulation very early in her professional career. After graduating from Lakehead University with a Masters of Public Health in 2008, she was hired to create the simulation lab and establish simulation in the curriculum at the University’s School of Nursing. She has always been a firm believer in simulation’s innovative possibilities. “I think simulation holds the potential to help teams work together towards positive change and ultimately better... CONTINUE READING
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Dr. Pam Jeffries presents at CAATS Symposium
June 20, 2013
The CAATS Heads of Health Sciences Symposium was keynoted by Dr. Pam Jeffries from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Sponsored and supported by SIM-one, the Symposium was held on June 6th at Conestoga College. Dr. Jeffries is nationally known for her research and work in developing simulations, and online teaching and learning. Watch Dr. Jeffries' presentations below: "Why simulation learning?" "Changing the way we educate in response to workforce expectations and increasingly... CONTINUE READING
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Sign up for the "Ontario Colleges & Universities" CoP
June 20, 2013
SIM-one and Luc Simard would like to invite you to the "Ontario Colleges & Universities" online community of practice (CoP) for simulation professionals. This new CoP was created to facilitate networking and collaboration amongst simulationists from Ontario's colleges, universities and schools of medicine. If you would like to join the CoP, you will need to do the following: Create a user account on the SIM-one website by visiting: http://www.sim-one.ca/user/register. Creating an account... CONTINUE READING
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"Simulation in Action" to be featured at SIM Expo
June 19, 2013
“Simulation in Action” (or "SiA") is a form of interactive presentation that gives participants a taste of the diverse methods and modalities of healthcare simulation. The SiAs will be highlighted at the 2013 Ontario Simulation Exposition, which takes place December 5-6, 2013 in Toronto. This 90-minute event will enable participants to rotate through six 12-minutes simulation demonstrations with 3-minute transitions in between. Presentations may range from e-simulations, virtual world... CONTINUE READING
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View SIM-one's 2013 Annual Report
June 13, 2013
The theme of this year's SIM-one Annual Report is "Advancing simulation through collaboration". The 2012-13 Annual Report includes: An Executive Summary from SIM-one President & CEO Dr. Dimitri Anastakis A Visual summary of SIM-one's year in review Updates on SIM-one's services and offerings, including Education, Research & Development, SPECS, the 2012 SIM Expo and Community Services And a special summary of SIM-one's Seniors Care Project Read the 2012-13 Annual Report. About SIM-one... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one Grants info session
June 13, 2013
Join SIM-one for this webinar event to discuss changes in progress to the SIM-one Simulation Research & Innovation Grants Program, eligibility for submission and evaluation criteria. The webinar will take place 4-5PM on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Register now. The SIM-one Simulation Research & Innovation Grants Program promotes research and innovation in simulation in healthcare within Ontario. This includes: The advancement of knowledge related to simulation-based education, skills... CONTINUE READING
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Calling all students: SIM-one Simulation Student contest
June 12, 2013
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2013 ELIGIBLE: Any undergraduate or equivalent healthcare professional student in Ontario The SIM-one Simulation Student Contest was created to highlight the experiences of Ontario healthcare students who have used simulation to further develop their professional roles. The theme of the contest is: “How healthcare simulation transformed my learning”. To apply for this contest, the participant must submit an essay or video that highlights how the participant used... CONTINUE READING
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Message from Dimitri
June 10, 2013
Dear SIM-one Community, I am excited to begin what will be the first of many messages that gives me the opportunity to communicate directly with Ontario’s healthcare simulation community. I look forward to your feedback. This was a very successful year for SIM-one with many new challenges and opportunities to build upon. SIM-one has changed significantly as an organization. As many of you may know, SIM-one Ontario Simulation Network was incorporated as an Ontario not-for-profit organization, an... CONTINUE READING
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Advancing simulation: The SIM-one Seniors Care Project
June 05, 2013
The SIM-one "Seniors Care Project" is advancing simulation-based learning in Personal Support Worker (PSW) education and training. Project background 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 MOHLTC and in support of the Province’s Seniors Care Strategy. As part of its Seniors Care Strategy, the Province has committed to... CONTINUE READING
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Wanted! PSW Community Manager
May 30, 2013
SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network—is seeking a volunteer Community Manager to manage its Personal Support Worker (PSW) & Simulation Community of Practice (CoP) group on the SIM-one website. SIM-one’s online CoPs are an interactive space where like-minded individuals form groups for the benefit of simulation collaboration and knowledge transfer. This volunteer position is a great opportunity for any PSW professional looking to network and build connections, and enhance their simulation... CONTINUE READING
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New R&D services and supports
May 24, 2013
SIM-one is supporting researchers, developers and innovators in the simulation community with our new R&D offerings. These new offerings reflect feedback from the SIM-one community. For further information and links to these resources, see http://www.sim-one.ca/rd/about. If you’re a researcher and are interested in simulation, please check out these valuable services: Find a Collaborator: Available on the SIM-one website, this enabler brings together simulationists who want to work together... CONTINUE READING
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Durham College receives more than $46,000 in funding from SIM-one
May 09, 2013
Durham College announced on May 2 that it has received more than $46,000 in funding from the SIM-one Ontario Simulation Network. The funding is being used to purchase simulation equipment for use by students in the college’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program during their practicum rotations to further enhance their training. The equipment, which will be housed at Learning Lab 2 located at the Whitby campus, will enable the college to provide students with unique opportunities to gain the... CONTINUE READING

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