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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.

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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Dr. Pam Jeffries presents at CAATS Symposium
Thu, June 20
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
Thu, June 20
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
Wed, June 19
“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
Thu, June 13
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
Thu, June 13
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
Wed, June 12
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
Mon, June 10
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
Wed, June 05
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
Thu, May 30
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
Fri, May 24
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
Thu, May 09
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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Meta-Leadership in Health Professions Education: Class of fall 2012
Mon, April 29
SIM-one's inaugural Meta-Leadership was a tremendous success, receiving an overall value score of 4.6 out of 5 from participants. On November 5-6, a select group of leaders from the healthcare simulation field came together to learn and work towards a common goal of improving the delivery of health professions education. During the program, participants were divided into meta-leader teams and developed projects with benchmarks and deliverables. Such projects ranged from knowledge sharing to the... CONTINUE READING
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Become a "Collaborator"
Wed, April 24
SIM-one invites the healthcare simulation community to sign up for "Find a Collaborator". This new online tool, available only to registered website users, brings together simulationists who want to work together on collaborative projects, from research to innovation to training to development and much more. Signing up to become a "Collaborator" is an easy 2-step process: Login - To become a Collaborator, you must first login to the SIM-one website. Create an account. Professional Profile - ... CONTINUE READING
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2013 SIM Expo venue selected
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Wed, April 24
The InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel will provide the backdrop for SIM-one's 2013 Ontario Simulation Exposition, Canada's largest healthcare simulation event. Hotel room reservations are available online. The 2013 SIM Expo will take place on December 5 & 6. CONTINUE READING
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Find SIM-one at 88 College Street
Wed, April 24
SIM-one has finalized its move to its office space at 88 College Street in Toronto. As such, we will no longer be operating or receiving mail from our former 60 Murray Street office. The SIM-one mailing address is: 88 College Street, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON M5G 1L4 The 88 College office is located on the previously unused 2nd floor of the former Zion Congregational Church, constructed in 1882. This eclectic, open-concept space provides SIM-one with an effective, single line of communication to... CONTINUE READING
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2012 SIM Expo a huge success
Tue, March 26
SIM-one’s annual Ontario Simulation Exposition continues to get bigger and better. On December 5-7, the healthcare simulation community came out in full force, helping make the 2012 SIM Expo a huge success. The annual SIM Expo celebrates the creativity, dedication and accomplishments of Ontario’s healthcare simulation community. This year’s SIM Expo, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, was expanded to a 2-day event due to popular demand plus a Welcome Reception. The 2012 SIM Expo... CONTINUE READING
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SIM-one announces recipients of 2012 Simulation Research & Innovation grant
Tue, March 26
SIM-one—the Ontario Simulation Network—is honoured to announce the recipients of its inaugural 2012 Simulation Research and Innovation Grant. SIM-one received 76 eligible applications—a tremendous response—with applications representing the broad scope of healthcare simulation in Ontario, including the university, college and hospital sectors. “I found the response to this call for submissions incredible and encouraging,” said Dr. Tim Willett, SIM-one’s Director of Research & Development. “... CONTINUE READING
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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Simulation Equipment Funding
Tue, January 22
The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care is providing SIM-one—Ontario Simulation Network—with up to $2,400,000 in one-time funding to expand and further enhance simulation-based Personal Support Worker (PSW) training to support seniors aging at home. As part of its Seniors Care Strategy, the Province has committed to funding 3 million additional PSW hours for seniors in need. Effective implementation of the Seniors Care Strategy will rely on well-educated, skilled PSWs who can support seniors... CONTINUE READING
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Simulation teaches med student importance of teamwork
Fri, November 16
SIM-one is proud to announce David Clinkard, a student from Queen's University School of Medicine, as the winner of its inaugural Simulation Student Contest. The SIM-one Simulation Student Contest was created to highlight the work of Ontario healthcare students who have used simulation to further develop their professional roles. The theme of the contest was: “How healthcare simulation transformed my learning”. Participants were required to submit an essay or video for evaluation. In his essay... CONTINUE READING
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Advancing simulation: A profile of Dr. John Schaefer
Fri, October 05
2012 Ontario Simulation Exposition keynote speaker Dr. John Schaefer is the quintessential creator and collaborator. Not only does Dr. Schaefer have an impressive resume—formerly serving as Director of the WISER Institute and now as Director of HealthCare Simulation South Carolina—but chances are he has affected your life in some way…whether you know it or not. The man behind SimMan and various other tools of the trade Dr. Schaefer is a prolific inventor. While serving as Director of the WISER... CONTINUE READING

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