2018 SIM Expo Abstract Guidelines

THE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS NOW CLOSED. This information is provided for reference only.

 

Present your simulation research, developments and innovations at Canada’s interprofessional simulation conference!

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The SIM Expo is a unique hybrid of an academic conference, community networking event, and trade show. It provides an excellent forum to disseminate research findings to front-line simulationists, forge new collaborations, share knowledge, and demonstrate your exciting new simulation scenarios, programs and achievements.

Presentations on any topic related to simulation are welcome and considered equally; presentations addressing this year’s theme of “Interprofessional SIM: Reaching New Heights Together” are especially invited.

Key Dates

Abstracts due: June 30, 2018 Extended to July 8th, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: August 17, 2018
RSVP & Registration of Presenters: September 8, 2018
Last date to withdraw: September 30, 2018

Presenters of all accepted abstracts must register for the SIM Expo.

Peer Review

All abstracts are reviewed by an interprofessional committee and rated for relevance, innovation and rigour. We would like to acknowledge and thank this year’s Expo review committee for helping to ensure the Expo has an outstanding and varied program.

Publication

Authors of accepted abstracts will have the option to publish their abstracts on the Cureus channel Archives of Scholarship in Simulation and Educational Techniques, a Canadian online open journal indexed by Google and PubMed Central.

Ethics

All abstracts must indicate that their local Institutional Review Board reviewed their research or that IRB review was not required based on guidelines in the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.

Abstract Expectations & Guidelines

We accept proposals for a wide variety of different presentations and activities, which make the Expo an incredible venue for sharing knowledge, celebrating achievements, demonstrating innovations, and more.

All abstracts must be structured. See the guidelines below. Unstructured abstracts will not be considered. The maximum word count is 350.

We accept completed projects and works in progress. We also accept abstracts previously presented at other regional, national or international meetings.

Please note that space is limited for all presentations. You may be asked to present in a different format depending on time and space availability.

Generally, abstracts are accepted from academic and not-for-profit organizations only. A limited number of abstracts for Sim-in-Action and Virtual Showcase demos may be accepted from industry; please see the sponsor/exhibitor package for details.

We encourage all presenters to be diverse, interactive, and creative. Feel free to propose something new or different than any options listed below! Contact expo@SIM-one.ca.

SUBMIT ABSTRACT

Abstracts are submitted via the Ex Ordo system; you will be prompted to create an account.

Jump to:  Pop-Up Poster  •  Research Presentation  •  SIM-in-Action  •  Virtual Showcase  •  Video  •  Workshop

Pop-up Poster Presentation

Due to space availability, we will NOT have poster boards this year. Posters must be self-standing retractable or framed posters. We recommend retractable roll-up banner stands at 24” wide (max 36") by 70-80” tall. These are available from a number of online vendors at prices similar to a 4’x6’ colour poster.

Here are some options for online vendors. Prices range from $80 to $150. Note this is not a comprehensive list and SIM-one/CNSH has not used any of their services, so we cannot endorse the companies:

Make sure you select a floor-standing banner at 24-33 inches wide. You can choose a retractable or x-shaped frame stand. When pricing, be sure to choose the 'hardware + 1-side printing' option. The stands are re-usable: the banner can be taken out and replaced with another one for future uses.

At least one author must present the poster during a themed poster crawl. This is an excellent way to connect with peers with similar interests and receive feedback from experts in the audience. The poster itself must be left up for both days of the conference.

Some recommendations for effective posters: Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation  •  How to Design Attractive Scientific Posters That Are Also Effective  •  Search for "unique scientific poster" for ideas
Keep in mind your poster will be tall and narrow, so the visual flow will be top-to-bottom.

Abstracts for research projects must include: 1) Background; 2) Research question/hypothesis; 3) Method; 4) Results; and 5) Conclusion.

Abstracts that describe innovative uses of simulation must include: 1) Background/rationale/context; 2) Objective; 3) Description of the innovation; and 4) Impact.

Research Presentation

We are only accepting research presentations under the Simulation Research stream. To present work on simulation program development, implementation or innovation, please consider one of the other formats. Research presentations will be grouped into themes; each speaker will have 10-15 minutes to present (depending on the number of accepted submissions) and time for Q&A will be reserved.

Abstracts must include: 1) Background; 2) Research question/hypothesis; 3) Method; 4) Results; and 5) Conclusion.

SIM-in-Action

The SiA series is about showing, not telling. All presentations must be real-time, live demonstrations of creative scenarios, techniques, or tools. We accept manikin-based scenarios, standardized patient scenarios, moulage, team crises, and hybrids. Computer-based or virtual simulations should apply as a Virtual Showcase demo.

Abstracts must include: 1) The rationale/objectives of your innovation; 2) Description of the simulation itself; 3) How the demonstration at Expo will work; 4) What participants will experience; and 5) All onsite equipment required.

Virtual Showcase

This will run as rapid-fire plenary presentations then an hour for demonstrations. First, you will have 5 minutes and 5 slides to introduce your simulation. Then each presenter is assigned to a table around the room and delegates have an hour to circulate among presenters to experience the simulations that most interest them.

Abstracts must include: 1) Rationale/impetus for the simulation/game; 2) Learning objectives; 3) Description of the simulation; and 4) Summary of usage/evaluation.

Video Screening

Videos will be screened in a designated viewing area, typically along with the poster crawl. Videos must be five minutes or less. Presenters must supply a laptop.

Abstracts for research projects must include: 1) Background; 2) Research question/hypothesis; 3) Method; 4) Results; and 5) Conclusion.

Abstracts that describe innovative uses of simulation must include: 1) Background/rationale/context; 2) Objective; 3) Description of the innovation; and 4) Impact.

Workshop

Due to space restrictions, we will only be able to accept a very limited number of workshops this year. Workshops may be 40 or 90 minutes in length.

Workshops must be at least 25 per cent (ideally more) interactive. Examples may include: participatory games or simulations; facilitated discussions; individual or small group work; etc.

Abstracts must include: 1) A background/rationale; 2) A description of what will happen during the workshop, with emphasis on interactive components; 3) 2-3 learning objectives phrased as “Participants will learn to…”

SUBMIT ABSTRACT

Abstracts are submitted via the Ex Ordo system; you will be prompted to create an account.

Questions?

Please direct any questions about abstract submission to expo@sim-one.ca.