2018 SIM Expo


Join Canada's passionate, interprofessional healthcare simulation community and world-leading experts at the 2018 SIM Expo!

The 2018 SIM Expo will be November 13-14 in Calgary, Alberta.

This year's theme is INTERPROFESSIONAL SIM: REACHING NEW HEIGHTS TOGETHER, reflecting the ongoing importance of interprofessional education and collaboration in healthcare and the incredible innovations in our simulation community that are making it happen.

SIM Expo continues to be the largest interprofessional and multidisciplinary simulation conference in Canada. Each year, the SIM Expo brings together healthcare leaders in university, college and hospital sectors, comprised of administrators, educators, clinicians, SIM centre managers and directors, and researchers from all health professions across Canada and beyond. The SIM Expo prides in its strong culture of networking, building relationships, and uniting the simulation community. The annual conference allows participants to connect directly with peers, experts and future collaborators in healthcare simulation.

Call For Abstracts

Our call for abstracts is now open! Share yor knowledge, skills, insights, innovations and creativity with simulationists from across Canada and internationally!
Deadline is June 30.
Nous encourageons les résumés en Français également!

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Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce these three globally-recognized leaders as keynote speakers!

Dr. Janice Palaganas PhD RN NP ANEF FSSH FAAN
Global Interprofessional SIM Leader
Changing our interprofessional dance: How simulation can bridge gaps
Director of Educational Innovation and Development, Center for Medical Simulation
Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

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Dr. Adam Cheng MD FRCPC FAAP
International Debriefing Guru
Taming the Debriefing: Harnessing the Power of Learning Conversations
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary
Full Scientist, Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
Director of Research and Development, KidSIM Simulation Program at Alberta Children's Hospital

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Dr. Alyshah Kaba PhD
IPE/C & Simulation Researcher Extraordinaire
Are we at risk of groupthink behaviours in our approach to teamwork training in simulation? The unintended consequences of Interprofessional Education and Collaboration
Lead Research Scientist, eSIM Provincial Simulation Program and Process Improvement, Alberta Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

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We are going west! This year's Expo is kindly being hosted by Calgary's enthusiastic simulation community.

The 2018 SIM Expo will be at the Hotel Arts in downtown Calgary. Hotel Arts is where you want to be: a short walk from the Saddledome, National Music Centre, and other downtown attractions. From cool eateries to boutique shopping and bustling nightlife, the entire creatively charged city is at your disposal.

We have arranged discounts on travel and accommodations!

Sponsoring & Exhibiting

Engage with simulation leaders and decision makers from across Canada!

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Interested in becoming a volunteer for our national event? We welcome the extra set of hands!  Please follow to the volunteer application form here for more details.

Past Expos

Read about the themes, program, speakers and energy of our previous SIM Expos!