2015 SIM Expo: Announcing keynote speakers!

2015 SIM Expo: Announcing keynote speakers!
October 27, 2015

SIM-one is excited to announce keynote speakers for the 2015 SIM Expo – Dr. Teresa Gore, president of International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL), and Dr. Teodore Grantcharov, Canada Research Chair (CIHR-funded) in simulation and surgical safety. These two simulation experts are revolutionizing the field of simulation and will open day one and day two, respectively, of the expo.

Dr. Teresa Gore PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, CHSE-A
President, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL)

Dr. Teresa Gore is the current president of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL). Founded in 2001, INACSL is Nursing’s portal to the world of clinical simulation pedagogy and learning environments. The association supports the discipline of simulation with over 1,500 members in nearly 20 countries across the world.

Dr. Gore’s simulation work focuses on improving patient safety and quality of patient care. She has published articles and chapters on simulation topics, and was one of the board of directors that developed and published the first INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation in 2011. Dr. Gore has also presented on simulation topics both nationally and internationally.

Dr Gore is an associate professor and director of experiential learning at the University of South Florida College of Nursing.  Dr. Gore’s list of awards include the 2010 and 2013 SGA Outstanding Faculty Award for the School of Nursing at Auburn University, and the Marie L. O’Koren Alumni Award for Innovation in Teaching from University of Alabama (UAB) in 2013.

Dr. Gore completed a PhD in adult Education, a doctor of nursing practice, a certificate program in simulation education, a post-master’s nurse practitioner program in primary care, and a master’s degree in nursing. Dr. Gore is a certified family nurse practitioner, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (Advanced) (CHSE-A).

Dr. Gore will discuss the use of INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation to integrate simulation across the curriculum.

Dr. Teodor Grantcharov MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of surgery, University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair in simulation and surgical safety

Dr. Teodor Grantcharov completed his surgical training at the University of Copenhagen, and a doctoral degree in medical sciences at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. Dr. Grantcharov is a staff surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital and a professor of surgery at the University of Toronto. He holds a Canada Research Chair in simulation and surgical safety.

Dr. Grantcharov’s clinical interest is the area of minimally invasive surgery, with a focus on foregut disease including cancer and revisional bariatric surgery.

Dr. Grantcharov’s area of academic interest is in the field of minimally invasive surgery, surgical education, and patient safety. He has become internationally recognized as a leader in this area with a focus on curriculum design, assessment of competence and impact of surgical performance on clinical outcomes. Dr. Grantcharov developed the surgical black box concept, which aims to transform the safety culture in medicine and introduce modern safety management systems in the high-risk operating room environment.

Dr. Grantcharov has over 120 peer-reviewed publications and over 130 invited presentations in Europe, South America, and North America. He sits on numerous committees with the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Society of the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the Association for Surgical Education (ASE).

Dr. Grantcharov also sits on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy.

Dr. Grantcharov will speak about the clinical impact of modern simulation on enhancing performance and patient safety.

The annual SIM Expo - Canada's largest healthcare simulation conference - takes place on December 14 & 15 at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre hotel. This year’s theme is Integration & Simulation in health education curricula. Get your ticket(s) ready! Read more or register here


About SIM-one

SIM-one—the Ontario Simulation Network – is a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, and resources across Ontario. SIM-one advocates for and advances simulated learning in health professions education for the benefit of patient care and patient safety. Supported in part by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC), SIM-one offers advanced educational training and online services that are open to simulationists and health professionals across the globe.