Jennifer Reid, MD
Jennifer Reid, MD
About Jennifer Reid
I am a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA. Over the past 10 years, I have led the incorporation of simulation into our institution, where I co-direct the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation program, am on the hospital-wide Learning and Simulation Leadership team and serve as adjunct faculty at the University of Washington Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies. I have used simulation for interprofessional education, team training, process improvement, environmental testing and patient safety. In 2009, I attended my first IPSSW conference. I was amazed to discover an international community of simulation colleagues that I could learn from, collaborate with and be challenged by. Since then, I have been involved in the INSPIRE network and multiple collaborative groups. When asked to join the Meeting Organizing Committee for the upcoming IPSSW 2015 conference, I could think of no better way to extend all that the IPSS community has provided me, to others. Over the past year, I have learned more about IPSS and the challenges our community faces.
IPSS has the opportunity to become the established “heart” of the international pediatric and perinatal simulation community. In order to do this, we need an infrastructure that reliably harnesses the strengths of our members and draws on the expertise of our global, interprofessional simulation community. By developing mentorship plans within the IPSS community, for research, education, scholarship and administration, we can ensure that IPSS provides international leadership for pediatric and perinatal simulation for years to come.
Over the next two years, our Board of Directors will require vision, commitment, teamwork, open mindedness, a willingness to listen, flexibility and the ability to develop emerging leaders, for IPSS to achieve its vision. I believe that my experience, as a physician, educator, in administration and within the IPSS community have prepared me to take on this challenge.