Kimberly Stone, MD
About Kimberly Stone
I am thrilled to accept the nomination for President-Elect for IPSS. I am a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician and simulation leader at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA where I co-direct the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation program and am the Head of Systems Integration and Patient Safety for our hospital simulation program. I have been utilizing simulation for interprofessional education, team training, environmental evaluation and design, and systems improvement to improve patient safety for the past 11 years.
I have been a member of IPSS since its inception. My journey began as an attendee of IPSSW, excited about the energy of this amazing group of pediatric and perinatal professionals with shared goals and dreams. I became Chair of the Affiliations Committee and helped IPSS form vital partnerships with simulation colleagues from around the world. Three years ago, I joined the Board of Directors, and two years ago became the Secretary. I have used my position on the board to help our society identify priorities, strengthen existing relationships, and manage the business of running a society while also understanding and addressing the needs of our members. This past year I was asked to be Co-Chair for this year’s annual meeting in Boston and have been working with the Meeting Organizing Committee to ensure success of IPSSW 2017 with thoughtful speakers and excellent presentations to support meaningful connections and quality discussions for all attendees.
Over the past three years, IPSS has made much progress in strengthening our infrastructure and supporting our global mission and vision. However, much work remains. We need to focus on bringing the voice of members forward: expanding the breadth and depth of our membership in order to understand and address the needs of pediatric simulation experts around the world. For IPSSW 2017, we are making a concerted effort to include our non-provider colleagues, such as our nursing, allied health professional and pre-hospital colleagues. We need their voice to advance of the field of pediatric simulation worldwide. We need to leverage our numerous partners to collaborate towards shared goals, harnessing our collective energy to make a positive impact worldwide.
The work ahead requires leadership, teamwork, decision-making and execution abilities. I believe I have the skills and experience to lead the team of passionate, committed individuals, who comprise IPSS, forward. I hope you will support my desire to become the next President-Elect of IPSS.