Thank you all for such an amazing IPSSW2016!
Join renowned and global experts in the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation for three days of in-depth discussion on the role simulation plays to provide safe and effective care to sick children and infants, and the continued evolution and expansion of pediatric simulation across the globe.
IPSSW2016 will feature distinguished international speakers from a range of industries with important insights applicable to our practice.
Don’t miss an inspiring conference with unmatched networking and knowledge exchange in hands-on workshops, roundtable sessions, special interest groups and poster presentations!
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Dear IPSS Members, Colleagues and Friends,
The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) and the IPSSW2016 Organizing Committee are pleased to announce the 8th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW) in Glasgow, UK, from the 9-11 May 2016.
Building on a great meeting in Vancouver in 2015, IPSSW is looking forward to its first journey to the United Kingdom in the vibrant and wonderful city of Glasgow. The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in the city center and within easy reach of all the wonderful dining and cultural activities that Glasgow has to offer.
“IPSSW2016 – Innovation, Engineering and Exploration” bridges the gap between the technology and science and the human side to pediatric simulation. Firstly, Innovation in terms of the growth of new ideas and concepts and how they can be applied to simulation will be explored. Secondly, Engineering as applied to new technologies and resources for pediatric simulation will be discussed. Finally, the Explorative journey to marry the technology and innovation for our simulation community will be discussed. We aim to bring these themes together in an exciting and stimulating program. In response to feedback from previous meetings, we are pleased to have included speakers from a range of industries with important insights applicable to our practice. The format of the academic program has been refined to facilitate smooth flow between sessions with adequate time devoted to those aspects that you’ve identified as key and will include workshops and breakout sessions.
IPSSW continues to represent the world’s largest gathering devoted exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation – popular for advancing its practice and network in a friendly and collegial atmosphere. A diverse group of individuals attend with a shared interest in improving pediatric healthcare through simulation.
We are very excited to be inviting you to Scotland, to IPSSW2016 in Glasgow and we very much hope to see you there!
Richard and Ralph
Rhona Flin (PhD, FBPsS, FRSE) is Emeritus Professor of Applied Psychology at the University of Aberdeen. Her research examines human performance in high risk industries with projects on leadership, culture, team skills and decision making in healthcare, aviation and the energy industries.
Bob Shepton has been a Royal Marines Officer, a full time youth leader in the east end of London, and Chaplain to two schools, combining a strong emphasis on outdoor pursuits with the pastoral work. He pioneered climbing at Lulworth and Portland, and made new rock routes on the Ormes of Llandudno.
Tore Laerdal is Executive Director of the Laerdal Foundation, Chairman of Laerdal Medical, and Managing Director of Laerdal Global Health. In recent years he has focused on helping reduce maternal and newborn mortality in low resource settings.
Tim Antonius joined the department of neonatology of the Radboud University Medical Centre where he is currently working on his PhD focused on explanatory models in neonatology. Specializing in neonatal circulation, ECMO and acute care neonatology, Tim got involved in simulation and modeling in 2007.
Sanja Dogramadzi is an Associate Professor in Robotics at Bristol Robotics Laboratory where she is also a co-director of the master programme in robotics. Her research interests include medical and assistive robotics, healthcare devices, human-robot interaction and safety issues, soft robotic design for healthcare applications.
Jennifer Arnold has been involved in simulation education, patient safety, and research endeavors for the last 10 years. She was a NIH postdoctoral scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Safar Center for Resuscitative Medicine from July 2006 – July 2007 (NIH Training Grant # T32 HD40686).
Sarah Baillie, BVSc, MSc(IT), PhD, PFHEA, MRCVS, is a veterinary surgeon who worked in clinical practice for many years before retraining and gaining a PhD in Computer Science while creating a virtual reality simulator, the Haptic Cow. She now works in education and recently led a major curriculum review at Bristol Veterinary School.
Who should attend?
All pediatric subspecialties from novice to expert level: Physicians, Nursing, Allied Health Care, Simulation Educators and Researchers, Technicians and Administrators. Register soon and take an active role in the advancement of pediatric simulation science for the purpose of improving education and patient outcomes in perinatal and pediatric medicine.
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Todd P Chang
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles /University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Dr. Chang is an Associate Professor Clinical Pediatrics (Educational Scholar) at CHLA in the Division of Emergency Medicine. He also serves in the Executive Board of INSPIRE, the largest network of simulation-based researchers. He has been both participant in and lead Principal Investigator in a variety of different types of simulation-based research, including serious games and screen-based simulation, as well as mannequin-based resuscitation simulation.
Ralph J MacKinnon, MBChB
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Dr. MacKinnon is a consultant paediatric anaesthetist at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and is Principle Consultant for Simulation Education. Dr. MacKinnon serves on the Executive Board of INSPIRE and currently is lead Principal Investigator in an outreach simulation study for CPR skills and high school students across the United Kingdom and in other countries. He has contributed as first author and as collaborator in multiple simulation-based research endeavours, including trauma simulation and in resuscitation research.
David O Kessler
Columbia University / Children’s Hospital of New York
Dr. Kessler is a pediatric emergency medicine attending physician and a leading researcher in infant lumbar puncture simulation. He serves as the Research Director for INSPIRE and has significant experience with funded and unfunded single-center and multi-center research using mannequin-based simulation as well as development of screen-based simulation tools. In addition to simulation education and research, Dr. Kessler is leading Ultrasound education within both clinical and simulation-based education within his hospital.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Nadkarni is a Professor and Endowed Chair of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Associate Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized physician-scientist with a longstanding commitment to the discovery, translation and implementation of shock, trauma and resuscitation science. He serves as co-chair of ILCOR, AHA Emergency committee, and led the AHA National Registry efforts. Dr. Nadkarni has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 30 book chapters related to the practice of critical care and resuscitation science.
Simulation research is entering a golden age with increasing acceptance and prevalence but with potential dilution of quality. This workshop prepares both new and veteran simulation researchers for the anticipated pitfalls and challenges surrounding simulation-based research specific to improving rigor and impact.
The workshop begins with a short, 30-minute overview of prior research in simulation and the types of simulation-based research. We will emphasize the elements of research methodology to consider and provide examples of published research. In addition, some ideas for funding for research will be provided, though in limited fashion.
The bulk of the workshop will be work within small groups with experienced faculty to develop practical strategies to improve research design, outcomes measurement, and professional impact. Participants are requested to come with a research idea, research question, or existing research protocol to improve or receive feedback. Each faculty and other participants will provide constructive feedback on how each participant’s research idea or protocol can be improved and collaboration achieved.
Finally, the workshop ends with a brief wrap-up of the different concepts in research that were used within the small groups, as well as opportunities for the participants to network with each other for further collaboration.
Novice & Experienced Simulation-based Researchers who are looking to develop a research study or expand their existing research. Participants are encouraged to have a research question or protocol ready for discussion.
Director of Simulation and Human Factors, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Debbie Rosenorn-Lanng has over 20 years experience as a doctor, including 7 years as a Consultant Anaesthetist. She has now moved full time into the field of education, taking on a Visiting Professor role with Henley Business School, University of Reading. She has over 20 years experience in medical education. Prof. Rosenorn-Lanng has initiated and run a multi-professional training programme in Human Factors Trust-wide for over 6 years. Her team were HSJ finalists 2015 for the work in Human Factors. She is the Director of Simulation and Human Factors at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust where she has a faculty of 80 who run over 30 different types of simulation course.
Prof. Rosenorn-Lanng is trained as an executive coach having obtained her ILM Level 7 and she is also a trained mediator.
This interactive workshop will involve a rotational word café type approach to explore the topics of simulation equipment, faculty, administration, systems and leadership necessary for a sustainable effective service. We will then explore how to write a business case and run a simulation of how to deliver this to your executive team.
Anyone who is in the early days of establishing simulation and feels they would like to expand or cement their service.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Kim Sykes is a Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Southampton Children’s Hospital, UK and the Wessex lead for Simulation and Team based training. She leads on a number of innovative simulation projects within the Wessex region including in-situ induction programmes and regional human factors training for senior trainees. She is faculty for a number of unique simulation courses which invite real teams rather than individuals to sign up and which have been instrumental in the development of paediatric simulated patients as a resource in the region. Inspired by a colleague, she helped bring ‘Grand Sim ED’ to fruition, establishing the value of simulated paediatric patients and their carers in the development of large scale hospital spaces.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Carrie Hamilton leads the simulated patient (SP) programme at University Hospital Southampton and at the University of Southampton. She is an executive member of ASPiH (Association of Simulated Patients in Healthcare) where she is the national representative for simulated patients and membership chair. She is regional lead for simulated patients within Wessex. Carrie has led the SP programme and taught communication skills in Southampton since 2003. Her thesis, in 2004, examined the international perspective on the organisational infrastructure necessary to support SP programmes in health care education. She introduced paediatric simulated patients to the region in 2005 and people with learning disabilities in 2008. She has been instrumental in insuring that governance around the engagement of all simulated patients is robust, national priorities are reflected and the SP role and debrief training is of high quality. Her belief is that the backbone of experiential learning, through engagement with SPs, is capturing the voice, stories and experience of patients and relatives within interprofessional learning – for all levels of health care professionals.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Kate Pryde is a Consultant Paediatrician at Southampton Children’s Hospital, UK with postgraduate qualifications in leadership and quality improvement. She leads on a number of elements of simulation training including local multi-disciplinary in-situ programmes and regional training for senior paediatric trainees with a particular focus on patient safety and non-technical skills. Kate pioneered the involvement of children as simulated patients in team trauma training courses within Wessex in 2012. Following this, with colleagues from Southampton, she has significantly expanded the scope of scenarios that engage children, young people and their carers. Children and young people are now routinely engaged with as part of regular simulation based training programs, both within the Children’s Hospital and regionally.
Kate is currently co-leading an innovative project across Wessex looking at benefits of combining quality improvement and team training (through simulation) in order to improve outcomes for children and young people.
Manchester Metropolitan University
Suzanne Gough is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). She is currently the co-project lead for several regional Simulated Patient projects and co-author of the Simulated Patient Common Framework. Suzanne is the National Physiotherapy Ambassador for the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare. In 2012, she was the Principal Investigator for a World Health Organization Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum, Complementary Test Site. Suzanne has submitted her PhD, which explored the use of simulation-based education in cardio-respiratory physiotherapy including error recognition, decision-making and patient safety, and developed the integrated simulation and technology enhanced learning (ISTEL) framework.
Manchester Metropolitan University
Leah Greene is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Simulation at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). She is currently the co-project lead for several regional Simulated Patient projects and co-author of the Simulated Patient Common Framework. Leah has vast experience of developing and delivering accessible, supportive simulation-based education, to enhance skills and develop confident, competent healthcare personnel. She is particularly interested in using technology, simulation, reflection and debriefing to enhance teaching and learning. Leah works closely with Service Users and Carers to integrate their experiences of healthcare into realistic simulated scenarios. Leah’s PhD is exploring realism in simulation-based education.
University of Birmingham
Karen Reynolds is the Manager for the Interactive Studies Unit at the University of Birmingham, UK. Karen’s educational interests are working with simulated patients and integrating clinical communication teaching with clinical skills teaching. Karen is educational lead for the Gynaecological Teaching Associate programme at the University of Birmingham. Karen is the Vice-President of Operations for ASPE (Association of Standardized/Simulated Patient Educators) for 2014–2015. She is also a past Chair of ASPE’s International Committee. Through Karen’s interest in human simulation and her international perspective she has served on the Certification committee for the Society in Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) since 2010 working on setting up the certification process for simulation educators. She is currently a Subject Matter Expert for the CHSE. Karen has attended the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare meetings since the network started in 2010, representing ASPE. Karen is a member of the SP Special Interest Group within ASPiH (Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare).
From novice to expert, this workshop aims to immerse participants in the world of paediatric simulated patients. We will lead you through the whole process of setting up a paediatric SP programme from conception to engagement with your local ethics review board to the practicalities of running an educational event. We will cover the types of scenarios that are successful; training and debriefing of the SPs; as well as the preparation of faculty, the facility and the participants for the event. Real-time scenarios will be presented with optional participation from the audience. Questions from the audience in advance of the workshop will be encouraged to enable us to focus on specific challenges that participants may wish to cover in the workshop.
Multi-professional simulation faculty interested in engaging paediatric simulated patients in their programme (no previous experience with simulated patients required). Simulation faculty with established programmes who would like to share their experiences and discuss challenges involved in engaging children in simulation.
Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Catherine Allan is a cardiac intensivist in the Department of Cardiology, Division of Cardiac Intensive Care at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She currently serves as the Clinical Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program, a large, hospital-wide Simulator Program. Dr. Allan co-leads Faculty and Curriculum Development programs within the institution and is an active part of the BCH Simulator Program’s outreach team, which has assisted in the development of more than a dozen Simulator Programs around the world. She has trained hundreds of simulation faculty on a national and international level and has served as an international invited lecturer on Simulation and Patient Safety.
Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Christopher Roussin is Director of Academics and Research of the Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program. He holds a PhD and MA in Organization Studies from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management and a BS from Babson College. Dr. Roussin is an award-winning educator and has published research and theory concerning team behavior and performance in high impact business management and social psychology journals. He has also served as consultant specializing in team and organizational leadership, change and development across multiple industries including higher education, biotech, entertainment, media, manufacturing and marketing.
Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Peter Weinstock is a practicing pediatric intensive care unit physician at Boston Children’s Hospital where he serves as Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, Chair of Pediatric Simulation and Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program (SIMPeds). His passion is in developing methods that inextricably link safe ultra-realistic practice and preparedness training directly to the delivery of high quality, safe care to improve the lives of infants and children with an approach keenly connected to emotional contextualization and behavioral psychology to understand human factors and heuristics as essential elements of relationships and decision-making. Boston Children’s SIMPeds Program has been built to explore international adoption of state of art simulation and experiential learning as well as leading edge innovation and approaches to simulation — from the human element to the merging of 3D engineering, puppetry, theatre and SFX to create next generation realistic training devices for expert practitioners.
This highly interactive workshop draws on over a decade of experience building successful simulator programs both locally and abroad. Introducing participants to a SIMToolkit of tried an true policies, procedures, approaches and strategies that have fostered growth, sustainability and institutional relevance of large hospital-based pediatric Simulator Programs. Topics are divided into four “pillars” addressing key areas:
Within each, specific tools will be introduced, explored and applied to participant institutions including:
Simulation program leaders, managers, educators, and individual clinicians
Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Center for Human Resources, Capital Region of Denmark
Peter Dieckmann, PhD, is work – and organizational psychologist, working as senior researchers with the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES) in Denmark.
His research interest lies in using simulation to optimize patient safety and quality of care.
Drawing on his psychodrama education, Peter, runs experiential leaning workshops to explore the interpersonal dynamics in such situations and to develop possible approaches for solutions.
Consultant Emergency Pediatrician
Tim Kristensen has developed, taught and managed numerous simulation-based courses in several Paediatric Departments, Emergency Departments, Emergency Medical Services, and the Copenhagen Academy of Medical Education and Simulation (former DIMS) since 2005. He is currently Head of Neonatal and Paediatric training programme at the Copenhagen Academy of Medical Education and Simulation (former DIMS) and Head of Emergency Paediatrics at Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev.
In this workshop, we will first discuss the various issues that can be perceived as difficult during debriefings. We will focus on the contribution to this dynamic by the facilitator by modelling the inner dialogue, one might experience in such a situation. The group will then be split into subgroups, each investigating two difficulties during debriefings that were experienced by the participants. Those situations will be reconstructed actively in a role-play setting. This setting will be used to investigate the basis for the difficulty and what solutions might be possible. A concluding discussion will help in drawing take home messages.
Simulation facilitators with medium level of experience
Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Manzi has practiced pediatric pharmacy for more than 18 years and is currently the Manager for ED and ICU Pharmacy Services.She is also an NR-EMT and has served as a pediatric expert for the Strategic National Stockpile, the National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism, the CDC and MADPH.
In addition, she is also the Lead Pharmacist for the Massachusetts–1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team and has deployed many times
Hingham Fire Department
Jim Sheard has served as a FF/Paramedic since 1999 for the Hingham Fire Department. He currently serves as the Director for Emergency Medical Services.He was the co-recipient of the 2011 ASPCA National Firefighter of the Year award. Jim Sheard has participated at the evaluation level for a number of large scale drills including joint operations with various US Dept. of Defense.
Jim has been an active member of MA-1 DMAT, NDMS, HHS deploying to NYC post 911, the earthquake in Bam, Iran; Hurricanes Katrina, Ernesto, Gustav and Ike; the Haitian Earthquake and Superstorm Sandy.
He has served as a facilitator/evaluator for Center for Public Health Preparedness, Harvard University School of Public Health.
Sidra Research and Medical Center
Elaine Sigalet is the Director of Education at Sidra Research and Medical Center.
Her passion and research lies in Interprofessional simulation based learning for healthcare workers and patients and families.
She is the author of the KidSIM Team Performance Scale, published last year in Academic Medicine, and the KidSIM ATTITUDES Questionnaire published in Simulation Healthcare.In her recent position she has developed an Interprofessional Clinical educator model and orientation passport for the onboarding of over 3000 clinicians in a Greenfield Women and Children’s Hospital in Doha Qatar.
The progressive education model will help each member of the Interprofessional team learn from, with and about each other as they get acquainted with Hospital policy and Sidra BEST PRACTICE.
Interprofessional (IP) simulation based learning is critical to creating the realism of real practice settings. Yet in today’s world, although it is endorsed internationally by health professional organizations and licensing bodies the Knowledge, logistics, and resources to create such initiatives often impede success. Facilitators will introduce key elements for achieving success using IP simulation-based pedagogy. Through active participation, Attendees will be coached by facilitators in the design of an IP simulation based learning initiative that could be embraced in their home institution.
Simulation program coordinators and managers, Allied health professionals, EMS providers, Educators