It's Monday...lets start with a laugh...

Lets start this post with a good laugh... orthopedia vs anesthesia... gets really good at 1:22...


Fun website of the day: The Things Patients Say...


Looking for a simulation monitor? yes... Have an iPhone/iPod/iPad? yes...
Check out the Simulation Monitor App and/or check out Lance's write-up of the Vital Sign Simulator


A good video for Mayo Clinic Arizona's Multidisciplinary Center for Medical Education.


The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
Simulation Educator Training Course

March 22-24, 2013
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Research has validated simulation as an effective learning tool, and more educators in the health professions are incorporating simulation in their curricula. This course provides instruction to health educators who would like to integrate technology into their programs but who are unsure of how to get started. More here...

The International Pediatric Simulation Society
International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW)

April 23-25, 2013
New York City, NY
The meeting will cover a broad set of topics related to the art and the science of simulation-based education and training applied to pediatric/perinatal medicine. More here...

Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine
19th Annual International Meeting of the SESAM

June 12-15, 2013
Paris, France
This meeting will be an outstanding occasion for the SESAM to gather simulation users from all over Europe, but also to a larger extent from other continents, and exchange about scientific, educational, and many others aspects of Simulation in Healthcare. More here...

Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (simGHOSTS)
August 6-9, 2013
San Antonio, Texas
An annual meeting and online resource website to provide the growing number of Sim Techs from around the world with the hands-on training and knowledge they need to successfully operate and maintain medical simulation labs. More here...

SimTecT 2013
September 16-20, 2013
Queensland, Australia
Simulation Australia, the national body for those working in simulation in Australia, will bring together the SimTecT 2013 and SimHealth 2013 conferences for the first time in 9 years. This exciting joint conference will explore the concept of "Crossing Boundaries". More here...

Asia-Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare
Shanghai, China
October 24-27, 2013
We are excited to present 3 key content tracks: faculty development, curriculum integration, and research and development. Within each of these tracks you will find both general as well as specifically focused content. More here...

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
Simulation Summit

November 8-9, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Royal College invites all health care professionals to experience the latest innovations in simulation-focused learning, research and practice at the 2013 Simulation Summit. More here...



That's all for now, but keep those suggestions / contributions coming...