newsletter - may 15, 2013


or those who haven't heard: I added an audio page here: ... a nice way to add some fidelity to your simulations. HealthySimulation wrote a piece on adding audio here.

Lots of new scenarios added. Please contribute some if you have any to share!!!

Two weeks ago I helped out with the 2013 Sim Olympics hosted by Kingston General Hospital, Queens University and The Kingston Resuscitation Institute.
Headed by Dr. Damon Dagnone and lead simtech Jeremy Babcock, almost 20 teams from around Ontario competed in the competition.
Congratulations to the winning team:

Eric Bruder MD (coach)
Mark Froats MD (team captain)
Adam Szulewski MD
Heather Lamb MD
Jenilee Feddema RN

The event was a great success. Check out some pictures below!

I am off to Vancouver in a couple of weeks to the CAEP conference - where the winners will compete against some teams from the West coast... come say hi!


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...

Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN)

HPSN World 2013

June 30-July 2, 2013

Our largest and most comprehensive event, HPSN World brings together healthcare simulation experts and novices from around the globe to share best practices and see new simulation technologies.  HPSN World 2013 will be in San Francisco, and it's a must  for everyone who wants to optimize their simulation learning environment and see the latest in healthcare simulation technology. 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...


Preparing for a pandemic: Med students get a crash course

Video here

The edus2 is an open source tool that integrates ultrasound into existing simulation suites at a fraction of the cost of commercially available systems. More detils at

That's it for now... if you have any suggestions, comments, or contributions - let me know!