7th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare*

January 14-17, 2007
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Orlando FL     * The name of this meeting has been changed to more accurately reflect the content and the importance of the meeting being applicable to all healthcare professionals.
Submission Deadlines  (On-line submission link opens 6/1/2006)
Workshop ProposalsSeptember 1 – Notification October 1
Research AbstractsSeptember 15 – Notification October 1
Innovations/Solutions Abstracts (New)October 15 – Notification November 1
Registration Information (On-line registration link opens 6/1/2006)Early Restistration – before November 15 Regular Registration – November 15-December 30 On-site – after December 30 New:  Spouse/Guest meal registration
New for 2007Post Graduate Course – How to Start a Simulation Center Two keynotes Workshops – 45 and 90 minutes Content tracks: Simulation Center OperationsNursingVR and Surgical Skills Research Abstracts & Professor Rounds – (no conflicts during this session) General Sessions Education OB Pediatrics Standardized Patients Certification/Assessment Virtual Patients – Standardized Patients and other topics of special interest Roundtables and Debates Affinity & Special Interest group sessions Sim Center Coordinators’ Meeting DVD taping of selected sessions
Outside Group/Organization Meetings: If you are interested in holding a closed meeting of a task force or committee of another organization, please contact the SMS office as soon as possible to discuss meeting space availability and service fees.
Conference Hotel (reservation link opens 6/1/2006)Disney’s Contemporary Resort $179 single/double – cut off date for block is December 18, 2006 Block rate available 1/11/2007 through 1/19/2007 Special rates for Disney World tickets will be available

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Course Director: Michael DeVita, M.D. (devitam@upmc.edu)

Workshop Chair: S. Barry Issenberg, MD (barryi@miami.edu) and Dr. med Marcus Rall (marcus.rall@med.uni-tuebingen.de)

Abstract Chair: Betsy Hunt , MD (doctorbetsy@yahoo.com)

Immediate Past Chair:  Richard Riley, FANZCA (Richard.Riley@ctec.uwa.edu.au)

Committee Members: Elizabeth Sinz, M.D.,William Dunn, M.D., Sheena Ferguson, MSN, RN CCRN, Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, S. MD, John Schaefer, III MD, Tom Dongelli, MD, Yue Ming Huang, MHS, John O’Donnell CRNA MSN.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES:

This is a 2.5 day conference which features plenary and keynote sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions, and research abstracts.  Exhibits of technology, software and support services will also be available for viewing.  Participants will be able to further their understanding of the use of simulation for education and assessment of health care professionals, discuss development of simulation training scenarios, be introduced to new technologies in the field of simulation, and review the current research in medical simulation.  Roundtable discussions address specific disciplines and areas of interest to the simulation community.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS:

This conference is designed for the physician, nurse, educator, technician, engineer and simulation center personnel involved in the academic, community and program and service development arena of simulation.  This is an international conference with all sessions in English.