Healthcare Simulation Summit

Date / Time

September 17, 2021 - September 17, 2021

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Register Today to Join us on September 17, 2021

Join us for the inaugural Healthcare Simulation Summit

Healthcare simulation across UIC’s academic health enterprise – UI Health – has made transformational advances in recent years. Collectively, the healthcare simulation spaces across our health sciences colleges serve thousands of learners across professions and across the training spectrum. Simulation professionals, faculty and staff alike dedicate countless hours toward leveraging the power of simulation. Spanning the full breadth of active learning strategies, simulation addresses clinical skill acquisition and maintenance, communication, teamwork, professional development and systems improvement.

Join us on September 17, 2021, during worldwide Healthcare Simulation Week, as we showcase our simulation experts, expand our horizons and highlight the strength of our work in service of our learners, our patients, our communities and the health of the state of Illinois and beyond.

Program Agenda:

  • 8:00 am – Welcome Remarks & Virtual Summit Introductions
  • 8:30 am – Keynote Address with Grace Gephardt, MEd, CHSE
    Professor Gephardt currently serves as Director of the PULSE Center, Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She has additionally served as past president of simulation societies in North America and brings vast experience in simulation education to this conversation. Session includes a presentation and time for Q&A
  • 9:30 am – Topics in simulation – it’s debatable: a panel discussion
    Join our keynote presenters along with experts, learners, stakeholders, and leaders from the UI Health simulation community for a panel discussion on trending topics in the discipline. This conversation will showcase topics of debate within a safe space as we explore issues in simulation to advance the field into the future. More information on panelists and moderators to follow.
  • 10:30 am – Keynote Address with Dinesh Palipana, MD
    Dr. Palipana is currently Senior Lecturer at Griffith University, Gold Coast Australia and Principal House Officer at the Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service, Emergency Department. Based out of Australia – he was the first physician with quadriplegia in the region and will speak to the use of simulation as an aid in clinical training for those with disabilities. Session includes a presentation and time for Q&A
  • 11:30 am – Virtual Summit Conclusion
  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm        Healthcare Simulation Summit Live Experiences (see options described below).
    Throughout the afternoon, healthcare simulation experts from across UIC’s many health disciplines will share live simulation experiences that showcase the strengths and opportunities that simulation offers to education, research and training. Please review the list below of individual simulation offers and note to register for your desired experience and tour/experience based on availability. Please note most experiences will have identical sessions available at 1 and 3 p.m.  

Learn more about the summit online here.

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