SG16AUS Keynote & Plenary Address Sponsored by Laerdal Medical


SG16AUS Keynote & Plenary Address, Platinum Sponsored by Laerdal Medical


Laerdal Medical Sponsored Keynote Address

To Boldly Go - The Past, Present, and Future of Healthcare Simulation 

Lance Baily, Founder & Development Director, SimGHOSTS

Lance Baily is an innovator and thought leader in the world of healthcare simulation. Using his background in digital media production and EMS fire fighting, as well as his work as a Simulation Technology Specialist, Lance founded several of the world's leading websites, organizations, and events in the field of healthcare simulation. Lance also served as the inaugural Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education's massive multi-institutional Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas. Desiring to make a global impact, Lance founded what has medical simulation resource website:

Never satisfied with the status quo, Lance went on to create, a non-profit organization that supports professionals in the healthcare simulation industry through hands-on training events, online resources, and professional development. Because of overwhelming global demand, SimGHOSTS now operates four annual events, including ones in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates. SimGHOSTS has also forged successful affiliations with simulation organizations all over the world, including SSH, ASPE, ASPiH, Simulation Australia, and IPSS. In a drive to create excellence, SimGHOSTS has recently partnered with INACSL to develop a new professional competency standard for the position of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist.

Lance continues to be a change-maker and innovator in the field of healthcare simulation. All of his projects and efforts are based on a core belief: that emerging technology can create community and empower people to solve bigger problems faster.

Keynote Address Abstract:

In his best selling book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success. Gladwell considers why the majority of Canadian ice hockey players are born in the first few months of the year, how Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates achieved his extreme wealth, and why the Beatles became one of the most successful musical acts in human history. Throughout his book, Gladwell theorizes how historical and cultural circumstances can pave the way for such phenomenal success.

What can the healthcare simulation industry learn from a similar of exploration of its own past, present, and future? Simulation Evangelist Lance Baily has applied Gladwell's theories to our industry and will explain why his projects, including and, have made such huge global impacts in just five short years. By understanding the core truths behind the success of these projects, participants will take away valuable arguments they can use to advocate for the expanded use of simulation in their own home institutions.

Finally, Lance will explore how the historical and cultural forces that are now in motion will transform healthcare simulation as we know it from a small community of early-adopters to a universal standard embraced by all.



Laerdal Medical Sponsored Plenary Address

The Future of Simulation: A Laerdal Perspective

Gerrard Allis & Michael Stanton, Laerdal Medical 

This Plenary Address will explore Laerdal's vision for simulation services and solutions into the future, focusing on new technology and enhanced product integration.

About Laerdal Medical:

Laerdal Medical is a leading provider of training, educational and therapy products and services for lifesaving and emergency medical care. Our vision is that no one should die or be disabled unnecessarily during birth or from sudden illness or trauma.

Laerdal’s portfolio of medical simulation products, CPR training manikins and emergency therapeutic products are used by enterprises around the world, including voluntary organisations, educational institutions, hospitals and the military.

Laerdal has been at the cutting edge of innovation healthcare training since the launch of Resusci Anne in 1960. Today, this extensive experience comes to the forefront with our comprehensive range of patient simulators. Through the creation of high quality simulation solutions, we are committed to increasing the potential and scope of this most valued training methodology in support of our long held mission of helping save lives.

The Laerdal Services portfolio offers comprehensive Educational Services to support your implementation goals, and extensive Technical offerings to meet your simulator servicing needs. From simulator installation, routine preventative maintenance, product orientation and operation through to helping you realise your institution's learning objectives and incorporating scenarios, Laerdal Services are available to help make your simulation-based training program a success.

For more information, visit the Laerdal Medical website