Day 2 of SimGHOSTS ASPiH 2016 UK!



Today at the St. George's Advanced Patient Simulation Center in Tooting London Todd Dadaleares, CHSOS Simulation Specialist from Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation at Maine Medical Center, provided the morning's plenary address about the parallels of audio production and simulation execution.

Todd opened to the audience reminding us that "a band has to be in tune, and work together in order to make great music, and we as healthcare simulation champions, must do the same. Like a scenario, music tracks are can be laid out in a linear fashion, and so each element can be individually modified for constant improvement

More about Todd's Plenary presentation:

Framed as a philosophical discussion, Getting to “Why” in Medical Simulation poses questions about “What” keeps simulation engaging, “Where” advances in simulation are headed and “Who” we are as simulation specialists. Todd will share his career arc through 12 years of experiential growth and tie together the motivation and reasoning behind a simulation education career path. Clinical success stories will be linked to the preparation of the specialist, the technology used and “How” steering scenarios toward learning objectives brings educational events to life for all involved – including the simulation specialist. Conceptual questions will be asked and answered about “Why” we think simulation even matters and “Where” we find methods to teach with it.

About GAPS

The St George’s Advanced Patient Simulation Centre GAPS is an inter-professional training facility at St George’s Hospital, London. We use simulation and other educational tools and techniques to help healthcare teams achieve their full potential. Our centre includes two full-immersion high-fidelity simulation suits, a fully-equipped skills lab, part-task trainers and a postgraduate dental and micro-surgery unit. We provide in-house and external mobile simulation and support for satellite simulation groups.

We are based in London, SW17 and have been in operation for more than 17 years. Our mission statement is to enhance patient care through learner-centred simulation and skills training. We design and deliver high quality programmes which recognise the essential place of multi-professional teams in the delivery of healthcare. We provide a full range of simulation-based training from high fidelity full-immersion for real teams to part-task skills development exercises for individuals. We work to place patient-safety at the heart of St George’s and the wider health community.

Our approach is evidence-based and aligned to service needs. We aim to improve practice and reduce error, strengthening an institutional memory by expanding the opportunities for participation in our programmes for all staff involved in patient care. We continually evaluate the impact of what we do for our learners and engage in research into the learning process. We do this with the objective of increasing the value of our work for our learners and learners in general and will always treat them and data they have provided with respect, confidentiality and in accordance with the guidelines provided by the NHS, the Integrated Research Application System and the Declaration of Helsinki.


The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS) and The Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) will continue their United Kingdom-based event to provide support to those operating healthcare simulation technologies around the world. This specialized hands-on conference is a unique training meeting which allows for direct vendor engagements with the real “end-users” of simulation-based technology. Join this international technical-based professional medical simulation community to train and showcase your products/services through exhibitor hall tables and/or direct hands-on class experiences.

For the past six years, SimGHOSTS has continued to see increased attendance by the international community of Simulation Technology Specialists at the annual hands-on training events, which have increased to four events in 2015. With a mission to connect the world’s growing population of simulation technology professionals together, the non profit organization’s leadership has continued to engage in relationship building with organizations inside and outside the United States. We are now affiliated with ASPiH, Simulation Australia, SSH, and IPSS. Our fifth annual USA event hosted in 2015 by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was a rousing success which brought together over two hundred simulation champions from around the world.

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