SG18AUS Event Highlights and Award Winners Announced

07/02/2018

 SimGHOSTS 2018 Australia kicked off at University of the Sunshine Coast with a tongue-in-cheek aviation-themed safety briefing from the event organisers, a Welcome to Country from Brent Miller and a welcoming address from USC Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Tim Wess.

Keynote presenter Professor Bill Runciman shared his insights and wisdom gained from almost 50 years of work and research in patient safety. He highlighted awareness of, and attitudes towards patient safety over the history of medicine with particular attention to changes in the last 50 years. The presentation was a good reminder that we need to retain our awareness of the big picture and not get distracted with well-intended but poorly integrated interventions.

Assoc. Prof Patrea Andersen presented a plenary session on technologies that are changing the delivery of health professional education such as the use of holograms, 3D visualization and virtual environments.

The program continued with tours of the USC simulation and visualization facilities and nearby Sunshine Coast Health Institute, as well as a variety of concurrent presentations and hands-on workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day one concluded with a traditional Australian barbecue and some games of lawn bowls. This was a great evening of networking and socialising with plenty of laughter. The local Bowls Club provided coaches for the beginners and after a brief practice session, players were forming teams and challenging others to a game.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday’s program began with Linda Penrod’s plenary presentation highlighting the use of artificial intelligence to gain insights into medical student mastery of entrustable professional activities. During the lunch break there were six innovation showcase demonstrations featuring projects developed by conference attendees.

The Serious Games Showcase and Challenge Finalists gave delegates the opportunity to play their games throughout the event and then presented an overview of their games during the closing plenary. Winner of the Independent Category was SurgiSim by cmee4 productions and Joko’s World by Cultural Infusion (pictured above) won the Industry Category and will go on to represent Australia and New Zealand at the International Serious Games Showcase and Challenge at I/ITSEC in Orlando, Florida later this year.

A judging panel comprising representatives from Simulation Australasia, ASSH, Serious Games and SimGHOSTS judged all of the presentations, posters and innovation showcase demonstrations at the event. Attendees were able to vote for the community choice awards through the event app Whova. 

The prize winners were:

Community Choice Best Poster: Amber van Dreven  - Does a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) represent a cost effective, culturally sensitive alternative to traditional models (pads, pork belly) for teaching suturing and excision, with similar or superior fidelity? 

Best Overall Poster: Amber van Dreven - Does a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) represent a cost effective, culturally sensitive alternative to traditional models (pads, pork belly) for teaching suturing and excision, with similar or superior fidelity?

Community Choice Best Innovation Showcase: Amber van Dreven - Does a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY) represent a cost effective, culturally sensitive alternative to traditional models (pads, pork belly) for teaching suturing and excision, with similar or superior fidelity?

Best Overall Innovation Showcase Presentation: Leon Young - The Rise of No-Code Platforms and the Democratization of Serious Game Solutions for Health.

Community Choice Best Presentation: three-way tie between

Alecka Miles- Realistic paramedic nightshift training to undergraduate students through simulation.

Tess Vawser - Moulage to enhance high fidelity surgical simulation to enhance surgeons engagement.

Neil Fainges/Paul Ferguson - What did they say, did you get that? I cannot hear it properly.. Audio Capture - what do you require?

Best Overall Presentation: Alecka Miles - Realistic paramedic nightshift training to undergraduate students through simulation.

Pictured below is Amber van Dreven receiving one of her three awards from SimGHOSTS Executive Director Kirrian Steer. Amber's poster can be viewed here.