SimGHOSTS at IMSH 2019: Major Announcements and Coverage!
Last week at IMSH 2019, SimGHOSTS board members and volunteers were on hand to help represent the organization at the world’s largest healthcare simulation event. Here today we summarize a recap of SimGHOSTS participation in the event, culminating with a brand-new affiliation between SimGHOSTS and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare!
IMSH, aka the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, brought together over 4,000 participants from around the world to focus on the emerging professional field of medical simulation. Taking place in San Antonio, hundreds of presentations and vendor exhibits came together to represent the best of the clinical simulation industry for 5 days of activities. The event’s opening keynote was live-streamed for the first time, thanks to a sponsorship by HealthySimulation.com.
During the event, SimGHOSTS board members and volunteers represented the group at an exhibition booth, connecting with Sim Techs and Simulation operators to share more about our events, online resources and the organization as a whole. New developments that were launched around the IMSH booth included:
- New SimGHOSTS Career Center!
- Free Hat Giveaway with Mega Prize 360fly Camera and VR Viewer Awarded!
- SimGHOSTS Sim Champion January Winner Announced: Narciso Gonzales, Simulation Technician at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center at Temple TX.
- SimGHOSTS 2019 Abstract Submissions are Now Open!
- SimGHOSTS Presentation by Board of Directors to IMSH Community
During the event, the Board of Directors was able to meet for an annual face-to-face meeting to better prepare for the numerous events and activities the organization has in store for the year ahead. Of great importance, SimGHOSTS President Ferooz Sekandarpoor signed an affiliation agreement with SSH President Joe Lopreiato to enable both organizations to support each other with their common goals! The partnership provides benefits and discounts for members and subscribers who join both organizations and will include opportunity for collaborations in training course development, promotion and development of the certification process, maintenance of standards, and other projects. Learn more here!
Stay tuned to the SimGHOSTS website in the near future for some design improvements, the announcement of a much-awaited Simulation Textbook supported by the SimGHOSTS organization (to be published as part of the Springer series), and more!
About SimGHOSTS SimGHOSTS is the world’s only nonprofit organization dedicated entirely to supporting healthcare simulation champions who operate simulation technologies. Annual global events, online resources, training courses, technical forums, live webinars, professional development and more!
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