SimGHOSTS 2019 USA

Event Date: 7/30/2019 - 8/2/2019

Event Overview

 TAKE NOTE FOR USA REGISTRATION:

Attendees

  1. During registration we ask a few questions about your work in simulation. These questions are to help us plan and improve the services we provide. While these questions are optional, your responses will be greatly appreciated. All responses are strictly confidential.  
  2. Please review the event agenda tab (on the right of this page) before beginning registration to review the pre-conference workshops and other program sessions that require a surcharge for materials. Note that this is not the full event agenda, just a list of supplementary workshops available.  The full agenda is available here.
  3. If you wish to register only for the CHSOS Readiness Review Course, and not attend SimGHOSTS 2019 USA please contact us for instructions. 
  4. Once your registration is paid and approved you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the event app through Whova. IMPORTANT - You must make your session selections in the Whova App to secure a place in your preferred sessions. If you are not able to access the Whova app please email your selections to us. 
  5.  If you have registered for a pre-conference workshop, or workshop that has a surcharge, we will add this to your Whova selection for you. You will not be able to register for these sessions through Whova. 
  6. Make sure you also select the bus transportation options if you need them, and the Opening Reception if you plan to attend. 
  7. Many sessions have limited capacity and will fill very quickly. A waitlist will be available but the best way to guarantee your preferred sessions is to register early. 
  8. Links for discounted hotel registration are available on the event webpage. Again, rooms are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. 
  9. When booking your travel please consider arriving a day early to allow for weather-related delays. 

SimGHOSTS is the affordable hands-on training & networking event for those operating medical simulation technology is now celebrating its 9th year in the US!

USA

Pre-Symposium: July 30th, 2019
Symposium: July 31st- August 2nd, 2019

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$495.00 Early-Bird Registration -- ENDS JUNE 14TH
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All Prices Listed in USD:
$11,500.00 Gold Exhibitor Sponsorship
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Agenda
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM P1 CHSOS Readiness Review Workshop $275
Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to become a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) by attending the Society for Simulation in Healthcare's (SSH) new CHSOS Exam Review Workshop. Led by well-known, experienced simulation experts, this one-day course provides essential information on pursuing certification.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM P2 SIMBODIES Basic & Advanced Moulage Technique Workshops $350
Combine both Basic and Advanced SimBodies moulage sessions into a full day workshop for just $350 - a saving of $50!
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM P3 SIMBODIES Basic Moulage Techniques Workshop $200
The course will be delivered by combining expert demonstrations and practical sessions, where students will have the opportunity to see both the method and application of moulage by the Course Leaders and then under supervision, practice the effects on one another in groups, there will also be study periods on looking at real images of wounds, medical conditions and injuries. Topics covered include application of SIMWOUND pre-made wounds, sculptural wound effects with SIMSCULPT prosthetic grade silicone, color effects, bloods and foreign bodies, open fractures, full thickness and chemical burns, and use of SIMSLEEVES for simulating major haemorrhage. All necessary simulation materials and equipment will be provided for the duration of the courses. We recommend wearing old clothing, aprons will also be provided. Photography is permitted.
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM P4 Introduction to Scenario Programming with Laerdal LLEAP and SimDesigner $75
LLEAP programming styles vary from person-to-person and may also depend on scenario complexity. The workshop will provide an overview of Laerdal SimDesigner Software and will include an introduction to trends and handlers, show users how to upload media such as labs and x-rays, and demonstrate two common programming styles. Participants will create a simple scenario during this workshop.
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM P5 Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education Tour $25
The Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education (GCSIMed) is a designated Center of Excellence of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It was established more than 45 years ago for the application of advanced technology to healthcare education. Audiences taught include medical, nursing and physician assistant students, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, paramedic/firefighters and healthcare simulation faculty. In addition to direct training using simulation and other educational technologies, the Gordon Center is also engaged in interprofessional education, team training, development of new technologies and tools for healthcare education, assessment and outcomes research, and faculty development in simulation and educational research. Over 2,200 medical centers and agencies worldwide use the educational systems and training curricula developed at the center. The most long-standing example of its creative work is Harvey®, the Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator. First introduced in 1968, it has been validated in numerous studies and trains thousands of learners worldwide. The Gordon Center’s Prehospital and Emergency Training Programs train thousands of registrants per year at more than 700 agencies in Florida and more than 1,000 in other states, as well as internationally. Courses address multiple content areas, including cardiac life support, trauma, pediatrics, stroke, heart attack, advanced airway, team training, point-of-care ultrasound, active shooter, and disaster response. First responders manage problems using simulators and actors to play the role of patients. The Gordon Center’s curricula are disseminated to Florida’s state and community colleges, and the first responders who are trained respond to the 911 calls of millions of Floridians. The Gordon Center also helps to train U.S. Army Forward Surgical Teams prior to front-line deployment, and healthcare providers from other high- level federal agencies, including the White House Medical Unit. During the SimGHOSTS 2019 US event, attendees will get to take a guided tour of this pioneering 34,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility, with the capability for simulation and computer design engineering, production and manufacturing. It houses a high-technology auditorium, self-learning laboratory, standardized patient training area, team-based simulation rooms, fire rescue vehicle, car for extrication of trauma victims, military field hospital, hazardous materials decontamination area, and mock emergency department.
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM P6 SIMBODIES Advanced Moulage Techniques Workshop $200
The course will be delivered by combining expert demonstrations and practical sessions, where students will have the opportunity to see both the method and application of moulage by the Course Leaders and then under supervision, practice the effects on one another in groups, there will also be study periods on looking at real images of wounds, medical conditions and injuries. Topics covered include application of SIMWOUND pre-made wounds, sculptural wound effects with SIMSCULPT prosthetic grade silicone, color effects, bloods and foreign bodies, open fractures, full thickness and chemical burns, and use of SIMSLEEVES for simulating major haemorrhage. All necessary simulation materials and equipment will be provided for the duration of the courses. We recommend wearing old clothing, aprons will also be provided. Photography is permitted.
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM P7 Advanced Scenario Programming with Laerdal LLEAP and SimDesigner $200
This workshop will explore various advanced SimDesigner features and programming methodologies. Trends and Handlers are valuable but often overlooked tools for automating scenario progression and manikin responses. This workshop will take LLEAP users through the process of creating a “semi-automated” scenario using SimDesigner Software. Participants must have completed the Introductory course or have previous experience using SimDesigner as individual support for novice users will not be available during this workshop.
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM P8 Simulator Maintenance of SimMan3G $75
Simulators are an important investment in your educational program. Protect this investment by becoming proficient with routine maintenance procedures designed to keep a simulator performing at an optimal level. Participants will also learn basic troubleshooting, how to resolve connectivity issues and other simple tips and tricks. Prerequisites required for this program: Familiarity with Laerdal simulators and software
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM P9 Demystifying the Conference Submission Process and Presentations: Tips and Techniques for Success $75
SimGHOST members possess an amazing wealth and breadth of experience and knowledge, however the thought of presenting at a national conference is daunting and intimidating. This course is to encourage you and support you in sharing your simulation activities, programs, knowledge with colleagues. How does one start the process? How do you take an idea into a presentation? How does one get their proposal/abstract accepted? What are best practices in presentation techniques? This interactive pre conference course will take the participant from idea development, to abstract submission to final presentation and even give information on publication opportunities. At the completion of the course, the participant will have the skills and knowledge to prepare a submission for SIMGHOSTs 2020.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
10:45 AM - 12:45 PM B2 Trach Model Adaptation for Realism $25
Power Point and Demonstration on how to build the skin adaptation to Dr. Kei's and Dr. Mebust's Trach Model, for a more realistic tactile experience when performing a tracheostomy. Learning Objectives: Introduce the "Real Cric Trainer" created by Drs. Kei and Mebust of the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Centre. Introduce the new skin adaptation created at the University of Manitoba. Provide instruction on how to build the Trach Model and the skin adaptation.
10:45 AM - 12:45 PM B3 SIMBODIES Moulage - Stop the Bleed! $25
The 2-Hour workshop will be delivered by combining expert demonstrations and practical sessions, where students will have the opportunity to see how simulated haemorrhaging wounds are created that deliver simulated bleeding to the point of injury. Examples of Gunshot wounds with both entry & exist wounds will be demonstrated together with other injuries.
10:45 AM - 12:45 PM B4 Casting Silicone Moulage for Realism and Repeatability $25
Take your moulage skills up a step by building plaster casts to use for making multiple silicone pieces that are consistent and much easier to build. This workshop will take your skill to the next level by using clay, wax, and other materials to design your original pieces. Using the original to build a plaster negative, you will have a permanent tool to use to build multiple moulage pieces. This allows you to quickly make another piece when the one being used either wears out or becomes non-functional for some reason. Additionally, making multiple pieces like lacerations, bullet wounds etc becomes easy. Make as many as you need for your scenario and be assured they will all look great. This technique can then be expanded to make full masks for your simulator to allow the manikin to become older or more decidedly female or even make it into a monster!
Thursday, August 1, 2019
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM F2 SIMBODIES Moulage: Stop the Bleed! $25
The 2-Hour workshop will be delivered by combining expert demonstrations and practical sessions, where students will have the opportunity to see how simulated haemorrhaging wounds are created that deliver simulated bleeding to the point of injury. Examples of Gunshot wounds with both entry & exist wounds will be demonstrated together with other injuries.
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM F3 Revenge of The Cyst $25
Every moulage piece has a purpose, then there are those that have purpose as well as function. In this workshop, participants will learn to create a cyst that will have the ability to rupture under pressure or when lanced. Participants will create their own functioning cyst using advanced moulage techniques so need to have an intermediate moulage skill level as a pre-requisite for this workshop. To finish, everyone will have the chance to see how effectively their cyst ruptures.
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM F7 Electronics Basics: Warming up to Soldering and Current Trends in Electricity $25
In this workshop, attendees will learn about the power requirements for their simulation equipment and the terminology and technology to keep them running. This will include a discussion about batteries and battery safety, soldering, and simple tips to keep your gear powered up and ready. Participants will have an opportunity to practice soldering and will understand different types and techniques for soldering. All participants will be provided with a mini soldering kit to use during the workshop and to take home with them to continue practicing their soldering skills. Learning Objectives: Understand basic concepts of battery safety, and voltage/current parameters on battery cells. Develop the skill to use a soldering iron and soldering techniques. Identify battery types and understand the options to replace/rebuild battery packs.
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM F8 Conceptos básicos de Moulage: aplicación de técnicas artísticas para mejorar el realismo del simulador $25
Se alentará a los participantes a experimentar con diferentes materiales presentes en el mercado, revisando los conceptos básicos de las artes plásticas y aplicando dichos conceptos para realzar el realismo en una parte del simulador. El taller se impartirá en español. Objetivos de aprendizaje: Aplicar técnicas de las artes plásticas para ofrecer mayor realismo en simuladores. Reconocer los diferentes materiales disponibles en el mercado, identificando sus ventajas y desventajas. Discutir los obstáculos que encontramos al diseñar simulaciones realistas, proponer nuevos enfoques.
Friday, August 2, 2019
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM I6 Aprendiendo a Soldar: Como Inyectar Nueva Vida en una Batería Desgastada $25
Los individuos que asistan a este taller aprenderán acerca de los requerimientos de electricidad de su equipo de simulación y la terminología y tecnología para mantenerlos en su funcionamiento adecuado. También se discutirán temas de baterías y sus parámetros de seguridad, soldadura y consejos para mantener el equipo cargado y listo para utilizarse. Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de practicar la soldadura y comprenderán diferentes tipos y técnicas para la soldadura. Todos los participantes recibirán un mini kit de soldadura para usar durante el taller y llevarlos a casa para continuar practicando sus habilidades de soldadura. Objetivos de aprendizaje: Entender los conceptos básicos de la seguridad de las baterías recargables y sus parámetros de voltaje y corriente. Desarrollar las habilidades y técnicas para soldar. Identificar el equipo y baterías necesarias para reemplazar y/o reconstruir una batería recargable de una manera segura
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM J4 Trach Model Adaptation for Realism $25
Power Point and Demonstration on how to build the skin adaptation to Dr. Kei's and Dr. Mebust's Trach Model, for a more realistic tactile experience when performing a tracheostomy. Learning Objectives: Introduce the "Real Cric Trainer" created by Drs. Kei and Mebust of the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Centre. Introduce the new skin adaptation created at the University of Manitoba. Provide instruction on how to build the Trach Model and the skin adaptation.
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM I2 Advanced Moulage: Movie Materials & Techniques for Mascal Realism $25
In this course we will build on moulage fundamentals to advance your skills as a moulage specialist. Using the 80-15-5 approach to moulage for large scale activities, we will use advanced techniques and materials for your 15% and the prized 5% role payers that really get the buy in from the students and push the realism. Pros-aide transfers, encapsulated silicone, Silicone build-ups, Cap plastic, acrylic vinyl advanced techniques are some of the materials and techniques that we will go over. Prerequisite - A basic moulage class or equivalent experience. You must have an understanding of makeup and materials as well as how learning objectives affect your approach to moulage.
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM I5 Casting Silicone Moulage for Realism and Repeatability $25
Take your moulage skills up a step by building plaster casts to use for making multiple silicone pieces that are consistent and much easier to build. This workshop will take your skill to the next level by using clay, wax, and other materials to design your original pieces. Using the original to build a plaster negative, you will have a permanent tool to use to build multiple moulage pieces. This allows you to quickly make another piece when the one being used either wears out or becomes non-functional for some reason. Additionally, making multiple pieces like lacerations, bullet wounds etc becomes easy. Make as many as you need for your scenario and be assured they will all look great. This technique can then be expanded to make full masks for your simulator to allow the manikin to become older or more decidedly female or even make it into a monster!