Our 2nd 2015 Annual Event Hosted by:


Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS)
Brisbane, Queensland
June 23rd-26th, 2015

Full Event Brochure & Schedule Here!

Early-bird Registration (ENDS June 12th): $422 USD (~$521 AUS)
Regular Registration: $550 USD (~$680 AUS)


Platinum Sponsored By:

Learn about the Laerdal Sponsored Keynote Address by Dr. Yucha here!


Two Hotel Options - Oaks Mews and Oaks Aurora. For pricing, info, and booking instructions go to the SG15AUS Accommodations page.

Community & Vendor Taught Courses:

SimGHOSTS 2015 Australia provided hands-on training workshops, special pre-symposium courses and presentations on:

  • Manikin Programming & Hardware Repair
  • A/V System Design, Integration and Consolidation
  • IT Networking & Debugging
  • Trauma & Suturing Moulage Makeup
  • Video Production & Editing Techniques
  • Team Communication & Leadership
  • Medical Pharmacology for Scenarios
  • Career Development & Staff Management
  • Much much more!

SimGHOSTS Returns to the Land Down Under!

For the past four years, SimGHOSTS continued to see increased attendance by the international community of Simulation Technology Specialists or those who operate healthcare simulation technology at the annual hands-on training events. With a mission to connect the world growing population of simulation technology professionals together, the non profit organization leadership has continued to engage in relationship building with organizations inside and outside the United States.  

SimGHOSTS, or The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, brought its successful hands-on training event for those operating simulation technology and labs in Australia June 2015! The Clinical Skills Development Service at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital hosted the event June 23rd - 26th 2015 where attendees took part in manikin programming, hardware repair, A/V System debugging, medical pharmacology, IT infrastructure building, community development and much much more!

SimGHOSTS stands for the Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists and is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing hands-on training, online resources, and community support for Sim Techs or those operating medical simulation technology. SimGHOSTS has held internationally attended events to provide community-driven and vendor technical training:

Now operating in its fifth year, SimGHOSTS continues its expanded mission by offering yet again both US-based and Australian-based events in 2015!

Who Should Attend This Event?

Anyone responsible for the technical operation of a medical simulation lab including full-time or part-time Sim Techs, or clinical educators tasked with operating the day-to-day of simulation spaces. As well, anyone evaluating medical-simulation based technology should strongly consider attending as most major industry vendors are encouraged to attend.

Other meetings are better suited for clinical educators specifically looking to learn how to teach with medical simulation.

About the CSDS:


The Queensland Health Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS) is the one of the worlds largest providers of healthcare simulation. We deliver education and training to Queensland Health staff and external healthcare providers at the Skills Development Centre and state-wide. We aim to achieve the best outcomes for patients, educators, and clinicians in Queensland through seven core functions.

The Clinical Skills Development Service arose from a proposal by staff from Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital (RBWH) for a simulation centre. Based on a tour of international simulation centres, they identified that simulation was not only a richer form of training but likely to be the way of the future. The proposal to the then Director-General Dr Rob Stable was expanded so that a state-wide facility was created, called the Queensland Health Skills Development Centre (SDC). The SDC, located on the RBWH campus, was opened on 23 September 2004.

In 2004, the SDC was the largest of its kind in the world, with considerable simulation and audiovisual capacity. With the success of a range simulation courses covering several professions, and as the demand for courses and simulation grew, the focus of the SDC quickly changed from the concept of a single site providing the simulation training for all of Queensland Health, to the SDC being a support service that allows the development of simulation capacity across the state.

In 2008, a hub-and-spoke model of support was developed, with the SDC becoming the hub of a Clinical Skills Development Service (CSDS), supporting simulation providers throughout Queensland. This focused on providing systems and resources to support Pocket Simulation Centres, ensuring the imbedding of simulation close to or within clinical environments. In conjunction with its role of providing support to hospital-based skills centres, the growth of Pocket Simulation Centres provides clinicians with the tools and techniques to address local needs. These in situ programs now address local training requirements, just-in-time training, and even process redesign.

Annually, the SDC now supports the training to tens of thousands clinicians and students. This training is being matched by the work of Skills Centres and Pocket Simulation Centres that the CSDS supports through the training of Faculty and Simulation Coordinators, provision of curriculum resources, and the distribution and maintenance of simulator equipment across the state. An investment in research and ongoing commitment to improving services for simulation education providers will continue to enable simulation to enhance the education of clinicians, improve clinical service delivery, and contribute to better clinical outcomes for patients.

Learn more at the Clinical Skills Development Service Homepage!

Check out this news report about our 2014 Australia Training Event!

Need support in getting to attend? Check out the Justification Sheet Here!

Download the 2015 SimGHOSTS Event Postcard Here!