SimGHOSTS 2016: Australia


Laerdal Medical Platinum Sponsored Keynote & Plenary Address

Silver Sponsor iSimulate

Bronze Sponsors

SG16AUS Event Brochure Available Here!

Event Dates: July 5th - 8th, 2016

Event Host: Australian Catholic University

Event Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Entering its sixth year, The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists 501(c)(3) organization continued its Australia-based event to provide support to those operating healthcare simulation technologies around the world.

SimGHOSTS 2016 AUS Opening Day

SimGHOSTS 2016 AUS Day 2

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 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 second annual Australia event hosted in 2015 by the Clinical Skills Development Service was a success which brought together over one hundred simulation champions from around the world.

CPD Hours at SimGHOSTS 2016: Australia

SimGHOSTS was happy to announce that our 2016 Australia Technical Training Event & Symposium (SG16AUS) was endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) for nursing CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard! For those in our community with a clinical background, this means your involvement with our event can have tangible rewards for your professional career.  ACN has outlined the CPD hours as follows:

 Day   CPD Hours
 Pre-Symposium Workshop P4  7 CPD Hours
 Pre-Symposium Workshop P2  4 CPD Hours
 Day One July 6  6.5 CPD Hours
 Day Two July 7  6.5 CPD Hours
 Day Three July 8  4 CPD Hours
 Total Conference All Three Days  17 CPD Hours


All SG16AUS attendees received a digital certificate signed by the SimGHOSTS leadership which will bear the ACN logo and their total CPD hours.

About Our Host:

Australian Catholic University (ACU) engages the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to bring a distinct perspective to higher education.

We explore cultural, social, ethical and religious issues through the lens of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in our teaching, research and service.

By fostering and advancing knowledge in education, health, commerce, the humanities, the sciences and technologies, law, and the creative arts, ACU contributes to its local, national and international communities.

ACU Faculty of Health Sciences aims to be a world leader in its field; recognised for excellence in education, research, service and community engagement in the Health Sciences, striving to promote the dignity of all and the common good.

ACU is committed to quality simulation as an engaging and effective method for introducing and refining clinical practice. ACU Faculty of Health Sciences employs simulation for a wide range of purposes, from the development of procedural skills through to teamwork, clinical reasoning and introducing students to the world of professional practice. 

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Who Should Attend SimGHOSTS Events?

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. 

*New Thought* Administrators of simulation programs should also consider sending their institution's AV and IT related staff members who are responsible for supporting the simulation program. In our most recent events, staff from AV and IT departments outside of the healthcare simulation program found immense benefit from participating in SimGHOSTS to better understand the needs of their institution's simulation program!