2018 Australia Event:
SimGHOSTS 2018 Australia June 27-29 at University of the Sunshine Coast
With Special Partners Simulation Australasia, ASSH, and Serious Games!
After a one year break to support Asia's growing healthcare simulation community with our Singapore event at S3 later this month, SimGHOSTS announces today that we will return to Australia in 2018 to our original host: The University of the Sunshine Coast. Save the date to join us next 27th-29th of June! SimGHOSTS' new Global Operations Manager Kirrian Steer will be the event director, with support from Dr. Patrea Anderson and her team at USC.
Special Australia Partners
In an effort to build upon international relationships to support the global healthcare simulation community, SimGHOSTS is pleased to announce our special partners for the 2018! We could not be more excited to support and collaborate with Simulation Australasia, Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH), and Serious Games Australia.
In 2018 the Simulation Australasia membership requested a specialized and focused meeting for those engaging with simulation specifically in healthcare. Having previously provided three Australia-based events of a smaller scope than the massive combined audiences of all Simulation Australasia industries (healthcare, military, aviation, mining, and more), SimGHOSTS was the perfect fit to help manage and primarily coordinate the 2018 Simulation Australasia meeting.
With an eye towards the future, Kirrian Steer of SimGHOSTS said "This collaborative event will bring together simulation champions from a variety of clinical, educational, managerial and technical backgrounds enabling attendees to best network, learn, and share with one another and our specialized vendor industry."
About Simulation Australasia, The Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH), and the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Australasia
Simulation Australasia is and has always been a member based volunteer organization that exists due to the belief of many that simulation is increasingly important and integral to employment and industry. We understand that simulation executed well gives benefits beyond anything imagined even 5 years ago. It is part of our role to improve the industry and ensure practices are professional. We are strategically placed to engage and enable innovative and interactive collaborations across industry and government, with a track record in research, collaboration and networking.
Our health community Australian Society of Simulation in Healthcare ASSH and Professional Development team are joining forces promote, engage and collaborate simulation education, training and research to enhance the safety and quality in healthcare. ASSH represents a cross-section of the Australasian healthcare community who share simulation as a common interest, including healthcare professionals, academics, industry groups and policy makers. ASSH via Simulation Australasia Ltd is affiliated with the international Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). The Professional Development team recommends strategic direction and training to enhance and promote simulation across industries.
The 7th annual Serious Games Showcase & Challenge Australasia(SGSCA) will be held at SimGHOSTS 2018.
Serious Games are games that are about more than just entertainment - they impart knowledge while entertaining. Serious Games highlight issues, improve education, and help to explain or solve complex problems. Serious Games can make complex topics more easily understood and engaging. The challenge is a fantastic opportunity for national and international exposure among the simulation and IT communities and is open to serious gaming application of all technologies including; PC, Mobile, Console, VR, AR, and Wearable tech.
The winner of the SGSCA is awarded automatic entry to present their game at the International Serious Games Showcase & Challenge held at the I/ITSEC conference in Orlando, Florida. Learn more about the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge here.
The University of the Sunshine Coast were the host of SimGHOSTS' inaugural Australian event in 2014 and we are delighted to return to their campus for our 2018 event . USC's innovative physical spaces cater for shifts in student mobility, changes in teaching practice and the adoption of new and emerging technological tools. The USC campus boasts a $37m Engineering Learning Hub with one of only four 3D CAVE2 visualization studios in the world. The campus also features state of the art simulated nursing and paramedic labs; specialized computer, science, manufacturing and design labs; and a range of interactive digital learning spaces.
Extend your stay and enjoy the great weather!
Plan an extended trip with some time to enjoy the mild temperatures and mid-winter sunshine. SimGHOSTS have negotiated a discount for event attendees who stay at nearby Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headland Breakfree and Mantra Resorts that is valid from 25 June through to 2 July. Details will be provided on registration. Free bus transport from Mantra Mooloolaba Beach to the USC campus will be provided for attendees.
Join hundreds of Simulation Champions from around the world at our annual international hands-on training events! The “Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists” which will be operating its seventh year as a US-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization based out of Las Vegas, Nevada.