SG17USA Laerdal Medical Gold Plenary


"Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Technological Hurdles We All Face"

 By Dr. Amar Patel

Explore the next generation of simulation technology with Dr. Amar Patel and find out what SnapChat has in common with Google Glass. Using popular examples, Dr. Patel takes the audience on a journey through the evolution of Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and Augmented Reality. This presentation demonstrates harnessing audience interaction to identify and discuss opportunities to change the landscape of simulation based education using the latest in visual technologies.

About Dr. Amar Patel:

Dr. Amar Patel is the Director of the Center for Innovative Learning at WakeMed Health & Hospitals. Dr. Patel is responsible for integrating technology-based educational programs to include human patient simulation, healthcare gaming, hybrid education, and online learning applications. With over 20 years of experience in the fire and EMS services, disaster medicine, and critical care transport as a firefighter, a paramedic, a researcher, and an educator, Amar’s passion for improving quality and patient safety is seen in his work through process improvements and engagements across the organization.

Amar is currently involved in simulation-based research projects that focus on integration and implementation of simulation and how process changes affect the healthcare delivery model. He has contributed to numerous simulation articles and textbook chapters on education return on investment, administration, sustainability, just-in-time training, and simulation center design, and is an internationally recognized thought leader on simulation-based education and ROI.


About Laerdal Medical

Laerdal Medical is dedicated to helping save lives with product solutions, services, and system solutions that support the Chain of Survival. The Good Samaritan logo symbolizes our commitment to every health professional and volunteer who has learned how to save the life of a family member, friend, or stranger in need.The vision of Laerdal is that no-one should die or be disabled unnecessarily during birth or from sudden illness or trauma.

Since its creation of the pioneering, and now world famous CPR practise manikin in 1960, the Resusci Anne; many more innovative products have followed to improve and support education for Healthcare Professionals around the world, as well as facilitate the spread of CPR knowledge and skills to the would be Samaritan in the wider lay community. Laerdal has developed breakthrough technologies that have helped to define its portfolio of simulation, micro-simulation, virtual reality, automated external defibrillators and emergency therapeutic products as reputable market leaders. Other well-known brands include SimMan,SimBaby, SimNewB, HeartStart, Q-CPR, Stifneck, the Pocket Mask and BaXstrap.

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