SimGHOSTS 2015: Middle East & Africa




Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)
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Event Dates:

November 23 -25, 2015


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SimGHOSTS Brings World's Best Simulation Technology Training to MEA with Partner Simulead:

SimGHOSTS brought our hands-on training event to Dubai, with partner Simulead! With the goal to connect Simulation Technology Specialists from around the world, the SimGHOSTS leadership was thrilled to partner with a key Middle Eastern distributor like Simulead to provide hands-on training, community support and more to those operating simulation technology in the region. Executive Director Lance Baily said of the event, “SimGHOSTS is on a mission to bring specialized training events to key regions around the world – that we have a partner supporting us in those efforts with the team from Simulead is an honor."


For the past five years, SimGHOSTS has continued to see increased attendance by the international community of Simulation Technology Specialists at its annual hands-on training events. 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. Our inaugural international event hosted in 2014 by the University of the Sunshine Coast was a rousing success which brought together over a hundred simulation champions from around the world. The enthusiasm from the Australia event inspired SimGHOSTS to seek out partners in other regions, which led to the partnership with Simulead for a 2015 event in the Middle East.


Who Attended SimGHOSTS 2015: MEA?

Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (“Sim Techs”)
Those permanently responsible for the technical operation and maintenance of a low to high-fidelity healthcare simulation facility.

Although the event was open to everyone, SimGHOSTS is designed for technology specialists or those responsible for the physical day-to-day operations and maintenance of simulation equipment and labs. The SimGHOSTS event is hands-on training for healthcare simulation technicians (or sim lab operators) needing to successfully operate a medical simulation lab. Other events (like IMSH or CSC) are better suited for those responsible for clinically educating learners through simulation.

What were the SimGHOSTS Sim Meeting Objectives?

  • Meet with other Simulation Technology Specialists and share best practices Network and build long term industry relationships with peers and vendors
  • Receive specialized training in: High-fidelity manikin hardware & software operation, maintenance and repair
  • Audiovisual production techniques and debugging
  • Learning Management System troubleshooting
  • IT networking
  • Team leadership and communication techniques
  • Manikin moulage and makeup
  • Basic medical terminology, physiology, pharmacology and the latest in healthcare education practices.
  • Discuss and develop professional community needs and standards.
  • Much more…. 

Host Site:

Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)
Event Host Website:

Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) was launched in 2002 by the UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to meet the demand for high quality, patient-centered healthcare. Today, DHCC is home to over 3700 licensed professionals occupying 4.1 million square feet in the heart of Dubai. DHCC combines the leading expertise of medical institutions and pre-eminent healthcare providers to deliver the A-Z of medical services.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center (MBR-AMC) is the education and research arm of DHCC and aim to establish an integrated academic and advance the healthcare industry in the Middle East.

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center (KHMSC) is the leading center for medical simulation in the UAE and an institution of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, located in Dubai Healthcare City. 

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