The affordable hands-on training event for those individuals and institutions using healthcare simulation technology will be celebrating its 8th year with events in the United States and around the world!

SimGHOSTS 2018 USA July 31st - August 3rd at University of Tennessee, in Memphis.

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Simulation
Memphis TN
Pre-Symposium: July 31st, 2018
Symposium: August 1st-3rd, 2018

Address: 26 S Dunlap St, Memphis, TN 38163

Early Bird Registration (before June 30th) - $495 Regular Registration - $625

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.

The 2018 SimGHOSTS events will provide a meeting place for you to exchange ideas and network with technical peers as well as receive specialized training in the design, selection and application of healthcare simulation technologies.

    You will also have opportunities to meet with simulation-based vendors to engage with the latest in healthcare education technology. 

    View the event e-brochure here

    Download the Justification document here to help you explain to administrators the great reasons to attend!

    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 to clinical educators looking to learn how to teach with medical simulation.

    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!

    SimGHOSTS events provide hands-on training workshops, special pre-symposium courses and podium presentations in:

    • 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
    • And much much more!

    Check out the recaps from our previous events to see what SimGHOSTS is all about!

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     The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) is a world-class, 45,000-square-foot, standalone simulation facility located at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis. CHIPS is dedicated to improving healthcare training and positively affecting patient safety. Students from the six colleges at UTHSC – Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy – participate in activities at CHIPS. CHIPS is also a resource to UTHSC residency programs and UTHSC’s local clinical partners.

    As the flagship statewide, public, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 6,000 people on its faculty, staff and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, UTHSC contributes more than $2.7 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

    In 1911, the University of Tennessee launched its Memphis campus, dedicating it solely to health science education and research. Seed programs in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy quickly flourished, and within a few short years, new programs were initiated in health professions, graduate health sciences and nursing. Each of those programs grew to become a college in its own right.

    For the full history and more details about our host, check out the official UTHSC website!





    The DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown serves as the official accommodation space for SG18USA! Located at 185 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38103, this modern hotel puts you right into the heart of downtown Memphis.

    Each room features the Sweet Dreams Bed® by DoubleTree with a plush top-mattress and premium linens, armchair with ottoman, work desk, coffeemaker, FM/AM clock radio with mp3 connection and a flat-panel TV with HBO and pay movies and, most importantly FREE Wi-Fi! Other amenities also include a large outdoor pool, gift shop, ATM, newsstand and safe-deposit box. SimGHOSTS have negotiated for free breakfast for all event attendees and parking is available for $26 per night.

    Across the street from the AutoZone Ballpark (where the opening reception will be takin place), this downtown Memphis hotel is just three blocks from historic Beale Street's blues clubs and restaurants. The FedEx Forum is a two-block walk, and the Memphis Cook Convention Center and Orpheum Theatre are seven blocks away. The National Civil Rights Museum is nine blocks from the hotel. Attractions approximately a 10-minute drive from the hotel include Graceland, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Memphis Zoo.

    The link and discount code for making your hotel reservation are provided in your registration confirmation email.

    Opening Reception

    What better way to kick off SimGHOST's official USA event than America's national pastime? Located right across the street from the official hotel, we invite you to come join us for a night of BBQ and baseball as we watch the Memphis Redbirds take on the Sacremento River Cats.

    The Memphis Redbirds are the AAA (that's just one step below the big leagues!) affiliate of the 11-time world champion St. Louis Cardinals and are the reigning Pacific Coast League champions themselves. The 'Birds play at AutoZone Park, which was named the 2009 Minor League Ballpark of the Year by Baseball America and receives numerous other accolades each year. By combining the feel of such parks as Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and Camden Yards, AutoZone Park is a state-of-the-art facility with classic, neo-traditional style. AutoZone park features the largest HD videoboard in Minor League Baseball! It weighs over 20 tons with 1,440,000 pixels and towers 127 feet (or 13 stories) above the playing field. There's no better park in America that brings you closer to the action while still providing that big-game atmosphere.

    Learn more about the Memphis Redbirds on the team's official site!



    Between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Hotels:

    The closest airport to both the hotel and venue is the Memphis International Airport. MEM features a variety of transportation options to the hotel.

    By Car: MEM offers rental car stations for almost every major rental company such as Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise and more. Rental cars are located in Ground Transportation center on the lowest level of Terminal B. Taxis are located just outside of Terminal B and Uber and Lyft pickup points are located outside Terminals A,B and C. Wheelchair-accessible providers are avialable.

    Airport-to-Hotel Shuttle Service: Memphis International provides shuttle services to many area hotels, BUT NOT the DoubleTree Memphis Downtown host hotel. The shuttles are located In the baggage claim area near the exits, look for overhead signs indicating the location for hotel shuttle stops. Check out the airport's official website for a list of all participating hotels. 

    Public Transportation: The airport is an official Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) bus stop and busses run every hour. MATA Bus #64 picks up about every hour Monday through Friday from 6:17 a.m. to 10:42 p.m., with hourly Saturday pickups from 7:02 a.m. until 9:02 p.m. Sunday pickups take place hourly between 7:02 a.m. and 7:02 p.m. Check MATA's official website for full bus schedules.

    Between UTHSC and Memphis International Airport

    SimGHOSTS will provide a shuttle service from the conference venue back to the airport following conclusion of the event on Friday August 3 at 12.45pm if sufficient demand exists. Please indicate your interest in this when registering.

    Between DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown and UTHSC: The UTHSC campus is located approximatly 1.3 miles away from the hotel, which translates to about a 20 - 30 minute walk. However, if you don't want to walk, some transportation options are available to/from the hotel and venue:

    Shuttles: SimGHOSTS is providing free shuttles to and from the official site hotel and the venue at the beginnings and ends of each conference day. Trolleys: MATA provides a system of Trolleys for Memphis's downtown. There is an adjacent station a little ways from the hotel where you can board the Madison Avenue Line and take that directly to the conference venue.

    Parking: If you are bringing your own car, or choosing to rent a car, parking is available at the venue.

    Pre-Conference Redbirds Game There is no transportation option to the Redbirds game because it is located across the street from the hotel.


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