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!

2018 USA Event:

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

Registrations open late March 2018: Early Bird Registration - $495 Regular Registration - $625

About our SG18USA Host:

 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.




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. 

    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!