SimGHOSTS is pleased to announce SG18USA Gold Sponsor CAE Healthcare. CAE are long time supporters of SimGHOSTS events and have sponsored every SimGHOSTS USA event since 2011. CHIPS Executive Director Chad Epps MD (Past-President SSH), will provide the sponsored plenary session on "Medical Students Vs. Virtual Reality" where he will discuss how Medical Students interact with Virtual Reality using the CAE’s Vimedix AR and HoloLens. 

CAE Healthcare is a healthcare training partner of choice for hospitals, physicians, nurses, students, EMS responders and the military around the world. With a mission to improve patient safety, CAE Healthcare develops each product in partnership with clinical educators whose aim is to ensure physiological accuracy and educational relevance. Visit the CAE Healthcare booth at SG18USA to learn about our newest patient, imaging and interventional simulators, and our LearningSpace solution for center management and debrief. 

About Plenary Speaker Chad Epps, MD

Chad Epps MD, Executive Director of Healthcare Simulation Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Chad Epps, MD trained in Anesthesiology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Human Patient Simulation at Mount Sinai's Human Emulation Education and Evaluation Lab for Patient Safety and Professionalism. He joined UTHSC in 2016 as the Executive Director of Healthcare Simulation. As a fellow, faculty, and director of simulation he has been active in simulation education, research, assessment, and center management since 2004. He has successfully implemented high quality interprofessional simulations across both Universities and Health Systems. Dr. Epps is a past President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and in the past served as Chair of the Council on Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs. He is published in the areas of simulation-based interprofessional education and co-edited the recently released textbook Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014).

For more information go to the CAE Healthcare website.