5th Annual SimGHOSTS USA at Cedars-Sinai:
Vendors: Exhibit Prospectus Now Available. Contact Ferooz@SimGHOSTS.org to sign up for more information.
Please note: Presentation Proposal Submissions are now closed.
Regular registration: $550
Pre-symposium workshop fees detailed in Event Brochure
Key Details:Location: Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills
Platinum Sponsor: Level 3 Healthcare
Dates: August 4th - 7th, 2015
Pre-Symposium Workshops: August 4th
Symposium: August 5th & 6th Full Days, Half-day August 7th
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SimGHOSTS 2015 USA provided 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
- Much much more!
SimGHOSTS was thrilled to "head west" and "goHollywood" for our 2015 USA event!
Mr. Eling reports that the Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills at Cedars-Sinai is, "an amazing, world-class venue that offers the SimGHOSTS community an exciting, innovative and high-tech facility which will help make our fifth anniversary an event to remember!"
Who Should Attend This Event?
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 for clinical educators specifically looking to learn how to teach with medical simulation.
Official Accommodations: DoubleTree Culver City, Rate: $159/night (tax not included).
Free transportation provided to and from Cedars-Sinai from DoubleTree.
NOTE: Hotel will host pre-symposium & post-symposium courses.
About the Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills:
The Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills is an immersive environment equipped with the latest in human patient simulators and medical devices. The center replicates the reality of professionals working together performing different roles and navigating the latest technology within our system. Multi-professional clinical skills development, teamwork, improving communication and, ultimately, patient safety are at the heart of the center's ethos. This proactive approach, training in teams, communicating in teams and solving problems in teams helps Cedars-Sinai provide the best possible care to patients and provides staff with the latest in educational technology.
The Women's Guild Simulation Center comprises two fully equipped and functioning operating rooms, an ICU, OB/GYN room and a trauma bay. In addition, it has a PICU/NICU and multiple rooms for skills training and development. The center also includes a fully equipped computerized simulation room with simulators for practice in GI/ bronchoscopy procedures; laparoscopic, hysterscopic, urologic, neurologic and cardiovascular procedures; and ultrasound procedures and robotic surgery.
At first glance, the scene in the Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills is familiar. Patients recline in hospital beds surrounded by leading-edge technology and skilled medical professionals. They talk with doctors and nurses. Their chests rise and fall as they are checked with stethoscopes and heart monitors. Their eyes blink. On closer inspection, however, these are no ordinary patients, they are high-tech mannequins animated by next-generation technology.
The new Simulation Center is the ultimate training environment - one where surgeons, physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals can master advanced skills. By constantly improving the skills of clinical staff, Women's Guild is providing a resource that benefits every department at Cedars-Sinai and the patients they serve.
- 2 fully equipped and functioning operating rooms
- 1 intensive care unit
- 1 obstetrics/genecology room
- 1 trauma bay
- 1 prenatal intensive care unit/neonatal intensive care unit
- Multiple rooms for skills training and development
- 3 debriefing rooms equipped to receive and project live video feed from the simulation rooms
- A fully equipped room with computerized simulators for practice in gastrointestinal/bronchoscopy procedures; laparoscopic, hyterscopic, urologic, neurologic and cardiovascular procedures; and ultrasound procedures and robotic surgery
And here is a testimonial video from our 2014 USA Event