The affordable hands-on training event for those individuals and institutions using healthcare simulation technology will be celebrating its 9th year of events in the United States and around the world!

SimGHOSTS 2019 USA July 30th - August 2nd at

Florida International University in Miami


Pre-Symposium: July 30th, 2019

Symposium: July 31st - August 2nd, 2019

Address: 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199


Registration Opens March 18th 2019

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 in its eighth year as a US-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization based out of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 2019 SimGHOSTS event 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.


Need help preparing your request to attend SimGHOSTS? Check out our guide here

 Who Should Attend SimGHOSTS Events?

SimGHOSTS events are tailored to the needs of those working with healthcare simulation technologies. Our primary audience is simulation technology professionals however we also have a strong representation from others who work in simulation programs including program managers & directors, administrators, educators, IT and AV professionals, and biomedical engineers.

A community of practice is a group of people who share a passion for something that they know how to do and interact regularly to learn how to do it better. This describes the SimGHOSTS event attendees perfectly. SimGHOSTS provides plentiful networking opportunities, meeting spaces for special interest groups, and an app for attendees to communicate before, during and after the event. Attendees can meet and collaborate with like-minded community members and learn from their peers. It is through these channels that attendees can supplement the SimGHOSTS program with their own community-driven learning opportunities. 

If you are involved in making purchasing decisions or planning simulation programs it is essential that you experience the valuable opportunity SimGHOSTS provides to meet with leading industry representatives to explore the features of a range of simulation technologies. This helps to ensure that you are making informed decisions and meeting the unique needs of their program. All simulation technology professionals can benefit from relationships with industry professionals and access to specialist advice and expertise. 

SimGHOSTS events are not focused on education, they are focused on the ‘how-to’ aspects of conducting simulations and running simulation programs/centers. If you are looking for an event with an education or research focus we suggest you check out our calendar for information on other conferences.

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

  • Manikin Programming, Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Hardware Repair
  • A/V System Design, Integration and Consolidation
  • IT Networking & Debugging
  • Trauma & Suturing Moulage Makeup
  • Video Production & Editing Techniques
  • Team Communication & Leadership
  • Clinical concepts for technology professionals
  • Adult education and instructional design concepts for technology professionals
  • Career Development & Staff Management
  • Skills Trainer and prop construction
  • And much much more!

See what SimGHOSTS is all about here!

 About the Host

The vision of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences is to be globally recognized as the higher education destination organization that is innovative, inquiry-driven and technologically advanced; drawing diverse top-class faculty, students, staff and others for positive transformation of society with a focus on the health care needs of underserved populations.

The STAR Center is at the educational core of the Nicole Wertheim Nursing & Health Sciences Building.  It offers students, faculty and community partners one of the most technologically innovative advanced healthcare teaching and research facilities in the region. Visit the STAR Center page to learn more.


SimGHOSTS have negotiated a special discounted rate for event attendees at the Courtyard by Marriott at Dolphin Mall and Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites at Dolphin Mall

Both include free wifi and breakfast and FREE bus transportation will be provided between the accommodation and event venue for attendees.

Rates are:

Courtyard by Marriott: single/double occupancy, breakfast, parking and wifi $125 plus 13% tax. Reserve your room here

Hilton Garden Inn: Standard King Room single/double occupancy, breakfast for one person, parking and wifi $139 plus 13% tax. Reserve your room here.  

Hilton Homewood Suites: King Suite single/double occupancy, breakfast for one person, evening social, parking and wifi $139 plus 13% tax available for 3 night stay July 30-August 2 onlyReserve your room here

For queries about Hilton bookings please contact Lilliam


SimGHOSTS will provide FREE bus transport between the  event venue and Courtyard by Marriott at Dolphin Mall and Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites at Dolphin Mall. If you choose to stay at alternative accommodation providers you will be responsible for your own transportation arrangements. 

Transport from Miami and Fort Lauderdale Airports - Please note that airport shuttles do not serve these hotels. You will need to make your own travel arrangements via taxi or similar service. The SimGHOSTS event app has a ridesharing notice board where you can post your arrival time and find fellow attendees to share your trip with. 

Event ParkingParking for attendees is available at FIU at a cost of $5 per day.

Opening Reception

To be held on Wednesday July 31st, join the SimGHOSTS team and fellow attendees for some food, fun and friends at Bowlero Miami Dolphin Mall courtesy of Platinum sponsors Level 3 Healthcare. This fully catered event is available FREE for attendees with registrations essential as spaces are limited. 

Special Offer

Purchase a discounted membership to SimGHOSTS during registration and save 10%!

The learning doesn't stop at SimGHOSTS events!

Join 3,000 simulation champions from around the world communicating daily to  answer questions, share tips, and resources! During registration you will have the option to join or renew a 12 month subscription to SimGHOSTS with  a 10% discount!

An annual website subscription provides significant benefits for you and your simulation team:

Video Library - Over 300 recorded sessions from previous SimGHOSTS events are immediately available to watch. Topics range from AV system design to daily utilization increases and from manikin programming to moulage creations. Instantly learn from global experts and leading vendors!

Weekly or Daily Newsletter - Follow all the latest updates with a weekly newsletter of blog and forum topics.

Forum Discussion Groups - Ask questions, gather answers, search for previous conversations, and share your successes on the only permanently saved forums dedicated to the operation of simulation technology.

Document Database - Download community provided templates, example forms, policy and procedure guides, job descriptions, standard operating procedures, tutorials, and more.

Simulation Jobs Board - Post and read open positions specifically related to healthcare simulation.

Online Training Programs - Exclusive to subscribers is access to our online training courses covering a range of simulation technology operational topics and transferable skills.