Awards

Simulation Summit

February 20-21, 2021 – Montréal, Canada


Sim Summit Award Winners
 

Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 21, 2021 during the closing session.

John G. Wade Visiting Professorship

This visiting professorship provides support for a distinguished educator to visit a Royal College-accredited simulation centre in Canada each year, to promote the use of simulation in medical education, and its applications to improving patient safety. Click here for more details.

Best Presentation Award

The Royal College presents these awards annually at the Simulation Summit, for the best oral and poster presentations of a simulation-based research or innovation. There are four awards:

  • Best Paper – Research
  • Best Paper – Innovation
  • Best Poster – Research
  • Best Poster – Innovation

Eligibility

Paper and poster presenters are automatically eligible for the Best Presentation Awards.

Selection

Submissions will be adjudicated by a panel appointed by the Simulation Summit Scientific Planning Committee. Presenters will be judged on the following criteria:

  • impact on the field of simulation,
  • rigour and/ or scientific merit, and
  • communication

2019 Winners

  • Top Paper – Research: Dr. Michelle Chiu, The Examiner as the Standardized Patient: Evaluating a Strategy for Assessment of Intrinsic CanMEDs Roles at the Royal College Anesthesiology Examination
  • Top Paper – Innovation: Dr. Martin Tremblay, Rethinking CPD: Building a Simulation Program Through Collaboration
  • Top Poster – Research: Dr. Arielle Levy, Does the Presence of a CPR Coach Influence Adherence to PALS Guidelines During Simulated Cardiac Arrest?
  • Top Poster –Innovation: Dr. Allister Smith, Engaging the Public in Simulation: McGill’s World Restart a Heart Day Initiative

Emerging Investigator

The Royal College presents this award annually at the Simulation Summit, for the best simulation-based research by an emerging investigator

Eligibility

The top two or three emerging investigator submissions will present during the emerging investigator session at the Simulation Summit. After presentations, the winner of the Simulation Summit Emerging Investigator Award will be selected by the session judges.

Please note: For the purposes of this competition, emerging investigators are defined as those with less than five years of research experience.

Selection

Submissions will be adjudicated by a panel appointed by the Simulation Summit Scientific Planning Committee. Candidates will be judged on the following criteria:

  • impact on the field of simulation;
  • originality; and
  • scientific merit

2019 Emerging Investigator Winner

Dr. Jeffrey Cheung, Material Concepts: Integrating theory and practice during simulation-based training to support procedural skills retention and transfer

Note: To qualify for the Emerging Investigator award, you must submit your research abstract through the Simulation Summit Call for Abstracts submission process and select that you identify as an ‘Emerging Investigator.’ There is not a separate submission process for this award.