Simulation Summit | September 28 - 29 2018

Simulation Summit

Program Information

September 28-29, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario

Simulation Summit invites health professionals and simulation educators, program directors and researchers from across the globe to collaborate with colleagues on simulation knowledge, research and innovation. Now in its 11th year, the Simulation Summit offers a scholarly program with a strong emphasis on research and education, and a unique SimTrek event.

The theme of this year’s conference is Negotiating the Channels through Simulation.

View the Simulation Summit 2018 program outline.

Plenary speakers

Pleary Speaker

Each year, Simulation Summit welcomes some of the world’s top researchers and educators in healthcare training. This year’s plenary lineup offers expert perspectives in innovation, patient care and healing.

Click here to see the plenary speaker lineup for Simulation Summit 2018.

Pre-conference programs

A Primer for Simulation Accreditation

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Fee: $150
This half-day program is for participants at all levels. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to describe the process for simulation accreditation through the Royal College; describe the expectations for the standards for simulation program accreditation; develop local strategies to meet the accreditation standards.

For information on the Simulation Educator Training (SET) Course September 25-27, 2018 in Ottawa, please click here .

Post-conference program

Principles of Assessment in Simulation Supplement (PASS)

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Fee: Physician $985 | Non-Physician $425
The Principles of Assessment in Simulation Supplement (PASS) course provides learners with foundational knowledge, experience and tools to support the design and evaluation of simulation-based assessment of clinical competence. This one-day immersive workshop (with some pre-course self-study content) draws on validity frameworks to guide simulation based assessment designers in their developmental and evaluation work. Learners are encouraged to use and work through their own context and assessment needs as part of the course.

This session is designed for those interested in using simulation for assessment clinical competence for any purpose. Some experience with assessment and simulation in general provides a helpful foundation but is not mandatory. The session will be applicable to administrators, program directors and educators in all health professions and specialties, as well as assessment goals.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to support effective practice and integration of simulation based assessments into competency-based education. At the end of this session learners will be able to: apply a validity framework to simulation based assessment design implementation and evaluation, identify and mitigate threats to validity in simulation-based assessments of clinical competence through design, and critically appraise assessment tools, methodologies and current simulation based assessment research using a validity framework.