Simulation Summit

Program Information

November 7-8, 2019 – Winnipeg, Canada

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 12th 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 Simulation at the Forks: Diversity becomes Mainstream.

View the Simulation Summit 2019 program outline.

Speaker Resources.



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 the 2019 Simulation Summit.

Pre-conference programs

A Primer for Simulation Accreditation

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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 November 4-6, 2019 in Winnipeg, please click here .


Principles of Assessment in Simulation Supplement (PASS)

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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 course 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.

Post-conference programs

Building Low Cost Task Trainers

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Fee: $150

This hands-on workshop will demonstrate to educators how to build an Airway Manikin, Suction Manikin, Tracheal Suctioning Machine, Massive Vomiting Airway Trainer, Massive Bleeding Wound Pump, Adult and Infant IO trainer, Surgical Airway Training Platform, Peds Seizure Machine, External Jugular IV Trainer, Ultra Sound Trainer, Abdominal Assessment Trainer, Pedal Edema Trainer and Birthing Trainer Box, as well as how to resurrect a Portable Suction Machine for training.

Participants will build these by learning to repurpose spare parts, use discarded medical supplies, obtaining new parts from low cost sources, and/or make the components of these trainers themselves. While many of these devices can be made for $5 or less, they are high quality, very realistic, and ideal for initial skills learning. Instructors can inexpensively create a simulation that gives the learner a very realistic experience to begin learning lifesaving procedures. Participants in this workshop will learn where these parts can be obtained and how to make and assemble these parts into various trainers.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to list low-cost parts that can be used to create do-it-yourself Task Training Manikins; Describe one technique that can be used to create a realistic low-cost Task Training Device; Identify the specific low-cost Task Trainers that could be developed at learner's simulation center.