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Canada’s first National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety made an astounding debut in Toronto on May 30. Over 140 attendees joined simulation experts from hospitals across the country to listen to inspiring presentations on leading-edge research and achievements in simulation, participate in discussions, collaborate with colleagues and network. Several exhibitors were also on site to showcase their latest innovations in simulation.

2016 National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety

“The first National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety was a tremendous success. Quality and safety advocates from across Canada heard dozens of examples from national leaders about how simulation-based approaches are achieving meaningful advances in patient safety and quality of care. It was an inspiring day for everyone involved,” said Dr. Tim Willett, interim president, SIM-one.

Dr. Tim Willett, interim president, SIM-one, welcomes the audience

Following the excitement of the Forum, SIM-one also presented SIM in Motion: A Day of Interactive Workshops the following day. Over 50 people participated in a variety of workshops and live demonstrations – led by SIM-one’s faculty experts – for an amazing hands-on simulation experience.

Networking and sharing knowledge

“SIM in Motion was an opportunity to learn from enthusiastic and expert simulationists from across the province. Interactive half-day workshops allowed a learner to really go in-depth and explore areas of interest. It is so gratifying and exciting to see the level of commitment and knowledge in this province,” said Elizabeth Horsley, clinical simulation coordinator, department of nursing, Brock University.

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“The Forum was an incredible gathering showcasing diverse approaches to integrating situation into quality and patient safety initiatives. I was impressed with the energy and innovations showcased from across the country and I enjoyed the chance to network with others with a mind toward future projects." – Lennox Huang, chief medical officer, VP medical & academic affairs, the Hospital for Sick Children
“Thank you to SIM-one and partners for bringing together the National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety. Hailing from British Columbia, it was great to hear about all the spectacular work going on in the rest of the country. Events like the Forum contribute to galvanizing the simulation community and it was great to be joined by the likes of Accreditation Canada and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute." – Darin Abbey, director, Centre for Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Learning (CICSL)

“The National Forum was a great way for clinicians, educators, researchers, health care administrators and all other simulationists to come together. Both the keynote speakers and rapid fire presentations were engaging and educational. Thanks so much!” – Dr. Doug Campbell, director of NICU, department of pediatrics, St. Michael’s Hospital

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SIM-one is a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, and resources. SIM-one advocates for and advances simulated learning in health professions education for the benefit of patient care and safety. SIM-one offers advanced educational training and online services that are open to simulationists and health professionals across the globe.
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