Dear <<First Name | Prénom>>,

Get ready to embrace your inner performer! With SIM-one’s Role-Players Theatre: Techniques for High-Impact Simulations, you will develop an improved understanding of, attitudes, and skills for role-playing to create the most realistic simulations.

Role-Players Theatre can be used to obtain SIM-one's Keystones of Healthcare Simulation and Mastering the Artistic Side of Clinical Simulation (MASCS) program certificates. 

Participants will learn techniques for enhancing clinical teaching, how to create effective roles to align with scenario objectives, and develop local resources for creating a standardized patient program.
  • Role-play fundamentals: Learn essential role-playing terminology for healthcare simulations.
  • Role development: Create authentic characters and roles.
  • Embrace performance through an understanding of role expectations, emotional awareness, and regulation skills.
  • Learn the difference between actors & standardized patients.
  • Performance anxiety blasters: Have stage fright? Discover great tips and techniques to deal with performance anxiety.
  • Role-playing for different contexts: Become prepared to improvise and tweak roles when necessary.

All educators, simulationists, and individuals interested in learning about the use of role-playing and creative learning techniques in simulation-based education.

Dates:            Monday, May 16 & Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time:              8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST (both days)
Location:       SIM-one - Healthcare Simulation Network
                       88 College Street (side entrance), 2nd floor
                       Toronto ON  M4G 1L4
Cost:              $695+HST Sales end May 10!

  • "The course was well organized and as I am new to simulation, it gave me a good understanding of what is required to develop effective role plays."
  • "Perfect, as usual. Cathy is awesome to teach the playing role, and Celeste in the writing scenario."
  • "Excellent, comfortable environment for learning."

Register for Role-Players Theatre >


1. National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety (May 30)

An exciting knowledge-sharing event on the growing interest in using simulation to improve patient safety and quality of care. Attendees should expect a dynamic program with inspiring and informative presenters from Canadian leaders in simulation in hospitals, and networking opportunities.

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2. 2016 SIM Expo (October 6 & 7)

SIM-one’s Healthcare Simulation Exposition is the largest multidisciplinary healthcare simulation conference in Canada. The 2016 SIM Expo theme – Simulation and Value – will explore the value of simulation for the healthcare community, including ROI, patient safety, quality of care, and education and training.

Deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, June 3, 2016. 

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