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The 2016 SIM Expo is proud to welcome Dr. Nicole Harder, Dr. Carla Pugh, and Dr. Joshua Tepper as this year's Keynote Speakers. Learn more about each speaker below.
The SIM Expo is Canada's premier healthcare simulation conference. The 2016 theme – Simulation and Value – will explore the value of simulation for the healthcare community, including return on investment, patient safety, quality of care, and education and training.

The annual conference will be held on October 6 and 7 at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre hotel. See highlights from 2015 SIM Expo and 2014 SIM Expo.

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Dr. Nicole Harder, RN, PhD, CHSE
Dr. Nicole Harder is an associate professor at the University of Manitoba, and an adjunct faculty member with Bryan College of Health Sciences teaching in the Simulation Education Graduate Certificate program. Dr. Harder has conducted several education sessions nationally and internationally; educating faculty members on techniques in simulation, and how to create the best simulation-based learning experiences. Her research work has been funded by local and national funding bodies. She has authored many papers on the use of simulation in nursing education, and is currently the associate editor for Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Dr. Harder is on the board of directors for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).

Dr. Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS
Dr. Carla Pugh is a professor of surgery and vice-chair of Education and Patient Safety at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH). Her clinical specialty is acute care surgery. Dr. Pugh is nationally recognized for her research on the use of simulation technology to assess and quantitatively define hands-on clinical skills. Currently, more than 200 medical and nursing schools use one of Dr. Pugh’s sensor enabled training tools for their students and trainees. In addition, in 2011, Dr. Pugh received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama. Most recently, Dr. Pugh delivered a TEDMED presentation at TEDMED 2014 in San Francisco, Calif.

Dr. Joshua Tepper, MD, MPH, MBA
Dr. Joshua Tepper is a family physician and the president and CEO of Health Quality Ontario (HQO). In addition to his involvement in health policy and research at the provincial level, Dr. Tepper has been active on a national scale as the senior medical officer for Health Canada, an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and a research consultant for the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI). He has received several provincial and national awards for his leadership in these positions. Dr. Tepper holds a degree in public policy from Duke University, a medical degree from McMaster University, a Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and his executive Master of Business Administration at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He completed residency at the University of Toronto.


Take advantage of 2016 SIM Expo early-bird, one-day, and half-day rates:
  • Two-day: $289+HST
  • Two-day student: $79+HST
  • Opening reception (October 5): $149+HST
  • One-day (October 6): $229+HST
  • Half-day (October 7): $149+HST


Proposals for workshops, posters, Sim in Action, virtual showcase, videos and demo tables are now being accepted. Submission deadline is Friday, June 3, 2016.

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The annual SIM Expo is the largest multidisciplinary healthcare simulation conference in Canada. It welcomes the largest gathering of industry and exhibitors from across the globe. 

There are many ways to get involved and recognized! For complete sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, view the 2016 SIM Expo Sponsor & Exhibitor Package.


Book early and enjoy fare discounts with WestJet and VIA Rail Canada, and a special rate with InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel of $169+HST per night. For full details, visit the link below. 

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For more information, visit the 2016 SIM Expo website, or contact us at For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter @WelcometoSIMone and use hashtag #SimExpo2016!

"We've been an exhibitor at the SIM Expo for several years now and it is hands down the best simulation conference we have ever attended. In 2015, we had our U.S. management team attend the conference, and they were blown away by the interest from attendees with our resources and constant traffic at our exhibit booth. The SIM Expo is a unique opportunity for businesses to meet key simulation decision-makers for accounts. Most importantly, they get to meet you and hear about your new resources and products. We will definitely be back in 2016!" (Kimberly Tyson, Nursing Specialist, Wolters Kluwer)

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