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The Society for Simulation in Healthcare hosted its 15th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2015) in New Orleans, Louisiana January 10-14, 2015. The theme Simulation Celebration was carried throughout the conference with New Orleans-themed events enjoyed by 2,300 attendees from fifty-six countries. SSH is the premier professional society for healthcare simulation experts; where educators, researchers, developers, and clinicians are able to collaborate and network with their peers around the world.

“IMSH 2015 celebrated the unique role The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) plays in the global community of educators, engineers, scientists, clinicians, and administrators who are committed to patient safety and high quality healthcare through strategic uses of simulation-based practices,” said Pamela Andreatta, SSH President. “SSH is committed to facilitating the professional growth of its members and partners throughout the world so that they can collaboratively achieve their shared vision for healthcare quality and safety. We’ve achieved a lot together and it was time to celebrate that, even as we continue to collectively aim higher. Every year IMSH gets better and better and the achievements of our members never fail to inspire me.” 

 Attended by the best and brightest in healthcare simulation, IMSH 2015 facilitated a collaborative environment where diversity of thinking, depth and breadth of knowledge were indeed celebrated. The Society for Simulation in Healthcare presented its Pioneer in Simulation Award to Dr. Michael Gordon, the inventor of the lifesaving Harvey™ cardiovascular patient simulator. An affecting inspirational video highlighting his lifelong contributions to advancing healthcare education brought the audience to its feet in ovation.  Dr. Gordon accepted his award with a heartfelt speech of encouragement and appreciation that left many in the audience equally emotional with gratitude for his enduring legacy, friendship, and ongoing support. The video tribute to Dr. Gordon will be available on the SSH website.

 The sixteenth annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare is scheduled for January 16-20, 2016 in San Diego, California at the San Diego Convention Center. The theme for IMSH 2016 is Discover, Share, Lead!

 

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