IMSH to Demonstrate The Role of Simulation-based training in Patient Safety > The Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Global simulation in healthcare event to address the newest ways that simulated learning
environments are used to train medical professionals for active shooting scenarios, mass
casualty emergencies and medical training
What: Leaders of the simulation in healthcare community will gather in Orlando for the
International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), the largest meeting of its kind.
Organized by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, IMSH will showcase the newest
technologies and techniques for all types of medical simulations:
- The newest and best ways to train first responders and emergency department
personnel for active shooter situations
- High tech manikins that simulate childbirth, battlefield injuries and other surgeries
and medical conditions
- New techniques in makeup for live actors presenting wounds and other types of
injuries will be demonstrated
- A mobile simulation lab in an RV that simulates childbirth and other issues related to
OBGYN for hospitals throughout rural areas of South Carolina
- Dr. Jennifer Arnold, of TLC’s The Little Couple, will lead and participate in several
sessions and will be available as a spokesperson during the conference. Dr. Arnold is
the Medical Director of Simulation at Texas Children’s Hospital
- Tours of cutting edge, high-tech simulation centers in Florida, which is emerging as
one of the nation’s hubs for simulation in healthcare
- “Stories From the Heart,” a series of live presentations that showcase the impact
that simulation has had on real lives
When: January 27-February 1, 2017
Where: Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel
On-Site Media Contacts:
David Harrison (410-804-1728/
Denise Gavilan (703-447-9370/
About The International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare
The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) is the world's largest conference
dedicated to healthcare simulation learning, research and scholarship, offering 250 sessions in
various formats, from large plenary sessions to small, interactive immersive courses. It is also
considered to be the educational and networking event for the simulation world; in fact, 92% of
last year’s attendees rated networking opportunities the most valuable or strongest value of
About the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in
patient care through the use of simulation. Established in 2004 by professionals using simulation
for education, testing, and research in health care, SSH membership includes nearly 3,200
physicians, nurses, allied health and paramedical personnel, researchers, educators and developers
from around the globe. SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation–based
modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task
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