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Affiliations Subcommittee



Jamie M. Robertson, PhD, MPH, CHSE 

Jamie Robertson serves as the Chair of the Affiliations Subcommittee and a member of the External Strategic Relations Committee. She is the Assistant Director for Simulation-Based Learning at the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Instructor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. In her role at STRATUS, she oversees the development and review of simulation-based curricula for medical students, residents, attending physicians, nurses, and a range of other healthcare providers. She is also the Program Director for the International Fellowship in Clinical Simulation and various short-term training programs for educators and operations specialists. Her professional and research interests include team training programs, non-technical skills for clinicians, quality improvement and social medicine.

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Vice Chair

Esther León Castelao, CCRN, MSc, MHA, PhDc
University of Barcelona, Spain 

Esther León serves Vice- Chair of the Affiliations Subcommittee,  President of SESSEP Spanish Society of Simulation and Patient Safety & former vice-president, President of the local organizer Committee of SESAM Conference, Bilbao 2018. & former treasurer of Prehospital Simulation Interest Group in SESAM.  In her professional role, she is associate professor of the School of Medicine of University of Barcelona, Spain, where she is coordinator of postgraduate critical care simulation activities, director of medical education postgraduate courses (curriculum design, simulation and e-learning) and coordinator of TALK: clinical debriefing Marie Curie European Commission Research Project. She has been a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) since 2014. She has collaborated on numerous simulation initiatives across Spain, Europe, Latin-American and USA where she has acquire a wide perspective of different simulation realities. 


Esther’s interest are cultural differences, debriefing, reflective practice, leadership, education management, innovation, social networks and ethics. She is an active twitter member @esleonc sharing her professional interest (simulation, business and technology). She can be reached by email at:


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