Women in Leadership Symposium 2017

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For companies and organizations marketing to or providing products and services to the field of simulation, this symposium provides unique opportunities to position your organization and partner with SSH for this inaugural event.

For additional sponsorship information including pricing, view the "Sponsorship Opportunities Document" below. 

Sponsorship Opportunities Document


Gouverneur Health Medical Center

1st Floor Auditorium
227 Madison Street
New York, NY 10002

Unfortunately, there is no parking available onsite. 
Shuttle bussing/transportation will not be provided. For transportation to the event, participants will need to walk, cab, ride sharing, or take the F train to East Broadway. The train station is one city block from the facility. 

Hotel Accommodations:

The following information is provided for attendees needing hotel accommodations. SSH has secured a block of rooms at the Wyndham Garden Chinatown (see link below) and is providing the hotel reservation link to two nearby hotels.

Wyndham Garden Chinatown (13 min  walk) is offering a special rate of $249. Book before the September 8 deadline to receive this reduced rate.

Guests may also call (877) 999-3223 and state they are a part of the Women's Leadership Seminar.
Links to the reservation page for the following options are:
Holiday Inn Lower Eastside (10-minute walk)
150 Delancy St.


Comfort Inn, Lower Eastside (6-minute walk)
154 Madison Ave.


Women In Leadership

Women in Leadership Symposium

October 7, 2017 - New York City

The Women in Leadership Symposium is a one-day gathering for aspiring, new and experienced leaders in healthcare simulation.  Hosted by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), this exciting new symposium will be an interactive day of personal and professional development featuring renowned speakers, vigorous discussion, and relationship-building. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Click Here: Schedule at a Glance

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Coffee / Breakfast / Registration
8:30 AM – 5:15 PM    Workshop
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM    Lunch

*Program is subject to change without notice. 

Join us and advance your leadership skills by:
• Gaining insight into the science and philosophies of key leadership attributes
• Building relationships with healthcare simulation professionals and committing to each other as mentees and mentors
• Discussing leadership challenges in a collegial, thought-provoking environment
• Reflecting on your own leadership style and creatively setting goals

Keynote Speakers:

Jillann Farmer


“Perspectives on Leadership from the United Nations,” with Dr. Jillann Farmer, Director of the Medical Services Division of the United Nations, based at the headquarters in New York.  Dr. Jillann Farmer has overarching responsibility for the UN’s internal healthcare system, which involves care for UN personnel dispersed throughout the world.  This includes over 400 healthcare services, ranging from primary care clinics, military forward medical services, to Level 3 hospitals.  
During 2014, she led the UN’s internal response to Ebola, allowing the safe deployment of UN personnel into the Ebola Outbreak area, and ensuring delivery of healthcare services to them throughout the crisis.  Her current areas of priority focus are peacekeeping health reform, Rollout of a UN Occupational Safety and Health Framework, and development of a UN system Mental Health Strategy. Read full bio

Edwin Ozawa

Dr. Edwin Ozawa received his PhD in medical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996 and his MD from the University of Massachusetts in 1999. He completed anesthesia residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2003. Following residency he came on staff at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington MA, where he has remained since. He currently serves on the Lahey Clinic Simulation Steering and Operations Committees, is chair of the Lahey Clinic Code Committee, is a member of the New England Simulation and Education Research Consortium, and a Director At-Large of the SSH Board of Directors. His interests include IPE, code training, and OR team training for crisis management. He holds the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University Medical School, and also Commander, United States Navy Medical Corps.