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The International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana USA

January 10-14, 2015

Join the celebration!   Meet the 2015 IMSH Planning Committee

Juan Fraga image

Juan Manuel Fraga MD, DHlthSc
Director of Research and Education
Hospital TEC 100, Querétaro. México

President of the Latín American Association of Clinical Simulation

Dr Fraga been involved with international organizations and has helped with the design, implementation and initial operations of over 20 Sim Centers in Latin America. He has also been involved in instructor training efforts in several countries in Latin America. He collaborates with the EUSIM group and has worked as volunteer with the AHA in the expansion of their ECC courses in Latin America.

Wanda Goranson ImageWanda Goranson, MSN, RN-BC, CHSE
Simulation Coordinator, Clinical Professional Development
UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, Iowa

Wanda Goranson is the Simulation Coordinator for UnityPoint Health Simulation Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  She is an experienced critical care nurse and healthcare educator.  Wanda works with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to improve psychomotor, communication, and team skills. She also collaborates with faculty from area colleges to provide students simulation opportunities.

Wanda is an active member of the SSH Education Committee and served as the vice chair in 2013. She contributes to the IMSH meetings as the lead nurse planner for continuing nursing education. She is a member of the Nursing and Hospital-based sections.

Adam Levine imageAdam Levine, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Otolaryngology and Structural and Chemical Biology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Dr. Levine is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Otolaryngology and Structural and Chemical Biology is a Master Educator of the Institute of Medical Education and serves as Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Anesthesiology.  He graduated the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 1989 and has been the Program Director for The Department of Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai since 1996. Dr. Levine was named Director of Simulation in 1994 when the department acquired the first beta test version of the Gainesville Anesthesia Simulator commercialized by Loral, now manufactured as the METI CAE HPS. Dr. Levine served as associate medical director of METI from 200-2002.

Clinically Dr. Levine’s is an expert in anesthesia for otolaryngologic surgery and is senior editor of the reference textbook “Anesthesiology and Otolaryngology.  Recognized as an expert in Simulation, Dr. Levine has developed innovative programs of Simulation-Based Education and Assessment. His team’s CARE (Clinical Anesthesia ReEntry) program is perhaps the most notably and has provided simulation-based assessment and retraining for anesthesiologist seeking clinical reentry or independent institutions and state licensing boards seeking physician competency assessment. In 2005 Dr. Levine was a member of the ASA workgroup on simulation and is currently an editor of the ASA Editorial Board on Simulation Education that oversees the ASA simulation endorsement program. Dr. Levine is also a site visitor for the Society in Simulation Healthcare accreditation program. Since 2010, Dr. Levine has been the program director of the ASA endorsed HELPS (Human Emulation, Education, and Evaluation Lab for Patient Safety and Professional Study) Center Program and has been conducting courses to satisfy MOCA ® Part IV requirements for ABA re-certification.   In 2013 Dr. Levine served as the senior editor of “The Comprehensive Textbook of Healthcare Simulation”,  a 50 chapter, multidisciplinary, international work authored by a who’s who in healthcare simulation and serves as definitive reference on healthcare simulation published by Springer.

As a testament to his teaching abilities, Dr. Levine has been the recipient of multiple departmental, institutional, and international education awards, most notably he was the 2009 recipient of the International Anesthesia Research Society Life Time Achievement Award for Teaching.

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