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

January 10-14, 2015

IMSH 2015 Plenary Speakers

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Harry OwenHarry Owen, MD,FRCA, FANZCA, MB ChB.
Director, Clinical Skills & Simulation
Professor, Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
Flinders University School of Medicine
Adelaide, South Australia

Celebrating the Past: Lessons from the first 1500 years of ​simulation in healthcare

 Professor Harry Owen is an academic anesthesiologist at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia with around 100 peer reviewed research publications. For several years Harry's research focus has been the history of simulation and some of this work has been published in clinical, education and simulation journals and presented at national and international meetings and Harry is writing a comprehensive history of simulation to be published in 2015.

Simulation was widely used in health professional education for more than 250 years and in the 18th and 19th centuries there were national simulation courses, mobile simulation units, simulators for general skills training and task trainers, lung and heart sound simulators, high-fidelity simulators and pocket simulator, simulators that could bleed, and a global industry for making, maintaining, updating and repairing simulators. In the first half of the 19th century a change in the way students in Europe were taught using simulation resulted in thousands of deaths.

Developments early in the 20th century included surgical team-based scenarios, simulators for practicing resuscitation and objective structured assessment of team-based care in trauma management. The second half of the 20th century was notable only for the decline in simulation in healthcare.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Lou Oberndorf Lecture on Innovation in Healthcare Simulation
Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest is a cyber illusionist, combining magic and technology to produce astonishing illusions. He began his performing career as a stage magician a
nd manipulator, winning many awards and establishing an international reputation as one of the world¹s most unique performers. His interest in computer generated imagery led him to incorporating video and digital technology in his work and the development of a new form of contemporary illusion. The expansion of the internet and social media provided more opportunities for digital illusions and ways of interacting with audiences and creating magically augmented realities. Marco is a keen advocate of the open source community, working with artists, writers and technologists to create new experiences and research the practical uses of the technology of illusion. Marco continues to perform around the world, is a media consultant on the subject of magic and illusion and lectures at international conferences on the psychology of deception and creative thinking. Marco is a Director's Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.

Tuesday, January 13, 2014
Michael S. Gordon Center Lecture in Medical Education
Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE

Research Associate Professor
School of Nursing
Boise State University

Boise, Idaho

Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE is an international thought leader in simulation and an award winning simulation researcher. She serves the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing and the Vice President for Research for the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL). Dr. Edgren has served SSH as a past Chair for the Research Committee and as a Co-chair for IMSH. Dr. Edgren is currently the Jody DeMeyer Endowed Chair in Nursing at Boise State University and adjunct faculty for the Drexel College of Medicine.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thomas Talbott 
Thomas B. Talbot, MD
University of Southern California

Dr. Talbot is the principal medical expert at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies where he researches virtual patient and medical virtual reality science. Dr. Talbot previously helped to create the nation’s largest medical education focused research and development program and is the 2015 SSIH Technology Committee Chairman. He is an Army veteran and pediatrician with more than 18 years’ experience as a simulation developer. Work interests include serious games, natural user interfaces, VR and augmented reality, virtual interactive humans and microcontrollers.

Sydney Dekker
Closing Plenary
Professor Sidney W.A. Dekker, MA, MSc, PhD
The Netherlands

Sidney Dekker (PhD Ohio State University, USA, 1996) is professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, where he runs the Safety Science Innovation Lab. He is also Honorary Professor of Human Factors and Patient Safety at Queensland Children's in Brisbane, and Honorary Professor of psychology at The University of Queensland. He has held visiting positions at medical faculties in Canada and Australia. Previously, he was Professor of human factors and system safety at Lund University in Sweden. After becoming full professor, he learned to fly the Boeing 737, working part-time as an airline pilot out of Copenhagen. He has won worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work in human factors and safety, and is best-selling author of, most recently, Second Victim (2013), Just Culture (2012), Drift into Failure(2011), and Patient Safety (2011). His latest book is Safety Differently (2014). 

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