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Thank You to Our Inspiring Plenary Speakers!  

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
9:00 – 9:45 AM

Elevate: Tools to Make Your Management More Effective And Efficient
Speaker: Robert K. “Bob” Armstrong, Jr., Director, Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va.

Join us for a discussion on the training and educational essentials of healthcare simulation.  Grow your understanding of an expanding technical environment including the measurement of skill proficiency and integration of the simulations/simulators.  Learners will discover strategies to better convey technical and clinical/learning needs to vendors and other developers. Read bio.


Thursday, July 21, 2016
1:00 – 1:45 PM 

Collaborate: Improve Team Effectiveness and Collaboration
Kit Lavell, EVP, Strategic Operations, San Diego, Ca.

How well does your team work under high-stress situations?  Experience new insights about effective teamwork under adverse and highly stressful circumstances in this highly interactive and engaging plenary session. Based on experiences working with aircraft carrier launch crews, Kit Lavell will discuss innovative ways to work together when the stakes are high, and share innovations that will help you modernize team communication strategies. Read bio.


Friday, July 22, 2016
9:00-9:45 AM

Inspire: Why What We Do Matters
Speaker: John Schaefer, III, MD, Director, Healthcare Simulation of South Carolina, 
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Reconnect with the reason why we do what we do in healthcare simulation.  Learn the real-life story of Lewis Blackman, a 15-year-old South Carolina boy, who died as the result of a tragic medical error.  His untimely death set the stage for South Carolina to enact legislation leading to the development and growth of the state’s healthcare simulation movement.  Dr. Schaefer, Endowed Chair and Director of Healthcare Simulation South Carolina, will share this compelling story, and offer inspiration for our work in making healthcare safer for patients. Read bio.                                          


Conference Location

Greenville Healthcare Simulation Center
607 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605

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