SimOps 2019

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Registration - CLOSED




“Bundled Rate” for Membership and Registration: $550

On-Site Registration Times

Wednesday, July 17
7AM – 2PM
Thursday, July 18
7AM – 4PM
Friday, July 19
7AM – 9AM

Preconference Courses- July 17, 2019, 1PM - 5 PM, $295

Blueprint Review Courses - July 17, 2019, 8AM - 5 PM, $320

  • CHSE Blueprint Review Course 
  • CHSOS Blueprint Review Course 

CHSOS & CHSE Testing

July 17, 2019 2:30 PM

Select this location when you are signing up for the CHSOS or CHSE exam!

2019 Host Site


Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning

Lester Hall

651 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507


Lodging Information

SimOps has reserved a block of rooms at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel at special group rates of:

·  $189.00 USD  per night 

·  Discounted Self-Parking: $15/car/day + tax and includes in/out access

Online reservation link: Book your group rate for SimOps 2019   To book via phone, call Central Reservations at 1-800-874-0264 and mention "SimOps 2019" for your special rate.
Hotel booking deadline: 6/27/19

SimOps also has secured a 2nd hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott. 

Specially negotiated group room rates of $159 are available at the Courtyard (Marriott) Norfolk Downtown. Please click on the link below to reserve your room. Note the cutoff date of June 17, 2019

Book your group rate for SimOps 2019 SSIH



July 17-19, 2019
Eastern Virginia Medical School | Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning
Norfolk, VA


We would like to transition to more interactive, hands-on sessions this year, designed to improve learning and retention. We want learners to leave the conference with solid, useful materials to takeaway and implement.


We would like to work toward formalizing the Simulation Operations Specialist career role and responsibilities. We look to build on entry-level role definitions for a simulation operations specialist, and expand those definitions to enhance potential for growth and advancement in the field. Further, we are focused on defining our common challenges, tasks, and responsibilities, not the attributes that make us different.


We would like to extend a special invitation to members of the SSH Simulation Operations and Technology Section to bring their knowledge and expertise to SimOps. We would like to use the SimOps conference to support the Section’s long-term goal of advocating for the educational and professional development needs of the Simulation Operations Specialist.

Opening Plenary

Philip Jennings

Philip Jennings is a licensed engineer leading a team that is transforming the way Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) designs, plans, builds, and sustains the most technologically advanced ships in the world. In order to achieve this, NNS is pursuing a fully-integrated, virtual product model, a.k.a. “Digital Twin,” that impacts nearly every part of the shipbuilding enterprise.  

Jennings is responsible for a multi-million dollar research portfolio with projects including simulation, data architecture, model-to-machine integration, technology development, and process & tool implementation.  He is also a member of the ASME Model Based Enterprise (MBE) Standards Committee, the Department of Defense (DoD) Digital Engineering Working Group (DEWG), and the DoD Data and Modeling Working Group (DEDMWG).

Jennings grew up in Virginia Beach, earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech, and is enrolled in William & Mary’s Flex MBA program.  When not pursuing NNS’s digital transformation, Jennings enjoys leisure time with family and friends, serving on the leadership council at his local church, Virginia Tech sports, and spending time outdoors, especially playing tennis, snowboarding, or exploring with his boys.

Closing Plenary

Dawn Camacho

Dawn’s talks are dynamic, engaging, relatable and backed up with a scientific approach and tangible action items for your audience members to implement immediately. Dawn draws upon her deep experience as a successful integrated career coach, and her perspective as a trilingual, interfaith minister, premarital counselor, and social entrepreneur to inform her talks. Dawn Camacho brings a rare combination of warmth, expertise, humor, and positive energy, making her an ideal speaker for professionals in high-stress arenas.

As the director of Whole Life Solutions. she works exclusively with overwhelmed professionals: privately and in small and large groups on topics such as mastering chaos, making major life change more simply for greater purpose and efficiency, effective decision-making, the astounding benefits of being second best, and how to live with radical work-life balance.

Diagnose and Repair Your Manikin: The Sim Show Must Go On! 

SimOps Day 1-43 SimOps Day 1-46

This course addresses maintenance and repairs for adult, pediatric, and infant manikins through a hands-on immersive experience. Simulation centers can be negatively impacted when manikins fail to operate optimally. Users need the training to perform appropriate maintenance and repairs on their manikins. Maintaining sim operations requires becoming more knowledgeable and confident removing.

Simple Strategies to Standardize Moulage Creation 


Moulage elevates a simulation experience, providing increased realism for learners. This course presents instruction on basic moulage supplies, concepts, and techniques for all budgets. Course participants will make their own wounds using an assortment of silicone, make-up, and tattoos in this interactive workshop. Moulage creations including burns, lacerations, rashes, and bruises will be demonstrated.

The EVMS AR/VR Case Study

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Augmented and virtual reality technology and simulation in medical education and training has continuously evolved. While many have first-hand experience with various AR/VR technologies, few have the experience of implementing these technologies into their programs and curriculum. This course will serve as an experiential platform to bring information to attendees about optimal situations for leveraging AR/VR technologies and the implementation efforts and lessons learned at EVMS. Course faculty will provide insights into the various technologies developed and implemented at EVMS and the thoughtful approach to areas where the technologies can be applied.

Andrew Cross, MBA, BS

Claudia Flores, MS, BS, CHSE, CHSOS 

Kati Maxkenzie, MSHS, CHSOS

Alicia Wolters, BA

Bob Armstrong, MS