SimOps 2020

Important Info

Call for Content

SimOps2020 Call for Content

Blooms Taxonomy

Reference Format Information

Call for SimOps Orientation Mentors

Call for SimOps Orientation Mentors

2020 Host Site

3861 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger KY 41018

Registration Open Soon

Early Bird Member (ends May 21) $375
Early Bird Non-Member (ends May 21)

"Bundled Rate" for Membership and Registration: $500




“Bundled Rate” for Membership and Registration: $550

Blueprint Review Courses

July 15, 2020, 8AM - 5 PM

  • CHSE Blueprint Review Course 
  • CHSOS Blueprint Review Course 

CHSOS & CHSE Testing

July 15, 2020 - 2PM

In order to test, you must have been approved to test after submitting an application.  You will be able to select this testing site following the directions in the approval email.

Save The Date! 

July 15-17, 2020 

Greater Cincinnati Area

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Training and Education Center


Notifications will be sent out in early April.

The SimOps 2020 Planning Team is now accepting the content submissions for SimOps 2020:  IMPACT, being held in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky city of Erlanger, Kentucky, July 15-17, 2020 at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Training and Education Center. Now being offered for a sixth year, SSH SimOps is designed to support the professional development of the Simulation Operations Specialist (SOS).  Through hands-on learning experiences, inventive demonstrations, lively debates, a cutting-edge exhibition hall, and the latest research findings impacting simulation operations, SSH SimOps provides a unique experience for the SOS that strengthens the SOS community of practice.

Simulation operation specialists are masters of change.  They continually adapt to simulation delivery demands and challenges to achieve the learning objectives that improve learner outcomes.  The theme for SimOps 2020 is IMPACT, featuring key words that define the SimOps experience:


I – Interact with peers, subject matter experts, and vendors in courses and informal networking

M – Mentor to develop more opportunities for professional connection and networking

P – Purpose definition and goal-setting to strengthen resolve for continual improvement

A – Adapt to both immediate challenges and the changing landscape of technology and simulation operations

C – Create a system for success using information, skills, and connections

T – Transform mindsets, practices and workflows to enhance simulation operations delivery

Special Interest Topics

In support of IMPACT, The SimOps 2020 Planning Team has identified specific topics of importance they would like to include in this year’s program:

  • SOS role development and advancement
  • Simulation course setup documentation
  • Simulation modality selection and variation
  • AV technology basics
  • Healthcare concepts courses for the SOS

Submission Types

Content for the following submission types will be considered:

  • Educational Course Proposals
  • Research and Technology Abstracts
  • SimVentor Showcase Entries


Content Category Options

Content submitted will be categorized into the following SimOps content categories:

  1. Healthcare Concepts
    1. Topics include: Medication administration, simulated medication making, medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, medical procedures, modification of equipment/supplies/environment, roles of healthcare professionals, vitals basics, veterinary medicine
  2. Technical Operations
    1. Topics include: AV/IT technology, equipment repair & maintenance, scenario development and programming, problem solving, network hardware and connectivity, mobile operations, simulation specific equipment, moulage principles & application, simulation course set-up and documentation, simulation operations 101, reusing supplies, molding and model making, video editing
  3. Professional Development
    1. Topics include: Simulation certifications and accreditation, simulation-based training and fellowships, role development, professional advancement, effective communication strategies, healthcare simulation ethics, communication techniques and critical conversations, conflict resolution, internal and external collaboration, simulation team collaboration, development of simulation staff roles, responsibilities and job descriptions, research
  4. Simulation Instructional Design
    1. Topics include: Debriefing theories and practice, assessment methods & evaluation tools, simulation modality selection and variation, online and distance learning, flipped classroom and other innovative delivery formats, interprofessional training, confederate/acting tips, in-situ simulation, collaborating with faculty, online and distance learning
  5. Innovation & Technology
    1. Topics include:  AR/VR, serious games, 3D printing, mobile apps, physiological sensors, unique learning paradigms, autonomous training, AI, tissue properties, telesim, best practices, mobile operations, improvisation techniques, DIY solutions, low cost solutions, novel content delivery methods, task trainer modifications
  6. Program & Data Management
    1. Topics include:  Strategic planning, simulator purchasing, ROI, resources utilization, data collection and analysis, budgeting, risk management, collecting and using metrics, how to gain buy-in of your simulation center, learner usage, manikin and equipment usage, inventory and equipment tracking, policies & procedures, simulation scheduling

Submitter Questions

If you've submitted a course and have any questions, contact Christina Tenorio

Full Call for Content

SimOps2020 Call for Content

SimOps 2020 Planning Committee

Amy Follmer, CHSOS, BA

Bill Garrison, BSRC, ACSS-RCP



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