SimSeries Webinars

SSH SimSeries Webinars

Join us each week for the SSH SimSeries Webinar Program, a FREE online offering on topics of importance for the healthcare simulation community.


How do I register?

Simply click the "Register Now" link next to the webinar(s) of your choice to register. After you register, the Zoom access information will be emailed to you from the SSH Office of Continuing Education email address, education@ssih.orgPlease check your spam/junk folder if you do not get the email within 15 minutes of registration. If the email is in your spam/junk folder, please add to your email contacts list. You should get future confirmation emails. If the email is not in your spam/junk folder, please email for the Zoom registration link.


Want IPCE credit?

A week after the session is complete, these webinars will be available for purchase in the Live Learning Center ($50 for members and $75 for non-members). Once purchased, you will see an evaluation for the course. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will receive your Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit certificate.



2024 Courses

Date Course Time Registration
March 4, 2024

Eureka! Securing a Patent for Your Invention- Sponsored by SOTS


This course will provide an overview of prototyping and US patent processes, and the measures one needs to protect intellectual property.


  1. Discuss the importance of prototyping: Having a strong enough design plan to build a prototype shows investors that your concept is achievable.
  2. Explain the US patent process: What are the steps to applying for a provisional and full patent.
  3. Outline the measure you should take to protect your invention until the patent process is complete. How secretive do you need to be?


  • Matthew Kosemund, CHSOS

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March 18, 2024

Leveraging Simulation-Primed Inquiry for Socially Situated Research:Insights from an Innovation Research Program


In our upcoming SimSeries webinar, we will delve into the innovative methodology behind our study, "Maybe I’m not that approachable”: using simulation to elicit team leaders’ perceptions of their role in facilitating speaking up behaviors," offering a unique behind-the-scenes perspective on our research journey. This session will explore the intricacies of simulation-primed qualitative inquiry, a relatively novel approach that leverages the immersive power of simulation to enrich qualitative research approaches to socially situated research questions. We will discuss the challenges and breakthroughs encountered in achieving sociologic fidelity—ensuring our simulations accurately reflected the complex social dynamics within healthcare teams. Attendees will also receive an exclusive sneak peek at some of our unexpected findings, which have significant implications for clinical practice and team dynamics. Furthermore, we will outline future directions for research, informed by our experiences and insights gained from this project. Join us to uncover the depth of thought, rigor, and creativity that contributed to the success of our research and learn how these methodologies and findings can inform your own practice and research endeavors.


  1. Discuss the concept and application of Simulation-Primed Qualitative Inquiry (SPQI)
  2. Discuss the importance of attending to sociologic fidelity in SPQI 
  3. Explain unexpected findings and future research directions


  • Lucas Grijalva
  • Rachael Pack, PhD


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March 25, 2024

A Review of the Association Between Simulation Design and Cognitive Load in Novice Healthcare Professionals: Key Findings for Educators


Simulation is widely used to train novice healthcare professionals. Due to their interactive and complex nature, simulations can potentially increase learners' cognitive load, i.e., the mental effort required to process new information, thereby hindering optimal learning outcomes. However, the specific impact of various simulation design features, such as simulator type, debriefing model, and scenario duration, on novice learners' cognitive load remains largely unexplored. In light of this gap, this presentation will present the results of a recent systematic review and meta-analysis conducted to assess how simulation design features influence the cognitive load of novice healthcare professionals. By shedding light on this crucial aspect, educators could use this knowledge to optimize learners' cognitive load during simulations, resulting in an improved educational experience.


  1. Apply a comprehensive understanding of cognitive load in simulation activities.
  2. Describe the effect of simulation design features on the cognitive load of novice healthcare professionals.
  3. Identify solutions for optimizing the cognitive load of novice healthcare professionals during simulation activities.


  • Alexandra Lapierre, RN, Ph. D.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive a maximum of 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Obtaining credit for attendance

Make sure to complete the webinar evaluation to receive your credit certification.

Additional Information:

  • All webinars are free to anyone with an SSH account.
    • It is free to create an SSH account.
  • Use the registration link on this webpage to register for a webinar.
  • Once you complete your registration for a webinar, you will receive an email from with the zoom registration information.
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IPCE Information

  • If you want to obtain Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) CEUs for attending a webinar, purchase the webinar in the Live Learning Center.
  • Webinars in the Live Learning Center are $50 for SSH Members and $75 for non-SSH members.
  • Webinars are available for viewing in the Live Learning Center one week after the live session.


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No relevant financial relationships disclosed by planners or presenters of this Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) educational activity.

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