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2021 Presentations






How to Successfully Deliver Ultrasound Simulations & Their Benefits During COVID-19 and Beyond - Part I

Learn how to flexibly integrate ultrasound training and simulation into your Simulation Center. Along with a case study, examine the benefits of ultrasound, training challenges, and how simulation can incorporate ultrasound to assist with applying medical decision-making. After the training, attendees will be able to access complimentary ultrasound training tools.

Point-of-care ultrasound is proven-effective to provide better patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner. In this two-part series, get insights into why ultrasound and ultrasound simulation is becoming so imperative during COVID-19 and beyond. Additionally, attendees will examine how ultrasound simulation can be run with real-patient cases whether in-person or remote.



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2020 Presentations





PCS Virtual Patients with Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Practice 
Join Balazs Moldovanyi as he gives a primer on Artificial Intelligence and the impact it will have on simulation in healthcare. Today, virtual patients with machine learning and artificial intelligence are already being used in the classroom. Find out what that means, and how these virtual patients are getting smarter every day thanks to machine learning and how you can leverage them in your learning environment.
  Recording Available
Speakers: Balazs Moldovanyi, CEO & Nick Stoick, VP of Sales    
CAE Augmented Reality for Distance Learning: Trends for Educators and Tips for Integration 8/19/20 Recording Available 

Simulation and Healthcare Worker Safety.

In advance of the World Health Organization’s World Patient Safety Day on September 17, please join us for a pivotal discussion on the challenges that healthcare professionals face today. In this unique session, we will discuss healthcare challenges, what it means to improve safety, and how simulation can help centers do that. We will provide tips, tricks, and resources that drive organizations to improve safety and quality. After all, we all want to make healthcare safer.

Speaker:  Christine Park, MD, FSSH, Professor of Anesthesiology Associate Head for Learning and Innovation, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medical Education Director, Simulation And Integrative Learning (SAIL) Institute University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago, Illinois



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Body Interact, Inc. Distance Learning Education During and After Covid
9/9/20 2 PM EST

Schools of healthcare professions have reinvented their teaching methodologies since the Covid-19 outbreak. Some have been able to fully operate remotely, others have found a balanced between in class and online learning. Our speakers will share their experience on the importance of using virtual simulation during the outbreak through a software such as Body Interact, and will also provide insights for the upcoming terms.


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Speakers: Professor Paata Tsagareishvili, M.D., Vice Dean in Medical Education (Georgia); Professor Roberto Di Ponti & Professor AM Maresca, University of Insubria (Italy); Professor Pier Luigi Ingrassia, MD, PhD, Università del Piemonte Orientale (Italy); Professor Eliana Escudero, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile); Dr. Sherria McDowell, Senior Program Manager, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (US)

Inovus Medical Connected Surgical Training with LapAR - The perfect tool for a post COVID era of surgical education
9/16/20  2 PM EST
The LapAR is an NHS backed innovation in surgical education. The product fuses the affordability and accessibility of a traditional laparoscopic box trainer with the realism and functionality of high fidelity (Virtual Reality) simulators. The product uses a unique approach to augmented reality to provide real feel haptic feedback by operating on medical models. The system has a take home and institutional version. These are combined with a web application that allows training surgeons to connect with their trainers from anywhere in the world, enabling high fidelity surgical training to continue in the face of physical, geographical and financial barriers across the globe.

The learning lab will be split into three core elements:

1. Introduction to the LapAR platform and overview of the package options and functionality
2. Overview of the software functionality with particular focus on the connected training element and its ability to offer distance learning
3. Educational section - A case study on delivery of a successful distance learning programme for surgical training during COVID19
  Recording Available
Speakers: Dr Elliot Street BSc. (Hons), MBChB Co-founder and CEO, Inovus Medical Clinical Entrepreneur, NHS England     

Virtual or Non-Virtual? That is the Presentation Nurse Educators Reveal Lessons Learned during the Pandemic 

In this Virtual Learning Lab, we will offer a how-to demo with the CAE Maestro Evolve virtual patient and share the lessons we’ve learned in 2020. Featuring Nurse Educators Amanda Wilford and Diane Mathe of the CAE Healthcare Academy, and hosted by Chief Learning Officer Amar Patel.



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Ingmar Medical Watch an NIV Scenario Using the New RespiSim 4.0 Software from IngMar Medical
9/30/20 2 PM EST
An NIV scenario will be presented, using the new RespiSim 4.0 software. The presentation will include a walk through/small demo of our new software and its features for clinical educators. The scenario presented will show an ER patient who is admitted for COPD exacerbation. The patient is given albuterol, placed on increased fio2, and given steroids. The patient does not show improvement despite treatment. The learner must suggest placing patient on NIV to alleviate patient’s work of breathing. After the patient is placed on NIV of 15/5, the patient's work of breathing decreases, but is still hypoxic. The learner must recognize inadequate oxygenation and increase the EPAP level to help improve oxygenation.The learner must also realize it is necessary to maintain the same amount of pressure support as the increase EPAP to maintain ventilation.   Recording Available
Speaker: Ms. Justina Gerard, BSRC, MBA, RRT    
Body Interact, Inc.

Virtual Patients: from High Schools and Community Colleges towards Nursing and Medical Degrees

Majority of students start the career pathway after 8th and 9th grade year, and narrow it down during the following years while they study in the community colleges. When using Body Interact, future healthcare professionals experience a real-life healthcare exposure in a safe environment. Our speakers will discuss the usability and benefits of introducing Body Interact virtual patients at an early stage of learning and career development.


Dr. Tina Garza, Principal at Harlingen School of health Professions, Texas US

Mr. Clark Imus, EMS Coordinator at Kellogg Community College, Michigan US

Dr. Loraine Betts, Academic Coordinator Simulation Program at Sally Eaton Horsfall School of Nursing, George Brown College, Canada

Professor Carlos Aguilar, Director National School of Medicine & Dentistry, Universidad del Valle de México, Mexico

Mr. Shaul Gordon, 5th year Medical Student at Università degli studi di Pavia, Italy

10/7/20 2 PM EST
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Building Believable Personas for Digital Patients

Cover the thought process of creating and authoring your first virtual patient and key things to keep in mind Register Today!

Presented by:

Michelle M. Castleberry

PCS Co-founder, Head of Content (and 30 year Standardized Patient veteran) 



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From Complacency to Competency: How Adaptive Learning Can Drive Student Success

Traditional educational content and testing are delivered sequentially, with little flexibility for each learner's contextual knowledge and pace of learning. As education has evolved, so has adaptive learning technology.  This unique delivery format, the artificial intelligence, and the customized training all drive clinical students toward success.  In this session we will share our journey with adaptive learning and discuss the pros, cons, and best practices.

Speakers: Khurram Jamil, President of Area9 Group and Karyn Alberts, Group Leader for Educational Technology for CAE Healthcare



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The Future of Simulation: AI + Wearable + VR + Cloud

Creating Connections Across Paradigms and Buzzwords

Speaker: Balazs Moldovanyi, CEO of PCS



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Modeled Physiology for the Virtual Patient: Why it's essential for distance learning

Have you ever wished it was possible to create any type of patient, with any medical ailment or underlying condition, for simulation?  What if you could truly represent the physiologic effects and pharmocological impact of a medication given to any patient you create?  In this session, we will discuss and demonstrate CAE's physiology engine.  Quickly understand why it's unique and invaluable for teaching within a digital ecosystem.

Speakers: Richard Low, Program Manager for International Training Centers, CAE Healthcare



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3B Scientific

Virtual & hybrid learning solutions during a pandemic

During this pandemic we are asked to adapt to new learning environments. A typical in-person class with hands-on models has become very challenging or is simply not possible. 3B Scientific offers a variety of virtual and hybrid learning solutions for the medical & simulation education market. Our testimonials and experienced product specialists will exhibit possibilities on how to use models and trainers in a hybrid class, showcase the all virtual learning platforms for human anatomy, auscultation simulation and patient care training and talk about how to best utilize and sanitize 3B products. 

Please join us on our discussion with specialists in the medical field and educators to hear about helpful strategies for virtual and hybrid learning.

Speakers:  Tim Hemans, 3B Scientific; Dr. Bill Boudreaux; Chris Kroboth, iSimulate



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Sculpting a comprehensive digital ecosystem.  How can CAE Help?

A critical elelement to educational success today is having an architecture that allows learning to occur online, in-person, or with some combination of both.  Additionally, a complete digital infrastructure ensures success for both the organization and the student.  In this session, we will discuss our comprehensive digital ecosystem and share lessons learned as the world pivoted to "digital."

Speakers: Karyn Alberts, Group Leader for Educational Technology and Devin Johns, Product Manager, CAE Healthcare



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Avkin Clinical Competencies Living in a Virtual World 12/2/20 2 PM EST

With clinical sites dwindling, we cannot rely on avatars to teach our students. Utilizing live people is the only way to educate on provider to patient communication. Avkin handles the recruitment, training, and payment of all standardized patients. During this webinar, we will be running you through the process of developing virtual simulation curriculum that will be custom-tailored to your institutional needs. Through this webinar, you will learn more about Avkin's Virtual Standardized Patient Program as it relates to building a robust character and simulation, freeze frame techniques including pre-briefing, debriefing, and feedback from the SP. This is a unique opportunity to utilize live people in simulation without having to have a standardized patient program of your own.

Learn more from your peer’s experience utilizing Avkin's Virtual SP's.

  Recording Available
Speaker: Megan Weldon, CHSE, Director of Education for Avkin    
3D Systems Simbionix

Enhancing Hands-on Pelvic Model Experiences for Students with a PELVIC MENTOR Simulator: A Briar Cliff University Case Study

Standardized patients and clinical hours have become a challenge for nursing programs during the pandemic.  Learn how Briar Cliff University’s Nurse Practitioner Program provides learners with a simulation substitute for pelvic exams that includes group and individual instruction with performance monitoring.  Educators can guide learners in this realistic environment, resulting in clinical equivalency without the need for standardized patients and prior to real patients. A demo of the Simbionix PELVIC Mentor will highlight the capabilities of this 3D Systems pelvic anatomy and pelvic exam simulator.


Gretchen Wheelock, DNP, ARNP, AGPCNP-BC, Associate Professor of Nursing; Graduate Nursing Program Director, Briar Cliff University Department of Nursing

Heather Stehr, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Briar Cliff University Department of Nursing

Guy Benisty, Product Specialist, 3D Systems

Moderator:  Amy Kafantaris, Regional Sales Manager, 3D Systems

Recording Available

3D Systems Simbionix

Innovative Ultrasound Cloud Simulation: Distance hands-on training in the COVID-19 era 

COVID-19 has brought many challenges to our daily routine. One of these challenges is training future physicians when working from home. Our speaker, Dr. Jared Marx, will talk about the complexities that  COVID-19 has brought into his institution (UNMC) and the solutions they found for conducting remote training. The second part will include a live demonstration of 3D Systems’ Simbionix Ultrasound Mentor with cloud-based simulation training. 


Dr. Jared Marx, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), USA

Ran Weiss, Senior Product Manager, 3D Systems

Tal Avziz, Director of Medical Simulation Imaging Products, Healthcare 

Recording Available

Feature of the Week

Innovative Ultrasound Cloud Simulation: Distance hands-on training in the COVID-19 era, Presented by 3D Systems Simbionix

Interested in Hosting a Learning Lab?

The Virtual Learning Lab Series will offer qualifying Corporate Roundtable members with an opportunity to utilize the various SSH platforms to increase digital engagement with the SSH database of more than 25,000 members and non-members. This unparalleled opportunity will expand industry reach while you showcase your products and services to the leaders in the field of healthcare simulation. In this increasingly competitive market, gaining visibility and meeting with key decision makers from around the world is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss.  

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