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The Center for Medical Simulation proudly announces that Dr. Roxane Gardner has been appointed as its Senior Director of Clinical Programs. In this role, she’ll be leading the assurance of quality and innovation as well as new program and course development in CMS’ Clinical Programs. Dr. Gardner has been a principle faculty member of CMS since 2002 and Co-Director of its Labor and Delivery Teamwork and Crisis Management program since its inception in 2003, and Director of the Visiting Scholars and Fellowship Program since 2014. Dr. Gardner will continue with both of these leadership roles and will also become a member of the CMS Leadership Group.
Dr. Gardner received her MD degree from Boston University and also holds MPH and DSc degrees in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. In addition to her roles at CMS, Dr. Gardner is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at the Harvard Medical School and holds appointments at Boston’s, Brigham and Womens’ Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Perinatal patient safety, health professions simulation and evaluation of teamwork behaviors and team performance are the focus of her on-going research activities.
Everyone here at CMS joins in congratulating Dr. Gardner on her new appointment .
Dr. Janice Palaganas, Associate Director of the Center for Medical Simulation’s Instructor Training Program, the Institute for Medical Simulation, will be presenting at SimHealth 2015 the 11th Annual Conference for the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Conference is being held from August 17 through 21 at the Adelaide Convention Center in Adelaide Australia and will explore the theme “Finding the Balance”.
Dr. Janice Palaganas’ Sessions at SimHealth 2015
Master Class: “Debriefing IPE Groups Synopsis”
Monday 17 August 13:00-17:00 ACST (UTC/GMT +9:30 hours)
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Keynote: We Need to Talk: Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education”
Tuesday 18 August 10:30-12:00 ACST (UTC/GMT +9:30 hours)
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Joint Closing Plenary: Hypothetical With Select Conference Keynote Speakers”
Thursday 20 August 15:30-16:30 ACST (UTC/GMT +9:30 hours)
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Can’t Attend? Follow the conference on Twitter
@SimHealth2015 – Official SimHealth 2015 Twitter Account
#SimHealth2015 – Official conference hashtag
The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) is pleased to announce that Kate Morse, PhD will be joining CMS full time this fall as the the Assistant Director of the CMS Affiliate Program. Dr. Morse has been an adjunct faculty member at CMS for the past two years helping to teach its simulation instructor courses. She will continue to do some teaching at CMS in both the clinical and instructor courses, but her primary focus will be on enhancing and extending the Affiliate Program.
Dr. Morse, who will be departing from a joint appointment at the Drexel University College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Professions, has extensive experience with development of programs in the areas of interprofessional education, simulation-based education, faculty development, faculty mentorship and nursing graduate programs. While maintaining an active part time clinical practice, she has held academic positions in diverse clinical and simulation-based education areas as Director of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track, Director of Interprofessional Simulation and Clinical Education and as the Associate Chair of the Nurse Practitioner’s Program.
Dr. Morse received her BSN at the University of Calgary, her MSN as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist from San Diego State University, a Post-Masters Certificate as an Adult and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from California State University, Long Beach, and her PhD from Villanova University. Dr. Morse has 30 years of clinical experience as a critical care nurse and an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Dr. Morse’s research interests are in designing transformative interprofessional simulation-based educational experiences, student-centered learning and reflective practice. Her doctoral dissertation was in line with these interests: The Effect of a Structured Model of Debriefing on Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Student’s Reflective Ability and Perspective Transformation and has been presented at local and national venues. She has published a number of other articles in Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Gender Medicine, Journal of Nursing Education and MedEdPortal Publications.
Welcome to the CMS Team, Dr. Morse – Kate!
The Center for Medical Simulation dedicated its simulation Observation Room to its affiliate in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM), in honor of HKAM’s financial support of CMS. CMS and HKAM have had a warm and productive affiliation since 2012. Present for the dedication in the HKAM delegation were HKAM President Donald Li; Vice- President for Education and Examinations, Prof. Chak-sing Lau, Honorary Secretary Dr. Chor-chiu Lau, Member of Management Committee Hong Kong Jockey Club Innovative Learning Centre for Medicine, Dr. Danny Luk, and Director Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute, Dr. Kevin Hung.
The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) and the MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) are pleased to announce a newly funded opportunity for eight, partial tuition scholarships for nurses who wish to attend simulation instructor training at CMS in Boston. These partial scholarships are available for CMS’ basic interprofessional Simulation Instructor Program, the Comprehensive Instructor Workshop, aimed at improving the skills of simulation educators.
Eight, $2,500 partial tuition scholarships (full tuition is $4,875) are being made available through the generosity of an anonymous nurse donor who seeks to improve the ways that simulation is used in nursing education. This interest is prompted in part by the increasing importance of interprofessional education and mounting evidence of the usefulness of simulation as an effective teaching tool in nursing education. Scholarships are available to four teams of nursing educators from healthcare organizations or education programs using, or seeking to use, simulation in their curricula for training nurses at any level of experience.
Click here for more information about the scholarship and the criteria for applying.
About the Center for Medical Simulation
“Using simulation to improve safety, quality and education in healthcare” is the mission of the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), a non-profit simulation organization based in Boston, Massachusetts. At CMS the focus is on developing teamwork behaviors and communication, collaboration, and crisis management skills that are best learned experientially under realistic conditions. Since it first opened in 1993 and through the present day, CMS has been an international leader in the field that it helped to develop and grow. Thousands of clinicians, clinical educators, and healthcare leadership teams from around the world have participated in its innovative, transformative programs at CMS in Boston and at sites throughout the world.
For more information on CMS and its programs please contact:
Gary M. Rossi, COO
Boston Simulation Community
CIMIT Boston Simulation Consortium
Please join us on March 10, 2015 from 5:30-7:00PM for the combined Boston Simulation Community – CIMIT Boston Simulation Consortium Quarterly Meeting hosted at the Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) in Boston, MA and on the Web by James Gordon, MD, Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Learning Laboratory.
At this meeting, updates will be provided on simulation consortium activities over the quarter and upcoming initiatives. There will also be an opportunity to hear from the final CBSC awardee: Yohan Song MD, Parotidectomy Surgical Simulator, Stanford University.
March 10 Meeting Agenda and Location
CIMIT Boston Simulation Consortium
CIMIT, 7th floor, Room 701
165 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA.
- Announcements and General Updates
- Center for Medical Simulation Update
- CRICO & Harvard Medical School/Academy Interest Group Update
- Consortium Hospital/University Initiatives and Updates
- General Discussion
- CIMIT Update: Simulation Innovation Competition Awards
Dr. Yohan Song, “Parotidectomy Surgical Simulator,” Standford University
To join the online meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
Go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/387134077
To join the audio conference only:
US (Long distance): +1 (224) 501-3217
Spain (Long distance): +34 955 32 0845
Access code: 387-134-077
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Upcoming Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings
- April 14, 2015: @ STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – “Simulated Debriefing Training: Ideas and Thoughts.” Presenters:
- Usamah Alzoraigi, MD; Simulation Fellow STRATUS & CMS; Anesthesia Consultant KFMC, Riyadh, KSA
- Shadi Almoziny, MD; Simulation Fellow STRATUS; Emergency Associate Consultant KFMC, Riyadh, KSA
- Abdullah Almarshed, MD; Simulation Fellow STRATUS; Emergency Associate Consultant KFMC, Riyadh, KSA
- May 19, 2015 (3rd Tuesday): Location TBA, Topic TBA
- June 09, 2015: Location TBA, Topic TBA
- July 2015: No meeting, summer hiatus
- August 2015: No meeting, summer hiatus
About Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings
The meetings provide a friendly and informal venue for simulation educators and researchers to present work-in-progress, problem solve and share best practices, acquaint each other with relevant ideas from other disciplines and connect with others. The meetings are generally (but not always) held on the second Tuesday of each month.
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Join the Innovative Learning Network today, January 27th, for Tech Tuesday when they talk about 3D printing, the industry, the basics of technology and specific health care use cases. Details below…
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Kathryn E. Hautanen, MS, SM, MBA
Business Innovation Manager
Innovation and Advanced Technology
Digital Technologies and Operations
2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the first 3D printing patent. Widely used in product design and manufacturing for a number of years, 3D printing is only recently moving into the health care realm. Recently 3D printing enabled the successful separation of conjoined twins by letting the surgical planning team print a map of the vascular structure before a separation surgery. In addition, custom prosthetics can be created quickly and inexpensively. Eventually, new livers will be printed – completely disrupting the existing organ donor supply chain.
This talk will provide an overview to the 3D printing industry, the basics of the technology and specific health care use cases.
Tuesday, Jan. 27th @ 9 AM Pacific / 10 AM Mountain / 11 Central / 12 Eastern
Center for Medical Simulation Affiliate Programs
Center for Medical Simulation, 100 First Ave., Suite 400, Boston, MA 02129-2011
The Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital seeks to hire an Assistant Director/Educator for activities that support the efforts of the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) in enhancing the success of its affiliated simulation programs. The duties include helping develop CMS internal program capabilities, mentoring faculty and staff, developing curricula and content and teaching in courses for clinicians and instructors, and to a limited extent conducting and supporting educational research.
This is a promotion track faculty position at the Harvard Medical School, starting at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level. Qualified candidates must have experience in teaching healthcare educators of various disciplines in the techniques of simulation and have experience in education involving high-realism and other forms of simulation. Because CMS conducts itself on a world stage, the candidate should have experience with international simulation and associated professional societies. Requirements include: a PhD in education or a relevant behavioral science; clinical experience is helpful but not required; 5 or more years experience in an inter-professional simulation educational environment; 3 or more years management and leadership experience. Must be able to travel nationally and internationally up to 30%.
CMS is a collaborative effort of the hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School. CMS faculty are employed via the Massachusetts General Physicians’ Organization. The Center provides a broad range of educational and training programs to physicians and other health care providers emphasizing training in management of critical events in patient care. Using sophisticated simulation tools, CMS develops educational programs to implement its mission of improving patient safety by training healthcare providers without subjecting patients to risk. The Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and the Center for Medical Simulation are equal opportunity employers. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Individuals interested in being considered for this position should provide a cover letter specifying their qualifications and a CV via email to Gary Rossi, MBA, C.O.O. at email@example.com. Applications close February 22, 2015.
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The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) is pleased to announce its 2015 Institute for Medical Simulation Comprehensive Simulation Instructor Course schedule in Boston. Recognized as a world leader in simulation education, CMS offers courses at its Boston location and at host sites throughout the United States and the world.
2015 /Boston – Comprehensive Simulation Instructor Course Dates:
- March 9 – 13, 2015
- March 30 – April 3, 2015
- April 27 – May 1, 2015
- August 17 – 21, 2015
- September 14 – 18, 2015
- October 5 – 9, 2015
- November 2 – 6, 2015
Comprehensive Instructor Workshop: 5 days
Established in 2004 and updated through the years, this is the Institute’s most comprehensive and immersive program. Attendees represent a wide range of experience, disciplines and specialties, but all share one common goal: to become outstanding educational leaders or directors of a current or prospective simulation program. With experiential education being the keystone of simulation, the course is a mix of theory, practice and feedback so that students develop a strong and comprehensive understanding of how to most effectively use simulation within their education programs. Widely respected, dedicated educators with years of simulation experience lead the course with one main goal in mind: Transform every IMS student to be an outstanding educator.
Course topics include:
- Patient simulation: history and context
- Operating a simulation program
- Creating a challenging and safe learning environment
- Teaching clinical thinking and skills
Teaching teamwork and crisis resource management
- Developing debriefing skills
- Preparing, building, conducting, and debriefing realistic simulation scenarios
- Avoiding simulation pitfalls and ineffective debriefing techniques
- Introducing behavioral and educational research paradigms
- Advancing simulation within one’s institution
Click here to apply for this course
For more information contact Gary M. Rossi, COO at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617.726.3041
The Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS), evolved from research developed through a collaborative project between the Center for Medical Simulation and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology funded by a grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. CMS’ IMS Program offers courses for simulation leaders, educators and researchers who want to develop and maintain high-quality healthcare simulation programs within their organizations.
The Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA), under which the Society for Simulation in Healthcare first formed, is honoring CMS’ Executive Director Jeff Cooper with the 2015 J.S. Graventstein award. The award is named for J. S. “Nik” Gravenstein (1925-2009), a founding member and former president of the STA. For over thirty years, Dr. Gravenstein was a driving force in advancing anesthesia technology, patient simulation and anesthesia patient safety. Among many contributions to anesthesia technology and safety, Dr. Gravenstein was one of the pioneers in medical simulation. It was under his leadership at the University of Florida, Gainesville, that the precursor to what became the METI, now CAE, HPS was created. Dr. Cooper, who worked closely with Dr. Gravenstein in the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, is widely known in the simulation world for having founded the world renowned Center for Medical Simulation in Boston (CMS) and numerous other simulation educational innovations. Beyond his simulation leadership, Dr. Cooper is one of the world’s pioneers in patient safety, having led the earliest studies of medical error beginning in the mid-1970’s. Dr. Cooper also led a team that developed a prototype of the one of the world’s first microprocessor based medical devices, the Boston Anesthesia System, the principles on which modern day anesthesia workstations are founded.
The award will be conferred on January 9 at STA’s annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
Congratulations Jeff from everyone here at CMS!