CMS Hosts November Boston Simulation Community Meeting

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Boston Simulation Community
Monthly Meeting
November 20, 2014 5:30-7:00PM

Please join us Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:30-7:00PM for the Boston Simulation Community Meeting hosted at the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS). CMS is located within the historic Charlestown Navy Yard at 100 First Avenue, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02129. Click here for directions.

Alan Merry, MDAt this meeting, we will learn about “Lifebox, the WHO Surgical Checklist, and Surgical Site Infection Reduction—implications for Simulation.” Presenter: Alan Merry, University of Auckland, Department of Anesthesia. Lifebox ( is attempting to address poor surgical care in low income countries by a combination of distributing fit-for-purpose oximeters and education, including education in the World Health Organization Checklist. Lifebox attempts to address the global crisis in surgical safety with a focus on low income countries has applications for high income countries as well.

Dr. Alan Merry practices anesthesia and chronic pain management at Auckland City Hospital, and is Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland. He is a Councillor of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anesthetists, Deputy Treasurer of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists and Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Health Quality and Safety Commission. He is on the Board of Lifebox, an international charitable initiative to improve standards of surgery and anesthesia in low income areas of the world. His three books, 15 book chapters and over 120 papers in peer reviewed journals reflect interests in human factors, patient safety and simulation. He established the spinal cord stimulation service within the Auckland Regional Pain Service, and has a particular interest in using spinal cord stimulation to manage chronic intractable angina pectoris.

Upcoming Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meetings

  • December 16, 2014 (third Tuesday): Location TBA – Preview and peer feedback on International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare presentations.


About The 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. We generally (but not always) meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please join us!