For the past 4 months CMS has had the distinct pleasure of having Dr. Guillermo Ortiz-Ruiz as a visiting Simulation Fellow. Dr. Ortiz-Ruiz hails from Bogota, Columbia where he is the Director of the Critical Care Department at Hospital Santa Clara and the Director of the Postgraduate Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Universidad el Bosque. He is an internationally recognized expert on managing sepsis in the ICU setting and has published numerous articles as well as a text on sepsis. Dr. Ortiz-Ruiz came to CMS to receive in depth training on developing a world class simulation program. While at CMS he worked on a project creating simulation scenarios that utilize sepsis bundles. After his return to Columbia, Dr. Ortiz-Ruiz will be involved in the development of a multi-site simulation program in Bogota.
This Thursday evening, June 23rd, Dr. Ortiz-Ruiz will speak at the Boston Simulation Community Research and Education Meeting on “Using Simulation to Improve the Management of Sepsis in the ICU”. The meeting will be held at The Center for Medical Simulation, 65 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 and will start at 5:30 pm. Dr Ortiz-Ruiz will be returning to Columbia on Saturday. Everyone here at CMS will miss Guillermo and wish him great success on his new Simulation Center project.