November Simulation Community Meeting

Blog - November Simulation Community Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, November 13, 2018  from 5:30PM to 7:00PM for the Boston Simulation Community Meeting hosted at the Center for Medical Simulation. This meeting provides a friendly and informal venue for simulation educators and researchers to present work-in-progress, problem solve together, and network.

At this meeting, we will have two presentations:

  • “Artificial Intelligence in Medical Simulation” presented by Dr. Bas Oei MD, PhD-candidate at Máxima Medical Center in the Netherlands and current CMS Scholar-in-Residence.
  • “Simulation-based Acute Cardiac Care Manual” presented by Dr. Mabel Gòmez, MD a  Cardiologist and Critical Care Specialist from Bogota, Colombia and current CMS International Scholar.


Bas Oei MD, PhD-candidate. Dr. Oei is a Dutch physician who studied at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is currently a PhD-candidate at Máxima Medical Center in the Netherlands. His background includes working in an oncological surgical tertiary clinic and in a surgical emergency room. His father, Dr. Guid Oei, is an obstetrician who has extensive experience with medical team training, which is how he became interested in his PhD topic. A few months ago, Dr. Oei started a full-time PhD program doing research at the Maxima Medical Center in Veldhoven on the development of an avatar to be used in medical simulation training. His project is to develop an avatar that is self-learning and based on artificial intelligence. He developed the propeller chart for the ID SIM, a paper co-authored with CMS’ Dr. Roxane Gardner (see citation below), which he will explain in his talk. Dr. Oei will be in Boston at CMS during November to talk about ideas, to continue his research and to collaborate with the CMS team on topics of mutual interest.

Fransen AF, van der Hout-van der Jagt MB, Gardner R, et al. Assessment tool for the instructional design of simulation-based team training courses: the ID-SIM. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning 2018;4:59-64.

Mabel Gòmez MD. Dr. Gòmez is an Internal Medicine and Cardiology Specialist from Universidad El Bosque, and a Critical Care Specialist from Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia with over twelve years of professional experience. Her main areas of interest have been focused on cardiovascular diseases registries and cardiovascular critical care and advance life support. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Gòmez has also been a passionate academician in her role as a clinical professor of pre-graduate and post-graduate medical students at Universidad del Bosque, Universidad de los Andes and Universidad del Rosario. Fundación Santa Fe de Bogota is a University, Tertiary and Joint Commission International certified hospital in Botoga, Colombia, where Dr. Gòmez received her post-graduate training and professional development, holding increasing levels of responsibility in the Cardiology and Critical Care departments. Her last position at Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota was as Associate Director of the Critical Care Department. Since August 2013, Dr. Gòmez has lived in Washington D.C. where she had the opportunity to advance her studies in Bioethics,Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Research at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) in Bethesda. Dr. Gòmez started in August 2018 as an international scholar at the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston. At CMS, she has been developing her skills as a simulation educator and learning about other simulation endeavors within the Harvard Medical School affiliated institutions while advancing in her research project in simulation-based acute cardiac care training for advanced practitioners and interprofessional teams of learners. Dr. Gómez is also working on a master’s degree in Epidemiology with the LSHTM (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and is a peer reviewer of the Colombian Journal of Cardiology (Revista Colombiana de Cardiologia).