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Simulation news

All the news about simulation including an update on the Australasian Simulation Congress, which was recently held in Sydney, and the Western Australian Simulation Alliance’s inaugural Simulation Research Symposium.


Simulation news.
Simulation news.

Australasian Simulation Congress 2017

The Australasian Simulation Congress was held in Sydney recently. Curtin was capably represented by faculty staff, who presented papers on a range of simulation-related topics. This diversity epitomises the depth and breadth of simulation-based education incorporated into the curricula:

Diane Dennis

Describing a nursing/physiotherapy inter-professional education activity using simulation for university students

Diane Dennis

Simulated patients – so much to offer

Michelle Kelly

What is the real impact of healthcare simulation? 

Anjum Naweed and Di Dennis

The Inception Sim: Findings from a Live and Immersive Multilayered Simulation on Creating a Safety Container

Sharon Maclean

Use of simulated patients to develop communication skills in nursing education

Sharon Maclean

Simulated Patient Training: Using Inter-rater Reliability to Evaluate Simulated Patient consistency in Nursing Education

A paper involving Curtin won the award for the overall best paper at the conference. ‘The Inception Sim: Findings from a Live and Immersive Multilayered Simulation on Creating a Safety Container’ and authors were members of the Human Dimensions Committee of Simulation Australasia.

Leading co-authors were Anjum Naweed and Di Dennis (from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science); other authors were Teresa Crea, Ben Krynski, Marc Lyons, Kevin Heveldt, Cameron Knott and Anna Maria Carrera.

Congratulations to the team in continuing Curtin’s leading role in simulation on the national stage.


Western Australian Simulation in Healthcare Alliance Inc. (WASHA): Research Symposium

The Western Australian Simulation Alliance Inc. (WASHA) is proud to present our inaugural Simulation Research Symposium.

Date: Thursday 12 Oct 2017.

Time: 2.30 to 5.30pm. Networking from 5.30  to 7 .00pm.

Location: The Conference Room at The Niche, Independent Living Centre , QEII Medical Centre , Nedlands, WA 6009.

The event will include:

  • keynote speaker Professor Debra Nestel
  • presentations on contemporary simulation-based research in Western Australia
  • refreshments and opportunity for networking from 5.30  to 7 .00pm.

Follow this link to register today – https://www.trybooking.com/308917  Please book early to avoid disappointment!

Prices: WASHA Members $25.00 Non-Members $35.00

Contact Details: Claire Langdon or Alison Kelly wasimulationalliance@gmail.com  on behalf of the Western Australian Simulation in Healthcare Alliance (WASHA) Inc. wasimulationalliance@gmail.com Phone: 0412930199.

Contributed by Alison Kelly, Simulation Lead, Faculty of Health Sciences