SimGHOSTS 2016: Australia [SG16AUS]

Melbourne, VIC

Jul 5 - 8, 2016

Who should attend SimGHOSTS 2016 Australia?

Anyone responsible for the technical operation of a medical simulation lab including full-time or part-time Sim Techs or clinical educators tasked with operating the day-to-day of simulation spaces. As well, anyone evaluating medical-simulation based technology should strongly consider attending as leading industry vendors attend. Other meetings are better suited for clinical educators specifically looking to learn how to teach with medical simulation. Administrators of simulation programs should also consider sending their institution's AV and IT related staff members who are responsible for supporting the simulation program. In our most recent events, staff from AV and IT departments outside of the healthcare simulation program found immense benefit from participating in SimGHOSTS to better understand the needs of their institution's simulation program!

SimGHOSTS Event Objectives:

• Meet with other Simulation Champions and share best practices

• Network and build long term industry relationships with peers and vendors

• Discuss and develop professional community needs and standards

Receive specialized training in:

• High-fidelity manikin hardware & software operation, maintenance and repair

• Audiovisual production techniques and debugging

• Learning Management System troubleshooting

• IT networking

• Team leadership and communication techniques

• Manikin moulage and makeup

• Basic medical terminology, physiology, pharmacology

• Healthcare education practices

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Cyle Sprick

Director Simulation Unit, School of Medicine, Flinders University

Bio: Dr Cyle Sprick is the Director of the Clinical Simulation Unit in the School of Medicine at Flinders University in South Australia. Dr Sprick has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on clinical simulation. Clinically, Dr Sprick has been a practicing Paramedic since 1996, first in Texas, and then in Adelaide from 2000. Sitting at the nexus of clinical practice, education and biomedical engineering, Dr Sprick brings a unique perspective to clinical simulation. Before moving to Australia in 2000, Cyle worked for Oceaneering Space Systems (a NASA contractor) designing and building cryogenic (liquid air) based life support systems for underwater astronaut training, firefighters, and haz-mat workers. He also worked on the design of a liquid oxygen based life support system for the Mars mission space suit, and various robotic projects.

Dr Richard Huysmans

Principal Consultant, Raven Consulting Group

Bio: Management consultant helping people interested in health and research address three big challenges they face: 1. Getting funded - through grants, tenders and partnerships 2. Communicating - through writing, planning and implementing projects 3. Being relevant - Turing their passion into something others want to hear about by recognising the overlapping interests.

James Cypert

Executive Director, SimGHOSTS

Bio: assortment of skills, education and experience provide James D. Cypert the unique talent of connecting both with advanced technologies and people. 25 years’ experience in the information technology field, certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from University of Phoenix, 15 years combined experience in manufacturing, construction, and electronic installation and repair give James the necessary skills to confront nearly any technological challenge. A Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University, combined with 25 years’ experience in technical training, curriculum development, adult education, counseling youth, couples, and troubled adults give James the necessary skills to address the end user issues that make technology so difficult to adopt.

Lance Baily

Founder, SimGHOSTS

Bio: Find me on LinkedIn!

Chris Carpenter

Audio-Visual Consultant, CC Simulation

Nola Pearce

Managing Director, TraumaSim Pty

Madeleine Hathaway

Consultant, Raven Consulting Group

Michael Stanton

Technical Help Desk Manager, Laerdal Medical Australia

Natasha Eaton

Simulation Educator, Redcliffe Hospital Skills Development Service

Phil Williams

Multimedia Officer / AV Officer, Sydney Childrens' Hospitals' Network

Stephen Guinea

Academic Lead Simulation Practice, Australian Catholic University

Tracy Levett-Jones

Professor of Nursing, University of Newcastle

Gerrard Allis


iSimulate Representatives


Jacqueline Dias

Aga Khan University

Kirrian Steer


Laerdal Medical Representatives

Laerdal Medical

Ryan Eling




Patrea Andersen


Wendy Katterns

University of Queensland

Rukhsana Zuberi

Aga Khan University

Kelvin Upton


Laura Vesey

Laerdal Medical

Nicole Jones de Rooy


Sonia Gardner-Hillgrove


Penelope Buntine

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