Peoria IL

Aug 2 - 5, 2016

Who should attend SimGHOSTS 2016 USA?

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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Billie Paschal

Board Member, Sim GHOSTS

Bio: Entering my fourth year full time in simulation. Most frustrating and amazing job I've had. SimGHOSTS is the community that makes my job easier.

Christoph Trappe

Chairman (Midwest, US), Internet Marketing Association, Director of Content Marketing , MedTouch

Bio: Christoph Trappe (aka The Authentic Storyteller™) is a career storyteller who has worked as a journalist, a nonprofit executive, and a content marketing strategist and consultant. He is a global keynote speaker, frequent blogger and author. His digital initiatives have been recognized globally. He is currently helping hospitals across the United States share their authentic stories. The IMA named him Internet Marketer of the Year in 2015. He is a globally-recognized content marketing expert who frequently speaks at global conferences about social media, blogging and results-oriented storytelling strategies. The Content Marketing Institute acknowledged him as a 2014 and 2015 Top 100 Most Influential Content Marketer. Among other awards, he was also named a most influential content marketer on Twitter by London-based Axonn Media. In his role at MedTouch, Christoph and his team advise healthcare brands across the United States on blogging, social media and eNewsletter strategies and how to align those strategies with patient/member/donor acquisition efforts. The team also partners closely with clients as needed to implement strategies. A key part of the team’s success is its internal engagement with physicians and leaders who actively request their guidance.

Lance Baily

Founder, SimGHOSTS

Bio: Find me on LinkedIn!

Alisha Harter

National Director of Learning and Simulation, Ascension

Brian Wallenburg

Simulation Specialist, University of South Dakota

Cole Boeve

Simulation Technologist, University of South Dakota Sanford

Brent Cross

Simulation Engineer II, Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center

Dustin Holzwarth

CHSOS, Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center

Eddie Luevano

Associate Director, CHSOS, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Evan Bartley

Assistant IT Director, East Carolina University Division of Health Sciences

Jeff Schneiderman

IISC Lead Clinical Simulation and Education Specialist, University of Toledo

Jonathan Cabral

VP of Marketing & Communications, Education Management Solutions

Lizzy Wooley

Simulation Technician, Baylor Scott & White Health

Marcy Pardee

Program Manager, Simulation and Advanced Skills Center, Cleveland Clinic

Matt Guinta

Licensed Architect, TMP Architecture

Monica Sharick

Simulation Specialist, Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

Nick Brauer

Assistant Director of Clinical Simulation, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Nola Pearce

Director, TraumaSim

Paul Lecat, MD, FACP, FAAP

IM Curriculum Director, Physical Diagnosis Lab director, Northeast Ohio University University

Grace Gephart

Director , PULSE Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital

James McCrea

Regional Sales Manager, Education Management Solutions

Joe Harahan

Account Manager, Education Management Solutions

John Vozenilek, MD, FACEP

Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Simulation, Jump Simulation

Kyle Formella

Digital Media Coordinator, Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center

Marc Miller

Technology Director, College of Nursing, University of Toledo

Mark McClure

Technical Trainer, CAE Healthcare

Molly Martin

Clinical Director of Respiratory Care, Parkland College

Rachel Bailey

Simulation Operator Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Engineering and Computer Simulations

Christopher Larkner

Jump Trading Simulation And Education Center

Conley Evans

ECU Colege Of Nursing

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