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SIME Webinars

AMEE Simulation Committee, Simulation in Medical Education (SIME) is a free series of  webinars focussing on the topic of Simulation presented by professionals and experts in the field of Medical Education Simulation.

Please see below for information on upcoming and archived SIME webinar sessions.

Title: Theories informing simulation practice - 1: How can I use theory in my simulation practice?

Presenters: Debra Nestel (Host) Monash University & University of melbourne, Australia
Alexis Battista, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland, USA
Katie walker, New York City Hospital health Corporation, USA

Date: 16 October 2019

Time: 14:00 (BST + 1 hour)

Summary: This webinar will follow from the previously highly successful webinars in 2017 that feature theories that inform simulation practices. The aim of the webinar is to make specific theories accessible to siimulation practitioners. The webinar will first orientate attendees to the notion of theories and educational practices.You will hear from two presenters - Alexis Battista and Kaie Walker - sharing thier experiences of two different theories.First activity theory and how it has been applied to improve simulation practices.

Anyone who uses simulation as an educational method will benefit from attending.

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Title: Simulation to understand and shape culture

Presenter: Eve purdy, Queen's University, Canada

Date: 22 October 2019

Time: 14:00 (BST + 1 hour)

Summary: Background: the use of simulation in medical education and quality improvement is on the rise. There has been significant focus on the modality for teaching and practicing communication and team behaviours. However, new evidence suggests that simulation may be an effective way to think about understanding the cuture of certain groups and shaping culture too.
Our research group has conducted a number of studies recently in groups ranging from medical students to high performing teams that suggest simulation may act as a moment of cultural compression - a moment when the values, beliefs and practices of a group are particularly strong and transmitted to those on the outside. Our work suggests that simulation design, delivery and debriefing decisions may reflect that culture but also play an important role in shaping it too.
Together, we will explore the cultural realities implications of simulation.

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Upcoming SIME Webinars

The Autumn series of webinars will start September 2019
 All sessions will be conducted on the Zoom Webinar. 

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To access each SIME session, click on the "ACCESS archive" links below:

Simulation in Medical Education Archives
From 2019 archived webinars are available free of charge to AMEE individual and Student members. AMEE Institutional members also enjoy one free group access to the archives while AMEE Premium Institutional members can offer individual access to members of their institution.

The 2019 recordings can be located in the 'Archived Webinars' section.

To access archived webinars from 2017 - 2018, follow the links below.

Learning through talk: exploring synergies between simulation and workplace learning
Walter Eppich
March 2019
Recording located in the archived webinars section

Advantages and disadvantage of the site of your simulation: In situ, in house or centre-based
Jette Led Sorensen
March 2019
Recording located in the archived webinars section

Advancing Simulation: developments from Australasia
Debra Nestel, Michelle kelly, Rafidah Atan & Tanya Tierney
February 2019
Recording located in the archived webinars section

Advancing Simulation: developments from Lebanon and Saudi Arabia
Debra Nestel, Hani Lidi, Abdulaziz Boker & Vanda Abi Raad
October 2018
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Making the implicit explicit: theories informing simulation-based education - part 1
Debra Nestel, Gabriel Reedy & Peter Dieckmann
October 2017
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Practice and research in healthcare simulation - a nursing perspective
Michelle Kelly
October 2017
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On the psychology of simulation
Peter Dieckmann
June 2015
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