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SIME Webinars to you by the 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.

Upcoming SIME Webinars
All SIME webinars are open access. All sessions will be conducted on the Adobe Connect platform. Please ensure that you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. To check, please click on the following link - Adobe Flash Player Verify.

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The Spring Series of Webinars has now started and you can see details below:
Learning through talk: exploring synergies between simulation and workplace learning 

Presented by: Walter Eppich, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Illinois.

Date: Friday 29th March 14:00 (GMT)

Summary:Talk as joint social activity impacts communication practices, learning, and patient care. This session will explore the important role of talk in both simulation and workplace settings. lessons learned from healthcare debriefing will help us identify ways to address the 'process' and 'content' of talk of clinical practice to promote learning and patient care.

Simulation in Medical Education Archives

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Advantages and disadvantage of the site of your simulation: In situ, in house or centre-based

Presented by: Jette Led Sorensen, Juliane Marie Centre for Children, Women and Reproduction, Rigshospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Date: Tuesday12th March 2019 14:00 (GMT)

Summary: Simulation-based medical education (SBME) has traditionally been conducted as off-site simulation in simulation centres. Some hospital departments also provide off-site simulation using in-house training room(s) set up for simulation away from the clinical setting. In situ simulation has been introduced in the last decade, and it mainly comprises of team-based activities and occurs in patient care units with healthcare professionals in their own working environment. In situ simulation can be either announced or unannounced, the latter also known as a drill. 

Non-randomised studies argue that in situ simulation is more effective for educational purposes. Conversely, the few comparison studies that exist, either randomised or retrospective, show that choice of setting does not seem to influence individual or team learning. However, hospital department-based simulations, such as in-house simulation and in situ simulation, lead to more gain in organisational learning than centre simulation. The unannounced in situ simulation has been found challenging to plan and conduct, and more stressful among participants. The importance of setting, context and fidelity will be discussed in the webinar. The aim of this webinar is to present and discuss the design of SBME and the advantage and disadvantage of the different simulation settings.

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Advancing simulation: developments from Australasia

Presented by: Rafidah Atan, Clinical School Johor Bahru, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia

Tanya Tierney, Office of Medical Education, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Debra Nestel, Department of Surgery, Melbourne medical School faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences University of Melbourne Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Monash University, Malaysia

Session Chair: Michelle Kelly, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University

Date: Thursday 21st February 2019 09:00 (GMT)

Summary: This session takes a regional approach to the advances in healthcare simulation in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. The presenters will select illustrations of their repertoire of simulation-based education. We will hear of the development of a program for transporting critically ill patients (Malaysia) a university-based simulated patient program (Singapore), and a national simulation educator training program (Australia) ( 

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Advancing simulation: Developments from Lebanon and Saudi Arabia

Thursday 11 October 2018 14:00 (BST)

Presented by: Prof Debra Nestel; Dr Hani Lababidi; Prof Abdulaziz Boker; Dr Vanda Abi Raad

This session takes a regional approach to the advance of simulation in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. The presenters will select illustrations of their repertoire of simulation-based education. We will hear of the development of an award degree for simulation educators (Lebanese American University, Beirut), a hospital-based simulation facility supporting all hospital staff (CRESENT, Riyadh) and a long established simulation centre meeting needs of undergraduate students and speciality trainees (King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah).
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Making the implicit explicit: Theories informing simulation-based education – Part 1

Presented by Debra Nestel, Gabriel Reedy & Peter Dieckmann

Theories inform educational practices in different ways. In these two webinars we will share our experiences with different theories in simulation-based education.  We will present our notion of theory as a framework of ideas that are derived from, and resonate with educators’ worldviews.

The following theories and their application in simulation will be highlighted: Cognitive-based theories in designing simulations, Cultural-Historical Activity Theory in debriefing practices, ‘normative theory’ and its value in orienting educators to cultivate a disposition for learning, fidelity as a sensitizing concept in simulation design and practice and finally critical theory as a lens for simulation-based education design and implementation.

Aim: To examine the value of different theoretical perspectives on simulation design and application and to broaden our understanding about the educational foundations that support simulation as a robust educational methodology.

Who: The sessions address educators, who are interested in creating learning opportunities for their students that reach beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes.

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Practice and research in healthcare simulation – a nursing perspective

Presented by Michelle Kelly

Friday 27th October 2017 14:00 BST (Brtiish Summer Time)

Incorporating simulation within nursing curricula or clinical services has led to a diversity of scenarios well beyond the routine CPR. Drawing on the lived experiences of clinicians, students as well as consumers a vast array of clinically focused topics have been repurposed into meaningful simulation scenarios. Whether a novice or an expert, attuning  learners to noticing the salient features of a given situation in simulations helps them to discriminate multiple forms of input and prioritise responses. Drawing on research-based theoretical frameworks and successful initiatives, this webinar aims to trigger thoughts and ideas, and encourage participants to share their experiences in how to maximise the learning and impact of simulation for clinical practice.

The webinar is suitable for simulation practitioners of any discipline and any level of experience.  

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On the psychology of simulation

Peter Dieckmann

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Mastery Learning and Deliberate Practice

William McGaghie

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Ethics of simulation practice

Nancy McNaughton

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Lessons learned from healthcare debriefing to feedback conversations in clinical practice

Dr. Walter Eppich & Dr. Kristian Krogh

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Key underpinning educational theories to consider with simulation-based learning

Gabriel Reedy

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Preparing Simulated patients for OSCEs

Cathy Smith

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