IMSH 2022: Day 1 Healthcare Simulation Conference Information, Updates

The 2022 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) is here! Hosted by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH), this year’s event provides an opportunity for healthcare simulation champions from around the world to come together. IMSH 2022 remains a hybrid event as planned, taking place in person and virtually from January 15 to January 19, 2022, in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year, SSH welcomes more than 90 exhibitors and more than 1,200 registered simulationists! Today's events include The Chad Epps Inaugural Lecture presented by Paul E. Phrampus (Livestream Sponsored by!), group meetings, the grand opening of the exhibit hall, oral presentations, and a reception.

IMSH 2022 Sunday Plenary

SSH relayed that the organization is incredibly fortunate to kick off IMSH 2022 with The Chad Epps Inaugural Lecture presents Paul Phrampus, MD, CPE: Saving Lives Systematically – Simulation as a Patient Safety Solution in Healthcare. Dr. Phrampus was a close friend to Chad, and thus the organization is pleased that he will be joining us in this slot.

Daily Program Schedule
All times Eastern Time Zone (United States)

Sunday, January 16, 2022
7:00 AM – 4:30 PM: Registration
7:00 AM – 4:30 PM: SSH Central
7:00 AM – 4:30 PM: Presenter Center
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Committees, Section, Interest Group and Affinity Group Meetings
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Exhibitor Move in and Set up
8:00 AM – CHSE/CHSOS Testing

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Opening Plenary Session - The Chad Epps Inaugural Lecture presents Paul E. Phrampus, MD, CPE: Saving Lives Systematically - Simulation as a Patient Safety Solution in Healthcare (Livestream Sponsored by!)

Dr. Phrampus is the Director of the Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research otherwise known as WISER. He is a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is the Medical Director of Patient Safety for the UPMC Health System which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Phrampus has overseen a highly successful method of curriculum development at WISER that employs a collaborative relationship between subject matter experts and simulation/education experts. He has overseen the expansion of WISER that now includes ten satellite centers. He is a co-author of the faculty development course Improving Simulation Instructional Methods or iSIM which has been taught in over fourteen countries.

3:00 PM – CHSE/CHSOS Testing
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall
3:30 PM - 5:45 PM: Research Abstract Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, and Professor Rounds
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: 13th Annual Serious Games & Virtual Environments Arcade & Showcase
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: SimVentors Showcase
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Reception in Exhibit Hall

Vendor Updates

1) Echo Healthcare Inc. has once again advanced the landscape of medical simulation by launching the industry’s first service and support mobile application. The Master Level Service Agreement (MeLiSA) app provides users with immediate access to the revolutionary MeLiSA program. This is an important milestone for healthcare simulation as many other industries have fully adopted mobile phone technical support tools to the benefit of customers and service providers alike! The power lies in the app's ability to quickly bring an advanced technical support person "on scene" even though they are thousands of miles away.

“Immediate connectivity and live technical response time have never been done before in our industry. The MeLiSA mobile app was created to streamline the service and support needs of medical simulationists around the world. It also gives our clients instantaneous access to our Emergency Simulator Network via chat, video call, or phone call. Providing simplicity and efficiency of support during a stressful time is the key foundation of the MeLiSA app,” said Peter Ford, Director of Technology at Echo Healthcare.

More About IMSH

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) hosts IMSH annually and offers over 250 sessions encompassing interactive and immersive courses and plenary sessions. The IMSH meeting is aligned with the SSH’s mission to “provide hands-on learning in leading-edge medical simulation trends and technology, networking and collaboration.” Furthermore, the programs are all peer-reviewed and are selected to serve the needs of novices to experts.

“Every year, professionals from all experience levels and from more than 50 countries attend IMSH,” Kathy Adams, Director of Continuing Education, SSH, said. “Any professional interested in or currently working in healthcare simulation will find value in the healthcare simulation conference; the range of learning formats — from small, interactive workshops, to large, inspiring plenaries – and the breadth of topics presented by global experts ensures that there is something for every learning style, interest and experience level.”

At IMSH meetings, key areas of discussion are often new ideas, leadership development, new processes, and research findings, innovative approaches, design strategies, return on investment, and improved communication techniques. As a catalyst for advancement and evolution in healthcare simulation technology, the IMSH brings together and connects industry professionals to learn. The event is considered to be one of the top educational and networking events for the healthcare simulation world, especially for those with interests in IPE.

Learn More About IMSH 2022