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CHIPS Grand Opening Symposium

Friday, June 8, 2018 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Symposium Schedule

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Christine Park, MD

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Pamela Jeffries, PhD,

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Center Tours

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Realism Workshop


Christine Park, MD is the Immediate Past President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Park is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Medical Education.  She works with a dream team of colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In the department of Anesthesiology she is the Associate Head for Learning and Innovation. In the Department of Medical Education she is the Director of the Graham Clinical Performance Center, driving the next generation of education in human-based and technology-based simulation practice. She serves on the editorial board of the journal Simulation in Healthcare, and is an Editor for Special Projects at Her simulation research interests include cognitive bias in decision making and learning, and maintenance of competence in practicing clinicians. She is a lover of ideas, of words, and of languages, which fuels her interest in simulation, education and humanities in healthcare. Most importantly, she is a student of kaizen, embracing small steps, serendipity, and discovery. Follow her on Twitter: @cpark_stories.

Dr. Park will present “Healthcare Simulation: A Leadership Charge”

Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Professor and Dean of George Washington University School of Nursing, is internationally known for her research and work in nursing, simulation and health care education.  Throughout the academic community, she is well regarded for her scholarly contributions to the development of innovative teaching strategies, experiential learning techniques, new pedagogies and the delivery of content using technology.  As the principle investigator on grants funded by federal and state agencies and numerous national organizations, including the National League for Nursing (NLN) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, she has provided leadership and mentorship on ground-breaking projects impacting both nursing practice and education.  With the NLN, Dr. Jeffries developed the major contribution to simulation scholarship, the framework and monograph now known as the NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory.  Follow her on Twitter: @GWDeanJeffries.

Dr. Jeffries will present “Clinical Simulations: State of the Science and Policy Implications.”

Realism in Simulation Workshop - Adding realism to simulation activities is a controversial topic, but one that should be addressed by simulation facilitators. Realism can be as simple as adding a wig to a manikin or as complex as moulage, voice modulation, smells, background noises and Embedded Participants. This workshop will showcase some of the realism simulation strategies available at CHIPS and discuss the impact of realism for both participants and Sim Facilitators.  Space is limited and a building tour is included. 

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