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Catalyzing System Change Through Healthcare Simulation: Systems, Competency, and Outcomes

May 16, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, FL

Simulation-based interventions can impact healthcare at multiple levels (individual, team, system) and can replicate key elements of the healthcare environment, thus creating opportunities for a broad group of professionals to study and improve delivery of care. Emergency medicine is a leader in the use of healthcare simulation to improve patient care processes and outcomes. This conference will help healthcare educators, scientists, and engineers come together to propose research questions, suggest avenues of exploration, and set priorities for the field of healthcare simulation research. Download the flyer for more information. 

Call for Papers

2017 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference Call for Papers [PDF]


Papers submitted between March 1-April 17, 2017 will be considered for publication in the December 2017 consensus conference issue of Academic Emergency Medicine. Publication cannot be guaranteed.


To submit a paper, select the “Consensus Conference” category at the AEM submission site. All submissions will undergo peer review. If accepted, the paper will be published together with the conference proceedings in the December 2017 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.

Tentative Agenda

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7:30 - 8:00 amRegistration and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 am

Opening Remarks
Jeffrey Kline, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Academic Emergency Medicine

8:15 - 8:45 am Recent Work, Setting the Agenda, Consensus Plan

Conference Co-Chairs

8:45 - 9:45 am
Keynote Address: “Systems Testing Using Simulation”

Leo Kobayashi, MD, Associate Professor, Brown University

9:45 - 10:00 am
10:00 - 11:30 am
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  1. Simulation-Based Education to Ensure Provider Competency Within the Healthcare System
  2. Solving Healthcare Problems through Engineering and Clinical Simulation
  3. Changing Systems through Effective Teams
  4. Understanding Complex Interactions through Systems Modeling
11:30 - 11:45 am
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Panel Discussion: Funding Mechanisms

Moderator: Mary Patterson MD

1:00 - 1:15 pm
1:15 - 2:45 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  1. Assessing Competence in Virtual Worlds
  2. Consensus-based Research Priorities for Simulation and Human Factors Engineering
  3. Alternative Markers of Performance in Simulation
  4. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Simulation-Based Interventions
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Closing Address: The Translational Impact of Simulation-Based Research and Educational Networks
Marc Auerbach, MD, MSc, Associate Professor, Yale University

4:00 - 4:30 pm
Workshop Feedback: “Debriefing of the Day”
Breakout Leaders 

4:30 - 5:00 pm
 Closing Remarks

Conference Co-Chairs

Thank you to our confirmed supporters and those that made this conference possible:

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Drexel College of Medicine
Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center
Laerdal Medical Corporation 


William Bond, MD, MS
Joshua Hui, MD, MSCR
Rosemarie Fernandez, MD

Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by grant number 1R13HS024820-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and grant number 1R13EB023759-01A1 from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.