2023 SSH Research Summit - THE ONLY pre-conference event of IMSH 2023

Orlando, Florida | Jan. 20-21, 2023

Be among the first to hear and see evidence-based findings in multiple KEY simulation areas.

Also, you will have your chance to be an industry thought leader! Join a team and identify key research projects needed to advance the healthcare simulation field. We will be seeking Research Summit participants to create working groups tasked with developing research projects around those identified gaps and priorities.



All eyes will be on the SSH Research Summit next January in Orlando. That attention is warranted as the Summit will serve as THE preconference event leading into the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare and focus on four goals:

  • Goal 1: Establish and present evidence-based Practice Guidelines in Simulation
  • Goal 2: Identify gaps in research
  • Goal 3: Seek Summit participants to create working groups tasked with developing research projects around those identified gaps and priorities
  • Goal 4: Papers: Developed and reviewed both before and after the Research Summit, these papers will consist of the systematic review papers in each of the topics addressed, the produced final guidelines, and papers reporting the results of collaborative research projects, all of which will be directed to the Journal of the Society, Simulation in Healthcare (SiH).


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Subject to change. Please check regularly.)

Friday, January 20

Time Session / Activity Lead
12:00 - 12:30 PM Welcome | Overview (summit goals, expectations, process) Dimitrios Stefanidis
12:30 - 1:00 PM Systematic Review methodology | GRADE process for guideline development David Cook / Mohammed Ansari
1:00 - 3:00 PM Group Presentations – Block A (Groups 1-4): Findings, Recommendations, Research Priorities Muret-Wagstaff
  Group 1: Mastery learning / Deliberate practice / Technical skills David Kessler / Julia Vermylen
  Group 2: Feedback / Debriefing Jonathan Duff / Michaela Kolbe
  Group 3: Spaced learning / Booster training / Warm up / Just-in-time training Catherine Patoka / Andrew Hall
  Group 4: Self-guided learning / Regulated learning / Peer-to-peer learning Ryan Brydges / Vicki LeBlanc
3:00 - 3:30 PM Group Discussion – Research agenda prioritization  
3:45 - 5:45 PM Group Presentations – Block B (Groups 5-8): Findings, Recommendations, Research Priorities Sharon Decker
  Group 5: Team training / Nontechnical skills training Kasper Lauridsen / John Paige
  Group 6: In situ training (for training vs. process improvement) Jeffrey Lin / Aaron Calhoun
  Group 7: Virtual reality / Augmented reality / Hybrid (consider training and assessment) Todd Chang / Michelle Aebersold
  Group 8: Remote simulation / Telesimulation (consider training and assessment) Janice Palaganas / Isabel Gross
5:45 - 6:15 PM Group Discussion – Research agenda prioritization  
6:15 - 7:30 PM Reception All attendees

Saturday, January 21

Time Session / Activity Lead
8:00 - 10:00 AM Group Presentations – Block C (Groups 9-12): Findings, Recommendations, Research Priorities David Cook
  Group 9: Standardized patients Tonya Rutherford-Hemming / Val Fulmer
  Group 10: Simulation/ simulator fidelity (task resemblance of reality) Aaron Donoghue / Andrew Lockey
  Group 11: Faculty development Walter Eppich / Aimee Gardner
  Group 12: Low/ high stakes assessment/ formative/ summative Walter Tavares / Matt Lineberry / Mark Adler
10:00 - 10:45 AM Group Discussion – Research agenda prioritization  
11:00 - 11:45 AM Summary of first portion of meeting | Expectations of second portion of meeting | Research Priorities – Group signup Dimitrios Stefanidis
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch  
12:30 - 3:00 PM Group breakout sessions (all groups) All attendees
3:00 - 4:00 PM Group leader updates  
4:00 - 4:30 PM Next steps | Adjourn Dimitrios Stefanidis

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