November 22, 2007:
John O'Donnell was one of two keynote speakers at an international nursing simulation conference at Birmingham City University, Birmingham England (formerly the University of Central England). The conference was sponsored by Laerdal Inc and was titled Challenging Perspectives in Simulation. O'Donnell's talk titled 'Human Simulation: Yellow Brick Road or Information Superhighway' was well received by an audience of more than 150 nurses, technology experts, educators and healthcare providers. Nigel Wynne, Senior Lecturer at BCU provided an additional keynote lecture titled 'Creating a Multi-Modal Model for Simulation'. The conference was opened by the Vice-Chancellor of BCU, Professor David Tidmarsh followed by Mr. Tore Laerdal representing Laerdal, Inc.