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WISER participated in the 2008 IMSH which was held in San Diego, California on January 13-15 at the Marriott San Diego Hotel & Marina. This yearly meeting allows individuals and institutions who are in the healthcare simulation field to report on research and quality improvement efforts via the use of simulation. Dr. Paul Phrampus, Director of WISER served as the workshop co-chair for the meeting. Tom Dongilli, Director of Operations at WISER, led an operations track, the simulation center coordinators meeting and a panel discussion on how industry and academia can work together to improve relationships. John Lutz, Director of Information Technology at WISER, presented on the information technology considerations for a simulation center and Joshua Franczyk, simulation specialist, presented advanced programming of the Laerdal SimMan. John O'Donnell, Associate Director of Nursing at WISER, was part of a round table discussion on enhancing the simulator experience in nursing.
Tom Dongilli and John Lutz presented 'Calendars to Curriculum: Optimizing your Simulation Program through SIMS' at the Mini-technology Workshop that was held on Sunday January 13, 2008. They discussed the features of SIMS and how it has helped WISER expand its programs without adding significant administrative overhead. It was well attended and generated significant interest.
Several WISER faculty also had abstract poster presentations at this years conference. They are as follows:
There were also several work in progress poster abstracts at the conference: