WISER was pleased to collaborate with the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research in co-hosting the 10th Annual Safar Symposium on Wednesday, June 27th and Thursday, June 28th. The Multi-Departmental Trainees’ Research Day (June 27th) took place at the University of Pittsburgh University Club.
The morning portion of the 10th Annual Safar Symposium on June 28th took place at the Starzl Biomedical Science Tower. This year’s topic was "Breakthroughs in Resuscitation - Pediatric Issues". The 32nd Peter and Eva Safar Annual Lectureship in Medical Sciences and Humanities guest speaker for the morning was Gabriel G. Haddad, MD from the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital. Dr. Haddad topic discussion was "Tolerance and Susceptibility to Hypoxia: new Lessons from vertebrate and Invertebrate Model Systems".
WISER hosted the afternoon topics of "Simulation: From Product Development to End Users - an Important Continuum". Douglas Nelson, a graduate student researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Pittsburgh Simulation and Medical Technology R & D Center kicked off the afternoon session by discussing his research in enhancing simulator capabilities with sensors, autonomous responses and augmented reality.
Following Mr. Nelson's presentation was Dr. J. Hurley Myers, an emeritus professor of physiology and internal medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Myers spoke to the attendees on "Improving Clinical Competence Using Patient Simulations"
WISERs own associate director, Dr. John O’Donnell, spoke on his involvement in simulation and the development of courses and placing them into action. His speech was titled "Development of a Fiberoptic bronchoscopy Simulation Course: Mastery Learning in Action".
Rounding out the afternoon session was presentation from Captain Gene McDaniel a Captain and Paramedic from the Phoenix Fire Department. Several audience members were from local EMS and Fire Departments to hear Captain McDaniel speak. Captain McDaniel spoke about "Simulation Training for Fire and EMS".
WISER would like to thank the presenters for their knowledge and insight into the evolving world of simulation.