The five year old Society of Medical Simulation will hold its first freestanding annual meeting in San Diego, CA, next January. The event will be celebrated with the launching of a new journal, "Simulation in Health Care", to be published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. This will be the official journal of the SMS. Editorial Board Members have already been appointed, including four physicians from our own medical school, i.e. John Schaefer, MD (Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medical Director of WISER), Michael DeVita, MD (Associate Professor of CCM and Associate Medical Director of UPMC), Paul Phrampus, MD (Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Director of EM Programs at WISER) and Ake Grenvik, MD, PhD (Distinguished Service Professor of CCM).This is a promising development for our prominent Peter M. Winter Institute for Education, Simulation and Research, so important in today's initial and continuing education of medical students, residents, fellows and faculty members throughout UPMC and particularly in Anesthesiology, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.