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On June 6th and 7th, WISER hosted the 6th Annual Symposium on Nursing Simulation. There were nurses, clinical and academic nurse educators, and nurse anesthetists from all over the world. The morning lectures for both days were held at the Hilton Garden Inn and for the first time ever, the afternoon breakout sessions were held at WISER. Some highlights of this year's symposium included discussions on Leadership skills, Assessment methods, Program development, Debriefing methods, and many more topics relating to the promotion of best practices in simulation and nursing. Featured speakers for the two-day symposium included:
Benjamin Berg, MD, who conducted a breakout session about Curriculum Development and Integration.
Jeffrey Groom, PhD, CRNA, spoke at a breakout session on the topic of Building Simulation Projects & Papers, and also held a session titled "Climbing the Bridge to the Top 10 Articles".
Melinda Fiedor Hamilton, MD, MSc, whom is a WISER Associate Director, was also a featured keynote speaker. Dr. Hamilton gave a presentation titled, "Simulating a Seamless Move".
Suzie Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, presented the topic titled "Crossing the Bridge from Simulation to Publishing", and conducted a breakout session with Dr. Groom titled Building Simulation Projects & Papers.
John M. O'Donnell, CRNA, MSN, DrPH, one of WISER's own Associate Directors, helped to welcome all of the participants to the symposium, and spoke on topics such as "Structured and Supported Debriefing: How to Reinforce Your Student's Learning", and "Assessment in Simulation: Making it Fun".
WISER's own Director, Paul Phrampus, MD was also a featured keynote speaker. He presented the topic titled "Past, Present & Future Building the Simulation Bridge".
WISER would like to thank all of the presenters that made this year's symposium a success, and would also like to acknowledge all of the vendors who were present this year:
Laerdal Medical Corporation (Sponsor for breakfast and break on Day 2)
Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA)
Medline Industries, Inc
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Student Services-Recruitment
WISER looks forward to hosting another successful Nursing Symposium next year.
Jeff Groom discusses the Top 10 Research Articles
Jennifer Manos leads a breakout session about Pediatric Simulation