ACU hosts leading health simulation technology conference
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
Specialists from around the Asia-Pacific region will descend on Australian Catholic University’s (ACU’s) Melbourne Campus to work with the latest and greatest in health simulation technology.
Starting today, the SimGHOSTS Medical Simulation Technology Conference, is regarded as a world leader in the education and training of health simulation technology, with a hands-on focus that aims to ensure the benefits of simulation technology are being maximised.
Sporting one of Australia’s premier health simulation learning facilities, the ACU Health Simulation Centre (located in the Daniel Mannix and Mary Glowery buildings) will host the four-day event.
The conference will have a significant practical element, with sessions involving advanced manikin technology, actors playing the role of injured patients to simulate the treatment of wounds such as cuts and burns, and interaction with the latest health simulation technology.
Faculty of Health Sciences’ Faculty Coordinator of Health Simulation, Stephen Guinea, said it is testament to the quality of the facilities in Melbourne that SimGHOSTS partnered with ACU for the event.
“SimGHOSTS is an industry leader in health simulation technology training and education, which made the opportunity to partner for this conference a natural fit, as ACU is one of the leaders in health education,” Guinea said.
The conference focuses on improving the understanding of advanced health simulation technology, ensuring the technology is being utilised to its full potential to deliver meaningful education outcomes.
“Having advanced technology in health simulation is one element of building a quality learning experience that will best prepare our graduates for a career in health care, but understanding how to maximise the benefits of technologies is an equally important aspect,” Guinea said.
“Hosting the SimGHOSTS conference allows us to expose a range of faculty staff, IT experts and students to the state-of-the-art technology available at ACU as well as in the global health care simulation community.”
The conference is expected to attract more than 100 people from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the US and Pakistan.
SimGHOSTS founder and Development Director Lance Baily said: “We are thrilled to be working with ACU, one of the leading health care simulation programs in the Pacific region. Our mission is to provide specialised resources to this new, emerging professional community – and with the support from Stephen and the ACU team we are able to do that in big ways for an international audience.”
SimGHOSTS is a not-for-profit educational organisation dedicated to providing hands-on training, online resources and community support for simulation technicians or those operating medical simulation technology. For more information about SimGHOSTS, visit SimGHOSTS.org and follow @SimGHOSTS on Twitter.