Specialists from around the Asia-Pacific region descended on ACU’s Melbourne Campus to work with the latest and greatest in health simulation technology in July 2016.
December at ACU marks an exciting line up of events at the Melbourne campus for academics and professional staff working in health simulation. On December 5 and 6, academics from across the faculty will be coming together and focusing their energies on planning simulation activities at the first FHS Simulation Boot Camp. This two-day intensive aims to increase the presence of quality and sustainable simulation activity in health curricula.
On December 7, the ACU Simulation in Health Education Showcase returns to Melbourne. Now in its 6th year, the sell-out Showcase will bring together academics, educators and technical staff from the Victorian education and health care sectors to explore the theme 'Sustaining quality simulation post-Health Workforce Australia'. Highlights of this year's program include Keynote Speaker, Associate Professor Margaret Bearman from Monash University, numerous hands-on workshops, and the signature feature of the Showcase, insights into the health education and health care communities approaches to sustainable and innovative simulation. The week will close with the InSPIRE/Laerdal Debriefing Boot Camp on December 8 and 9, facilitated by Professor Tracy Levett-Jones (University of Newcastle) and Dr Stephen Guinea (ACU).
This extensive program of events follows on from the successful SimGHOSTS Medical Simulation Technology Conference held in July this year, which saw over 100 people from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the USA and Pakistan converge on the Melbourne campus for four days.
It is wonderful to see the agenda for quality simulation learning and teaching evolve at ACU Faculty of Health Sciences and I look forward in anticipation to this progressing in 2017.