SimGHOSTS Australia 2015 event report

Kirrian Steer, La Trobe Rural Health School, Albury-Wodonga


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SimGHOSTS Executive Director James Cypert (Left) and Founder/Development Director Lance Baily (right) at the Clinical Skills Development Service, Brisbane.

This was my third SimGHOSTS training event and I must say that the content just keeps getting better. This year for the first time we had 3D printing, casting and molding workshops and demonstration of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. I still learn so much about simulation methodology and technology at each event and in the week since I have been back at the office I have been able to apply my new skills and knowledge straight away.

One of the highlights for me was Dr Kenneth Gilpin’s presentation on physiology modelling and the risk of negative learning in simulation which you can read about here. It is also great to see the momentum of SimGHOSTS continuing with a focus on professional development models for simulation technology specialists. Of course you can’t spend a week at CSDS without being blown away by their incredible facilities, progressive business model and amazing team of simulation professionals who were the perfect hosts throughout the event.

SimGHOSTs are now affiliated with ASPiH (Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare), IPSS (International Pediatric Simulation Society) which will lead to some exciting developments and opportunities in 2016.

Kirrian Steer is the Officer of the Board (Australia) for SimGHOSTS and Simulation Coordinator at La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga. For more information about SimGHOSTS training events go to 


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