Multi-Disciplinary Simulation-Based Education

IPSS promotes and supports multi-disciplinary simulation-based education,
training and research among all subspecialties.

Welcome to IPSS

The International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) has been established to promote and support multi-disciplinary simulation-based education, training and research in all subspecialties that care for infants and children . The Society organizes an annual meeting that brings together leaders in the field of pediatric simulation with educators, researchers and patient safety experts. The meeting – IPSSW – provides an opportunity to expand horizons, cross-fertilize ideas and promote excellence in education and investigative research.


IPSSW2018 – 10th International Pediatric Simulation
Symposia and Workshops

Do not miss the 10th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW2018) in order to keep improving pediatric healthcare through simulation with professionals from all around the world.

P3: Preparation. Practise. Performance.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands ǀ 14-16 May, 2018

 The world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation

We look forward to seeing you all next year at the 10th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW2018) in Amsterdam!

We encourage you to take advantage of the member discounted rate and join or renew your membership before registering for the conference. Once you do, you will automatically see the member rates applied. Contact the IPSS staff team if you have any questions or need assistance.

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Who We Are

IPSS is a collection of pediatricians, neonatologists, pediatric nurses, educators, and other allied health professionals from 19 different countries, all dedicated to improving the care for infants and children worldwide through the use of multi-disciplinary simulation-based education, training and research. We strive to bring the knowledge and skills we have gained to the widest possible audience. By sharing what we have learned – and are still learning — about simulation education and training, we can make the highest quality care of children available in all nations of the world. We are truly IPSS global!

Where We Are

IPSS Elections

As previously mentioned, IPSS acknowledges that development of future leaders is integral to the growth of our society. With this focus, we are pleased to announce the two individuals recently elected to the NEW Position of Trainee for the Board of Directors.

You will be introduced to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors at the Members Assembly, IPSSW 2018 Amsterdam, scheduled for 15 May, 16:45 – 17:45 pm.

Our two newly elected one-year trainee positions on the board of directors are:

  • Mohammad Bayoumi
  • Isabel Gross



The initial conference room block at the Sheraton sold out prior to the March 26th deadline and was doubled to accommodate demand.

Both IPSS conference room blocks at the Sheraton have now sold out.

We are quickly negotiating a special, reduced rate for our conference attendees at an alternate hotel nearby, which will include shuttle service to the conference. This block of rooms will be the final set we are able to reserve at a special IPSSW conference rate – so book as soon as possible. Please note: there is a city-wide convention in Amsterdam during IPSSW, so options are selling out fast.

We recommend you check and confirm lodging before registering for the conference, as we will be unable to refund registration fees due to lack of accommodations and there are still plenty nearby to be had.

If you prefer to reserve a room at the Sheraton outside of our negotiated rate and room block, contact Elaine van Schaick at for the best available rate.

We are excited to see you in Amsterdam, and look forward to an outstanding conference.

Please direct any additional questions you may have to

Now Accepting Late Breaking Posters for IPSSW!

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2018

Completed projects, as well as works in progress, will be considered.The Abstract Committee will be accepting the top 24 late-breaking posters for the 10th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW2018). They invite the submission of original scholarly work in pediatric simulation research or education, technology development and evaluation.

  • Abstracts previously presented at regional, national or international meetings will also be considered.
  • Simulation research using standardized patients/actors and virtual reality as well as mannequin simulators, task trainers and computer-based simulations are encouraged.

All abstract submissions will undergo peer-review. The Abstract Committee will accept the top 24 submissions and send notifications by Friday, 4 May 2018.

Presentation format will ONLY be accepted as a traditional poster presentation.

Review the abstract submission guidelines and submit your proposal using the abstract submission platform no later than Monday, 30 April 2018 at 11:59 PM (GMT). Show your time zone.



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