Multi-Disciplinary Simulation-Based Education

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


Postponed to October 23-26, 2020

St. Petersburg, Florida

Making Waves - Innovate, Integrate, Motivate

12th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops

New! IPSS Collaborative Document & Discussion Forum

An online tool with new resources to help our pediatric simulationists in dealing with COVID-19.

Access the Collaborative Document here.

Access the Discussion Forum here.

We are the International Pediatric Simulation Society

IPSS is a global community of pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, pediatric nurses, educators, and other allied health professionals from over 30 countries, all dedicated to improving the care of infants and children worldwide through multi-disciplinary, simulation-based education, training, and research in pediatric simulation.

We strive to bring the knowledge and skills we have gained to the widest possible audience, and welcome all healthcare professionals who care for children and infants regardless of where you practice, for we truly are IPSS Global.

Since our first meeting in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, membership to the International Pediatric Simulation Society has grown to span the globe.

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IPSS Virtual Connect – Tuesday, 28 April, 2020 – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

“We’re in this together,” and you are invited to engage with IPSS members at IPSS Virtual Connect. Since we can’t be together in Florida until October, we’re hosting a virtual business meeting and presentations on using simulation as a tool for discovering new processes in a pandemic.

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COVID-19 Update for IPSSW2020 – Postponed until October 2020

Updated: May 1, 2020

The COVID-19 global pandemic is inflicting dynamic changes on us all. As you know, the IPSS leadership and the IPSSW meeting organizing committee have been closely monitoring this fluid situation and have been in frequent discussion regarding contingencies and options.

With worldwide concerns continuing to escalate rather than diminish, recent WHO and CDC announcements/advice and increasingly stringent institutional travel restrictions, we have decided, after long and careful consideration, to reschedule IPSSW2020.

IPSSW2020 city and venues (Vinoy Hotel and John’s Hopkins Simulation Centre) will remain unchanged. The new date is 23-26 October 2020, with pre-conference activities on Friday 23 October 2020. Note this configuration spans a weekend, dissimilar to previous IPSSWs.

We want to thank you all, our members, partners, sponsors and delegates for your ongoing support and understanding.

If you have additional questions you can contact us at

We look forward to seeing you all in St. Petersburg in October.

IPSSW2020 Postponement Information

IPSS Blog and Newsletters

IPSS Insights is a monthly publication providing valuable news and content to our members. Insights stories are shared on the Newsletters and Blog page located here.

NEW! IPSS welcomes blog articles from our members – to submit an article, click here.

Join IPSS’s Global Member Community

The IPSS member community contributes to a global voice supporting continued research, training and implementation of simulation-based pediatric care.

Members help support our mission and our annual meetings – the International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops, known as IPSSW. Your membership to IPSS demonstrates strong representation for our field, which enhances sponsorship and other means of support for our society.

Other benefits of IPSS membership includes:

  • Exclusive member discounts on IPSSW
  • Online member portal
  • A scenario library containing over 100 vetted pediatric scenarios categorized by area of specialization
  • Members-only media
  • Leadership opportunities

Publications in Pediatric Simulation for April 2020

We collect the titles of the most current publications on pediatric simulation from both the PubMed and CINAHL indexing systems and present them here for the benefit of the simulation community. Check back every month to see what’s been published in the field.

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For information about becoming an IPSS Affiliate Organization, sponsorship opportunities or exhibiting at IPSSW2020 contact us at


I am a UK-trained Neonatologist working in Starship NICU in Auckland, New Zealand. I am a member of the Douglas Starship Simulation faculty and lead the simulation programmer in NICU. My key simulation interests include education, communication and patient safety. I have been an active member of IPSS since 2011, member of the Education Committee since 2012, am a past Co-Chair of the Education Committee (2017-2018) and a current member of the Board of Directors. In collaboration with others, I established the IPSS-INSPIRE Fellowship in 2018 and am on the working group leading this initiative. My vision for IPSS is to continue to support collaborative knowledge sharing and research development in the pediatric and perinatal simulation community. My wish for IPSS is to see an increasing number of non-physician members and to support and develop the ability of those still at the early stage of simulation.





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