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Kimberly Stone

Past President
Kimberly Stone, MD
US

About Kimberly Stone

I am a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician and simulation leader at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA where I co-direct the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation program and am the Head of Systems Integration and Patient Safety for our hospital simulation program. I have been utilizing simulation for interprofessional education, team training, environmental evaluation and design, and systems improvement to improve patient safety for the past 11 years.

I have been a member of IPSS since its inception. My journey began as an attendee of IPSSW, excited about the energy of this amazing group of pediatric and perinatal professionals with shared goals and dreams. I became Chair of the Affiliations Committee and helped IPSS form vital partnerships with simulation colleagues from around the world. Four years ago, I joined the Board of Directors, and three years ago became the Secretary. I have used my position on the board to help our society identify priorities, strengthen existing relationships, and manage the business of running a society while also understanding and addressing the needs of our members. 

Over the past three years, IPSS has made much progress in strengthening our infrastructure and supporting our global mission and vision. However, much work remains. We need to focus on bringing the voice of members forward: expanding the breadth and depth of our membership in order to understand and address the needs of pediatric simulation experts around the world. For IPSSW 2017, we made a concerted effort to include our non-provider colleagues, such as our nursing, allied health professional and pre-hospital colleagues, recognizing that we need their voice to advance of the field of pediatric simulation worldwide. Our aim is to leverage our numerous partners to collaborate towards shared goals, harnessing our collective energy to make a positive impact worldwide.

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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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