Michael Wagner

Board of Directors Trainee
Michael Wagner

About Michael Wagner

Michael Wagner is a neonatal fellow at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. In addition, he is currently completing his PhD with a focus on pediatric simulation, resuscitation, and patient safety. He is responsible for the Pediatric Simulation Training Center, which provides simulation courses in pediatric medicine for students, physicians, midwives, and nurses. In 2015 he was one of the founding members of “Netzwerk Kindersimulation”, a network for pediatric simulation, where he is also the chair at the moment. Furthermore, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada and Yale University, New Haven, USA leading to ongoing international research collaborations.

His research focuses on improving pediatric and neonatal resuscitation as well as patient safety, cognitive behavior and on innovative future training. In terms of simulation training, he is interested in introducing and evaluating new teaching practices. Regarding this, he implemented a student peer-teaching simulation training as well as an interprofessional simulation training with medical and nursing students, for which he received the Patient Safety Award.

As a BOD trainee, he would like to serve as a liaison between IPSS and the simulation (research) network in the European region, but also for connecting young trainees with other specialists and disciplines. Michael would also like to serve as a mentor for other young investigators and to help creating IPSS fellowships and certifications.


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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