Board of Directors Trainee
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.