IPSS has 8 committees to support its mission

1) IDAC – International Development and Advocacy

  • Performs necessary Public Affairs functions as directed by the Board of Directors.
  • Facilitates international relations as directed by the Board of Directors.
  • Coordinate the actions of the Society regarding official Position Statements
  • Serves as resource for requested speakers representing the Society, in addition to Continuing Education Committee, or as directed by the Board of Directors.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Board of Directors.
  • A member appointed by the Chair will serve as a liaison to any task force or other committee responsible for Affiliation Contracts or projects.

2) Affiliations Committee

  • Shall be responsible for all affiliations such as with other societies or professional organizations.
  • Shall review all affiliations and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • The committee shall assist the Board of Directors in negotiations for the establishment of affiliations and provide a continuous review of all aspects of existing affiliations.

3) Articles and Bylaws Committee

  • Makes recommendations of Bylaws changes to Board of Directors as needed
  • Makes an annual review and report to Board of Directors regarding full Bylaws review and any necessary changes.

4) Education Committee

  • Advises on and participates in development and evaluation of all educational courses, conferences and educational materials.
  • Applies to and maintains all accreditations.
  • Reviews and takes appropriate action regarding applications for CME and CE joint sponsorship.
  • Conducts membership educational needs surveys and recommends means to provide for identified needs
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Board of Directors.

5) Membership Committee

  • Creates membership surveys, recognition and awards mechanisms as appropriate.
  • Recommends activities to promote membership.
  • Provides oversight and support for Affinity Groups and Special Interest Groups.
  • Chair serves on the Nominating Committee.

6) Nominating Committee

  • Composition. The nine (9) members of the Nominating Committee will be made up of the following:
  • Three members of the Board of Directors to include the president, the vice president and secretary (or other member of the Board of Directors).
  • Three individuals chosen jointly by the president, immediate past president and vice president from the committee chairs and vice- chairs to facilitate diversity of specialties.
  • The chairs of the membership and bylaws committees

7) Research Committee in conjunction with INSPIRE

  • Works collaboratively with existing research networks to establish consensus pediatric simulation research priorities, common simulation research terminology, and a common simulation research template.
  • Informs the membership on simulation research opportunities, including potential grants (with appropriate attention to potential conflicts of interest).
  • Recommends methods for the Society to recognize excellence and/or special needs pertaining to simulation-based research.
  • Promotes research, development and refinement of new simulation methods in the healthcare professions.
  • Creates system to facilitate mentorship of and nurture new and young investigators
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Board of Directors.

8) WebCAM – Website, Communication and Marketing Committee

  • Development and maintenance of internet web site (www.ipssglobal.org).
  • Recommends and implements communication strategies to enhance access to Society resources, including membership expertise and digital information.
  • Develops and recommends all policies and materials pertaining to the marketing of the Society for the recruitment of membership, personnel and benefactors.
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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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