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Working Together to Inspire the Global Pediatric Simulation Community

IPSS’ Affiliations Committee forms partnerships with other organizations, societies and special interest groups to support our mission to inspire, grow and lead the global Pediatric Simulation community.  We work with our affiliates to promote each respective organization, share and develop new knowledge, skills and resources; provide opportunities for collaboration, and enhance the dissemination of innovations and solutions amongst the wider simulation community.

This month we begin a series highlighting affiliated organizations with Mobile Pediatric Simulation (MPS).

MPS is a non-profit group of professionals who are internationally accredited and expert in health care simulation-based teaching. Since its launch in February 2016, MPS aims to demonstrate, implement and disseminate unique high-quality pediatric simulation-based experience everywhere in the globe.

The MPS team designed and conducted 44 free-of-charge simulation workshops under eight types of curricula in Qatar and seven other countries based upon an educational needs assessment. They attracted more than 1000 local, regional as well as international candidates.

MPS members continuously improve themselves not only in pediatrics and simulation but also in other disciplines like arts and sciences. MPS’ work aligns with IPSS strategic plan in delivering high quality patient care. It provides a system of support, resources, knowledge and encouragement – exactly what is needed to change ideas into reality.

IPSS works with affiliates to promote global gatherings of the simulation community, provide discounts on membership fees, and more. Learn moreabout IPSS affiliates on our website.

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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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