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Member Spotlight

Dr. Ades is the medical co-director of the CHOP Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation, the Director of the NICU Simulation Program at CHOP, and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

What are your research interests?

While research is not my main academic focus, I love to be involved in research projects from design to execution. As a neonatologist and simulationist, I am particularly interested in research that helps us learn how to best teach and sustain resuscitation skills at the interprofessional level. I am currently working with several members of INSPIRE and IPSS to see how we can adopt the successes of the IMPACTs group and apply that to the delivery room.

What is the most innovative sim-related activity you do in your work?

I am starting to explore some of the more high-tech innovations, such as virtual reality. One project I am particularly proud of is the computer based Neonatal Resuscitation Program eSIM development which was an incredible experience! Participating in this project really gave me perspective on how challenging these types of programs are to develop. I am always looking for ways to integrate small innovations into simulation programs and manikin modifications to increase the fidelity of scenarios and procedures. This being said, I am definitely a believer in that usually simpler is better (if only our patients followed the same maxim).

Why did you join IPSS?

I joined IPSS hoping to find a group of simulation-oriented colleagues with shared interest in pediatrics, and, more specifically, neonatology. It has been a great way to collaborate and learn from each other. What do you gain from your IPSS membership? IPSS membership provides me with a home to share my simulation and neonatal interests with others. Participating in IPSS is a great way to meet fellow simulationists from all over the globe. I also love being involved in the Education Committee and brainstorming on ways we can develop projects that will benefit the whole community.

What are you looking forward to at IPSSV?

I am excited to “see” everyone, listening to the amazing keynote talks that are planned and getting lots of new ideas for expanding my simulation repertoire!

 

Dr. Ades completed pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. She then joined the faculty at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2001. She is currently the medical co-director of the CHOP Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation, the Director of our NICU Simulation Program at CHOP, and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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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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