Q&A with Dr. Elaine Ng
We asked Dr. Ng, Pediatric Anesthesiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, a few questions about her work and IPSS.
What is the most innovative sim-related activity you do in your work?
I am afraid I don’t do anything too innovative! Looking back, we were quite early to jump on the bandwagon to do in situ simulation in the operating room, rapid cycle deliberate practice, telesimulation…. when these types of sims were still quite novel.
Why did you join IPSS?
I joined IPSS because it’s THE society that binds all of us pediatric simulation enthusiasts! I renew my membership every year because I find that every conversation I’ve had at IPSS is completely relevant to what I do. I do not need to translate whatever’s been discussed and adapt or modify to fit the pediatric healthcare environment. It’s definitely worth investing time and energy with this society… doing my bit having been part of the MOC for the IPPSW conference in Toronto and now serving as co-chair for the Education Committee.
What do you gain from your IPSS membership?
I’ve met lots of like-minded educators and simulation enthusiasts – very smart and cool people from all over the world.
What did you enjoy most about IPSSV this year?
I loved IPSSV – I could attend in my PJs! Just kidding. It was a great way to connect with everyone and the time difference with colleagues around the world was not too much of an issue. I was able to review the posters in my own time and listen to the keynote speakers a couple of times.
Dr. Elaine Ng is a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the Lead Quality and Safety in the Simulation Steering Committee at the hospital. Her main interests in simulation are related to team training and patient safety.