IPSS NEW Educational Offerings

IPSS NEW Educational Offerings

As we announced in the January issue of INSIGHTS, we were inspired to develop additional avenues for you to connect, collaborate and have exclusive access to global leaders without the constraints of location and time.

This year we will provide a year-long view of our educational offerings that includes multiple opportunities for learning and connecting each month. Detailed for you below are the modalities we will be offering and descriptions to help you find what you need.

Each month you will receive an email with the upcoming offerings and registration links to sign up. You can also find details on the website and in the calendar of events.

We look forward to even more connection with you in 2021!

NEW! IPSS Community Chat

A member of IPSS leadership will facilitate these virtual community chats to allow members and non-members an informal setting to network, engage and collaborate.

  • Frequency: Monthly – 3rd week of the month
  • Date/Time: Day and time will vary
  • Registration: Attendance is free for members and we encourage you to bring a non-member colleague
  • Delivery mode: Virtual

Register for February Community Chat

  • Date/Time: 10 February 2021 @ 2-3 PM EST


Our current webinar series will be enhanced as we offer flexible formats to allow for deeper audience participation and hands-on learning from our global experts.

  • Frequency: Monthly – 4th week of the month
  • Date/Time: Day and time will vary
  • Registration: Attendance is free for members and $50 for non-members
  • Delivery mode: Virtual or On Demand

Register for February Webinar

  • Date/Time: 24 February 2021 @ 10-11AM EST
  • Webinar title: Measuring the impact of simulation: an introduction to run and control charts
  • Presenter: Ellen S Deutsch, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP, FSSH, CPPS
  • Description: Proving that simulation has made a difference in patient care processes can be difficult; but there are ways to look at the impact of simulation using quality improvement tools. This session provides an introduction to the use of run charts and statistical process control charts to evaluate process changes that can be applied to simulation.

NEW! Spring Symposium

We are thrilled to offer a half-day virtual Symposium: Simulation Transforming Safety, where we explore the use of simulation through the lens of design thinking and safety II. During the course you will learn to approach simulation through safety II, a positive approach to address resiliency and adaptability as well as apply design thinking to using simulation for systems testing.

  • Date/Time: 19 May 2021 | 1pm-7pm EST
  • Registration: Registration will open 15 February
  • Delivery Mode: Virtual

We ask that you take a 60 seconds to answer 5 questions that will assist us in finalizing a program specific to your needs.


Premium Education Sessions

Building on the IPSSV experience this past October, we are providing an exclusive opportunity to attend three additional premium online education events. These additional sessions will feature timely topics and be presented by thought leaders and experts in the field of pediatric simulation. Sessions will range from 90-120 mins and formats will vary to maximize attendee engagement and provide direct access to these presenters’ expertise.

  • Frequency: February, March and April
  • Date/Time: Day and time will vary
  • Registration: Attendance is free for those who purchased IPSSV Premium Registrationand $50 for all others (member and non-member)
  • Delivery mode: Virtual or On Demand

Register for February Premium Education Session

  • Date/Time: 22 February 2021 @ Noon-1 PM EST
  • Title: Simulation in the COVID Era – the Conversation Continues
  • Speakers: Lennox Huang, MD, FAAP, CPE, Stephanie Sudikoff, MD, Jennifer Reid, MD, Tensing Maa, MD, FAAP
  • Description: We are excited to hear from the expert panel that originally presented at the April 2020 IPSSV! These expert panelists are reconvening to look at the state of simulation after a year of the COVID-19 pandemic.


We will continue to hold the International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops each year, be it in-person (IPSSW) or virtual (IPSSV). At IPSSW/V we gather renowned global experts for the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation. Attendees discussed the role simulation plays to provide safe and effective care to sick children and infants, and the continued evolution and expansion of pediatric simulation across the globe.

  • Date/Time: 2021 will be held again in the Fall. The conference is typically held in April/May
  • Registration: varies by type, member, non-member and institutional rates available.
  • The call for abstracts will open this spring for IPSSW2021.

NEW! MasterMind Series

This new series will offer practical training programs comprised of applications-based courses aimed at experienced professionals. We will emphasize learning through discussion of real-world case studies and practical solutions to issues. Recognized global experts will lead in-depth sessions that address current trends and best practices to inspire interactive discussions and group knowledge-sharing.

  • Frequency: Quarterly
  • Date/Time: Day and time will vary
  • Registration: Exclusive to members only, no cost to attend
  • Delivery mode: Virtual

Series will begin summer 2021


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.



Dr. Carl Horsley

Intensivist, Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, New Zealand

Clinical Lead for Patient Safety, Health Quality and Safety Commission, New Zealand

Dr. Carl Horsley dual trained in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, and works clinically in the Critical Care Complex of Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. As part of his work there, he developed an in-situ simulation program specifically focused on building the adaptive capacity of the ICU team. This was put to the test in the Whakaari volcanic eruption with Middlemore being the national burns centre responding to a mass casualty event.

Carl is currently completing an MSc in Human Factors and System Safety at Lund University, Sweden with a thesis focusing on the sociology of safety.  He is also part of the Resilient Healthcare Society which is an international collaboration exploring the implications of resilience engineering in healthcare. As Clinical Lead for Patient Safety at the Health Quality Safety Commission, Carl is also involved in developing innovative approaches that support “work-as-done” by frontline to improve both patient care and staff wellbeing. He has published several book chapters on resilient healthcare and presented widely on the topic.


Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak

Emergency Physician & Trauma Team Leader, Assistant Professor

St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto

Following an unsuccessful career as an intramural basketball player, Dr. Petrosoniak now works as an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital. He’s an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and an associate scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He’s the lead for translational simulation at St. Michael’s Hospital which involves the application of simulation techniques to identify issues and support the design of solutions related to healthcare delivery and improving health service outcomes.

More accurately, he seeks to reduce the number of F-bombs by providers linked to poor system/space design in healthcare. He also applies this work in the private sector as the co-founder of Advanced Performance Healthcare Design, a design and consulting firm that uses multi-modal simulation techniques to inform the design of clinical infrastructure, equipment and high performing teams.




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