The 12th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops –

IPSSV2020: A Virtual Experience

26-28 October 2020

Thank you for all who joined us last week for IPSSV2020: A Virtual Experience it was a huge success because of you. We are proud to provide an innovative, interactive, live streaming format to over 560 individuals and look forward to next year.

At IPSSV2020 renowned global experts gathered 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.

Our commitment holds true in our virtual convening as it does at our in-person events, that we enable members to present their scientific work making it accessible to our global membership. IPSSV2020 exceeded expectations and meet attendees in the moment with a format that promised to be even more engaging, thought provoking and relevant than ever. 

IPSSV2020 A Virtual Experience

IPSSV2020 is presented through a robust, online platform that offers you all of the elements found at our in-person convening:

  • Networking with peers via video chat, session discussions and messaging
  • Experiencing cutting-edge technology from sponsors in the virtual exhibit hall and special demo sessions
  • Earning CME/CNE credits in an efficient, cost-effective way
  • Gaining valuable insight from a new keynote speaker every day
  • Developing new skills in daily workshops
  • Engaging with authors of the latest advancements in the field through oral themed sessions and discussion
  • Gathering and providing feedback for ongoing work presented in the poster gallery


Hear from IPSS members and attendees on why being part of the IPSS community has been so impactful to them. Learn how we can support you in your personal and professional growth.

Choose the IPSSV2020 Option That’s Best for You

A variety of pricing options guarantees that the educational opportunities available at IPSSV2020 will be available and accessible to all. IPSS members receive a significant discount. Not a member? Join when you register; your membership pays for itself in this one conference!

Premium Access


When you select Premium Access, you receive access to three days of outstanding content at IPSSV2020 26-28 October, as well as 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.


  • Access to the live event 26-28 October 2020 
  • On demand access to content for a FULL YEAR (until 26 October 2021)
  • CME/CNE credits
  • Exclusive opportunity to attend three additional premium online education events

Registration Rate (USD):

  • $400 – Member Physician and Non-Physician 
  • $200 – Member Trainee/Student 
  • $100 – Member Low Middle Income countries*
  • $700 – Non Member

*LMIC Tier 1 or Tier 2 as defined on the IPSS website

Standard Access


When you select Standard Access, you receive access to three days of outstanding content at IPSSV2020 26-28 October. Engage with attendees, exhibitors and leading experts in pediatric simulation.


  • Access to the live event 26-28 October 2020 and all sessions on demand starting 2 November – 6 November
  • CME/CNE credits

Registration Rate (USD):

  • $250 – Member Physician and Non-Physician 
  • $125 – Member Trainee/Student 
  • $0 – Member Low Middle Income countries*
  • $500 – Non Member

Do you have a large staff?


This is the perfect option to bring your entire team and benefit collectively from the content and access to experts. Many institutions use the content in their training curriculum for the year and as a staff accreditation tool.

  • Get 10% off 6 or more registrations from one organization made at one time.


  • For $5,000 an unlimited number of registrants from the same institution can have Premium Access.


*At least one person from the institution must be a member of IPSS.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and International Pediatric Simulation Society. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 17.25 ANCC contact hours.

Keynote Speakers

Image copyright owned and created by Edward Rieker. Any non-consensual usage will be prosecuted to the full extent of the United States Copyright law.
Topic: The GNSH 30-Minute Weekly Team Engagement
Walter Tavares Updated Photo
Topic: Roads Less Traveled: Simulation as a Continuing Professional Development Strategy
Sujatha Thyagarajan
Topic: PediSTARS: Journey and Road ahead
Topic: PediSTARS: Journey and Road ahead
Dr. Rakshay Shetty
Topic: PediSTARS: Journey and Road ahead
Topic: Evidence-based solutions and training simulations for clients on the topics of team dynamics and crisis management

Meeting Organizing Committee

Justin Jeffers
Justin Jeffers, Co-Chair
Jen Arnold MD
Jennifer Arnold, Co-Chair
Brittany Dahlen (1)
Brittany Dahlen
Anne Ades
Nancy Tofil
Nancy Tofil
Travis Whitfill


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Sponsor IPSSV2020: A Virtual Experience

With dedicated exhibit hall time, sponsor trivia, a robust platform to showcase your products and technology and demonstration sessions, IPSSV promises to be every bit as engaging as our in-person event.

To secure your space, contact us at info@ipssglobal.org or (913) 202-1781.

Why Should You Sponsor or Exhibit? 

  • Promote your brand to a global audience
  • Showcase your products & services
  • Build & strengthen relationships
  • Share your industry expertise
  • Network with peers & customers

A Special Note for IPSSW2020 In-person Event Registrants

We’ve made it easy to convert your in-person event registration to the virtual event registration. Please contact us at info@ipssglobal.org if you have any questions. 

Refunds will be issued to registrants that were previously registered starting October 29th and completed by November 15.


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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