IPSSW 2018

Register for IPSSW2018!

Do not miss the 10th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW2018) in Amsterdam on 14-16 May 2018 to keep improving pediatric healthcare through simulation with professionals from all around the world.

10th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops
P3: Preparation. Practise. Performance.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands ǀ 14-16 May, 2018
The world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation


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Group Discounts

Sign up as a group and save on registration fees. Multiple members of the same organization or institution, or multiple authors of a presentation, will receive savings for the entire group when you register together. Email info@ipssglobal.org for more details and to register. The discount is extended to groups of five or more. 

Join renowned and global experts in the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation for three days of in-depth discussion on 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.

IPSSW2018 will feature distinguished international speakers from a range of industries with important insights applicable to our practice.

Don’t miss an inspiring conference with unmatched networking and knowledge exchange in hands-on workshops, roundtable sessions, special interest groups and poster presentations!

Who should attend?

All pediatric subspecialties from novice to expert level: Physicians, Nursing, Allied Health Care, Simulation Educators and Researchers, Technicians and Administrators. Plan to attend and take an active role in the advancement of pediatric simulation science for the purpose of improving education and patient outcomes in perinatal and pediatric medicine.

Meeting Organizing Committee

We are thrilled to host you in Amsterdam this year!

David Grant
Lydia Lofton
Tim Antonius
Justin Jeffers
Travis Whitfill

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

The IPSS Annual Conference provides multiple marketing opportunities in a fun environment. Contact us today to learn more about being a sponsor in 2018. Info@ipssglobal.org

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Speakers and Program

We are thrilled to highlight our keynote and plenary session speakers for IPSSW2018.

View the full online searchable program

Magdalena Bak-Maier
Lou Halamek
Erik Hollnagel
Jene Meulstee
Milou van Ingen
Peter Weinstock

Registration Details

The Registration Brochure provides full details about the conference including registration details, session topics and schedule, networking events and hotel information.

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Registration Fees: Registration Fees noted below to help you budget or request funding. Registration Fees are calculated in EUROS at the fluctuating exchange rate. Payment will be converted and collected in USD at the time of purchase and may be subject to foreign transaction fees and currency conversion fees.

We encourage you to take advantage of the member discounted rate and join or renew your membership before registering for the conference. Once you do, you will automatically see the member rates applied. Contact the IPSS staff team if you have any questions or need assistance.

Early Bird Registration – up to March 30
Member Non Member
Physician – €689 €901
Non-Physician – €638 €780
Resident/Trainee – €496 €628
Student – €223 €304
Regular Registration – After March 30
Member Non Member
Physician – €890 €1100
Non-Physician – €770 €850
Resident/Trainee – €620 €740
Student – €260 €340


Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center
Schiphol Boulevard 101, Amsterdam, 10118BG, Netherlands
(31)(20) 316 4300


We have negotiated a special, reduced rate for our conference attendees at an alternate hotel nearby. The NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Hotel has a conference rate for 4 nights from May 13th – May 16th for $159,  including VAT with breakfast. You can book that via this link

If you wish to book a room for less than 4 nights or on different dates you must contact Luc and Karin directly using the below:

Subject Line: Room reservation IPSSW

  • Name:
  • Check-in date:
  • Check-out date:

Send to Luc l.donk@nh-hotels.com and copy Karin k.ladenius@nh-hotels.com

NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Hotel Information for reference:

  • Address: Kruisweg 495, 2132 NA Hoofddorp, Netherlands
  • Free Shuttle: Runs every 30 minutes to the airport. Attendees can take the shuttle to the airport and walk across the street to our conference location at the Sheraton.
  • Uber: 7 minute drive from NH Airport Hotel to Sheraton Airport Hotel

Please note: there is a city-wide convention in Amsterdam during IPSSW, so options are selling out fast. 

We recommend you check and confirm lodging before registering for the conference, as we will be unable to refund registration fees due to lack of accommodations and there are still plenty nearby to be had. 

If you prefer to reserve a room at the Sheraton outside of our negotiated rate and room block, contact Elaine van Schaick at Elaine.Vanschaick@sheraton.com for the best available rate. 

IPSSW will be held at the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center. Directly connected to Schiphol Amsterdam Airport via a covered walkway, Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center is located less than 5 minutes from the airport’s arrival and departure halls, and only 15 minutes away from the city centre of Amsterdam by train.

Hotel features include:

  • 24-hour fitness centre and spa
  • business centre
  • Club Lounge
  • Sheraton Sleep Experience ® Bed
  • Three distinctive dining options
  • Internet access – IPSS will provide complimentary wireless high-speed internet access in your guest room

Airport Transportation Information

While you won’t need to leave the airport to get to the Sheraton, here are options should you want to venture out on your own.

Train Station: The hotel puts guests near Amsterdam’s train station, which offers frequent, direct train connections to Central Station within 7 minutes and to all other major cities in the Netherlands.

Taxis: The taxi stand is located at the airport’s exit, this is where passengers can wait in line for taxi service. It is strongly advised to only take rides from officially approved taxi drivers. Officially approved taxis will have roof lights displaying the name of their operator and blue number license plates. It is recommended that you verify payment type before the ride.

Uber: Uber offers transportation services from the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. All ride pick ups are located on the arrivals level. UberX rides are in front of Exit B. UberBLACK and UberVAN rides are in front of Exit C.

Car Rental: There are several car rental facilities available within the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Rental cars can be pre-booked online or rented the day of arrival if there is availability. It is recommended to book in advance. All cars can be picked up at the Car Rental and Service Desk, located in Schiphol Plaza, that airport’s main foyer. Prices are subject to vary based on availability and type of car.

Local Information – What to see and do

The city of Amsterdam is loaded with cultural and historic attractions, sights, sounds, tastes and experiences. Head to the Rijksmuseum for centuries of fine art, including the brilliant works of the Dutch Masters. A visit to the Anne Frank House is a sobering, but worthwhile Amsterdam experience. The train station outside the airport offers frequent, direct, convenient transportation to Amsterdam’s city centre only 15 minutes away. https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/see-and-do

 Call for Abstracts

Please note that the call for abstracts for oral, workshop, roundtable and poster presentations is now closed. The submission deadline was December 11, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent by the end of January. 

The Abstract Committee hosted the submission of original scholarly work in pediatric simulation research or education, technology development and evaluation.

Completed projects, as well as works in progress will be considered. Abstracts previously presented at regional, national or international meetings will also be considered. Simulation research using standardized patients/actors and virtual reality as well as mannequin simulators, task trainers and computer-based simulations are encouraged.

All abstract submissions will undergo peer-review. The Abstract Committee will allocate accepted abstracts to one of four presentation formats, based on scientific merit and preference indicated by authors.

Presentation formats:

  • Oral presentations in themed sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Themed roundtable / panel discussions
  • Workshops

Review the Abstract Submission Guidelines


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