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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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. Watch for the full program in early February.

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 are noted below to help you budget or request funding.

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 – $800 $1050
Non-Physician – $700 $900
Resident/Trainee – $575 $725
Student – $250 $350
Regular Registration – After March 30
Member Non Member
Physician – $1050 $1300
Non-Physician – $900 $1000
Resident/Trainee – $725 $875
Student – $300 $400


Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West

La Guardiaweg 59 NL-1043 DE

Amsterdam Netherlands

+31 6 2165 1339

IPSSW will be held at the Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West. Decorated by world-renowned designer Karim Rashid, the hotel offers ideal accommodation in the capital city of the Netherlands. Reach Amsterdam city center in just 6 minutes from the nearby train station. Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS) is also only a 10-minute ride away.

  • Excellent transport options, including the train, tram, metro and major roadways.
  • 2-minute walk from Sloterdijk station with direct connections to the terminal of Schiphol Airport as well as Amsterdam Central Station.
  • Comfortable, colorful rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi.
  • Trendy hotel dining and a rooftop bar
  • Parking available on site.

The IPSS conference rate is 169.00 EUR (single occupancy) and 189.00 EUR (double occupancy) plus 4% sales tax. The room rate is in EUR per night and includes VAT, applicable charges as well as:

  • Free access to the fresh breakfast buffet
  • Free access to the modern fitness area
  • Free fast wireless Internet access in your guest room

The conference rate will be honored three nights pre/post of the conference dates based on availability.  The deadline to make reservations at the group rate is Monday, March 26, 2018.  Don’t delay in making your hotel reservations; we may sell-out of the group rate prior to March 26.

Make your reservations: 

  1. Go to https://www.parkinn.com/hotel-amsterdam-west
  2. Enter the dates of the stay and fill in the required number of rooms and guests
  3. Under Advanced Search – Fill in the “Promotional Code:“ box with IPSSW
  4. Click on “Book”
  5. Book the room

Internet Access: IPSS is pleased to provide complimentary wireless high-speed internet access in your guest room.

Airport Transportation Information

Train Station: Within walking distance from Sloterdijk Station, the hotel puts guests near Amsterdam’s 2nd biggest train station, which offers frequent, direct train connections to Central Station within 7 minutes, to Schiphol Airport within 12 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. The trip from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West will cost approximately $36. 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 canbe 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.


Easily reach Amsterdam city centre from the hotel 
Within walking distance from Sloterdijk Station, the hotel puts guests near Amsterdam’s 2nd biggest train station, which offers frequent, direct train connections to Central Station within 7 minutes, to Schiphol Airport within 12 minutes and to all other major cities in the Netherlands.

Reach the city centre via the efficient public transport system, or do as the Dutch do and explore Amsterdam by bicycle. The hotel is located close to the Amsterdam Ring Road (A10) and provides a secure car park with 300 parking spaces. 

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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