IPSSW 2019

The 11th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops

Toronto, Canada | 20-22 May, 2019

Global Learning. Global Leading. 

Renowned and global experts will gather for 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. (Prices shown in USD)

The inspiring conference will provide unmatched networking and knowledge exchange in hands-on workshops, roundtable sessions, special interest groups and poster presentations.

Attendees include all pediatric subspecialties working in simulation, from novice to expert levels –  physicians, nurses, allied health care specialists, simulation experts and researchers, technicians and administrators.

Sponsor or Exhibit at IPSSW2019

IPSS provides multiple opportunities to increase your organization’s visibility and gain attendee awareness through sponsorship and exhibiting. Review the options to select the level of exposure and target audience that is right for you.

2019 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

2019 Exhibitors

Pre-Conference Research Summit

INSPIRE & IPSS are proud to be hosting a one-day research accelerator in Toronto on May 19, 2019 from 8am to 5pm, with a reception to follow, titled: “Saving Lives: Improving the Quality of Pediatric Resuscitation Across the World.”

This innovative research summit will bring together healthcare simulation scientists with industry thought leaders and other stakeholder partners to brainstorm ways to accelerate science and progress in saving pediatric lives from cardiac arrest.

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Each of five break-out groups will address the question: How do we save more pediatric lives from cardiac arrest around the world by accelerating discoveries in these various areas through healthcare simulation science? Focus areas will be:

  • Digital technology (e.g. serious games, virtual reality, augmented reality)
  • Educational best practice & translation
  • Low resource settings and other disparities
  • Technology integration, Smart environments & Interoperability
  • Systems of Care

The summit will culminate in presentations by each of the domain working groups to our expert panel of judges in a “shark-tank” style process. The “winning” presentation will be crafted into a request-for-funding proposal for our next INSPIRE award solicitation – directly translating the work into a funded research project.

Registration is $125 USD or $50 USD for students/trainees, and can be added while registering for IPSSW2019.

Speakers and Program

IPSSW will feature over 500 keynote and plenary session speakers who are well-known and experienced experts in the field of pediatric simulation. Start planning your conference experience today! View the online searchable program to see the full schedule, speaker information and exhibitor list.

Keynote Speakers

Adam Cheng, MD 
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary

Walter Tavares, PhD
Post-MD Scientist, Post MD Education, The Wilson Centre
University of Toronto

Adam Levine
Professor of Anesthesiology, Otolaryngology and Pharmacological Sciences and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai Health System

Elaine Meyer, PhD, RN
Senior Attending Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Bioethics; Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Patricia Trbovich
Associate Professor of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Rana Sharara-Chami, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American University of Beirut

Christian Mukwesi
Head of Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care. Rwanda Military Hospital

Lodging and Travel Information

The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Toronto. Book here to receive our special, negotiated rates starting at CA$249 per night.

Hyatt Regency
370 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone number: +1 416-343-1234

Hotel Features include:

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Full service business centre
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Three restaurants and bars

The city of Toronto is loaded with cultural and historic attractions, sights, sounds, tastes and experiences. Visit their tourism website for the latest listing of local attractions and events.

Please note: for travel into Canada, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond your planned date of departure. If you are traveling outside of the U.S. or Canada, please verify your travel requirements online here.

Get a discount on your travel with UP Express

UP Express connects Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 stress-free minutes—less than half the time it often takes by car.  Trains leave every 15 minutes with the first train departing Pearson Station at 05:27 and the last train departing at 00:57. There’s no easier or more convenient way to get to or from Toronto Pearson.

Visit UPexpress.com before May 20, 2019 and use promo code IPSS2019 to get your 25% discount on adult return tickets (round-trip) from Pearson Station to Union Station (regular price $24.70* CAD). Tickets are valid for one year.

  • Select “From Pearson to Union
  • Select an adult return ticket for your round-trip
  • Add to order then click the “Buy Now” button to checkout to pay for your ticket
  • At checkout – apply promo code IPSS2019 during purchase

IPSSW2019 Meeting Organizing Committee

Jon Duff
Elaine Ng
Justin Jeffers
Lydia Lofton
Aaron Calhoun


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