IPSSW 2020

The 12th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops IPSSW2020

St. Petersburg, Florida I 26-29 April, 2020

Making Waves – Innovate, Integrate, Motivate

Renowned global experts will gather for the world’s largest meeting dedicated exclusively to pediatric and perinatal simulation. Over three days, attendees will discuss 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.

Call for Abstracts

Submit your 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 and instructional sessions 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 five presentation formats.

Presentation formats:

  • Oral Themed Presentation Sessions
  • Traditional Poster Round Presentation Sessions
  • Ideas and Work-in-Progress Roundtable Discussions
  • Interactive Instructional Workshops
  • Immersive Simulation Workshops

Review the Abstract Submission Guidelines and submit your proposal using the abstract submission platform no later than Monday, 18 November 2019 at 11:59 PM (GMT).

DEADLINE EXTENDED to 11:59 PM Sunday, November 24th



Global Visibility and Networking – Discuss your findings with other experts from around the world. Your research will be exposed to a diverse audience of hundreds of representatives from industry and academia, attending from over 40 countries.

Visibility – You will be recognized in the programme providing a better opportunity to be funded. You will build your network of colleagues who are interested in your topic.

Improve Presentation Skills – Whether you are accepted for an oral presentation or a poster, you will continue to develop your presentation skills, an essential competency in any career.

Peer Feedback – Peer review is vital part of any research project. Not only will peers review your proposal during the submission process, if selected to present, you will immediately receive feedback from your peers in an intellectually robust environment.

Program Highlights

Experience hands-on and immersive simulations at one of the country’s leading centers during pre-conference and afternoon workshops. Learn from the experts and see the highest quality simulators in the market.

Learn the latest advancements in pediatric and neonatal simulation. Expand your horizons through the large variety of education sessions in various tracks offered at IPSSW2020.

Located in downtown St. Petersburg, the Vinoy Renaissance hotel is complete with historic elegance and architecture. Explore the marina, restaurants and nightlife of this exciting city.

Connect with industry professionals from all over the globe and see the products, services and the latest technology in simulation. Return with new relationships and knowledge that will keep you at the forefront of your field.

Sponsor or Exhibit at IPSSW2020

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.

IPSSW2020 Meeting Organizing Committee

Anne Ades
Jennifer Arnold
Brittany Dahlen
Justin Jeffers
Nancy Tofil
Travis Whitfil


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