Join the IPSS Community!

International Pediatric Simulation Society membership contributes to a global voice supporting continued research, training and implementation of simulation-based pediatric care. Members help support our mission and future IPSSW meetings by demonstrating strong representation for our field, which enhances sponsorship and other means of support for our society.

The IPSS community is a global multi-professional community spanning over 30 countries. Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Practice Provider, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Allied Healthcare Professional, Educator, Psychologist, Researcher, Simulation Specialists/Technician, Fellows, Residents, Respiratory Therapists, Medical Students and anyone involved or interested in pediatric simulation are all welcome to join IPSS.

Members make it all possible – please join us today!

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Receive exclusive member discounts

Only IPSS members are able to receive a discounted rate on our yearly International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW) registration fee – at a rate which more than covers the cost of membership. IPSSW is the largest event in the world specifically dedicated to advancing the use of simulation in pediatrics and attracts scientists, physicians, educators, trainers and luminaries from around the globe.

Members can also attend educational webinars for free with their membership and have exclusive access to other educational offerings and resources.

Online member portal

IPSS membership includes access to our membership database, connecting you with other members of the IPSS member community. Benefits of the online member portal include:

  • Member Directory – access to members and colleagues around the world
  • Pediatric simulation events calendar – find information about relevant industry events
  • Community Forums – connect and communicate directly with members to collaborate and share information
  • Scenario Library – an exclusive member benefit comprised of published neonatal and pediatric scenarios from Mededportal

Leadership opportunities

IPSS provides numerous opportunities for members to serve on committees and in Board positions, adding to your list of professional and philanthropic credentials, all while advancing support for our field. Opportunities include:

  • Committee leadership
  • Board positions
  • International representation

IPSS Annual Membership Structure

  • USD$150
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  • USD$100
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  • USD$50
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Low/Middle Income Memberships

IPSS is committed to ensuring that membership is affordable to all. We are pleased to offer professionals who are working in low or lower-middle income countries a FREE membership; and a fee of $65 to those in upper-middle income countries.

This ‘two tier’ structure uses the World Bank classification of low, lower-middle and upper-middle countries based on the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita and calculated using the World Bank Atlas method.

Physician Developing Country 
Nurse/Allied Health Developing Country 

FREE – Low income: countries with a GNI per capita of $1,045 or less
FREE – Lower-middle income: countries with a GNI per capita of $1,046 to $4,125

Physician Developing Country
Nurse/Allied Health Developing Country 

$65 – Upper-middle income: countries with a GNI per capital of $4,126 to $12,735

For answers to further questions or information regarding membership and volunteer opportunities, contact us at info@ipssglobal.org.


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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