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IPSS Blog and Newsletters

IPSS Insights is a monthly publication providing valuable news and content to our members. Insights stories are shared on this page each month. Click the image to view the full article.
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Community Chat:
29 July 2021 | 2pm ET

One of our core values as an organization is building our community()

IPSS 2021 Annual Meeting

IPSS held its annual business meeting and transfer of leadership as planned on Wednesday, 19 May()

Breakouts Feature Practical Application of Symposium Topics

Keynote speakers, Carl Horsley and Andrew Petrosniak, will expand the way IPSS symposium attendees approach simulation through safety II()

Member Spotlight

We asked Dr. Geetha Ramachandra, simulation lead at Krishna Institute of Medical Science Secunderabad, India()

IPSS NEW Educational Offerings

As we announced in the January issue of INSIGHTS, we were inspired to develop additional avenues for you to connect()

Member Spotlight

Manager of Interprofessional Learning and Simulation at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center()

Member Spotlight

We asked Dr. Ng, Pediatric Anesthesiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, a few questions about her work and IPSS()

Member Spotlight

Dr. Manu Madhok, PEM Attending Physician, Children’s Minnesota()

IPSSV2020 - Groundbreaking Engagement

Over 560 registrants from 32 countries engaged for the groundbreaking conference, IPSSV2020()

Member Spotlight

Pediatric Hospitalist, Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and Medical Director of the Hannaford Simulation Center at Maine Medical Center()

Member Spotlight - DDr. Michael Wagner

DDr. Wagner is a neonatal fellow at the Medical University of Vienna, Comprehensive Center for Pediatrics()

Board Retreat Summary

To say 2020 has not gone according to plan is quite the understatement()

Global access/pricing

“I” is for INTERNATIONAL, and IPSS strives to bring our collective knowledge and skills to the widest possible audience ()

Member Spotlight

Dr. Ades is the medical co-director of the CHOP Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation, the Director of the NICU Simulation Program at CHOP()

Member Spotlight

What are you looking forward to at IPSSV in October?
IPSS has brought me amazing mentorship, inspirational programming, and incredible life-long friendships()

IPSS Scenerio Library - Meet the Author

IPSS Scenario Library curates and indexes scenarios from leading resources which have been developed()

IPSS Membership

IPSSV Keynote Panel Reflects on Recent Pivots and Long-Term Changes to the Pediatric Simulation Field(…)

SESAM Affiliation Highlight

IPSS’ Affiliations Committee forms partnerships with other organizations to support our mission to inspire, grow and lead the global Pediatric Simulation community()

Member Spotlight

Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensivist, Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta()

IPSSV - Best When We are Together

Over 130 Attend IPSS Virtual Connect and COVID Panel Discussion()

COVID-19 and the Evolution of Simulation – IPSSV Keynote Panel Recap

IPSSV Keynote Panel Reflects on Recent Pivots and Long-Term Changes to the Pediatric Simulation Field()

Medical Simulation Teaching in Resource-Limited Settings

Even in uncertain times and always in resource-limited settings, medical simulation teaching remains vital()

Member Spotlight

Dr. Isabel Gross is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine and is leading several multi-site international simulation-based research projects()

Member Spotlight

Rebecca Gray is a paediatric anaesthetist at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town()

The IPSS Connection is More Important than Ever

During these extraordinary times, our routines are disrupted, our movement is limited, our workflow is altered and, in some cases, we are in harm’s way, dealing with the COVID-19 crisis at the front line()

Working Together to Inspire the Global Pediatric Simulation Community

IPSS’ Affiliations Committee forms partnerships with other organizations, societies and special interest groups to support our mission to inspire()

Focus the Shake

Click to watch IPSS President Tobias Everett speak on the Wet Dog phenomenon()

Member Spotlight

Dr. Jordan Duval-Arnould is an Assistant Professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and jointly-appointed to the division of health sciences informatics at the Johns Hopkins University()

Scenario Library

Problem:  I am scheduled to run a scenario based workshop and am struggling to develop and have a team validate one within a limited timeframe()

IPSSW2020 Highlight

IPSS is proud to announce our keynote speaker, Buddy Teevens. Buddy Teevens is an American football coach working to improve players’ safety by incorporating simulation into his coaching()

Member Spotlight

Ellen Deutsch serves as a Senior Scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine()

IPSSW2020 Pre-cons

IPSSW2020 pre-conference programs, held Saturday and Sunday, 25 and 26 April, will provide opportunities for specialized training with leading experts in these hot-topic areas()

Nominate a Member for IPSS Board

Do you know an experienced and dedicated individual who shares a passion for pediatric simulation on an international level? Does this describe you? IPSS is seeking leaders()

Fellowship Application Extended

The deadline for IPSS-INSPIRE Pediatric Simulation Fellowship applications has been extended to 31 December 2019()

IPSS Community Center

Do you have an issue you want to discuss? Do you need the insight and expertise of fellow IPSS members?()

A Message from the President

Our consciousness is flooded from all angles with news of change: political, social, environmental, scientific, healthcare, to name a few()

Peer Reviewer

IPSS is a stakeholder organization in PEM Simulation Collaborative, an initiative of American College of Emergency Physicians. The aim of this collaborative is to develop and maintain a unified, high quality()


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Membership Newsletter

One of the benefits of membership is access to the IPSS monthly newsletter. This newsletter is a regularly distributed publication of interest to professionals who participate in pediatric simulation.

The IPSS Newsletter reports the latest society activities and developments in pediatric simulation. Coverage includes a wide range of critical issues in pediatric simulation including education, research and practice.


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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