Affiliated Organizations

Affiliations Committee

Chairs: Lillian Su and Catherine Allan

The goal of the Affiliations Committee is to form partnerships with other organizations, societies and special interest groups to support and enhance pediatric and perinatal simulation internationally.

Current Affiliates

In addition to forming Affiliations, IPSS also serves as a patron organization for new simulation organizations providing early mentorship for future success.

aspihThe Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) is a not-for-profit membership Association dedicated to improving patient care and professional performance by the use of simulated practice and technology enhanced learning.

inspireThe primary aim of the INSPIRE network is to conduct innovative, high-quality, impactful research to improve the delivery of life-saving care and clinical outcomes in critically ill infants and children.

SESAM (Society for Simulation in Europe) is a multiprofessional network of simulation enthusiasts in Europe dedication to promoting simulation in medical education

sshThe Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) represents the rapidly growing group of educators and researchers who utilize a variety of simulation techniques for education, testing, and research in healthcare. We are a broad-based, multi-disciplinary, multi-specialty, international society with ties to all medical specialties, nursing, allied health paramedical personnel, and industry.

SimGHOSTS, aka The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, is an international US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and institutions operating medical simulation technology and spaces through: hands-on training events, online resources, and professional development.

wfpiWFPICCS exists to disseminate and make available the high standards of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care to all children of the world.

logo-menu The network pediatric simulation was launched in 2014 to connect individuals and centers in German-speaking countries involved in pediatric simulation – whether on a small or large scale.

  MEPA aims to give all anaesthetic trainees the opportunity to develop management strategies for emergencies in paediatric anaesthesia through the use of high fidelity simulation. We are a collaboration of specialist paediatric anaesthetists from across the globe with an interest in simulation-based training. The MEPA course is a series of literature-based expert peer-reviewed scenarios followed by presentations.

Mobile Pediatric Simulation (MPS) is sharing in the promotion of the child health worldwide, improving the quality of practice and enhancing the patient safety through simulation-based education. They aim to demonstrate, implement and disseminate unique high quality pediatric simulation experience everywhere in the globe. MPS continuously improve themselves not only in pediatrics and simulation but also in other disciplines like arts and sciences.

PCICS promotes excellence in pediatric cardiac critical care medicine.

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In addition to forming Affiliations, IPSS also serves as a patron organization for new simulation organizations providing early mentorship for future success.

Current Patron

pedistarsPediSTARS India has as its mission to propagate and integrate Pediatric simulation method of training in day to day practice at point of care in Pediatric and perinatal healthcare facilities in India.

Interested in learning more about affiliations and patrons and becoming involved, please contact Catherine.Allan@CARDIO.CHBOSTON.ORG or lisu@stanford.edu


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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