Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation, 3rd Annual Conference to Create Awareness of Medical Simulation
Conference summary, 19 Apr-30 Jun 2006
CENTER FOR TELEHEALTH AND E-HEALTH LAW WASHINGTON DC
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This report summarizes the presentations at the 3rd Annual Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation Conference. The conference title was Simulation in Health Care A Model for Improving Patient Safety and Ensuring Quality. The presentations were as follows Medical Simulations Role in Promoting Patient Safety, by Carolyn Clancy, MD, and James Battles, PhD Intersection of Research and Practical Applications at the NIH, by John Haller, PhD Organized Medicines Perspectives on Simulation, by Robert Rhodes, MD, and Stephen Clyman, MD Activating the Medical Simulation Community, by Bob Waters, JD, and Jackie Eder-Van Hook Society for Simulation in HealthCare Update, by Dan Raemer, PhD, and David Gaba, MD Risk Management Perspective, by Luke Sato, MD Congressional Interest in Medical Simulation, by the Honorable J. Randy Forbes, Commonwealth of VA AIMS Industry Council Update, by Industry Council Members Simulation as the Means to Test the Scientific Basis of Medicine, by Mark Scerbo, PhD and Do or Do Not There is No Try, by Richard Satava, MD. The conference accomplished the following educated professional licensing boards about the value of medical simulation provided opportunities for key national leaders to state their interest, declare their intentions, and offer their experiences with regard to medical simulation one key accomplishment related to this is the public acknowledgement that malpractice claims for simulation-trained clinicians declined over a 5-year period based on claims data that resulted in a 35 decrease in premiums for anesthesiologists informed the military, medical, nursing, and allied health communities, academia, and others about the current state of medical simulation and showcased the research of the U.S. Army, TATRC, the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
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