The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to host the 12th Annual SimGHOSTS USA 2022 (SG22USA), August 2 - 5, 2022. Approximately 250 simulation professionals will be attending from across the globe (Canada, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, New Zealand, etc.) and 39 of the 50 United States. The theme for this year’s conference is, Embracing Connection: Creativity and Community in a Changing World.
The conference will also welcome 20 corporate sponsor exhibitors to include: Gold, Laerdal; Silver, e-learning Design Center (MedVR Education) and Gaumard Scientific; Bronze, sim2grow, LLC; Limbs & Things; Nasco Healthcare; Paradigm Medical Systems; PCS; Sentinel U; TacMed Solutions; Surgical Science; Intelligent Video Solutions; MGH Institute of Health Professions; Oxford Medical Simulation; Pocket Nurse; EMS; Society for Simulation in Healthcare and Echo Healthcare Media Partners, Healthysimulation.com and SimGeeks.
“In just two short years our world and how we deliver healthcare simulation has transformed and continues to evolve,” said Jacqueline McBride, Director of Operations, SimGHOSTS. “A changing world requires new ways of working, ways that are smarter and more agile than ever before. We strongly believe that collaboration accelerates innovation during these transitioning times.”
This in-person event is designed to elevate the healthcare simulation delivery with hands-on workshops, demonstrations and oral presentations. The SG22USA program will highlight the use of technology and virtual environments in simulation programs and aims to bring the spectrum of simulation professionals together to improve learner and patient outcomes. Among the many outstanding speakers participating during the conference, we are excited that Dr. Shad Deering will be the August 5 Plenary Presentation speaker with a message entitled, Improving Simulation Tools on The Front Lines, A Journey from Design to Distribution. Dr. Deering is a board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician with the Baylor College of Medicine and CHRISTUS Health where he serves as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and the System Medical Director of the CHRISTUS Simulation Institute. Additional speakers will include: Ginger Kerrick, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Barrios Technology in Houston, Texas and Jeffrey Stout, Simulations Operations Specialist at the University of South Florida.
“This is an exciting opportunity for our school and our simulation program,” said Jeanne Carey, MEd, RN, CHSE-A, Director of Simulation, LHSON. “Here at the Baylor University School of Nursing simulation is recognized as an invaluable teaching strategy in the preparation of safe, competent, and caring healthcare professionals. We are fortunate to have state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated team of highly-skilled simulation educators. We are honored to be serving as this year’s host for the SimGHOSTS international conference.”
About Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) located in Dallas, Texas, was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor Scott & White Health’s Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Baccalaureate degrees were granted in 1952, establishing the School among the earliest baccalaureate nursing programs in Texas. In 1999, the School was renamed the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, who made an endowment gift to the School. The LHSON offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees through Traditional, FastBacc® (one-year accelerated) and Distance Accelerated BSN programs. Plus, the LHSON offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with tracks that include Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Executive Nurse Leadership and U.S. Army Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN). The U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings include several LHSON programs, including the DNP program at No. 60 nationally and “Best Nursing” specialty rankings for LHSON’s USAGPAN, which operates at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, at No. 8 nationally, and Baylor’s Nurse-Midwifery program, which is No. 21 in the nation. In addition, U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs ranked the LHSON No. 58. To learn more visit www.baylor.edu/nursing
The SimGHOSTS vision is to empower its community by providing them with the opportunities to meet their like-minded healthcare simulation specialists and simulation industry under one roof to share their knowledge of healthcare, technology, and simulation, and to develop their skills and collaborations further. SimGHOSTS was founded as “GOT SIM” in 2011 by Lance Baily, then Director of the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas. Having served as a Sim Tech, Lance recognized the need for a specialized event which specifically focused on bringing simulation operational teams together. His deans recognized the opportunity to showcase their center and support the emerging profession and were thrilled that almost 100 attendees participated in the first event. The community overwhelmingly demanded the event be continued annually. In 2012, SimGHOSTS leadership established the annual meeting and resource website under a new non-profit organization which achieved federal tax-exempt educational-based 501(c)3 status. For more information visit, www.simghosts.org