Improving patient care with PDA-using nursing students in clinical placements, using simulation to teach police about mental illness, enlisting video games to improve analytical and psychomotor skills, and piloting new simulation techniques for myth-busting in advanced pain management courses are some of the exciting topics for discussion and collaboration at the first international Health Professions Education (HPE) Conference May 21 23, 2009.
Hosted by the Centre for Nursing Education Research (CNER), at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, the HPE Conference -- Global Best Practices in Simulation has attracted world-class leaders in simulation, virtual simulation and technology-based learning from a broad spectrum of health professional education and training disciplines. Researchers will present findings on the far-reaching impact of innovations in education for preparing health-care providers in today's fast-past, demanding and ever-changing health-care environment.
"This is the first time leaders in health education and training from around the worldand from a variety of disciplineshave come together to share their findings," says Dr. Adam Dubrowski, director, CNER and conference chair. "We hope to take initial steps towards the development of global best practices in simulation-based education and training."
Bloomberg Nursing will feature researchers such as:
Other experts at the conference include:
"Simulation learning is not the unaffordable 'luxury' many institutions believe it to be, particularly in developing countries," says Dubrowski. "This is what one of our keynote speakers, Dr. Roger Kneebone, of Imperial College London, will address for teaching surgical trainees. There are many ways to provide innovative teaching and learning, in a safe, optimal learning environment for health-care students, which ultimately, will help deliver better patient care for everyone."
For a complete list of research topics at the HPE Conference, view: http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/Assets/CIENE/agenda2009.pdf
For HPE Conference information, view: http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/CIENE/conference2009.htm
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