Interdisciplinary societies and their meetings, which allow medical simulation users from all specialties to network, demonstrate new technologies, and discuss educational methods. Appropriate for current users as well as those interested in beginning a simulation program. Content is available for all levels of users, including physicians, nurses, pre-hospital providers, simulation coordinators, operations managers, and others.
- Asociacion Latinoamericana de Simulacion Clinica (ALASIC)
- Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH)
- Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE)
- Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare, a Chapter of Simulation Australasia
- Dutch Society for Simulation in Healthcare (English link)
- International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)
- International Pediatric Simulation Society
- Ontario Simulation Network
- Simulation Australia
- Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM)
- Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH)
Specialty-specific meetings are geared towards users from a particular discipline using any simulation methodology at any experience level. They are more focused in content for one specialty but have significantly fewer opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration and networking.
User meetings are designed for those using a specific piece of equipment. The content at these meetings is often more in-depth than at a general meeting, but is limited to one manufacturer’s products.