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‚ÄčThe S3 Conference 2022 will feature a series of full-day Pre-Conference Workshops that explore a range of healthcare simulation-focused skills training on 17 - 18 October 2022. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and successful registrants will be notified via email.

For more information on Pre-Conference Workshop registration, click here.


Date: 17 October 2022, Monday | Time: 0830 - 1500
Optimising Learning with Task Trainers

Speaker: Prof Caroline Ong

Performing procedures and and surgical operations requires development of both cognitive and psychomotor skills. Simulation aids skills development, as it allows safe learning and skills practice without compromising patient safety. This workshop introduces educational frameworks of skills development and best practice methods to incorporate simulation with task trainers into skills development. During this active learning workshop, participants will engage with simulated learners and practise curriculum design.

Date: 17 October 2022, Monday | Time: 0900 - 1600
Technology Enhanced Learning: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Prof Fernando Bello  

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) plays and important role in supporting and mediating educational activities through digital and online technology. Blended, online, immersive, and simulated learning environments can stimulate, enhance, and amplify interactive and participative learning. Pedagogically-sound learning technologies can be highly effective if delivered appropriately and to a high standard, with participating learners deriving high levels of satisfaction. However, many health professions educators struggle with the available educational technologies, not just with the technical details, but also understanding when and how best to use them, as well as the underpinning educational principles that support their use. This workshop will introduce a range of education technologies and relevant educational frameworks, highlighting the importance of critically evaluating them, and providing an opportunity for hands on experience and discussion.

Date: 17 October 2022, Monday | Time: 0900 - 1600
Turn Everyday Simulation Work into Research

Speakers: Prof Dong Chaoyan, Ms Kirsty Freeman and Dr Vaikunthan

Simulation research helps us to appraise published studies on simulation methodology, learn and apply best practices to teaching, and advance the practice in the simulation community. This workshop will:

  1. Explore how to turn everyday simulation work into a research project
  2. Share a roadmap for conducting simulation research
  3. Demonstrate the quantitative method, qualitative method as well as mixed methods in healthcare simulation.

The target audience for this workshop is educators, administrators, technicians and researchers involved in healthcare simulation.

Date: 18 October 2022, Tuesday | Time: 0830 - 1500
Hybrid Simulation: Mixing and Matching to Maximise Your Simulation Experience

Speakers: Prof Fatimah Lateef, Dr Helen Zhang and Dr Tess Teo

Simulation has offered an exciting array and spectrum of educational training tools and platforms. From the early days of using plastic moulds and simple models, we have migrated to high fidelity manikins that can communicate and replicate some physiological functions, a variety of task trainers to practise complex technical skills and many more. The technology in simulation science continues to evolve. One aspect of simulation that can still be potentially expanded and utilised even more is Hybrid Simulation (HS). This workshop will explore with participants the definition and use of HS, how it can be used to enhance learners' experience and share the multiple current examples of how HS is already being used.

Date: 18 October 2022, Tuesday | Time: 0900 - 1600
Debriefing Basics

Speakers: Dr Ralf Krage and Dr Marc Lazarovici

In this workshop, the basics of a good debriefing will be discussed with the participants, including the theoretical background and established debriefing techniques. While the workshop does not replace a full-fledged instructor course, it will help participants understand all the components of a successfull debriefing and allow for some practical examples.

Date: 18 October 2022, Tuesday | Time: 0900 - 1300
Low Cost Moulage and Simulated Tissue Designs

Speakers: Dr Scott Crawford and Mrs Erica Hinojosa 

The utilisation of moulage is widely used in healthcare simulation and often varies depending on the needs of the simulation centre. This workshop will outline inexpensive, everyday products as well as synthetic materials that can be relevant to most simulation centres. We will use these inexpensive, everyday products to create up to three traumatic injuries and scene settings. Some inexpensive items will include glue, food colouring, petroleum jelly and powder. Additionally, we will explore the use of synthetic materials that can simulate one or more tissue properties. Some examples include: silicon, alginate, gelatin, agar, ballistics gelatin, urethane rubber, latex, ABS (and other thermoplastic polymers for 3D printing), plaster and clay (water-based and oil-based). 

Properties of each material will be described as well as possible training benefits. Examples from the simulation and materials science literature will be shown to inspire new and expanded creation of training devices. Throughout the session, you will obtain firsthand training on designing basic moulds for casting as well as learning techniques to take simulation to the next level of realism.