Healthcare Simulation Week

Healthcare Simulation Week is set for Sept. 16-20, 2019


To increase awareness among the public of the importance of simulation to healthcare, the third annual global Healthcare Simulation Week will be held September 16-20, 2019.

Healthcare Simulation is a learning tool that recreates a clinical environment to allow persons to experience a realistic healthcare event. The purpose of healthcare simulation is to teach new skills, refresh old ones and improve the delivery of safe and effective patient care.

Healthcare Simulation Week, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, celebrates professionals who use healthcare simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery. New methods and technologies are emerging that present enhanced opportunities to improve patient care; as a result, it is an important field in which many healthcare professionals are finding a lifelong career.

Schedule of Activities 

Date Time Activity
Monday September 16 11-1 Drop by the CSTAR booth outside the cafeteria at UH and enter our draw to win 2 Knights tickets
Tuesday September 17





CSTAR Education Committee Meeting

Drop by the CSTAR booth outside the cafeteria at UH and enter our draw to win 2 Knights tickets

Mock Code Blue at UH cafeteria – 3 sessions starting at 2:00, 2:20 and 2:40 - all staff and physicians are welcome to attend and observe

Wednesday September 18 11-1 Drop by the CSTAR booth outside the cafeteria at UH and enter our draw to win 2 Knights tickets
Thursday September 19 11-1 CSTAR drop in – come for some cake and a tour – located at CSTAR 7th floor UH
Draw for Knights tickets after 1:00

“Healthcare simulation continues to grow at an extraordinary rate,” said SSH President KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FAAN, FSSH. “An increasing number of professionals in the healthcare industry are waking up to simulation’s ability to help individuals and organizations improve patient care, which is so great to witness. We want to celebrate both that increased role and all healthcare simulation professionals this week.”

Details are available at and @HcSimWeek, and #HcSimWeek19

CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics) opened in 2000 and is a world-leading centre for researching, developing, testing and delivery of simulation training of minimally invasive surgical technologies and techniques. There are three complementary sides to our purpose: Surgical Technology, Simulation/Education and Research. Our facilities support all stages of medical device knowledge translation by enabling meaningful collaboration of researchers and clinicians.
CSTAR provides the framework for high-quality simulation-based education programs for healthcare professionals. Resources range from basic medical and surgical task trainers, virtual reality simulators, and high-fidelity simulation environments.

To sign up for a tour of CSTAR, contact Tara Oke at

About SSH
The purpose of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is to serve a global community of practice enhancing the quality of healthcare. SSH seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation. Established in 2004, SSH membership is 4,000+ strong—an international community of physicians, nurses, technologists, professors and other specialists advocating and implementing healthcare simulation in education, practice and research. SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation–based modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers for all healthcare disciplines.