UNMC to host global health care simulation conference in 2023

The UNMC Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (iEXCEL) has been announced as the host site for the 13th Annual SimGHOSTS conference in 2023.

The SimGHOSTS Conference is a gathering of health care simulation professionals from around the world. UNMC expects approximately 250 simulation professionals to attend the event, which will be held Aug. 1-4, 2023.

Pamela Boyers, PhD, associate vice chancellor of clinical simulation and UNMC, said it is an honor for iEXCEL to be invited to host the 2023 conference at the Davis Global Center on the UNMC campus.

"This will be an opportunity for simulation centers to collaborate, share best practices and, above all, focus on how to provide the best training possible for all health care professionals," Dr. Boyers said. "We will look forward to sharing success stories with each other, as well as addressing challenges faced as, collectively, simulation experts help create the future model for health professions education.

Dr. Boyers said she was pleased to be able to display the iEXCEL program to other leaders in the simulation field but also to show off the city of Omaha.

"Participants in SimGHOSTS will have the opportunity to not only visit this forward-looking medical campus but also immerse themselves in the amazing, friendly and lively Omaha culture," she said.

Since 2011, SimGHOSTS has aimed to empower the health care education simulation community by providing it with the opportunities to meet like-minded specialists and simulation industry representatives to share knowledge of health care, technology and simulation, as well as provide an opportunity to develop skills and further collaboration.

"Health care simulation continues to evolve," Dr. Boyers said. "And in being selected to host this conference, UNMC and the iEXCEL program have the opportunity to play host to others from around the world who are at the forefront of this evolution and pushing it forward."

See information on SimGHOSTS.

See information on the iEXCEL program.