SimGHOSTS 2015 Platinum Sponsor – Level 3 Healthcare

We are pleased to announce our Platinum Sponsorship for the second year in a row at SimGHOSTS 2015! The event will be held August 4th-7th at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. We are excited to host at this venue as the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills is one of the most advanced simulation centers in the nation.

SimGHOSTS, aka The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the growing international population of professionals operating medical simulation technology and spaces through hands-on training events, online resource sharing development, and greater community awareness engagements.”

Alistair-Phillips-simghostsDr. Alistair Phillips, Co-Director & Congenital Heart Program Chief at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Division of Congenital Heart Surgery will be the keynote speaker. He is board-certified in thoracic and congenital heart surgery. He will be presenting on the future of health care simulation technology and we are very excited to hear his thoughts on the industry moving forward.

Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Phillips was surgical director of Pediatric Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  He was also an associate professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Phillips has extensive experience in developing novel approaches to treating congenital heart disease, including hybrid methodologies that combine the skills of interventional cardiologists and surgeons. Dr. Phillips is interested in developing quality improvement programs with a family-centric approach.

cedars-sinai-womens-guild-simulation-centerDr. Phillips’ research interests include blood conservation in congenital cardiac surgery, neurological outcomes in pediatric cardiac surgery, development of animal models for congenital heart disease and tissue banking of congenital heart disease samples. He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Dr. Phillips has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Cardiology, The American Journal of Cardiology, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and The Journal of Invasive Cardiology.”  Read more about Dr. Alistair Phillips on the SimGHOSTS site here.

SimGHOSTS 2015 USA will provide hands-on training workshops, special pre-symposium courses and podium presentations in:

Manikin Programming & Hardware Repair
A/V System Design, Integration and Consolidation
IT Networking & Debugging
Trauma & Suturing Moulage Makeup
Video Production & Editing Techniques
Team Communication & Leadership
Medical Pharmacology for Scenarios
Career Development & Staff Management
Much much more!

SimGHOSTS Event Director Ryan Eling is pleased to announce that we’re ‘heading west’ and ‘going Hollywood’ for our 2015 USA event! According to Mr. Eling, the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills at Cedars-Sinai offers “an amazing, world-class venue that offers the SimGHOSTS community an exciting, innovative and high-tech facility which will help make our fifth anniversary an event to remember!” For more information on the USA event and key details, the SimGHOSTS 2015 USA page has it all for you!

SimGHOSTS is also taking your suggestions for workshops at this year’s SG15! So hop on over to this SimGHOSTS and intrigue Ryan with your event suggestions. Your idea could land in front of thousands of eyes eager to learn! What are you waiting for, go register now!