George Washington University Hosts 2nd SIM Summit

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Discover the highlights of the second SIM Summit of 2023, a crucial event for healthcare professionals, educators, and standardized patients. Explore the latest in simulation-based learning, psychological safety, technology, and more.

Avkin and The George Washington University (GWU) proudly hosted the second SIM Summit of 2023 in Ashburn, Virginia on September 22, 2023. This educational extravaganza revolved around healthcare simulation, bringing together healthcare professionals, educators, and standardized patients to explore cutting-edge advancements and innovations in simulation-based learning. All of this took place during Healthcare Simulation Week 2023, a time dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the invaluable contributions of healthcare simulation professionals to education, training, and patient safety.

Amy Cowperthwait, Royce Townsend and Megan Weldon of Avkin pose with wearable simulators at SIM Summit George Washington University
Avkin CEO, Amy Cowperthwait and Crystel Farina,Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning at GWU toast apple cider at SIM Summit George Washington University
Presentation by Avkin Inc. at SIM Summit George Washington University
Presentation by Amy Cowperthwait at SIM Summit George Washington University
SIM Summit participants at GWU test the Avbirth on a live standardized patient
Standardized patient doing a birthing simulation with Avbirth
SIM Summit The George Washington University


The SIM Summit featured a diverse array of sessions, covering a spectrum of healthcare simulation facets. Topics ranged from psychological safety and simulation technology to debriefing techniques and insights from industry experts in the healthcare simulation field. Attendees seized the opportunity for hands-on practice, honing their skills within a secure and controlled environment.

This event also offered ample networking prospects, fostering connections among individuals who share a profound passion for healthcare simulation and education. These connections often lead to future collaborations and the exchange of best practices.

The SIM Summit hosted at The George Washington University during Healthcare Simulation Week underscores the mounting significance of simulation in healthcare education and training. By convening industry experts and educators, events like SIM Summits contribute to the ongoing enhancement of patient care and safety. As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, simulation remains an indispensable tool in preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to tackle the challenges of this ever-changing field.

Avkin extends its gratitude to Crystel Farina, Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning at The George Washington University, for her invaluable assistance in crafting such a remarkable event.

**Lunch provided by Anita’s New-Mexico Style Mexican Foods, Inc.**

For content pertaining to everything simulation, make sure to subscribe to Simulation Nation hosted by Amy Cowperthwait CEO, RN, MSN, CNS, CHSE-A  and Megan Weldon, CHSE. 

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