Meeting minutes from the first SAEM Simulation interest group
Attendance: The meeting was well attended. There were 25 individuals present.
After the meeting there were another 8 individuals who expressed interest in joining
the group. There are also individuals who could not make it to St. Louis, but who
have indicated they would like to join the group. The comprehensive list is below.
Introductions: Please see below for the names institutions and email addresses of
the group. Each member of the group briefly stated their current uses of, or
interests in, simulation. Some of those uses/interests included:
Critical care training
Curriculum development for medical students
Crisis resource management in emergency medicine
Evaluations of Virtual Reality instruments and teaching techniques
Computer based simulations for training EMS personnel
Information systems testing
ACLS teamwork training
Discovering the potential of simulators for use in the board certification exam
Validation of a scoring system for performance on the simulator
Simulation for “on demand” medical student education
Training of pharmacy students/ respiratory therapists/ physical therapists
IV access training
Evaluating procedural competency of residents/attendings
Developing CME for practicing physicians
Missions Statement with added definition of simulation:
Definition of simulation: An exercise designed to mimic a real life situation in which the
learner is given an opportunity to reason through a clinical problem and make diagnostic
and treatment decisions.
The SAEM Simulation interest group will:
Promote the use of simulation of all types for education in emergency medicine.
Promote collaboration in educational research in the area of medical simulation.
Provide a forum for discussion regarding the use of simulation for assessment of clinical
Maintain freedom from commercial bias in our proceedings.
Priorities/objectives of the group for the next year:
1. Establish the list-serve for communication among members
2. Develop a template for simulation scenarios
3. Develop a web site with a bank of simulation scenarios
4. Within the web site have a secured area for scenarios that are being used for
5. Include an endnote simulation bibliographic database on the web site
6. Help facilitate a didactic “train the trainers” forum for SAEM 2003, to include a site
visit to the Harvard simulation center
Biannual electronic newsletter to include:
Updates on simulation
News about upcoming conferences
Summaries of research coming from the conferences
Election of officers for 2002-2003 were held, next election to be held at the annual
meeting in Boston 2003:
Chair: William Bond MD
Secretary/Treasurer: Linda Spillane MD
Members of the SAEM simulation interest group
Jim Ritchie Naval Medical Center Portsmouth VA firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Promes Duke University Health System email@example.com
Paul Kolecki Thomas Jefferson Philadelphia firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank McGeorge William Beaumont Royal Oak MI email@example.com
Pail Harter Stanford University firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim McClay University of Nebraska Medical Center email@example.com
Marc Shapiro Rhode Island Hospital firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Gordon Mass General / Harvard email@example.com
Rick Gimbel Evanston Northwestern Healthcare firstname.lastname@example.org
John Vozenilek Evanston Northwestern Healthcare email@example.com
Steve McLaughlin University of New Mexico firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Spillane University of Rochester email@example.com
Martin Reznek Detroit Receiving – Wayne firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerin Jones Detroit Receiving – Wayne email@example.com
Ted Gaeta NY Methodist firstname.lastname@example.org
Gloria Kuhn Wayne State University email@example.com
Rob Vissers UNC Chapel Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Mahry Brooke Army Medical Center email@example.com
Mitchell Baldwin RM Baldwin, Inc firstname.lastname@example.org
JoScott Taylor University of Michigan email@example.com
Hal Thomas OHSU / ABEM firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Smith-Coggins Stanford University email@example.com
David Ellis University at Buffalo (SUNY) firstname.lastname@example.org
Felix Ankel Regions Hospital email@example.com
Jamie Collings Northwestern firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Wears University of Florida email@example.com
Barbara Richardson Mt Sinai NY firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Deblieux LSU email@example.com
Steven Godwin University of Florida firstname.lastname@example.org
David Caro University of Florida email@example.com
Ilya Shekhter Rochester firstname.lastname@example.org
Atilla Uner UCLA email@example.com
Regina Kovach Southern Illlinois University firstname.lastname@example.org
William Bond Lehigh Valley / Penn State email@example.com
R. Mitchell Baldwin Mitchell1@ameritech.net
John Fowler Fowler@ispro.net.tr
Joel Kravitz Duke Kravi003@mc.duke.edu
Douglas Kupas Geisinger Med Center Dkupas@geisinger.edu
Richard Lammers Michigan State University RLLAMMERS@aol.com
Marsh Cuttino Medical Coll of VA MarshCuttino@mindspring.com
John McCarthy Lehigh Valley / Penn State John.firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Powell Alberta Shock Trauma (STARS) Gpowell@stars.ca
Jamie Syrett Univ of Rochester Jamie_Syrett@urmc.rochester.edu
Peter Tanghe Regions Hospital Peter.email@example.com
Charles Worrilow Lehigh Valley / Penn State Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org
John Finnell Regenstrief Inst for Health Care JT@EMqube.org
Karen Quaday Regions Hospital
Research Highlights from SAEM 2002 and elsewhere (in no particular order):
Anne-Sophie Nyssen, et al. A Comparison of the Training Value of Two Types of
Anesthesia Simulators: Computer Screen-Based and Mannequin-Based Simulators.
Anesth Analg 2002 94: 1560-1565.
Scott Cooper, Introduction to Abdominal Ultrasound Scanning and Interpretation: An
Interactive CD-ROM. IEME exhibit at SAEM.
Marc Shapiro, et al. High Fidelity Medical Simulation and Teamwork Training to
Enhance Medical Student Performance in Cardiac Resuscitation. IEME exhibit.
James Gordon, et al. Education “On Demand”: The Development of a Simulator-Based
Medical Education Service. IEME exhibit.
Jeffrey Myers, et al. Airway Management Education of EMS Providers Utilizing
Interactive Digital Versatile Disk (iDVD) Format. IEME exhibit.
John Vozenilek, et al. EMEDU: Emergency Medicine Education Online. IEME exhibit.
John Vozenilek, et al Emergency Electrocardiography Online Teaching Module. IEME
Cherri Hobgood, et al Medical Error Identification, Disclosure, and Reporting: Are
Differences between Provider Groups? SAEM abstract no 115
Marc Shapiro, et al Can Medical Errors and Near Misses Reported to an Emergency
Department Anonymous Error Reporting System be Identified through Chart Review?
SAEM abstract no 117
Martin Reznek, et al Evaluation of a Virtual Reality IV Insertion Simulator. SAEM
abstract no 194
Martin Reznek, et al Emergency Medicine Crisis Management (EMCM): Pilot
Investigation of a Simulation-Based Crisis Management. SAEM abstract no 195
John Vozenilek, et al Proficiency of Housestaff to Provide Care to Patients with Acute
Life-threatening Events and Time to Last ACLS Certification Have No Correlation.
SAEM abstract no 196
James Takayesu, et al Learning Emergency and Critical Care Medicine: What Does
High-fidelity Patient Simulation Teach? SAEM abstract no 319
Karl Ambroz, et al Correlation of the USMLE with the Emergency Residents’ In-service
Exam. SAEM abstract no 328
Please keep in mind that these were just the abstracts and posters that I
found. If I missed any abstract you would like to see mentioned in the
listserve or in the next newsletter, just let me know. My hope is that the
highlights will save people some literature search time in the future. My
plan is that an endnote database on simulation can be placed on the
interest group website for everyone to access/download. This database
will be updated once a year.
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