July – August 2015

August 2015

Upcoming workshops – “The Difficult Debrief” & “Moulage” by Victorian Simulation Alliance (VSA)

The VSA has two upcoming workshops on 2nd September 2015 – “The Difficult Debrief” and “Moulage”. These workshops will be hosted by Bass Coast Regional Health.

The workshops details are as follows:

Session times:
The Difficult Debrief – 9.30am to 12.30pm
Moulage – 1pm to 4pm

Bass Coast Regional Health,
Wonthaggi Hospital
235 Graham Street, Wonthaggi 3995
Room 2 Education Department

Cost per workshop:
VSA financial members – $75
Non-members – $125

For further details and registrations, please contact:
Nina Klein
Executive Officer
Victorian Simulation Alliance Inc
T: +61 3 9209 5107
E:  nina.klein@holmesglen.edu.au

July 2015

Upcoming conference – SimHealth and SimTecT 2015

1432264763_2015 SimHealth eNews HeaderThe 11th Annual SimHealth Conference (together with SimTect) will be held at Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia on 17 – 21 August. The theme this year is FINDING THE BALANCE, focusing on the relationship between education and outcomes. The program will include both long and short oral presentations, as well as works-in-progress and a variety of workshops.

The provisional program is available on the SimHealth 2015 conference website.

For more information about this conference, visit: http://www.simhealth.com.au/

Upcoming workshop – The Challenging Debrief by Victorian Simulation Alliance (VSA)

This VSA workshop will focus on the process of debriefing, in particular for challenging situations. The workshop will be facilitated by Tess Vawser, Janet Beer, Tom Hallahan & Nicole Robinson and is suitable for intermediate simulation instructors/ facilitators.

The details of the workshop are the following:
Date: 23rd July 2015
Time: 5pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Clinical Education and Simulation Centre Epworth Richmond

For registration details and more information on the workshop see the VSA Network Events page.

Video – A short film “Actor Seeks Role”


A short film directed by Michael Tyburski and written by Ben Nabors highlights the work of a simulated patient, Paul (played by Alex Karpovsky). This film is part of The Screening Room Season 1 series. Struggling to get traditional acting gigs, Paul, a method actor turned to acting out the symptoms for a variety of illnesses for the benefit of medical students – though at what cost?

See this short film at: http://video.newyorker.com/watch/the-new-yorker-shorts-actor-seeks-role