Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER)
made a strong showing at the annual International Meeting for Medical
Simulation recently held at the Hyatt
Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa Albuquerque New Mexico. The picturesque resort was located along the banks of the Rio Grande River at the base
of Sandia Mountain, which, for most of the conference, was topped with
thick clouds making it look like something out of “Lord of the
Members of the faculty and staff presented 6 poster abstracts.
Schaefer JJ: Mandatory Competency-based Difficult Airway Management
Training at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Anesthesiology – Preliminary
Dooley J, McIvor WR, Lutz JW, Dongilli T, Schaefer JJ: Determining
the Static Lung Compliance of the Laerdal SimMan® Simulator.
Mahoney JF, Rogers PL, Dunmire SM, McIvor WR, Schaefer JJ: Longitudinal
Integration of Simulation Technology Throughout the Undergraduate Medical
DeVita M, Schaefer JJ, Dongilli T, Wang H, Lutz J: Improving medical
crisis TEAM performance using a computerized human patient simulator.
Dongilli T, DeVita M, Schaefer JJ, Grbach W, Fiedor ML, Grenvick
A, Lutz JW: The Use of Simulation Training in a Large Multi-Hospital
Health System to Increase Patient Safety.
Lutz JW, Dongilli Y, Schaefer JJ: The Integration of Performance
Logs with Digital Video for Review of Simulation Training Sessions.
Dr. Schaefer’s poster on “Competency-based Difficult Airway
Management…” was selected for a follow-up presentation to
the meeting at large and received a second-place honor in competition
for the best abstract.
New Simulation Society Formed
A new society was formalized at the meeting as well. The Society for
Medical Simulation (SMS, www.socmedsim.org)
held its inaugural meeting to finalize Board of Overseers membership
and develop a mission statement. This society is a “broad-based,
multi-disciplinary, multi-specialty, international society with ties
to all medical specialties, nursing, allied health paramedical personnel
and industry.” Members of WISER had significant input at this important
new meeting. During the meeting the decision to break from the Society
of Technology in Anesthesia was made and the SMS will sponsor its own
independent meeting beginning in 2006.
Michael Devita Named as Chair of Future IMMS Meetings
Michael Devita was nominated by John Schaefer to chair the Abstract
Committee at the 2005 IMMS meeting, which will be held January 14-16
in Miami, Florida. As is tradition, Dr. Devita will then chair the Workshop
Committee in 2006, and finally, chair the entire meeting in 2007.
Lutz | 16-Mar-2004 | bws