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The Simulation User Network Conferences (SUN) offer best practices to help advance simulation training programs across all healthcare disciplines.

While COVID-19 prevents us from gathering in person, we’re committed to delivering the relevant information you need and presenting new innovations
for simulation training and safer clinical practice.

We are excited to introduce the 2021 Virtual SUN to connect Simulation Users with your peers and industry leaders. These free webinars will run on alternate weeks
from 30 September until 25 November 2021.

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30 September, 12-1 PM AEST
Opening Plenary - Simulation training during the Pandemic

Belinda Faulkner - Nursing Director at Metro North Hospital & Health Service
A/Prof Leeanne Heaton - Deputy Dean at Western Sydney University
Dr Olivia Gallagher - Associate Dean (Clinical) at Edith Cowan University

During this session, the speakers will be sharing their stories and thoughts on:

  • How the pandemic has changed their training.
  • What they have learnt and worked the best for them.
  • Some recommendations for the new future.

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14 October, 12-1 PM AEDT
The Future Direction of Laerdal Technology

Michael Stanton – Senior Projects & IT Manager at Laedal Australia & New Zealand

Join us to discover the technology journey that Laerdal has undertaken in the last decade. During this session, you will have the opportunity to explore what our innovations and investments are for future technologies and what this means for you. You also will learn more about how data mining can help maintenance and servicing program be more proactive and allow for predictive servicing options in the future.

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28 October, 12-1 PM AEDT
Are You Gaining All That You Can Out of Debriefing?

Dr Alan Ngo - Paediatric Emergency Physician & Simulation Educator at Sunshine Hospital & The Royal Children's Hospital
Amy Montgomery - Lecturer & PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong

Debriefing is a critical topic in healthcare education. Join us as two leaders in the field to discuss their experiences and thoughts in debriefing management.

During this session, they will be sharing the top 3 challenges in debriefing and how they overcame that. Moreover, they will discuss the importance of technology & data in debriefing and evaluating students performance. And the speakers will also provide some suggestions of future trends in debriefing management.

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11 November, 12-1 PM AEDT
Simulation Training for Emergency and Geriatric Patient Care

Alvin Tong - Educational Services Specialist at Laerdal Australia & New Zealand

The features and functionalities of the new SimMan 3G PLUS and Nursing Anne Simulator Geriatric simulators offer immersive and unique training opportunities for Emergency care procedures and Geriatric Patient care. This 1-hour session will take you through their new components and features which can help to improve your training.

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25 November, 12-1 PM AEDT
The Roles of Simulation Technicians

Angie Sterland - Senior Technical Officer at Flinders University
Clinton Henderson - A/Technical Services Specialist at the CSDS, The Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in Brisbane
Denish Kumar - Simulation Technician at Douglas Starship Simulation Programme, Child Health, NZ
Michael Sheedy - Bioengineering Team Leader at Medical Physics & Bioengineering, Canterbury District Health Board, NZ

Come and join us in our last Virtual SUN session in 2021 to discover the Roles of Simulation Technicians – one of the most important roles in any simulation training program.
During this webinar, four leaders from Universities and Hospitals in Australia and New Zealand will be sharing their thoughts and opinions in:

  • Simulation Technicians – Who are they?
  • How does this role look like in different organisations?
  • What are the challenges during the pandemic? How did they overcome?

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Networking with peers & experts

The Simulation User Network (SUN) Conference draws over 300 user network members to each meeting. It serves as a platform for collaboration, innovation and simulation advancements that lead to improvements in education and healthcare delivery. 


Best practices from industry leaders

The SUN Conference is a place to meet others who have objectives in simulation just like yours and connect with industry-leading experts. 


Hands-on training & education

You'll experience best practices and hands-on demonstrations that help advance simulation training programs across all healthcare disciplines.

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