Reciprocal Affilations



We continue to have our special partnership with the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) and run a collaborative simulation symposium and poster competition at the BACCN Annual Conference each year. 

BACCN is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of nursing in critical care, with over 2,000 members nationally and internationally. They provide a national voice to shape the strategy for critical care nursing, promote safe, quality evidence based nursing care to the critically ill patient and provide wide ranging benefits and opportunities to BACCN members. Find out more about the BACCN

37th Annual BACCN Conference with LINET email banner

BACCN & IACCN 1st Joint Annual Conference

Critical Care Across the World - Breaking down barriers

17th & 18th October 2022, ICC Belfast

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The Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) and Irish Association for Simulation (IAS) became affiliated in 2016. The affiliation agreement was signed by Dr. Helen Higham ASPiH President and Dr. Crina Burlacu IAS Chairperson during a special session at ASPiH conference 2016.

The aims of this collaboration are as in the following:

  1. Promoting each respective organization and their endeavours amongst relevant networks and wider communities;
  2. Sharing & developing new knowledge, skills and resources to benefit the respective membership communities of each organization;
  3. Providing opportunities for collaboration at individual, institutional and organisation-wide levels;
  4. Enhancing the dissemination of innovations and solutions to community identified problems amongst members and the wider simulation community.

Under the affiliation agreement, IAS members are entitled to a 20% discount on ASPiH membership rates. Reciprocally, ASPiH members attending the IAS annual meeting are entitled to 20% off registration fee.

An affiliation agreement between IAS and BMJ STEL was also signed in 2019. Under this agreement, IAS members receive a 50% discount off standard individual subscription.

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