Tuesday 10th November


The Research Studio: Dissecting a manuscript to learn about research

Debra Nestel- Editor in Chief, BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning (STEL)

Paul Murphy- Senior Lecturer in Simulation & Arts Intervention, Drama, School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen's University Belfast and Associate Editor, BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning 

Kimberly Leighton- Kim Leighton, PhD, RN, CHSE, CHSOS, ANEF, FAAN Executive Director Itqan Clinical Simulation and Innovation Center

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Paul Murphy photo 2020
KimLeighton Headshot 2018

Advanced Debriefing: Applying Learning to Practice

Debriefing is seen as the cornerstone to learning when using simulation based education. But often as facilitators it is difficult to effectively move the conversation out of the simulation and into clinical practice. No matter which debriefing model or approach you use, applying the learning to practice is important. But why is it important, and what can we do to improve our debriefing so that we focus more on improving our practice, and less on our time in the simulator? In this workshop, we will explore more about these topics, and practice moving the conversation towards applying simulation learning to behaviour change in clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes
• Understand the importance of application to practice as an aspect of simulation debriefing
• Identify and practice strategies and tools to transform debriefing conversations into practical application in the workplace

Who should register to attend?
• Simulation debriefers who want to enhance their facilitation skills
• Faculty developers and other educators who facilitate train-the-trainer courses


Peter Jaye – Director of Simulation, King's Health Partners (KHP)

Gabriel Reedy – Education & Research Lead, Simulation and Interactive Learning Centres (KHP) 

Colette Laws-Chapman –Deputy Director of Simulation, Guys & St Thomas

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Gabriel Reedy photo

Science Council Workshop – An introduction to Professional registration: Benefits, CAP and an examination of the 5 requisite competencies

Professional registration is a key tenant of the Technician Commitment, which is designed to address the current shortfall in technician recruitment, rooted in job insecurity, lack of recognition and poor career structure. Specifically, the talk will clarify the mechanism of applying for registration via CAP, the benefits of registration and an examination of what is required to compile and submit the competency report, the main stay of CAP. In addition, the talk will discuss strategies for compiling CPD as case studies for the competency report

Presenter: Laurence Dawkins Hall, Applicant support Mentor, Science Council  and Teaching technician, Cancer Centre, University of Leicester

Lawrence Dawkins-Hall


Ergonomics & healthcare Workshop

This short interactive workshop aims to engage the audience in discussing how to realise the potential of Human Factors/Ergonomics (HF/E) for simulated practice, in striving to improve safety, quality, productivity and wellbeing.

The premise is that HF/E applied to healthcare is a science that has twin aims: improving systems performance (including safety but also efficiency and quality of care); and supporting health and wellbeing for all (i.e. staff and patients alike). It seeks to meet these aims through tools and methods for designing better systems – i.e. ‘making it easy to do the right thing’.

We wish to explore a perception that simulated practice has concerned itself a) mainly with ‘people factors’ rather than wider elements in systems, and b) with laudable patient safety aims more than issues to do with staff health and wellbeing.

The general question for participants is whether these interacting strands can perhaps be brought together in an integrated fashion through the application of HF/E approaches and tools; these are increasingly available through engagement with the HF/E community of practice.

The format will be short, pre-recorded talks, with questions for participants and invitations to comment, facilitated by our co-chairs.


Michael Moneypenny – Consultant, Forth Valley Royal Hospital & ASPiH President Elect,

Al Ross - Senior Lecturer in Human Factors in Healthcare, University of Glasgow

Paul Bowie, Programme Director (Safety & Improvement) NHS Education for Scotland and Honorary Professor, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow

Michael Moneypenny
Paul Bowie

Use of Prosthetics Within Moulage Workshop

Prosthetics can be used within moulage to create hyper-realistic and long-lasting special effects to enhance your simulation. Prosthetics such as those used in movie makeup are an advanced makeup skill however, in simulation there are different ways of using prosthetics, dependant on skill level. This workshop will take you through the different techniques and products that are available and what you can achieve with each. This workshop will look at the pros and cons of both using prosthetics over direct-to-skin makeup and the different prosthetic products available. It will also cover the application of prosthetics, including tips and tricks for blending and disguising edges for a realistic finish.

Presenter: Rebecca Frankland- Creative Director,  Bloody Realistic

Wednesday 11th November


Journal club: What are the Editors-in-Chief of @STEL_BMJ and @ClinSimNursing talking about?

Debra Nestel - Editor in Chief, BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning (STEL)

Nicole Harder

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iRIS Simulation Authoring Platform: Scenario Development across HEESW

This workshop will demonstrate how the iRIS Simulation Authoring Platform can help to drive the quality of your scenarios, and how it can enable collaboration across teams, department, institutions or even continents. It will show in detail how iRIS has been used across the South West of England by the HEESW South West Simulation Network and the impact it has had.

It will also show how scenarios written in iRIS can be exported to technologies from different vendors you may already have implemented in you Centre. “


Gary Taylor - Business Development Director, iRIS Health Solutions Limited

Dr Dan Freshwater-Turner, Bristol University Medical School and HEESW

Dr David Grant, Bristol University Medical School

Gary Taylor