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Dr. Farhan Bhanji appointed Director of Education for the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Farhan Bhanji, MD, M.Sc. (Ed), FRCPC to the position of Director of Education for the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL), Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. 

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Published: 19 Jul 2018

Eye to Eye with Ophthalmology Residents

Fourth-year surgical residents from the McGill University Ophthalmology Program were at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation & Interactive Learning to take part in the advanced wet lab workshop this week.

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Published: 19 Jan 2018

Safe and Painless Sedation for Children

The increased demand for services to provide sedation for children undergoing complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures led to the creation of an interprofessional sedation course by Dr. Teresa Valois, anesthesiologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and her team.

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Published: 19 Jan 2018

Collaborating with the Canadian Armed Forces to help save lives

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) conduct operational, peacekeeping or humanitarian missions. A key-support element, CAF medical personnel must be ready to triage and manage mass casualty incidents, working together to save lives.

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Published: 22 Sep 2017

Appointment of Dr. Kevin Lachapelle as Interim Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

Dr. Kevin Lachapelle has been appointed Interim Director of the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective July 1, 2017.  He succeeds Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal, whose leadership was instrumental in propelling the Centre to new heights over the past three years, during which time he led the strategic rebranding and expansion of the Centre thanks to a generous gift from The Blema and Arnold Steinberg Family Foundation....

Published: 13 Jul 2017

Exploring career options at the Faculty of Medicine

“In the future, I want to become a nurse. I feel that going to this camp will help me develop my understanding of the field and prepare me for the future,” explains Kathleen Fab­ella, a student at École secondaire La Voie.  Kathleen is one of 44 high school students who participated in the 2017 edition of the Explore! Careers in Health camp held on June 26-28 at McGill University....

Published: 11 Jul 2017

Inspiring Indigenous youth leaders to pursue careers in health care

On May 19th, the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL) welcomed Indigenous youth leaders (First Nation, Inuit, Métis, and Native American) from the Eagle Spirit Camp for a half-day of hands-on workshops and activities organized by Dr. Kent Saylor of the McGill Faculty of Medicine.  During the morning lecture, a group of 25 students aged 13 to 17 years old attended a lecture by health care professionals to learn about careers in nursing and medicine....

Published: 21 Jun 2017

Making the birthing process as safe as can be

World-renowned expert Dr. Tim Draycott inspires maternity teams with PROMPT training methods

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada provides support for a distinguished educator to visit a Royal-College accredited simulation centre in Canada each year via the John. G. Wade Visiting Professorship in Patient Safety and Simulation-Based Medical Education.

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Published: 21 Jun 2017

Teaching Home Care in the Simulated Apartment

Teaching Home Care in the Simulated Apartment

As the average age of the population rises, care is moving out of the hospitals and into the homes. Home care may be an option for patients who are recovering after a hospital stay, or for individuals who are dealing with an illness and want to remain at home for as long as safely possible to maintain their existing lifestyle and independence.

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Published: 19 Jun 2017

“Simnovators” gather in Montreal to launch special British Medical Journal supplement on improving health care

On March 29, McGill University’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning launched a special Simnovate supplement of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning.  The event, held at the Omni Hotel in Montreal, featured an academic symposium as a sequel to last May’s highly successful Simnovate International Summit, which drew 150 “simnovators” from around the world.

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Published: 31 Mar 2017

Simulation Summit 2017

Further details on the upcoming Simulation Summit can be found here: www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/events/simulation-summit-e

Published: 16 Mar 2017

Eagle Spirit: An inspiration to Indigenous youth pursuing careers in health

Eagle Spirit: An inspiration to Indigenous youth pursuing careers in health

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Published: 8 Mar 2017

Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal on sim-based education’s impact on patient care

Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal on sim-based education’s impact on patient care

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Published: 8 Mar 2017

Open House Event at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

Open House Event at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

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Published: 8 Mar 2017

Transforming Health Care Systems – Let's Simulate

Transforming Health Care Systems – Let's Simulate

The majority role of simulation in health care has been focused upon education of clinicians, with respect to procedural, team-based and communications skills. Simulation centres now abound across the US, Canada and Europe, many of which comprise full scale facilities such as an emergency room, operating suites, outpatient clinic areas, hospital wards, and even patient homes. 

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Published: 8 Mar 2017

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