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Janice Palaganas 
LLU Medical Simulation Center 


Friday May 6, 2011 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM PDT

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Loma Linda University Medical Simulation Center 
4th Floor Centennial Complex
24760 Stewart Street
Loma Linda, CA 92350

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1st Annual LLU Medical Simulation Center Regional Simulation Conference 

You are invited to join us at our 1st Annual Loma Linda University Medical Simulation Regional Conference.

This conference targets new and existing healthcare simulation educators, directors, and funders.  The first half of the conference will focus on teaching and learning theory, simulation updates, and a focus on best practices in healthcare simulation.  The conference will then shift to experiential workshops and end with future directives in alignment with patient safety.

Please click on the link below to register or RSVP.

Keynote Speakers

Dan Raemer

Associate Professor Daniel B. Raemer, PhD 

Director of Research and Development, Center for Medical Simulation
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr Raemer's research is focused on patient safety and clinician performance in crisis situations. Dan has developed a special expertise in teamwork and crisis management over the past 15 years at the Center for Medical Simulation. In 2003, he received a unique award from the Harvard Department of Anaesthesia for "excellence in teaching." he has worked globally to establish the International Meeting on Medical Simulation, and is the founding trustee and a past president of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). In 2008, he received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from SSH for his contributions to the field. He is also a Past-President of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia.

Suzie Kardong-Edgren
Assistant Professor Suzie Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN
Washington State University
Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Simulation Nursing

Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren PhD, RN, ANEF is a recognized national and international thought leader in simulation and simulation research. Dr. Edgren is also a consultant for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing landmark simulation study, investigating the substitution of up to 50% simulation for traditional clinical hours. She is a co-PI on a project for the National League for Nursing exploring the use of simulation for high stakes testing in nursing education.  She is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing, the online journal of the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning and has authored or co-authored 30 articles on simulation and the use of technology for improving education.  She is currently an assistant professor of nursing at Washington State University in Spokane, Washington.


Conference Agenda 

 Breakout Sessions:

"Become a Certified Educator"

Learn about the upcoming educator certification program. The panel experts will discuss criteria for becoming a certified educator, the benefits for obtaining this certification, and how to use the established elements to guide you in becoming an excellent simulation educator.   

 "How to Handle the Unexpected"

This interactive session will review common "unexpected" events that occur during a simulation and discuss how to overcome these events while maintaining a high degree of psychological fidelity for the participant.

 "Accreditation: What does it mean for me?"

Learn from experts in simulation about what is involved in submitting an accreditation application for your simulation center or how to use the established standards as a map for program success. Attendees will be able to dissect the accreditation self study tool as well as look at data from previous accreditation cycles.

 "Using Simulation for Interprofessional Learning: The Why and How"

Participants will learn how simulation can be integrated into training healthcare providers from a wide variety of health care disciplines in order to foster better communication and teamwork which has been shown to decrease medical errors. Come learn about the current trends in interprofessional research and how to get started with an interprofessional lab at your facility.

 "Increasing Psychological Fidelity in Simulation Using Moulage"

Join us for this interactive session in which the attendee will learn the value of using realistic moulage in simulation, and be able to explore creating new moulage techniques to simulate medical injuries and conditions, each participant will receive a copy of a moulage "recipe" book.

 "An Introduction to Laerdal Vital Sim"  

Through hands-on experience, attendees will learn ways to customize their VitalSim manikins to enhance their scenario-based simulations and their learning environment. In this session, attendees will learn about scenario building, uploading scenarios, navigation of the VitalSim remote, and functionality of the VitalSim platform manikins.

"SimMan 3G and SimMan Essentials"

Not a beginner's course! This is designed for intermediate and advanced skilled scenario programmers: Achieve greater efficiency and realism with your SimMan Essential and SimMan 3G scenarios using Physiological Trends and Event Handlers. In this session you will learn a step-by-step method to create new Trends and Handlers and how to edit existing ones, reducing instructor workload.



Continuining Medical Education Credits (CME) 

Accreditation Statement: Loma Linda School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Loma Linda University School of Medicine designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Credits (CE)

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development is approved by the following to provide 6 CE credits:

-California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN #00239)

-Loma Linda University Medical Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation


 Airport Information:

21 miles from Ontario International Airport (ONT)

 75 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

109 miles from San Diego International Airport (SAN)



Hotel Information:

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

3649 Mission Inn Avenue

Riverside, CA 92501

800.843.7755 for room reservations

LLU rate is $149.00 USD plus tax (based on availability)

(approximately 15 minutes from LLU)


The Hilton San Bernardino

285 East Hospitality Lane

San Bernardino, CA 92408


Room rate is $99.00 USD plus tax (based on availability)

(approximately 8 minutes from LLU)


Country Inn Suites

1650 Industrial Park Avenue

Redlands CA 92374


Room rate is $108.00 USD plus tax (based on availability)

(approximately 12 minutes from LLU)


Ground Transportation:

Avis 800.331.1212

Budget 800.527.0700

Enterprise 909.460.0107

Hertz 800.654.3131



Registration Fee: $100

Cancellation/Refund Information

If a participant cancels their registration less than five days before the start date, no refunds will be awarded; full payment will be charged to the participant. In the event the course is cancelled, a full refund will be given. Refundable reservation deposits will be returned with course certificate.


If you have any special needs please notify us at 909-558-7208.