Senior Care & Simulation Network Pre-Launch

Event Date: 05/30/2016 00:00
Location: Sheraton Gateway Hotel (Toronto Airport, Terminal 3)

Pre-Launch of the Senior Care and Simulation Network

SIM-one – Healthcare Simulation Network – is a strong supporter of creating networks within
networks. When it is clear an area can benefit from a focused community, a network will help to
catalyze the process. Senior Care and Simulation is one of these areas.

The pre-launch meeting will be held on May 31, 2016 during SIM in Motion: A Day of Interactive Workshops, at Sheraton Gateway Hotel (Toronto International Airport, Terminal 3). Members can join online and in-person.


To begin a discussion around the creation of a network focused on simulation in senior care.
We invite you to join a core group that will help facilitate the pre-launch meeting.


• Build initial connections to network and collaborate on senior care and simulation by sharing
the activities in which they are already engaged.
• Brainstorm preliminary missions and activities of this community.
• Discuss how to best engage stakeholders to join the network.
• Create an invite list of key individuals, organizations, and thought leaders to 2016 SIM Expo.
• Prepare a short survey/needs assessment to determine interests, skills and priorities of
network participants that will be sent in an e-format.
• Solidify the direction of the network.


The growing needs of the aging population have directly impacted the healthcare landscape. It
has also impacted training and education for many professions involved in senior care. The
value of experiential learning cannot be underestimated and the rise of simulation-based
approaches is evident. However, working in silos prevents synergies, resulting in duplication,
wasted resources, and missed opportunities. Now is a prime time when all interested parties
would benefit from networking and collaborating on simulation approaches to senior care.


Action items from the pre-launch meeting will lead to the full launch of the Senior Care and
Simulation Network on October 5th at the 2016 SIM Expo.

Please also visit National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety, held on May 30, 2016.


If interested, please contact Nicole Fung at for details and registration.
Please note registration may be free for PSW educators from Ontario colleges.