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Simulation

Success at SESAM!

18 July 2014

A report by Andrew Hadfield

The Department of Anaesthetics enjoyed a successful presence at the recent meeting of the Society for Simulation Education Applied to Medicine (SESAM) in Poznan. Cristina Diaz-Navarro, Sonia Pierce and Andrew Hadfield made the trip to Poland, where we delivered two oral presentations, detailing our work with the Dental School, both in The Cochrane Centre and our recent trip to provide in-situ training in The Dental Sedation Suite.

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We also presented a poster of the very successful Inside Information event in December, where students and members of the public learnt about the larynx through anatomy demonstrations, voice coaching and simulation scenarios.  This innovative seminar, joint with dance group Clod Ensemble, was illustrated by Dr Chris Glynn and his students from Cardiff School of Art and Design, helping participants better understand their learning.  The seminar was funded by the Wellcome Trust.

 The conference as a whole was very enjoyable, with some thought provoking seminars providing us with interesting ideas for moving forward with Simulation in the Department. Despite all this hard work we managed to find a few minutes to explore the sights of Poznan, catch up with old colleagues and sample the odd local delicacy!

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Next stop is the Association for Medical Educators in Europe in Milan for some more hard conference activity.