SPEAKERS

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    Mr. Ferooz Sekandarpoor

    Ferooz was is the President for The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS), an international non-profit organization based in the USA. This innovative organization has been developed to provide annual hands-on training events to those operating simulation-based technology. His responsibilities will include leadership as a member of the board with the primary focus of engaging with the medical simulation-based community and the vendors.

    Ferooz Sekandarpoor is also the Simulation Technology Specialist at the Faculty of the Medicine University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is also the simulation subject matter expert for the faculty of medicine for the province of British Columbia.

    He is working as an integral member of the MedIT faculty of medicine UBC, where his position provides simulation technology leadership and expertise for the health professions education programs within the Faculty of Medicine, UBC. This role supports the development and operational transition of the Faculty of Medicine’s simulation centers throughout British Columbia.

    He was one of the founders and chair of the BC Simulation Technology Working Group in the province. The BC Simulation Network aka (STWG), currently acts as a provincial community of practice to aid British Columbia based simulation centers with a forum in which to discuss and advance ideas in the intersection of health professions simulation and technology.

    The Centre of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation, where Ferooz Sekandarpoor previously worked as IT manager, is one of the very first centers to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons USA and the first center to be accredited by Royal College of the physician of Canada.

    He has over 17 years of experience as an IT professional, Simulation Technology Specialist, and AV Specialist in Healthcare and Academic Environment.

    To know more about Ferooz find him on his LinkedIn page or his email Ferooz@SimGHOSTS.org.

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    Dr. Kirrian Steer

    Dr Kirrian Steer began working with SimGHOSTS as a volunteer in 2014 and joined the Board of Directors in 2016. She was later appointed as the Executive Director in January 2018. Ms Steer’s simulation career began at La Trobe University, where she saw an opportunity to combine her three key areas of interest – healthcare, education and technology.

    During her time at La Trobe University, Dr Steer developed scenarios for, and provided technical and operational advice to the four campuses of the La Trobe Rural Health School. Additionally, she managed the Hume Simulation Alliance (HSA) project.

    She also worked with colleagues to establish and run a successful Simulated Patient program, and played a key role in the development of the simulation resource portal www.SimEd.net.au.

    Following the completion of the HSA project, Dr Steer worked at the University of Melbourne as Simulation Coordinator and Education Coordinator in the Rural Clinical School. Prior to working in healthcare simulation, Ms Steer owned and operated a private multidisciplinary allied health practice and was a sessional educator in the vocational education sector.

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    Mr. Nick Brauer

    Mr. Nick Brauer started his professional career at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center after earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in biology and chemistry. From 2000-2009 he managed a state of the art research lab; and, he played an integral role in development neurobiology research. In 2009 the health sciences field led him to a new opportunity in healthcare simulation. The rapidly growing field of healthcare simulation combined with the University's desire to keep up, opened the sim tech door for him which has allowed him to employ previously untapped skills and competencies.

    He served as the Assistant Director for Interprofessional Education and Clinical Simulation. As the Assistant Director of Clinical Simulation, Nick coordinated the operations of an emerging comprehensive simulation program at UTHSC, serving the needs of its professional programs and local area practice partners. He works with faculty and staff across UTHSC, particularly on the Memphis campus, in securing and facilitating the use of a wide range of simulation technologies to enrich the training of students, residents and other healthcare providers.

    In 2018, the university opened a 45,000 square foot simulation facility dedicated to simulation activities. Mr. Brauer played an integral role in making this facility come to fruition. He currently serves on the operations team at CHIPS working with students, faculty and many community practice partners.

    Mr. Brauer currently serves as Vice President for SimGHOSTS; 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and institutions operating medical simulation technology and spaces through: hands-on training events, online resources, and professional development.

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    Dr. Scott Crawford

    Dr. Crawford is Director of the Training and Educational Center for Healthcare Simulation (TECHS) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Paul L.

    Foster School of Medicine at TTUHSC El Paso. In addition to his faculty position he also serves as a board member for SimGHOSTS, a non-profit group dedicated to providing technology education and innovation to simulation centers worldwide. He has presented both in the US and internationally on topics related to audio/video design, information technology, and simulation operations.

    He has served as a reviewer and author for standards of best practice and conference presentation topics related to simulation and technology education. He is also Editor of the textbook Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice.

    Dr. Crawford completed his emergency medicine residency and served as Chief Resident of research and technology at Texas Tech in 2012. Dr. Crawford earned his M.D. from Rush University in Chicago in 2009 and a bachelor’s degree in physics from The Colorado College in 2004. He continues to search for economical and innovative design ideas to enhance the world of healthcare education by bringing a more engaging and educational experience to all learners.

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    Mr. Matthew Charnetski

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    Prof. Abdulaziz Boker

    College of Medicine General Supervisor, Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, King Abdulaziz University.

    President, Saudi Society of Simulation in Healthcare, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.


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    Hani Lababidi, MD, FCCP

    Dr. Lababidi is a Senior Consultant in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Dr. Lababidi has 12-year experience in healthcare simulation and is currently the Director of the Center for Research, Education & Simulation Enhanced Training (CRESENT) at KFMC.

    More than 16,000 healthcare workers are trained at CRESENT annually. Besides the various leadership positions, he chaired and/or participated in key hospital committees and functions. He has special expertise in hospital and simulation programs accreditation and health information management. He is on editorial board and/or reviewer of many scientific journals in the fields of simulation, Pulmonary Medicine, Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

    Dr. Lababidi received his M.D from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and then did his Internal Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care training in the USA. He holds American Board in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. His academic and leadership career began as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cornell University, New York, USA; Chief of Staff at Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon; Head of Pulmonary Division, King Fahad Medical City, Assistant Professor of Medicine at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences and Director of CRESENT.

    His research interests include: asthma, end of life care, MDR infections in ICU, and simulation skills acquisition and maintenance. Dr. Lababidi has many publications in peer review journals and has more than 500 presentations in national, regional and international conferences.

    Dr. Lababidi is a member of many renowned societies such as: Simulation Society in Healthcare, Saudi Simulation Society in Healthcare, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, Saudi Thoracic Society, Saudi Critical Care Society, Lebanese Pulmonary Society, and Lebanese Critical Care Society.

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    Dr. Mohammad Zaher

    Dr. Zaher is the Director of Academic And Training Affairs in Prince Mohammad Bin AbdulAziz Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. An Emergency physician by training, he completed his simulation fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

    Through his interests in low-cost simulation and residency education, Dr. Zaher has developed models that were presented and awarded at local and international events, and has created training courses that were fully reliant on low-cost simulation.

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    Dr. Mohammad Alamar

    A Senior Simulation Operation Specialist at KFMC, Certified CHSOS and CHSE with background as a Clinical Instructor Nurse, and work interest in IT and Electromechanical maintenance.

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    Dr. Shadi Almoziny

    A board certified emergency medicine consultant at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Almoziny holds subspecialty degree in medical simulation from Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. In addition to his 12 years of clinical experience as an emergency physician, he is the chairperson of Life Support Training Department, CRESENT, KFMC and he is the simulation lead at the Second Health Cluster in Central Region.

    He also holds other clinical and leadership positions. He is looking forward to utilizing his passion for and experience in medical simulation to help healthcare organizations maximize their patient safety and quality of care by using simulation for training and health care system integration.

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    Mr. Moath Abuaysha

    Surgical 3D Printing & Digital Planning Specialist, CEO of VOXEL+ for 3D innovative surgical solutions, lead of the 3D printing & planning unit at king Fahd medical city, researcher at prosthetics and orthotics centre at Prince Sultan University.

    Certified 3D printing professional from MIT institute. Certified surgical Design and simulation from (iRSM) Alberta university, Certified Siemens NX design-integrated structural simulation tool. Represented Saudi in over 40 science and technology conferences locally and globally. INTEL international prize, and Asia cup for excellent project winner.

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    Ms. Reem. AlAjmi

    Creating unforgettable experiences for learning in very comfortable environment is my passion and sharing the knowledge and skills to other learners is my dream.

    Ms. REEM ALAJMI is a Simulation Specialist I at Simulation Center in Princess nourah bint Abdulrahman University.

    In addition , She also Senior Optometrist Specialist at the Ophthalmology Department, king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz university hospital, PNU since 2018.

    She have Knowledge and experience in eye filed as Optometrist & In Clinical Research as “ Co- Investigator “ , Also in Simulation with total of 12 years’ experience She is the Founder & In-charge of Standardized Patient Program since 2015 Simulation Center, PNU. She is Founder & In-charge of SP in House Program since 2018 at Simulation Center, PNU.

    Ms. REEM ALAJMI is a certified Adv. Medical Moulage & Expert. Also Instructor in Riyadh Moulag Team.

    She is Certified of TOT in Medical Field National and international. She actively participates in the integration of simulation in the undergraduate curriculum at PNU. She has an interest in medical research and research-related simulation. Ms. Reem has several participation on Simulation Conferences local and international

    Member of Saudi society of health simulation SSSH member of the Branches Reginal Bylaw @ SSSH committee. Member of the International and local partnerships @SSSH committee. Member of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE ), USA .