2008 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference

The Science of Simulation in Healthcare: Defining and Developing Clinical Expertise

Authors

  • James A. Gordon MD, MPA,

    Conference Co-Chair
    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation, Harvard Medical School (JAG), Boston, MA; and the Center for Simulation Technology and Academic Research, Division of Emergency Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Northwestern McGaw Simulation Network and the Departments of Emergency and Medical Education, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University (JAV), Chicago, IL.
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  • John A. Vozenilek MD,

    Conference Co-Chair
    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation, Harvard Medical School (JAG), Boston, MA; and the Center for Simulation Technology and Academic Research, Division of Emergency Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Northwestern McGaw Simulation Network and the Departments of Emergency and Medical Education, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University (JAV), Chicago, IL.
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  • On Behalf of the SAEM Simulation Task Force and Interest Group, and the Technology in Medical Education Committee

    1. From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation, Harvard Medical School (JAG), Boston, MA; and the Center for Simulation Technology and Academic Research, Division of Emergency Medicine, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Northwestern McGaw Simulation Network and the Departments of Emergency and Medical Education, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University (JAV), Chicago, IL.
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  • Funding for this conference was made possible in part by Grant 1 R13 HS017656-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Additional major funding was provided by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions (CRICO/RMF), the Association of American Medical Colleges’s MedEdPORTAL, and unrestricted educational grants from Medical Education Technologies, Inc., Laerdal Medical Corp., and a number of academic/affiliated institutions (see Appendix B for full listing).

Address for correspondence and reprints: James A. Gordon, MD, MPA, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Zero Emerson Place, Suite 3B, Boston, MA 02114; e-mail: jgordon3@partners.org.

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