Dr. Debra Nestel

Debra Nestel, PhD, CHSE-A, is Professor of Surgical Education, the University of Melbourne and Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University, Australia. Debra is Editor in Chief of Advances in Simulation (www.advancesinsimulation.com), the journal of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM). She is program lead for the Masters of Surgical Education (Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons). She is an honorary professorial fellow at Imperial College, London. Debra leads a national program for simulation educators – NHET-Sim (www.nhet-sim.edu.au) and a state-based network in simulated patient methodology (www.vspn.edu.au). Debra has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers in health professions education, published an edited book on simulated patient methodology (2015), has edited a book on healthcare simulation to be published in 2016 and is now editing a book on surgical education for release in 2017. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Debra_Nestel

Dr. Abdulaziz Boker
Associate Professor and Consultant

Dr Abdulaziz Boker is an Associate Professor and Consultant, Department of Anesthesia and ICU and the Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation Center at the College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH). In April 2016, king Abdulaziz University clinical and Simulation Center was accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Canada, as the first accredited center outside Canada.
He is also the current Chairman of the Exam committee and past chairman of the Saudi Scientific Board of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at SCFHS. He obtained his medical college degree from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah with honors, he then obtained Royal College of Canada certification in anaesthesia and masters of medical education. Dr. Boker has active involvement in medical education at local, regional, national, and international levels. He is the first recipient of the "International Residency Educator of the Year (2014) Award" from the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). In 2016, he was the first recipient of the "Regional Excellence in Simulation Award" from 3rd UAE simulation & 2nd SESAM MENA Regional conference.

Dr. Abeer A Arab

Dr Arab is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor, King Abdulaziz University KAU, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Arab is the deputy director and administration Supervisor at the KAU-Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. Being a simulation educator, she has helped integrating different simulation methods into the undergraduate curricula of Anesthesia, Critical Care, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics. She is the chair of the Simulation taskforce at the Saudi Board of Anesthesiology to integrate simulation into postgraduate curricula and certification process. She has co-developed many train-the- trainer and Crisis Management Simulation-based workshops nationally and internationally. She is the developer and director of the undergraduate "patient safety" Module at the college of Medicine at KAU. She is also a member of the Steering committee of the international Clinician Educators' network ICENet of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Mary Smith

Dr. Smith serves as Director of the Learning and Assessment Center (LAC) at Michigan State University, an interprofessional center for healthcare education and simulation serving the Colleges of Human Medicine, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine and Veterinary Medicine in addition to graduate medical education and hospital-based clinical education programs. She has integrated simulation methodologies including high fidelity, in situ, hybrid and virtual in academic and institutional settings. Her clinical experience includes Emergency and ICU. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Smith earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Saginaw Valley State University; Master's degree in Nursing Education from Michigan State University and PhD in Higher Education at MSU. Her research focuses on interprofessional education. She serves on the Society for Simulation in Healthcare as Co-Chair of the Accreditation Committee and member of the Directors' and IPE Committees. She also serves as Regional Faculty for the American Heart Association Life Support for BLS and ACLS and on the MI-OH ECC Committee.

Prof. Antoine Tesniere

Pr Antoine TESNIERE, MD, PhD, is specialized in Anesthesiology and Intensive care, and has a full time position at Cochin Hospital, APHP, the 2nd largest hospital group in Paris. He is the co founder and CEO of iLumens, a university based simulation center, University Sorbonne Paris Cité. iLumens is an innovative Simulation Department that develops new training and research programs using all simulation modalities, and virtual environments (serious games), for every healthcare professional. iLumens is expanding internationally through of a wide variety of training and research programs.
Antoine Tesniere is also Dean for medical education at Paris Descartes Medical school, the largest French Medical school, and vice director of the Doctoral Program « Frontiers in life sciences », Center for Interdisciplinary Research, University Paris Descartes, one of the most innovative PhD program based on interdisciplinarity. He is also working as special advisor for simulation in healthcare for Healthcare Institution (Haute Autorité de Santé), and is the current President of the European Society for Simulation in Healthcare SESAM, and the current secretary for the French society for simulation in Healthcare (SoFraSims).

Dr. Hani Lababidi
Senior Consultant in pulmonary and critical care medicine at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh

He is an expert in medical simulation and he is currently the Director of The Center for Research, Education & Simulation Enhanced Training (CRESENT) at KFMC. Besides the various leadership positions, he chaired or participated in key hospital committees and functions. He has special expertise in hospital accreditation and information management.
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 Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

Andrew Spain
Andrew is the Director of Accreditation and Certification for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

He has been a Paramedic for over 20 years, first in the Denver area, then Missouri, doing both ground and air ambulance work. This evolved into directing an EMS Education program for five years prior to coming to SSH. He has an MA in Political Science and is currently working on his dissertation for a PhD in Education at the University of Missouri (emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis).
Society for Simulation in Healthcare: Director of Accreditation and Certification Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences: Affiliate Faculty University of Missouri, Shelden Simulation Center: Adjunct Faculty Institute for Credentialing Excellence Research & Development Committee: Member

Glenn Posner
Associate Professor and clinician educator in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Ottawa

Dr. Glenn Posner is an Associate Professor and clinician educator in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Ottawa, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Innovation in Medical Education. He graduated from McGill Medical School in 1999 and completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa in 2004. He completed a Masters in Medical Education at the University of Cincinnati in 2007. He worked at the Montfort Hospital before returning to The Ottawa Hospital in 2009. Dr. Posner is a busy generalist Ob/Gyn, and the lead editor of Oxorn-Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition.
Dr. Posner was the director of postgraduate medical education for Ob/Gyn and won the Royal College Donald R. Wilson award in 2014 for excellence in incorporating the CanMEDS roles into his residency program. He was the lead simulation instructor for Ob/Gyn for 10 years, and served as the Vice-Chair of Education for his department from 2014-2016.
Dr. Posner is the inaugural Medical Director of the Simulation Patient Safety Program at The Ottawa Hospital, bringing in-situ simulation into the hospital. He is the Medical Director of the University of Ottawa Skills & Simulation Centre, and a Simulation Educator for the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Posner's program of research relates to the assessment of the intrinsic CanMEDS roles and patient-safety competencies using all forms of simulation.

Susan Brien
Director, Practice and Systems Innovation Vice-President, Asia Pacific, Royal College International

Dr. Susan Brien, MD, MEd, CSPQ, FRCSC, CPE, joined the Royal College in 2007 and has held many positions including Registrar, Associate Director of Professional Affairs, Director of Innovation, Research and Simulation, Director of Practice, Performance and Innovation, as well her current role of Director of Practice and Systems Innovation (October 2013). This office leverages our strengths in health policy, scholarship and innovative simulation-based training to influence change at the practice level and more generally, in the Canadian health system.
Her portfolio includes overseeing the new regional, national and international projects facilitating life-long learning professional development activities including team training, simulation, performance assessment, simulation accreditation and curricula integration.
Once the development of the International Program was formed in 2011, Dr. Brien assumed her current role of Vice-President, Asia Pacific, Royal College International (October 2013). This portfolio includes supporting and creating educational strategies for international partners in Asia, helping them build their capacity to provide quality specialty medical education and create sustainable health care systems to benefit their populations. Her mandate is to promote global standards based on customized solutions toward competency-based medical education, training and evaluation.
A neurosurgeon with a Master's of Education from the University of Toronto (Higher Education), Dr. Brien is the former Director of Operations for Quebec, Eastern Canada and Nunavut with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute where she was responsible for the national patient safety education portfolio. She is a certified physician executive and member of the American College of Physician Executives. She has served as Vice-President of Cancer Services with the Windsor Regional Hospital and Cancer Services for Cancer Care Ontario and is past chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences. In addition, Dr. Brien is the Chief of Neurosurgery at the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Gatineau and is past Chief of Trauma for the region. She is also Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa and Faculty Lecturer, Division of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University.

Guy F. Brisseau
Director of Surgical Education, Chair of CPD/CME, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar

Dr. Brisseau is a Surgical Educator who hails from Canada and is currently working at Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha, Qatar. He was recruited as the Director of Surgical Education and is also the Chair of the CPD/CME committee.
Dr. Brisseau holds a Master's in Education and has held many leadership positions including Program Director and Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education at Dalhousie University. He has extensive experience in curricular design and incorporation of simulation within a postgraduate and CME curriculum. He has and continues to accredit training programs for The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada both locally and internationally.
At Sidra he has taken that experience in curricular design and simulation and helped design a curriculum and plan for clinical activation of a greenfield health care center that is currently activating. He will discuss some of the innovative approaches, data garnered and lessons learned.