Event Highlight: The Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies R&D Workshop

UW faculty and graduate students from a variety of academic fields came together for the 2014 The Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies Research and Development Workshop on Saturday, November 8th. The event hosted about 40 attendees and consisted of presentations followed by a small group discussion session.

After introductory comments by the Instiute leadership, keynote speaker Dr. Rob Sweet spoke about innovative research at the University of Minnesota’s SimPORTAL simulation center. Attendees also heard from Dr. Mark Reisman about collaboration with the medical device industry and from Dr. Andrew Wright who gave an overview of the Institute and its current research program. Dr. Reisman is Professor of Cardiology at the University of Washington while Dr. Wright is Associate Professor of Surgery.

Participants then broke out into groups to brainstorm collaborative research projects utilizing simulation and related to the following four domains: communication skills and team training, assessment and validation, data and informatics, and robotics and devices. Each group shared main points from their discussion with the larger audience and received feedback from the group on which projects to pursue.

For more information, an event recap is planned at the regularly scheduled Institute R&D meeting on Wednesday, January 7th from 4:00pm-5:30pm on the first floor of the UWMC Surgery Pavilion. For additional information, please contact Austin Shipman at

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