Special Interest Groups
Chair: Rhoda Mackenzie [email protected]
Rhoda is a vascular surgeon and undergraduate medical educator. She has a track record in healthcare education research. She would like to hear from ASPiH conference attendees who are interested in joining the ASPiH Simulation Research group, in particular those who wish to bring to the table wide ranging ideas, e.g., multicentre simulation-based education studies, innovation, etc . Members from all professions and industry are welcome, do please approach Rhoda wherever or whenever you see her!
Message from Carrie Hamilton - The SiGs are going from strength to strength, and even if, for some of you, it is hard getting things going, I have some great news!
I have been responsible for energising the SiGs for the last two years, but will be moving more towards taking a leading role in SP and patient involvement. The dynamic and charming Alan Gopal, has now passed on his responsibility for sASPiH, and has recently become a full Executive member and will be taking on the overall lead for the SiGs.
sASPiH has been hugely successful and Alan Gopal has a wealth of experience in running a very successful SIG, that he is able to share with you; he is ready to link with you and assist in whatever way he can.
Purpose of the ASPiH SIGs: to encourage communities of practice to come together to share and develop ideas relating to aspects of clinical education and promote innovation. The growing interest in simulation applied to healthcare has highlighted a number of themes and areas of specialty interest that warranted introduction of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) within ASPiH.
Aim: to improve standards and develop shared expertise which can be applied to benefit the use of simulation in healthcare education, research and patient safety improvement.
Structure: Each SIG will be chaired by a member of the ASPiH community and have an linked executive member to act as a conduit of information to and from the ASPiH exec and Annual conference local organising committee [LOC]
Expected outcomes: During the annual conference, Special Interest Groups will be given time to share ideas within the meeting programme allowing potential new members to register interest and become involved. Post conference, group members will be encouraged and facilitated to share ideas and communicate, the refreshed ASPiH website will support and facilitate this communication.