Simulated Participant Workshop

Providing Structure and Sustainability to an Affordable Simulated Participant Program.  
2 hours of CEU credits available.
University of Central Florida

About The Event

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Providing Structure & Sustainability to Affordable Simulated Participant Program
Avkin Product & SP Showcase
Content Expert versus Expert Facilitators: Implications
Diaz, Gonzalez, Anderson
Wrap Up
Tour of Simulation Center

What our attendees say:

"This workshop had the most relevant information that I've received at a conference in 12 years! I would've invited a lot more of my friends and colleagues if I knew how much it focused on educational content and not product sales."  

- Yvette Mathesen, University of Arizona 


"Your keynote was so well received, participants remarked to me at the end of the day it really impacted their debriefing techniques and the way they will approach student interactions."

-Melanie Cason MUSC College of Nursing


The Speakers

Amy Cowperthwait
Amy has been an innovator of clinical simulation since 2006 and has been nationally recognized by INACSL, IMSH and the industry as a whole. She is an advocate for integrating simulated participants affordably. 
Laura Gonzalez
Laura Gonzalez, PhD, APRN, CNE, CHSE-A, is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing. She has been in nursing education for more than 17 years. Her research areas include education research, simulation and the use of virtual patients. She is Co-PI on an NSF grant and is a shared patent holder. She is a Pearson author and a past NLN Simulation Leader. She is a member of INACSL and is the 2019 outgoing VP of Programs.
Mindi Anderson
Mindi Anderson, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Healthcare Simulation Program at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing. She is actively involved in simulation research and presents/publishes frequently on simulation-related topics, such as best practices in simulation for improving patient safety and care outcomes.
Desiree Díaz
Desiree Díaz, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, is a certified nurse educator and one of the first certified healthcare simulation educators worldwide to have earned the advanced certification in the field (CHSE-A). Her research combines the cutting-edge technology of simulation with the deeper human emotion of empathy to train healthcare providers to more effectively care for vulnerable and underserved patient populations. She is currently on faculty at the University of Central Florida as an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing.

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The Venue

University of Central Florida

12201 Research Parkway Suite 300, Orlando, FL 32826