Journal Club Summary September 2016 – Theory of Evolution


Simulcast Journal Club is a monthly series heavily inspired by the ALiEM MEdIC Series.  Each month we publish a case and link a paper with associated questions for discussion.  We moderate and summarise the discussion at the end of the month, including exploring the opinions of experts from the field.

Journal Club

For September we discussed : “Reporting Guidelines for Health Care Simulation Research: Extensions to the CONSORT and STROBE Statements” , Cheng A, Kessler D, Mackinnon R, Chang TP, Nadkarni VM, Hunt EA, Duval-Arnould J, Lin Y, Cook DA, Pusic M, Hui J, Moher D, Egger M, Auerbach M; International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research, and Education (INSPIRE) Reporting Guidelines Investigators. 


It was an exciting month of discussion with a wide variety of clinicians and researchers commenting, and we bring it to conclusion with a magnificent expert commentary from Professor Debra Nestel, the Editor in Chief of Advances in Simulation.

To read it, please download this month’s summary here.

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To read the original case and journal club discussion, please click here.


About Ben Symon

Ben is a Paediatric Emergency Physician. He is based at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. In 2014 Ben was the first Simulation Fellow for Children's Health Queensland, and assisted in the statewide roll out of the SToRK Team's RMDDP program. He currently teaches on a variety of paediatric simulation based courses at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital on paediatric resuscitation, trauma and CRM principles. As a relatively new simulation educator, Ben has a growing interest in encouraging clinical educators to be more familiar with simulation research.