Pause & Discuss – Australasian Simulation Congress with Julian van Dijk


This is the first in what will be ad hoc mini-episodes in which we pause and discuss a topic of interest in the simulation community, highlight upcoming conferences, grab vox pop style interviews with great simulationistas and generally stop, take five and appraise the landscape.


Collaboration is vital for successful sim programs, and yet we often work in isolation from fellow simulation enthusiasts. The Australasian Simulation Congress is a great opportunity for those of us in this part of the world to learn, to network, and to be inspired in our simulation work. It’s a joint effort for SimHealth (folks like us in healthcare), and Sim Tect (amazing simulation people from aviation, engineering, human factors, manufacturing and more)

Big name guest speakers include Adam Cheng (@docChenger), a debriefing guru from Alberta, Canada. Look out for his new online project debreif2learn.com going live soon. Also speaking are Carrie Hamilton from the UK and William McGaghie from Chicago, USA.

It’s on in Melbourne from Monday 26th September to Thursday 29th September, and we spoke to Julian Van Dijk (@julianvandijk2), the Sim Health conference convenor, about what to expect.


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