It's been almost a week since the 2015 ACEP Scientific Assembly wrapped up in Boston, MA. Along with all the educational opportunities, networking event, and fun to be had in the exhibit hall, ACEP15 offered a special simulation event especially for EM residents.
Dr. Julie Sayegh, a member of the SIMWars committee, recently published her recap of the event. We've posted it in it's entirity below, however you can follow her blog at http://jsayeghsimedinem.blogspot.com/ to stay up-to-date on everything she is doing throughout the year.
This past week was the national American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) national conference. It was held in Boston, MA, and each year this conference features a simulation competition for residents called SIMWars. Residency programs from across the United States submit an application to compete, and 6 programs are chosen. They are put up against each other for competition, and the best team remains standing at the end.
Participating in ACEP SIMWars was definitely a fun and educational experience, not just for our participants and the audience, but for the simulation guru, such as myself, as well. Many of the committee members were fellows and simulation directors from programs all over the US, and all of us eager to teach and learn. This conference would not have been possible to put on without the interdisciplinary teamwork that occurred among us. From the basics of case creation, to the recruitment of judges, such as the infamous Scott Weingart.