SimOps 2018

Portland, Oregon
July 26-28, 2018

The SimOps 2018 Planning Committee is now accepting Course Proposals.  This year’s theme, Level Up: Invent Your Success, provides the framework for this year’s Call for Content.  We are seeking novice and expert course proposals that will help inform our work in simulation operations, open the door to new technologies and enhance the professional development of the simulation operations specialist.

  • Technical Operations
  • Administrative Operations
  • Professional Development
  • Educational Technologies


Topics included in Educational Technologies include: novel moulage, improvisation techniques, DIY solutions, low cost solutions, simulation technologies including 3D and virtual reality, novel content delivery methods, online and distance learning, flipped classroom and other innovative delivery formats

Topics included in Technical Operations include: scenario development and programming, equipment repair & maintenance, course set-up, AV/IT solutions, in-situ simulation, mobile operations, confederate/acting tips, medical terminology, vitals basics, simulation operations 101

Topics included in Administrative Operations include: development of simulation staff roles, responsibilities and job descriptions, ROI, how to gain buy-in of your simulation center, data analytics, learner usage, manikin and equipment usage, inventory and equipment tracking, hiring, training and evaluation of sim center staff, facility maintenance

Topics included in Professional Development include: simulation certifications and accreditation, simulation-based training and fellowships, career development, professional advancement, communication techniques and critical conversations, conflict resolution, interprofessional training, standardized training for simulation educators and facilitators, internal and external collaboration, community outreach


Special Interest: The Planning Committee would like to include topics of importance involving: career development, life-long learning for the Simulation Operations Specialists, career options, Simulation Operation Specialists in the VA, DoD and other government agency venues.