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Ed-i-Med 2018 Simulation

RCSI is pleased to host an Ed-i-Med symposium on Tuesday, 19 June 2018.

This one-day Ed-i-Med Symposium 'Healthcare Education and Research through Simulation' for healthcare professionals includes international guest speakers sharing their experiences and perspectives on patient simulation and experiential learning, the importance of quality assurance and standards, the application of human factors and the future of healthcare delivery systems and facilities.

A range of interactive workshops will be provided together with a demonstration of the latest virtual reality technology.

The Ed-i-Med programme is available here


This event is fully subscribed and registration is now closed.


Time Event Venue
09.00am Registration RCSI, 26 York Street Foyer/Desmond Auditorium (includes registration for workshops)
09.30am Welcome
Prof. Hannah McGee, Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, RCSI



Desmond Auditorium, 26 York Street

09.40am Introduction
Prof. James Murray, Director of Simulation, RCSI
09.50am ‘Planning for an Unknowable Future’
Prof. Michael L. Good Dean, University of Florida College of Medicine, USA
  • Chair: Prof. James Murray, Director of Simulation, RCSI
10.45am Coffee Break
11.15am Colour Coded Workshops
(Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis at registration 9am.)
  • GREEN: Meet Lucina! Our birthing mannequin (Dr Karen Flood)
  • RED: Meet Supertory! Our paediatric mannequin (Dr Daire O Leary and Dr Leona Nertney)
  • YELLOW: Simulated Patients as educators at RCSI (Dr Clare Condron)
  • ORANGE: Make up for mannequins (Ms Rebecca Kirrane)
  • BLACK: Non technical skills in Simulation (Dr Eva Doherty and Ms Dara O Keefe)
  • WHITE: Technical skills with Biological tissue (Ms Leonie Heskin)


  • GREEN: Room 415, 26 York Street
  • RED: Room 405, 26 York Street
  • YELLOW: Room 302, 26 York Street
  • ORANGE: Room 402, 26 York Street
  • BLACK: Room 410, 26 York Street
  • WHITE: Room 503, 26 York Street


12.30pm Lunch Dining Quarter
1.45pm ‘Medical Education Research as Translational Science’
Prof. William C. McGaghie, Professor of Medical Education and Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA
  • Chair: Prof. Teresa Pawlikowska Director, Health Professions Education Centre, RCSI






Desmond Auditorium, 26 York Street

2.40pm Brief Recess
(water available in the Foyer)
3.00pm ‘The Role of Virtual Reality in Surgical Training’
Mr Donncha Ryan, Learning Technology Manager, Surgical Affairs, RCSI
  • Chair: Prof. Oscar Traynor, Director, National Surgical Training Centre, RCSI
3.50pm ‘Simulation and Safety in Healthcare'
Dr Helen Higham, Consultant Anaesthetist, Oxford University Hospitals and Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, UK
  • Chair: Ms Siobhan B. Murphy, Operations Manager, Simulation, RCSI
4.40pm Wrap Up and Close - Prof. James Murray