13th Annual Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Conference-Chicago Simulation Consortium 2015

Chicago, IL US
August 5, 2015

What is Simulation?

Medical simulation is a tool for education and research. It provides an environment that recreates realistic clinical scenarios or clinical procedures using actual medical supplies and equipment but uses realistic patient simulators to represent patients.

Simulation can be a powerful tool for education, assessment, and research. It provided an environment that allows for deliberate and repeated practice of critical skills that can help to improve quality and patient safety.


13th Annual Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Conference-Chicago Simulation Consortium 2015

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine–Clinical Performance Center and UC Simulation Center will host a one day conference designed for faculty, standardized patient trainers, and medical educators of the Chicago Simulation Consortium, a group of local peer institutions to engage in educational activities about current and innovative uses of simulation methods for medical education and research. We aim to increase knowledge on the implementation of simulation education, research and assessment across the continuum of medical education. This free conference offers presentations, poster sessions and breakout sessions that focus on medical educational theory, simulation design and implementation, as well as data for recently piloted or completed projects.

Target Audience

This activity has been planned for medical educators committed to the use of simulation in the training of health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize a new simulation technique for education or research across the continuum;
  • Describe new techniques for simulation education and research;
  • Assess how peers use simulation for education and research.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Melissa Cappaert
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 21.00 AANA CEs
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 Participation
Event starts: 
08/05/2015 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
08/05/2015 - 5:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
The University of Chicago Simulation Center
5814 S. Maryland Ave.
Room P119
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Planning Committee:
Jeanne Farnan, MD, Director, Clinical Skills Education and Medical Director, Clinical Performance Center
Lori Orr, Executive Director of Medical School Education
Stephen Small, MD, Faculty Director UC Simulation 
Gerard Mikols, Associate Dean for Medical Education and Simulation Administration
Kris Slawinski, Associate Director Clinical Performance Center
Jenna Jackson, Standardized Patient Trainer
Melissa Cappaert, Staff Director, UC Simulation Center



The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 

For complete activity information, visit the conference website or download the brochure below.


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