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Workshop 9: Sim Wars

Tuesday, May 15
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Universe 1

Course Goal or Outcome: : Provide an educational, interactive and entertaining forum for participants by competing in simulated pediatric scenarios.

Learning Objectives: : 1. Emphasize experiential learning, which involves the learner mentally, physically, and emotionally in the moment.
2. Observational learning for the audience from reflecting on decision making and observing practice variations across disciplines/institutional settings.
3. Combine a group-learning format with individual skill assessment to enhance global knowledge and skill performance.

Intended Audience: : All healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, medics etc.), medical trainees, simulation educators (Novice and Intermediate and advanced learners)

Relevance to the Conference: : This would provide a demonstration of how adding competition in simulation can be very engaging and effective learning tool. SimWars format has been successfully used at conferences and has become a core session at many conferences.

Workshop Timeline: : The session will start with welcome and introductions of faculty and format of SimWars. The 4 teams (A,B,C,D) and debriefing panel will be introduced. Case 1 will be managed by team A first while team B is taken outside and the same case will be run again for team B. There will be quick debriefing and audience will vote for team A or B. Then Case 2 will be managed by team C first while team D is taken outside and the same case will be run again for team D. There will be quick debriefing and audience will vote for team C or D. Winning teams from first two cases will go for Case 3 and audience will finally vote for the best team.
Workshop time outline for 90 minutes
1. Introductions (10 min)
2. Case 1 (8 min + 2 min) X2 (20 min)
3. Debriefing and voting for team A or B (5 min)
4. Case 2 (8 min + 2 min) X2 (20 min)
5. Debriefing and voting for team C or D (5 min)
6. Case 3 (8 min + 2 min) X2 (20 min)
7. Debriefing and voting for best team (5 min)
8. Wrap up and prizes (5 min)

Manu Madhok, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending Physician
Children's Minnesota

Manu Madhok, MD is a pediatric emergency medcine attending physician at Children's Hospital in Minnesota, USA. He has been doing Simulation Based Medical Eduction and Procedural training for last 10 years for medical students, residents, fellows, nurses and paramedics.He has served as the co-chair of the Reasearch committee for IPSS from 2014-17 and was on the planning committee for IPSSW 2016 in Glasgow. He is involved in a wide variety of simulation based research studies.


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Prabh Nayak, MD

Pediatric Intensivist
Children's Hospital of Birmingham
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom


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Normaliz Rodriguez, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow
Children's Minnesota

Normaliz Rodriguez, MD, FAAP is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow at Children’s Minnesota. Originally from Miami, Florida, she completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Miami. Dr. Rodriguez earned her medical degree at Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico in 2012 and then completed a Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus in 2015. She went on to work as an Instructor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and Komansky Children’s Hospital. While at Weill Cornell Medicine she was involved in simulation education, teaching residents, nurses and families. She created the Simulation Discharge Planning Committee and was the Director of the Simulation-Based Discharge Program. Working closely with a multidisciplinary team she created a simulation-based educational program for caregivers of children with new tracheotomies as well as developed nursing educational initiatives to support the program. In 2017 she won the Partnership Award from the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care for her collaboration with the Family Advisory Council to design and implement an innovative program to improve care for patients and their families. She maintains privileges as a Visiting Fellow in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine where she continues to collaborate on research and program development, while further expanding the program to Children’s Minnesota.


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Samreen Vora, MD, MHAM

Medical Director of Simulation and Emergency Physician
Children's Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN


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Vaishali Jha, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending Physician
Children's Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota


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