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Workshop 17: Reporting guidelines for simulation-based research in healthcare: How to write and report a simulation-based study

Wednesday, May 16
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Universe 1

Course Goal or Outcome: : In this workshop, we will discuss important components in addition to STROBE and CONSORT statement to report for simulation-based research (either as subject or methodology of research). In small groups, workshop attendees will work together to assess a simulation-based research study using the checklist and discuss key components when designing and reporting a simulation-based research project. (400 with space)

Learning Objectives: : By the end of the training session the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the extensions to the CONSORT and STROBE statement for simulation-based research
2. Understand how to use the guidelines to draft and/or review a simulation-based research study
3. Discuss the do’s and don’ts when drafting a simulation-based research manuscript

Intended Audience: : Physicians, nurses, scientists, trainees

Relevance to the Conference: : Over the past couple of decades, there has been a growing body of literature on simulation-based research (SBR). SBR can be broadly divided into 2 categories: (a) research addressing the efficacy of simulation as a training methodology (i.e. simulation-based education as the subject of research); and (b) research using simulation as an investigative methodology (i.e. simulation as the standardized environment for research)(1). Failure to adequately describe the key elements of a research study impairs the efforts of editors, reviewers, and readers to critically appraise strengths and weaknesses of the study. As such, incomplete reporting represents a limiting factor in the advancement of the field of simulation in health care.
Recognition of reporting problems in clinical research has led to the development of a growing number of reporting guidelines in medicine and other fields, including the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) Statement for randomized controlled trials and the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement for observational studies. To make these statements applicable to simulation-based research, we created extensions for both of these statements for items specific to the use of simulation in health care research.

Workshop Timeline: : 00 - 05 min: Welcome and Introductions – 5 minutes (ALL faculty)
05 - 20 min: Short Presentation: Overview of extension of CONSORT and STROBE guideline for simulation research
20 – 35 min: Small Group Work: Evaluate a simulation-based study using the STROBE checklist (Each faculty will facilitate one group)
Description: workshop attendees will work in-group to read a published simulation study and use the checklist to identify the missing/ incomplete components of the paper.
35 – 45 min: Large Group Discussion: Report out, Q & A (All Faculty)
45 – 70 min: Small Group Work: Design and report a randomized trial with given research questions (Each faculty will facilitate one group)
70 – 85 min: Large Group Discussion: Report out, questions and answers (All faculty)
85 – 90 min: Summary and Take Home Messages (All faculty)

Isabel T. Gross, MD PhD MPH

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Dr. Gross was born and raised in Germany. She earned her MD and PhD at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany. Thereafter, she started her pediatric residency in Germany and then moved to the United States to complete a pediatric residency and chief residency at the University of South Florida. During residency, she completed an MPH with a concentration on Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Dr. Gross is currently a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Yale University School of Medicine. She is the Chair of the Scientific Review Committee of the INSPIRE pediatric research network as well as the Trainee Liaison of the Emergency Medicine Section, Society of Simulation in Healthcare. She has been active in simulation education and research for five years with a focus on community outreach simulations, tele-simulations, and international simulations.


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Yiqun Lin, MD, MHSc

Simulation Fellow
University of Calgary


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Jonathan Duff, MD

Associate Professor
University of Alberta


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Travis Whitfill, MPH

Research Scientist
Yale University School of Medicine, CT

Travis Whitfill is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics. His background began in molecular biology and biochemistry, after receiving scientific training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and Duke University. He is the co-founder of several additional startup companies, including a Connecticut-based microbiome company, Azitra Inc. He brings strong background in entrepreneurship and business, and is also a partner in a venture capital fund, Bios Partners, bringing experience in public markets, drug development, and venture capital investments.

His research interests are in pediatric emergency medicine and health policy and to improve pediatric acute care across the United States.


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Arielle Levy, MD MEd FRCPC FAAP

Associate Professor
University of Montreal, QC, Canada


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David Kessler, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

David Kessler, MD, MSc, is a longtime student of the growing art & science of simulation. David’s experience with simulation-based medical education, standardized patients, patient outcome oriented research, quality improvement, and change management has resulted to numerous grant-funded studies and peer-reviewed publications. As the director of clinical simulation for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division at Columbia University Medical Center David has focused on leveraging inter-professional simulation (in situ) to grow the culture of safety, strengthen teamwork/communication, and improve patient care. As co-director and one of the co-founders for INSPIRE, (International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education) an international pediatric research network focused on outcome oriented simulation research in acute care, resuscitation and skills—David has helped to grow a community of practice dedicated to collaboration and mentorship among investigators committed to scholarship in simulation. Personal interests include using simulation to plan and assess new clinical spaces, and integrating innovative technology into healthcare.


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Laura Gantt, PhD, RN, CEN, NE-BC

Professor and Associate Dean, Nursing Support Services
East Carolina University College of Nursing


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Todd P. Chang, MD, MAcM

Director of Research and Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
USC Keck School of Medicine/Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Todd P Chang, MD MAcM is Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Medical Education (Educational Scholar) at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and works clinically in the Division fo Emergency Medicine at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is a former Executive Committee member of INSPIRE, and continues to be active in simulation-based research, primarily focusing on screen-based simulations, including e-learning, serious games, and virtual reality. He has led and been part of multiple grant-funded multi-center research through the INSPIRE network and independently, and also provides subject matter expertise for VR and game development companies.


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