Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning

2016 CISL Symposium

Hosted by the Center for Immersive & Simulation-based learning (CISL) Team

Interested in what makes an effective team?

Want to learn how simulation is used to enhance patient safety?

Please Join Us:

The 9th Annual CISL Symposium – Patient Safety: Is Simulation the Answer?

When: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 | 7:45am-2:30pm

Where: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge (LKSC)
AM session in LK101/PM session in LK005

Cost: Free

Registration required: Click here to register
*Workshop seating is limited – please register early. If you are unable to stay for the whole day, you are welcome to join us for part of the day (please note this on registration form)

This year we are delighted to have Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD as our keynote speaker. His address is titled: The Fruits of Collaboration: Patient Safety, Simulation, Teachers, Relationships. Dr. Jeffrey B. Cooper will share personal reflections on a fruitful 44 years in patient safety and the generative 25-year alliance between simulation faculty at Stanford and Harvard Medical Schools. He will describe the critical role of teachers and faculty development in using simulation to address patient safety challenges and particularly for speaking up about patient safety concerns and the giving and receiving of feedback.


7:45 - 8:15 Registration & Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30 Opening remarks
8:30 - 9:45     Keynote address
9:45 - 10:00   Break
10:00 - 11:00 Panel discussion
11:00 - 12:30

Ignite Presentations:

Otolaryngology Emergencies and Patient Safety

Simulation-based training & critical communication to enhance safety of personnel, customers, and patients

Pediatric Cardiology Boot Camp

Patient Safety for High School Students in the Wilderness

Use of Standardized Patient Based Simulation to Teach and Research Safe Opioid Management

NorCal Simwars: a collaborative simulation event for Northern California Emergency Medicine residents

Running the Labor & Delivery Board: Assessment of Communication during Handoffs

Multidisciplinary in situ OBSim: Ten Years of Patient Safety Efforts

From simulation lab to clinical use: Learning from the clinical implementation of emergency manuals

12:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 Workshop

About Jeffrey B. Cooper, Ph.D.

Jeffrey B. Cooper, Ph.D. is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Medical
Simulation, which is dedicated to the use of simulation in healthcare as a means to improve the process of education and training and to avoid risk to patients. He is also Professor of
Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.  

One of the pioneers in what is now called patient safety, Dr. Cooper did landmark research in medical errors in the 1970’s, is a co-founder of the Anaesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and on the Board of Advisors of the National Patient Safety Foundation.  

Dr. Cooper has been awarded several honors for his work in patient safety, including the 2003 John M. Eisenberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in Patient Safety from the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Clinical Engineering. The Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care of the MGH established the Jeffrey B. Cooper Patient Safety award in his honor. He received the Distinguished Service Award of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in 2013, the first non-MD to receive the honor. In 2014, he was awarded the JS Gravenstein Award for lifetime achievement by the Society for Technology in Anesthesia.

Real Training from Simulated Experiences

The CISL Organization: The Stanford University School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals are home to world pioneers of techniques, technologies and applications for immersive and simulation-based learning (ISL). Stanford currently has four internationally recognized simulation groups... More »

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What is ISL? “Simulation” is a set of techniques – not a technology per se – to replace or amplify real experiences with planned experiences, often immersive in nature, that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive fashion. “Immersive” conveys the sense that participants have of being immersed in a task or setting as they would if it were the real world. More »

The ILC: The Goodman Immersive Learning Center is a state of the art simulation facility that provides education and training to learners of all levels throughout Stanford School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals (collectively termed SUMC). More »

Event Calendar: Experience simulation for yourself by attending CISL events and programs. More »

Stay Up to Date: News, announcements, and other updates can be found at the CISL Blog or by following @StanfordCISL on Twitter. CISL Blog »



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The Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning (CISL) is pleased to announcethat Dr. Sarah Hilgenberg, Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford School of Medicine received a $5,000 Novice Research Grant from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for her proposal entitled, De-escalating Angry Caregivers: RCT for Pediatric Trainees using an SP Curriculum. Her award will be announced at the 2016 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), in San Diego, January 16-20.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) Course Offerings

Monday, March 14, 2016 (FULL)

Save the Date

Monday, May 16, 2016 (FULL)

Friday, June 10, 2016 (Pediatric Focused, 2 seats available)

Click here to register/save the date

The Stanford Aesthesia Cognitive Aid Group is pleased to announce a free PDF of the Emergency Manual: Cognitive Aids for Perioperative Critical Events, which contains 23 critical events, as well as Crisis Resource Management principles.
Click here to download a copy and see more information.




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