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Spectrum of Ideas Showcase

4th Annual Spectrum of Ideas Showcase

Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Petree C & D, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, California

The Spectrum of Ideas Showcase will feature the latest in novel interventions for healthcare simulation from around the world, highlighting four key areas:

•    Low Cost Ideas

•    Ideas for Low Resource Environments

•    Cutting Edge High Tech Ideas 

•    Technical Modifications

Come Discover with us and unveil your novel and innovative solutions in this exciting and highly interactive demonstration format. Collectively, the Spectrum of Ideas will highlight the continuum of new ideas in simulation, providing an exciting forum for creativity and innovation, fostering connections among presenters and attendees, inspiring the development of new solutions for healthcare simulation. 

Applicant Entrants

For a complete list of entries, click here: Spectrum Entires


Low Cost Ideas

Powerful and effective simulation-based education does not have to come with a high price tag. Present your innovative low-cost alternatives that provide high-impact learning.  Share your design process from educational objectives to accessible simulation tools!

Ideas for Low Resource Environments

Does your program provide the opportunity and resources to experience simulation-based learning in low-resource environments?  Share the details of your innovative program, the equipment used, and the challenges you faced to accomplishment your achievements.  

High Tech Ideas

Have you taken the next step in creating and applying innovative technology for your simulation needs?  This is your opportunity to “shock and awe” your colleagues with your no holds barred, cutting edge simulation solutions.  Share your achievements by presenting your application of high technology applications and your novel and innovative ideas and devices. 

Technical Modifications

Modified your off the shelf simulation technology lately? Have you created innovative work-arounds to fix and enhance your existing equipment including manikin-based simulators, part task trainers, communication technologies, audiovisual equipment, learning management systems, or other innovative ways to enhance technical operations? Come share these innovative tech mods with others. 

Please note:  The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) strongly recommends that users of simulation-based learning equipment consult with manufacturers regarding equipment warranty and/or repair policies prior to making any modification.

Presentation Schedule

The Spectrum of Ideas Showcase will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM.  We would ask you to be present at your demonstration table throughout this time.

Presentation Format

Presenters will be positioned at a table to provide a demonstration of your entry.  The presentation format is informal.  You are encouraged to network and provide collegial feedback and discussion about all of the showcase entries being demonstrated.  Standard electrical power and a small table will be provided for you.  You are responsible for bringing demonstration materials (e.g. laptops, video, equipment). Wireless internet access will be provided throughout the LA Convention Center.  We recommend that you prepare a back-up of your entry presentation, particularly if you will be using a screen-based environment.  Consider a movie clip, saved files on a thumb drive, etc.  This will allow you to proceed even if connection speed is not optimal.  

IMPORTANT:  Promotional Activity NOT Allowed

No “give-aways” or promotional materials are permitted during the Spectrum of Ideas Showcase.  This will be strictly enforced. The idea of the Showcase is to promote collegiality, networking, and collaboration in the field. 

Shipping Items to IMSH

Should you wish to ship any of your entry components to the meeting, we recommend you send it to YOUR attention at the hotel you’re staying at to avoid any confusion or mix-up with the IMSH shipments coming into the Convention Center as the meeting nears. 



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