Join us

sim-bannerWe would like to invite you to a Simulation Showcase, taking place at the University of Birmingham Medical School on Wednesday 18 July.

The aims of the event are to share innovative simulation ideas from across the West Midlands, learn about best practice and network. The event is for teachers, faculty and support staff involved in simulation for medical students, doctors or allied healthcare professionals.

On the evening itself there will be a keynote lecture on Human Factors, as well as practice points to help you develop as a simulation educator. There will be a range of simulation demonstrations taking place so that attendees can learn about innovative practice in the region and share ideas. 

There will be a buffet and drinks reception from 18:15.  All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance. There will be a prize for the best presentation.

We hope you will be able to make the date and look forward to welcoming you to the Medical School.



 Registration and Refreshments

 Poster Session

 Equipment demonstration - Laerdel

 'Simulation on a Shoestring' Demonstration

 19:00  Welcome  Professor Jamie Coleman, Deputy Programme Director,  MBChB
 19:05  Keynote: Patient Safety; The Paradigm Shift  Peter Jeffries, Patient Safety Programme Manager,
 Health Science Network (WMAHSN)

 Oral Presentations:

 Dr Michelle Madigan
 Preparing Medical Students for Ward Cover

 Dr Helen Finegan
 Debriefing the Debriefer

 Dr Kim Chan
 'Relay Simulation; A novel format of Simulation to Practice'

 Dr Natalie Woodhead
 'Only Human: Human factors in childbirth'


 Practice points: Mini Lectures

 Appreciative Enquiry and Debriefing

 Human Factors

 The Difficult Debrief


 Karen Johns, Lead Simulation TRainer, University Hospitals Birmingham

 Dr Richard Morse, Consultant Anaesthetist, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

 Dr Julian Chiers, Consultant Anaesthetist, Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals

 21:15  Prize-giving (Best Poster & Best Oral Presentation) and Closing remarks  
 21:20  Close  

Who is this event for?

Staff involved in simulation, clinical teaching fellows, doctors and allied healthcare professionals.

What are its aims?

To share innovative simulation ideas, learn about best practice and network.

Keynote lecture: Human Factors

How to register

The event is now full.  Please contact the Events Team if you have a query about your registration,


Centre for Professional Development, Medical School, University of Birmingham Edgbaston B15 2TT.
Download a map and directions.

Contact us

If you have any queries please email the MDS Events Team,