More than 20 members of Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation and a collaboration with the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) were chosen to make presentations at the 2018 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).

The annual conference is the largest gathering of simulation health care professionals in the world. It’s an event where more than 2500 hundred attendees can learn best practices from each other, find areas for collaboration and hear about the latest industry specific products.

There are well over 100 workshops and presentations over the course of three days. Eighteen of those presentations came from Jump Sim and UICOMP personnel. Learn more about these presentations below.

Demonstrate Return on Investment (ROI) for Simulation

Saturday, January 13 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Preconference Course

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Barker, Dr. John Vozenilek, Paul Pribaz


  • Demonstrate use of analytic hierarchy process to prioritize institutional goals

  • Define the five levels of an ROI pyramid

  • Outline costing and revenue methodologies available for supporting ROI calculations

Teamwork Assessment Using Neurodynamic, Communication and Observational Measures

Monday, January 15 | 10:00 - 11:30 am

Presenter: Dr. Ann Willemsen-Dunlap


  • Describe three potential implications for the use of neurodynamic assessment as it relates to simulation-based education

  • Discuss the processes used to collect and correlate neurodynamic communication and observational data for teamwork assessment

  • Explore the impact apriori knowledge of a team’s neurodynamic and communication assessment results had on their own observational ratings of the same performance


Super Specialists: The Impact of Simulation Operations Specialists

Monday, January 15 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Podium Presentation

Presenters: Meghan Hand, Rachel Horn-Close


  • Define the key roles and responsibilities that should be discussed when hiring simulation operations specialists

  • Discuss how to develop simulation operations specialists as part of the education team

  • Explore ideas for the creative utilization of simulation operations specialists to increase revenue via different external events

STEM: Grow a Simulation-based Program

Tuesday, January 16 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Podium Presentation

Presenters: Noël Adams, Kristi Sanders


  • Discuss the ROI of STEM programming in a simulation center

  • Examine how to determine opportunities for STEM programming in a simulation center

  • Describe how to implement STEM programming in a simulation center

Planning for ROI – Building Programmatic Impact into Simulation Program Development

Wednesday, January 17 | 8:30 - 10:00 am
Podium Presentation

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Barker, Ruth Lane, Dr. Ann Willemsen-Dunlap


  • Describe the 4 levels of programmatic needs and outcomes that support calculation of ROI.

  • Apply an ROI framework to identify 5 levels of outcome measures for simulation-based educational program(s).

  • Identify at least 3 variables to be included in ROI calculations and perform ROI analysis on a sample data set.

Spectrum of Ideas Showcase

Sunday, January 14 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm

An Open Source Simulation Community from Curriculum to Trainer

Harris Nisar

Developing Standards for the Visualization of Anatomy in Immersive Education (VR, AR, etc.)

Scott Barrows,
Harris Nisar

Engaging Young Minds: Getting Adolescents Thinking About Health

Dr. Greg Podolej,
Grace Hsu,
Kevin Urbain,
John Farmer

Simulation IS the New Toolbox - Learn how 360 evaluations drive continuous quality improvement

Ruth Lane


Can Simulation Influence Willingness to Adopt Telehealth Technology for Sepsis?

Authors: Dr. Bill Bond, Kim Cooley