Simulus 7


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We are excited to invite you to participate in SIMULUS 7th Annual National Conference of PediSTARS in Healthcare Simulation; which will be held in physical format from 3rd September to 6th September 2022 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

PediSTARS (Pediatric Simulation Training and Research Society of India) was founded in August 2013. Since its inception it has played a key role in taking forward simulation based interventions in pediatric health care. PediSTARS took forward its mission of promoting the use of simulation by conducting various workshops, conferences in different parts of the country as well as globally.

PediSTARS conducts Annual National Conferences (SIMULUS) which sees attendance of various International and National simulation experts. PediSTARS has worked successfully in conducting various simulation based courses across India such as Faculty Development Program (FDP), Simulation Training in Emergency Pediatrics (STEP), Simulation of Critical Care Emergencies (SUCCESS), Newborn Emergencies (NEO SIM) and SIMULATHON over the last 7 years to promote the use of simulation at bedside. PediSTARS has also reached out to the community to simulation train public and police, teachers and students through its active bleeding control (ABC) for past three years. PediSTARS launched country wide tele-simulation program in collaboration with Laerdal – Simulation Training in Pediatric and Neonatal Emergencies (SPAN-T). PediSTARS received international best research award for the sepsis telesimulation project conducted in collaboration with CMC Vellore.

The society is affiliated to Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) and the INSPIRE (International Network for Simulation based Pediatric Research, Innovation & Education.)

AIIMS Jodhpur is an Institute of National Importance which determined for patient safety and excellent healthcare and organizing this conference at AIIMS is another milestone in the same direction. Jodhpur is second largest city of Rajasthan known for Mehrangarh fort and Umaid Palace.

Brief Schedule

  • 3rd September 2022 – Pre-conference Workshop
  • STEP – Simulation Training in Emergency Pediatrics,
  • SNAP - Simulation for Nurses in Pediatrics,
  • Advanced Debriefing Workshop,
  • Curriculum Development Workshop
  • 4th September 2022 - Main Conference
  • 5th-6th September 2022 – Faculty Development Program (Training of the trainers)

International Advisory Board – Dr Vinay Nadkarni, Dr Mike Shepherd, Dr Peter Weinstock
Chief Patron – Dr Sanjeev Misra
Organising Chairperson – Dr Kuldeep Singh
Organising Secretary – Dr Bharat Choudhary
Scientific Program Committee – Dr Geethanjali Ramachandra, Sujatha Thyagarajan
Pedistars President – Dr Viajayanand Jamalpuri
Pedistars Secretary – Dr Sujatha Thyagarajan

Who Can Attend The Conference ?

  • Healthcare professionals who are interested in Simulation based training
  • Pediatricians, Neonatologists, Paediatric Intensivists, Emergency Care Physcians, Intensivists, Anaesthetists, Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses, Paramedics, Simulation Technicians, Medical & Nursing Students, Hospital Admin & Faculty from all disciplines.

Conference Program4th September8:00am – 4.30 pm IST

Registration, Welcome address, President’s address, PediSTARS Activity report

Keynote: Can we embed simulation into practice without getting lost in translation?

Plenary: What Simulationists can offer Healthcare (Hint It does not involve manikins)

Research : Simualtion research oral presentations

INSPIRE: Creating high quality simulation research projects

Inauguration, Connections, Networking with Coffee/Tea Break

Using Simulation for Process improvement 

Reaching the unreached: How do you become simulation facilitator ?. Awards level 3 FDP

Creating Simulation program in your hospital: Breaking the Barrier for beginners

Keynote: Witnessing the revolution: Redefining and Redesigning UG medical education with Simulation- New MCI guidelines

How do Hospital management think? How to inspire management to “embrace simulation

Lunch, Simulation exhibitions, networking and Poster Presentations

Meet the Experts:  Manikins, VR, AR, SP, Simulation curriculum, Debriefing, Evaluation.

Debate: Do we need Sim Center or Sim Program?

Panel discussion: Creating Innovations in simulation: Opening new hospital, Neonatal. Telesimulation. Building a new Sim lab, Out of Hospital

Plenary: A Quest into the future: 2050, A Simulation Odyssey

Creating High Quality interdisciplinary ECMO Simulation program

Celebration: SIMULUS Awards- Oral, Poster presentations and SimWARS

4.30 pm onwards: Networking with National and international experts, Coffee, tea. 

International Faculty
Dr.Vinay Nadkarni

Endowed Chair, Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, CHOP Centre for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation, USA

Dr.Peter Weinstock

Executive Director, Simulator Program (SIMPeds),
Anesthesia Chair, Pediatric Simulation Senior Associate, Critical Care Associate Professor,
Harvard Medical School Boston, MA

Dr.Kimberly P Stone

President, International Pediatric Simulation Society(IPSS) Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Co-Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation Head, Systems Integration and Patient
Safety for Simulation Division of Emergency Medicine,Seattle Children's Hospital

Dr. Mike Shepherd

Director of Starship Child Health
Paediatric Emergency Specialist,
Starship Child Health, Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr.Anne M Ades

Director of Neonatology Medical Education,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,USA

Ms. Gabrielle Nuthall

Paediatric Intensivist,
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit,
Starship Children's Hospital, New Zealand

Dr. Ashokka Balakrishnan

Simulation faculty - NUS,Singapore
Medical Educationalist, CenMED, NUS
Consultant, Anaesthesia, NUHS,Singapore

Dr.Alok Sharma

Consultant Neonatologist,Princess Anne Hospital
Southampton United Kingdom,
Director and Founder MPROvE Academy UK

Dr.Jasim Shihab

Consultant Neonatologist,
Lancashire Woman and Newborn Centre,
East Lancashire NHS Trust

Ms. Ella Scott

Interim Director Simulation and Life Support Training,
Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar

Dr.Briseida Mema

Staff Physician PICU, Critical Care Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children,

National Faculty
Dr. Rakshay Shetty, Bangalore
Dr. Sujatha Thyagarajan, Bangalore
Dr. Geethanjali Ramachandran, Hyderabad
Dr. Vijayanand Jamalpuri, Hyderabad
Dr. Rajasri Seethamraju, Hyderabad
Dr. Jhuma Sankar, New Delhi
Dr. Rashmi Ramachandran, New Delhi
Dr. Anu Thukral, New Delhi
Dr. Ashok Deorari, New Delhi
Dr. Sunit Singhi, New Delhi
Dr. Rakesh Lodha, New Delhi,
Dr. Praveen Khilnani, New Delhi
Dr. Krishan Chugh, New Delhi
Dr. Bakul Parekh, Mumbai
Dr. Jayashree Muralidharan, Chandigarh
Dr. Dinesh Chirla, Hyderabad
Dr. Arun Bansal, Chandigarh
Dr. Ebor Jacobs, Vellore
Dr. Mohit Sahni, Surat
Dr. Somshekhar Nimbalkar, Anand
Dr. Amish Vora, Mumbai
Dr. Ashwani Sood, Shimla
Dr. Venkat Seshan, Chandigarh
Dr. Rachna Sharma, New Delhi
Dr. Preetha Joshi, Mumbai
Dr. Dinker Pai, Pondicherry
Dr. Nandini Dave, Mumbai
Dr. Aruna Ramesh, Bangalore
Dr. Rajath Athreya, Bangalore
Dr. Vinayak Patki, Miraj
Dr. Jesal Seth, Mumbai
Dr. Lalitha AV, Bangalore
Dr. Pritesh Nagar, Hyderabad
Dr. Supraja Chandrashekar, Bangalore
Dr. Akshay Kumar, New Delhi
Dr. Prabudh Goel, New Delhi
Dr. Tej Prakash Sinha, New Delhi
Dr. Meena Joshi, New Delhi
Dr. Kamal Arora, Ludhiana
Dr. Kamlesh, New Delhi
Dr. Meghna Mukund, Mangalore
Sushma Nangia, New Delhi
Maninder Dhaliwal, New Delhi
Anand Bhutada, Nagpur

Contact Us

PediSTARS India

Dr Jashan Mittal      9463640684 / 7973968928
Mr Suryaprakash Purohit      9828989158

Contact Form

We invite you to submit your abstract for the SIMULUS-7 conference on 4th September 2022 which will be held physically. The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 15th July of 2022.

Registration for the conference is must for abstract submission.

The committee is seeking research abstracts that showcase your use of simulation under one of seven different categories

  1. Medical Education and Curriculum design
  2. Crisis Resource Management and Team training
  3. Low cost innovations in simulation
  4. Psychomotor and Procedural Skills Training
  5. Assessment tools and Validation
  6. Quality Improvement and Organisational change
  7. Innovations in simulation technology Outreach

Submit your abstract for the Opportunity to:

  1. Present your work at the biggest National simulation conference
  2. Receive invaluable feedback from global simulation
  3. Chance to take a leap from local research towards international collaboration
Formatting guidelines:

Abstracts should be limited to one A4 size page (maximum 250 words excluding). Mention the name of the category under which abstract being submitted. Graphs, tables, and illustrations are allowed to be submitted as part of the abstract but will not be included in the word count. The abstract will be divided into the following subheadings.

Background, Aim, Methodology, Results, Discussion/ Conclusion, References (not included in word count). The corresponding authors name should be clearly mentioned with contact details in the abstract.

All abstracts are to be submitted electronically to Kindly mention your registration number in the mail. All submissions will be peer reviewed after blinding. The selected abstracts will be allocated to either oral or poster presentations. The corresponding authors of the selected abstracts will receive intimation from the scientific committee by the Ist week of August 2022 with guidelines about their presentation.

Academic Committee

Submit Abstract by email to

Contact Person
Dr. Jhon Wilson

Mr Suryaprakash Purohit

Submission Deadline 15th July, 2022

Organising Committee

Registration Form

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