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We are excited to invite you to participate in SIMULUS 8th Annual National Conference of PediSTARS in Healthcare Simulation; which will be held in physical format from 23rd September to 26th September 2023 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalyani, West Bengal, India.

PediSTARS (Pediatric Simulation Training and Research Society of India) is a Non-Profit Organization, founded in 2013. It has played a key role in implementing simulation by conducting various workshops, conferences across India to improve patient care. PediSTARS received SSH Presidential award in USA in 2018.

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 10+ 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 four 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 Kalyani, a beacon of medical excellence, is an initiative of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, under the auspices of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY). This esteemed institution was conceived with the noble objective of bridging regional disparities in tertiary healthcare, fostering excellence in medical education, and promoting groundbreaking research. As an Institute of National Importance (INI), AIIMS Kalyani stands as a testament to India’s commitment to healthcare. The hosting of SIMULUS-8 at AIIMS Kalyani marks yet another milestone in its relentless pursuit of enhancing patient care and safety standards.

Brief Schedule

  • 23rd September 2023– Pre-conference Workshop
        1. STEP – Simulation Training in Emergency Pediatrics,
        2. SNAP – Simulation for Nurses in Pediatrics,
        3. Competency Based Skills Trainer Course for Medical Faculty
        4. SIMWARS
  • 24th September 2023– Main Conference
  • 25th-26th September 2023 – Faculty Development Program (Training of the trainers)

International Advisory Board – Dr Vinay Nadkarni, Dr Mike Shepherd, Dr Peter Weinstock
Chief Patron – Prof. (Dr.) Ramji Singh
Organising Chairperson – Prof (Dr.) Poonam Joshi
Organising Secretary – Dr. Nihar Ranjan Mishra
Scientific Program Committee – Dr Geethanjali Ramachandra, Dr. Vijayanand Jamalpuri

Pedistars President – Dr. Ebor Jacob James
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.

Registration Fee Details


Click here to register via the online form
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Bank Account Details

Sub Head: SIMULUS-08
Account Number: 41225286829
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: AIIMS, Kalyani
IFSC Code: SBIN0063963
MICR Code: 700002838
GST NO: 19CALA25755C1D3



Competency Based Skill Trainer Course For Medical Faculty


Faculty Development Program


International Faculty

National Faculty


We invite you to submit your abstract for the SIMULUS-8 conference on 24th September 2023 which will be held physically. The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 15th August of 2023.

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 third week of August 2023 with guidelines about their presentation.

Academic Committee

Submit Abstract by email to

Submission Deadline 15th August, 2023

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