24 June 2020

Sim-Versity Virtual Conference


Enhancing Cultural Competence Using Simulation-Based Education

Sim-Versity Virtual Conference 

Sim-Versity is an international collaboration of health professionals, experts by experience, and student participants with a common interest in cultural competence and simulation based education. The keynote speakers will address issues related to diversity, patient safety and simulation- based education. Presentations will also address how diversity in simulation based education can be integrated to promote cultural competence

The partners involved in this project which is funded by Erasmus are the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, Savonia University of Applied Sciences Ltd; Finland, University of Maribor; Slovenia and University College Cork; Ireland. Resources developed by this project include a website, simulation education diversity assessment tool (SEDAT) and a toolkit which are available at www.sim-versity.eu

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Who We Are

We'll be offering a fully interactive set of presentations where you can change the course of discussion, submit your own questions, and take part in polling and evaluations.

University of Maribor logo

University of Maribor
Faculty of Health Sciences

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Savonia logo

Savonia University of Applied Sciences

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University College Cork logo

University College Cork
School of Nursing and Midwifery

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University of Bradford
Faculty of Health Studies

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We'll be offering a fully interactive set of presentations where you can change the course of discussion, submit your own questions, and take part in polling and evaluations.

Enhancing cultural competence using simulation-based education


Ms Carol Condon — College lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork

Opening Address

Professor Josephine Hegarty — Professor of Nursing & Head of School of Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork

Overview of Optimizing patient safety through culturally competent simulation-based education.

Dr Gabrielle Tracy McClelland — Associate Dean (International) and the Research and Knowledge Transfer lead, University of Bradford

Does improving cultural competency increase patient safety ?

Professor Gerry Armitage — Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Bradford , & Non-Executive Director, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare

Professor Uduak Archibong MBE — Professor of Diversity, Director of the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity, University of Bradford

Coffee Break

Using Simulation to improve Clinical Decision Making

Professor Ruth Endacott — Professor in Clinical Nursing (critical care) School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Plymouth

Lunch Break and Viewing of Electronic Posters

The confidential recipient’s experience of addressing cultural concerns in the healthcare setting

Ms Leigh Gath — Confidential Recipient for Vulnerable Persons, Health Service Executive Limerick

Addressing Intercultural issues in healthcare

Ms Angela Joy — Regional Lead for Intercultural Health, Health Service Executive

Concurrent Sessions

Simulation (Main Room)

14:15 - Cultural competence through Simulation-based education – A Systematic review

Ms Nuala Walshe & Ms Gretchen Jordaan, University College Cork

14:30 - Promoting Gender-sensitive care through Simulation Education

Dr Melissa Owens & Ms Amanda Briggs, University of Bradford

14:45 - Incorporating Cultural Competence Outcomes in Scenario Developments in Simulation

Ms Nuala Walshe, University College Cork

Diversity (Room Two)

14:15 - Irish Travellers Views and Experiences of Health Care Services

Dr Patricia O’Regan & Ms Carol Condon, University College Cork

14:30 - Using cultural competence to understand resigned indifference in nurse education

Dr Kathleen Markey, University of Limerick

14:45 - Dementia Communication Skills: the role of simulation

Professor Corina Naughton, University College Cork

Coffee Break

Inclusion Of Diversity Characteristics Into Simulation-Based Education

Ms Barbara Donik — Senior Lecturer in Nursing, MSc, University of Maribor

Sim-Versity Toolkit development: Enhancing cultural competence

Dr Marja Silén-lipponen — Principle Lecturer in Nursing, PhD, University of applied Sciences Savonia

Dr Suvi Aura — Senior Lecturer in Nursing, PhD, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Mr Simon Couth — Head of the Working Academy, University of Bradford

Achieving a vision for a European webhub for Diversity in Simulation

Dr Melissa Owens — Lecturer in Nursing, University of Bradford

Ms Amanda Briggs — Nursing Lecturer, University of Bradford

Mr Simon Couth — Head of the Working Academy, University of Bradford

Final Address

Invitation to complete online conference survey

Conference Close



Sim-Versity Conference now fully booked

We are very pleased with such a great online response to our first ever 'virtual' conference about integrating cultural competence into simulation-based education.
Whilst the conference on the 24th June 2020 is now closed for further registrations, all the delegate content will be made available on the Sim-Versity site shortly afterwards.

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