Inspired Teaching

 Debriefing in Simulation-based Teaching and Learning

Presented by the Centre for Simulation-Based Learning (CSBL)

📅 Monday, March 8th, 2021, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

💻 Delivered virtually

This is a CSBL-accredited event, which will provide participants with 2.75 hours of Royal College MOC Section 1 credit for this group activity.

About this Session

This interactive, half day workshop is for faculty members interested in debriefing scenario-based simulation (either standardized patient or theatre-based). The workshop will provide hands-on experience with common debriefing techniques and explore challenging debriefing situations.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this virtual event, participants will be able to:


Welcome & Introduction (10min)

Importance of debriefing (20min)

Practice different debriefing techniques using videos (30min) 

Break (15min)

Formulating a debriefing agenda (30min)

Role playing common debriefing challenges (20min for each scenario, 60min in total)

Sum-up and evaluation (15min)


Dr. James Leung is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University. He is an experienced simulation educator and leads McMaster Children’s Hospital emergency department simulation program. Dr. Leung has taught extensively for simulation sessions at both resident training and interprofessional staff training level. He is a frequent speaker at numerous faculty development workshops within and outside of the CSBL, as well as at international conferences on simulation. 

Dr. Matt Sibbald is an Associate Professor of Medicine, McMaster University and Interventional cardiologist at Hamilton Health Sciences and Niagara Health System. He is a scientist at McMaster Education, Research, Innovation and Theory program with interests in simulation based education, competency based education, clinical reasoning and intravascular imaging. Matt graduated from University of Toronto with an MD in 2004, completing internal medicine and cardiology residencies at University of Toronto. He finished a fellowship in interventional cardiology at University Health Network 2013. He completed a Masters in Health Professions Education in 2011 and PhD in 2013 both from Maastricht University, Netherlands. He is currently director of the Centre for Simulation-Based Learning in the Faculty of Health Sciences, cardiology residency program director at McMaster University, and chair of the AFC committee for interventional cardiology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Raman Chahal is a Simulation Specialist at the Centre for Simulation-Based Learning. She has more than 8 years of experience  conducting simulation activities for various healthcare professions training needs, and has co-facilitated several workshops for faculty development on scenario writing, debriefing, peer debriefing and interprofessional training. She completed the Royal College Simulation Education Training in 2016. Raman is also a Registered Nurse with clinical experience in the pediatric population. She is currently completing courses for a Masters in Nursing at McMaster University School of Nursing and is an instructor for the School of Nursing.

Dr. Bingxian Wang is Simulation Manager at the Centre for Simulation-Based Learning. Bringing her past experience in both clinical and basic research to her current role starting in 2012. She developed an efficient team and as a result CSBL simulation program has grown substantially in the past years. Not only supporting all levels of simulation training from undergraduate to continuing professional training, her team has also supported faculty development on simulation based training since 2016. Bingxian has co-developed materials for several workshops including introduction to simulation-based teaching, scenario writing, peer debriefing, interprofessional training and virtual simulation. She is also an instructor of an online simulation-based learning course for the Health Sciences Education graduate program at McMaster University.