Inspired Teaching

 Virtual Simulation 101: Faculty Development Workshop

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

📅 Monday, March 29th, 2021, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

💻 Delivered virtually

This is a CSBL-accredited event, which will provide participants with 2 hours of Royal College MOC Section 1 credit for this group activity.

About this Session

Want to go virtual with your next simulation? You might be surprised at how easy and effective it can be. Join us for a tour of different virtual sim options. Learn from our mistakes and successes! This session will cover using standardized patients virtually, virtual OSCE, online google based scenario sim, and how to broadcast theatre-based sim from the CSBL.

Learning Objectives

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



Dr. Alim Nagji BHSc MD CCFP-EM DRCPSC (Clin.Ed.) (@alimnagji) is a Family and Emergency Medicine physician and an Assistant Clinical Professor and the Director for Emergency Medicine Clerkship at McMaster University. He is also the Director of Simulation Learning, Director of ED Clinical Teaching Unit and the Mac-Care CEC Simulation Lead for Joseph Brant Hospital. As part of these roles, he helped design and implement a weekly interdisciplinary, in-situ simulation program in the ED which has led to quality improvement initiatives, detection of latent safety threats and enhanced team performance.

He completed the Clinician Educator Diploma via the Royal College with an interest in Simulation and has completed the Royal College Simulation Education Training as well as the Harvard Healthcare Simulation Essentials: Design & Debriefings course.

Dr. Arden Azim BScN MD (@arden_azim) is an PGY2 Internal Medicine Resident at McMaster University. She is the Undergraduate IPE Lead at the CSBL, and helps lead the design and implementation of a simulation curriculum for undergraduate health professional students. She also has a research interest in virtual IPE and simulation. 

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.   

Dr. Dorothy Bakker is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.  She is Assistant Dean of McMaster Community and Rural Education (Mac-CARE) and Chair of Professionalism Education for the M.G. DeGroote School of Medicine. 

Dr. Quang Ngo MD FRCPC is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University and the curriculum chair for McMaster Pediatrics Residency Program. He is an experienced simulation educator and has taught extensively for trainees at different levels. Dr. Ngo is also a member of MERIT with research interests in education assessment and performance evaluation. 

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.

Tyler Brent is a Standardized Patient Trainer at the Centre for Simulation-Based Learning.