SESAM Annual Virtual Event - SAVE 2024
Rescheduled date to be advised soon.

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Global knowledge sharing: integrating underrepresented voices

To advance healthcare simulation science and promote impactful research in Europe and beyond through networking and research capacity building activities 

  • bringing people together
  • making connections
  • developing the “know-how”

As use of healthcare simulation expands globally, practices from large academic institutions contribute disproportionately to our understanding of ‘how it should be done’. 

While many of these excellent practices have advanced our field, less visible and highly contextualized efforts to design and implement simulation-based education may similarly lead to innovation. 

Reasons for diminished visibility include geography, inadequate mentorship to publish innovative ideas, insufficient financial resources to attend professional meetings, and English as a second language, to name a few. 

The SESAM Annual Virtual Meeting (SAVE 2024) aims to engage the global simulation community, including those from traditionally underrepresented communities such as Africa, India, Sri Lanka, South America and the Pacific Islands, to germinate inclusive spaces to facilitate collaboration, bidirectional knowledge sharing and to identify mutually beneficial mentoring opportunities. The event will also analyse the results of a survey to be conducted by University of Cape Town.

Curated by SESAM, the event is a collaboration with AFriSim Network, SHARE and PediSTARS.


Programme subject to change

Rescheduled date to be advised soon




1200 – 1210 

Welcome and Framing event

David Grant

Walter Eppich

1210 - 1225

Keynote: “PediSTARS: Building community to share practise, lessons from India”

Geetha Ramachandra

1225 - 1235

Interview Geetha Ramachandra

Jo Park-Ross 

Marvin Jansen

1235 - 1245

Presentation of preliminary data/themes from survey

Jo Park-Ross 

Marvin Jansen

1245 - 1325

Think Tank Breakout 1

Conceptually, thematic analysis of the described barriers and enablers from survey to frame questions will be used to identify themes to base Think Tank questions on


1325 - 1340

Report back


1340 - 1355


1355 - 1435

Think Tank break out 2


1435 - 1450

Report back


1450 - 1505


1505 - 1620



Building Communities as means to scale simulation

Geetha Ramachandra

Rebecca Gray


Faculty Development for Simulation naïve context - enabling first movers

Jo Park-Ross 

Marvin Jansen


Low Tech solutions that enable high touch training

Sujatha Thyagarajan


Template for describing a novel approach

Rowan Duys

David Grant

Walter Eppich


Distance Simulation: Tool for establishing partnerships

Faculty to be finalised

1620 - 1635


1635 - 1705

Report from Workshops


1705 - 1720

Wrap up and next steps