Scientific Committee 2017 - 2020
The SESAM Scientific Committee serves as a platform for contacts and the exchange of ideas and scientific initiatives and is responsible for the Scientific Programme of the SESAM Annual Meeting.
SESAM SC comprises 18 members: 4 core committee members, 12 associate members, and 2 short-term members. All members are active members of SESAM and include a mix of both healthcare professionals and researchers, with a solid scientific background in clinical simulation. The mandate is for 3 years, with the exception of the short-term members, who are appointed annually.
Carla Sá Couto (Chair), Portugal
Research interests: Training and assessment of non-technical skills; Faculty development; Technology and innovation; Physiological modelling and simulation
Stefan Gisin, Switzerland
Research interests: Patient safety with team-training (interdisciplinary, multi-professional) with a strong focus on CRM by conducting well-structured debriefings of scenarios.
Tanja Manser, Switzerland
Research interests: Analysis of teamwork and communication processes; Non-technical skills; Patient handover; Impact of simulation training
Tullikki Keskitalo, Finland
Research interests: Faculty development, curriculum development and debriefing
Carine Layat Burn, Switzerland
Research interests: Simulated / standardized patient methodology and mental health; Training and assessment of communication and patient-healthcare provider relationship; Interprofessional collaboration, Faculty development; Hybrid simulation
Elizabete Loureiro, Portugal
Research interests: Training and assessment of non-technical skills; Clinical Communication; Faculty development; Interprofessional training in healthcare.
Guillaume Alinier, Qatar/UK
Research interests: Training and assessment of technical and non-technical skills; Interprofessional education; Faculty development; Simulation facilities design; Technology and innovation (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and VV/VA/VVA/VAV cannulation simulation); Mass casualty and major incidents.
Kai Kranz, Switzerland
Research interests: Team and human factor training; Faculty development; Education management; Quality management
Lars Lundberg, Sweden
Simulation in pre-hospital emergency medicine; Training and assessment of non-technical skills; New technologies and innovation; Patient safety and quality improvement.
Mary Lavelle, UK
Research interests: Interprofessional communication and teamwork; evaluation of non-technical skills; observational analysis; mental health simulation.
Melih Elcin, Turkey
Research interests: Training of non-technical skills; Faculty development; Curriculum development; Standardized/Simulated patients; Interprofessional education
Sigrun Qvindesland, Norway
Research interests: Team-work training; Procedural skills; Communication – specifically clinical handovers, and faculty development of simulation-based clinical educators
Stuart Marshall, Australia
Research interests: Effects of cognitive aids and designs on teamwork in health emergencies; Patient safety education; Team functioning
Theresa McCann, Grenada, Eastern Caribbean
Research interests: Assessment of clinical skills performance using simulation; Faculty development; Using simulation in community-based CPR and First Aid training.
Vanda Yazbeck-Karam, Lebanon
Research interests: Faculty development; Curriculum development and Program evaluation; Assessment during simulation and debriefing
Gustavo Norte, Junior Member, Portugal
Research interests: Anesthesiology and Critical care; Crisis resource management; Assessment of learners; Training and assessment of non-technical skills; High-fidelity simulation; Faculty development.
Short-term members (2017-18)
Alejandro Martínez, Spain
Research interests: Interdisciplinary Simulation; Faculty development; Training and assessment of Human Factor; Patient Safety.
Aida Camps Gómez, Spain
Research interests: Training and assessment of non-technical skills; Research & Innovation; Faculty development.