Esther Leon Castelao

In her professional role, she is associate professor of the School of Medicine of University of Barcelona, Spain, where she is coordinator of postgraduate critical care simulation activities, director of medical education postgraduate courses (curriculum design, simulation and e-learning) and coordinator of TALK: clinical debriefing Marie Curie European Commission Research Project ( 

Esther León serves as Treasurer and Executive Committee Member of SESAM (European Society of Simulation), Vice- Chair of the Affiliations Subcommittee of SSH, President of SESSEP Spanish Society of Simulation and Patient Safety & former vice-president for Member of the Board of Trustees TALK Foundation.

She has collaborated on numerous simulation initiatives across Spain, Europe, Latin-American and USA where she has acquire a wide perspective of different simulation realities. Esther’s interest are cultural differences, debriefing, reflective practice, faculty development, leadership, education management, innovation, social networks and ethics. She is an active twitter member @esleonc sharing her professional interest (simulation, business and technology).She can be reached by email at: