State of the Art Speakers



Leslie Graham

Leslie Graham RN MN CNCC CHSE

Leslie Graham is Coordinator of the Post RPN to BScN Bridging Program and Professor, Nursing/Adjunct Professor at the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology – Durham College (UOIT-DC) Collaborative Nursing Program. Professor Graham is currently a doctoral student at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, University of Western Ontario, where her research interests involve faculty development for simulation-based learning in nursing education. Professor Graham elevates simulation as pedagogy through national and international presentations and publications.  


Being a passionate educator, Professor Graham has received several awards in recognition of excellence in nursing education, as well as being the recipient of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year. She is currently VP for International Affairs for INACSL.

Scott Crawford

Scott B. Crawford, M.D., FACEP, CHSOS

Assistant Professor

Associate Program Director

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Physician - University Medical Center, El Paso, TX

Dr. Scott Crawford is an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and an emergency medicine physician at University Medical Center in El Paso. He also serves as Associate Director for the Regional Simulation and Training Center on the TTUHSC El Paso campus. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Texas Tech in 2012. Dr. Crawford earned his M.D. from Rush University in Chicago in 2009 and a bachelor’s degree in physics from The Colorado College in 2004. He has designed and installed computer-enhanced classroom and teaching tools since 1999.

He was elected President of The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS) in July 2015 and became a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in December 2015. He now designs technology-enhanced simulation scenarios for interprofessional education locally and presents nationally and internationally on topics related to healthcare simulation operations.

Guillaume Alinier

Guillaume Alinier, PhD, MPhys (Hons), PGCert, NTF, SFHEA, MIPEM, MInstP

Guillaume is Director of Research at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Ambulance Service (Doha, Qatar), Professor of Simulation in Healthcare Education at the University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield, UK), where he used to head up its large multi-professional clinical simulation centre, and also Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a long-standing SESAM figure, having served on its Executive Committee from 2005 to 2009 and chaired the conference in 2008.

Guillaume has contributed to several simulation-related peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He has editorial role responsibilities with several journals (including Advances in Simulation and Simulation in Healthcare) and has received several awards from his employers and the Higher Education Academy (UK) for his work in relation to learning and teaching. He is involved in several simulation-based initiatives and Quality Improvement projects at HMC.

Some of his recent simulation-related activities pertain to Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) team-training and technology development, preparing and running large scale major incident simulations for emergency services, and very soon will use virtual reality simulation to test ambulance configurations in collaboration with Qatar University.

Guillaume is well-versed and practised in the use of all simulation modalities, but having supported teams in various parts of the world over the past few years, he has developed a particular interest in low-cost simulations, when it comes to initial training and continuing professional development as a key stepping stone prior to using more technology-enhanced simulation education approaches.