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SESAM Newsletter February 2019

SESAM Newsletter February 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


Let me start with a very warm welcome to you all – I hope you enjoyed the festive season (although I’m sure it feels like a distant memory now).


For the first newsletter of the year, and before we look forward to the next SESAM Annual Meeting, we want to thank you for attending last year’s meeting, and look back at some of the highlights of SESAM 2018 which took place in Bilbao, Spain from 27-29 June 2018.


SESAM 2018 Highlights


730 delegates attended

Representatives from 56 different countries travelled to Bilbao

37 companies exhibited

The 1st SimUniversity competition was launched in partnership with Laerdal


SESAM 2018 General Assembly


During the SESAM 2018 General Assembly, three new executive committee members were elected:


Vice President: Francisco Maio Matos

Treasurer: Esther León Castelao

Marc Lazarovici, former treasurer, has been elected as President-Elect.

Information on this year’s executive committee elections will be announced on the website in due course.


Executive Committee 2019


SESAM 2018 Abstract Book


Should you wish to view the Abstracts from our Bilbao 2018 Meeting, please click the button below. 


The Abstract Book is also available to download on the Annual Meetings page of our website.


Bilbao 2018 Abstract Book


SESAM 2019 Annual Meeting


And now let’s look to the future.


We are honoured to invite you to attend the 25th SESAM Annual Meeting, which will be hosted in Glasgow, Scotland from 12-14 June 2019.


The theme of the meeting will be ‘Excelling Together – 25 Years of Interprofessional Simulation in Europe’.


The SESAM 2019 Annual Meeting will offer a variety of engaging keynote lectures and state-of-the-art sessions, along with a selection of educational workshops.


SESAM members will be notified when registration opens – by email, through our website and via our social media accounts.


Do not miss this unique opportunity to meet with simulation enthusiasts from all over Europe and beyond.


We hope to see you in Glasgow!


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SESAM 2019 Accommodation


Click the button below for your accommodation needs; you can find a list of hotels all within walking distance of the Glasgow Caledonian University, ranging from 3* to 5*. 


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SESAM 2019 Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities 


SESAM 2019 provides a great opportunity to connect with exhibiting companies and see the latest products and technology.

The exhibition registration is now open. To register your company please click the button below.

For more information, you can download the prospectus here.


If you have any questions please contact the SESAM Exhibition Team by email to


Register your booking here


Advances in Simulation (AiS) 


AIS is the official journal of SESAM; it provides a forum to share scholarly practice to advance the use of simulation in the context of health and social care.

Part of SESAM’s mission is to encourage and support the use of simulation in healthcare for the purpose of training and research; we are happy to learn about and publish the results of your research via AIS.


We kindly invite you all to visit the Journal’s webpage, to read the valuable articles relevant to simulation, and to submit your own manuscripts to be reviewed and published


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SESAM Membership


You can join SESAM or renew your membership at any point during the year. For more information on the benefits of being a member, please click the button below.


The executive committee are currently reviewing the benefits of SESAM membership. The enhanced benefits will be announced via the next newsletter and on the SESAM website as soon as they are finalised.


SESAM Membership