SESAM - Society in Europe for Simulation applied to medicine



SESAM Newsletter October 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Since we last met in Paris, the EC and I have been working hard on addressing some of the concerns raised.
In order to keep you updated, we have shared some of our areas of activity below.


General Meeting SESAM 2017

Our 23nd Annual Meeting took place in Paris, France. Simulation enthusiasts from Europe and beyond grasped the opportunity during the 2.5 days to engage in discussion about scientific, educational and many other aspects of simulation in healthcare.

Firstly, we would like to thank the Centre Universitaire des Saints-Pères for hosting SESAM 2017 and all those who participated in the meeting for their contributions to make SESAM 2017 a great success.

During the General Assembly at SESAM 2017 elections for the EC positions of President and Secretary took place.

I was welcomed in to the position of President and G.Ulufer Sivrikaya was elected for a second term as SESAM Secretary.
In addition, several concerns regarding the meeting organisation were highlighted during the General Assembly.

We took your concerns to heart and made the review and update of the SESAM Annual Meeting guidelines our first priority.

As part of this process, in order to allow the Scientific Committee ample time to review abstracts and address the late availability of a scientific programme, we have moved the abstract submission deadlines forward to mid-November. 
The SESAM 2017 published abstracts will be available soon. More details to follow.
SESAM Homepage


Call for Abstracts for SESAM 2018

Please note that the abstract submission platform is now open and will close on 15th November 2017.
For SESAM 2018 the Scientific Committee has also introduced an additional abstract category:  ‘Pre-Conference Workshops’. 
Please submit your abstracts now to avoid disappointment.
Submit an Abstract


SESAM 2018 Update

At the beginning of October we visited our 2018 congress venue in Barcelona.
We received a warm welcome from the local organising team and worked effectively with the Scientific and Meeting Organising Committee Members regarding the upcoming SESAM 2018.
Organisation of SESAM 2018 is in full flow and the official Meeting webpage with further details will be activated soon.
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Simulation Centres

It is our goal to create a network of Simulation Centres across Europe to serve as a supportive community of practice.
We would like to invite all Simulation Centres throughout Europe to register their centre on our network.
Register your Simulation Centre


SESAM Membership

Finally, we would like to remind you that you can renew your membership at any point during the year and enjoy a rolling year's membership, which expires at the end of the calendar year.
Renew your Membership


Latest News

We would also like to make you aware that the following meeting has been granted SESAM endorsed status:
"The Conference on Compromised/Difficult Airway & Laryngotracheal Stenosis".
It will take place on 24-25 November 2017 in Izmir, Turkey.



Kind regards,




SESAM President