SESAM - Society in Europe for Simulation applied to medicine


SESAM Research Network

As part of the SESAM strategic version, we are pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of the European Simulation Research Network at SESAM 2019 in Glasgow!

At the inaugural meeting we will clarify the mission, goals, and intentions of the Network, appoint volunteer leaders for the work of the Network, and make connections. The meeting is also a chance for you to present your work to colleagues for feedback and discussion. Put it in your diary and come join us at the SESAM 2019 meeting! 


Important Dates

Inaugural European Simulation Research Network Meeting Thursday 13 June 2019, 14:15, George Moore M323
ALERT Presentation Submission Deadline Friday 10 May 2019



About the Research Network

The Network will be made up of volunteer members who have an interest in and participate in simulation research. Anyone who wants to join the network can join and declare themselves a member. The mission and vision (to be more fully articulated at SESAM 2019 meeting in Glasgow) is to encourage the development of research in simulation across Europe.

We hope that the benefits to the simulation research community are the nurturing and development of research expertise, and the encouragement of programmes of research into simulation in healthcare; as such, the network will feature this as a central component.

The connecting of early career researchers with established research mentors is key to the success of the network. The network will be led and supported by members of the SESAM community.

The longer term strategic goals of the network will be to encourage programmes of simulation research, including funded multi-site studies across Europe (with potential funding from the EU via Horizon2020 and other grant programmes).


What is an ALERT presentation?

An ALERT (Advanced Look Exploratory Research Template) presentation is a 5 minute presentation that encapsulates either your new simulation-based research idea (as a new ALERT). The idea is to present the distilled essence of your study. The concept of ALERT presentations has been adapted by SESAM on the model developed by our partner research organization, the International Network for Simulation Based Research (INSPIRE). The ALERTs are presented in this format back-to-back. Once the presentation is delivered you will be assigned a small table where you will discuss your project with up to 10 participants, receive feedback, and in turn have the opportunity to give feedback to others. Our ultimate goal is to give your team the feedback and networking you need to launch a successful single or multi-site study. 


When should I submit an ALERT presentation?

Calls for ALERT presentations are OPEN NOW and presented at SESAM in June. If your ALERT is accepted, we will invite you to personally present your work, and will designate a block of time for discussion and networking. Please note that if your accept our invitation to present but later discover that you cannot attend the SESAM research network meeting, a representative may present on your behalf. If this occurs, please notify the SESAM research network of change. Feedback will be provided regardless of whether you can ultimately attend.


What format should I use for an ALERT presentation?

Please note that there is an ALERT slide template that you are expected to use. In an effort to be more inclusive of qualitative and mixed method studies, the ALERT template includes BOTH the PICO framework for quantative studies and SPIDER framework. When preparing your ALERT, simply pick the framework that best fits your study. In order to provide a better understanding of the ALERT process we have also created an ALERT Instruction Template to assist you in preparing to submit and to present should your ALERT be accepted. 

  • ALERT Instruction Template This template should be used for new ALERT submissions. Pick PICO or SPIDER format and delete the other. 

Once complete, please email your ALERT to by MAY 10, 2019. You should receive a response within 3 weeks of submission.

Should you have any enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact Gabriel Reedy directly by email to

The SESAM research network would like to thank The International Simulation Based Research Network for their support and partnership: