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5/9/2012 6:00 PM

​​The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) School of Health Sciences is bringing the Patient Safety Education Program – Canada (PSEP – Canada) to Edmonton.  The Become a Patient Safety Trainer education conference is being delivered in Alberta for the first time, as a pre-conference course to SIMFEST 2012: Celebrating Simulation in Health Sciences Education. SIMFEST 2012 and the PSEP - Canada pre-conference session is targeted for all healthcare professionals and educators who are interested in enhancing their use of simulation-based education as well as becoming a patient safety trainer.

The PSEP – Canada Become a Patient Safety Trainer education conference is a two and a half day train- the-trainer session being delivered by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, in partnership with Northwestern University.  The pre-conference course, scheduled for May 28 to 30, 2012, is designed for all healthcare professionals, including clinical teams and individuals from local healthcare organizations, along with healthcare faculty.  With an emphasis on creativity and excellence in educational techniques, the PSEP – Canada program will prepare attendees to deliver a high-impact, comprehensive patient safety curriculum utilizing effective teaching approaches based on adult education methods to promote effective fundamental patient safety practices in their organization, and foster a culture of patient safety.  The $960 registration fee includes the train the trainer session, a full patient safety education curriculum in both hard copy and electronic format, trigger tape vignettes on DVD, case-based learning tools and customizable presentations for you to implement a patient safety program in your organization.

SIMFEST 2012: Celebrating Simulation in Health Sciences Education is a two-day conference for healthcare educators who want to further enhance and showcase their use of simulation-based education.  SIMFEST 2012 will be held at the NAIT South Learning Centre from May 31 to June 1, 2012. The program includes four world-class keynote speakers, several interactive workshops, poster and podium presentations, exhibitor/vendor booths and many great networking opportunities. Sessions will focus on human factors and stress, interprofessional education, debriefing and feedback, authentic assessment strategies, design, simulation research, teamwork and communication and much more! The early-bird registration fee for the two-day conference is very affordable at $150, which includes meals!  Daily registration is also available. 

For more information, or to register for the SIMFEST 2012 Conference and PSEP – Canada pre-Conference, visit  Click here for more information on the PSEP – Canada program.