The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) is a scientific conference that explores the latest innovations and best practices in healthcare simulation. IMSH provides the tools and resources healthcare professionals need to advance their skills, impact change in delivery systems and practice, and, ultimately, to improve patient safety.

This year, due to the pandemic, IMSH is virtual and presented as IMSH Delivers: Bringing Learning to Life. It will feature more than 350 presentations, offered live online or in the IMSH Delivers video collection.  Access to all presentations will begin January 19 and run until March 31, 2021. All virtual conference content will be available for registered attendees until the end of 2021.


Future IMSH dates

January 15-19, 2022 Los Angeles, CA
January 21-25, 2023 Orlando, FL
January 20-24, 2024 San Diego, CA


FAQs

Do I have to be a member of SSH to attend IMSH?

  • No, you don't have to be a member to register. However, significant registration discounts are available to members of SSH.

What does it cost to attend IMSH Delivers?

What is included in the CEU registration option, which includes CEUs for all sessions attended?

  • Access to all live online presentations (as space allows) and recorded presentations starting on January 19, 2021
  • Priority reservations until January 4, 2021, for live, online sessions
  • Over 250 CEUs.  It has never been more affordable to obtain important professional continuing education units (CEUs)!
  • The IMSH Delivers Virtual Expo. Be sure to visit and see what our amazing industry partners have for you!
  • Session access to all content through December 31, 2021

What is included in the non-CEU registration option?

  • Access to reserve live online courses opens January 4, 2021, on a space-available basis
  • Access to all recorded presentations starting on January 19, 2021
  • The IMSH Delivers Virtual Expo. Be sure to visit and see what our amazing industry partners have for you!
  • Session access to all content through December 31, 2021

How many continuing education credits can I receive for attending IMSH?

  • A maximum of 250 continuing education hours may be earned at IMSH 2021.

How do I claim CEU credit?

  • You will complete a presentation evaluation for all sessions attended.  After the conference, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your online evaluations. Contact education@ssih.org if you do not receive the link to the evaluations.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive a maximum of 250 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Can I register my group at one time?

  • Group registration is available for groups of five and comes with CEU credit and SSH membership for non-members. SSH Accredited Centers will have access to a special group discount. If you have fewer than five attendees in your group, you must register individually. For more than five attendees, please see the chart below and email admin@ssih.org.
IMSH Delivers 2021 group rates

How do I schedule my sessions? 

Use the IMSH Scheduler, a comprehensive online guide and scheduling tool for all of the content available to you through the IMSH Delivers virtual collection, opening January 19 and running through December 31, 2021.  Click here to browse the vast selection of content that has been developed for you!

CEU Option

  • If you register to receive CEUs, you will be able to use the Scheduler to add items to your briefcase, reserve your seats in LIVE sessions, and secure the content for which you want to receive credit. 
  • Once you have registered, select the “Star” icon (located on the right-hand side of each content entry) next to each content selection you wish to attend/view and include in your official transcript.
  • At the conclusion of IMSH Delivers, you will receive a link to complete an evaluation for each content entry you access during the virtual event.
  • Once all evaluations have been completed, you’ll be able to download and print your CEU certificate.
  • For questions regarding the administration of your CEUs, contact education@ssih.org

Non-CEU Option

  • If you register for a non-CEU option, you will be able to add items to your briefcase and reserve your seats in LIVE sessions on a space-available basis beginning January 4, 2021.

Will I receive electronic materials for sessions?

  • We encourage presenters to use electronic versions of course materials, however, the distribution of course materials is at the discretion of the course director for each presentation. Presenters do have the option of uploading course materials to the IMSH Delivers virtual platform. 

What is IMSH’s Cancellation Policy?

  • Notice of cancellation must be received in writing before 5 PM Eastern Standard Time (US) on Friday, January 8, 2021. The $25 administrative fee is nonrefundable. No refunds after January 8, 2021. The cancellation policy further defined in the registration Terms and Conditions.

Do students, interns or residents receive a discounted registration rate?

  • Due to the affordable rates of IMSH Delivers we are not offering discounted rates for students, interns, or residents.

Can registrations be shared or transferred to another name if I can't make it?

  • NO, IMSH registration cannot be transferred.

If I miss the registration deadlines, can I still register for IMSH?

  • Once registration is closed on April 15, 2021, you will no longer be able to register for IMSH Delivers 2021. Content will be available for registered attendees until the end of 2021.

Does SSH accept electronic wire transfers as a form of payment?

  • Yes, you can find payment instructions here.

How can I help spread the word about IMSH to my network?

  • You can add an IMSH Facebook frame to your profile image. Also, please use the #IMSH2021 hashtag on all your social media posts and send interested people to imsh2021.org.
  • Frame instructions:
  1. Click “Update Photo” on your Facebook profile image.
  2. In the “Update Profile Picture” window, select “Add Frame”.
  3. In the “Add a Frame to Your Profile Picture” window, type “imsh2021” in the search bar.
  4. Select the frame.
  5. Adjust/position your image if necessary.
  6. Click the blue “Use as Profile Picture” button.

Who attends IMSH? 

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Cancellation FAQs

Why was IMSH 2021 in person canceled?

  • The health and safety of all individuals involved with IMSH is paramount, and current, health-based rules in New Orleans are not conducive nor feasible with regard to IMSH’s size requirements. Please read our full statement.

I submitted to present at IMSH 2021 in person. What do I do now?

I either signed up or planned to sign up as an exhibitor or sponsor for IMSH 2021 on site. What do I do now?


About SSH

The purpose of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare is to serve a global community of practice enhancing the quality of healthcare.
SSH seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation. Established in 2004 by professionals using simulation for education, testing, and research in health care, SSH membership includes physicians, nurses, allied health and paramedical personnel, researchers, educators and developers from around the globe. SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation–based modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers.
Recognizing that simulation represents a paradigm shift in health care education, SSH promotes improvements in simulation technology, educational methods, practitioner assessment, and patient safety that promote better patient care and can improve patient outcome.

A major venue for advancing simulation in medicine is the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).
Website: SSIH.org

Thank you to our sponsors for helping make IMSH Delivers 2021 a success!