Conference Schedule 2020


Thursday, November 5, 2020

All sessions will be recorded and available for 30 days following the virtual conference.
Full registration includes six prerecorded sessions. The registration fee is $75 for all sessions.

Session 1: Patient Safety as a Disruptor Generating System Improvements Using Simulation

Time Title/Presenter(s)
11:00 - 11:55 a.m. ET
55 minutes
Virtual Exhibitors Open
11:55 - 12:00 p.m. ET
5 minutes
Conference Welcome
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. ET
75 minutes

Patient Safety as a Disruptor Generating System Improvements Using Simulation

  • Pamela Jeffries, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH
    Professor and Dean of GW School of Nursing
  • Carol Durham, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN
    Professor and Director of Education Innovation Simulation Learning Environment (EISLE)
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
  • Chad Epps, M.D., FSSH
    Executive Director of the Center for Health Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS)
    at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Interprofessional Education
  • Mary Anne Rizzolo, Ed.D., RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH
    Consultant, National League for Nursing
  • Sarah Beebe, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, CHSE
    Ph.D. Student & Graduate Research Assistant
    The George Washington University School of Nursing
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. ET
30 minutes
Virtual Exhibitors Rooms Open / Break

Session 2: Better Outcomes through Simulation

Time Title/Presenter(s)
1:45 - 2:10 p.m. ET
25 minutes

Experiential Learning in Nursing Education:
Comparing the Simulation and Clinical Environments

  • Nancy Sullivan, DNP, RN
    Clinical Simulation Director, Assistant Professor 
    Johns Hopkins University
2:15 - 2:40 p.m. ET
25 minutes

Teaching Bravery in Nursing Education:
The role of simulation in patient safety

  • Tonya Schneidereith, Ph.D., CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNE, CHSE-A
    Associate Professor, University of Maryland
2:45 - 3:10 p.m. ET
25 minutes

Promoting simulation security in clinical, academic, and system-based programs

  • Amy Daniels, Ph.D., RN, CHSE
    Assistant ProfessorDirector
    Debra l. Spunt Clinical Simulation Lab
    University of Maryland
  • Crystel Farina, Ph.D.(c), RN, CNE, CHSE
    Simulation and Innovation Learning Center
    The George Washington University
3:10 - 3:40 p.m. ET
30 minutes
Virtual Exhibitors Rooms Open / Break

Session 3: Simulation in Advanced Practice

Time Title/Presenter(s)
3:40 - 4:05 p.m. ET
25 minutes

Simulation Integrated into the Reentry and Recertification Processes of the NBCRNA

4:10 - 4:35 p.m. ET
25 minutes


It's Critical: Simulation of High-Risk Patient Management for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students

  • Linda Briggs, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP
    Program Director, Adult-Gero. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    Associate Professor (Tenured)
    The George Washington University School of Nursing
4:40 - 5:05 p.m. ET
25 minutes

Disrupting the Status Quo of NP Education:
Using Simulation to Build a Stronger Workforce

  • Carla Nye, DNP, CPNP-BC, CNE, CHSE
    Associate Clinical Professor, Master’s Program Director
    Virginia Commonwealth University
5:05 - 6:00 p.m. ET
45 minutes
Virtual Reception: Networking with Speakers & Hot Topics

Prerecorded Sessions


Simulation in the classroom to make case studies come alive!

  • Nadine Marchi, DNP, RN, CNE, CRRN
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    The George Washington University School of Nursing

Using Simulation to Foster Civility

  • Jasline Moreno, MSN, RN
    Faculty Lead
    The Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC)
    Montgomery College

Patient Outcomes: Aiming High through Simulation Education

  • Reba Moyer Childress, MSN, RN-BC, FAANP
    Nursing Professional Development Specialist
    University of Virginia Medical System

Pursuing Authenticity and Visibility: Developing a Native American Virtual Patient Simulation Scenario for Maternal Health Nursing

  • Cheryl Wilson, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE, CHSE
    Director of Nursing, Market Research
    Shadow Health, Inc | Digital Clinical Experiences
  • Francisco A. Jimenez, Ph.D.
    Psychometrician @ Shadow Health, Inc || Digital Clinical Experiences

Enhanced Reality to Improve Teamwork and Event Management During a Simulated Obstetrical Crisis

  • Fernando Salvetti, J.D., P.P.E., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Founder of Logosnet
    Adjoint Professor of Communication of Science at the University “Bicocca” of Mila
  • Roxane Gardner, M.D., M.H.P.E., M.P.H., Ph.D
    Senior Director for Clinical Programs and Director of the Visiting Scholars and Fellowship Program
    Center for Medical Simulation in Boston (CMS)

Increasing Proficiency in health Assessment Skills in a Post Adult -Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

  • Deirdre Carolan Doerflinger, Ph.D., CNS, ANP, BC, GNP, FAANP
    Clinical Assistant Professor, VANAP Director
    Conway School of Nursing, The Catholic University of America
  • Marye Dorsey Kellermann, Ph.D. ANP, BC, GNP, FAANP
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Conway School of Nursing, The Catholic University of America