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Simulation Roundtable Under Consideration by the AARC

May 13, 2010

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Medical simulation is increasingly being used in training, assessment, and research. Now the AARC is seeking input from members to gauge their interest in joining a Simulation Roundtable.

If formed, the Roundtable would mirror efforts underway by other specialties, such as nursing, anesthesia, and surgical medicine, to help guide the advancement of simulation within their specialty areas and offer support to simulation users and designers. Through the Roundtable, subscribers could share ideas, support multi-center trials and research, and direct the future of simulation technology for respiratory care.

It would also give members interested in this area a formal means by which to bring recommendations to the Simulation Alliance Task Force via AARC member Robert Chatburn, RRT-NPS, FAARC, who is serving as the AARC’s delegate to the group.

The Association currently supports eleven Roundtables, which are special groups formed among members with common interests. While smaller than a Specialty Section, a Roundtable is a group of at least 50 AARC members who want to share information and ideas regarding a specialized area. Only AARC members may join a Roundtable, and any member of the Association can propose formation of a Roundtable.

If a Simulation Roundtable is formed, the AARC would appoint a Roundtable chair to direct the discussion and report regularly to the AARC Board of Directors. The Roundtable would also provide an avenue for educational programming.

If you are interested in joining a Simulation Roundtable, please take our brief survey. The survey deadline is June 1.