Directors: Rui Maio | Raquel Santos | Francisca Leite | Cristina Pestana | Kris Maes | José Luís Passos Coelho
Simulation techniques are being applied today in a variety of training programs designed to enhance the skills of healthcare providers across clinical specialties. There is strong evidence that simulation training translates to better quality of care, improved patient outcomes, and contributes to lowering overall healthcare costs.
The Simulation in Oncology session will introduce the use of simulation as a powerful learning tool in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuous clinical education, present innovative equipments and technologies, and address the shift in focus toward outcome-based training. The importance of rigorous teamwork and clinical operational excellence will be emphasized, with a remarkable talk on how F1 pit stop techniques can be translated successfully to healthcare practice. An overview of the MD Anderson Simulation Center will help us understand how simulation can be successfully incorporated into the training program of one of best cancer centers in the world. Finally, we will explore the future of medical education and simulation in this era of continuous change.