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Advances in Simulation provides a forum to share scholarly practice to advance the use of simulation in the context of health and social care.

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Advances in Simulation is the official journal of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM).

SESAM was founded in 1994 in Copenhagen and aims to encourage and support the use of simulation in health care and medicine for the purpose of training and research. Key roles of SESAM are to develop and support the application of simulation in education, research, and quality management by facilitating collaborations and the exchange of technology and knowledge throughout Europe.

Proceedings of the Saudi Health Simulation Conference 2018

New Content ItemWe are pleased to publish the Proceedings of the Saudi Health Simulation Conference (SHSC) 2018. The Conference is an initiative of the Saudi Ministry of Health and the founding committee of the Saudi Simulation Society in Healthcare. For an overview of the supplement, read the Blog post by Debra Nestel & Hani Lababidi.

Editor profile

Prof Debra Nestel, Editor-in-Chief

Professor Debra Nestel is Professor of Simulation Education in Health Care at Monash University, and Professor of Surgical Education, University of Melbourne, Australia For over 25 years she has used simulation as an educational method in the context of health care. Professor Nestel has a particular interest in human-based simulations and is experienced in research and development of several simulation modalities.

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