Message from the ASSH Chair

Message from the ASSH Chair - September 2016

Dear ASSH Member

It always amazes me how quickly the year progresses!  Winter is behind us, the weather is warming up an SimHealth is only weeks away.

It has been a busy year.  May saw the launch of the new Health eNews which will be circulated bi-monthly highlighting the work of ASSH members and simulation centres around Australia.  We welcome contributions to the newsletter, so if you have any ideas please email and let us know what you would like to see or make a contribution.  ASSH has also taken to social media with the creation of a Twitter account.  This will assist you in keeping up to date with all things simulation related both here and abroad.  Make sure you follow us @ASSH_simaust.

We are continuing to work on a certification / fellowship program for ASSH and continue discussions with both SSH and INACSL to provide various avenues for our members toward recognition for their skills and knowledge in the area of simulation education and operations.  Although a slow process we are progressing and hope to have further announcements in the near future about MOUs and programs.

The Australasian Simulation Congress (ASC): SimHealth planning is nearing completion and will be a great event for sharing our work and networking.  If you haven’t registered make sure you do soon.  Master Classes are on the Monday and if you can’t make it to the whole Congress, Master Classes can be attended without full Congress registration.  Make sure you visit to find out more.

The recent ASSH election has seen Dr Stephen Guinea elected to the executive.  Congratulations to Steve and thank you to all those who nominated.  Mr Phil Truskett will be coming off the executive in late September when Steve starts his two-year appointment.

Best Wishes,


Robert O'Brien
Chair - Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare (ASSH)