More than 20 members of Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation and a collaboration between OSF HealthCare and the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP), were chosen to make presentations at the 2019 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), January 26 – 30.

The annual conference is the largest gathering of simulation health care professionals in the world. It's an event where more than 2,500 hundred attendees can learn best practices from each other, find areas for collaboration and hear about the latest industry specific products.

There are well over 100 workshops and presentations over the course of three days. Ten of those presentations come from Jump Sim and UICOMP personnel.

Learn more about these presentations below.

Broselow Training through Augmented Reality

Sunday, January 27 | 3:00 - 7:00 pm


Presenter: Kyle Formella

Design and Creation of a Low-fidelity Ultrasound-guided Cannulation Simulator Utilizing the Unity™ Game Engine

Sunday, January 27 | 3:00 – 7:00 pm

SimVentors Showcase

Presenters: Kyle Formella, Jump Medical Visualization (Scott Barrows & Eric Ou, Jump Medical Visualization submission)

Mass Casualty Triage Training in VR: Mastering Disaster with Technology

Sunday, January 27 | 3:00 - 7:00 pm


Presenter: Dr. Matthew Bramlet

Description: Utilizing VR authoring software, a complete Mass Casualty Incident Triage Training experience (with assessment) was created from simple diagrams and movies taken on an iPhone.

ROI: The Game!

Sunday, January 27 | 3:00 – 7:00 pm

SimVentors Showcase
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Barker

Interactive Intelligent Avatar-Based Simulation Case Development Process

Sunday, January 27 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Research Abstract

Presenter: Dr. Teresa Lynch

Description: Virtual standardized patient (VP) cases were developed by UICOM-P faculty using the USC Standard Patient© avatar-based platform, in order to provide an additional assessment tool for first-year residents in a High Value Care (HVC) curriculum. The case authoring process required faculty to customize avatar response content, ensure the avatars responded appropriately to learner queries, and arrive at consensus on scoring and feedback items. Post-simulation analysis provided faculty with insights into learner test ordering, while learner feedback gave insight into areas for improvement for future case iterations.

Virtual Standardized Patient Cases in a High Value Care Curriculum: Pilot Testing for Correlation with Other Markers of Performance

Sunday, January 27 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Research Abstract

Presenter: Dr. William Bond

Description: In this pilot study, first-year residents were exposed to virtual standardized patient (VP) simulations to explore the feasibility of incorporating VP simulation into an existing curriculum focused on High Value Care (HVC). VP simulation allows for rapid, repeated presentation of multiple cases, standard avatar responses, and immediate formative feedback. Results, while not statistically significant, suggest that performance on VP simulation is positively correlated with performance on standardized participant (SP) simulations.

Simulation Debriefing: Enhanced Needs Assessment (SDENA) to Augment Gap Analysis in Health Care Quality Improvement

Sunday, January 27 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Poster Abstract

Presenter: Kyle Mou 

KneeView: A Virtual Education Window for Musculoskeletal Training

Monday, January 28 | 1:30 PM

Presenters: David Dominguese, UICOMP (Scott Barrows, Jump Medical Visualization submission)

Author, Editor, Simulation Specialist

Sunday, January 27 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM


Presenters: Megan Springer, Chris Larkner

Description: We will be exploring the concept of utilizing simulation specialist to their maximum potential within a simulation center. Identifying different backgrounds that simulation specialist offer to a simulation center and how you can utilize their knowledge and experience but also identifying their limitations.

Exploring Best Practices in Simulation Methodology Evaluation: Virtual Reality

Monday, January 28 | 3:00 pm

Silent Disco

Presenter: Earl Power Murphy


  • Participants will be able to describe the current state of VR simulation-based education program evaluation.

  • Participants will be able to outline the need for cooperative effort to evaluate various simulation-based educational modalities.

  • Participants will be able to apply tools to evaluate impact of virtual reality SBME.

Launching a successful STEAM Program

Monday, January 28 | 3:00 – 4:30 pm


Presenters: Noël Adams, Kristi Sanders

Related Content: Growing a Simulation STEAM Program | Jump Simulation Blog


  • Describe the ROI of health care focused STEAM programming for a Simulation Center.

  • Identify simulation program resources that can be utilized in STEAM programming.

  • Construct a STEAM program implementation plan.

Central Venous Catheter Training: Standardization Across Specialties Pays Off

Tuesday, January 29 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM


Presenter: Ruth Lane

Description: The aim of this panel discussion is to provide participants with a summary of our CVC simulation program and to provide a summary of an economic analysis of the current annual value of the associated cost avoidance. Our program provides standardize education and training across multiple disciplines and specialties. We aim to enhance human performance, reduce clinical errors, provide better outcomes and decrease avoidable healthcare costs.

Witness-Discern-Act: An Interactive Cycle of Program Evaluation to Support ROI

Tuesday, January 29 | 10:00 – 11:30 am


Presenters: Dr. Lisa Barker, Ruth Lane


  • Learners will be able to describe at least 5 measures for assessing quality and providing feedback for simulation education programming.

  • Participants will identify possible etiologies of significant difference(s) between anticipated program impact and actual implemented performance and outcome measures.

  • Learners will identify at least 1 tool that can be implemented, in their home work environment, to assist in a systematic simulation education program evaluation.

Surprisingly Fast and Simple Construction of Virtual Reality Learning Modules from Concept to Application

Tuesday, January 29 | 10:00 – 11:30 am

Silent Disco

Presenter: Shannon Egli

Scaling Up: Leveraging Simulation for State-Wide Patient Safety

Wednesday, January 30 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Panel Presentation
Jump Presenters: John Vozenilek, MD, William Bond, MD MS, Lisa Barker MD