Message from the Co - Chairs

Greetings from Pan Asia Simulation Society in Healthcare and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute!

We are pleased to bring you the 2nd PASSH regional conference in collaboration with DLSHSI!

Simulation-based education is recognized as one of the more effective education tools in health care education and is rapidly expanded and integrated to school or hospital-based curricula. To improve the outcome of simulation-based education, the region needs to urgently develop educators’ skills and to mentor each other through the sharing of our experiences. This conference is an excellent opportunity to meet this objective. Hence, our conference theme - “Building Bridges in Health Care Simulation”.

Apart from meeting regional needs, the need for simulation educator development is imminent in the Philippines as simulation-based components will be integrated into medical and healthcare curricula. DLSHSI takes the lead as your local partner in organizing this trail-blazing event. The organizing team put together scholarly and social events to engage simulation educators towards applying new techniques in educating our learners and towards successful networking and building ties with friends in the region. May our learners benefit from the effects and effectiveness of simulation in their own health care institutions and eventually benefit the patients.

To all our conference delegates, WELCOME. We hope that all of you will enjoy the conference and generate new ideas to apply in your education environment.

We are confident that you will benefit from this 2 and a half days of stimulating conference content.

Gen Ouchi MD CHSE
Assistant Professor
University of the Ryukyus, University Hospital, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine and Okinawa Clinical Simulation Center, Okinawa, JAPAN
University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine, Hawaii, U.S.A
Assistant Professor 4
Department of Biochemistry
Team Leader, Simulation College of Medicine
De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Philippines
Ederlyn T. Lumabi, RN, MAN
Associate Professor 5
Dean, College of Nursing
De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Philippines

Plenary Speakers

Associate Professor Michelle Kelly PhD MN BSc RN
Michelle Kelly PhD MN BSc RN
Associate Professor
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Michelle has the role of Director: Community of Practice in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University, Western Australia.

Within this new role, Michelle is responsible for enhancing the scholarship and pedagogy of healthcare simulation across School curricula and influencing the emerging program of IP simulation across the Faculty
of Health Sciences. External facing responsibilities encompass relationships with clinical partners, other academic institutions and professional simulation societies locally, nationally and internationally.

Involvement with emerging and professional simulation groups, including project work, continues at Curtin University and extends beyond Australia to the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific countries. Research areas include: simulation and clinical judgement for practice; simulation and ICT within curricula; and best practice guidelines for OSCEs. Michelle has authored 27 peer reviewed articles in healthcare and simulation and is one of 4 editors of: Healthcare Simulation Education – Evidence, Theory and Practice to be published in 2017.

Michelle has experience in the design of simulation learning spaces (five projects); and conducts research and supervises HDR students in simulation, and a range of healthcare related topics.

Roles in simulation:
  • Past Chair, Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Associate Editor – Advances in Simulation
  • Editorial Board – Clinical Simulation in Nursing
  • Executive Committee Member - NHETSim (national training program for healthcare simulation)
  • Localising the NLN simulation scenarios for the Australian and New Zealand market.
  • Localising vSim (Laerdal Medical) for the Australian and New Zealand market.
  • International reviewer for the INACSL simulation standards
J. Hurley Myers, Ph.D.
J. Hurley Myers, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Dr. Myers is Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. During his tenure at Southern Illinois University, he participated in all aspects of curriculum development and administration, including serving as an Assistant Dean for Medical Education (Student Affairs) and chairman of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

Dr. Myers is an award-winning teacher. He received SIU School of Medicine’s Master Teacher Award, the Golden Apple teaching award, and was voted outstanding teacher by preclinical year medical students numerous times.

As a medical scientist, Dr. Myers published over 50 articles and abstracts related to various areas of experimental hypertension, coronary heart disease, vascular smooth muscle function, health promotion, and the application of technology to education.

Dr. Myers is a past president of the Illinois Affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA). He was also a member of numerous national AHA committees, including serving as a member of the national AHA Board of Directors. During his term with the AHA, Dr. Myers received American Heart’s prestigious “Award of Merit” in recognition of his outstanding volunteer service in the development of AHA's national education/community programs.