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The future of simulation is here!

16th Annual Kansas City Healthcare Simulation Conference

Friday, September 20, 2024

Leading simulation experts from Johns Hopkins University usher you into exciting new innovations in simulation:

  • Building World-class Resuscitation Training Programs – Evolving simulation to save more lives
  • Professional Development – Creating a career for Simulation Educators and Researchers
  • Incorporating Technology Into Your Simulation Program


Elizabeth Hunt, Kristen Brown, Sandy Swoboda, Geoffrey Miller

Left to Right: Elizabeth A. Hunt, MD, MPH, PhD; Kristen Brown, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE-A, FAAN; Sandy Swoboda, RN, MS, FCCM; and Geoffrey T. Miller, PhD(c), EMT-P, FSSH

Elizabeth HuntElizabeth A. Hunt, MD, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Betsy Hunt is a Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the inaugural David S. and Marilyn M. Zamierowski Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center.

She's known as an Innovator, developing the instructional method of Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice and the role of the CPR Coach for cardiac arrest management. She is currently working with hospitals around the world implementing the CPR Coach role and other in-hospital cardiac arrest quality programs.

Kristen BrownKristen Brown, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE-A, FAAN
Associate Professor
Simulation Strategic Projects Lead

Dr. Kristen Brown is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the Simulation Strategic Projects Lead for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. In her faculty role, she develops simulation curriculum, plans innovative, immersive training events and studies simulation as a teaching method.

Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Brown completed a two-year simulation fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. She was the first nurse to be named the Zamierowski Simulation Fellow. Her passion for simulation education stems from her years in clinical practice as a pediatric critical care nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced® (CHSE-A) by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. In her faculty role, she has incorporated simulation into advanced practice nursing programs, and she has also led the efforts to implement and study new technology to provide innovative solutions for distance learning, including telepresence robots and virtual simulation, including screen-based and virtual reality platforms (VR) across all programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Sandy SwobodaSandy Swoboda, RN, MS, FCCM
Department of Surgery Research Program Coordinator
Pre-licensure Masters Entry Program Simulation

Sandy Swoboda has a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. As a Simulation Educator for the Masters Entry into Nursing Practice, she has over 25 years of experience as an educator, lecturer and mentor in the clinical setting.

She was the co-lead site coordinator for the NCSBN Simulation Study. Areas of expertise include the pedagogy of simulation, clinical instruction, faculty development, IPE simulation, virtual reality, sim evaluation, OSCEs, SP training, cultural dexterity, moral resilience, burnout and communication. She has over 30 years of clinical trial experience as a Research Program Coordinator in the Department of Surgery for studies in critically ill patients, surgical initiatives in surgical residency training and medical school education.

Geoffrey MillerGeoffrey T. Miller, PhD(c), EMT-P, FSSH
Associate Professor
Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center
Affiliate Faculty Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Geoffrey T. Miller is a Medical and Health Professions Educator and Associate Professor in the Dept. of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is the David S. and Marilyn M. Zamierowski Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center and a Visiting Professor at Taipei Medical University.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he was the Senior Research Scientist and Division Chief of the Medical Modeling, Simulation, Informatics & Visualization (MMSIV) Division at the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), U. S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), Director of Simulation, Technology and Research and Associate Professor, School of Health Professions at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

His research has been funded by the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, J9 Directorate, Defense Health Agency Joint Program Committee 1, Department of Health and Human Services, and State of Florida Department of Health focusing on simulation-based educational activities, curriculum development, educational outcomes, and translational analysis, with an emphasis on the creation and improvement of clinical performance assessment using advanced educational technology, modeling and simulation, specializing in immersive virtual environments, serious gaming and innovative educational technology development.

Who should attend?

This conference is ideal for academic healthcare educators, simulation practitioners, operation specialists, and simulation staff:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory care
  • Emergency medical services
  • Simulation administrators
  • Allied health
  • Psychologists
  • Organizations with simulation programs
  • Behavioral sciences
  • Simulation operations specialists