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The 5th SHSC Welcome Messages

After an extraordinary pause for two consecutive seasons, here we are again with an updated look, pleased to announce the launching of the fifth edition of The Saudi Health Simulation Conference (SHSC2022). It is the pleasure of the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia to invite you in this regional unique conference to build bridges of cooperation with the specialized and distinguished national and international authorities and institutions in the field of healthcare education.

We are confident that this conference will enhance the integration of the health education and training system with healthcare transformation projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition to its leading role in ensuring professionalism and efficiency, which will contribute to providing a safe and high-quality medical service that keeps pace with the steps of progress and prosperity witnessed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in light of Vision 2030.

Mr. Abdulrahman A. Alaiban
Chairman of the Supreme Committee,
Deputy Minister for Human Resources,
Ministry of Health

The Saudi Health Simulation Conference (SHSC) has successfully provided an impactful platform over the years for global experts in this field. It has showcased invaluable experiences and imparted immense wealth of knowledge.

The goals of this conference are aligned with the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision, as well as its ambitious pursuit to achieve the national strategic healthcare goals by placing healthcare simulation at the forefront of transformation and development of the national healthcare workforce. This conference embraces the vital role of promoting and strengthening the Kingdom’s pioneering role in health professional education and innovation by providing the most advanced and emergent healthcare simulation topics, proposed by our foremost local and global experts.

The overall aim is to contribute to the goal of achieving best healthcare practices supported by the pivotal role of healthcare simulation in the workforce and mentorship in the national health sector.

We are honored to welcome you and extend our best wishes for a successful conference on the journey towards professional excellence.

Dr. Sami Alsolamy, MD, MBA, MPH,
Assistant Deputy Minister for Human Resources Development,
Ministry of Health

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am pleased to welcome you to the 5th Saudi Health Simulation Conference (SHSC2022). The SHSC was developed to accommodate all healthcare professionals to participate in five consecutive days (6-10 November 2022), under its slogan “Healthcare Simulation and Beyond”.

Fourteen specialized sessions will be presented and addressed by renowned lecturers and specialists, both locally & internationally, as well as 40 workshops. All sessions are targeting different segments of healthcare practitioners, educators, and relevant companies, with one of the largest specialized exhibitions in the region. Speakers’ participation will be focused on varied tracks to enhance the experience of participants during the five days.

Contributions are based on five attractive themes: (I) Optimizing the utilization of healthcare simulation in education research and assessment; (II) Promoting the impact of healthcare simulation applications on healthcare quality and patient safety; (III) Trends in healthcare simulation administration; (IV) Advancements and innovations in healthcare simulation; (V) And expanding the potentials of healthcare simulation in supporting the future of healthcare.

We are enthusiastically waiting for you to be part of our success.

Mr. Ahmed Alfehaid
Chairman of the Organizing Committee,
Director General, Training and Academic Affairs,
Ministry of Health

I am pleased to announce and welcome you all to the 5th Saudi Health Simulation Conference (SHSC) 2022. The conference’s theme: “Healthcare Simulation and Beyond: Passion, Purpose, and People” was chosen by the scientific committee to embrace the benefits of Healthcare Simulation.

As the increasing needs of simulation and the community of simulation practice have grown significantly, this conference will provide five days of an extended program full of interesting plenary sessions, discussions, workshops, competitions, and activities presented by national and international expert speakers.

The fifth version of the Saudi Health Simulation Conference (SHSC) 2022 continues to imbody the knowledge transfer of information of pre-covid and was preceded by four successful conferences. Initiated with the original theme: “Orienting the Community About Simulation Concepts;” followed by: “focusing on Simulation Use in Education and Patient Safety”. The third edition of the conference’s theme supported the Kingdom’s vision 2030. In 2019 - Prior COVID - the simulation community utilized the conference to unify efforts by connecting and collaborating. The impact of these conferences was Visible and this year we are looking to move the simulation community beyond Passion, Purpose & People.

All my Gratitude to anyone who makes this success story happen, and special thanks to my colleagues on the Scientific Committee. They have worked hard to translate all efforts and participation into a successful conference.

We look forward to seeing you physically or online between 6-10 November 2022 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Usamah Alzoraigi
Chairman of SHSC 2022 Scientific Committee