The III Latin American Congress of Clinical Simulation took place between November 6 and November 9 at Universidad Latina’s San Pedro Campus. Costa Rica competed internationally to be selected as the host country presenting the latest trends in the world of medical simulation.
Universidad Latina, in conjunction with the American Association of Medical Simulation, delivered a number of seminars and workshops, which aim to reveal new learning strategies in this field of studies. The conference focuses on research, teaching, development and evaluation in clinical simulation labs, as well as global best practices and the benefits they have in the medical learning process.
This international conference is promoting the new teaching methodology that Universidad Latina employs with their students including the use of pre-hospital simulations. With the opening of the new Medical Sciences Building, the university houses a real hospital simulations, mannequins, actors and high technology that allow students to practice the different experiences that take place on a daily basis in hospitals through clinical scenarios.
"The goal we have as an institution is to open the doors to a new way of learning, both for professionals and students, and publicize the most innovative practices in the world on issues of clinical simulation, something that is being done in different countries around the world," said Yasmín Ramos, coordinator of Universidad Latina’s simulation hospital.
Among the various international experts that participated in the conference were Ian Curran, Director of Innovation and Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medicine at London Deanery, and Walter Eppich, pediatric emergency specialist at the Ann & Robert H. Children's Hospital of Chicago, world renowned leaders in the area of clinical simulation.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.