SimHealth Keynote Speaker

Dr Adam Cheng

Director, Research and Development, KidSIM Simulation Program, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, University of Calgary

Adam Cheng is Director of Research and Development, KidSIM Simulation Program at Alberta Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada. Dr Cheng oversees simulation educator faculty development at the national level for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is chair and co-founder of the INSPIRE network, an international research simulation collaborative with over 120 institutions, focused on improving outcomes of critically ill children. He has served on the Board of Directors of both the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the International Pediatric Simulation Society. He has provided leadership for various international simulation conferences and delivered lectures and workshops at conferences around the world. Dr Cheng is established researcher with interests in cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and debriefing, and has conducted numerous multicenter simulation-based research trials. He has edited three textbooks, authored the 2010 Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor training manual, and co-authored the Education chapter of the 2015 American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation guidelines.

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