Confirmed Speaker

Prof Debra Nestel

Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University and Professor of Surgical Education, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne

Debra Nestel is Professor of Surgical Education, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne and Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University, Australia. Debra is Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Simulation (www.advancesinsimulation.com), the journal of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM). She is program lead for the Master of Surgical Education (Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), a program designed for surgeons interested in advancing their educational practice. Debra co-leads the Master of Surgical Science, University of Melbourne – a program designed for junior doctors interested in pursuing a career in surgery. She is an honorary professorial fellow at Imperial College, London and Graduate Faculty Scholar in the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Central Florida. Debra leads a national program for simulation educators – NHET-Sim (www.nhet-sim.edu.au) and a state-based network in simulated patient methodology (www.vspn.edu.au). Debra has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers in health professions education, recently published a book on simulated patient methodology (2015), has edited a book on healthcare simulation to be published in 2016 and is now editing a book on surgical education for release in 2017. www.researchgate.net/profile/Debra_Nestel

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