Simulation Competition

An international team-based simulation competition

Director – Simulation programme: Prof Guillaume Alinier (Qatar)
Co-Director – Simulation programme: Prof Denis Oriot (France)

Chair: Dr Viliam Dobiáš (Slovakia)
Co-chairs: Dr David Kessler (USA), Dr Jan Maršálek (Czech Republic), Dr Jiří Staňa (Czech Republic)



The simulation competition is an event where Emergency Departments or Pre-hospital care teams from various countries will be able to compete against each other in a friendly way, through exposure to simulated clinical cases involving simulated patients (actors) or patient simulators (mannequins). The simulation competition will take place throughout the Congress and will require teams to take part in different scenarios. The performance of the teams will be evaluated by independent judges and the winning teams are those that achieve the highest number of points in their respective category: Students, with physician, without physician, in Emergency department or pre-hospital environment.

Areas evaluated include: safety on scene, history taking, physical examination, care and treatment, and optimal theoretical direction to the best suitable hospital. Situations will be varied and include internal and neurological diseases, trauma, psychiatric emergencies and paediatric emergencies. Standard ambulance equipment will be provided, though teams can use their own equipment if they desire.

Number of Participants per Team

A team is expected to include paramedics, nurses, and/or physicians according to national rules (usually 2-4 members). The teams that include physicians will be evaluated separately.

Simulation Competition Objectives

  • Team-specific objectives
    • Show correct approach to patients, diagnosis and treatment.
    • Compare the practice of different Emergency Medicine and Paramedic teams from different region and countries.
    • Perform treatment under pressure of competition and under the auspices of colleagues.
  • Judges and Observer objectives
    • Witness correct and incorrect practices and procedures
    • Become familiar with new approaches and techniques
    • Use knowledge gained from the competition in future education to improve the quality of patient care

Simulation Competition Process

The scenarios and their patients (actor or mannequin) should be considered as real. The same time limit will apply to each scenario for all teams. Participants will be expected to react to information gathered from history taking, physical examination, and treatment, and will have to provide adequate care accordingly. Judges may announce some specific information pending request for blood pressure, glycaemia, pulse rate, oxygen saturation, etc. Team members are expected to communicate with one another as well as with their patient during the scenarios. Towards the end of the scenario the team leader must announce to the judges how and where the patient will be transported. Judges will give points for each correct step according to a prescribed scenario sheet. After completing a scenario, each team will be invited to a session to discuss their performance with other team members and judges, according to international bodies and guidelines (like ERC, AHA, ILCOR, PTLS, ATLS, ALS, ACLS, ILS, etc).

Each team must present themselves during the opening session of the simulation competition on the first day of the conference. Do not miss this session!!!

Simulation Competition Rules

  • The team members should be registered for the Congress and available for the duration of the event.
  • The teams should be composed of 2 to 4 members from healthcare professions (physicians, nurses, paramedics, technicians, etc).
  • The teams will be able to speak in their own language during the scenarios.
  • The team members are expected to wear their work uniform or scrubs during the competition.
  • Registered teams  should send in advance of the conference three PowerPoint slides which introduce which country they are from, which hospital/service, and the team members (photo, name, profession, and whether or not they have already done such simulation activity).
  • Scenarios may be video recorded.
  • Scenarios may take place indoors (hospital-based and some pre-hospital cases) or outdoors (pre-hospital).

Participant Teams

TEAM A (France)

  • Claire ROGER
  • Jessica ROUCHE
  • Barbara VILLOING
  • Thomas LEREDU

TEAM B (France)

  • Nicolas DUBLANCHET
  • Benjamin ANDRE
  • Maylis VELTEN
  • Audrey SAULNIER

TEAM C (France)

  • Ibrahim MOUSTAPHA
  • Julie CONTENTI
  • Fouzia HEIRECHE
  • Olivier VUILLOT

TEAM D (France)

  • James BENIS
  • Sylvia GIESE
  • Nicolas GOFFINET
  • Pierre FIEUZAL

TEAM E (Italy)

  • Luca CARENZO
  • Anne Kathrin HEINRICH 

TEAM F (International)

  • Emad HASSAN
  • Françoise ARNAUD
  • Melek Sundé KILIC

TEAM G (Ireland)

  • John RYAN
  • Nigel SALTER
  • Eimhear QUINN
  • Eamonn MC MACKIN

TEAM H (Romania)

  • Alin CANCIU
  • Paul SLAVU

TEAM I (Romania)

  • Diana HARAMBAS
  • Cristina GOIA
  • Cristina CORODESCU


Registration is now closed.

This button will take you to the separate congress registration website (secure connection for online payment by card) where you can indicate your wish to participate in the 'Simulation Competition'. The Administrative Secretariat will then contact you to complete the registration of your team.


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[Last update: Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013]