Annual Conference

2019 Conference

INACSL Conference, 2019
June 19-22, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Conference Hotel: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

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Coference Objectives

  • Experience the newest innovations in nursing simulation and learning resources while revisiting tried-and-true methodologies.
  • Explore future simulation opportunities using evidence based practice.
  • Determine new directions for simulation and learning resource centers.
  • Explore strategies to integrate technology in curriculum and practice.
  • Examine the challenges of managing nursing simulation/learning resource centers.
  • Network with collegues and experts.



The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning(INACSL) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.



Keynote Presentation - Leadership in Healthcare: Crossing Boundaries, presented by Jillann Farmer, MD

Dr. Jillann Farmer is the Director of the Medical Services Division of the United Nations, based at the headquarters in New York.  Prior to this, she was the Medical Director of the Patient Safety Centre in Queensland Health, and the inaugural Director of the Clinician Performance Support Service. Jillann worked for the Medical Board of Queensland, building the Health Assessment and Monitoring Program for management of registrants with illnesses that impact on their ability to practice.  She also lead a program of national reforms to the way Medicare Australia  interacted with Practitioners whose practice had been identified as significantly different to Peers.   She has been a Director of Medical Services at a mid-size acute Hospital, and a Senior Medical Officer Emergency Medicine.  She holds fellowships of both the RACGP and the College of Medical Administrators. 

In her current role, which she took up in October 2012,  Jillann has overarching responsibility for the UN’s internal healthcare system, which involves care for UN Personnel dispersed throughout the world, sometimes in difficult and dangerous locations.  This includes over 400 healthcare services, ranging from primary care clinics, military forward medical services, to Level 3 hospitals.  She is also the Chair of the UN interagency network of Medical Directors, the peak body for Occupational health in the UN system.

During 2014, she led the UN’s internal response to Ebola, allowing the safe deployment of UN personnel into the Ebola Outbreak area, and ensuring delivery of healthcare services to them throughout the crisis.  Her current areas of priority focus are peacekeeping health reform, Rollout of a UN Occupational Safety and Health Framework, and implementation of the recently endorsed UN system Mental Health Strategy.


Plenary Session - Stretching Perceptions of Simulation, presented by Petrea Andersen, PhD (Victoria), MA (Ng), PG Cert Applied Arts, ADN, BHSc (Ng), CATE, RN.

Associate Professor Patrea Andersen PhD (Victoria), MA (Ng), PG Cert Applied Arts, ADN, BHSc (Ng), CATE, RN.

Patrea has extensive academic experience in Nursing Education. As Academic Director for Simulation and Visualisation for the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Patrea’s primary focus is on utilisation of advanced technologies in simulation and curricula integration. She is also the Portfolio Leader for Simulation and Practice Learning for Undergraduate Programmes for the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at USC. Her research interests include clinical education, simulation (including visualisation and game-based simulation, AR and VR applications), patient safety, professional competence and issues impacting on the preparation and development of health professionals. Patrea was the recipient of an Department of Education Office of learning and Teaching (OLT) citation for leadership in simulation in 2015 and is a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Senior Fellow. Patrea is a founding member of the academic group that developed the Tag Team and Tag Team Patient Safety simulation modality. She holds a number of governance roles including Chair of the Australian simulation education collective InSPIRE, and is the Australian chair for SimGHOST Australia.