HPSN Annual 2010

Tampa, FL USA
Mar 2, 2010 - Mar 4, 2010

HPSN is the premier education conference for all medical simulation users with leaders from all ends of the globe coming to take part in this incredible learning event. It’s hosted by METI and is offered for FREE to anyone interested in medical simulation and education. Whether you use METI or any other brand of simulator, HPSN is the ultimate place to discover hands-on tricks and tips for optimizing simulation in your learning environment. Don't miss this opportunity to network with up to 1,500 medical education simulation experts in a casual, cooperative and informative setting. Register now for HPSN 2011!

HPSN10 Wrap up Now Available

Click on the Wrap up tab above to view workshop materials, Lou Oberndorf's keynote presentation and a photo slideshow from HPSN10.

Click here for the HPSN10 Conference Program*

Learning Revolution
HPSN10 was a celebration Lou's 14 years of leadership, the achievements and explosive growth of METI, and the tremendous contributions to patient safety and saving lives.

Tuesday, March 2 at 9:00am: Special Tribute at Opening Session with Lou followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • Ed Martin, MD, Rear Admiral (Ret), US Public Health Service and Chairman Emeritus, Martin, Blanck & Associates (Panel Chair)
  • Michael Good, MD, Dean, College of Medicine at the University of Florida and inventor of the Human Patient Simulator
  • Greg Powell, MD, President and CEO of the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS)
  • Patricia Ann Holden-Huchton RN, DSN, CNE, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Texas Woman’s University
  • Major General John Parker, MD, FACS, FCCP, Medical Corps, United States Army (ret)


Workshops & Courses

HPSN10 offered a full line of hands-on workshops and pre-conference training courses.Whether you use METI or any other brand of simulator, HPSN is the ultimate place to discover hands-on tricks and tips for optimizing simulation in your learning environment. Register now for HPSN 2011!

Click here for the HPSN10 Conference Program*


Click on the Wrap Up section for all HPSN10 Workshop Materials





At HPSN10, more than 100 free workshops were offered and presented by leading educators in the field of medical simulation. Whether you're a physician, nurse or paramedic, and regardless of what brand of simulator you use, you'll find workshops that will motivate and inspire you to take learning with simulation to a whole new level!

HPSN10 Workshops

A list of workshops that were featured at HPSN10 are listed below. Click on "More" to view the description of each workshop. The materials related to the HPSN10 workshops will be provided under the Wrap Up section.

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"Fun"damentals of Physical Assessment

Facilitators: Kristina Petrey, RN, MSN, CCRN; Donna Ricketts, MSN, RN, OCN, CNE

"Got Brains?" Use and Effectiveness of Charting in Clinical Simulation

Facilitators: Patti Nervino, MSN, MS, RN; Trina Jaynes; Adam Gabrielsen; Cheryl Jacobson

"TeleSimulation": A Tool for Nurse Practitioner Education and Evaluation

Facilitators: Jeffrey Orledge, MD; Anna Lerant, MD; Kristi Henderson, CFNP, CACNP, FAEN; John McCarter, MD; Robert Galli, MD

A Capstone Scenario

Facilitators: Isaac Smith; Ejim Sule

A Day in the Life

Facilitators: Jeffrey LeBlanc; Michael Gosselin, NREMT

A Day in the Life of an Obstetrical Patient

Facilitators: Vickie Reiff, RN, CNM, MSN, RN, CNM, MSN; Lynn White, RN, MSN, CNS; Lynde Rainboth RN, MSN, RN MSN

A Systematic Review of Simulation in Continuing Healthcare Education

Facilitator: Sharon Elliott

Air Force Medical Modeling and Simulation...the Way Ahead

Facilitator: Shae Peters, YH 03, MBA, MS, MS

Alpha to Omega: Use of Simulation Throughout the CRNA Curriculum

Facilitators: Jennifer Osborn, CRNA, MS; Bernard Gilligan, CRNA, DNP, MS

Be a Trend Setter - Create Your Own Professional Organization!

Facilitators: Joann Sullivan-Mann MSN, RNC; Jane Crenshaw, RN, BA, MS; Bonita Gordon, RN,BSN,MS; Mary Sizemore, MSM, RN, NCSN

Be All You Can Be! HPS Picks New Careers

Facilitators: Hicham Rahmouni, MBA; Gabi Waite, PHD; Ellen Hughes

Beyond the Simulation Lab and Back Again

Facilitator: Donna Mead, O.B.E

Business Plan Development & Strategic Planning for New Simulation Programs

Facilitator: Elisabeth Wright, ME

Calculating IV Meds Confidently: The New eDose Injectable Therapy Module

Facilitators: Christie Pawley; Keith Weeks, PhD, RN, BSc (Hons), BEd, DipN; Norman Woolley

Challenges of Introducing Clinical Sim for Nursing Practice Assessment

Facilitators: Allison Wiseman; Jacqueline England, RGN, DPSN, BSc (Hons), MA, EA

Check Choke, Shock

Facilitator: Jun Hou Huang

Clinical Judgment in Simulation: Partnering Service and Academia

Facilitators: Lynn White, RN, MSN, CNS; Deborah Letcher; Kim Leighton, PhD, RN, CNE

Clinical Replacement: It Can be Done!!!

Facilitator: Kim Beechler

Code Blue Blues

Facilitators: Jane Leavy; Christina Hunter; Calvin Vanderhoff; Patricia (Patty) Ravert

Creating Action Plans: Pre-Briefing Concept Mapping

Facilitator: Cathleen Deckers

Curriculum Development and Simulation

Facilitators: Stefan Mönk; Jochen Vollmer

Debriefing for Physicians

Facilitators: Edward T. Bope, MD; Susan Davy; Jennifer Beard

Designing a Mobile Simulation Lab

Facilitator: Susan Forve, MBA, M.Ed

Dust Off Those Simulators - Train the Faculty! An International Success Story

Facilitator: Cathy King, RN, CCRN

ECS Visits NC Nursing Homes: Itinerant Model Approach Training in LTC

Facilitators: Mandy Richards, RN, MSN; Carol Durham; Polly Welsh, RN.C.

Essentials of Simulation: Designing a Solid Foundation for Success

Facilitators: Anita Korbe, DHSc, APRN, BC, CNE; Joye McElroy, RN, MSN, CEN, RN, MSN, CEN

Extreme Sim: iStan takes Mobile Sim to a New Level

Facilitator: Greg Schmidt, RN, BScN

Fast Track Evaluation of Fundamental Nursing Students

Facilitators: James Holland, MSN, RN, RRT, RCP; Stephen Shirlock, MSN, RN, MSM, RRT, RCP, LNHA

Game-Based Learning: Preparing your Students for Simulation

Facilitators: Eric Bauman, PhD, RN, Paramedic; Lianne Stephenson

Get Your Money's Worth: Debrief!

Facilitator: Kim Leighton, PhD, RN, CNE

Getting the Most from Your BabySIM and PediaSIM

Facilitators: Judy Johnson-Russell; Beth Cannata

Hands-on Demonstration of Integrating Simulation into Trauma Care

Facilitators: Ted Adelmann, RN, EMT-P; Paul Munger, RN, CEN, EMT-P

Head-to-Toe in Five Minutes

Facilitators: Edward Avrutin, RN, MSN, CNS; Mary Pieper-Warren, MSN, RN

High Fidelity Patient Simulation Faculty Orientation Program

Facilitator: Nelda Hobbs, MSN, RN

High Fidelity Simulation Improves Skill Retention in ACLS Skills Training

Facilitators: Dawn Schocken, MPH, Ph.D.c; Brad Peckler; Sunmeng Chen; Daniella Schocken

How Effective is High Fidelity Simulation in Reducing Patient Risk

Facilitator: Andrew Sutton, MSc BSc(Hons) RN

Improved Drugs for Simulation

Facilitators: Stefan Mönk; Jochen Vollmer; Wolfgang Heinrichs

Incorporating Simulation in Therapeutic Hypothermia Training

Facilitators: Nelson Pena, RRT; J. Douglas Shaw, RN

Integration of METI eDose into a Nursing School Curriculum

Facilitator: Katherine Ingram, MSN, RN

Interprofessional Collaboration in Simulation: Physical Therapy and Nursing

Facilitators: Mary Lopez, PhD, RN, ONC; Patricia Shakhshir, PhD, RN RN-BC

Is Your Nursing Staff Competent?

Facilitator: Jackie Lollar, DNP, RN

It's All in the Click of a Key: Taking Debriefing Online

Facilitator: Jocelyn Nelms, MS, RN

Learning & Assessing Cognitive Competence in Injectable Medicines Therapy

Facilitators: Keith Weeks, PhD, RN, BSc (Hons), BEd, DipN; Norman Woolley

Lights, Camera, Action! LIVE! A Multidisciplinary Simulation

Facilitators: Joy Thomason MSN, RN; Jessica Suiter, MSN, RN; Sherrie Turner

Linebacker Stan: On-Field Care of the Spine Injured Athlete

Facilitators: Micki Cuppett, EdD, ATC; Dawn Schocken, MPH, Ph.D.c; Fred Slone, MD

Making Safe Moving and Handling Integral to Simulation

Facilitators: Cilla Jones, RGN, MSc, Cert Ed; Allison Wiseman

Meet METIman

Facilitator: Nic Tekancic

METI Goes Dental

Facilitator: Ian Robertson, RGN

Mobile Simulation on a Shoestring

Facilitator: John Davanzo

Mobile Simulation: The Pediatric Critical Care (PCC) Network Approach

Facilitator: Linda Daniel

Müse for iStan

Facilitator: Adam Reading

National Patient Safety Goals/Simulation Scenario


Nurse Residency Foundations

Facilitator: Frances Todd, RN MSN

Nurse Residency Optimization

Facilitator: Wendy Jo Wilkinson, MSN, ARNP

PACT: Simulation Training in Intensive Care

Facilitators: Stefan Mönk; Jochen Vollmer

PediaSIM and BabySIM Demonstration

Facilitator: METI Sales Team

Pediatric H1N1

Facilitators: Lee B. Smith, MD, JD; Melvin Wright, DO; Dan Summers


Facilitator: Wilson Ariza

PNCI Scenarios in the Classroom

Facilitator: Marilyn Lee, RN, MN, PhD

Principles and Applications of Modeling and Simulation of Human Physiology

Facilitator: Willem Van Meurs, Ph.D.

Process Improvement in Surgery

Facilitators: Neal Seymour, MD; Gladys Fernandez, MD

Putting Wheels on High Fidelity Simulation and the Classroom Experience

Facilitator: Carranda Barkdoll, RN, MSN, CRNP, CEN, PHRN

Safety First: Promoting Safe Behaviors through Simulation

Facilitators: Katherine McKenna, BSN, RN, CCRN; Laika Steiger

Safety in Numbers: Teamwork Focus as a Culture of Safety in Simulation

Facilitator: Denise Dawkins

Safety through Teamwork: Surgical Team Training

Facilitators: Neal Seymour, MD; Gladys Fernandez, MD

Safety-Directed Surgical Scenario Writing

Facilitators: Neal Seymour, MD; Gladys Fernandez, MD

Setting the Simulation Integration Stategy

Facilitator: Rena Boss-Victoria, DrPH, MSN, RN, CNS

SimCenter Design

Facilitator: Malvin Whang, AIA, LEED AP

Simulated OR Case Development

Facilitators: Neal Seymour, MD; Gladys Fernandez, MD

Simulated Preop/PACU/SICU Case Development

Facilitators: Neal Seymour, MD; Gladys Fernandez, MD

Simulation and Clinical Coaches

Facilitator: Marianne Adoryan, MSN, MA, RN-BC

Simulation Effectiveness Tool

Facilitators: Marilyn Lee, RN, MN, PhD; Victoria Elfrink Cordi, Ph.D., RN-BC

Simulation for Assessing Professional Competence

Facilitators: Cheng WeiChun, MD; Ming-Chen Hsieh

Simulation to the Rescue: Developing Staff for a New Ambulatory Emergency Care Center

Facilitators: Dawn Oder-Colletti, RN; Maribeth Desiongco, MaEd, BSN, RN-BC; Ron Bass, MAEd, BSN, RN-BC

Simulation Training for Trauma

Facilitators: Dinker Pai; Ashokka Balakrishnan, MD

Simulation-Learning from Teams

Facilitators: Ben Stobbe, RN, MBA; John Gabis, MD FAAFP CPE

Simulation's Learning Transactions

Facilitator: Janet Hughen, MSN, RN

Skills, Simulations and Success (Oh My!)

Facilitators: Christina Hunter; Jane Leavy; Calvin Vanderhoff; Patricia (Patty) Ravert

SRNA Metamorphosis . . . Transforming Panic to Proficiency

Facilitators: Pamela Binns-Turner, PhD, CRNA, APN; Molly Wright, CRNA

Stem to Stern in Simulation Strategy

Facilitators: Jennifer Richard, MSN, RN; Dawn Mabry, MSN, RN, CNE; Kristen Morris, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC; Carol Greulich, MSN, RN

Student Nurses' Experiences of Simulation in Preparation for Practice

Facilitator: Stephen Prescott

Student Performance Assessment Across the Curriculum

Facilitator: Maribeth Hercinger, PhD, RN

Teaching End of Life Care

Facilitator: Kathleen Ducey, ARNP, MS, AOCN

Teamwork in the Emergency Room

Facilitators: Jochen Vollmer; Stefan Mönk

Temporary Transvenous Pacing: Simulation Benefits of a Rare Procedure

Facilitators: Rahul Bhat, MD; Kevin Reed, MD, FACEP, FAAEM; Sangeeta Wood, MD

The Learning Transfer Tool

Facilitators: Marilyn Lee, RN, MN, PhD; Victoria Elfrink Cordi, Ph.D., RN-BC

Training Concept for a Large Private Hospital Chain in Germany

Facilitators: Wolfgang Heinrichs; Matina Heinrichs

Use of Simulation to Assess Clinical Comps in Medical Students & Residents

Facilitators: George Luck; David Sandau; Mark Goldstein

Use of Simulator-Based Mock Code Drills to Improve Code Team Performance

Facilitators: Michelle Schweinfurth, RN, MSN, CCRN; Jeffrey Orledge, MD; Anna Lerant, MD; Adam Bollaert

Using an Interdisciplinary Approach to Facilitate Learning

Facilitators: Kathy Leigh, RN, CNS, MSN; Amy Sampson, RN BSN

Using HPS and DVD in Simulation

Facilitators: Tom Doyle, MS, RN; Kevin Davies, RRC, QHN, PhD, MA, RN, PGCE

Using Simulation to Enhance the Process of Neonatal Resuscitation

Facilitator: Gayle Taylor, RNC, MSN, CCE

Using STAN to Teach the Respiratory Component in Medical-Surgical Nursing

Facilitators: James Holland, MSN, RN, RRT, RCP; Stephen Shirlock, MSN, RN, MSM, RRT, RCP, LNHA

Video-Assisted ECMO-Simulation in Neonatology

Facilitator: Timothy Antonius

Wiki: A Follow up to Debriefing

Facilitator: Deborah Beyer, RN, MSN

You Have the Lab, You Have the Staff, You Have the Equipment: Now What?

Facilitators: Rene Lapierre, Paramedic; Lise Bonin, RN, M.Sc.N

When you come to HPSN, we want to make sure that your visit goes as smoothly as possible and that you also have fun while you are learning and networking. Check out these links for information on travel, accomodations and local attractions.

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Transportation Maps


Hotel Marriott Marina




Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
700 S Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 221-4900

HPSN10 is once again being held at the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, a bay front hotel offering elegant amenities in the heart of downtown Tampa. 

Part of the Channelside District, Waterside Marriott Hotel & Marina is adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center. Luxury accommodations include refurbished rooms and suites with private balconies and bay or city view options.

To book your hotel room at the Marriott Waterside, contact Diane Noyes at 941-536-2815.

Hotel Rates: $204 for single and double, and $224 for a triple or quad.

Please Note: Each hotel room reservation must have a single separate name (multiple rooms under one name is not permitted).

Getting Around Town

Trolley Ybor

Transportation in Downtown Tampa

Trolley Services
The TECO Line Streetcar System offers 10 station stops along its 2.4-mile route. Five stops are located in Tampa’s Channel District, four are in historic Ybor City and one is downtown. The stations reflect the design characteristics of the district where they are located and incorporate public art elements that celebrate the lives of Tampa and Ybor City workers.

1 day unlimited ride fare card $5.00
One-way fare $2.50
*NOTE: exact change is required

Transportation from Tampa Airport to Downtown Tampa

Depending on mode of travel and current traffic conditions, you should allow approximately 20-25 minutes to get to Downtown Tampa from Tampa International Airport.

Shuttle Service
Blue One Transportation will provide non-stop transportation to and from the Tampa International Airport and Marriott Waterside for $10.00 one way. No reservations are needed, just call 813-282-7351.
Click here for more information.

Shared Passenger Van Service
Super Shuttle provides shared passenger van service to both locations. View the Shared Van List

Rental Cars
There are several on and off-airport rental car services to choose from. View the Rental Car List

Limousine Service
Pre-reserved transportation is provided by a variety of companies. Consult a phone directory for the specific area for contact information.

Taxi Services
Taxi cab service is provided from the Commercial Ground Transportation Quadrants located in all four corners of the Baggage Claim Level.

Yellow Cab charges $2 plus $2.25 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $15. Once the meter exceeds the $15, the minimum no longer applies. There is a maximum flat rate fee of $25 to Downtown Tampa.

For more information on Map & Transportation, click here

Things To Do

Florida Aqaurium

Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

Adults $19.95
Seniors (60+) $16.95
Children (2-12) $14.95

Encounter over 10,000 aquatic plants and animals at the Florida Aquarium. Check out the brand new 2.2 acre outdoor discovery zone for kids, Explore A Shore. Children can enjoy the Florida sunshine while climbing aboard a 24-foot pirate ship. You can even swim with the sharks!

Adventure Island
10001 Malcolm McKinley
Tampa, FL 33612

Adults $39.95
Children (3-9) $35.95

Adventure Island is Tampa’s very own tropical water park featuring white sand beaches, wave pools, and thrilling water rides. Bring the whole family for some fun in the sun.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
3000 E. Busch Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612

Adults $69.95
Children (3-9) $59.95

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay combines world-class thrill rides, Broadway-style live entertainment and one of North America’s largest zoos in an unforgettable African adventure for the whole family. Busch Gardens newest coaster, SheiKra, is already a legend with thrill-seekers worldwide. It’s 200 feet up, 90 degrees straight down, and like nothing else in the world.

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
1101 W. Sligh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604

Adults $19.95
Seniors (60+) $17.95
Children (3-11) $14.95

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo was recognized as the #1 family zoo in the United States by Child Magazine. There are over 2,000 animals in natural lush habitats. The Zoo also hosts exciting rides, shows and water play areas.

University of South Florida Botanical Gardens
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620

Adults $5.00
Seniors (65+) $4.00
Children (6-13) $3.00

USF Botanical Gardens host over 10 acres of lush landscapes including orchids, begonias, tropicals, carnivorous plants, birds, butterflies and more.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
5223 N. Orient Road
Tampa, FL 33610

Admission: Free

The Seminole Hard Rock Casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with all the lights and glitz of Las Vegas! The 90,000 square foot casino has over 2,000 gaming machines and 50 live poker tables.

Tampa Improv Comedy Theater
1600 E. 8th Ave. Ste. C-112
Tampa, FL 33605

Admission: Varies

Come have some laughs the Tampa Improv Comedy Theater featuring new acts every weekend. Call (813) 864-4000 for show and pricing information.

*Admission prices are subject to change.


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Centro Ybor
16000 E. 8th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605

Ybor’s palm-lined, historic plaza that offers an array of resutrants, shopping and entertainment while keeping with the historic theme of downtown Tampa.

615 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa’s newest waterfront entertainment complex that hosts restaurants, nightclubs, shopping and even a 3-D IMAX theatre.

International Plaza & Bay Street
2223 N. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607

There are over 200 stores and restaurants in the elegant International Plaza mall including Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Apple. There are 15 different sit-down restaurants in this out-of-the ordinary mall.


Columbia Ybor

Columbia Restaurant- Ybor City
2117 East 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605

Cuisine: Spanish
Style: casual
Average Price: varies

Family-owned for over 100 years, Columbia Restaurant serves as a landmark in Tampa’s historic Ybor City. Flamenco dancers are featured nightly, except on Sundays with live Jazz music.

Bamboo Club
223 N. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
Cuisine: Asian/Oriental
Style: Casual
Average Price: $11-$19

The Bamboo Club is open daily for lunch and dinner offering an Asian flare cuisine in a calming and sophisticated atmosphere. This Asian Bistro features an exciting array of tropical drinks, international beers, and imported and domestic wines.

Café Dufrain
707 Harbor Post Drive
Tampa, FL 36602

Cuisine: American
Style: Casual
Average Price: $15-$26

Café Dufrain is a waterfront bistro located in downtown Tampa. Known for the numerous awards they have won such as “Best Chef”, “Best Outdoor Dinning” and “Best Wait Staff”.

Giordano’s Pizzeria and Restaurant
401 North Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33609

Cuisine: Italian
Style: Casual
Average Price: Varies

Giordano’s is known for their Chicago-style stuffed and thin crust pizzas. They also carry pastas, soups, sandwiches and fresh salads.

The Colonnade Restaurant on the Bay
3401 Bayshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629

Cuisine: American
Style: Casual
Average Price: $13

The Colonnade has been serving seafood since 1935. Dine on beautiful Tampa Bay at a reasonable price.

Bern’s Steak House
1208 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606

Cuisine: Steak and Seafood
Style: Fine Dining
Average Price: $45

Bern’s Steak House is internationally known for their perfectly aged steaks, wine and upstairs dessert room. Reservations are recommended.

Charley’s Steak House and Market Fresh Fish
4444 W. Cypress St.
Tampa, FL 33629

Cuisine: Steak and Seafood
Style: Fine Dining
Average Price: $45

Charley’s is famous for preparing their food over natural wood fires. They have been voted one of America’s top ten steakhouses.


Directions to the Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina.

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Conference Speakers

Lou Headshot





Louis H. Oberndorf
Chairman and CEO - METI

Louis H. Oberndorf
is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of METI. His vision for METI is to develop learning tools that positively impact the education of health care professionals and ultimately improve patient safety and save lives.  Oberndorf’s leadership directed the growth of METI from a technology startup with five employees in 1996 to the world’s leading medical education and simulation company with more than 200 employees today.
METI’s technology and educational tools are used in 2500 organizations worldwide including leading medical schools, such as the Mayo Clinic, Harvard, UCLA, Cleveland Clinic, Mount Sinai, Stanford and others.
From the beginning, Oberndorf has contributed his knowledge and experience to various programs focused on advancing health care education.  Currently he serves on the Advisory Board of the Harvard Center for Medical Simulation in Boston, Massachusetts, Texas Woman’s University Advisory Board for the establishment of a Center for Telenursing and Health Informatics in Denton, Texas, and the Medical College of Georgia Steering Committee for the School of Nursing in Augusta, Georgia.
Prior to the incorporation of METI, he was an executive with Loral Corporation serving as Vice President of Marketing and Senior Vice President of Business Development where he was responsible for strategic coordination, start-up initiatives and transferring Loral’s defense and aerospace technology to the commercial sector.
Oberndorf holds an MBA in Management from the University of Utah and a BA in History from the University of Portland.  He completed the Senior Management Executive Program at the University of Michigan.  Additionally, he served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1976, achieving the rank of Captain.  Oberndorf resides in Sarasota, Florida with his wife, Rosemary.

Ed Martin

Edward D. Martin, MD
Rear Admiral (Ret), US Public Health Service and Chairman Emeritus, Martin, Blanck & Associates

Rear Admiral Edward Martin is the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Martin, Blanck & Associates, a federal health services consulting firm based in Falls Church, Virginia. Dr. Martin had a distinguished 30-year career in public service as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services. His last assignments were at the Department of Defense (DOD) where he served as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), and, prior to this appointment, as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). Dr. Martin exercised day-to-day executive management and oversight of all Department of Defense (DoD) health policies, programs, and activities within the Military Health System (MHS). The Nation’s second largest health care system, the MHS, delivers care to over 9 million beneficiaries through a worldwide network of more than 500 hospitals and clinics, and provides military beneficiaries with a triple-option health program. He served as Chief of Staff for C. Everett Koop, M.D., Surgeon General; Director, Bureau of Health Care Delivery and Assistance; Acting Deputy Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration; and Director, Bureau of Community Health Services. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including two Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, and the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service.

Michael Good





Michael L. Good, MD
Dean - College of Medicine - University of Florida and Inventor of the Human Patient Simulator

Dr. Michael Good
is dean of the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine, the oldest public medical school in the state of Florida and one of the premier medical education programs in the country. He is a professor of anesthesiology and led the team of UF physicians and engineers that invented METI’s Human Patient Simulator. Dr. Good graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in computer and communication sciences. He also earned his medical degree from UM and then completed his residency training in anesthesiology and a research fellowship at UF. In his 20-plus years on the UF faculty, Dr. Good has held numerous leadership positions at UF and its clinical affiliates. Before being named interim dean of the College of Medicine in May 2008, he served as senior associate dean for clinical affairs in the College and chief of staff for Shands at UF and Shands AGH hospitals. His leadership experience also extends to the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center and the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, where he served as chief of staff and system medical director, respectively.

Pat Holden-Huchton





Patricia Ann Holden-Huchton, RN, DSN, CNE
Dean and Professor - Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing


Dr. Pat Holden-Huchton, a registered nurse, holds a Doctor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, MS in nursing from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX and a BSN from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX. She became Dean, College of Nursing, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX April 1, 2008 after having served as Interim Dean (one year) and Associate Dean for two years. Dr. Holden-Huchton is an AACN Fuld Fellow in Leadership and holds the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential. Dr. Holden-Huchton is currently on the Board of Trustees at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Denton and also on the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurses’ Association of Dallas and is the author of several professional and lay publications, has made numerous significant professional presentations and provided scholarly reviews of research abstracts for national and international conferences.

John Parker




Major General John Parker, MD, FACS, FCCP
Medical Corps - United States Army (Ret)

Major General John S. Parker
, Medical Corps, United States Army (ret) is currently Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Technical Fellow and Chairman, Technical Fellows Council at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He supports SAIC’s efforts in the areas of chemical and biological defense, healthcare, public health, biosurveillance and biological threat reduction (BTRP). Prior to SAIC, Dr. Parker was Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick; General Parker commanded 13 subordinate commands and laboratories, employing over 3,500 military and civilian personnel with an annual operating budget of $1 billion.  He was responsible for the Army’s medical research, product development, technology assessment and rapid prototyping. Dr. Parker is also a member of the National Academy Committees:  Scientific Communication and National Security and the Committee for Science, Security and Prosperity. Dr. Parker has been awarded two Distinguished Service Medals by the Department of Defense.

Gregory Powell





Greg Powell, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer - Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS)


Dr. Powell holds the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, STARS (Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) and STARS Foundation, is a Full Professor at the University of Calgary, and until recently carried out clinical practice at the Foothills and Lougheed sites of the Calgary Health Region. Dr. Greg Powell is a Senior Emergency Physician in Calgary, Alberta.  He has held academic and senior clinical positions over the past 25 years and has been significantly involved in teaching and research.  He has published papers in emergency medicine, air medicine and medical informatics, and is an honorary life member of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. He has also held a number of positions in the community, notably Chairman, Emergency Services for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games and is a founding Director of MedEvac Foundation – the Foundation for Air Medical Research and Education.

HPSN10 Event Wrap Up

HPSN10 Featured Products


METI’s low-cost patient simulator, METIman, was again featured at this year’s HPSN conference. Providing all the power of a METI at half the price of other high-fidelity simulators, METIman is easy to use and has everything you need and nothing you don’t. METIman is available in two models, one for Nursing training and one for Prehospital training. Both models are fully wireless with on-board fluid, pneumatic and electrical systems and are built tough to withstand a wide variety of real-life, indoor and outdoor learning environments.

iStan with Müse






At HPSN10, METI showcased the a new, updated iStan including new, advanced features and the web-based, user-interface Müse that offers drag-an-drop simplicity and touch-screen capability that makes operating your simulator as a simple as a tap of the finger. Some of the new features that now come standard with iStan include reactive eyes, new ruggedized skin, improved airway and improved audio and quieter operation.

HPSN10 Educator:Innovators

Each year at HPSN, METI recognizes organizations who are using simulation in unique and innvovative ways. This year's Educator:Innovators are:

Wright State University
Florida Atlantic University
University of Calgary, Qatar

HPSN10 Workshop Materials

Marianne Adoryan MS, MA, RN-BC
Dawn Oder-Colletti, RN
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