HPSN Asia Pacific 2012

Kwei-shan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Oct 27, 2012 - Oct 28, 2012

This interprofessional conference celebrated the latest innovations and best practices in healthcare simulation today.  This year the conference theme was:

                                             Learning, practicing and working together.

In healthcare today, teams of nurses, doctors, pharmacists, paramedics, dentists, physiotherapists and all allied health professions work together to ensure patient safety is at the center of care. This conference brought together these healthcare professionals from across the Asia Pacific region and the world to debate, discuss, explore, share and network how we can learn, practice and work together during this interactive conference.  One conference highlight was the CAE Cup (formerly METI Cup) where professionals competed in small teams. These teams cared for an acute patient using an interactive human patient simulator.

We welcomed poster and oral presentations and/or interactive workshops from all the healthcare professions whether working in hospital, community or academic settings.  This year, the conference had  English and Chinese as the two main languages and as such, applications were welcomed in both languages.

Chang Gung University of Science And Technology
261, Wen-hwa 1st Rd,
Kwei-shan,Taoyuan, Taiwan 333
Tel :886-3-2118999
Fax :886-3-2118866

Click here to view the Chang Gung University of Science and Technology website in English >>

Click here to view more information in Chinese >>






HPSN Asia Pacific 2012 offered a full line of hands-on programs given by leading experts in healthcare simulation. This event was the ultimate place to discover hands-on tricks and tips for optimizing simulation in your learning environment.



Essentials of Simulation

This interactive two-day course offers all participants the opportunity to design, facilitate and debrief a Simulated Clinical Experience (SCE) that can be used on any simulator platform and technology with all manufacturers, including simulated and standardized patients. Participants will be given the chance to discuss best practice in educational philosophy where simulation is the chosen methodology. The course provides an experiential “ hands on learning” environment and participants will have the opportunity to network with each other.

Available Courses:

10.25.129:00 AM12.00 Hours$150.00

HPSN Asia Pacific 2012 Concurrent Sessions. Please check back with us as this list is updated often.

A New Scenario Simulation Training to Improve Patient Safety

Facilitator: Shu-Lin Guo

Achieving Sustainable Simulations Programs: Simulation centre vs. in situ

Facilitator: Marcus Watson

Affective behavior of student nurses towards reel and real patients

Facilitators: Luz del Pilar;

An Efficient Method to Teach the Basic Transthoracic Echocardiography Skill

Facilitator: Huang Chin-Chou, M.D.

Echocardiography Workshop by High-fidelity Ultrasound Simulator


Ethical issues in clinical teaching and learning: To IRB, or Not to IRB?

Facilitator: Ming-Chen Hsieh

Evaluation of Simulation Design Learning Among Filipino Nursing Students

Facilitator: Theresa Guino-o, RN MSN

How to handle respiratory distress in a mechanically ventilated patient

Facilitator: Chuhsien Wang

Integrating Simulation Based Education into Your Educational Needs

Facilitator: John Connelly

Promote clinical competency of PGY by utilization of Simulation

Facilitator: Tung-Han Hsieh

Simualtion-based learning in patient safety for RN-BSN students

Facilitator: Pei-rong Chang

Teaching team resource management using in situ medical simulation


Teaching teamwork using in situ high-fidelity medical simulation

Facilitator: Yung-Wei Hsu, M.D.

The Application of Simulation in the Critical Care Nursing


The Application of Simulation in the Medical-Surgical Nursing


The Trade Game: Introducing Human Factors of Clinicians

Facilitator: Marcus Watson

The Use of Human Patient Simulators and Simulated Clinical Experiences to E

Facilitator: John Connelly

The Ways to Success: telling our secrets

Facilitator: Tzu-Meng Yang

Using simulation centre management software to assess healthcare performanc

Facilitators: Amanda Wilford;



HPSN Asia Pacific 2012

Preliminary schedule for HPSN Asia Pacific 2012. This schedule is subject to change.

October 27th, 2012
0830 - 1630 Registration
0900 - 0930 Opening Remark and Acknowledgement: 
Prof. Ying - Tung Lau, President of Chang Gung University of Science and Technology

Mr. Michael Bernstein, President of CAE Healthcare
0930 - 1010 Plenary Speech #1
Dr. Chong-Liang Shih, Director of Bureau of Planning, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, ROC
1010 - 1030 Break (Poster Discussion)
1030 - 1110 Plenary Speech #2
Dr. Marcus Watson, Representative of the University of Queensland.
1110 - 1200 Plenary Speech #3
Mr. Thomas J. Doyle, Chief Learning Officer for CAE Healthcare
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1400 Visit Chang Gung Clinical Competence Center
1400 - 1450 Concurrent Session A
1500 - 1550 Concurrent Session B
1550 - 1610 Break (Poster Discussion)
1610 - 1700 Concurrent Session C
1700 Welcome Party (FREE)
October 28th, 2012
0830 - 1630 Registration
0900 - 0940 Plenary Speech #4
Dr. Hou - Chang Chiu, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital
0940 - 1020 Plenary Speech #5
Prof. Sheuan Lee, Minister without Portfolio, Examination Yuan of ROC
1020 - 1030 Break (Poster Discussion)
1030 - 1110 Plenary Speech #6
Dr. Mattew Hui-Min Ma
1100 - 1200 Concurrent Session D
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1400 Plenary Showcase:  Dr. Chih - huang Li, Dr. Chip-Jin Ng, and Dr. Jih-Chang Chen
The management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in the emergency department
1400 - 1420 Break (Poster Discussion)
1420 - 1700 Taiwan CAE Cup (formerly METI Cup) Final Round
1700 - 1730 Closing Ceremony

Taiwan has many historical and beautiful sites to see. Visit the official website here:

Linkou Campus :
261, Wen-hwa 1st Rd,
Kwei-shan, Taoyuan, Taiwan 333
Tel: 886-3-2118999
Fax: 886-3-2118866

Click here to view the University Website in English >>

Directions to CGUST:

CGUST, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology (former CGIT, Chang Gung Institute of Technology) is located inside the Linko Recreation and Sports Park, adjacent to Chang Gung University and National College of Physical Education and Sports.

 To visit, you may get off Chungshan Freeway at Linko exit, and follow the sign to the campus, which is about 3 miles away, or you may take any public transportation service, get off the bus at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linko Medical Center, and take the complimentary shuttle bus to our campus.

Michael Bernstein

DoyleMichael Bernstein is President of CAE Healthcare, a division of CAE, Inc., the Montreal-based global leader in aviation simulation.  Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of METI, Medical Education Technologies, Inc., the Sarasota-based global leader in patient simulation, which he sold to CAE in August 2011. He brings over 20 years of successful leadership experience in the healthcare and technology industries.  Before joining METI, Bernstein served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Health Strategies, a privately held healthcare IT company that provided outsourced contract and data management services to pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Mr. Bernstein previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cobalt Corporation, a $1.6 billion publicly traded Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance holding company.

Prior to his tenure at Cobalt Corporation, Bernstein served as Executive Vice President of the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (1997-2000), an 850 physician academic group practice with $250 million in revenue, the largest Group Practice in Wisconsin and one of the ten largest in the country.
In 1996, Mr. Bernstein was the Senior Vice President of University Health Care, Inc., a company formed by University Hospital and UW Medical Foundation to provide all professional functions for both organizations relating to managed care, contracting, data management, and medical management.

Bernstein has a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California, Davis. He is married to Sarah C. Skebba and has two children.

Thomas J. Doyle, MSN, RN

DoyleTom has over 32 years experience as a registered nurse, hospital administrator, nurse educator at all levels of education [Associate, Baccalaureate, and graduate] and corporate executive responsibility. He spent 5 years as Coordinator of the Patient Simulation Program at one of the first colleges in the US to purchase the Human Patient Simulator in the 1990s. In that role he facilitated integration of high fidelity patient simulation across the nursing program curriculum in addition to many allied health programs (EMS, Dental Hygiene, and Respiratory Care).

Tom now leads a global team whom consults and assists our customers with applying, developing, implementing, and facilitating high fidelity patient simulation into their programs as the Chief Learning Officer for CAE Healthcare. CAE is the world’s leader in aviation simulation and will leverage the lessons learned in safety from flight simulation to healthcare. He heads a major division of the company, the CAE Healthcare Academy, which encompasses all products, services and programs to improve patient safety and healthcare training globally. He leads a team of over 125 professionally prepared healthcare professionals to transform healthcare education to a new paradigm. Additionally this team develops turnkey programs for curriculum assistance using various forms of simulation across the disciplines that provide patient care. As Chief Learning Officer for CAE Healthcare his role is to facilitate a team of clinician educators around the world to assist our customers in applying our technology for learning. Ultimately Tom is responsible for the educational strategic planning and implementation for CAE Healthcare.

Ying - Tung Lau
Chang Gung University of Science and Technology

Ying-Tung Lau
has over 30 years of experience in the physiological profession. His major research fields are "Gender Difference in Cardiovascular Functions" and "Oxidative Stress and endothelial dysfunction in Aging and Sepsis." He has a Masters degree in biophysics from Creighton University and a Ph.D. in physiology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He used to work as Senior Research Associate for the Physiology and Biophysics Department of the Michigan Cancer Foundation. Afterward he joined Chang Gung University and served as Dean of General Affairs, Chairman of Physiology and Pharmacology Department, and Associate Dean of the Medical College. He is now President of Chang Gung University of Science and Technology.

Sheuan Lee

Minister without Portfolio
Examination Yuan of ROC

Professor Sheuan Lee has long been actively involved in the development of nursing organizations in Taiwan and has actively participated in international activities since 1991. Over 30 years' nursing career, Professor Lee has done every possibility to challenge the capabilities as a nurse, educator, and administrator. She has been appointed as chairman and dean in some university, also appointed as a member of Accreditation Committee by Ministry of Education, and conducted educational curriculum revolution. She is now Minister without Portfolio of Examination Yuan of ROC.

Hou - Chang Chiu, MD

Deputy Superintendent
Shin - Kong Wu Ho - Su Memorial Hospital

Hou-Chang Chiu has over 35 years of experience in the neurological profession. After graduating from Medical College of National Taiwan University where he obtained a Doctor of Medicine, he joined the Neurology Department of National Taiwan University Hospital. Today he is Deputy Superintendent of Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, and serves as Associate Dean in the Medical College of Fu-Jen Catholic University. He is an Associate Editor of both “Journal of Clinical Apheresis” and “Acta Neurologic Taiwanica.”

Dr. Marcus Watson

Executive Director
Queensland Health Clinical Skills Development Service

Associate Prof Marcus Watson is the Executive Director of the Queensland Health Clinical Skills Development Service. The service supports the delivery of simulations program at over 30 sites, as well as an extensive clinical e-learning development and delivery capacity. The Clinical Skills Development Service has trained hundred of clinicians in the use of simulations and debriefing and over 60 specialised simulation educators and coordinators. The service is currently the largest provider of healthcare simulations training in Australia. Associate Prof Watson has extensive experience in the development and delivery of simulation across healthcare and defence including postgraduate programs in simulation and the AusSETT program.

 Associate Prof Watson holds appointments at Schools of Medicine and Psychology at the University of Queensland. His research works on the development of systematic approaches to the integration of simulations to address individuals', teams' and systems' performance. His research covers the use of simulations for the design and evaluation of technology to support clinical decision-making and the development of an evidence-based training and assessment programs. He has won national awards for innovations and the Jerome Ely Award for the Best Paper in Human Factors.

Dr. Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, graduated from College of Medicine, National Taiwan University. He also went to The Johns Hopkins University to study Health Policy and Management and got his PhD degree in 1998. His dissertation title was System Performance and Appropriateness of Care for Elderly Trauma Patients. His current position is the Professor of Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, NTU, and Professor of Institute of Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, NTU. He is also the Chair of Medical Direction Committee of Taipei City Fire Department, and the Executive Board Member of Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine.



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