On July 10th the ESS Collaborative hosted an invitation only forum in Sydney. Can simulation be used to replace clinical placement? Lessons learned from global and national perspectives to inform future research and practice.


38 participants attended the forum and the evaluation of the event was extremely positive.

A great day, well organised. Felt inspired hearing the speakers to continue moving forward in relation to my own research and curriculum design”.


Many participants requested that the ESS Collaborative hold annual events to bring together thought leaders in the intersection between education, simulation and safety.

So it seems that there is a real appetite to move this agenda forward and participants identified the following priorities for future activity.

The ESS Collaborative is currently working on, and seeking funding for, a number of projects which will inform these priorities. We are meeting in Wellington NZ in October to continue developing an undergraduate curriculum approach and principles which will guide future work. We are also looking for ways to widen participation in the ESS Collaborative – so watch this space!