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The American College of Chest Physicians to host SimGHOSTS Medical Simulation Conference

IMAGE: In this image, participants engage in hands-on medical simulation training.

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The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) announced today the organization will host SimGHOSTS, The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, for the organization's 4th annual meeting, in its new Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center in Glenview, Illinois, from August 5-8.

SimGHOSTS, The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the growing international population of professionals operating medical simulation technology and spaces through hands-on training events, online resource sharing development, and greater community awareness engagements. Several leading industry vendor sponsors are involved and include Level 3 Medical, B-Line Medical, and Laerdal Medical.

"We couldn't be more thrilled with the exciting CHEST location for the USA 2014 hands-on training meeting," said Ryan Eling, SimGHOSTS Event Director, "the state-of-the-art center; central location; and fun, welcoming personality of Chicago looks to make this year the best yet."

IMAGE: This is CHEST Global Headquarters, home of the new Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center.

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The highly specialized health-care technology event will provide peer and vendor hands-on training engagements with high-fidelity patient simulators, audiovisual systems integration, IT debugging, trauma moulage makeup special effects, medical pharmacology, lab design, and operations management.

"The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), which became the first-ever medical association to earn SSH accreditation in 2013 for its clinical simulation program, is excited to host this premier event, serving as an essential connection for professionals who are advancing patient care through the use of simulation in health care," said Paul Markowski, CEO and Executive Vice President of CHEST. "We look forward to sharing our brand-new Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center with the diverse audience of attendees, who are at the leading edge in using simulation for education, testing, and research in health care."

American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), publisher of the CHEST Journal, is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research, and team-based care. Its mission is to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication, and research. It serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 18,700 members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. For more information about CHEST, visit chestnet.org.

IMAGE: This is the Simulation, Innovation, and Training Center of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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SimGHOSTS, The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization dedicated to providing hands-on training, online resources, and community support for simulation technicians or those operating medical simulation technology. For more information about SimGHOSTS, visit simghosts.org.

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