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O&G teams compete for the title of SimWars champion

17 October 2016

Media statement

The RANZCOG 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting will play host to the first SimWars competition to ever be conducted at a RANZCOG ASM.
 
Judged by a panel of experts and the audience, teams from Queensland, New Zealand and the host state Western Australia, will compete in live, real-time, on-stage simulations involving O&G emergencies.
 
SimWars facilitator Dr Katrina Calvert says, “our specialty lends itself perfectly to simulation training - we deal in rare, unpredictable, high stakes clinical emergencies, in which not just one, but sometimes two lives may be at risk”.
 
The event is a huge multi-disciplinary collaboration involving volunteers from obstetric and gynaecology units from across Australia and New Zealand, in addition to anaesthetists, midwives, nursing staff, theatre staff and paramedics. “This is how we work in the real clinical environment, and it is fantastic to have this opportunity to learn together, from and with each other, whilst showcasing what simulation can do, and hopefully having great fun”.
 
The competition will take place at the Crown Perth on Monday 17 October, 2016.

For media inquiries and interviews contact please contact Nastashjia Katu Communications Coordinator at +61 3 9412 2961 or 0488 367 476.



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