Team TATRC Participates at Record Breaking IMSH Conference!

March 31, 2020  |  Download PDF

TATRC was well represented by our Director, COL Jeremy Pamplin, Medical Modeling Simulation Informatics and Visualization (MMSIV) Lab Lead and senior research scientist, Mr. Geoff Miller, Ms. Lori DeBernardis, the Director of TATRC’s Marketing & PAO, and MMSIV’s Project Officer, Mr. Jimmy Gaudaen, all actively engaged.TATRC was well represented by our Director, COL Jeremy Pamplin, Medical Modeling Simulation Informatics and Visualization (MMSIV) Lab Lead and senior research scientist, Mr. Geoff Miller, Ms. Lori DeBernardis, the Director of TATRC’s Marketing & PAO, and MMSIV’s Project Officer, Mr. Jimmy Gaudaen, all actively engaged.


TATRC was once again honored to attend and take part in one of our favorite simulation events of the entire calendar year! The 2020 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) took place 18-22 January, in sunny San Diego, CA and was another record breaking year for IMSH with over 4,100 attendees taking part in this unique event. As the world’s largest conference dedicated to healthcare simulation learning and research, this major event is always a keystone for TATRC. The theme of this year’s conference was, “Inspired by our Patients - Driven by the Future!” and it did not disappoint. TATRC was well represented by our Director, COL Jeremy Pamplin, Medical Modeling Simulation Informatics and Visualization (MMSIV) Lab Lead and senior research scientist, Mr. Geoff Miller, Ms. Lori DeBernardis, the Director of TATRC’s Marketing & PAO, and MMSIV’s Project Officer, Mr. Jimmy Gaudaen, all actively engaged.

This year, TATRC was proud to exhibit at a booth inside IMSH’s Government Row where we were able to directly interface with industry leaders and our federal partners, and have meaningful one-on-one dialogue with conference participants. The Exhibit Hall boasted 950 exhibitors and featured all different kinds of simulators, manikins, and virtual reality trainers for attendees to interact with. Among these innovative technologies was CPT Kyle Couperus, who showcased his impressive Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality project, and is one of TATRC’s Advanced Medical Technology Initiative funded innovators. CPT Kyle Couperus had previously been recognized at IMSH 2019, where he received the prestigious ‘SimVentor’ Award out of 82 other projects.

Mr. Geoff Miller (right), was awarded the Presidential Citation by Ms. KT Waxman (left), President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Photo by Edwards Rieker for IMSH.Mr. Geoff Miller (right), was awarded the Presidential Citation by Ms. KT Waxman (left), President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Photo by Edwards Rieker for IMSH.


One of the highlights of the 2020 conference for the TATRC Team was when our very own MMSIV Lab Lead and resident “Super Sim Man,” Mr. Geoff Miller, was awarded the Presidential Citation by Ms. KT Waxman, President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. This award was given in recognition of Mr. Miller’s exceptional service to the society and to the global community of healthcare simulation practice. “We were pleased to participate in this year’s event as now, more than ever, simulation in healthcare is at the forefront of helping advance skills, impact change in delivery systems and practices, and improving patient safety,” said COL Jeremy Pamplin.

CPT Kyle Couperus (center), showcased his impressive Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality project, and is one of TATRC’s Advanced Medical Technology Initiative funded innovators.CPT Kyle Couperus (center), showcased his impressive Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality project, and is one of TATRC’s Advanced Medical Technology Initiative funded innovators.


Geoff Miller stated, “We’re grateful for the opportunities this event provides to network, brainstorm, and share ideas with colleagues, both old and new. IMSH is the only conference where we can experience firsthand the work of those around us helping to advance the industry.” Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth this year, and here’s to the year ahead where the team will take to New Orleans from 9 - 13 January for the 2021 IMSH Conference!


This article was published in the September 2020 issue of the TATRC Times.