Breaking Boundaries:  Innovation & Creativity in Simulation

The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence is pleased to announce the first Colorado Simulation Collaborative Conference to be held in Denver, Colorado. The conference will bring simulation educators and other simulation professionals together to learn and share the resources, innovative ideas, best practices, and current technologies that improve the quality of simulation training and advance professional development.
Presentation Preferences
The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellent invites those involved in teaching, evaluating, utilizing, researching and creating healthcare simulation tools – both virtual and in-person – to submit a presentation abstract for the conference.  The Center requests presentations showcase programs, initiatives, solutions, new ideas, and/or best practices while creating an environment of learning, sharing and dialogue.  Where appropriate, presenters should keep in mind the many changes and challenges healthcare education faces. 

Podium presenter space will be limited, but all abstracts for podium presentations will also be considered for poster presentations.


Sessions length are flexible (15 to 90 minutes), but all should allow for Q & A period. Student presenters are encouraged. Formats include:

  • Podium (in person or virtual) up to 60 minutes
  • Virtual presentations are expected should be no 45 minutes
  • Poster (in-person or virtual)
  • Hands-on/How-to workshops – abstracts should include information on how to apply the content provided and details on how attendees will participate in immersive, experiential learning activities. At least 50% of the session must be a hands-on or application activity. 
Abstract Topics
Following are topics related to the theme of the conference: “Breaking Boundaries:  Innovation & Creativity in Simulation”.  
  • Simulation Research
  • Pre-Briefing and Debriefing
  • Interprofessional Simulation
  • Escape Rooms
  • Clinical Placement Strategies
  • COVID-19 Related Innovations 
  • Virtual/Augmented Simulation
  • Educating New Simulation Staff
  • NCLEX, State Board of Nursing Post-COVID Rules
  • Impact of Simulation on Education, Confidence in Students 
Guidelines for Submission
  • Abstract should not exceed 250 words.
  • Abstract topic should be related to the conference theme and/or suggested topics.
  • Abstract should include a title, introduction/purpose/rationale, background/significance, methods/data/research, outcomes/messages, and conclusions.
  • Abstracts must avoid any semblance of commercialism; those promoting or advertising products and/or services will not be accepted.