Reciprocal Affilations

We continue to have our special partnership with the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) and run a collaborative simulation symposium.

BACCN is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of nursing in critical care, with over 2,000 members nationally and internationally. They provide a national voice to shape the strategy for critical care nursing, promote safe, quality evidence based nursing care to the critically ill patient and provide wide ranging benefits and opportunities to BACCN members. Find out more about the BACCN

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SESAM’s vision is improved healthcare through simulation. Enabling safe, patient-centred care delivered by a competent and confident healthcare workforce in a well-functioning healthcare system.


SESAM’s mission is to develop a sustainable inter-professional community of practice across Europe that strives to advance knowledge, improve quality, and promote the diffusion and access to healthcare simulation.


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The Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) and Irish Association for Simulation (IAS) became affiliated in 2016. The affiliation agreement was signed by Dr. Helen Higham ASPiH President and Dr. Crina Burlacu IAS Chairperson during a special session at ASPiH conference 2016.

The aims of this collaboration are as in the following:

  1. Promoting each respective organization and their endeavours amongst relevant networks and wider communities;
  2. Sharing & developing new knowledge, skills and resources to benefit the respective membership communities of each organization;
  3. Providing opportunities for collaboration at individual, institutional and organisation-wide levels;
  4. Enhancing the dissemination of innovations and solutions to community identified problems amongst members and the wider simulation community.

Under the affiliation agreement, IAS members are entitled to a 20% discount on ASPiH membership rates. Reciprocally, ASPiH members attending the IAS annual meeting are entitled to 20% off registration fee.

An affiliation agreement between IAS and BMJ STEL was also signed in 2019. Under this agreement, IAS members receive a 50% discount off standard individual subscription.

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