Each year, the SSH Fund secures funding for programs in the following calendar year designed to foster innovation and advances in healthcare simulation.

2024 Fundraising Totals


Research Awards

Society Research Awards fund both Early Career researchers and now, Experienced or Multi-Institutional researchers. Supporting simulation research through your gift enables researchers to answer important research questions, contribute to knowledge advancement, improve education and training, enhance patient safety, drive evidence-based practices, foster collaboration, address societal challenges, and leave a lasting positive impact on the field of simulation.

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Simventors Awards

The annual SimVentors Showcase at IMSH highlights the innovative technology development that takes place in member healthcare simulation programs and among emerging companies. New product ideas, improvements on old ideas, new virtual environment offerings, serious game technology, and DIY task trainers and models. Through the SSH Fund, cash prizes will be awarded to the winners at IMSH 2025 in Orlando.

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Beverlee W. Anderson Scholarships

Established in memory of the first Executive Director of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the Beverlee W. Anderson Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to healthcare simulationists who would otherwise be unable to attend the annual International Meeting onSimulation in Healthcare (IMSH). By supporting the SSH Fund, you help enable a greater diversity of individuals to participate in this transformative event. For IMSH 2025 we will be able to triple the number of available scholarships thanks to generous support of the SSH Fund.

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Chad Epps Keynote Lecture Endowment

When Chad passed unexpectedly in 2020, the healthcare simulation community was stunned and saddened. Chad’s lovely wife, Deborah reached out to several members of the Society with a suggestion that funds be raised to benefit an organization that had meant so much to Chad. A task force was formed, and the Chad Epps Endowment was started.

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