Conducting Research Using Simulation


Lou Halamek, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, CAPE

Nicole Yamada, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, CAPE

Janene Fuerch, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Julie Arafeh, RN, MSN
Senior Simulation Specialist


At CAPE, we are driven by an unrelenting focus on improving human and system performance for the benefit of our patients. 

One of the most powerful uses of simulation in healthcare is to promote clinically relevant research.  With more than a decade of experience as an academic research and training center for Stanford Medicine, the team at CAPE will help you design studies using simulation as a methodology to answer clinically relevant questions that are difficult or impossible to answer in the real clinical environment.  Participants will delve into key aspects of simulation-based research, including how to generate a testable hypothesis, design a protocol, recruit subjects, secure funding, and prepare abstracts and manuscripts.  Questions involving aspects of human and system performance, procedural utility and medical device and system design will be reviewed.  Strategies for successfully mentoring junior investigators will also be covered in detail.




*  Write a testable hypothesis.

*  Design a study using a simulation-based investigative methodology.

*  Develop strategies for recruiting subjects, securing funding and preparing presentations and publications.

*  Complete a draft of a research study based on your interests.


8:00 am Welcome and Introduction
8:30 am Designing Your Study
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Strategies for Recruiting and Funding
12:30 pm Working Lunch
1:30 pm Review Study Draft
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Presentations and Publications
4:30 pm Wrap Up and Evaluations


$795 per participant; $645 for Stanford Medicine affiliates (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

* Tuition may be paid by credit card via phone or check payable to Stanford University and is due upon confirmation of registration.

* This program is limited to 8 attendees in order to maximize opportunities for hands-on practice and active learning.


A written notice of cancellation must be received 60 days prior to start of this program . A $75 administrative fee will be assessed at this time.  No refunds will be made on cancellations received after this date.  Stanford University School of Medicine reserves the right to cancel this program; in the event of cancellation, course fees will be fully refunded.