International Committee

Mission Statement:

The international committee is charged with building member networks, identifying cultural differences in context and approach to SP simulation, and outlining needs of international SP programs.

Projects of this year:

1)     Preparing an SP survey around world to identify needs of international SP programs and to promote the discussion of solutions.

2)     Publishing SOBP translated version into French and Japanese to disseminate these guidelines of SOBP to non-English native countries.

3)     Introducing Onomatopoeia that are often used by Asian patients through the ASPE news blog entry.

International committee members presented “Challenges of Working with Faculty—Perspectives from around the World” at Kansas City conference 2018.

International committee members:


Cathy Smith, BA (hons), MA, PhD, Baycrest Health Sciences Educational Consultant
email: [email protected]

Committee members

  • Henrike Hölzer, Brandenburg Medical School, Germany
  • Carine Layat Burn, Centre for psychotherapies, Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • Benjamin Blatt, George Washington University, USA
  • Nicola Ngiam, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Tanya Tierney, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Singapore, Singapore
  • Melih Elcin, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
  • Jan-Joost Rethans, Maastrihit University, Netherlands
  • Elizabeth Kachur, Medical Education Development-Global Consulting, USA
  • Carol Fleishman, Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA
  • Cathy Smith, Baycrest Health Sciences, Canada
  • Anne Bellot, Caen University Hospital, France
  • Louise Schweickerdt, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, SA
  • Claudia Schlegel, Berner Bildungszentrum Pflege, Switzerland
  • Joe Lopreiato, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, USA
  • Chikako Inoue, Nippon Medical School, Japan
  • Maria Velzaquez, University of Florida, USA

International committee members in the world map