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 the needs of international SP programs.

Projects of this year:

1.) Members of the Committee are participating in two research projects:

- A qualitative study on how the ASPE standards are being implemented around the world, led by the International Member Liaison, Beate Brem.
- A study led by Karen Szuater from the  Grants and Research Committee investigates how methods for research with SP methodology are reported.

2.) This committee facilitates the process for translations of the ASPE Standards of Best Practice into languages other than English. For current translations in Japanese, French, Chinese and Spanish see:

- If you are interested in translating the ASPE SOBP please contact the Committee Chair, Cathy Smith at  [email protected]

3.) Presentations at various conferences, including the ASPE annual conference, and webinars. In addition, in 2021, we are presenting at the Japanese Medical Conference.

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

International Committee Members:

Tanya Tierney, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore
email: [email protected]


Claudia Andrea Arancibia (Chile)

Committee members

  • Anne Bellot (France)

  • Annelies Lovink (Netherlands)

  • Beate Brem (Switzerland)

  • Carine Layat Burn (Switzerland)

  • Carol Fleishman (USA)

  • Cathy Smith (Canada)

  • Claudia Schlegel (Switzerland)

  • Elizabeth Kachur (USA)

  • Huang Hua (China)

  • Jian Tang (China)

  • Jim Blatt (USA)

  • Keiko Abe (Japan)

  • Laura Shen / Jinlan Shen (China)

  • Meghana Sudhir (UAE)

  • Ngiam Siew Pei, Nicola (Singapore)

  • Reem N. Alajmi (Saudi Arabia)

  • Sheng-Po Kao (Taiwan)

  • Tameika Symonds (USA)

  • Valina Peters (Barbados)















(Committee overview captured from the 2021 ASPE Annual Conference, A Virtual Experience)

Locations of International Committee Members