Medical Simulation Experts Gather In Tampa; METI's iStan On Grey's Anatomy

The largest education, training and medical simulation community in the world will gather at the Marriott Waterside in Tampa on March 2-4 for METI's annual HPSN (Human Patient Simulation Network) conference.

The event was founded in 1997 by 24 nursing and health science educators from 11 Florida community colleges and technical schools. In its 13th year, HPSN has become an internationally recognized event attracting more than 2,000 simulation enthusiasts from medical schools, universities, hospitals and the military.

Based in Sarasota and founded in 1996 by five employees, METI (Medical Education Technologies, Inc.) develops learning tools including, human patient simulators, surgical simulators, exam trainers and integration platforms. The pioneering company has since grown to include more than 200 employees and their products provide medical students and practitioners a learning platform that will allow them to practice their skills without harming actual patients.

METI is the creator of the well-recognized robot known as iStan. "Stan" made his acting debut last year on the hit television show Grey's Anatomy. iStan was developed along with the U.S. Army and realistically moves, breathes, lives and dies.

The HSPN conference is free and open to anyone interested in medical simulation and education, including but not limited to, nurses, physicians, healthcare executives, paramedics and military personnel.

Writer: Nancy Vaughn
Source: Nicole Perez, METI
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