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IPSS has the following committees to support the mission and work of the society.

We are currently seeking interested members to join our committees and help in this important work…turning passion into action. The committees’ work toward our goals not only supports the IPSS mission and vision but strengthens our community. Please review the committee description sheets below as they indicate the need of each committee and help you find the right fit. If you are ready to volunteer or want to learn more about how to join an IPSS committee email

Affiliations Committee

Chaired by Jennifer Kramer, Sindhu Malvel, & Lola Stavroudis

This committee works with staff to maintain relationships with other societies or professional organizations. The committee shall annually review current affiliations and make recommendations for new affiliates to the Board of Directors, as needed. 

Education Committee

Chaired by Christine Bailey & David Eckhardt 

This committee shall advise on the broad education curriculum of IPSS and participate in development and evaluation of all educational courses, conferences and educational materials. The education committee has several sub-committees including, but not limited to: Webinars, Spring Symposium, MasterMind Series and the IPSS Blog. 

Finance & Audit Committee

Chaired by Travis Whitfill

This committee shall provide financial reports, recommendations, and guidance to the Board of Directors. They are responsible for reviewing and authorizing internal and external financial audits as required by applicable laws or as otherwise deemed necessary to effectively provide oversight for the Society’s financial status and integrity. Committee is chaired by the Treasurer. 

Nominations Committee

Chaired by Brittany Dahlen

This committee shall solicit nominees for IPSS leadership positions from the voting membership and present a slate of candidates for election to the Board of Directors. The committee will also focus on identifying new talent and cultivate future leadership for the association, and embrace, value and champion the multi-faceted aspects of diversity as a core aspect of leadership cultivation, particularly as it relates to the nomination and election process. Committee is chaired by the President-Elect.

Meeting Organizing (MOC) Committee

Chaired by Rana Sharara-Chami & Pavan Zaveri

This committee acts to bring members and all interested individuals together for an annual conference, during which attendees discussed the role simulation plays to provide safe and effective care to sick children and infants, and the continued evolution and expansion of pediatric simulation across the globe. Committee members are responsible for the planning and execution of the annual event.

Fellowship Committee

Chaired by Jabeen Fayyaz, Nancy Tofil, & Normaliz Rodriguez

This committee shall oversee contributions to the IPSS-INSPIRE pediatric simulation fellowship program. This includes developing and maintaining processes for the selection of new fellows, oversight of their scholarly work, and assistance in professional growth.  The Chair is charged with the convening of a committee to assist in these activities and serving as a liaison to those members of the INSPIRE leadership involved with the fellowship program. 

Membership Committee

Chaired by Dr. Naveed Rehman & Mohammad Bayoumi

This committee is responsible for disseminating information on all aspects of membership in IPSS and promote the benefits of membership with individuals working in the field of pediatric simulation. Their work includes member analysis surveys and the review and reporting of demographics aiding in recruitment, retention and recognition of members.

Interested in joining a committee?

Please email to learn more and for committee inquiries.

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