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Diploma in Clinical Simulation 2020

Lebanese American University-Clinical Simulation Center

The Clinical Simulation Diploma Program

We are happy to inform you that the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and the LAU Clinical Simulation Center are offering a Diploma in Clinical Simulation to educators who wish to develop specialized knowledge, skills and understanding of simulation as a modality to support the teaching and assessment of Health Sciences students.

This Diploma is in collaboration with the National Health Education and Training in Simulation (NHET-Sim), Australia. The Diploma is presented as several modules delivered by local and international experts using a blended approach with online and face-to-face learning at the LAU Clinical Simulation Center, Chagoury Health Sciences Center, LAU Byblos Campus. The modules dates are: 

  • January 21
  • February 21
  • March 30, 31 & April 1
  • June 11, 12 & 13
  • July 10

International Faculty

Debra Nestel, PhD, FAcadMEd, CHSE-A
Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University
Professor of Surgical Education, Surgery Department, Melbourne University

Guillaume Alinier, PhD
Professor of Simulation in Healthcare Education, University Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
Director of Research, Ambulance Service, Hamad Medical Corporation

John Jack Boulet, PhD
Vice President for Research and data Resources at FAIMER
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

LAU Faculty

Vanda Abi Raad, MD, MHPE, CHSE
Clinical Professor/Assistant Dean of CME
Director Clinical Simulation Center
Department of Anesthesiology

Nadia El Asmar, MD, MHPE
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Primary Care Clerkship
Director of OSCES and Clinical Skills Program
Associate Director, Clinical Simulation Center

Hanane Barakat, MD, MHM
Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant CMO for Quality and Accreditation
Clerkship Director of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology

Maroun Matar, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Acting Division Head of Neonatology
Clerkship Director of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics

For those who are interested, the deadline for registration is October 14, 2019. The needed documents are:

  • Registration Form, provided by Mrs. Naim
  • A copy of your ID card (hawiyeh) or passport
  • Two hard copy recent photos passport
  • Latest Diploma
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • English proficiency requirements as described here.
  • Registration fee is 3000 USD for all faculty, staff, healthcare professionals. A Discounted fee is available for LAU participants.

To register, kindly contact Ms. Lama Naim at or + 961 1 200800 ext. 5830. Places are limited.