Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a leading global education provider, was honored for the second time with the Best in Show award at the annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, recently held in Los Angeles, California. The Adtalem team shared its award with Arch Virtual for their Virtual Reality Airway Learning Lab, a program that uses cutting edge virtual reality technology in clinical education.
Upwards of 3,300 educators, clinicians, researchers, and other professionals attended the meeting, sponsored by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, to highlight the latest innovations and best practices in healthcare simulation. "The International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare is the largest and most recognized event related to the use of simulation and emerging educational technology such as games and virtual reality for clinical education and research," said Ramin Nadaf, vice president of innovation and education services at Adtalem. "We were pleased to have the opportunity to demonstrate our use of virtual reality in higher education, and to bring new ideas back to our institutions at Adtalem."
The Virtual Reality Airway Lab uses the Oculus Rift virtual reality system to provide an immersive learning experience that leverages interactive, high-definition applied anatomy imagery to situate core concepts for medical, nursing and health sciences education.
Adtalem's innovation and technology team focuses on developing simulation, gaming and virtual reality technology to support all its educational institutions, including programs in medical, veterinary, nursing and allied health education. This was the second time that Adtalem has won the Best in Show award, having won in 2016 for demonstrating a mixed-reality imaging system designed to support anatomy and physiology education. In addition to winning Best in Show, Adtalem's senior leader for innovation, Eric Bauman, PhD, FSSH, RN, was presented with the Leadership Award for Serious Games and Virtual Environments for his numerous contributions to the field of healthcare simulation.
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The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider, and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.