ABASS : multidisciplinary associative network around simulation
Association Bourguignonne des Acteurs de la Simulation en Santé (A.B.A.S.S), a multidisciplinary and multi-professional, non-profit and commercial association, was created in May 2013 and brings together health professionals, simulation instructors or those interested in this pedagogy.
Completely independent of university or hospital simulation centers and industries related to health simulation, its funding is based on contributions from its members and thanks to the meeting days around simulation that it organizes twice a year.
Originally limited to Burgundy, the association quickly exceeded regional limits and now brings together professionals from Burgundy Franche-Comté but also from the Grand Est, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Ile de France and PACA. This network makes it possible to federate not only professionals from the world of health but also from the fire and rescue services as well as the health service of the armies.
This community brings together firefighters, paramedics, doctors and university professors, nurses, nurse-anaesthesiologists, child nurses, health executives, midwives, directors of health schools, psychologists, biomedical engineers, risk managers, sociologists and researchers…
Seeking to promote the development of health simulation as a method of initial and continuing training, but also of research, ABASS wishes to bring together those who are interested in it by developing a spirit of mutual aid, exchange of practice and experience in order to improve the skills of as many people as possible.
This open-mindedness allows each of its members to learn about simulation news, to communicate on its activity, to create a mutual aid network which is by definition non-competitive.
It is in connection with training organizations and other associations that ABASS is built and developed to meet the shared needs for information and training during meeting days accessible to members and non-members.
Partner of the Francophone Society of Simulation in Health (SOFRASIMS), it ensures the relay of good practices within its network.