Proudly hosted by UTHSC Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation
We know that getting away from work for a three day conference can be tough so we have condensed the SimGHOSTS conference into a 1-day program that allows you to experience all the best that SimGHOSTS has to offer.
SimGHOSTS X is perfect for foundation to intermediate level healthcare simulation technology specialists who are looking to build their expertise and connect with peers. Don't just take our word for it though, look what some of our past event attendees have had to say:
The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) is a world-class, 45,000-square-foot, standalone simulation facility located at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis. CHIPS is dedicated to improving healthcare training and positively affecting patient safety. Students from the six colleges at UTHSC – Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy – participate in activities at CHIPS. CHIPS is also a resource to UTHSC residency programs and UTHSC’s local clinical partners.
As the flagship statewide, public, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 6,000 people on its faculty, staff and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, UTHSC contributes more than $2.7 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
In 1911, the University of Tennessee launched its Memphis campus, dedicating it solely to health science education and research. Seed programs in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy quickly flourished, and within a few short years, new programs were initiated in health professions, graduate health sciences and nursing. Each of those programs grew to become a college in its own right.
For the full history and more details about our host, check out the official UTHSC website!
LaQuinta Inn & Suites Memphis Downtown has free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. It also provides an airport shuttle and free area shuttle. It is located just over a mile from the venue and is an easy walk for those who like to stretch their legs. The guest rooms are all non-smoking, and feature a mini-refrigerator, microwave, desk, ironing amenities, and a flat-screen HDTV. Reservations can be made here.
Between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Hotel:
The closest airport to both the hotel and venue is the Memphis International Airport. MEM features a variety of transportation options to the hotel.
By Car: MEM offers rental car stations for almost every major rental company such as Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise and more. Rental cars are located in Ground Transportation center on the lowest level of Terminal B. Taxis are located just outside of Terminal B and Uber and Lyft pickup points are located outside Terminals A,B and C. Wheelchair-accessible providers are available.
Airport-to-Hotel Shuttle Service: Once you have arrived and collected your luggage please call the hotel to arrange your shuttle. The shuttles are located In the baggage claim area near the exits, look for overhead signs indicating the location for hotel shuttle stops.
Public Transportation: The airport is an official Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) bus stop and busses run every hour. MATA Bus #64 picks up about every hour Monday through Friday from 6:17 a.m. to 10:42 p.m., with hourly Saturday pickups from 7:02 a.m. until 9:02 p.m. Sunday pickups take place hourly between 7:02 a.m. and 7:02 p.m. Check MATA's official website for full bus schedules.
Between Hotel and UTHSC:
The UTHSC campus is located approximatly 1.3 miles away from the hotel, which translates to about a 20 - 30 minute walk. However, if you don't want to walk, some transportation options are available to/from the hotel and venue:
Trolleys: MATA provides a system of Trolleys for Memphis's downtown. There is an adjacent station a little ways from the hotel where you can board the Madison Avenue Line and take that directly to the conference venue.
Parking: If you are bringing your own car, or choosing to rent a car, parking is available at the venue.