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CASES allows surgical 

trainees and practicing professionals the opportunity to acquire, practice and develop their skills in a safe learning environment.

Centre for Advancement of Surgical Education and Simulation (CASES) allows surgical trainees and practicing professionals the opportunity to acquire, practice and develop their skills in a safe learning environment.

Simulation training in medical education is fundamental to producing proficient and confident healthcare professionals and subsequently enhancing patient care and safety. Simulation learning offers many advantages such as access to unique customizable experiences, freedom to learn and cause no harm, and the provision of detailed feedback and evaluation.

CASES enables Alberta Health Services and our academic partners to become leaders in simulation-based medical education.

CAMIS (Centre for Advancement of Minimally Invasive Surgery) helped to lay the foundation for CASES and provide the framework to expanding simulation training to a comprehensive range of surgical specialties and clinicians.

Finding Us

Located at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, 5th floor of the Community Services Centre, Room 502 (view larger map version)

For general information about our services visit our service listing Centre for Advancement of Surgical Education and Simulation.

Corporate Sponsors

Our Team

CASES works with healthcare professionals with an interest in advancing surgical education and simulation across Alberta.

Dr. Daniel W. Birch
Medical Director
504 Community Services Centre
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
direct: 780-735-4786
fax: 780-735-5565
dbirch@ualberta.ca

Keith Andony
Manager
509 Community Services Centre
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
direct: 780-735-6727
fax: 780-735-5565
keith.andony@ahs.ca

Catheen Eldridge
Administrative Assistant
502 Community Services Centre
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
direct: 780-735-6726
fax: 780-735-5565
catheen.eldridge@ahs.ca

Xinzhe Shi
Senior Data Analyst
512 Community Services Centre
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
direct: 780-735-6735
fax: 780-735-5565
xinzhe.shi@ahs.ca

Sue Yorke
CASES Bariatric OR Clinical Nurse Educator
508 Community Services Centre
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
direct: 780-735-6728
fax: 780-735-5565
sue.yorke@ahs.ca

Ernestina Malheiro
Education Coordinator
507 Community Services Centre
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
direct: 780-735-5634
fax: 780-735-5565
ernestina.malheiro@ahs.ca