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Midwest Sadie Abell Senior Pediatric Critical Care Fellow Simulation Bootcamp

Since 2019, Children’s Wisconsin has been collaborating with Johns Hopkins to host a Midwest Senior PICU Fellow Bootcamp. This multi-institutional event is targeted towards 2nd or 3rd year PICU fellows and takes place in our Dairy Cares of WI Simulation Lab, and we host fellowship programs from across the region and country. Over the course of 3 days, fellows participate in simulation scenarios ranging from difficult airways, neurocritical care patients, ECMO/VAD management, post-operative cardiac complications, and more. They also participate in didactic and advanced technical skills stations to build upon their critical thinking and procedural abilities. Topics covered included advanced airway skills, physician transport of critically ill patients and more.

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“After Sadie’s death, her parents approached team members who had cared for their daughter and inquired how they could help PICU team members, particularly those in training or early in their careers, to learn to work together in such critical situations as they had witnessed, not only for the benefit of health care workers working so closely to save critically ill children, but also for the families and patients who are directly impacted by these amazing collaborations.”

-Dr. Kristen Nelson-McMillan, Bootcamp Creator

Sadie Abell’s story and life inspire us all to be the best physicians, communicators, and team members we can be.


The Sadie Abell Senior Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Bootcamp Slideshow

Save the date for the 2024 Bootcamp!

Thursday April 18, 2024-Saturday April 20, 2024

Dairy Cares of Wisconsin Simulation Lab
Children’s Corporate Center Suite 430
999 N. 92nd St,
Wauwatosa, WI 53226


Registration will open March 2024 for the April 2024 Bootcamp event.

Registration is first come first serve by completing the registration form. Once we reach 24 registrants, we will close registration. We will be in touch to confirm your registration after we receive your completed form.

Questions? Email Emily Will at

Tentative Program Schedule

Day 1
8-11 a.m.  Faculty Briefing
11 a.m.-12 p.m.  Check-in/Lunch/Assignments for Fellow Participants
12-5 p.m.  Simulation and Skills Station
5-6 p.m.  Conclusion/Debriefing

Day 2
7-7:45 a.m.  Check-in/Breakfast/Assignments
7:45am-12 p.m. Simulation and Skills Station
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1-4 p.m.  Simulation and Skills Station
4-4:30 p.m.  Conclusion/Debriefing
6-8 p.m.  Social Event (details forthcoming)

Day 3
7-7:45 a.m.  Check-in/Breakfast/Assignments
7:45 a.m.-12 p.m.  Simulation and Skills Station
12-1 p.m.   Lunch and Wrap up

Driving and Parking Information

Dairy Cares of Wisconsin Simulation Lab

Children’s Corporate Center Suite 430
999 N. 92nd St.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Please park in the Children’s Wisconsin Staff Parking Structure directly attached to the Children’s Corporate Center building by following the blue arrow in the map.

Launch Map

Event Director and Coordinators

Shilpa Narayan, MD


Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program Director

Emily Will

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Administrative Contact for Bootcamp

Sharon Stiles

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Program Manager I-Simulation

Lucia Lee, MS

Lucia Lee MS Simulation Specialist

Simulation Specialist