26 October 2020 to 31 December 2021
Cureus JMS: Annals of Simulation
America/Toronto timezone

Who should participate?

Research trainees and early career researchers (ECR) from a wide range of professional and research backgrounds.

How does it work?

Simulation is a form of experiential learning. DiSIMinate2build (D2B) provides experiential learning opportunities for research trainees and ECRs to build scholarship capacity in the field of simulation. D2B provides such opportunities in the form of virtual meeting hosted on Cureus JMS: Annals of Simulation and subsequent curated critique and workshops leading to submission of papers on Cureus channel.

We accept completed projects and work in progress that fall within two categories: research and innovation.

Virtual Meeting

The meeting runs all year and provides a peer-reviewed, asynchronous platform for feedback on and sharing of each other's research. Participant can share their work and benefit from the online mentorship and collaborations. This format builds capable researchers and provide an opportunity for them to engage in research networks.


Quarterly workshops are designed specifically to build on posters accepted to the virtual meeting to develop them to full papers.

Cureus Papers

These include position papers, technical reports describing both novel technology and pedagogy of simulation, reviews, and original research. We encourage direct submissions, as well as submissions that were already presented and received feedback as part of our Virtual Meeting. The publication is not guaranteed, as our journal is peer reviewed and acceptance of papers will depend on an independent scientific review. The peer-review process ensures rigorous PubMed indexing whose open access publishing format ensures widespread knowledge dissemination and reach.


  • Virtual Simulation
  • Simulation Pedagogy
  • Technology in Simulation
  • Low-cost, Low-resource solutions for simulation-based education
  • Outcomes and Impact of Simulation


D2B follows the tenants of the Medical Research Council Framework (MRC 2019), where every research activity and project constitute a critical building block of a more extensive research program, thus deserving peer-reviewed sharing.  D2B accepts rigorous descriptions of theoretical concepts, research protocols, technological and pedagogical innovations, and experimental approaches utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Cureus JMS: Annals of Simulation


Early career researchers (ECR) are:

  • Applicants who have held an independent academic position for five years or less.
  • Applicants who have entered simulation research as a new scholarly activity, as evidenced by publication record in the five years.
The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.