Asmund Laerdal is inducted into the NCS Hall of Fame

The National Center for Simulation (NCS) was formed in 1993 as the link among the defense industry,  government, and academia on behalf of the entire modeling, simulation  and training community. Its mission is to facilitate networking among its  growing local, national, and international membership and potential partners and customers in government, industry, education, and commerce.  With the advancement of the use of simulation in medicine and healthcare, NCS has also expanded its reach and focus in this area.

As a forum, showcase, advocate  and archive for simulation, training, and modeling knowledge and resources, NCS  works to strengthen the simulation community’s synergy, foster innovation, and  tell the story of modeling, simulation, and training to decision makers and the  general public. An initiative introduced in 2014, was the creation of the  Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame.  Established to recognize pioneers,  leaders and innovators in the field.  In the inaugural year, there were 10
individuals inducted in to the Hall of Fame.


On May 13, 2015, Asmund S. Laerdal was inducted into the second class of Hall of Fame honorees along with three other  individuals.  Our founder is the first member of the Hall of Fame representing the Healthcare simulation community for his
pioneering work with Resusci Anne. 

Laerdal was represented at the ceremony by David Johnson, Robin McCune, Mark Owens, Scott Arnold, Bruce Cadwell and John Hawkins.

Laerdal Americas President David Johnson said, "It was a great personal honor and privilege to accept this award on behalf of the Laerdal Family and company.  I speak for all of us when I state it was a very proud moment to be a member of the Laerdal team, and to be acknowledged for the efforts and vision of our founder, and the long standing values and mission that our company represents."

The NCS Modeling & Simulation Hall of Fame is located at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Florida.