We look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting next summer which will be held at the wonderful and iconic Scottish Events Campus (SEC) venue in Glasgow, UK on the banks of the River Clyde from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th July.
The theme of this year's Annual Scientific Meeting is "Sustainability, Transformation and Innovation in Medical Education" and we are excited to announce that we have Olle Ten Cate from The Netherlands and Shafi Ahmed aka The Virtual Surgeon from The Royal Hospital London to bring a truly innovative perspective to this year’s event!
ASME is open to receive delegate registrations for the Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 from November 30th 2018
Call for abstracts opens November 30th - abstracts submission deadline: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Early bird registration ends: Tuesday 14th May 2019
|0830-1300||Registration and Poster Setup||Loch Suite Lobby and Hall 2|
|0900-1200||Exhibition Setup||Hall 1|
ASM Pre-conference Sessions
These pre-conference sessions will run simultaneously between 1030 and 1200 hrs and delegates can sign up for them on the day.
1) Educator Development Committee
2) Education Research Committee
4) Journals Board of Management Meeting
|1200-1300||Lunch, viewing of posters and exhibits||Hall 1 & 2|
|1300||Welcome and Opening of the ASM 2019
Prof Sandra Nicholson, ASME Chair
The Lord Cohen Lecture: Prof Olle ten Cate, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Session Chair: Professor Karen Mattick, ASME Director of Awards
Question & Answer session
Sir John Ellis Prize, presentation by winner
Session Chair: Professor Derek Gallen, ASME President
|1430-1515||Pop-Up events (Refreshments served)
|1500-1530||Refreshment break, viewing of posters and exhibits||Hall 1 & 2|
|1530-1750||Members papers presented in Parallel Sessions||Various in
|1800-2000||Welcome Reception||Hall 1 & 2|
|0800||Registration and arrival refreshments (tea, coffee)||Hall 1 & 2|
|0845||Presentation of The ASME Gold Medal 2019 by
Professor Sandra Nicholson, ASME Chair to:
Professor Annie Cushing, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Communication Skills Education: The Territory and the Journey
Question and Answer session
||Various in Loch Suite|
|1010-1040||Refreshment break, viewing of exhibits and posters||Hall 1 & 2|
ASM Morning Intra-conference sessions:
These intra conference sessions will run simultaneously between 1040 and 1210 hrs and delegates can sign up for them on the day. There is no extra charge for attending these sessions
1) Masterclass with Prof Annie Cushing
2) Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education
3) Educator Development Committee
4) Health Education South London
5) University of Leeds
6) Research Methodology Group
7) Mindfulness in Medical Education
8) Technology Enhanced Learning
10) Education Research Committee & Prof Tracy Finch
|1210-1310||Poster viewing and guided poster tours||Hall 1 & 2|
|1310-1355||Lunch, viewing of posters and exhibits||Hall 1 & 2|
|1400-1520||Members papers presented in Parallel Sessions||Various in Loch Suite|
|1520-1550||Refreshment break, viewing of posters and exhibits||Hall 1 & 2|
|1550-1635||Prof Shafi Ahmed, Barts and the London Medical School
The digital transformation of medical education
Session Chair: Jonny Guckian, ASME Director of SoME & Communications
Question and Answer Session
ASM Afternoon intra-conference sessions:
These intra conference sessions will run simultaneously between 1635 and 1805 hrs and delegates can sign up for them on the day. There is no extra charge for attending these sessions
1) Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher Journals. Writing for Publication
2) Masterclass with Prof Olle ten Cate
3) Trainees in the Association for the Study of Medical Education
4) Education Research Committee
5) Educator Development Committee
6) Gloucestershire Academy, University of Bristol
7) Resuscitation Council UK
8) Medical Educators Involved in Student Support
9) Postgraduate Taught Programmes
10) MELISSA Training and Simulation Bus Showcase
Conference Centre Entrance
|1820||ASME Annual General Meeting
Open to ASME members & others who wish to attend
|1930-2230||ASME Annual Dinner
Pre-dinner drinks at 19.30 Dinner – 20:00
Entertainment provided throughout evening
|1599 at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow|
Friday 5th July 2019
|0830||Registration and arrival refreshments (tea, coffee)||Hall 1 & 2|
|0900-1040||Members papers presented in Parallel Sessions||Various in Loch Suite|
|1040-1100||Refreshment break, viewing of posters and exhibits||Hall 1 & 2|
|1110-1155||Plenary Lecture - Dr Lindsey Pope, University of Glasgow Medical School
Innovating in general practice education – feasible or fantasy?
Prof Louise Dubras,
ASME Director of Networks
Question and Answer Session
|1200||Closing summary and a look ahead to ASM 2020 in Liverpool
Dr Jennifer Hallam,
ASME Director of Events
|1245||Close of Annual Scientific Meeting 2019|
Please note this is the current version of the programme - further details will be added in due course
|Days attending||Members||Non-members||Early Career*||Undergraduate|
|Whole 3 day conference||£510||£595||£335||£250|
|Wednesday and Thursday||£455||£495||£290||£230|
|Thursday and Friday||£435||£475||£270||£210|
*Early Career denotes Junior Doctor/Trainee/Other healthcare professional up to 5 years post-graduation; those on full-time PhD or Masters courses and receiving no salary
In the lead up to the event, various conference papers/resources will be added here which will help you with your preparation for the conference. Links to these documents will be sent to all registered delegates prior to the start of the conference.
Watch this space - and social media - for information on
Be sure to download our ASM 2019 App which has copies of our conference papers plus all the information you require for the event at your finger tips. Download from the App Store or Google Play - search for ASME ASM 2019.
Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi-award winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur. He is a 3x TEDx speaker and is faculty at Singularity University. He has delivered over 250 keynotes in 30 countries.
His PhD thesis was on colorectal cancer genetics and he has been awarded 4 honorary PhD’s. He is a cancer surgeon at Barts and the London Medical School and has been awarded the accolade of the most watched surgeon in human history. As a dedicated trainer, educator, and Associate Dean of Bart’s Medical School, he was awarded the Silver Scalpel award in 2015 as the best national trainer in surgery by the Association of Surgeons in Training. He is currently serving as an elected member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England where he is the Director of the International Surgical Training Programme. He is an honorary visiting professor at The University of Bradford where he delivered the Cantor Lecture of Technology in 2017 and the public lecture to open the Digital Health Enterprise Zone.
In 2017 he was the top British Asian star in Tech and received this award from HRH Duke of York. In 2018 he was awarded The Future NHS award by the Members of Parliament.
His mission is to merge the world of medicine, global education, and virtual and augmented reality to democratize and scale surgical education to make it affordable and accessible to everyone using the power of connectivity to allow equitable surgical care. He cofounded Medical Realties who have just released the world’s first VR Interactive Surgical Training Module. He is a non-executive director of Medic Bleep, a communications platform for healthcare professionals, GPDQ an online medical platform. He is an advisor for governments and major blue chip companies working in Pharma, Digital Health, Artificial intelligence, Robotics and Blockchain.
He recently disrupting the traditional medical school curriculum by launching the Barts X Medicine Programme which has embedded future technologies and entrepreneurship into the medical school. He also chairman and a co-founder of the Global Innovation and New Technologies conference in London and Chair of WEBIT Health, Bulgaria.
He has recently been appointed as CEO of SAMD University Hospital in Bolivia, the first Digital hospital in South America.
Olle ten Cate attended medical school at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and has spent his professional life from 1980 serving medical education. In 1986 he completed a PhD dissertation on peer teaching in medical education. Until 1999 he was closely involved with all of the University of Amsterdam’s major preclinical and clinical curriculum reforms, education research, program evaluation and educational development.
In 1999 he was appointed full professor of Medical Education at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and program director of undergraduate medical education at University Medical Center Utrecht. From 2005 to 2017 he was founder and director of the Center for Research and Development of Education at UMCU. His research interests include curriculum development, peer teaching, competency-based medical education, and many other topics in health professions education.
From 2006 until 2012 he served as president of the Netherlands Association for Medical Education (NVMO). In 2012 was appointed adjunct professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, next to his work in Utrecht, to execute a collaborative doctoral program in health professions education. He has published extensively in the medical education literature (350+), supervises many doctoral students in health professions education research (30+ current and past) and received numerous international invitations to speak.
He serves on the editorial boards of Medical Teacher and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, and is a Fellow of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. In 2017, he received the John P. Hubbard Award of the US National Board of Medical Examiners for his work related to assessment in medical education, the NVMO Han Moll Penning life-time award for services to health professions education development and research, and in 2018 the first biennial international Ian R. Hart Award for innovation in medical education.
Professor Annie Cushing qualified at the London Hospital Dental School in the mid-1970’s and worked for almost 20 years as a dental clinician, researcher and teacher. In 1991, prior to publication of the first ‘Tomorrow’s Doctors’, she changed career and pioneered innovative spiral communication skills curricula for both the medical and dental schools at Barts and The London. BLSMD was the first medical school to introduce objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) in 1993 as part of MBBS qualifying examinations.
Her career has focused on scholarly activity, strategic support at an Institutional level for curriculum evolution and staff development, the outcome of which was recognized as a major component of the successful CETL Award in 2005 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for clinical and communication skills healthcare education.
She has been adviser to the GMC Professional Linguistics Assessment Board for assessment of International Medical Graduates since 1996, and recently served on the GMC Assessment Advisory Board. She was a founder member of the UK Medical Interview Teaching Association and was its Course Director and Co-Chair between 1998-2003, delivering residential courses in experiential training for senior doctors from across all specialities. Between 2005-10 she chaired the UK Council on Clinical Communication in Undergraduate Medical Education, to promote good practice and develop national consensus on curriculum standards. In 2011, she led a project for the Medical Schools Council, UK Assessment Alliance to pilot an assessment for EU doctors’ communication skills.
She has acted as adviser to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) on education and assessment, and given presentations to education developers and advisers to ministers of health from the USA, Australia, Japan, Norway, Jordan, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Her research spans both qualitative and quantitative methodologies including randomised controlled and cohort trials evaluating GTA programmes and an NIHR funded educational intervention for working with patients with psychosis. In 2014 her expertise on student-centredness in education for patient-centred care, was recognised in a keynote invite from the European Association on Communication in Healthcare. She is author of chapters on communication skills education in six academic texts
In recent years, she has evolved Patient Forums and Public Engagement interventions to bring the patient voice into communication education at Barts and The London.
Dr Lindsey Pope graduated from Glasgow University medical school in 1997. She initially pursued a career in Emergency Medicine before ‘seeing the light’ and deciding to train as a GP. On completion of her GP training in 2004, she was seconded to the Scottish Government to work on Implementation of the New Deal for Junior Doctors. Following this, she was appointed as an Academic Fellow within NHS Education for Scotland, beginning her career in medical education.
She became a GP Partner in 2006 based in Port Glasgow Health Centre and combined her clinical work with teaching Vocational Studies and Communication Skills for the medical school. Initially teaching undergraduates in her practice, she became a postgraduate GP trainer and Foundation Supervisor in 2009. Her own experience as a clinical educator led to her undertaking her Doctorate in Health Professions Education utilising Activity Theory to study the continuum of medical education in a GP setting.
She is the Head of GP teaching at the University of Glasgow medical school as well as the Director of Professionalism and Vocational Studies. She is an examiner for the Royal College of GPs and an Education Associate for the GMC. She is on the Executive of the SAPC UK GP Heads of Teaching Group and the UK Council of Teachers of Professionalism. She is a member of the joint Scottish Government/Board for Academic Medicine group ‘Increasing undergraduate education in primary care’.
Her recent work has explored the tension between teaching and clinical service and she has a particular interest in the link between education and recruitment and retention of doctors within the health service.
"Training the Trainer" courses in the NHS: Ticking the boxes or enhancing training?
Where/When Wednesday 3rd July, 1430-1515, Dochart 1 Event Lead(s): Catherine Bennett, Mark Poulson & Mark Lillicrap on behalf of the ASME Educator Development Committee (EDC)
Do you run a ‘Training the Trainer’ course in the NHS or have you been required to attend one? Since 2012, GMC Trainer Recognition requirements for named clinical and educational supervisors in postgraduate medical education have formalised requirements of ‘Training the Trainer’ courses. So - does your course engage clinicians, develop educational skills and enhance training? How well are we catering for the needs of new and experienced educators in the NHS? Come and share ideas for good practice in effective ‘Training the Trainer’ courses and explore how the ASME EDC might support trainer development in the NHS.
Who should attend?
Everyone developing and delivering ‘training the trainer’ programmes for postgraduate medical education, clinical and educational supervisors,
those involved in, or responsible for, trainer development in the NHS.
Wednesday 3rd July, 1430-1515, Dochart 1
Catherine Bennett, Mark Poulson & Mark Lillicrap on behalf of the ASME Educator Development Committee (EDC)
"If assessment drives learning, how should we assess our students for sustainability?"
Where/When Wednesday 3rd July, 1430-1515, Dochart 2 Event Lead(s): Kathleen Leedham-Green
With finals exams focused on the unsustainable 'diagnose, treat, discharge' model, more sustainable forms of clinical practice such as care planning, lifestyle medicine,
co-creation,social prescribing, systems design, patient advocacy and patient education are being pushed to the periphery of our undergraduate curricula.
Can we collectively put this right?
Who should attend?
Clinicians and educators with an interest in driving sustainable healthcare education through assessment practices.
Although the learning outcomes that we will be working on are from the GMC, the process and many of the assessment items should be suitable for allied
healthcare professional educators.
An interactive discussion looking at how we can support trainees during transitions from medical student through F1 to F2 - AND BEYOND. We will review potential opportunities available to support trainees from a variety of aspects. We will then consider with an anonymised case study what excellent support can be offered from an entire organisation but still tragically fail to realise that trainees need support as they transition out of a programme too.
Wednesday 3rd July, 1430-1515, Boisdale 1
Who should attend?
Medical School faculty who support later years of medical school
Foundation School faculty/ trainees Medical students
Clare van Hamel
The more technical the teaching of medicine is, the more necessary the humanistic side becomes; medicine is at the crossroads between Science and the humanities; an uncertain science, perhaps. This Pop-Up event will have two sections. First, a short video recorded at the 2nd The Doctor as a Humanist symposium (Moscow, April 2019) will show what we are doing to bring back the humanities to medical education; to ask “why” the humanities are so important, and “how” we can reintroduce them to medical education. Second, we wish to debate these topics to raise interest and extend our community.
Wednesday 3rd July, 1430-1515, Carron 2
Who should attend?
Open to all those interested in the medical humanities, or anyone who wants to find out more about the subject.
Conscientious objection is often presented as an ethical dilemma for doctors, with two courses of action – opting in or opting out of abortion care, reflecting the general polarised moral stance on abortion. But the issue is more complex for doctors, who need a more nuanced understanding in order to best serve their patients. By presenting the issue in terms of a scale rather than a polarised ethical issue this workshop will explore how to facilitate careful thinking about conscience and abortion, covering legal, ethical and practical aspects, including how to respectfully exercise the right to opt out of abortion care.
Wednesday 3rd July, 1430-1515, Alsh 2
Who should attend?
Medical ethics and law and/or professionalism educators. Women's health, sexual health, obstetric s and gynaecology curricula leads and clinical teachers. Healthcare professionals and students.
"Non-medics in medical education - do we have a special interest (group)?"
Where/When: Wednesday 3rd July, 1430-1515, Carron 1, Event Lead(s): Sonia Bussey
Clinical teachers from non-medical backgrounds have different educational developmental needs compared to their medically trained colleagues. This was a key finding of a recent doctoral thesis, and something that is not addressed within current ASME provision. Opportunities for networking, collaborating, peer support and dedicated and tailored staff development opportunities are essential to these teachers. However, such opportunities are difficult to identify when working in education departments where there are few teachers from professional backgrounds other than medicine. This need could be fulfilled by the establishment of a dedicated SIG for these teachers.
This workshops shines a light on new approaches to anatomical body painting. UV paint can be layered on top of or beneath the normal body paint. This means that structures that are superficial or deep can be painted in the same view. The workshop will showcase how UV paint can be utilised to demonstrate muscle tension and presents a more wet, visceral appearance when compared to normal body paint. Discussion will centre around potential uses in undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, including medical degrees and medical education certifications.
Wednesday 3rd July, 1430-1515, Alsh 1
Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in clinical skills, anatomy or art with medical education.
This session explores how professional medics search online for information beyond their expertise. In helping students form a corpus of medical knowledge, we feel uneasy if they can just Google it, yet may be more willing to trust a medical professional who Googles. Where is the line between learning and Googling, and how does Bloom’s Taxonomy help differentiate? We invite you to try learning-searching tasks, to observe how expertise guides digital literacy. We hope to generate a shared taxonomy of online resources and practices, gathered across universities, and to build a framework of digital literacy for medical students.
Thursday 4th July, 0925-1010, Boisdale 2,
Who should attend?
Teachers of medical undergraduates Medical professionals with an interest in digital literacies
The pedagogy we choose to follow or ignore when teaching clinical skills, and the importance of what works. How I have developed my teaching using the pedagogy I have acquired on my 'thinking and reasoning journey' while doing a Masters in Med Ed.
Thursday 4th July, 0925-1010, Dochart 1,
Who should attend?
Anyone involved/interested with Simulation/Clinical skills teaching, either hands on, assisting or organising teaching. People involved/interested in
Clinical Skills teaching curriculum design. Anyone who is interested in how the pedagogy plays into the lab/clinical skills/simulation environment.
"Sustaining medical students' engagement and wellbeing through positive and inclusive learning and behaviour management strategies"
Where/When Thursday 4th July, 0925-1010, Dochart 2 Lead(s): Nikki Boyd
Medical teachers’ skills in facilitating a positive learning environment, through their effective management of resources, time, group dynamics and the wider demands of clinical-based teaching, can impact significantly on students’ engagement, participation and inclusion within the learning process. Using evidence specific to undergraduate medicine and my own experiences of training medical teachers in positive behaviour management strategies, this event will afford opportunities for colleagues to discuss the main issues in this area and share examples of good and innovative practice (in terms of practical approaches), as well as the priorities and opportunities for further research.
Thursday 4th July, 0925-1010, Dochart 2
Who should attend?
This event will be of interest and value to anyone who teaches undergraduate medical students, but particularly those
who are committed to promoting and sustaining inclusive and positive learning and teaching approaches.
"Be wiser about your supervisor: how to engage trainees in contracting to improve their educational experience"
Where/When Thursday 4th July, 0925-1010, Boisdale 1, Event Lead(s): Jo Szram
Educational supervision is the cornerstone of support in learning to become an independent medical practitioner - consultant or general practitioner. Trainees frequently report a lack of time, engagement and understanding of a complex system of training. We explore ways of empowering trainees to enhance their supervisory relationships through their career.
Thursday 4th July, 0925-1010, Boisdale 1
Who should attend?
Director of Medical Education and Clinical Tutors, Deputy Deans, Heads of School and Training programme directors,
educational and clinical supervisors, trainees, undergraduate supervisor, tutors and educational leaders.
"Casualty, Scrubs and Grey's Anatomy: A guide to real life as a healthcare professional?"
Where/When Thursday 4th July, 0925-1010, Alsh 2, Event Lead(s): Lucy Baxter & April Diviney
University applications for both medicine and nursing places have been declining over the past 2 years. With University fees at record highs, students are both wanting and are expected to know more about the role they are applying for. This popup event aims to uncover healthcare professionals' and students' own experiences of what attracted them to their role and how this compares to reality. Let’s use our collective minds to discuss how we can best educate prospective students on life as a healthcare professional and the options available. You bring the ideas, stories and open minds- we’ll bring the biscuits!
Thursday 4th July, 0925-1010, Alsh 2
Who should attend?
Medical students and doctors
Allied healthcare students and professionals
Nursing and midwifery students and professionals
Lucy Baxter & April Diviney
This workshop will demonstrate multiple techniques used across three separate strands of teaching by a team from the University of Bristol Medical School and Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals course. The teaching explores methods of promoting faculty and students to explore and uncover unconscious bias in their professional, educational and personal lives. Topics covered will include the creation of safe spaces, techniques to combat bias, and how to develop and use challenging case studies supported by TEL. Additionally, we will discuss how to co-develop with students and 3rd sector organisations to ensure inclusivity is at the core the teaching.
The use of ultrasound as an anatomy teaching adjunct is growing at a fast pace, as it allows vocational learners to practise important clinical skills. In this Pop- Up event, we will use our custom-made sonographic phantoms with a portable ultrasound system to practise hands-on scanning along with ‘central venous catheterisation’ of penne pasta. These phantoms are quick, easy and inexpensive to develop using common household materials that can simulate the echogenicity of neck vessels with and without atherosclerotic plaques. We would like to discuss not only the usefulness of educational ultrasound, but also the potential applications of custom-made imaging phantoms.
Thursday 4th July, 0925-1010, Alsh 1
Who should attend?
Open to all educationalists with an interest in using ultrasound as a teaching adjunct in educational settings, especially undergraduate vocational degrees,
or anyone who wants to find out more about the subject.
UK general practice has been described as being ‘in crisis’ with the perfect storm of unprecedented workload pressures and recruitment difficulties. A range of interventions have been implemented to help address this challenge. These include additional medical school places, additional GP training places and expansion and upskilling of the primary healthcare team.
Thursday 4th July, 0925-1010, Carron 1
Who should attend?
Anyone involved in or interested in education in a primary care setting.
Hugh Alberti, Lindsey Pope & Harish Thampy
All doctors undertake external CPD to retain their license to practice. Evidence suggests however that 70% of healthcare professionals regularly miss educational opportunities, 30% panic book for points rather than content whilst 90% wish to undertake more electronic or local events to minimise time away from home and family.
I wish to present and discuss the challenges and potential solutions for addressing the present ineffective use of study leave time and budget when considering the associated travel/hotel carbon costs which need to be increasingly justified in a world where everyone’s priority must focus on reducing their environmental footprint.
Thursday 4th July, 0925-1010, M2
Who should attend?
Healthcare professionals that needs to undertake CPD for appraisal and revalidation. Anyone who has an interested in
exploring solutions to reduce our carbon footprint in healthcare.
Presenting to a large audience at a national conference is challenging particularly for first timers – and we have all been there!
Effective oral communication is a crucial skill for all health professionals, particularly those interested in research who need to explain their work to others.
Often in the clinical environment when less experienced clinicians rehearse their presentation their supervisors concentrate on the content and message of the presentation and overlook the personal style and communications skills of the presenter.
Very few people naturally possess outstanding presentation skills from the outset. Most presenters are anxious about their presentation skills and about handling any questions posed by the “expert” audience. However, practice and receiving specific feedback can improve performance.
This workshop is aimed at those presenting this year at the ASME ASM who would like the opportunity to rehearse. It is expected that you will run through your presentation “in real time” and receive feedback from the panel and from the audience in true constructive educational style!
We are here to help and support you so that you can develop additional confidence in the delivery of your work prior to the “real thing”.
Are you thinking about starting a new research project, or have you ‘hit the buffers’ on an early existing research project?
Looking for some help, a place to discuss issues or get inspiration?
Experienced members of ASME’s Education Research Committee (ERC) are offering this interactive session to provide support for new ‘meded’ researchers, or those planning to try new directions or methods. You can bring specific questions or issues about your (intended) project to the session and discuss these with researchers and peers who have experience in different fields of educational research.
As in previous years, JASME and TASME are joining resources to run our pathways workshop at the ASM 2018. The career pathway in medical education is often convoluted and without established frameworks or traditional positions at the end of it. Unlike a medical specialty, it is almost never a straight line and often a companion to training rather than the sole focus. For more junior attendees of the ASME ASM, whom the future of medical education rests upon, it can be confusing to navigate the various opportunities presented to them, and we hope to alleviate some of this through description of cases from those at different stages of involvement with medical education and take apart some of the difficult terminology surrounding it. Trainees have little exposure to this type of support in training programmes, so this workshop will act as a valuable forum to listen, discuss and form their own career action plans.
This will be a great opportunity to introduce and familiarise newer attendees to the structure of the ASM, ASME as an organisation, and also help further our networks and communications agenda.
This workshop will be interactive and will largely focus on delegates reflecting on their own career goals – short and long-term. They will analyse a number of example PDPs and then begin to formulate their own, using SMART goals. The session will then go on to discuss the areas included in academic CV building, which will hopefully stimulate delegates to reflect on their own CVs and areas they could develop.
Feedback is essential for learning. Roleplay is used to practice interactions, reflect on behaviours and identify their effect on outcomes. It offers the opportunity to reinforce effective actions and modify those that are counterproductive.
Reflection ‘in action’ enables choices to be made about next steps. Reflection ‘on action’ assesses the process at the end of the interaction. Unless the learner has the opportunity to repeat and put the new learning into deliberate practice, learning is not consolidated (Kolb, Boud, Ericsson).
All facilitators experience the challenge of when to stop a roleplay for reflection ‘in-action’ and feedback in order to support learners’ progress. They also report finding some students and situations a particular challenge and this workshop will look at some of these interesting examples.
The workshop will be aimed at the full spectrum of attendees at the ASM and will be an interactive, discussion-based session considering the question ‘What makes a successful pastoral support programme?’. The workshop will be run by committee members from the Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education, and will be aimed at individuals who are interested in creating and improving pastoral support systems within their institution – student or professor. The workshop will encourage attendees to reflect upon various current pastoral support programmes, the challenges and benefits each programme presents, and to design their own successful pastoral support programme. The aim is to inspire individuals to get involved in the practical development of pastoral support within their own organisation in order to support student and trainee well-being.
The programme for this session will be confirmed shortly
This workshop offers a Positive Psychology inspired reflective practice that removes the need for words and allows the clinician the freedom to draw, representing a case as picture – a cartoon. Cartoons have been a method of communication from prehistoric times till present day and transcends cultural and geographical boundaries. This peer group reflection enforces a sense of community of practice.
Medicine is “best learned within the clinical setting, whether it be by the bedside, in a general practice surgery or during a community placement” (Kopelman 2014). However, for a variety of reasons it is becoming increasingly challenging for medical schools to provide high quality clinical placements that ensure students can meet Outcomes for Graduates. Such challenges include;
• A shift towards community-based healthcare resulting in patients in hospitals being less available for teaching/learning (due to shorter stays and increased complexity)
• Increasingly pressured clinical environments resulting in a difficulty balancing training needs and service provision
• Workforce planning initiatives resulting in increasing numbers of multi-professionals in training requiring appropriate placements
Is the traditional model of the learning environment set to be challenged? Do these changes provide an opportunity to review the most effective way to deliver experiential learning opportunities? As we prepare for the digital future should we be embracing the rise of the simulated environment and could it replace at least part of the traditional clinical placement?
The workshop will facilitate discussion of the challenges that different medical schools face in providing clinical placements to students of all years. It will then explore specific examples from the University of Leeds and other medical schools, across primary, secondary and community care as well as examples of Third Sector initiatives.
It will explore how current placements can be made more sustainable. For example, weekend and evening working with increasing seniority, increased use of non-medical staff especially in primary care and community, and peer teaching especially in lower years.
Areas of placement transformation will be discussed including the introduction of new placements such as radiology and expanding non-traditional placements.
Innovation in placement delivery will be discussed including use of other providers including private providers, personalised placements and the use of simulation.
The workshop will involve 2-3 members of the RMG providing a justification for their chosen study methodology in a recent project. Workshop participants will work in groups to discuss the pros and cons and debate the applicability of these to their own studies. This will be facilitated by members of the RMG.
This workshop will provide participants with a clearer understanding of how to teach medical students about wellbeing. The workshop will include an overview of current wellbeing strategies present in the literature, a case study by the lead of teaching mindfulness to medical students, and consideration of several ‘lesson plans’ for how to teach these skills in this context.
The workshop aims to trigger debate about what encompasses wellbeing, how to teach these complex skills to a specific student population, and consider what some of the challenges might be of doing so. It is also designed to be practical and to encourage participants to feel more confident to teach medical students about wellbeing more effectively.
This will be an interactive workshop where participants will be guided on the process of curriculum mapping and work through their own examples in order to appreciate the challenges and benefits of mapping. Attendees should be familiar with the principles of outcomes-based curricula, learning outcomes, be familiar with their own programmes and have basic computing skills.
During this practical workshop, the background and context to the recent growth in the development of professional standards throughout medicine, particularly within medical education, will be presented. The workshop will explore the views of delegates about what they consider to be the most important values and areas of professional activity undertaken by medical educators. It will also attempt to identify whether there have been any significant changes in the key values shared by all medical educators, and the areas of activity routinely undertaken by medical educators at all levels of seniority.
Educational initiatives can at times be viewed as ‘interventions’ aimed ultimately at changing or improving practices. But how the ‘learning’ gained through education becomes implemented into practice is a complex and difficult area for study. This workshop will focus on a body of work from outside the discipline of medical education – which we hope will stimulate alternative ways of thinking and new ideas.
The workshop will provide participants with an introduction to Normalization Process Theory (NPT) as a tool for thinking through implementation projects, with reference to broader approaches in Implementation Science.
NPT is a theory for understanding the implementation, embedding and integration of new practices, that emphasises the collaborative nature of implementation ‘work’. Through group work, participants will apply and critique NPT based tools for designing, implementing and evaluating innovations in practice. The workshop will provide an opportunity to critique ideas from NPT through application to examples that can include case studies from participants’ own work.
Writing for publication in health professions education is an important skill, essential in developing an evidence base of practice, for broad dissemination of findings and raising the quality of healthcare education. Peer-review is a defining component of scholarly practice and proof of writing success is often a requirement for promotion when applying for funding and providing evidence of professional impact. However, for both novice and experts alike, writing for publication can be a challenging experience as competition for publication is fierce and the standards in the field continue to rise.
In this workshop journal editors share their experiences and knowledge of the field of publishing. They will aim to provide authors (or potential authors) with a better understanding of what makes a good paper, where the common pitfalls lie with respect to writing and submitting papers, and what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ of the publication process. The potential benefits of unravelling some of the mysteries of the submission and review process include an increased understanding of what it takes to publish in medical education journals specifically and the scientific literature more broadly.
A proper use of entrustable professional activities in clinical training requires entrustment decisions based on assessment. Entrustment can be translated to a scale that incorporates levels of supervision. Several such entrustment-supervision (ES) scale have been proposed and used. This workshop will review these scales. A distinction will be made between retrospective and prospective ES-scales. Participants will be asked to apply both types of scales to imaginary trainees.
This is a session of oral presentations for the TIE prize, which celebrates talent and ingenuity by those embarking on a career in medical education. Abstract submissions are assessed and selected on merit ahead of the conference, and judged on the day.
The TIE prize offers a forum to recognise innovation and bolster sustainability in medical education through sharing those experiences.
Our overarching aim is to promote and celebrate educational excellence. We would encourage attendance from anyone who is curious to see contemporary ideas and fresh faces in the world of medical education.
Full programme of this session to follow
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This workshop is designed for early/ mid-career stage educationalists.
It will explore career pathways in medical education highlighting opportunities and challenges along the way. In particular it will focus on sustainability - how to achieve this through (amongst other things) accessing and building support networks.
Early pre-school education focuses on ‘messy play’ as a creative way to learn new skills and ideas. This sensory and hands on approach with its use of creative materials stimulates learning and sparks curiosity in the pre-school students. In medical education there are more limited opportunities for students to get their hands ‘messy’ in this way. Creative play (modelling, painting etc) not only acts as an alternative to more traditional teaching styles but can also encourage our students to be creative problem solvers when they embark upon their clinical work. At Gloucestershire Academy, University of Bristol, we have used a creative modelling element in our teaching through the use of modelling clay and ‘fake blood’ to create wounds and ulcers. Addition of creative play has increased both positive feedback from students and demonstrated improved performance in post teaching evaluation when compared to traditional teaching methods.
This interactive workshops aims to explore the use of creativity in medical education as well as presenting ideas on how to design and deliver an interactive and creative session. There will be an emphasis on participation and the sharing of ideas surrounding creative play in medical education. Participants will have the chance to get their hands ‘messy’ and design their own hands on creative teaching session during the workshop.
Within the recently published NHS long term plan there is a focus on supporting communities to live well. Medical school community outreach projects can make an important contribution in helping achieve this goal and provide additional benefits for students.
In the UK 1:5 adults will witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR. Unfortunately in the UK out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival is just 8.6%. Good bystander CPR and early defibrillation are the two biggest factors that affect survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. In 2018 the University of Leeds launched ‘Eight Minutes to Save a Life’, a collaborative project which ran in conjunction with, the Resuscitation Council (UK)’s global Restart a Heart Day. The project was delivered jointly by staff and students from the Medical School with support from a number of external organisations.
The purpose of the project was to:
• Promote bystander CPR & AED use among local communities
• Give medical students ‘on the go’ teaching experience with the general public
• Form new and effective partnerships to support future community outreach projects
The project yielded a number of benefits for both the community and medical students involved. The project raised the profile of the Medical School across the city, facilitated the formation of new partnerships, and trained 1100 members of the public to perform CPR & AED. The benefit to students has been to enhance their communication skills, improve their confidence, knowledge and clinical skills whilst gaining valuable teaching experience at an early point in their training.
This workshop will draw on our experience of this project and student evaluation data to consider how community based initiatives can be incorporated into clinical education curricula. The workshop will be delivered in conjunction with the Resuscitation Council UK who have supported this project.
There is a need for effective support at all stages of training, and recent literature reports that exposure and engagement with effective support and development programmes at early stages of the training journey is more likely to result in trainees seeking help when they may need it. It is crucial then than those who support our trainees are aware of the current areas of best practice and resources available.
This workshop will comprise of 4 parts:
We know that postgraduate study can be transformational to those who undertake it and that the benefits go far beyond the academic award obtained. This is largely due to the discursive approach adopted in the delivery of these programme. We will discuss how this is approached in our own programmes and encourage other to share their own experiences
The SEC (Scottish Event Campus) is conveniently situated for motorists, just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking.
Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take the cut off for the campus. Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking.
Scotland has an extensive motorway network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. The M80 connects Stirling to Glasgow, while the M77 connects us to the west coast of Scotland.
Traffic Scotland provides up to date traffic and roadworks information.
The SEC postcode for your satnav is G3 8YW.
The multi-storey is operated by City Parking LLP. A map and directions are HERE. Onsite pay machines are on the ground floor, or level 2 (walkway level) of the car park. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card on arrival or before departure.
Tariff Rates in the multi-storey Monday to Sunday are:
0-1 hour £5
1-12 hours £10
12-13 hours £15
13-24 Hours £20
Further information is available from the operator’s website.
The multi-storey has a height restriction of 2m. Drivers with vehicles over 2m should report to the Gatehouse to the west of the campus (accessed via Stobcross Road) in the first instance and you will be directed to an available space.
Please note that residential parking cannot be accommodated at the SEC.
Glasgow is well connected by train from across the UK.
Glasgow Central station links Glasgow to every UK city.
Glasgow Queen Street station operates routes mainly to central and northern Scotland.
The main UK train companies operating in Scotland are:
There are more than 20 direct trains per day from London. Direct trains from Edinburgh run every 15 minutes on weekdays.
Scotrail is the main operator in Scotland and has information on the West Highland Line, the North Highland Line and Caledonian Sleepers (overnight trains from Scotland to London). Check ScotRail’s latest timetables or download the ScotRail app by texting ‘ScotRail’ to 86688.
Once in the city centre, the SEC is a three-minute train ride from Glasgow Central. If you arrive at Queen Street, you’ll need to walk or get a bus to Central to continue your journey by train.
The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre – allowing easy access from the city centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (low level).
Strathclyde Passenger Transport operates the Glasgow Subway providing quick and convenient connections from 15 points across the city (the St. Enoch stop is a few minutes’ walk from Central Station for onward transfer to the campus).
ScotRail Conference Rover - £5 for 5 days
Delegates can purchase a ScotRail Conference Rover ticket for £5 for 5 days train travel within the Conference Zone.
You can then travel between the SEC and the City Centre as many times as you like within this time.
The Conference Rover also gives you up to 50% off train fares throughout Scotland, if you’d like to explore the rest of Scotland after the conference.
To purchase the ticket show your conference badge at the station or photo ID with a conference confirmation.
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On disembarking at the Exhibition Centre, a lift is available to take you to street level. A covered walkway connects the station to the campus.
Coach operators run services to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station from throughout the UK.
Visit Traveline Scotland for details.
Two other bus services operate to and from the Scottish Event Campus, stopping on Lancefield Street near the Clyde Arc Bridge, only 2 minutes’ walk from the venues. Full details are available at X19 Stagecoach timetable and McGills 23 service timetable.
Discounted travel is available for delegates for journeys between Glasgow Airport and City Centre with Glasgow Taxis:
Pre-book your taxi by phoning +44 (0) 141 429 7070 using the following codes to get the discounted fare.
Glasgow Airport to City Centre: use code GCB 1 set fare £18.00
City Centre to Glasgow Airport: use code GCB 2 set fare £22.00
Delegates looking for a taxi City Tour can use code GCB 3 for a £2.00 discount on all city tours.
There is a Glasgow Taxis pick-up and drop-off point outside The SSE Hydro (the building opposite the main conference centre where ASM is taking place)
There are several taxi ranks throughout the city including at Buchanan Bus Station, Queen Street and Central stations and most large hotels.
The distinctive black cabs can accommodate five or six people. If their yellow light is on you can flag them down on the street.
Glasgow is a great cycling city and the SEC is pleased to help more people get around by bike.
Glasgow is linked to the National Cycle Network and has designated cycle lanes on many roads.
The SEC is accessible via many cycle lanes and paths including one particularly picturesque route that runs alongside the River Clyde.
For further details visit the Sustrans website.
A covered cycle rack is located in the Scottish Event Campus between the SEC Centre and the SEC Armadillo.
Glasgow Airport (GLA) serves most major international airlines. It’s located 8 miles (13km) west of the city.
Currently 28 daily services to London.
Direct flights from North America with United Airlines & US Airways
Direct flights from Canada with Air Transat
Direct flights from Dubai with Emirates
One-stop flights from North America with Icelandair
Getting to the SEC from Glasgow Airport
These are some of the most common connections. More information can be found at Scotland’s public transport information website Traveline Scotland.
Airport buses run from the airport to Glasgow city centre up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and take approximately 25 minutes.
The 747 AirLink service operates via Renfrew, Braehead, Partick, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Charing Cross and the city centre. For more information on times and fares please visit the Scottish Citylink website.
Glasgow Taxis on arrival at the airport – bookings can be made by calling +44 (0) 141 429 7070. Alternatively, Glasgow Airport Taxis are located immediately outside the terminal building or can also be booked by calling +44 (0) 141 889 1813.
The airport also has an SPT Travel Desk, located at Domestic Arrivals (Check-in), where staff can provide you with details of buses and taxis.
Once in the city centre, the SEC is a five-minute cab or short train ride from Glasgow Central station.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
(PIK) is 32 miles (51km) southwest of the city. It’s a main base for Ryanair and serves European destinations.
Great flight times
Quick, hassle free check-in
50% discount on rail travel to/from anywhere in Scotland
Our own railway station
Low cost on-site parking
(EDI) is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow and serves most major international airlines.
Glasgow is a very walkable and easy to navigate city.
The Clyde Walkway runs right past the SEC, providing an invigorating start to day time events, or a scenic stroll to night-time happenings.
There are two foot bridges, which cross the Clydeside Express Way (dual carriageway connecting the west end to Glasgow city centre) at both the front and rear of the campus.
The special discount rates are only available if you make a reservation through this website using the button above.
ASM 2019 offers a variety of exciting sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities - for further information click HERE to download our brochure
If you have any questions regarding our opportunities please email: [email protected]
This year’s annual conference dinner will take place at 1599 at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RJ.
The dinner will take on the Thursday evening of the conference (4th July) with a drinks reception at 19:30 with speeches and dinner from 20:00. Entertainment will be provided throughout the evening.
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Submissions closed at 5pm on Tuesday 15th January 2019.
Thank you for your submissions.
Call for abstracts is now closed.
Submitters will be notified of the results via email in due course.
Thank you for your submissions.
Call for abstracts is now closed.
Submitters will be notified of the results via email in due course.
You are invited to submit abstracts of papers concerned with research and new concepts in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical and healthcare education, for the Annual Scientific Meeting. One of ASME’s goals is to foster and promote high quality education research and the ASM is an important mechanism in this programme. There are 2 categories of presentation.
This section is for new ideas and researchers wishing to have a forum to present their work in parallel session and receive feedback during the session. The standard format will be to allow 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for comments and feedback. This section will be limited both by quality standards, but also time available, and the assessment panel will award the presentation slots to those submissions of the highest quality.
Poster presentations are invited for research and innovations that have not been developed to the completeness required for oral presentation. Presenters of papers accepted as poster are expected to speak about their poster(s) during the programmed chaired poster session. (3 minutes presentation time and 2 minutes for comments and feedback) Where submitters have more than one poster accepted we would advise that either a co-author presents your other paper(s) or you indicate which of your posters you will present in the session. Poster competitions will be held and you will be given the option to indicate whether or not you wish to be included in the competitions.
Please note that all TEL posters will be in e-poster format for ASM 2019. If your TEL abstract submission is successful then you will be invited to create your ePoster using the Learning Toolbox platform. You will be able to include links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools, websites and apps within your ePoster, as well as static file types such as images and PDFs. Your ePoster will be a living resource. As well as presenting your ePoster at the conference you will also be able to continue to share and update the ePoster after the conference. You can find more information about the Learning Toolbox ePoster platform on their website http://ltb.io/eposters/ Full instructions on format etc. will be sent in due course to all successful applicants.
Please view the video below for more information on creating an interesting abstract:
Quoted references in the paper cited in the abstract should be listed at the end, and the Vancouver reference style should be followed. A panel of assessors will judge submitted abstracts on the following criteria:
The ASM organising group may vary formats to create themed sessions which will allow for more discussion of papers that address similar issues.
Abstracts of all accepted presentations will appear in the conference papers for the ASM on our website in the lead up to the conference and via the conference app.
ASM certificates will be provided to delegates within 30 working days from end of conference.