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This years ASM will be held in NUI Galway from February 6th – 8th 2019. This year the conference theme is:

Health Professions Education: Developing the Whole Person

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INMED 2018 was a great success with over 180 delegates from many health professions decending on the UCC campus for the three day affair. We would like to share some highlights with INMED members who did not make it to the conference this year or perhaps were only able to make it to a small part of the conference.”

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The 10th INMED Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in Dublin. The conference theme was “Collective competence for healthcare practitioners: preparing for real-world practice

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The 2016 ASM was focused on how insights into clinical and classroom learning from a search are and can be transferred into actual teaching practice.

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The eighth annual meeting of INMED was held at the graduate entry medical school, the University of Limerick. The conference theme was “New horizons and health professional education: Complexity, Culture and Communication. The conference was organised over 2 1/2 days including a full preconference workshop day and one half days of research and educational development presentations.

The preconference day included the launch of itEACH as an affiliated group with INMED. itEACH is the Irish branch of the European Association for Communication in Healthcare, (EACH). Following its successful launch, itEACH has since held a follow up two-day symposium in March/April 2016 with the support of INMED. The preconference day also included a day-long workshop in which the accepted model of the OSCE was challenged and revisited using a “change laboratory” approach created by Yrjö Engeström. During the main conference keynote presentations by Tara Fenwick, (University of Stirling), Jonathan Silverman, (Cambridge University) and Anne Marie Cunningham, (NHS, Wales) covered a range of topics related to the theme including workplace learning, professional culture and interprofessional communication.

The conference was a great success attracting over 200 delegates and many sponsors. INMED would like to sincerely thank the University of Limerick and the graduate entry medical school for their superb organisation and support throughout the conference. 2. INMED faculty development symposium: Evidence Synthesis Venue UCC INMED and the Medical Education Unit at UCC jointly facilitated a symposium on Evidence Synthesis in Health Professions Education at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC on February 19th 2016. The symposium was attended by more than 40 delegates from around Ireland, representing a diverse range of disciplines including Medical Education, Epidemiology and Public Health, Psychiatry, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, Psychology and Marketing & Management. Dr. Andrew Booth, Reader in Health Evidence Based Information Practice at ScHARR, University of Sheffield, gave an excellent plenary in which he presented a toolkit of approaches which can be matched to research question, theoretical orientation, available resources and purpose of the review. He described how the field has moved on from a single conventional approach, the systematic review as defined by the Cochrane Collaboration, to a multitude of options. He went on to explore these newer approaches and what they can offer health professions education.

There followed workshops which provided tasters of methodologies of evidence synthesis; Introduction to Systematic Reviews (Dr. Andrew Booth), Introduction to Qualitative Evidence Synthesis (Dr. Martina Kelly, University of Calgary, and Prof. Tim Dornan, QUB.) and Introduction to Realist Reviews (Dr. Geoff Wong, University of Oxford). These were very well received and delegates evaluated the symposium as a whole as a valuable learning experience.

INMED’s 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) was held at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast on 5th and 6th July 2016. The conference was dovetailed with the 2016 ASME conference which was held at an adjacent venue from 6th to 8th July.

Given its juxtaposition with the ASME conference, the INMED ASM programme was a little different to last year. We began with the full day of activities on Tuesday 5th July and we ended the conference on the morning of 6th July with a series of extended workshops. We introducted a number of new things this year in the hope of making the conference more inclusive for new educators and students, as well as established researchers and faculty developers.

The theme of this year’s conference addressed the important issue of how insights from educational research do (and more often don’t) convert into changes in educational practice. Both keynotes were devoted to this topic with the second one in particular highlighting important research findings that should be part of all of our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculums.

INMED’s 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) was held at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast on 5th and 6th July 2016. The conference was dovetailed with the 2016 ASME conference which was held at an adjacent venue from 6th to 8th July.

Given its juxtaposition with the ASME conference, the INMED ASM programme was a little different to last year. We began with the full day of activities on Tuesday 5th July and we ended the conference on the morning of 6th July with a series of extended workshops. We introducted a number of new things this year in the hope of making the conference more inclusive for new educators and students, as well as established researchers and faculty developers.

The theme of this year’s conference addressed the important issue of how insights from educational research do (and more often don’t) convert into changes in educational practice. Both keynotes were devoted to this topic with the second one in particular highlighting important research findings that should be part of all of our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculums.

INMED and the Medical Education Unit at UCC jointly facilitated a symposium on Evidence Synthesis in Health Professions Education at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC on February 19th 2016. The symposium was attended by more than 40 delegates from around Ireland, representing a diverse range of disciplines including Medical Education, Epidemiology and Public Health, Psychiatry, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, Psychology and Marketing & Management. Dr. Andrew Booth, Reader in Health Evidence Based Information Practice at ScHARR, University of Sheffield, gave an excellent plenary in which he presented a toolkit of approaches which can be matched to research question, theoretical orientation, available resources and purpose of the review. He described how the field has moved on from a single conventional approach, the systematic review as defined by the Cochrane Collaboration, to a multitude of options. He went on to explore these newer approaches and what they can offer health professions education. There followed workshops which provided tasters of methodologies of evidence synthesis; Introduction to Systematic Reviews (Dr. Andrew Booth), Introduction to Qualitative Evidence Synthesis (Dr. Martina Kelly, University of Calgary, and Prof. Tim Dornan, QUB.) and Introduction to Realist Reviews (Dr. Geoff Wong, University of Oxford). These were very well received and delegates evaluated the symposium as a whole as a valuable learning experience.
We were delighted to see such a broad range of clinical disciplines at the recent INMED symposium which augurs well for the future of INMED as an organisation dedicated to supporting health professional educators regardless of their professional backgrounds.

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