October 2018 | Issue 38
Inaugural Transform MedEd highlights transformative medical education

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Jointly organised by Imperial and LKCMedicine and taking place on NTU’s Novena campus, the inaugural Transform MedEd conference will bring together some of the world’s foremost medical educators and healthcare professionals on 9-10 November for a series of plenaries, workshops and short communications to shine a spotlight on ways to transform medical education.

With the theme of Transforming People, Practice and Policy, this conference aims to be a platform for deconstructing and reimagining medical education pedagogy and healthcare methodology. Having LKCMedicine as the inaugural venue is apt as it is a medical school with a transformational curriculum created by education experts from both Imperial and NTU.

Guest speakers include Dame Parveen Kumar, Professor of Medicine and Education, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London; Debra Nestel, Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare, Monash University and Professor of Surgical Education, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne; Farhana Nakhooda, Director – Healthcare & Social Services, IBM Asia Pacific; and Simone Buitendijk, Imperial’s Vice-Provost (Education).

Robust content
The two days are packed with panel discussions, symposiums, short communication sessions and workshops. The first day’s morning panel discussion will revolve around the question “Time to Ditch the Notebook?” posed by keynote speaker Prof Dame Parveen Kumar; while afternoon panel discussion gets to the heart of how learning and practice can be transformed through clinical intelligence and patient connection.

The second day’s morning panel discussion centres on the type of medical graduates needed to transform healthcare, while the afternoon panel discussion will come to grips with changing the medical student experience.

There are four parallel sessions of one symposium, one or two short communication sessions, and two to three workshops. For example, participants will have to choose between a symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Education; two Short Communications courses on Medical Humanities, and Well-being and Transition; and two workshops on Co-creating Innovative Solutions for Health, and Coaching Students to Success: Growth Mindset, Study Skills And Wellbeing respectively. Other topics include Curriculum Mapping, Crossing Healthcare Boundaries, Discovering Qualitative Evidence Syntheses and Basics of 3D Printing Technology.

Transform MedEd is set to get participants thinking and reflecting, as well as learning and applying, as its conference structure has been created to do.

Building new collaborations
Chairperson of Transform MedEd and LKCMedicine Vice-Dean (Education) Professor Naomi Low-Beer said, “The conference is an opportunity to gain new insights into medical education and to take home new approaches that can be incorporated into practice. It’s also an opportunity to build new collaborations with educators from across the world.”

The conference co-chairperson and Head of Undergraduate School of Medicine at Imperial, Martin Lupton, spoke about how the innovative LKCMedicine is already transforming education. He said, “The collaboration between LKCMedicine and Imperial has thrown up a large number of questions about what the School teaches and how it’s taught. At the conference, gain not just ideas, but potentially new skills and collaborators for new education research projects.”

Transform MedEd 2018: Global Challenges, Local Impact

9 November, Friday

Time: 7.30am – 8.00pm

10 November, Saturday
Time: 7.30am – 5.00pm

Find out more and register on www.transformmeded.org