The last conference of this group was held in Cambridge on Wednesday September 13th 2017. Download the full PDF programme here. See below for presentations that were given.

Programme (or download PDF HERE)

 09.30  Registration and coffee

10.00  Welcome and overview of day. Recent developments within the SIF

Dr Stephen Barclay, University Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge

10.15  Keynote address: “Teaching Communication Skills: the Calgary-Cambridge model

Dr Jonathan Silverman, co-developer of Calgary - Cambridge model and international expert on the teaching of communication skills.

11.00  Coffee


11.20  “Teaching Communication skills”: facilitated groups with simulated patients

            An opportunity to develop our communication skills teaching skills

13.00  Lunch


14.00  Parallel 1. Research and innovation in undergraduate medical education                                                   

            Participant presentations of their course innovations and education research:


            Parallel 2. Single Best Response questions for the national question bank

            Workshop refining questions brought by participants

15.15 The national study of Medical School Palliative Care education.

            Dr Steven Walker, Principal Investigator and lead author of the papers

Followed by discussion of the timing and content of next national study

16.00  Tea and close