APM SIF Undergraduate Medical Education Special Interest Forum

Thursday October 8th, 14.00 to 16.00 via Zoom


Meeting ID & Passcode on registration


“Virtual undergraduate Palliative Care teaching in the time of COVID-19: lessons learned”.

We are pleased to announce the eighth annual meeting of the APM Undergraduate Education Special Interest Forum, co-led by Professor Stephen Barclay (Cambridge) and Professor John Ellershaw (Liverpool).  This annual meeting presents a much-needed networking opportunity for those involved in medical student palliative care education; an opportunity to share ideas, developments, best practice and education research. RCP CPD approval is being sought. 

The 2020 conference will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on undergraduate palliative care education, with a particular focus on online teaching approaches and innovations. The programme is available here

There is no charge, but please book in advance at https://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/public-health-primary-care/association-for-palliative-medicine/annual-conferenceassociation-for-palliative-medicine-undergraduate-education-special-interest-forum  

Abstract submissions are invited for presentations relating to innovations and research in undergraduate medical education: see the abstract submission form and guidance here


14.00     Introductions via Zoom chat

                Welcome and update on the work of the SIF

14.15     General Medical Council update: speaker to be confirmed

14.30     Participants’ presentations (see abstract submission form)

15.15     Break

15.20     Workshops in breakout rooms

  1. a) Online simulation of end of life patient care: Dr Robert Brodrick
  2. b) APM SIF for Postgraduate Medical Education: Drs Mary Miller and Suzie Gillon
  3. c) Discussion of submitted abstracts and presentations
  4. d) e-ELCA: making best use for medical student teaching and learning
  5. d) Communication Skills training on-line: Prof John Ellershaw

16.00     Return to plenary

                Feedback from workshops

16.20     Concluding comments

16.30     Evaluation and close