Director of CEPD Research, Dr. Simon Kitto (@DrSimonKitto), and Research Associate and graduate student Joanne Goldman, will be involved in the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) conference this week in Prague, Czech Republic.
Dr. Kitto will be a part of a pre-conference workshop on Sunday, August 25th entitled “Using theory in medical education research”. The goal of this workshop is to make participants aware of the necessity of knowing and applying theories in medical education research by introducing them to sociological, cognitive psychological, and sociocultural theories. It will also demonstrate how these theories can be used in designing medical education research. Renée Stalmeijer from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and Tina Martimianakis from The Wilson Centre and Sick Kids Hospital will be running this workshop along with Dr. Kitto.
Joanne Goldman will be one of an international group of facilitators participating in the Essential Skills in Continuing Education and Professional Development (ESCEPD) course organized by Maria Bystrin, Lee Manchul, Susan Rock (@SusanGRock) , and Jane Tipping from the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Toronto. The aim of this new course is to provide participants with a global appreciation of current Best Practices in CE, the evidence and theory of informing effective CEPD, and practical approaches for implementing CEPD within a variety of settings. Joanne will be facilitating a session with Ronald McVicar and Ivan Silver on a systems perspective of CEPD, positioning it alongside the fields of quality improvement and patient safety.
Joanne will also be presenting her PhD work on Tuesday, August 27th, entitled “An ethnography of interprofessionalism in discharge in general internal medicine: implications for continuing interprofessional education”. The key message concerns how interprofessional continuing education programs need to address the structural factors that shape interprofessional interactions in discharge to improve discharge processes.
The annual AMEE conference is a significant meeting for those working in healthcare professions education. Providing an opportunity to present new work and network with international colleagues, the conference is geared towards teachers, educationists, researchers, administrators, and students.