INMED2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

The Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS) building,
NUI Galway 6th – 8th February 2019

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.

INMED 2019 will be a 1½ day conference plus a full day of pre-conference workshops dedicated to teacher development and research training workshops.  The main conference days will include:

  • Three keynote presentations on the main conference theme
  • Presentations of the latest health professions educational research
  • Rapid infusion workshops focusing on teaching and research skills including 2 workshops led by our
    keynote speakers
  • A student led plenary session
  • A hot topics presentation session in which major research and development activities are highlighted.

Please click here for conference programme

Please click here for a description of all pre-conference and in-conference workshops

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Keynote Speakers

The conference caters for educators of all health professionals and will be headlined by three world-class keynote presenters.

David Shlim
David R. Shlim, M.D. served as the Medical Director of the CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center in Kathmandu from 1983 to 1998.  He is the author of more than forty-five original research papers, numerous chapters in textbooks, is an editor of the Center for Disease Control’s Yellow Book and is a recent past-president of the International Society of Travel Medicine.  He is the co-author, with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, of Medicine and Compassion: An American Doctor and a Tibetan Lama on How to Provide Care with Compassion and Wisdom.  He resides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he practices travel medicine and teaches Tibetan Buddhism.

Brian Hurwitz
Brian Hurwitz trained and worked in general practice in central London for over 30 years (27 years as a GP-partner). Since 2002, he has been Professor of Medicine and the Arts at King’s College London where he co-directs the Centre for the Humanities and Health, a multidisciplinary unit offering research training at masters, PhD and postdoctoral levels for humanities and clinically trained professionals ( ). Based in the English Department at King’s Brian’s research interests include narrative studies in relation to medical practice, ethics, law, and the logic and literary form of clinical case reports.  Prior to his current position he was Professor and Head of Department of Primary Care and General Practice at Imperial College London

Barbara Wren
Barbara Wren is a Chartered Psychologist and an organisational consultant with 25 years experience of developing interventions to improve individual, team and organisational effectiveness in healthcare settings. She is Director of Wren Psychology Associates, which provides therapy, coaching, training, supervision and organisational culture assessments, for healthcare organisations, charities and hospices in the UK and Ireland. Previous to this she worked for 12 years at the  Royal Free Hospital  in London developing in – house psychology services for staff.  She also led on the successful piloting and implementation of Schwartz Rounds at the Royal Free –the first of the 2 pilot Schwartz Rounds in the UK.  She continues to develop and facilitate the Rounds there, and was the Lead Psychologist for the UK national implementation of Schwartz Rounds.
Barbara was a founder member and long-time chair of the UK National Network of Occupational Health Psychology Practitioners. Current NHS commitments include ongoing Rounds development at the Royal Free, and psychological consultation to the staff support service at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.  Meanwhile Wren Psychology Associates works in the UK and Ireland developing innovative interventions for healthcare staff using narrative and systemic approaches.  Her recent book “True Tales of Organisational Life” (Karnac 2016 ) considers the unique challenges and rewards of working in healthcare and  draws on real life stories of using psychology to manage  the impact of healthcare work,  and to build staff  and system resilience.

Conference Tickets
Pre-conference workshop and full conference tickets are available from here.

CPD Points
This event has been approved for CPD points as follows:

Wednesday 6th February – 3 CPD points for half day, 6 CPD points for full day
Thursday 7th February – 6 CPD points for full day
Friday 8th February – 3 CPD points for half day

INMED delegates may obtain favourable accommodation rates in the following recommended hotels:

Glenlo Abbey Hotel*
€114 B&B single, €134 B&B double/twin room

Ardilaun Hotel*
€80 B&B single, €100  B&B double/twin room

Galmont Hotel*
€110 B&B single, €120 B&B double/twin room (NoteParking is charged at €9 per night

* Rates do not apply to weekends and will only be valid for 6th & 7th February 2019. Quote INMED2019 when booking


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