Victorian showcase of research in health professions education 2019

Arts West, The University of Melbourne 148, Royal Parade Parkville, VIC 3052

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Brett Vaughan

brett.vaughan@unimelb.edu.au

Contributing locally and globally to clinical education conversations” is the theme for the 2019 Victorian showcase of research in health professions education, hosted by The University of Melbourne.

Each year the symposium brings together students from the Master of Clinical Education (Department of Medical Education, University of Melbourne) and Master of Surgical Education (Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) to share their research experiences and findings. It provides a supportive forum to facilitate collaborations and build and strengthen the growing community of health professions education researchers.

If you are engaged in health professions education, research and/or practice, we encourage you to book your ticket and join in the conversation.

Keynote speakers

Professor Wendy Hu, Associate Dean and Professor of Medical Education (Western Sydney University).

Wendy's career in medical education began in 2007 as Senior Lecturer, Sydney University. She advanced through university and health service roles, becoming inaugural Associate Director of Education at the Children's Hospital at Westmead in 2009, responsible for education and training of over 2,000 staff. Wendy returned to academia in 2010 and was appointed Chair in Medical Education at Western Sydney University in 2012.

Wendy has initiated and completed significant change projects with sustained outcomes. As Head of the Medical Education Unit from 2012-6, she oversaw the unit's restructure and growth to 26 staff, responsible for all aspects of curriculum design, implementation and quality improvement. She led PBL curriculum review and re-design, creation of a student-centred online curriculum map, and whole of program innovations, leveraging and leading the transition from a Bachelor to professional Masters level course. Throughout, Wendy has maintained programs of educational scholarship and research with cross-institutional, national and international collaborations.

In her current role as Associate Dean and Professor of Medical Education, and member of the School of Medicine senior leadership group, Wendy champions educational quality and promotes the creation and translation of evidence into effective educational practice across Western Sydney University and beyond.

Dr Rhea Liang (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Bond University)

Dr Liang is a general and breast surgeon on the Gold Coast, surgical educationalist, diversity in surgery advocate, and Chair of the RACS Operating with Respect Education Committee. She has research interests in both breast cancer and professionalism issues. She has co-developed several courses which are delivered bi-nationally through RACS including the Surgical Teachers Course, Surgeons as Leaders course, and Operating with Respect course. She is currently also undertaking a PhD examining intersectionality in the development of the professional surgical identity. She tweets at @LiangRhea.