Well-being in Healthcare Education

Well-being in Healthcare Education - The Academy of Medical Educators' Spring Academic Meeting

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Our annual one day conference takes place at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff on Thursday 4 April 2019. 
In 2012 the GMC produced guidelines for supporting medical students with mental health conditions. Since then the well-being of students, trainees and practitioners in all aspects of healthcare education has gained further recognition as contributing directly to retention of staff and quality of care. We know that fear of the consequences of disclosing mental ill-health exerts a massive effect on medical students’, junior doctors’ and other health professionals’ help-seeking behaviour. There is clearly a lot more to be learnt about what constitutes well-being in such an intense learning and working environment and how it can be achieved in over-stretched and under-resourced institutions. This conference seeks to bring together and debate established and new thinking around making our environments healthier and more supportive for everyone.

Prof GrantProf Mattick

Register for the conference here.  You can use this e-flyer to help promote the conference to colleagues and contacts.
Keynote speakers - Professor Andrew Grant FAcadMEd, Head of Graduate Entry Medicine, Swansea University and Professor Karen Mattick, Profesor of Medical Education, University of Exeter
The AoME Spring Academic Meeting 2019 Draft Programme is now available to view, please note that it is subject to change and will be updated on the website regularly. 
If you are attending and would like to attend the Creative Writing for Wellbeing Workshop please contact us to book your place in advance (max 10 persons).

 Vaughan Gething

Special Guest Speaker, Vaughan Gething AM, Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services


Are you an Early Career Educator?
Join the AoME Early Careers Group and JASME for a networking reception straight after the conference.  They would love to meet you and talk about how the Academy and JASME can support your development as an educator. Refreshments provided, just bring yourself and your ideas about how they can help.  Further details can be found here.

networking reception 
Travel and Accommodation
Cardiff has direct rail links to many cities including London, Swansea, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Plymouth.....
Cardiff Central station is approximately 20 minutes on foot from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, or a short taxi ride. The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama also provides helpful information on travel and parking.   


There are many hotels in and around Cardiff. AoME can't endorse any particular hotel, but below is a varied selection in order of approximate distance from the conference venue. Please contact the hotels direct for availability and prices. 
Park Plaza Hilton
Jury’s Inn Travelodge
The Angel Indigo 
Premier Inn Mercure Holland House 
Radisson Blu (close to Central station - 18 min walk across town or taxi)  Marriott (close to Central station – 18 min walk across town or taxi) 
Sleeperz (close to Central station - 18 min walk across town or taxi) Novotel (little further – short cab ride to venue)