Well-being in Healthcare Education

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

Our annual one day conference took 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. Heads purchased 
Download the event programme here AoME Spring Academic Meeting 2019 Programme



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Professor Jacky Hayden AoME President (centre) with Professor Sean Hilton (l) and Professor Derek Gallen (r). Jacky was pleased to award Honorary Fellowships to Sean and Derek after the conference We were delighted that our keynote speakers were Professor Andrew Grant, Swansea University, and Professor Karen Mattick, University of Exeter The Academy's Council steers our activities, including our annual conferences. All members are able to stand for Council, but there are other ways of getting involved too (info@medicaleducators.org)
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Dr Christopher Kowalski, Dr Mike Eaton and Mr Sudhanshu Chitale received their Fellowship certificates from the President 
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Professor Sean Hilton and Professor Derek Gallen received Honorary Fellowships   This year's poster prize winner was Dean Skutela for the WHOA! Model