The UCO International Education Conference was held on 7 December and attracted delegates from as far a field as Australia and South Korea. The theme of the conference was focussed on clinical education and assessment.
Brett Vaughan from Melbourne University, Australia opened the day with a keynote entitled “How to educate osteopathic clinicians”. He elegantly presented recent research into clinical assessment and effective clinical teaching and learning. Brett also stepped into the platform presentation sessions and presented additional work in the place of colleagues from France who were unable to attend at short notice.
Steven Vogel from UCO gave the after lunch keynote and covered skills needed to support students use of evidence based practice. It reflected Brett’s earlier keynote in stressing the need for authentic role modelling as an important mode of teaching. The final keynote of the day was from Dr John Hammond, whose research at Kingston University addresses attainment inequalities. John’s sensitive and thought provoking presentation highlighted the need for practical whole system approaches to address issues of inequality that affect attainment and institutional culture.
Selected short presentations ran in two themed sessions and provided a wealth of interesting work for the audience to consider from, feedback to research curricular – there was material relevant to everyone involved in educating clinicians. Workshops addressing continuing professional development for educators and the nature of personhood provided practical learning opportunities for the delegates.
Special thanks go to our French colleagues who managed to attend despite national strikes and to the delegates who participated and made the day such a success.
See some tweets from the conference below:
Delighted to be welcoming delegates from Korea, Australia, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the UK to @UCOLondon International Osteopathic Education Conference. First keynote underway Dr Brett Vaughan from Melbourne University pic.twitter.com/Brr0a5rJXQ— Charles Hunt (@VC_UCO) December 7, 2019
Now breaking into short presentation streams and listening to colleagues present their work. Interesting session on assessing clinical reasoning from CEESO Paris colleagues @UCOLondon education conference pic.twitter.com/hwhJtaIzlv— Charles Hunt (@VC_UCO) December 7, 2019
The afternoon kicks off @UCOLondon education conference with a presentation from our very own @UCODVC_Research Steven Vogel on What skills do educators need to support students use of evidence based practice in their learning ? pic.twitter.com/Ddm3Dja1fZ— Charles Hunt (@VC_UCO) December 7, 2019
Really interesting to hear from Dr John Hammond Associate Professor Kingston University and St George's UL talking about closing the gap in attainment in BAME students in physiotherapy education. Lessons for us @UCOLondon pic.twitter.com/QsblSm1Xrf— Charles Hunt (@VC_UCO) December 7, 2019