About this event

  • Date and time Fri 19 Oct 2018 from 12:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by RSM Professionals, ICRE

Effective learning and teaching are crucial for the quality of care for today’s and tomorrow’s patients.

Take part in a live-streamed plenary session from International Conference of Residency Education, exploring factors that include the impact of the hidden curriculum, the influence of hierarchies and the impact of equity and the physical environment.

A series of talks will explore aspects of external and internal learning environments including the impact of sleep deprivation; teaching in the context of the demands of heavy clinical pressures; the benefits of working in functional teams and of looking after yourself and others; and will consider the patient perspective.

This programme will open discussion on some of the difficulties – and solutions - to learning and training in today’s NHS.

Topics covered

  • The impact of the hierarchies, the hidden curriculum and the physical environment and the importance of equity on effective learning
  • The impact of sleep deprivation on learning
  • Approaches to training when the service is under significant pressure
  • Training within integrated care settings
  • The roles of patients in shaping the learning environment
  • The importance of looking after oneself  as key to effective learning and training

Key speakers

Emma Vaux

Dr Emma Vaux

Royal College of Physicians

Dr Mike Farquhar

Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Caroline Elton

Vocational Psychologist

Professor Simon Carley

Professor of Emergency Medicine Manchester

Mr Simon O’Neill

Chief Executive Officer, Diabetes UK

John Spicer

London GP School, Health Education England

Dr Chloe Macauley

Evelina Hospital


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee

Ms Bridget Gildea, Director of Learning, Royal Society Medicine

International conference on residency education (ICRE) 2018 plenary session

This session will feature the live streaming from ICRE 2018 of a panel discussion on the topic of leading change in medical education

Learning environments and the evolution of doctor’s training

Interviewer: Dr Adelle Atkinson


Dr Saleem Razack, Professor of Paediatrics and Director, Office of Social Accountability and Community Engagement, McGill University

Dr Romana Malik, PhD Researcher and Quality Management Consultant, OLVG Hospital and VU University, Amsterdam

Dr Avraham Cooper, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow, The Ohio State University


There will be an opportunity to post questions to the panel in Canada

Learning in today's NHS: making training safe, effective and relevant

Ms Bridget Gildea, Director of Learning, RSM and Professor Carrie MacEwen, Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges


Ms Bridget Gildea and Professor Carrie MacEwen

Teaching in stretched environments: Delivering effective care with effective learning

Professor Simon Carley, Manchester

Safe care at night: exploding myths of learning while sleep deprived

Dr Mike Farquhar, St Thomas’ Hospital

Tea and coffee break
Integrated care: learning to learn in new care environments

Dr Chloe Macauley, Evelina Hospital and Dr John Spicer, London GP School, Health Education England

How can the modern team learn?

Dr Emma Vaux, Vice President, Education and Training, Royal College of Physicians and Dr Hussain Basheer

Looking inside: A psychological perspective on medical training

Dr Caroline Elton, Occupational Psychologist, Former Head, Careers Unit, London Deanery and Founder, Career Planning for Doctors/Dentists

Do patients have a role or responsibility to the learning environment?

Mr Simon O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Diabetes UK

Interactive debate

Facilitators: Dr Hermione Race, RSM, Dr Jack Ross, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Dr Nish Manek

Reflections and meeting summary

Professor Carrie MacEwen, Chair, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Drinks reception



Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom