May 8, 2019

Conference Centre Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College
ul. św. Łazarza 16, 31-530 Kraków
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The conference Medical Education Forum 2019 is funded per contract 840/P-DUN/2019 by the Minister of Science and Higher Education, dedicated to the dissemination of science.



Welcome and introduction

Organizing Committee

Session I: Challenges: expansion of knowledge, conflict and stress


I have too much time: challenges for medical training in an expanding universe of knowledge

Prof. Adrian Freeman 

University of Exeter Medical School, UK


The role of stress in test performance: the good, the bad and the ugly

Prof. José Miguel Pego

University of Minho, Portugal


Conflict orchestration: utilization in healthcare

Prof. Hugh O’Doherty

Harvard Kennedy School, USA


Panel discussion


Refreshment break

Session II: Opportunities: technical and non-technical competencies


Patients as educators or patients as partners in medical education: going beyond “being a case study”

Dr. Janusz Janczukowicz

Medical University of Lodz, Poland


Fostering diagnostic competence

Prof. Martin R. Fischer

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany


The impact of deliberate practice and assessment on clinical skills attitudes, knowledge and performance

Prof. Brian Garibaldi

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA


Simulation for competency-based medical education

Prof. Matthew Sibbald

McMaster University, Canada


Panel discussion


Lunch break

Session III: Perspectives in education


European Union of Medical Specialists

Prof. Romuald Krajewski

President, UEMS

Prof. Zlatko Fras

Liaison Officer, UEMS


European Federation of Internal Medicine

Prof. Reinold Gans

Chair, UEMS Section of Internal Medicine


American College of Physicians

Prof. Patrick C. Alguire

Senior Vice President Emeritus, American College of Physicians


McMaster University

Prof. Tricia K.W. Woo

Associate Professor, McMaster University


Panel discussion


Refreshment break

Session IV: Possibilities: curriculum development


Medical education and global health: where are we at and where are we going? A tale from Guyana

Prof. Zahira Khalid

McMaster University, Canada


Integration of teaching traditional Chinese medicine with Western medical curriculum

Prof. Ka-Kit Hui

University of California, USA


Why healthcare professionals should study the lessons from the Holocaust: presentation of Casebook on Bioethics and the Holocaust

Dr. Tessa Chelouche

Department of Bioethics and the Holocaust, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa)


Panel discussion


Closing remarks

May 9, 2019

Conference Centre Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College
ul. św. Łazarza 16, 31-530 Kraków
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Hands-on workshops

 10:00–12:00 Physicians and students (No places left)

Speakers and trainers:
Prof. Brian Garibaldi (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA)
Max. number of participants: 25
Fee: 30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 2 hours

Rationale: Physicians spend little time at the bedside in the modern hospital. Lack of time at the bedside has led to a decline in fundamental skills such as the physical examination, and threatens the physician-patient relationship. Many clinicians lack the confidence to model and teach bedside skills in front of their colleagues and trainees. The Society of Bedside Medicine has created a toolbox to help clinicians improve their bedside skills, and to teach those skills to trainees. In this interactive session, we will practice three tools that can be easily incorporated at your home institution to improve bedside medicine skills. We will demonstrate and provide a teaching guide for a practical approach to the respiratory exam. We will model how to teach the cardiac exam using a hypothesis-driven approach by working through real cases using audience participation software. Finally, we will demonstrate the power of the 5-minute Bedside Moment (5M2) as a way to teach the physical exam. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own 5M2 that can be used as a teaching tool at their home institution.

Learning objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Perform and teach a practical approach to the bedside respiratory examination.
  2. Incorporate a hypothesis driven approach to the teaching and performance of the bedside physical examination.
  3. Create their own 5-minute Bedside Moment (5M2) to teach bedside skills to learners.

 10:00-13:00 Physicians

Speakers and trainers:
Dr. Michal Nowakowski (Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland)
Max. number of participants: 25
Fee: 30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians
Duration: 3 hours

Rationale: The Objective Structured Clinical Examination is one of the possible forms of skill assessment during pre-graduate and post-graduate training. Research shows that a well-designed OSCE performed by adequately prepared examiners is an effective tool for objective assessment of students. During the workshops participants will use a sample physical exam station to familiarize themselves with the process of preparing an OSCE station.

Learning objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  1. Understand the concept of using the OSCE to effectively assess students’ skills.
  2. Learn how to design individual OSCE stations.
  3. Learn how to develop and validate the checklists used to assess .

 14:00-17:00 Physicians, nurses, midwives, paramedics

Speakers and trainers:
Dr. Michal Nowakowski, Dr. Konrad Jabłoński (Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland)
Max. number of participants: 25
Fee: 30 €
Eligible participants: Physicians, nurses, midwives, paramedics
Duration: 3 hours

Rationale: Multiple choice test questions, also known as items, can be an effective and efficient way to assess learning outcomes. Multiple choice test items have several potential advantages, including versatility, reliability and validity. To take advantage of these strengths, it is essential to develop good multiple choice items.

Learning objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  1. Know how to select content that is valid, meets the set level of requirements and is representative of the evaluated material.
  2. Know the structure and forms of the question core as well as the role of the number and way of formulating distractors.
  3. Be able to use different forms of test questions.
  4. Create their own multiple choice items.

CO-FINANCED WITH STATE BUDGET FUNDS “Doskonała Nauka (Excellent Science)” program of the Ministry of Education and Science
Conference “Medical Education Forum – International Conference and Workshops”
Financing: 200,000 PLN;
Total value: 265,280 PLN

Program „Doskonała nauka” Ministerstwa Edukacji i Nauki
Konferencja „Medical Education Forum - International conference and workshops”
Dofinansowanie 200 000 zł
Całkowita wartość 265 280 zł

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