NET2017 Conference 5-6 September 2017

<strong>NET2017 Conference </strong>5-6 September 2017

Date: 5-6 September 2017
Venue: Churchill College, Cambridge
Who: Healthcare education professionals


The leading international conference for networking in healthcare education returns to the beautiful university city of Cambridge for its 28th year. The 2017 NET Conference is an ideal opportunity to share research, innovation and the latest ideas in healthcare with colleagues from all across the world.

NET2017 offers a complete conference experience to all delegates including:

  • keynote papers from leading speakers and educators;
  • core papers and presentations on key healthcare themes;
  • networking time with presenters and delegates;
  • a choice of leading-edge symposia;
  • specially commissioned workshops;
  • a range of innovative posters;
  • complimentary tour of Cambridge;
  • accommodation on site;
  • conference dinner and entertainment.



We are pleased to announce two keynote speakers for the NET Conference, former chair of NHS Trust Roy Lilley and Professor Judy McKimm, Director of Strategic Educational Development and Professor of Medical Education at the College of Medicine, Swansea University.

Roy Lilley – NHS Writer, Broadcaster, commentator and conference speaker

Roy Lilley built up his first enterprise from scratch, turning it into a multi-million pound turnover business.

Roy’s position as a former chair of the NHS Trust and a commentator and analyst of healthcare policy has contributed to his unparalleled reach over social media in the NHS. You can follow Roy on Twitter here @RoyLilley

He has been voted the top UK speaker on NHS topics twice and is listed in the Debretts most influential people in healthcare.

Roy is the Founder of the Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff a repository which has become a social movement and is seen as the change platform for the NHS and Social Care.

Roy is also a publisher of the e-newsletter for NHS managers – see

Judy McKimm MBA, MA(Ed), BA(Hons), PGDip (HSW), SFHEA, FAcadMed

Our second keynote speaker, Judy McKimm, is Director of Strategic Educational Development and Professor of Medical Education in the College of Medicine, Swansea University. From 2011-2014, she was Dean of Medical Education at Swansea and before that worked in New Zealand from 2007-2011, at the University of Auckland and as Pro-Dean, Health and Social Care, Unitec Institute of Technology.

Judy initially trained as a nurse and has an academic background in social and health sciences, education and management. She was Director of Undergraduate Medicine at Imperial College London until 2004 and led the curriculum development and implementation of a new undergraduate medical programme. In 2004-05, as Higher Education Academy Senior Adviser, she was responsible for developing and implementing the accreditation of professional development programmes and the standards for teachers in HE. She has worked on over sixty international health workforce, reconstruction and education reform projects for DfID, AusAID, the World Bank and WHO in Central Asia, Portugal, Greece, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Australia and the Pacific. She has been a reviewer and accreditor for the GMC, QAA, the Higher Education Academy and the Academy of Medical Educators for many years. She is programme director for the Leadership Masters at Swansea and Director of ASME’s international Educational Leadership programme.

Judy writes and publishes widely on medical education and leadership and runs health professions’ leadership and education courses and workshops internationally. Her most recent books are Global Health (with Brian Nicholson and Ann Allen), Health Care Professionalism at a Glance (with Jill Thistlethwaite), Clinical leadership made easy (with Helen O’Sullivan) and the ABC of Clinical Leadership, 2nd edition (with Tim Swanwick).


A great opportunitiy to share and innovate, NET2017 Conference can benefit you and you institution. 

For The Individual For Your Institution
Learn about the latest research and innovation in healthcare education from across the world. The chance for your staff to learn  from speakers, practitioners and educators.
Enhance your continuing professional development through workshops and symposia. Enabling the continuing professional development of your staff.
Build professional relationships with colleagues from healthcare professions from across the world. Raise your institution’s profile by the dissemination of projects and research delivered on an international stage.
Discuss your key interests in detail in themed sessions with skilled convenors.  
Share your work by delivering papers, poster presentations or symposia at the conference.  

Organising Comittee

  • Dr Liz Clark, previously Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University, and Director of the OU–RCN Strategic Alliance; now retired
  • Professor Kay Currie, Professor of Nursing & Applied Healthcare Research, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Dr Kate Cuthbert, Academic Lead - Health & Social Care, Higher Education Academy
  • Professor Philip Keeley, Professor of Nursing and Head of Department, University of Huddersfield
  • Professor Gary Rolfe, Emeritus Professor, Swansea University
  • Professor Fiona Timmins, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr John Unsworth, Head of Disciplines, Higher Education Academy


Details of exhibitors will be featured here. If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference please contact for details of the available packages.

The NET Conference Committee gratefully acknowledges the continued support of their sponsors, Elsevier.