NET2018 Conference 4-6 September 2018

<strong>NET2018 Conference </strong>4-6 September 2018

Date: 4-6 September 2018
Venue: Churchill College, Cambridge
Who: Healthcare education professionals

Following a successful event in 2017, the leading international conference for networking in healthcare education will return to the beautiful university city of Cambridge for its 29th year.

NET2018 offers a complete conference experience to UK and overseas delegates including:

  • Keynote papers from leading speakers and educators;
  • Presentations on key healthcare themes
  • Networking time with presenters and delegates;
  • A choice of leading-edge symposia;
  • Specially commissioned workshops;
  • Innovative poster presentations;
  • Accommodation available on site;
  • Conference dinner and entertainment;



"Wonderful innovations. Excellent practice based ideas"
NET2017 delegate

Keynote speaker

NET2018 will feature two keynote speakers including Professor Stephen Tee, a Principal Fellow of the HEA and National Teaching Fellow, the second keynote will be announce shortly.

Professor Stephen Tee, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Seciences, Bournemouth University

Abstract for the keynote

Steve joined Bournemouth University as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences in September 2015. Before that he was Dean for Education at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, and Associate Dean and Head of the Centre for Leadership and Innovation at the University of Southampton. He has worked in the NHS and in higher education for 30 years and provided strategic and operational leadership in a range of senior roles. He was a former Chair of the London Higher Healthcare Group.

His research interests include participatory approaches to healthcare delivery and education, particularly focusing on service user involvement, person-centred care and leadership. He has published widely on many aspects of education in healthcare and has edited books and journals most notably, Nurse Education Today. He was appointed Principal Fellow of Kings College London and of the Higher Education Academy in 2014, and a National Teaching Fellow in 2015. Steve is fully engaged in regional, strategic healthcare decisions through his roles on the Dorset Workforce Action Board, which is one of eight accountable care systems in England, and his governorship at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital Trust.

Call for abstracts is now open

The call for abstracts for NET2018 is now open. Abstracts are invited for:

  • Theme paper presentations;
  • Symposium presentations;
  • Oral poster presentations.

Abstracts should be submitted online via  by Friday 26 January 2018.

Submission form      Abstract information and guidance     Conference flyer     Enquiries


The NET2018 will offer three prizes to presenters:

  • Andrew Mckie Best Pre-Registration student abstract
  • Best first-time presenter
  • Best poster


"It was inspiring to hear and talk to clinicians who were enthusiastic about teaching. Lots of food for thought."
NET2017 delegate

Organising committee

  • 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
  • Dr Lynda Smith, Head of Academic and Professional Development, Higher Education Academy

Sponsors and Exhibitors:

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