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"
The NET Conference 2018 will feature two keynote speakers and the 4th Nurse Education Today International Lecture.
Kathie Lasater, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Kathie Lasater is a professor at Oregon Health & Science University USA on the Portland campus. She was one of the first researchers to focus on simulation, specifically how simulation as a learning strategy can impact the development of clinical judgment. One of the outcomes of her research was the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric, a widely known and used assessment tool. Ten years after its publication, the rubric has gone global—it has been translated or is in process of translation in 12 languages. Her clinical judgment research focus has extended to new graduates’ transition into practice.
For more than 10 years, Dr. Lasater has taught population health to undergraduate nursing students. In 2018, she will be a Fulbright scholar in the UK (Edinburgh), helping to lay the groundwork for a deepening emphasis on social determinants of health and the care of vulnerable populations. She will also be exploring student attitudes about poverty and social justice and how nursing leaders envision the role of nursing in improving population outcomes.
Professor Stephen Tee, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University
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.
Nurse Education Today International Lecture
Published by the NET2018 Conference sponsors, Elsevier, Nurse Education Today introduces the International Lecture on day three of the conference. This year will welcome Professor Amanda Kenny, the inaugural Violet Marshman Professor of Rural Health in the La Trobe University Rural Health School in Bendigo, Australia.
Her research involves extensive partnerships with vulnerable populations and she is an expert in primary health and rural health policy. She is internationally recognised for her expertise in multidisciplinary participatory action research, deliberative decision making, innovative digital methods, and co-design. Amanda is a leader in knowledge translation and qualitative research methods and has led major education and workforce studies. She has led or contributed to highly cited policy documents, and as an expert witness, has given evidence to major government inquiries. In her career, Amanda has attracted almost AU$105 million dollars of grant funding for research and major strategic initiatives. Amanda has strong international partnerships, currently holds international grants, and mentors senior leaders in a number of countries. She is the Deputy Editor of Nurse Education Today.
Major change requires major disruption
Major change requires major disruption. Health systems in most countries were designed for a very different world and are now more than 40 years out of date. Health services do a great job if you are acutely ill, experience a life-threatening illness, or suffer major trauma but if you are poor, old, mentally ill, have a disability, have complex and chronic conditions, or live in a rural community your experience of the health system is often sub-standard. Despite the rhetoric of person centred care, engagement of people who use health services is often tokenistic. The need for interprofessional working is espoused in global policy documents but we continue to educate health professionals largely in disciplinary silos. Much of the research that we conduct, particularly in education, is descriptive and focused on the generation of publications rather than the impact on client outcomes. In this presentation, you will be encouraged to think about disruption: what is needed, your role in disruption, and how disruptors are innovators but not all innovators are disruptors.
The lecture is separate from the NET2018 programme and can be accessed by non-conference delegates. Please make sure to book onto the lecture, this is a free event.
We are delighted to present the programme for NET2018. The conference will include:
- Theme paper presentations;
- Symposium presentations;
- Oral poster presentations.
The NET2018 is offering 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."
- 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