Medical and Healthcare Education

The full programme for the Healthcare Education Track is now available to download.

Advances in Healthcare Education and Training using Technology (updated 3rd Sept)

This programme is also included in the EC-TEL Conference Navigator system.

This year’s conference theme (lifelong technology enhanced learning) is highly relevant to healthcare, where there is an increasing overlap between the needs of professional education and training for medical and healthcare professionals and the delivery of healthcare services using technology.

Leeds Institute of Medical Education, as one of the hosting organisations of EC-TEL, and Health Education England (HEE) is organising a healthcare education stream within the main EC-TEL Conference. This will provide the opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders (healthcare practitioners, educators, patients, policy makers, researchers and industry) to explore how technology can support healthcare education, continuing professional development and practice.

This stream is supported by NHS Health Education England and we are pleased to announce that we have a range of speakers including Professor Trudie Roberts, Leeds Institute of Medical Education and President of AMEE; Dr Neil Ralph, National Programme Manager for Technology Enhanced Learning at NHS Health Education England; Professor Shafi Ahmed, surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and entrepreneur at  NHS Barts and London and Co-Owner of Medical Realities®; Surgeon Thomas Pike will talk about his research in to the use of Virtual Reality that allows surgeons to practice in a virtual environment and “warm up” their skills before operating.

In addition there will be Case Study workshops from the University of Leeds on responding to acute illness led by Dr Andrew Lewington, Developing excellence in Patient Safety led by Prof Hendrik Drachsler, DIPF; teaching using Ultrasound led by Dr Richard Wakefield and student revision tools from Synap led by Dr James Gupta. Helen Fuller will present Futurelearn and Deaglan O’Meachair will show a solution for orientation within a Neonatal Ward. Student education using Virtual Reality will be represented by a team from LIME, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Medical Realities led by Steve Dann and Sue Bickerdike who will talk about their new VR histopathology teaching resource and its impact on education and training.


Further details of the activities and speakers in this stream are available on the conference website. All EC-TEL conference participants will be welcome to participate in the healthcare education activities.

Co-location with MEI 2018

EC-TEL 2018 will be co-located with the Medical Education Informatics (MEI2018) Conference, providing an excellent opportunity for these two research and practice communities to meet, discuss and share their knowledge. MEI208 runs from 6-7th September. 

Host Organisation

University of Leeds

Supporting Organisations

DIPF Bildungsforschung und BildungsinformationGoethe Universität Frankfurt am MainHTW ChurImaginaryKnow Center TU GrazOpen UniversiteitPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileRayComTU Grazhttc e.V.


European Association On Technology Enhanced Learning

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Gold Sponsor:


An International Association For Medical Education - AMEEFutureLearnMedHand International ABMedical RealitiesNHS Health Education EnglandSpringersynap

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