Advance notice re meeting - 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AUDGPI hosted at Queens 5th & 6th March
The Department of General Practice at Queen's University, Belfast is delighted to host the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AUDGPI (Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland) on 5th and 6th March 2015, in association with the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research (NI). We look forward to the concurrent workshops, planned for Thursday afternoon (5th), which cover the different aspects of work in which academic primary care is involved across all of the island of Ireland. This includes the teaching of undergraduate medical students, support of young career academics and research relevant to improving the provision of care for patients in general practice.
The workshop relating to teaching will focus on OSCE development, led by Drs Drew Gilliland and Gerry Gormley who have gathered extensive experience in this assessment tool. A workshop focused on Systematic Reviews will support training for career academics in primary care, led by Drs Emma Wallace, Rose Galvin (RCSI), Prof Susan Smith (RCSI) and Prof Anne MacFarlane (Limerick). The research workshop focus relates to the conduct of Physical Activity research in primary care and will explore issues relevant to both general practice and public health, led by Prof Simon Griffin (Cambridge) and Dr Mark Tully (Belfast, QUB).
Our main conference on Friday 6th March
includes keynote addresses by Prof Domhnall MacAuley ('General Practice
/ Primary Care Research- looking to the future') and Prof Simon Griffin
('NHS Health Checks - evidence for best practice') and an afternoon
plenary session with Dr Maureen Kelly ('Medical Student Selection -
an international perspective'). The presentations reflect the breadth
of clinical disease management in general medical practice and relate
to prescribing, medical education, multidisciplinary care, quality improvement,
mental health and health promotion.
A respectable contingent from Belfast decamped to the University of Limerick Graduate Medical School for this year's INMED meeting. Building on 2014's successful meeting, hosted at Queen's, there were a number of activities showcasing QUB work. Helen Reid, working with Gerry Gormley, Jenny Johnston, Mairead Corrigan and Prof Peter Cantillon of NUI Galway, ran a major workshop entitled "OSCEs unplugged". This drew together participants from different backgrounds to deconstruct OSCEs and consider the future of this ubiquitous form of assessment. Contributions were also made by Kathy Cullen and Grainne Kearney regarding their Masters in Medical Education projects. Enjoyable keynote presentations were given by Jonathan Silverman from Cambridge and Tara Fenwick from Stirling, on teaching communication and complexity respectively. Overall, good progress was made in developing research links between the various institutions with INMED involvement. We look forward to next year's meeting in Dublin.
"OSCE's Unplugged" INMED Workshop, Limerick 2015
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Our first departmental selfie!!
From Left: Clare Thomson, Kieran McGlade, Helen Reid, Gerry Gormley, Margaret Cupples, Drew Gilliland and Christine Rea
Congratulations to Dr Neil Heron (far left of picture) who with Dr Suzy McQuillan received an Investec Travel Bursaries from Dr John O'Kelly RCGPNI Chair at the RCGP Awards evening at Galgorm Manor in May 2014. Mr David McDonnell represented Investec Wealth and Management.