PEdSIG Winter Meeting 2014 – Learning in Teams

This year’s winter meeting was held in the fabulous surroundings of the Cancer Research Institute in Cambridge. The theme was ‘Learning in Teams’ and right from the start there was a fantastic atmosphere in the lecture theatre with Ashley Reece setting the scene with his reflections on what it means to be part of communities of practice. Bob Klaber introduced us to his award winning ‘Paired Learning’ programme, and Chloe Macaulay inspired us with her exciting project with GP trainees and paediatric registrars learning together in primary care. We were delighted to welcome Kath Evans, NHS Head of Patient experience for women, children and young people to share her stories of learning through patient experience. Mark Gurnell from Cambridge University explored the challenges of teaching effectively at undergraduate level and afternoon workshops on mentoring, by Alex Brightwell, Sarah Eisen and Seema Sukhani, and ‘taking things further’with Ashley Reece and Rachel Shute rounded up the day.

Congratulations to Peter Bale from Norfolk and Norwich for his prize winning poster ‘A community of a practice as a structure for MRCPCH clinical teaching’ and to Susie Minson, Afsoon Sepahazad and Clarissa Quinell, whose abstracts were selected for oral presentation.

What they said on twitter…

Really enjoyed #pedsig winter meeting. My learning point was the difference between advice and mentoring. Will use it a lot for #LeedsWAMS

Fantastic day immersed in education and ‘learning together’ #pedsig

Thinking of the experiences that our patients and their families have every day with #pedsig

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