The Institute of Medicine Winter Symposium 2022

CPD Credits2

Educating the Educators

 20 January 2022 | 5pm - 6.30pm | Online event 

Join us for the Institute of Medicine's inaugural Winter Symposium 'Educating the Educators' on Thursday 20 January 2022.

This special event will take place online and is approved for 2 CPD credits. 

Session 1 – Outcomes Based Assessment

Chair – Dr Margaret O’Connor, Consultant Geriatrician and Mid-West Intern Coordinator

  • Speaker 1 – Dr Natasha Slattery, Clinical Fellow, Mid-West Intern Network University Hospital Limerick
  • Speaker 2 – Prof Stanley Hamstra, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Panel Q&A

Session 2 - Developing an Irish Clinician Educator Track

Chair – Prof Ed McKone, Director of Education and Training, Institute of Medicine

  • Speaker 1 – Dr Basak Coruh MD, Fellowship Director, PCCM University of Washington - “Developing and Maintaining a Clinician Educator Pathway” 
  • Speaker 2 - Dr Mike Jones, Medical Director for Training and Development at the Joint Royal Colleges Postgraduate Training Board - “The clinical educator pathway – UK experience”
  • Panel Q&A

You can view the full event programme here.

This event is free for all attendees.

Prof Ed McKone

Prof Edward McKone is a Consultant Respiratory Physician in St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and a Clinical Professor in University College Dublin. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he completed his BST in the Federated Hospital’s SHO Scheme and his initial respiratory specialist training including MD thesis in St Vincent’s University Hospital. He subsequently completed fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle followed by 4 years on faculty as an attending physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In 2006, he was appointed to St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin where he is currently a consultant respiratory physician with clinical and research interests in the areas of cystic fibrosis, medical education, epidemiology and clinical trials. He was co-NSD in Respiratory Medicine from 2015-2019 and is a past-President of the Irish Thoracic Society.

Dr Margaret O’Connor

Dr Margaret O'Connor has served as a Consultant in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine in the UL Hospital Group (ULHG) since 2010 and is appointed as an adjunct Professor with the University of Limerick, School of Medicine. She graduated from TCD in 2000 as Trinity Scholar and completed postgraduate training in Ireland and King’s College London before returning to the UL Hospital Group as a consultant. She was awarded FRCPI in 2012. She is current Mid-West Intern Coordinator and has served as national chair of the Intern Network Executive. Previous roles included elected Chairperson of the Department of Medicine ULHG and acting Group Clinical Director. She has served as RCPI Regional Specialty Director for Geriatric Medicine Specialist Registrar Training West (2013-2019). Dr O’Connor has served as an accreditor with the Irish Medical Council participating in professional training body accreditation and is a member of the Irish National Audit of Stroke Governance Committee. Other current responsibilities include Joint Stroke lead for ULHG. Dr O'Connor is a member of the Ageing Research Centre UL, collaborating on clinical trials including OPTIMEND (NCT03739515) and SOLAR (NCT04629690) and providing governance as ULHG principle investigator for the Stroke CONVINCE trial. Research interests and publications topics include integrated care for older people, frailty, syncope, medical education and osteoporosis.

Prof Stanley Hamstra

Dr Hamstra recently returned to the University of Toronto from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in the USA. He also holds an adjunct appointment at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Stan’s primary research focus is on correlating surgical performance and training to patient outcomes. While at the ACGME, Dr Hamstra was responsible for research on the ACGME Milestones for resident physician progression and board eligibility. Dr Hamstra works with various medical specialty societies, program director organizations, and specialty certification boards. His research addresses medical education broadly, including competency assessment for residency training programs, and developing administrative support for educational scholarship within academic health settings. Dr Hamstra has also had faculty positions at the University of Michigan, and the University of Ottawa. He continues to work closely with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada on developing policies regarding competency-based medical education for graduate medical education.

Dr Mike Jones

Dr Mike Jones is a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust having previously fulfilled this role in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh between 2006 and 2012. He was also Consultant Physician and Deputy Medical Director in NHS Tayside 1992-2006. His first consultant appointment was in 1992 as a Renal Physician. He is a Past President of the Society for Acute Medicine and a founder member. He was central to guiding Acute Medicine to specialty status and inaugural chair of its Specialist Advisory Committee. He is National Clinical Lead for Acute and General Medicine in the Getting It Right First Time programme. He was appointed Medical Director of Training and Development for the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in 2018. He is also clinical lead for the ACUMEN acute medicine e-learning project.

Dr Basak Çoruh

Dr Çoruh is an Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program at the University of Washington. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed residency, chief residency, and fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr Çoruh serves on the Education Committes of the American Thoracic Society and the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors and is active in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education both locally and nationally. Her interests in medical education include curriculum development, coaching, and leadership.

Dr Natasha K. Slattery

Dr Natasha K. Slattery an Augsbury scholar, graduated cum laude from St Lawrence University in New York and obtained her medical degree from Trinity College Dublin. She has worked as a Clinical Educator since 2016 developing and delivering the education and training program for the Mid-West Intern Network. She currently leads the development of the Professionalism Pillar for the revised National Intern Curriculum and has presented nationally and internationally on educational research. Dr Slattery’s current research, conducted in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, is part of a Master of Education in the Health Professions and focuses on faculty development. She is also collaborating with international experts to deliver workshops that address ‘gaps’ in the assessment of professionalism in competency-based curricula. Dr Slattery established a curriculum and structured program for the first Intern Point of Care Ultrasound module at University Hospital Limerick in 2017. She has developed multiple educational programs including small group workshops for Navigating Difficult Situations, is responsible for the remediation of Interns, and has a special interest in professional identity formation and the assessment of professionalism.

How to join this online event

First, you must book your place at the event on this web page. On the day, you must sign into our virtual learning environment RCPI Brightspace.

On the day of the event, the steps are:

  • Log in to with your username and password (the same credentials used to book this event)
  • Click on the link for RCPI Brightspace
  • In your list of courses you will see 'The Institute of Medicine Winter Symposium 2022'. Click on this.
  • Click on "Join the Live Webinar" - This will launch Zoom, the system we are using for live webinars.

Note, the webinar will only become available to watch at 5.00pm on the day, but we recommend logging in 10 minutes ahead of time.

To join this webinar on Zoom you will need a computer (Windows or Apple) or mobile device with internet access and speakers.

If you're joining on a computer

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How to submit questions to the panel

Before the event

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During the event

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It may not be possible to answer all questions we receive.

Can't attend? Recordings will be available to watch online afterwards

There are limited places available for the live webinar. If you are unable to book a place, you will be able to watch videos of all of the talks on Panopto, our video sharing platform.