Part of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton


Medical Education Innovation Network
Launch Conference

Mon 25th Sept – 08:55-13:00

University Hospital Southampton – Somers Lecture Theatre (IDS)

Roots in the past. Eye on the future.

A Faculty of Medicine half-day conference aimed at sharing innovative teaching practices amongst colleagues. The event launched the Medical Education Innovation Network (MEIN), a dedicated group of teaching-focused academics within the Faculty.


Registration & Coffee 08:30-08:55

Welcome 08:55-09:00 

Guest Speaker: Professor David Read 09:00-09:30
“Enhancing teaching (and career prospects) through innovative scholarship”

Short Talks 

Mayank Patel: The interface between open online and face-to-face learning: competition or cooperation? 09:30

Mayank Patel: MOOCs: engaging and upskilling an international audience to reduce insulin prescribing errors. 09:37

Stephan Caspar: Shout from the Rooftops – student voices in podcasting. 09:44

Christiana Boules: Assessing the Impact of User Experience in Online Medical Education. 09:51

Laura Ganis: A World of Healthcare Knowledge in Your Pocket. 09:58

Christopher Wilcox: Developing a trainee-led interview course for aspiring academic foundation doctors. 10:05

Gary Connett: Paediatric Innovation Education and Research in Wessex. The PIER Network. 10:12

Bonnie Ng: Student experiences of mentorship on clinical obstetrics and gynaecology placement at Southampton. 10:19

Saleh Jawad: Are we resilient enough for tomorrow? 10:26

Stuart Morton: Histology Teaching to Meet the Needs of Tomorrow’s Doctors 10:33

Ian Rodd: Microsoft Sway – Facilitated distance learning. 10:40

Nadine Abbas: Not just a medical student: An innovative medical education video series to inspire, engage and inform tomorrow’s doctors. 10:47

Callum Taylor: The Connect Project: Working with students as partners in education & research. 10:54

Catherine Hennessy: Twitter: Opportunity or threat in medical education? 11:01

Coffee Break 11:15-11:30

Panel Discussion 11:30-12:15
“Innovative teaching: Too far, or not far enough?”
Prof Karen Morrison
Dr James Nurse
Dr Carlos Hoyos
Dr Susie Rebelo Hopkins
Dr Siobhan Lynch

Lunch & Networking 12:15-13:00