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DEMEC registrations exceed 800

DEMEC registrations exceed 800 Virtual attendance only is now available. Register now for virtual attendance and enjoy the range of sessions available plus excellent networking opportunities.

DEMEC 2021: Our commitment to sustainability

DEMEC 2021 is running as a hybrid conference in December using live streaming to broadcast the conference. In person attendance will be limited whilst encouraging a larger virtual sign up. The experience The live stream and pre-recorded content will support live interaction from face to face and virtual attendees, so they don’t lose out on…

Poster submissions

A record number of 300 posters were chosen for virtual presentation. View 2021 poster listing Make note of the deadlines: Deadline for poster abstract submission: 23:59 hrs Wed 30 June Poster authors notified of outcome: w/c 2 Aug

Transitions matter: The theory, research and practice of transitions in medical education

Transitions matter. They provide opportunities for intense learning but are also challenging. Drawing on the literature and her team-based research on medical education transitions, Charlotte will talk about: (i) What transitions are; (ii) How transitions can be researched; and (iii) How medical students and trainees can be helped to navigate transitions.

Professor Charlotte Rees
Head of School of Health Sciences
University of Newcastle
NSW, Australia

Building high performance healthcare teams – culture, relationships and translational simulation

Improving teamwork and shaping culture in healthcare is easy to say, but hard to do.
Team training, catchy communication acronyms, and off-site team building might not realise the promise of high performing teams in the complex environment of 21st century healthcare.
Maybe simulation offers more than we think – if used with agility – to explore work environments and the people in them, to test better systems or practices, and to embed ‘best practice’ once we know what that is.
And maybe simulation can actually shape culture, and help high performing healthcare teams get better, together.

Professor Victoria Brazil
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation
Gold Coast Health Service, Queensland, Australia

The importance of generalist skills for multimorbidity patient care

The proportion of patients with two or more medical conditions continues to increase. The majority of over 75s now have 3 or more conditions and almost one in five 40-69 year olds have at least 2 conditions. This trend remains a challenge to the entire medical profession. Whilst greater specialisation, particularly in secondary care, has improved clinical outcomes for individual conditions, generalist skills are becoming increasingly important when faced with patients with multiple long-term conditions. Shifting back to maintaining and celebrating generalism in the medical workforce is critical to respond to the changing pattern to health and disease in the population.

Professor Chris Whitty
Chief Medical Officer
Department of Health and Social Care, London, UK