Professor Shafi Ahmed

Professor Shafi Ahmed

Professor Shafi Ahmed

Surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, and entrepreneur

The Royal London Hospital, London, UK

 

Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi-award winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator and. entrepreneur. He is a consultant colorectal surgeon working at the Royal London Hospital. He is a 3x TEDx and an international keynote speaker and is faculty at Harvard Medical School, Bart’s Medical School, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University, Bradford University and Singularity University where he teaches on medicine, innovation and digital transformation. He is an honorary visiting professor at Imperial College, London, The University of Bradford and in 2020 he was awarded the Spinoza visiting Professorship at the University of Amsterdam

He is currently a member of the NHS Assembly advising on the long-term plan and is the Vodafone UK Connected Health Ambassador. He was previously an advisor to the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health to help deliver innovation and digital Health. He is the cofounder of Medical Realities an XR medical education company.

In 2016 he was awarded the Silver Scalpel as the best national trainer in surgery. In 2018 he was awarded the Future NHS award for NHS70 by Members of Parliament. In 2017 he was the top British Asian star in Tech. He has delivered over 250 international keynotes on the future of healthcare, digital transformation and his work has been featured in over 400 newspapers, tech journals and mainstream TV news channels including Sky, BBC, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, CNBC, Time, Forbes, Bloomberg. He is one of the top 20 global influencers in Digital Health and innovation.

He chairs the Webit Health summit in Spain bringing together 15000+ innovators across all tech verticals and also co-founded the GIANT health summit in London.

 

The digital transformation of medical education

Education 4.0 is being supercharged with exponential technologies augmenting the delivery of medical education. 

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

AoME Calman lecture and awards ceremony

In its 15th year the Academy of Medical Educators is thrilled that the Calman lecture will be delivered by the man in whose honour it is held. Sir Ken will be discussing his life and career with members of AoME’s Developing Medical Educators Group. This is sure to be a fascinating, edifying and thought provoking discussion. Sir Ken’s insistence on the need for structure and recognition in medical education led directly to the founding of the Academy and the development of the Professional Standards for Medical Educators.

Professor Sir Kenneth Calman
KCB DL FRCP FRCS FRSE FRCGP HonFAcadMEd

Co-chairs: Dr Jamie Fisher and Dr Lewis Hendon-John

Awards presented by Dr Jamie Read