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Introducing ANZAHPE ONLINE Professional Development Program

ANZAHPE ONLINE aims to deliver a rich academic experience to ANZAHPE members and the wider community.  The PD program has been designed to to cater for novice through to experienced educators/scholars.  The program is a series of monthly events throughout the year.  ANZAHPE members have access to recordings of past events as a membership benefit.

We look forward to connecting with you online.


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Registration is easy. Registration will open approximately one month prior to each event. Simply click on the event and follow the online registration prompts. Don't forget to log in to the system first, to auto-populate your booking form and ensure you get our special member rates.

ANZAHPE Online Program

    • 19 Oct 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (AEDT)
    • Zoom (link TBA via email)


    How do I... embed care into the curriculum of the caring professions

    Presenter: Associate Professor Conor Gilligan

    Compassion = empathy + action

    Compassion, empathy, and kindness are at the core of health professions but these are complex, intertwined constructs which are not always explicit in our curricula. While empathy is often what we ‘look for’ in our learners, there is, conjecture as to the way empathy is defined and measured, with some tension between the concept of it as being about the individual’s underlying relatedness and personal qualities, versus the performance of empathy or ability to respond appropriately in emotional situations. Empathy is often conflated with communication, as well as with compassion, but there are important differences in these concepts and their operationalisation as skills in clinical practice.

    It is perhaps more appropriate to address and measure the observable skills and behaviours associated with compassion. The ultimate goal for curricula should be to have these skills and behaviours embedded at all levels; in learning objectives, through learning activities, in assessment, and importantly in faculty development and organisational structures.

    Come along to work through some of the challenges together. We will use authentic examples to consider how compassion and empathy (care) can be more formally integrated into curricula beyond the teaching of direct healthcare provider-patient communication.


    Conor Gilligan co-leads the Discipline of Health Behaviour Science at the University of Newcastle and manages the interactional skills curriculum in the 5-year Joint Medical Program. Conor is passionate about communication skills teaching to guide students to become patient-centred, empathetic practitioners. Conor’s research also explores the teaching and assessment of communication skills among students and clinicians, as well as professional identity formation and professionalism in medical education.

    Sarah White is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Social Impact at the UNSW Business School. Sarah is a conversation analyst and qualitative health researcher and has worked in clinical communication and safety and quality research, teaching, and policy for over 15 years. Sarah leads an innovative program of research with an aim to improve communication between clinicians and patients with a particular focus on analysis of recorded consultations. Sarah has published and presented on a variety of topics for both communication and clinical audiences. Sarah has experience in teaching across the breadth of higher and continuing education, particularly with healthcare students and providers. Sarah’s accomplishments and reflective approach to learning and teaching were recognised through being awarded Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA) in 2019 and an Australian Award for University Teaching Citation in 2022. Sarah is also the Deputy National Representative of the International Association for Communication in Healthcare, having previously served as National representative and Deputy National Representative across previous terms as well as Social Media Officer and member of the Policy and Practice subcommittee.

    Charley Greentree is an emergency physician who is the clinical director of education for Retrieval Services Queensland, works clinically at Redcliffe hospital and St Vincent’s Toowoomba and is a Telehealth consultant for emergency departments across rural and remote Queensland. She is passionate for the integration of compassion and kindness into curricula and practice. This includes faculty development, exploring and describing methodology of teaching, evaluation and assessment to support the learning and practice of all health professionals at all levels of learning and training.

    Venkat Reddy is a course coordinator for Year 2 Clinical Practice in the University of Queensland postgraduate MD program. The course includes clinical communication skills and bedside clinical coaching, among other learning activities. Venkat has run workshops for Year 1 UQ MD students on “The heart of medicine: Compassion in our professional lives” and is passionate about the teacing and learning of compassion skills in MD programs.

    recording of this session will be made available to all registrants following the session.

    • 1 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM (ACST)
    • 4 Jul 2024
    • 5:00 PM (ACST)

    The 2024 ANZAHPE Conference

    We invite you to attend ANZAHPE 2024!

    So, start working up your abstracts and block out your calendars from 1st to the 4th of June, 2024 in preparation for an extravaganza of collegiality, networking opportunities and all things ‘Health Professional Education’.

    Join us in the Festival State for ANZAHPE 2024!

    After the huge success of the 2023 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, we cannot wait for you to join us in Adelaide!

    Recent times have seen health professional educators adapt, innovate and continue to deliver while navigating through adversity. Now, as the tides turn, we look forward to the opportunities on the horizon and the next 50 years.

    We will begin on July 1st with the Conference welcome, Networking Sessions and Workshops. July 2nd – 4th will be the full ANZAHPE conference experience of amazing Plenary Presentations, eye-opening Oral Presentations, thought-provoking Symposia, cutting-edge Posters and the true Jewel in the Crown of ANZAHPE – the PeArLS (Personally Arranged Learning Session).

    We encourage you to take the opportunity to come and join us for ANZAHPE 2024.

    To submit your abstracts and inform us of your great work. To Network and Learn. To Share and Celebrate. To Challenge and Grow.

    We look forward to warmly welcoming you as we bring the ANZAHPE community together in-person again.

    Further details can be found here.

Past events

21 Sep 2023 ANZAHPE ONLINE: How do I... get started creating a culturally safe environment for students
20 Jul 2023 ANZAHPE ONLINE: How do I... combine formal professional development with the rest of my life
26 Jun 2023 2023 ANZAHPE Conference: Turning Tides - Navigating opportunities
18 May 2023 ANZAHPE ONLINE - Assessment of student learning outcomes in interprofessional education: What does the evidence tell us?
20 Apr 2023 ANZAHPE ONLINE: Masterclass - How do I... develop good learning outcomes for the curriculum
16 Feb 2023 ANZAHPE ONLINE: How do I... combine teaching and research
9 Dec 2022 MASTER CLASS: Educators as Team Coaches: Embedding low fidelity simulations into programs – lessons from Ted Lasso
13 Oct 2022 ANZAHPE ONLINE: Open Forum discussion on Professional Development opportunities with ANZAHPE
7 Sep 2022 MASTER CLASS: Research - 'Telling a good story'
18 Aug 2022 Scholarly Activity
16 Jun 2022 Maximising feedback through an educational alliance
21 Apr 2022 IPE workshop: Focus: Designing and evaluating an interprofessional learning experience
10 Feb 2022 Bouncing Forward; Mental Wealth for Staff and Student
9 Dec 2021 End of Year Networking Event
9 Dec 2021 Festival Abstract and Prize Application Workshop
11 Nov 2021 DEBATE: Work-place clinical placements should remain the mainstay of health professions education?
21 Oct 2021 IPE series Part 2: Approaches to interprofessional education: Lessons for success
14 Oct 2021 IPE series Part 1: Interprofessional education: What is it and why it matters
24 Sep 2021 MASTER CLASS: Theory in your health professional research
9 Sep 2021 ANZAHPE Fellowship Mentoring Scheme
12 Aug 2021 What institutions and individuals might do to improve feedback
10 Jun 2021 PeArLS: Pooling pearls of portfolio wisdom: promotion, preparation and practice
27 May 2021 PeArLS: Towards coherent curricula in somatisation (aka functional illness 'BDS' or 'MUS')
22 Apr 2021 PeArLS: The coterie of the country
11 Mar 2021 Writing a competitive research grant in Health Professions Education
25 Feb 2021 Learning in (and for) a digital world - Professor Margaret Bearman
10 Dec 2020 End of year special!
12 Nov 2020 Workshop - Writing for Publication
8 Oct 2020 Workshop - Writing authentic OSCEs
10 Sep 2020 Building a feedback culture - Professor Chris Watling
13 Aug 2020 Confronting Contexts - Professor Rachel Ellaway
16 Jul 2020 Ways of Seeing in Healthcare: Panel Discussion
12 Jul 2020 ANZAHPE ONLINE Program launch


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