Keynote Speakers

ASPiH are delighted to share our keynote speakers for Conference 2023

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Professor Connie Wiskin 

Talk Time - Tuesday 7th November 9:15 - 10:00
Talk Title - Sustainability and evolution of human simulation in healthcare education.

Professor Connie Wiskin is a Professor of Medical Education at the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham. She has invested 32 years developing human simulation in healthcare, including a substantive (novel) cross-programme, vertically integrated resource. Connie’s work has gained national and international recognition, considered flagship in undergraduate and postgraduate education. She is Director of the Interactive Studies Unit (ISU), a team who have successfully engaged 8 degree-programmes in a consolidated and consistent approach to clinical communication, language and professionalisation. This is novel in its ambition and complexity. Connie focusses on directing methodological development, as well as applying established theory/findings to guide excellence. She has spent her career balancing home innovation with developing partnerships elsewhere, including forming local, national and international research and educational strategy partnerships. She has additionally developed a reputation externally in international electives, risk assessments, and as a summative assessments advisor. Connie has been an external examiner for 5 institutions, and is an exams advisor to the RCDS, RCP and RVC. She leads on education research as an individual, overseeing team projects, and as a mentor to student researchers. Connie is an awarded teacher, who has published in 35 peer reviewed journals, produced 17 audio-visual education products, and presented at in excess of 120 conferences and meetings worldwide.

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Professor Paul Bowie 

Talk Time - Tuesday 7th November 16:45 - 17:30
Talk Title - Experience and vision on how human factors and ergonomics can contribute to a sustainable system's improvement and patient safety.
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Dr Patricia Livingston

Talk Time - Wednesday 8th November 15:15 - 16:00
Talk Title - A journey to sustainable global simulation

Dr. Livingston is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine, Dalhousie University. She is an Honourary Associate Professor at the University of Rwanda. She is active in medical education and research at both Dalhousie University and the University of Rwanda. Her work in Rwanda has included anesthesia curriculum development, establishment of a simulation and skills centre, and introduction to the country of the Safer Anesthesia from Education (SAFE) Obstetric Anesthesia Course. Dr Livingston is a co-author and director of Vital Anaesthesia Simulation Training (VAST). She has received the inaugural Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Humanitarian Award and has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for her work in medical education and global health.