3rd International Congress of Health Education and Research & AoME Annual Academic Meeting: INHWE/AoME 2023

The 3rd International Congress of Health Workforce Education and Research took place at the new Centre for Student Life in Cardiff, Wales on Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 June 2023. The event was hosted in collaboration with the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) and the three-day event was held to promote interdisciplinary co-operation and critical understanding of the latest research in the field of health workforce education, training and development.

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Congress Theme

Congress Theme: "Learning Together for Clinical Excellence"

Today, patients are rarely looked after by just one health professional, and in the context of a complex healthcare system, effective teamworking and interprofessional learning is essential for the delivery of effective and patient-centred care. We are delighted to be working in partnership to bring you this joint three-day event providing an excellent opportunity for us and our delegates to strengthen links and learn from diverse healthcare professions to establish new ways of working together.

This congress is one of the best opportunities for educators across the health professions to come together to share good practice, the latest innovations in healthcare education, as well as for networking, academic collaboration, and professional development.





Prof. Josie Fraser (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Open University, United Kingdom)

Prof. Fraser has multiple years of experience within healthcare education. She is Deputy Vice Chancellor at the Open University (UK) and a member of the INHWE Advisory Board. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Josie provides oversight and leadership on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, to the academic domain of the University. She provides significant support in developing and delivering the University's academic strategy and also ensures the effectiveness and appropriateness of pedagogy such that curriculum, tuition and student experience are fully integrated and applied consistently across the institution.

Josie has been an advocate for team-based learning (TBL) and interprofessional education in healthcare. TBL is a highly structured “flipped classroom” teaching method that solves common challenges encountered in healthcare education. Josie argues that using TBL as a way to facilitate interprofessional education creates enquiring students, who are able to study information independently outside of the classroom, and can then use that information to solve scientific or clinical problems with their colleagues, creatively. 

Keynote Presentation: The potential of TBL for IPE
Prof Josie A Fraser, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The Open University, UK

Keynote Presentation: Leading for the Future
Prof Jacky Hayden CBE, AoME


Prof. Elizabeth Johnson (Dean at the School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Cyprus)

Prof. Johnson has vast experience in medical education. She was previously Professor of Anatomy at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and Associate Professor of Anatomy-Histology-Embryology at Ioannina University and research fellow at the NIH. While at the NIH she had a joint position at the National Institute of Child Health and Mental Health. Johnson was trained in Functional Neuroanatomy at Cornell, Functional Neuroanatomy and Psychoneuroendocrinology at Maryland, and post-doctoral training in Molecular/Chemical Neuroanatomy at the NIH.

Prof. Johnson has focused her research in the field of neurosciences and in particular it is marked by both a multi-level (in-vivo, in-situ and in-vitro), as well as a multi-disciplinary approach aimed at addressing the structure and function of the nervous system. Since moving to EUC She has strived to increase the internationalization of the Medical School by increasing international collaboration and opening a Frankfurt Branch which offers students the opportunity to pursue the EUC MD degree in Germany.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed. For late submissions, please contact us at

Click HERE to open the Call for Abstracts. There is a joint submission site for INHWE and AoME, please select the organisation and theme most relevant to your submission. Click HERE to open the submission site (Oxford Abstracts).

INHWE invites authors to submit abstracts on any topic related to healthcare education and training. You can submit a "classic" academic abstract (including introduction, methods, discussion and conclusion) or short paper on the submission system.

AoME is particularly interested in abstracts around activity where there has been an interprofessional learning approach with demonstrated improvement in healthcare, but welcomes submissions of all interests for posters, short presentations and workshops.

Themes include:
· Learning from success, established IPE 
· Leadership
· Communication 
· Non-clinical medical educators
· Healthcare Improvement 
· Application of reflective practise
· Person-centredness approach / involving patients in multi-professional learning 
· Developing your healthcare educators
· Other/Miscellaneous – other interesting projects which fit within INHWE and/or AoME remit (free text for authors to provide theme)



The brand new Centre for Student Life was completed in 2022 and is part of the biggest campus upgrade in a generation. It is the fruition of a successful and dynamic partnership that the University is proud to enjoy with its student body.

The new building is home to the University's Student Life services including support with study, health and wellbeing, preparing for the future, managing money and living in Cardiff. It will also increase links with the Students’ Union and enhance the services already provided there.

Address: Cardiff University Centre for Student Life

Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3BB,

United Kingdom