Sixth International Clinical Skills Conference

Following the Fifth International Clinical Skills Conference held in 2013, a sixth conference will be organised by an international committee co-ordinated by the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Dundee and Monash University. This conference will meet the needs of interprofessional researchers and practitioners involved in the creation of high quality education and research in all aspects of clinical skills practice. Building on feedback, the conference programme will reflect the needs of delegates. There will be posters, workshops, roundtable discussions, plenaries and concurrent sessions.

Aims of conference

The international conference is designed to:

  • Provide a forum for debate on creativity and diversity in clinical skills education and research
  • Showcase research and best practice in clinical skills education
  • Stimulate creativity in clinical skills education through networking
  • Gather expert and beginners views on clinical skills education for sharing best practice


Work may be submitted for consideration for presentation as:

  • Full research papers – describing evidence based practice
  • Brief papers or poster presentations – presenting and discussing work in progress and new ideas
  • Workshops – practical problems addressed in a ‘hands on’ fashion
  • Roundtable Discussion Groups – practical problems and opposing views debated and discussed

Abstract Submissions

  • Abstracts will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee
  • Abstracts to be submitted online; closing date for abstract submission Friday 12th September, 2014 (5.00pm your local time)
  • For abstract specifications please refer to the abstract submission link of the website.

Conference Themes

  • Creativity to advance clinical skills education and practice
  • Diversity in teaching and learning skills – what’s working?
  • Assessing clinical skills in the workplace
  • Evidence-based teaching and assessment of clinical skills using simulation
  • Evidence-based interprofessional collaboration in clinical skills education and practice
  • Priorities in clinical skills education – including feedback and evaluation of clinical skills
  • Research in clinical skills education using simulation
  • Professionalism as part of clinical competence
  • Best evidence for use of simulation


Monash Prato Centre is located in an elegant 18th century building, the Palazzo Vaj, in the historic centre of Prato Italy. The centre is 25 minutes by train from Florence.