Having had to postpone the 2020 event, it is tremendous to be launching registration for the 2021 NES Education Conference, incorporating the Scottish Medical Education Conference, Medical Appraisers Conference, Practice Managers Conference, NMAHP Conference, Dental Conference and Pharmacy Conference. We are grateful for the support of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre who have enabled us to run this multi professional conference virtually using their online digital platform ensuring delegates will be able to access all components of the full two-day programme remotely.
After a 12 month period when the NHS has had to manage the consequences of a global pandemic, many routine education and training activities had to be suspended, adapted or refocused in order to support frontline acute services. Now as the NHS recovers, a major emphasis will be on planning for recovery of core education and training activity, and ensuring continued trainee progression to support the future NHS multi professional workforce.
There have been significant innovations in the past year, an increased utilisation of Technology-Enabled Learning and significant benefits from collaboration between education organisations, professional bodies and regulators. This year’s NES conference will showcase many of these initiatives and provide opportunities to share experiences and learning. There will be a mixture of plenary and parallel sessions as well as poster presentations and an exhibitor’s forum.
The conference will be sponsored by NHS Education for Scotland and there will be no charge for participation.