Conferences and Events

Below are the details of conferences and events organised by the Learner Support and Faculty Development (LSFD) team. (Information on events and courses provided by organisations external to HEE NW can be accessed here).

Registration for the events below is via Accent Course Manager (unless stated otherwise), if you don’t already have an account you can register here, please be sure to choose North West and South Cumbria as your region, and select the most appropriate ‘delegate type’ from the list to access events provided by HEE NW.

Should you already have an Accent account, you can register via the links below.

We would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions for topics, events, or courses, you can contact the LSFD team on: 


Spring Educators

Spring Educators | 17 and 18 May 2022 | Crewe Hall, Weston Road, Cheshire
Recovery, Resetting and Reflecting

This event is aimed at Directors of Medical Education (DMEs), Heads of School (HoS), Training Programme Directors (TPDs), Medical Education Managers, Associate Deans, HEE NW Training Programme Management, associated deputies and senior educators.

PROGRAMME: A copy of the programme is available here.

Resources from this event are available here.


Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE) Conference

Beyond the Horizon: The Future of Education in Healthcare | Wednesday 21 September 2022 | Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton Le Willows, WA12 0HQ

This is a one day event aimed at Directors of Medical Education (DMEs), Heads of School (HoS), Training Programme Directors (TPDs), Educational Supervisors, Medical Education Managers, HEE NW Associate Deans and Training Programme Management, and those working in postgraduate medical and dental education and leadership. 

The link to book is available here.


Trainees Requiring Extra Support (TRES) Conference 

TRES Conference | Wednesday 19 October 2022 | Venue TBC

Further information regarding this event will be available here in due course.


Associate Dean (AD) Masterclasses

As part of the Educator Development Programme, the following AD Masterclasses will be held in 2022:

  • Supporting International Medical Graduates | Wednesday 27 April 2022 | Resources from this session are available here.
  • Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) | Wednesday 4 May 2022 | Resources from this session are available here.
  • Assessment in New Curricula | Friday 8 July 2022 | 11:00 to 12:00 | MS Teams | FULLY BOOKED
  • Careers: A Beginners Guide | Friday 2 September 2022 | 9:30 to 11:30 | MS Teams | FULLY BOOKED
  • Supporting International Medical Graduates | Thursday 29 September 2022 | 12:30 to 14:00 | MS Teams | FULLY BOOKED
  • Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) | Thursday 10 November 2022 | 13:00 to 14:00 | MS Teams | Not yet open for registration
  • Compassionate Rota Design | Friday 11 November 2022 | 12:30 to 13:30 | MS Teams | Not yet open for registration

More information on the AD Masterclasses can be found here.


 Cultural Competence

The NHS is a culturally diverse workforce, bringing skills and expertise from across the globe to keep our nation healthy. Differences in backgrounds and upbringings can result in varying ways of perceiving the world, as well as differing behaviours and communicating styles. These differences can, on occasion, cause confusion, hurt, and even conflict within the work environment.

The aim of this workshop is to explore culture’s influence on perceptions, behaviours and communication styles. Developed for educators, this workshop will enable delegates to improve their cross-cultural understanding and communication, to improve workplace harmony and effectiveness.

Dates for 2022/23 are below, please note, if you have previously attended one of these sessions (January, February or March 2022) you do not need to book again.

These workshops are provided by First Thought Training, therefore by registering to attend you are consenting to your e-mail being shared with First Thought Training for the purpose of being provided with the pre-course material, Zoom link, feedback form and certificate of attendance.

Please do not contact First Thought Training with booking queries. Registration is managed by the LSFD team who can be contacted at:

  • Thursday 15 September 2022 | 9:15 to 12:00 | Via Zoom | FULLY BOOKED
  • Tuesday 4 October 2022 | 13:00 to 15:45 | Via Zoom | FULLY BOOKED
  • Tuesday 1 November 2022 | 9:15 to 12:00 | Via Zoom | Event FlyerNot yet open for registration
  • Wednesday 30 November 2022 | 13:00 to 15:45 | Via Zoom | Event FlyerNot yet open for registration
  • Thursday 26 January 2023 | 9:15 to 12:00 | Via Zoom | Event FlyerNot yet open for registration
  • Wednesday 8 February 2023 | 13:00 to 15:45 | Via Zoom | Event FlyerNot yet open for registration