7th International Clinical Skills Conference (ICSC)


Starting date:21/05/2017 09:00:00

Ending date:24/05/2017 17:00:00Location:Prato, Tuscany, Italy
Summary:The 7th ICSC meeting will be held in May 2017, convened by an International, multi-professional steering committee. The theme of this year’s conference is that of “Transitions”, with a call for full and brief research papers, poster presentations and more.
Description:The conference will again be held at Monash University’s Prato campus in Italy and will include a diverse range of experienced keynote speakers, oral presentations and workshops on all aspects of clinical skills education and research. The venue, Palazzo Vaj, is ideal for hosting this friendly, boutique event with ample opportunities to network and discuss ideas with established names in clinical education
Aims of conference

The theme for the Seventh conference is “Transitions” and the intention is to:

Provide a forum for debate on innovation and the evidence base for clinical skills teaching and learning
Showcase research and best practice on clinical skills education
Stimulate innovation in clinical skills
Gather expert and beginner clinical skills educators for networking
Aid funding for research on clinical skills


Work may be submitted for consideration for presentation as:

Full and brief research papers – describing evidence based practice and innovation
Poster presentations – on works in progress or interesting topics
Workshops – practical problems addressed in a ‘hands on’ fashion
Roundtable discussions – addressing complex and controversial topics

Conference Themes

Innovations to advance Clinical Skills Education and Practice
Excellence in Teaching and Learning Skills – What’s working
Assessing Clinical skills in the workplace
Evidenced based Teaching and Assessment of Clinical skills
Interprofessional collaboration in clinical skills education and practice
Priorities in Clinical Skills Education
Research in Clinical Skills – where’s the evidence?
Professionalism as part of Clinical Competence


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


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