STEME 2019 Conference


Don’t worry if you missed out on a place at the 2019 Sharing Training Excellence in Medical Education (STEME) Conference held in Swansea on 2nd and 3rd October 2019.  The theme for the Conference was ‘Learning and Working Together’ and recordings of the plenary sessions from both days are provided here. The recordings provide 4 hours of CPD per day towards the requirements for the formal recognition of trainers in Wales.

In order to be awarded the 4 hours of CPD per day you are required to watch all plenary sessions and reflect upon what you have learnt using the reflection forms provided below.

Once you have watched and reflected on all of the videos for each day you will need to go to and enter a code to download your certificate. Please find the codes below for each day:

  • Day one: STEME210
  • Day two: STEME310

The certificate and reflection form can then be submitted at your whole-practice appraisal as evidence towards the requirements for the formal recognition of trainers in Wales.


Day 1: Wednesday, 2nd October 2019:

Welcome - Dr Anton Saayman, Sub Dean (Postgraduate Education Support and Quality Improvement Skills Training), Health Education and Improvement Wales

Opening Address - Professor Chris Jones, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Welsh Government

HEIW Update - Dr Tom Lawson, Postgraduate Medical Dean, Health Education and Improvement Wales

Training High Performing Teams - Dr Ami Jones MBE, Anaesthetic/ICM/PHEM Consultant, ABUHB/EMRTS

Putting People at the Heart of Leadership - Gillian Strachan, Head of Programme for Organisational and Leadership Development, NHS Education for Scotland

OBS Cymru: Lessons Learnt from an all Wales Multi-Professional Quality Improvement Project - Dr Sarah Bell, Consultant Anaesthetist, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Aligning Undergraduate Education with the Needs of the NHS in Wales - Professor Steve Riley, Dean of Medical Education, Cardiff University

Cognitive Preference as a Predictor of Clinical Speciality - Dr Aidan Byrne, Deputy Interim Executive Medical Director, Swansea Bay University Health Board



Day 2: Thursday, 3rd October 2019:

Welcome - Dr Malcolm Gajraj, Lead Associate Dean, Quality Unit, Health Education and Improvement Wales

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) Update - Alex Howells, Chief Executive, Health Education and Improvement Wales

Fair Training For All: Understanding and Responding to Differential Attainment - Jane Cannon, Head of Approvals, General Medical Council

Evidence-Based Approaches to Medical Education: Lessons from Pragmatism - Professor Phil Newton, Director of Learning and Teaching, Swansea University Medical School

The Bevan Commission: Challenging Thinking and Practice in Wales - Helen Howson, Director of the Bevan Commission

Crossing the Chasms - Dr John Boulton, Interim Director of NHS Quality Improvement, 1,000 Lives

Preparing Optometrists to take on Extended Roles - Dr Nik Sheen, Eye Care Transformation Lead, Health Education and Improvement Wales