Today the conference started for real, with all registrants in attendance (well hopefully all given it was a sell out and there was a waiting list). The Plenary session was ably hosted by Dr Norman Swan, who as @ruthgbarton (twitter) noted "his challenging of the speakers has been the highlight of the conference so far".

Read more: HWA Inspire 2012 - Day 1

The Health Workforce Australia conference - Inspire 2012 - started this afternoon with three concurrent Master Class sessions. I attend one by Professor John Bessant on Innovation: How to. It was a very thought provoking and interesting session, with some practical tips on getting increased innovation for your company or workplace.

Read more: Masterclass - Innovation: How To

In late 2011, the Victorian Department of Health, with the support of Health Workforce Australia (HWA), called for proposals that make use of simulation-based education and training (SBET) with the potential to increase clinical training capacity and capability. Earlier this year, over 20 projects (and associated sub-projects) were funded for two years under the program.

Read more: The need for linking simulation across Victoria