Day 2 brought everyone back together with a series of plenary sessions and aimed to cover what was learned as well as white might have been missed.
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".
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.
In a recent post about funding for SBET activities in Victoria, I noted the the potential for projects to develop without connection to those around them.
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.
At a recent conference on clinical education and training, I witnessed a high tech display of simulation activities from Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. I followed up that conference with a trip to Holmesglen to have a look at their facilities.
Earlier this month Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS) hosted a visit from me where I observed their simulation facilities and discussed the future of simulation for their organisation.
In the first of two workshops covering the life sciences industry, the BioMelbourne Network arranged a panel of experts to provide their opinions and experiences on social media use. Here's what I got from it.