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The theme of the 2019 Meitheal symposium is Assessment – with a focus on how assessment drives learning and the future of assessment. Participants will have an opportunity to consider the educational impact of assessments, and to regard assessments as powerful and influential educational interventions in their own right. Participants will also be encouraged to think about how to improve their current assessments and the future of assessment in health-care education.


8.30 - 9.00: Registration

9.00 - 9.15 Welcome address and opening of symposium.

Maureen Kelly / PACE Committee members

9.15 - 10.00 First Key Note address: Professor Sylvia Heeneman

Professor of Health Profession Education at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), School of Health Profession Education (SHE), Maastricht University

10.00 - 10.45 Second Key Note address: Dr Gozie Offiah

Clinical Lead Medical Intern Unit, National Doctors Training & Planning (NDTP), Health Service Executive, Dublin

10.45 - 11.15 Tea / Coffee

11.15 - 12.00 Third Key note address: Dr Marian Traynor

Associate Dean of Education, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast

12.00 - 12.30 Panel Q and A with the three key note speakers

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 15.00 4 Workshops run in paralell

Workshop 1: Prof Dr Sylvia Heeneman

‘ Programmatic Assessment in competency-based education and assessment: From Theory to Practice ‘

Workshop 2: Dr Gozie Offiah

‘ Workplace Based Assessment and EPAs: Not Just the Facts ‘

Workshop 3: Dr Marian Traynor

‘ Multiple Choice Questions in Examinations – Are we getting it right? ‘

Workshop 4: Dr Miriam Moriarty, Chief Invigilator, NUIG

‘ Invigilation Training ‘

15.00 - 15.30 Feedback from parallel workshops & closing plenary

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