The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) is the peak organisation for practitioners involved in the education and training of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

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ANZAHPE ONLINE aims to deliver a rich academic experience to ANZAHPE members, as a virtual alternative to our face to face conference. The PD program has been designed to keep the ANZAHPE family connected in the absence of this year’s conference, and will run from July to December 2020 as monthly events.

We look forward to connecting with you online.


To review the full event details please click on the links below. 

Registration is easy. Registration will open approximately one month prior to each event. Simply click on the event and follow the online registration prompts. Don't forget to log in to the system first, to auto-populate your booking form and ensure you get our special member rates.

ANZAHPE Online Program

    • 16 Jul 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Zoom (link TBA via email)

    Ways of Seeing in Healthcare: Panel Discussion

    Join A/Prof Gabrielle Brand and some of the contributing creative artists to explore the provocative and stimulating “Ways of Seeing in Healthcare” exhibition.

    This unique and interactive panel discussion aims to explore and share how art can be used to promote different ways of knowing and seeing in healthcare.

    The session will commence with a brief outline of health humanities, including how art can be used to foster empathy and reflection in ourselves and our students. The panel will share insights from producing their creative art works, including a vision for diversity and inclusivity, to challenge the status quo, to bridge clinical and human experiences, to enrich understandings of everyday clinical practice and connect and build community.

    Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and consider ways in which they can embed creative arts into their own health professions education, research and practice.

    The panel members will consist of educators, clinicians, researchers and students. View their biographies here.

    This session is open and free to anyone interested. Please register to ensure you receive the Zoom link to attend.


    We thank and acknowledge the support by Monash University for the production of the Ways of Seeing exhibition booklet.

    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Zoom (link TBA)

    Confronting Contexts

    Professor Rachel Ellaway
    University of Calgary, Canada

    Dr. Rachel Ellaway is a professor of medical education in community health sciences and co-director of the Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. An internationally renowned scholar and leader in medical education, her substantial contribution is reflected in 328 presentations, 201 publications and 24 book chapters.

    This interactive session on ‘Confronting Contexts’ will stimulate you think about the impact that contexts have on health professional education.

    Rachel was awarded the 2019 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Duncan Graham Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education.


    Sponsored by:

    Further information:

    Quality Supervision in Health and Human Services here

    Introduction to Health Education Research: Online Course here

    Introduction to Health Education Research: Intensive Online Course  here

    • 10 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Zoom (link TBA)

    Keynote Speaker Presentation

    Professor Christopher Watling
    MD, MMEd, PhD, FRCP(C) Western University, Canada

    Chris Watling is the Director of the Centre for Education Research and Innovation at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, Canada. He is a professor in the Departments of Oncology, Clinical Neurological Sciences, and Family Medicine, and from 2010-2019 was the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education. He has an MD from Dalhousie University, a Master of Medical Education from the University of Dundee, and a PhD in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University. His widely-published research explores how learning unfolds in clinical and workplace settings, how and why feedback influences learning, and how medicine’s professional culture shapes its educational practices. He is also an avid teacher of writing, and in addition to his empiric research he has published on academic writing and on qualitative research methodologies.


    • 8 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Zoom (link TBA)

    Workshop - Writing authentic OSCEs

    A select workshop on “How to write the OSCE mark sheet that your examiners actually want to examine!”  Brought to you by Karen D'Souza the Clinical Curriculum and Assessment Co-ordinator for the School of Medicine, Deakin University. Karen is the Chair of the OSCE Committee and Chair of the Medical Education SOMERG Group. She also co-leads a national clinical assessment collaboration, the Australian Collaboration for Clinical Assessment in Medicine (ACCLAiM). Her publications and areas of research interest relate to assessment (including OSCEs), curriculum development, clinical and communication skills, simulation, and new learning technologies including augmented reality.

    In this active workshop you will create OSCE stations that are authentic, resonating with practice.


    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Zoom (link TBA)

    Workshop - Writing for Publication

    A part of the regular programme at ANZAHPE conferences,  the workshop assists members in developing academic writing skills. In particular it seeks to encourage and upskill early career academics.

    The Aims are to:      

    • Assist participants in getting their message across in publications, by working on small samples of text
    • Provide feedback and advice on an issue related to a particular paper
    • Learn about the reviewing and publishing process, using FoHPE as a case example

    The workshop will be focused on the needs of the participants. The participants will be required to bring along a piece of their own writing to the workshop; typically a title and an abstract for work that they hope to publish. A mixture of short presentations and small group work in zoom break out groups will be used with expert facilitation by Fellows of ANZAHPE. 


    • 10 Dec 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Zoom (link TBA)

    End of year special!

    Take an hour and relax with your community of Health Professional Educators. Reflect on this crazy year, sharing the highs and lows with your colleagues.  Guess the mystery guest and find out more about the professional development program in 2021.

    This is a free event and we welcome all ANZAHPE members and guests.

Past events

12 Jul 2020 ANZAHPE ONLINE Program launch


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