2018 CHES Celebration of Scholarship
The Centre for Health Education Scholarship will host the CHES Celebration of Scholarship on Wednesday, October 3, at The University of British Columbia’s Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. This event is an opportunity for the CHES community to showcase and share their work and celebrate the accomplishments of the health professions education scholarship network. We are pleased to announce the Annual Gordon Page Invited Lecturer will be Dr. Alan Bleakley, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education and Medical Humanities at Plymouth University Peninsula College of Medicine and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators.
In celebration of CHES’ 10th Anniversary, our founding Director Dr. Joanna Bates, will be the Closing Plenary.
Be sure to save the date in your calendar, and stay tuned for more details as they unfold throughout the year!
To reference last year’s program, click here.
Professor Alan Bleakley is Emeritus Professor of Medical Education and Medical Humanities at Plymouth University Peninsula College of Medicine and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators. He was President of the Association for Medical Humanities from 2013-2016 and has been involved with that organisation for 15 years.
As a Professor of Medical Education at Peninsula Medical School, he was instrumental in developing the curriculum at that school, including establishing the medical humanities as core and integrated. The school gained an international reputation for its innovations in medical education, clinical education and the medical humanities. Dr. Bleakley continues to be a leading international figure in both medical education and the medical humanities.
His research grew out of an interest in educating doctors in communication and then in inter-professional teamwork. He worked for many years researching teamwork in the operating theatre and is widely published in this field. He is author and editor of fourteen books, including Thinking with Metaphors in Medicine: Re-shaping Clinical Work (2017), as well as many peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He is also a widely published poet, including a recent collection published as, Hook, Line & Sinker and Other Poems.
Alan lives in the far reaches of West Cornwall overlooking Sennen and Gwenver beaches, just north of Land’s End, with Sue who is a visual artist. His passion is surfing – he has been surfing since 1964 having grown up in Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall, but he loves everything about the sea.