Speakers and Programme
SAPC Conference: 26 - 27 January 2017
David Hirsh is Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director and co-founder of the Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship. His scholarship and academic contributions span diverse areas including “educational continuity,” medical education transformation, longitudinal integrated clerkships, OSCEs, East Asian constructs of professionalism, and humanism in medicine. He has received local, national, and international honours for his teaching, academic work, clinical practice, and public service. With colleagues, he co-founded the international Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships. He serves as a visiting professor of education and educational consultant nationally and internationally.
He continues to practice primary care women’s health in Cambridge, to mentor student and faculty research, and to teach courses in all four years of the Harvard Medical School curriculum. He is currently working with Imperial College as an external advisor to our new Integrated Clinical Apprenticeship pilot, which started in the 2016-17 academic year.
Neena Modi is Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London, Consultant at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and President of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Neena qualified from the University of Edinburgh, and trained at University College Hospital London and Liverpool University. She leads a multidisciplinary neonatal research programme focused on nutritional and other perinatal determinants of life-long health. Her team developed and manage the National Neonatal Research Database, a unique and innovative resource of population wide electronic clinical data on every admission to a neonatal unit in England, Wales and Scotland. This is widely used for health services evaluations, including audit, quality improvement and benchmarking, and for a growing range of research studies by research groups nationally and internationally.
Neena is extensively published in original-research peer-reviewed journals and has also authored a number of chapters in textbooks, commentaries and reviews. She directs the well-known “Neonatal Update: the science of newborn care”, a week-long meeting held in London each December that attracts a capacity national and international audience.
Neena contributes to a number of working parties, and health services and research committees. She has held a large number of national roles including President of the UK Neonatal Society, President of the Academic Paediatrics Association of Great Britain and Ireland, Chair of the British Medical Journal Ethics Committee, and Chair of the NHS England Infant, Children and Young People Patient Safety Expert Group.
If you are joining us for dinner on the evening of Thursday 26th January, you can enjoy some close up magic with your meal courtesy of magician Richard Young at our Diamond-themed dinner.
Please note that there is a formal dress code for the Diamond Dinner.