The 2024 Annual Teachers Conference took place on Thursday 6 June 2024 at the School of Public Health Building, White City Campus.

The theme s Innovative Partnerships: Learning and working together in Medical Education and we were delighted to have as our keynote speaker Dr Chaand Nagpaul CBE, GP Partner and former Chair of the British Medical Association.

We also welcomed as keynote for the afternoon, Maisie Irvine, a medical student from Norwich Medical School, who presented a creative enquiry in the form of a poem.

The day included a lively mix of talks, student presentations and workshops for community GP tutors teaching medical students. Our students and GP tutors were also presented with prizes and awards.

Please see below for the programme for the day and further details of the workshops. 


9.00am  Registration
Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries
9.30am Welcome
Prof Azeem Majeed, Head of Department, Primary Care & Public Health, School of Public Health
Dr Arti Maini, Director of Undergraduate Primary Care Education
9.40am Keynote: Dr Chaand Nagpaul CBE
Innovative Partnerships: Learning and working together in Medical Education
10.30am Student award-winning projects
Introduced by Stephanie Powell, Community Collaboration Lead
Presented by GP placement leads
11.15am Break
Coffee, tea and treats
11.35am Morning workshops


1.35pm Afternoon Keynote: Maisie Irvine (Creative Enquiry)
Maisie will present a poem written to transport the reader/listener across an ordinary day through the perspective of an autistic person
2.15pm  Afternoon workshops
3.25pm  Break
Coffee, tea and cake
3.45pm  Teacher awards
Presented by Dr Arti Maini and Ms Nadine Engineer
4.15pm  Soft drinks, Prosecco and nibbles


Coaching for collaborative conversations

Coaching approaches involve working in partnership with people to support them to identify and address what matters to them. In this interactive, experiential workshop, you will become familiar with some key coaching principles and skills and explore how these could be applied in your own educational and healthcare contexts with students and patients.

Dr Arti Maini, Director of Undergraduate Primary Care Education, Imperial College London

Creating inclusive GP placements for neurodivergent students

This workshop has been co-created with students and GP tutors with lived experience of neurodivergence. It aims to ensure that participants feel confident to create an inclusive learning environment that supports neurodivergent learners to maximise their learning and fulfill their potential.

We will share up-to-date information regarding terminology, discuss known strengths that can be fostered and possible challenges that can be mitigated by inclusive approaches. We will draw on our collective tutor and student perspectives to inform approaches that can transform student learning. Finally, we will share useful resources and signpost tutors to avenues of support.

Dr Sian Powell, Faculty Development Lead & Year 6 Placement Lead, Imperial College London
Dr Agalya Ramanathan, Primary Care Teaching Fellow, Imperial College London
Dr Neha Ahuja, Principal Teaching Fellow, Imperial College London

Supporting students with community-engaged projects

This interactive workshop will highlight principles of effective community engagement and collaboration, including asset-based approaches that build on existing community strengths and resources, and explore how tutors can support students to put these in practice within community-engaged student projects in the curriculum.

Ms Stephanie Powell, Community Collaboration Lead, Imperial College London
Dr Georgina Neve, Clinical Teaching Fellow & Year 3 Placement lead, Imperial College London
Dr Yasmin Razak, GP Partner at
Golborne Medical, London

AI in primary care: a paradigm shift for GP tutors

This workshop will delve into the practical use of AI in primary care settings. The session will concentrate on emerging ideas such as 'keyboard liberation', featuring technologies like speech-to-text software, and examining the role of AI in enhancing student education. Participants will also discuss the changing dynamics of doctor-patient interactions and the subsequent implications for training medical students and our future as clinicians.

Dr Viral Thakerar, Clinical Teaching Fellow & Year 1&2 Course lead, Imperial College London
Dr Aisha Yahaya, Clinical Teaching Fellow (Digital), Imperial College London
Dr Gautham Benoy, 
GP ST2 trainee (OOPE), Imperial College London

The use of arts in medical education

This workshop will explore how creating arts may be used in medical education and the possible benefits of using this approach. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the arts to explore their lived experience; whilst also considering how it may be used in their teaching.

Throughout the workshop, participants will be invited to engage with short creative activities e.g. viewing photographs and writing short poems.  No prior knowledge of creating art is required.

Dr Stephanie Bull, Senior Teaching Fellow, Medical Education Innovation and Research Centre, Imperial College London
Dr Jasmin Hodgson, Clinical Teaching Fellow in Primary Care, Imperial College London
Dr Jack Roberts, Clinical Teaching Fellow in Primary Care, Imperial College London 

Sustainable healthcare in medical education

Sustainable healthcare describes an approach that meets the health needs of the present, without compromising the health of future generations. In this interactive workshop, we will share the key principles of sustainable healthcare and explore how these could be applied in your own educational and healthcare contexts with students and patients.

Dr Neha Ahuja, Principal Teaching Fellow, Imperial College London
Dr Ismail Ismail, GP ST2 OOPE trainee, Imperial College London
Dr Roshni Budhia, GP ACF trainee, Imperial College London

How can we support interprofessional, multidisciplinary learning in practice?

In the context of an increasingly complex and multimorbid population, multidisciplinary teams in General Practice are expanding. This interactive workshop will explore how medical students can learn about and with different professionals and the value of this collaboration. We will discuss and share ideas on how to achieve this in practice, as well as considering some of the potential challenges and opportunities in this area.

Dr Felicity Lalloo, Principal Teaching Fellow, Imperial College London
Dr Aamena Bharmal, GP Academic Clinical Fellow, Imperial College London