Faculty of Health Sciences

FHS Clinical Education Conference - 2014

Clinical Education Conference

The Faculty of Health Sciences Clinical Education Conference is offered free of charge as a thank you to all Clinical Educators who support the training and education of FHS students in:

Event Details

Friday, May 30, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Best Western Lamplighter
597 Wellington Rd. South
London, Ontario

Group case discussions, keynote address, lunch provided

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m.: Registration Opens

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.: The Struggling Student - Case Discussions and Proposed Solutions

Within a small group setting, registrants will select four student case scenarios, discuss the impact of student behaviour on clinical development, consider possible cause(s) of borderline performance and generate possible solutions to maximize student clinical performance

11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch

Please indicate any food allergies when registering.

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Keynote Address - Motivating & Inspiring the Millennial Health Care Student

Mike Atkinson, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, Western University


Registration Deadline: May 20, 2014

Registration for the 2014 Clinical Education Conference is closed.

About the Keynote Speaker

Mike Atkinson

Mike Atkinson, PhD

Mike Atkinson is a professor in Western's Department of Psychology. He was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University in 1975. An intense interest in social psychology (particularly aggression and nonverbal behaviour) led him to pursued both an MSc (1978) and PhD (1982) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His dissertation work involved nonverbal cues in the detection of deception and looked how we first make judgements about whether a behaviour is deliberate or spontaneous, and then proceed to a consideration of deception (or other forms of deliberate behaviour).

Over the years, he has become increasingly interested in the process of education and has moved to the area of educational psychology. How can we teach large classes most effectively? Are there any benefits to using multimedia in the classroom? Do students really learn from instructors who use a variety of engaging techniques? Important factors include student involvement, structure and organization of the material, and the ability to “engage”.


Free parking is available for conference attendees at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn.

Additional Information

For more information about this event, contact:

Susan Schurr, MClSc, Reg. CASLPO
Clinical Education Coordinator
519-661-2111 ext. 888178

PLEASE NOTE: In consideration for people with allergies we are encouraging a scent-free environment.