Professionalism -A Journey 2019

Dear All,


We would like to invite you to Professionalism – A Journey 2019. The aim of the conference is to bring together clinical trainers, educators, learners and policy makers across health care professions education with an interest in professionalism and professional identity formation.



March 29th 08.45-17.00 Clinical Education and Research Centre CERC, University Hospital Limerick


Open to all healthcare providers, academics, NCHDs & students, International speakers: - Prof Sylvia and Richard Cruess, McGill University, Mtl, Canada, Dr Judith Ibison, St. George’s University, London ,Workshops & panel discussion and CPD (6 Points) Approved




08:45 - 9:15 Registration

09:15 Welcome, setting the scene, the origins of the day, outline of the day

09.30 - 10.30 Plenary talk Professional identity formation: a journey, not a destination. Sylvia Cruess & Richard Cruess


10.30 - 10:45 Tea/Coffee

10:45 - 12:00 Keynote presentations Declan Aherne - Identity formation within the medical model: understandings and challenges


Ide Delargy - The impact of physician health on medical professionalism


Judith Ibison - The 'realpolitik' of delivering professionalism teaching and assessment in an undergraduate curriculum


12:00 - 12:45 Student/Intern narratives The good and bad experiences that have shaped my professional identity to date


12.45 - 1:30 Lunch & networking

1:30 – 3.30 Parallel sessions workshops 

Sylvia Cruess and Richard Cruess - Professional identity formation in medicine: Theory and practice


Ide Delargy - Mind the blind spot: reflecting on personal vulnerabilities when addressing lapses in professionalism


Judith Ibison - Thresholds for intervention, and remediation options, for medical undergraduates with professionalism lapses Aileen Patterson & Fionnuala Gough - How to deliver feedback


3:30 - 3:45 Tea/Coffee

3:45 – 4:45 Feedback from workshops & Panel Discussion Panel Discussion: What supports are needed by trainees and students when they witness a lapse in professional behaviour by fellow colleagues, senior faculty, clinical trainers or staff members?


4.45-5.00 What next? And close




On behalf of the organising committee:


Dr Natasha Slattery and Dr Margaret O’Connor of Mid-West Intern Network, University Hospital Limerick, UL Hospital Group, in collaboration with the Dr Helena McKeague, Dr Dervla Kelly and Dr Louise Crowley of the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick and with Dr Dara Byrne of the West North West Intern Network, Galway University Hospitals, Saolta University Healthcare Group.