Annual Learning and Teaching Forum

Held once a year this forum aims to bring together the many teachers and educationists within the faculty for a networking occasion, and also to give everyone the chance to air their work, papers in progress and discuss problematic teaching topics.

Next forum

Friday, 6 December 2019

9am to 2pm, Kirby Institute Seminar Room, Kensington Campus map ref C27

2019 Program and Abstracts available closer to the date

See below for last year's abstracts, recordings and copies of presentations.

Lunch at 1pm following on from presentation of UNSW Medicine Annual Learning & Teaching Awards

To register your attendance at the forum click on the registration link (available closer to the date)

If you are unable to attend personally, you can video conference or watch through Lecture Recording +

Short presentation and poster submissions for the 2019 forum will open in November 2019.

All faculty and conjoint staff involved in teaching UNSW medicine UG/PG students, plus UNSW students researching medical education are invited to showcase their learning and teaching practice/research by presenting a short presentation or poster on their design and innovation projects and educational research at our annual learning and teaching forum in December.

Short Presentations:  We welcome short (5 min or 10 min) presentations on the educational aspects of your practice, e.g. evaluation of your teaching experiences, innovations, curricular or assessment development, and scholarly educational R&D. Presentations of final stage/published educational research by our PhD, ILP, or Honours students is also encouraged. Please send your 200 word presentation abstract (with title and all presenter/authors listed) to Abstract deadline midday on Monday 18 November 2019.

Posters: We will also display any educational posters that have been presented elsewhere during 2019, or you may wish create a new poster for the forum. Posters will be displayed in the  foyer area for everyone to see during the forum breaks. Please send your poster details: title, 50-word summary and authors, to deadline midday on Monday 18 November 2019.

Medical Education Research Student 3-minute presentation: If you are undertaking medical education research as a UNSW undergraduate/postgraduate student (e.g. ILP / PhD) but are not yet ready to present your findings in full, you may wish to apply for a 3 minute/1 slide presentation. This can be submitted recorded as video or presented live. Please contact to discuss options. 



Click on the forum dates to view the past presentations


  • Script concordance test in real-time: Early developments of an innovative teaching method
    Abstract | Presentation
    Joel Rhee, Michael Tam, Phil Jones, Silas Taylor, Peter Harris
  • Enhancement of learning and teaching of teamwork skills within UNSW Medicine Program
    Abstract | Presentation
    Chinthaka Balasooriya, Asela Olupeliyawa, Tony O’Sullivan, Philip Jones, Rachel Thompson, Peter Harris, Silas Taylor, Elizabeth Tancred, Edna Koritschoner, Chris Hughes
  • Surgery & research: no longer separate entities for Australian surgical careers
    Harvey RJ, Dhital K, Gold D, Spigelman A
  • Controversial Questions (CQs): An innovative strategy for student engagement
    Abstract | Presentation
    Husna Razee, Michael Tam, Winston Lo, Joel Rhee, Nick Zwar
  • Impact of integrated adaptive tutorials on learning in pathology
    Abstract | Presentation
    Gary Velan, R Klein, Patsie Polly
  • Update on the RESmap and introducing the new EBPmap
    Rachel Thompson, Suzanne Mobbs, Jia Lin Yang, Rosanne Quinnell (USyd)