Past events

The 2nd IME Ethics Education after Medical School Symposium: Supporting the Vulnerable Practitioner

14 September 2018, Woburn House, London

(Immediately before The 3rd Lewis Headley Public Lecture The Ethics of Media Coverage in Medicine presented by Fergus Walsh, at the same venue - scroll down for the lecture booking link.)

Medical ethics is un-controversially a core element of all medical school curricula. Ethics is also present, albeit in a patchy manner, in postgraduate medical education. Here it appears as a part of training newly qualified doctors, for doctors in specialist training and for continuing professional development. It appears as a refresher of principles underlying acceptable and praiseworthy practice, for purposes linked to professional roles such as leadership, education, and research, and as a survival skill for doctors who have to deal with every day issues. Postgraduate medical ethics education (PGMEE) comes in myriad forms ranging from a seminar at a hospital grand round, to an array of postgraduate diplomas and higher degrees.


This event will offer an opportunity for academics, educators and clinicians to better understand the purposes, nature, problems of, and good practice in postgraduate ethics education. This event is of relevance to all postgraduate medical trainees and educators.

Call for Abstracts and Pre-meeting networking


As part of this event delegates are invited to send abstracts for posters relevant to the topic of postgraduate medical ethics education or the main theme of the day – we will accept empirical or theoretical work as well as suitably anonymised or hypothetical cases. Those whose abstracts are accepted will be asked to submit an A4 poster as a pdf. These will be printed in the meeting delegate materials to discuss in breaks and potentially during the breakout sessions as well. Abstracts will be included in a handbook for delegates. These may form the basis for discussion during the parallel sessions. Abstracts must be no more than 500 words in a MS word document or the body of an email and must be received by 7pm August 15th. Posters must be received by 7pm August 31st in order to be included in the handbook (delegates who do not meet this deadline are welcome to bring A4 printouts themselves). These and posters may be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you plan to arrive on the preceding evening, please do let us know - there will be delegates and speakers around at this time and it would be a great opportunity to network. (Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  so we can let you know of any pre-meeting gatherings.)

Delegates are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Please note there are no car parking facilities and delegates are advised to use public transport.

Click here to book & to view the programme