International conference Diplomats for life:

The 2nd Baltic Sea Symposium on Simulation and Virtual Reality for Education in Health Care and Patient Safety

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„Diplomats for life“
- project in Medical Education

International Conference Diplomats For Life:

The 2nd Baltic Sea Symposium on Simulation and Virtual Reality for Education

in Health Care and Patient Safety

Eivenių Str. 4, LT-50161, Kaunas, Lithuania

We live in the constantly changing world. Emerging trends, such as an aging and growing population, exponential growth in medical discovery, high public and patient expectations, and increasing reliance on technology, are demanding rapid and simultaneous changes in medical education and health care delivery. We have to adapt to this evolving environment, when we work, teach or study. Every day we have to deal with new people (students, patients and their relatives), new attitudes and changes of interpersonal communication. We have to face the changes in the patient-doctor relationship. And at this time we came to realize that the advances in Medicine and Medical education depend not only on the progress in science and technology or innovations, but more importantly on our own ability to learn, improve, change and adapt.

We all also strive to build a health care system that provides the highest quality, most affordable, patient-centered care every time and enhances the overall health of the patients it serves. Achieving these goals requires physicians who are well equipped to focus on issues such as systems thinking, population health, health equity, continuous improvement, and interprofessional collaboration. Therefore, we cordially invite all the physicians, nurses, medical educators, lecturers, coordinators, residents and students, who are interested in medical education and who want to enhance their own life-long learning abilities, and versatility, to take part in the upcoming conference. International team of experts will share their experience during the interactive lectures and hands-on workshops.

The conference will be held in the Education and Laboratory Center (Eiveniu str. 4, Kaunas) of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences on December 1st-2nd, 2017 in Kaunas, Lithuania.


Organizing Committee

Conference President
Žilvinas Dambrauskas (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Head of Conference Committee
Kęstutis Petrikonis (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Conference Committee
Algimantas Tamelis (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Algirdas Utkus (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Andrius Macas (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Arūnas Gelmanas (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Aurelija Blaževičienė (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Doris Østergaard (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Eglė Vaižgėlienė (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Juozas Kupčinkas (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Katharine Boursicot (London, England)
Martynas Gedminas (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Remigijus Žaliūnas (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Renaldas Jurkevičius (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Rūta Nadišauskienė (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Trudie Roberts (Leeds, England)
Vytautas Kasiulevičius (Vilnius, Lithuania)


 

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History

 

The health systems of many countries are mostly unique, being influenced by historic, cultural and economicpeculiarities, therefore they change slowly trying to integrate economic and global challenges. Lately, health caresystems have been aligning their developments, however inequalities between health care services within national andregional centres, between competencies of their specialists and especially generations of specialists remain to exist.

Medical education is a system for theoretical and practical training of health care specialists. One of the most important training periods of physicians is residency training. After residency training the specialists are supposed tobecome perfectly skilled members of the health care system, providing best quality services. Until now, differentmodels for training the physicians exist – British, American, Canadian, Scandinavian, French, etc. The biggest differenceswithin these models exist in postgraduate education, while undergraduate training is more or less aligned. While in theEU there are minimal requirements for training the physicians, however educational process might be quite differentbetween countries and even within countries different universities.

The expectations by patients are always the priority despite economic situation and health human resources ofthe country. All countries have their own important and unique achievements in medical education, looking for new andmore effective training methods within their economic and cultural conditions. Sharing these experiences enricheseveryone and builds up more value for the patient – more effective and safe services.

In 2013 all residency programs at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS) were renewed groundedon study targets and competencies methodologies. In 2015, in order to monitor and ensure quality of the renewedresidency programs, the system developed by researchers of Radboudumc University Medical Centre, theNetherlands, called EFFECT (evaluation and feedback for effective clinical teaching) was tested and validated for use atLUHS. The visits, trainings and support in this whole process by the colleagues from the Netherlands, resulted in a newstep within medical education in Lithuania. The EFFECT system has been established in more than 20 hospitals in theNetherlands (6 – university hospitals), showing continuously improving quality in clinical training of residents. Currently,the Netherlandish researchers are sharing their experience at Linkoping University Hospital, Sweden.

LUHS is also expanding cooperation with other leading countries in medical education in the world – Canada,Israel, Scotland. Aiming at more effective progress of medical education in Lithuania, we are seeking to invite ourcolleagues interested in the field, to foresee our common goals for a longer timelines, to find support from funds andindustry building human and financial resources.

Aiming at commemoration of the work and dedication of the honorary consul of the Netherlands in Kaunas Jan Zwartendijk and to emphasize his historic cooperation with HE consul of Japan in Kaunas Chiune Sugihara saving thelives, using the experience of the movement „Diplomats for life “, using the cooperation and alumni relating amongUniversities, we have an intention to join efforts and experience of the Lithuanian, Canadian, Dutch, Israeli and Swedishspecialists in medical education, physicians, politicians, diplomats and businessmen. This is why we are starting theconferences, seminars, site visits, joint projects and publications of medical education research, and we are constantlyexpanding this international cooperation.


 

It was no coincidence that the idea to hold this conference linking it to the historic context emerged. Thinking about the education of future practitioners and international relations of the university, the organisers of the conference decided to remind that two diplomats, i.e. Japanese Consul Chiune Sugihara and Dutch Honorary Consul Jan Zwartendijk had undertaken a noble mission saving lives. In partnership with each other these two diplomats carried out a true act of bravery.

The Sugihara House has settled in the building where Japanese Vice-Consul Chiune Sugihara (1901 – 1986) worked before World War II (1939 – 1940). In July to August 1940, the said diplomat issued Japanese transit visas to Jewish nationals from Lithuania, Poland and Germany that saved almost 6,000 innocent people from death.

At present, this historic building in Kaunas at Vaižganto St 30 houses a museum; conferences, educational projects involving schools and universities are held here. It is also home to the Sugihara Foundation “Diplomats for Life”, whose promoters are seeking to combine intellectual efforts in order to keep the memory of not only the above two diplomats alive in Lithuania, but also promote opening of the most sore historic pages of Lithuania to a wider public and tell the world about what cooperation for the sake of life can do as well as what tolerance and ability to comprehend another one or a different one mean to a person of nowadays.

The model of Mr C. Sugihara and Mr J. Zwartendijk remind the present generation of the threats hidden in the nature of the humankind and illustrate the examples of tolerance, kindness and justice. Therefore, when organising an international scientific-practical conference seeking to draw attention to timeless values, the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in partnership with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, which has shown an immense focus on the said event, Vilnius University and the Association of Young Practitioners have opted for the name “Diplomats for Life: Medical Education and Clinical Practices”. This event is under the aegis of Kaunas City Municipality. Mayor Visvaldas Matijošaitis supports this new initiative.

The conference plans to merge the forces of Canadian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese and Israeli experts in medical education as well as practitioners, politicians, diplomats and business representatives by making use of the experience gained by the “Diplomats for Life” movement and their historic neighbourhood and alumni ties with universities. Not only does the LUHS already hold extensive experience in terms of international cooperation; but it also shares its experience within the entire region of Kaunas and across Lithuania. The idea of this conference is supported by the Rector of the LUHS as being original and new.

The goal of the conference is to strengthen medical education in Lithuania on the basis of not only professional experience, but also closer cooperation and sharing of noble ideas.

Organisers

Lithuanian university of health sciences

 

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Centre for Evidence Based Medicine of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

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Patrons

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Projektą finansuoja Kauno miesto savivaldybės programa „Iniciatyvos Kaunui”

Organising Partners

 

 

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Meeting is Endorsed by European Digestive Surgery (EDS)

 

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2017 Conference

Conference program

1st-2nd December 2017,
Official Conference language – English
Eivenių Str. 4, LT-50161, Kaunas, Lithuania

December 1st, 2017 PROGRAM DAY 1 Eivenių Str. 4, LT-50161, Kaunas, Lithuania
08:00-09:00
Registration
09:00-09:10
Opening ceremony 
09:10-09:15
Welcome speech:
Prof. Remigijus Žaliūnas, Rector of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
09:15-09:20
Welcome speech:
Prof. Aurelijus Veryga, Minister of Health
 09:20-9:30
Welcome speech:
Arnoldas Pranckevičius, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Lithuania
09:30-09:50
Assessing Professionalism – the biggest challenge of all
Prof. Trudie E. Roberts, Leeds Institute of Medical Education, UK
09:50-10:10
Principles of modern assessment in medical education
Prof. Katherine Boursicot, St. George’s University of London, UK
10:10-10:30
Do’s and Dont’s in feedback, lessons learned from research ar practice
Assoc. Prof. Lia Fluit, Radboudumc Health Academy, Netherlands
10:30-10:50
 Darshan – the Real bedside teaching & learning experience
MD Martynas Gedminas, the president of the Lithuanian Association of Junior Doctors
10:50-11:20 Coffee break & Poster session
11:20-11:40
Teaching professionalism : challenges and rewards
Prof. Rūta Nadišauskienė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
11:40-12:00
Best OSCE practice for contemporary health professional education 
Prof. Katherine Boursicot, St. George’s University of London, UK
12:00-12:20 Implementation of objective stuctured clinical examination (OSCE):  Lithuanian experience? Prof. Asta Baranauskaitė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
12:20-12:40
Virtual Reality sickness – can we Circumvent the major obstacle to use VR – based learning and training? 
Prof.  Jürgen Lorenz, HAW, Hamburg, Germany
12:40-13:00
Non- technical skills in medical simulation
Prof. Doris Ostegaard, CAMES, Denmark
13:00-14:00 Lunch & Poster Session
 WORKSHOPS
14:00-17:00
A1
How to make a perfect OSCE station?
Prof. Katherine Boursicot, ST Georgeʼs University of London, UK
A2
How to prevent and reduce burnout in medicine?
Assoc. Prof. Greg Radu, Memorial University, Canada
A3
Autonomous peer to peer simulation training with a remote instructor
Prof. Žilvinas Dambrauskas, MD Nedas Jasinskas, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
A4
Motion Tracking methods to support MCI simulation training                                                                                        
PhD Jana Voth, Prof. Boris Tolg, HAW, Hamburg, Germany
A5
Non-technical skill exercises
Prof. Doris Ostergaard, CAMES, Denmark
 A6
Can we use simulation to teach medical ethics?
Assoc. Prof. Aurelija Blaževičienė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania 
A7
Patient education: involvement of residents
Assoc. Prof. Auksė Domeikienė, PhD Aušrinė Kontrimienė, Hospital of Lithuanian University and Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos
A8
Leaving the toxic learning environment behind: building trust between teacher and student
MD Greta Beinaravičiūtė, MD Martynas Gedminas, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Academy of Medicine
A9
How to debrief a difficult clinical case and not to step on the same rake twice?
Dr. Asta Krikščionienė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
18:00 Gala dinner for guests (fee per participant 35 Eur.), Advance registration to the event and dinner through the advance payment completion.
December 2nd, 2017 PROGRAM DAY 2 Eivenių Str. 4, LT-50161, Kaunas, Lithuania
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:05
Welcoming speech:
Prof. Kęstutis Petrikonis, Vice Rector for Study, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
09:05-09:25
Game-based learning in health care education
Prof. Boris Tolg, HAW, Hamburg, Germany
09:25-10:40
Assessment and Technologies for learning
Prof. Žilvinas Dambrauskas, Head of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine,
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
10:40-10:55
 Evaluation of clinical teaching quality in competency-based residency training in Lithuania
MPH Eglė Vaižgėlienė,Lithuanian university of Health Sciences, Lithuania 
10:55-11:30   Coffee break & Poster Session
11:30-11:50 Features in Oxford medical education of greatest added value
MD Tumas Beinortas, Academic foundation doctor at St James Hospital (Leeds, United Kingdom), graduate of Oxford and Cambridge Universities
11:50-12:10 Current trends in simulation-based medical education in Rīga Stradiņš University
Assist. Prof. Olegs Sabelnikovs, Head of the Department, Department of Clinical Skills and Medical Technology, Riga Stradins University
12:10-12:30 Fostering research skills through medical education
Assoc. prof. Juozas Kupčinskas, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
12:30-12:50 Take a chance today and You won’t regret tomorrow
Lina Jankauskaitė, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
12:50-14:00 Lunch & Poster Session
 WORKSHOPS
14:00 – 17:00
 A1
Assessing Professionalism – the biggest challenge of all
Prof. Trudie E. Roberts, Leeds Institute of Medical Education, UK
 A2
Let’s work together for a stimulating learning climate
Assoc. Prof. Lia Fluit, Radboudumc Health Academy, Netherlands
 A3
Communicating bad news to patients: an interactive workshop for health professionals
Assoc. Prof. Greg Radu, Memorial University, Canada
 A4
Recipe for perfect training scenario
MD Nedas Jasinskas, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
 A5
Simulation-based training in ophthalmology: intravitreal injections wet lab
MD Assoc. Prof. Vilma Jūratė Balčiūniene, Assoc. Prof. Reda Žemaitienė, Dr. Arvydas Gelžinis Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
 A6
Setting up and managing the simulation
PhD Arūnas Gelmanas, MD Aurimas Pečkauskas, Simulation center of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
 A7 
Stress resilience and wellbeing: boosting the performance of the junior doctors
MD Martynas Gedminas, Lukas Neimanas, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Academy of Medicine
 A8  Multidisciplinary approach to medical emergencies
Assist. Prof. Olegs Sabelnikovs, MD Marina Sarkele, Department of Clinical Skills and Medical Technology, Riga Stradins University
A9 Basics of evidence-based medicine:from clinical question to critical appraisal

Prof. Antanas Gulbinas, PhD Povilas Ignatavičius, Guoda Juškevičiūtė, MD Edgaras Diržius, MD Antanas Montvila, MD Aurimas Pečkauskas, MD Donatas Pečkauskas, MD Donatas Zailskas, Lithuanian University of Health Science

Workshops

December 1st, 2017 14:00-17:00

December 1st, 2017 A1

Designing Valid Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)

Author/s
Katharine Boursicot

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A2

How to prevent and reduce burnout in medicine

Presenter/Radu G

Affiliations/Memorial University, St. Clare’s Hospital, St. John’s, Canada
Universite Lille, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lille, France

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A3

Autonomous peer to peer simulation training with a remote instructor

Presenter/
Jasinskas N, Dambrauskas Ž.

Affiliations/
Department Disaster Medicine (1) and Department of Surgery (2), LSMU, Kaunas, Lithuania

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A4

Motion Tracking methods to support MCI simulation training

Presenter/
Prof. Dr. Boris Tolg
Jana Voth

Affiliations/
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

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A6

Autonomous peer to peer simulation training with a remote instructor

Presenter/
Jasinskas N, Dambrauskas Ž.

Affiliations/
Department Disaster Medicine (1) and Department of Surgery (2), LSMU, Kaunas, Lithuania

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A6

Can we use simulations to teach medical ethics?

Presenter/
Aurelija Blaževičienė, PhD
Jūratė Macijauskienė, PhD

Affiliations/
Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

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A7

Patient education: involvement of residents

Authors/

Auksė Domeikienė
Aušrinė Kontrimienė
Ida Liseckienė
Lina Jaruševičiėnė
Leonas Valius
Kristina Ziutelienė

Affiliation/Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos,

Lithuanian University of Health Science, Family medicine department

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A8

Leaving the toxic learning environment behind: building trust between teacher and student

Presenter/
Greta Beinaravičiūtė
Martynas Gedminas

Affiliations/
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Academy of Medicine
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Department of Emergency medicine

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A9

How to debrief a difficult clinical case and not to step on the same rake twice (seminar will be held in Lithuanian)

Presenter/
Asta Krikščionaitienė

 

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December 2nd, 2017 12:00-15:00

December 2nd, 2017 A1

Assessing Professionalism

Presenter/ Trudie E Roberts

Affiliations/ University of Leeds

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A2

Let’s work together for a stimulating learning climate

Presenter/ Lia Fluit, Tim Klaassen

Affiliations/ Radboud University Center Health Academy

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A3

Communicating bad news to patients: an interactive workshop for health professionals

Authors/ Radu G, Fontaine A

Affiliation/Memorial University, St. Clare’s Hospital, St. John’s, Canada
Universite Lille, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lille, France

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A4

Recipe for perfect training scenario

Presenter/
Nedas Jasinskas, MD

Affiliation/

Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

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A5

Simulation- BASED TRAINING in OPHTALMOLOGY: INTRAVITREAL INJECTIONS WET LAB

Presenter/ Vilma Jūratė Balčiūniene, MD, PhD
Reda Žemaitienė, MD, PhD
Arvydas Gelžinis, MD, PhD

Affiliations/ Department of Ophthalmology,

Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

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A6

SETTING UP MANAGING THE SIMULATION

Presenter / Arūnas Gelmanas, MD, PhD
Aurimas Pečkauskas, MD

Affiliations / Simulation centre of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

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A7

Stress resilience and wellbeing: boosting the performance of the junior doctors

Presenter/
Lukas Neimanas
Martynas Gedminas

Affiliations/
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Academy of Medicine
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Department of Emergency medicine

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A8

Multidisciplinary approach to medical emergencies

Author/s
Olegs Sabelnikovs, Marina Sarkele

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A9

Basics​ ​of​ ​evidence-based​ ​medicine: from​ ​clinical​ ​question​ ​to​ ​critical​ ​appraisal

Presenter/
Guoda Juškevičiūtė

 Edgaras Diržius

  Antanas Montvila

Aurimas Pečkauskas

Donatas Zailskas

Affiliations/
Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, LSMU, Kaunas, Lithuania

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SPEAKERS

Doris Østergaard, MD, DMSc, MHPE

Marina Sarkele

Olegs Sabelnikovs

Tumas Beinortas

Arnoldas Pranckevičius

Povilas Ignatavicius

Antanas Gulbinas

Jūratė Macijauskienė

Asta Baranauskaitė

Antanas Montvila

Guoda Juškevičiūtė

Edgaras Diržius

Donatas Zailskas

Boris Tolg

Asta Krikščionaitienė

MD, PhD Lina Jankauskaite

MD Lukas Neimanas

Greta Beinaraviciute

Prof. Katharine Boursicot

Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Lorenz

Dr. Arūnas Gelmanas

MD Nedas Jasinskas

PhD Auksė Domeikienė

Aušrinė Kontrimienė

MD PhD Vilma Jūratė Balčiūnienė

Prof. Trudie E Roberts

Prof. Remigijus Žaliūnas

Prof. Kęstutis Petrikonis

Prof. Renaldas Jurkevičius

MD Phd Juozas Kupčinskas

Prof. Rūta Nadišauskienė

MD PhD Lia Fluit

MPH Eglė Vaižgėlienė

Assoc. Prof. Greg Radu

MD Martynas Gedminas

MSc Tim Klaassen

Prof. Žilvinas Dambrauskas

Assoc. Prof. Aurelija Blaževičienė

MD Aurimas Pečkauskas

Assoc. Prof. Ida Liseckienė