SOFTVETS “Teaching life skills in medical education” conference


Dear colleagues, students and friends,

we are happy to invite you to a first online conference on the topic of teaching life skills in veterinary education. We would be more happy to see you live, in person, but let’s hope we will be able to do it next year. We are proud to present an exquisite crowd of esteemed speakers that will introduce us, veterinary students, teachers and professionals into a hot topic of life skills in veterinary profession.

The need of veterinary professionals for more skills to cope with the challenges of the modern veterinary profession is clear, both in life and in literature. The goal of both the SOFTVETS project and this online conference was to gather 7 esteemed veterinary experts talking about “life essentials”, beyond mere professional excellence.

We hope you’ll enjoy the short talks they have prepared, hoping we will be able to discuss them more extensively in a longer, more in depth conference soon.

The conference will take place on April 8th 2021, from 9AM – 3 PM via Zoom link: , Meeting ID: 921 5965 3328

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The topics & lecturers of our online event

Prof. Sarah Baillie, BSc(Bristol), BVSc(Bristol), RCVS Cert & dr. Phillip Duffus, Emeritus Professor: Rapid expansion of Clinical Skills labs in veterinary Establishments

Renate Weller, DVM, PhD, MScVetEd, FHEA, NTF, DipACVSMR, MRCVS, Prof. Stephen May, MA VetMB PhD DVR DEO FRCVS DipECVS FHEA  : Students as creators – Engaging students in their own learning through student-led educational projects

Assist. Prof. Nicole Mastenbroek, Utrecht University: What research tells us about positive and negative mental well-being

Prof. Vlatko Ilieski, Msc DVM, PhD, DipECAWBM, University of Skopje: Ethical matrix framework and norms of veterinary profession

Prof. Dr. Med. Harm Peters, Charité Berlin: Entrepreneurship Education in Medicine

Mag. Dr. Birgit Hladschik-Kermer, MME: What and How to teach communication skills in veterinary medicine

Natalia Strokowska, DVM, MRCVS Vetnolimits: Online communication in vets – why and how could we make it better?

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