Annual Physician Associate Educators' Conference: Embrace simulation to enhance PA education

12 - 13 April 2017, 08:30 - 17:00
Postgraduate Medical Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ

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Convened by the UK and Ireland Board for PA Education.

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  • Two-day conference package including gala dinner: £250
  • Day delegate rate for day 1 only: £130*
  • Day delegate rate for day 2 only: £100*
  • Gala dinner attendance: £45

*Gala dinner not included

About the event

Physician Associate Programmes are the fastest developing university courses in the UK, due to the rapidly rising demand and increased appreciation of the role of a PA. After the success of 2016, we are pleased to announce the return on The Physician Associate Educators' Conference in 2017. The theme of this year’s conference will focus on simulation-based medical teaching and learning.

We know that simulation offers students the opportunity to learn without the risks inherent in a real-life experience while aiming to develop safer patient care. This two day conference will offer clinical educators and academics an opportunity to refresh their knowledge on using simulation to facilitate student learning through immersion, reflection, feedback, and practice.

You will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • technology-enhanced teaching and learning
  • medical simulation: past, present and future
  • immersive simulation
  • smartphone and medical education
  • virtual learning
  • high-fidelity simulation devices for medical education
  • virtual reality in surgery
  • new technologies in assessment
  • curriculum design
  • panel discussions around regulations, engagement, admission criteria.

This is a great opportunity for networking and sharing best practice.

Day 1: A full day of key speakers and workshops with a gala dinner in the evening.

Day 2: A half-day of lectures and workshops. On the afternoon of day 2, the University's Board will host an educational meeting for universities involved in PA programmes. The summit will close at 3.30pm on 13 April.

Gala dinner

The gala dinner will take place on the evening of 12 April at Essex Barn, Channels, Pratts Farm Lane East, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3PT.

A coach will be provided for those requiring transport. This will collect/return to Anglia Ruskin University. You will be prompted to state whether you will require transport when booking.

The gala dinner will commence at 7.30pm with a drinks reception followed by a three-course sit down meal at 8pm.

The event is black tie.

Travel directions

Car parking for this event is not available on-site. We recommend that you take either the Chelmer Valley Park and Ride or the Sandon Park and Ride, both of which stop outside the Lord Ashcroft Building on our campus. The buses run every ten minutes.

For satnav users, the Park and Ride postcodes are:

  • Chelmer Valley Road – CM3 3PR
  • Sandon – CM2 7RU

Chelmsford train station is a ten-minute walk to the campus along Victoria Road, turn left at the traffic lights into New Street. Bishop Hall Lane is at the end of New Street; our campus is straight ahead.

There are several public car parks near the campus. The closest is on the corner of Rectory Lane and Chelmer Valley Road (Number 13 & 14 on the PMI website public car park map). Riverside Ice and Leisure car park on Victoria Road is a 15-minute walk.

You'll find more information on the Travelling to our Chelmsford campus page.


The nearest hotel to the University is the Best Western Atlantic Hotel, a four-minute walk away from the Postgraduate Medical Institute. Please quote PA Conference 2017 to get a special rate.

Other nearby hotels are the Premier Inn, Chelmsford City Centre which is an eight-minute walk and Travelodge Chelmsford which is a 35-minute walk or eight-minute drive.

For more information on this event, please contact the events team on 01245 684150 or email

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Event Details

12 - 13 April 2017, 08:30 - 17:00
Postgraduate Medical Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ