About the Conference

We are excited to present the upcoming HLA Spring Summit 2021 Virtual MedEd Conference “Medical Education: Emerging Innovation in Global Education”. This unique two day event presents keynote speakers and workshops from international medical educators. It aims to showcase, encourage and promote medical education innovation both locally and beyond. Our innovation accelerator seeks to harness inspiration, creation and originality into fruition.

The aims of the conference are:

  1. Promote and showcase global advances in medical education
  2. Study and identify opportunities for improvements in medical education
  3. Collaborate and inspire to foster creative innovation in healthcare


Day 1: International Medical Education

Day 1 will explore, celebrate and showcase the global advances in medical education.  We believe that high quality medical education should be accessible to all worldwide. Medical knowledge, skills and attitudes are invaluable and essential in ensuring higher quality healthcare. Join us in this unique opportunity to engage with keynotes and workshops from internationally renowned medical educators from all continents of the globe.

The International MedEd day aims to Diversify, Network and Inspire:

  • Diversifying medical education
    • Recognising and showcases pieces from medical educators nationally and internationally

  • Network
    • By meeting like minded individuals across the globe and collaborating together in workshops and panel discussions

  • Inspiring each other with new ideas and opportunities
    • To learn lessons from a range of diverse nations to promote Medical Education platforms and foster new relationships for collaboration

Day 2: Emerging Innovation 

COVID-19 has encouraged individuals to facilitate unique approaches and tackle unprecedented challenges. An agile approach and increased innovation drive has been essential as part of this process. It has also focussed thoughts on the future and how we can embrace innovation in creative ways to improve practice, patient outcomes, education, research and access to care within the field of healthcare. With continued pressure on healthcare systems globally there is a need to continually innovate and embrace change.

The Emerging Innovation day aims to Promote, Share, Facilitate and Amplify:

  • Promoting innovation
    • By introducing pioneering leaders who have used innovative approaches

  • Sharing collective knowledge and experience of Innovation 
    • From those who have first hand experience of innovation as students and professionals

  • Facilitating next generation leadership approaches for healthcare students and professionals
    • Using workshops which will combine knowledge of innovation with practical approaches

  • Amplifying collective ideas
    • Through poster presentations and practical exercises, that engage with innovators


The conference is confirmed for Saturday 29th May and Sunday 30th May. 

The conference will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm BST on both days.

Message from the Co-chairs

Thank you for signing up and joining the HLA MedEd 2021 Virtual Conference. The Global pandemic has caused great disruption to medical education across the globe, forcing education centres to rethink their entire programmes in order to continue to deliver medical education and train healthcare professionals. Now more than ever, we are in a position to collaborate with countries across the globe; to learn from each other, form networks and inspire each other.

The HLA conference has always been a space to showcase the fantastic work by healthcare professionals and students, so this year we will increase the capacity for opportunities to present your work. We will be accepting:

  • Poster presentations (Submission deadline 1th May)
  • Oral presentations (Submission deadline 1st May)
  • Workshops (Submission deadline 5th April)

Oral Presentations

We welcome the submission of oral presentations to the 2021 HLA MedEd Conference on 29th May 2021. The conference will be hosting a variety of workshops, panel discussions and speakers addressing a wide range of international challenges and innovations within healthcare from across the world. Our virtual platform will enable a much wider reach for the conference, and we actively encourage a global audience.

Please complete your submissions by the 1st of May 2021. We will be in touch shortly thereafter. 

A select number of oral presentations will be offered the opportunity to take a speaker slot at the conference, presenting their work in a longer format to the entire conference.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your work at an international conference.

All featured presenters will receive documentation that they can upload to their CME/CPD Portfolios. Individualised certificates will only be available for Subscribers.

Please register to the event in order to gain access to presentation submission forms.

Poster Presentations

We are currently accepting submissions of virtual posters for the HLA MedEd 2021 conference. Please fill in the form within the event portal to submit your poster presentation. 

Submissions will be prioritised if they demonstrate international healthcare or health education. If selected, our design team will be designing the virtual posters based on the information provided on the submission forms. We are also in the process of inviting successful poster presenters to submit a maximum of 3 presentation slides in order to better showcase their work during the conference. 

This is a great opportunity to showcase your work at an international conference.

If you have any questions regarding virtual posters, please feel free to contact us via email (conference@thehealthcareleadership.academy) or Twitter (@HLA_int).

All featured presenters will receive documentation that they can upload to their CME/CPD Portfolios. Individualised certificates will only be available for Subscribers.

Please register to the event in order to gain access to presentation submission forms.

About the Healthcare Leadership Academy

The Healthcare Leadership Academy formed in response to demand from young clinicians and medical students to learn about leadership. Founded by Dr Johann Malawana and a team of like-minded professionals the Healthcare Leadership Academy launched on 20th December 2016. The HLA houses an exciting faculty from across the health sector and beyond. Their shared aim is to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals and develop their understanding of leadership. Too often in healthcare, leadership is confused with management. Through a combination of mentoring, Socratic discussion, and philosophical exploration, the HLA aims to inspire our scholars to change the world of healthcare, one small step at a time.

Certificates of attendance will be issued to HLA Associate Members and those enrolled in the Intermediate Leadership Programme (ILP). You must attend at least 60% of the event in order to obtain a certificate.