Programme - Educational Congress 2018

Programme for Karolinska Institutet's Educational Congress 2018.

This year the congress has been extended to two days to allow participants the opportunity to delve deeper into topics of interest. The first day will offer presentations on both medical education research, local as well as global, and internationalisation of the curriculum. Together with invited experts we will discuss and explore future challenges and possibilities. 

Day two will be dedicated to the topic of internationalisation where, together with invited experts, we will explore different aspects such as, Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC), Internationalisation at Home, International disciplinary learning, Intercultural education, Global Health perspectives, Language and culture policy and or English-Medium Instruction (EMI)”


Day One

Aula Medica, Solna

Grand opening of the congress as well as keynotes from KIPRIME winner Brian D. Hodges and Betty Leask, Internationalisation of Curriculum.

The program  includes oral presentations from submitted abstracts as well as opportunites to network and discuss.

Short overview of the day:

Day 1  
08.30 Registration and coffee  

Grand Opening

Keynote 1: Health Professionals in the 21st Century - what will we need humans for? Prof. Brian D. Hodges.

Keynote 2: Internationalisation - why and how? Prof. Betty Leask

Vice Chancellor Ole Petter Ottersen

KIPRIME winner Prof. Brian D. Hodges

Prof. Betty Leask

10.30 Coffee/tea  

The congress divides into three tracks on three stages.


Internationalisation Stage Erling Persson

  • Internationalisation – What does it look like at KI?
  • Internationalisation – What’s the role of language(s)?
  • Examples of internationalisation at home at KI

KIPRIME Teaching and Learning in Research Stage Level 4

  • The space for PhD-student learning in contemporary medical research – Gudrun Edgren
  • Mentoring for collaborative action for maternal health - Claudia Hanson

Scholarly Track 3 - Professionalisation and empathy Stage Level 3

  • The struggle for professionalization - students ́experiences of emotionally challenging situations during medical school - Annalena Lönn
  • Empathic abilities can increase and be professionalized during medical education - Astrid Seeberger
  • Facilitating Affective Elements in Learning - in a Palliative Care Context - Janet Mattsson
12.00 Lunch  

Continuing presentations in our three tracks:


  • Overcoming the difficulties in persuading clinicians to learn something they think they already know - Ed Peile

Internationalisation Track 2

  • English Medium Instruction - Bob Wilkinson
  • Language policy - Esko Koponen

Scholarly Track 3
More information coming soon.


More information coming soon.

Internationalisation Track 2

  • KI: Internationalisation of the Curriculum, IoC – A Framework for Action 2017-2020 - Jennifer Valcke & Karin Båge
  • New national strategy for internationalisation of higher education institutions in Sweden -  Agneta Bladh

Scholarly Track 3
More information coming soon.

14.20 Coffee/tea  


On the Horizon of Health Professions Education – Students

Symposia/ Talkshow:
Pitfalls, challenges and strategy ahead perspective


Student led

Panel participants to be announced.

16.00 Regroup and network opportunities  

Day Two

Workshops dedicated to Internationalisation of Curriculum.

Venue: To be announced

Day 2    
9.00 Opening session  
9.10 Internationalisation of the Curriculum - How do we do this?
Internationalisation of the curriculum can be an exciting and rewarding process, opening up new opportunities for students and staff. However, for many faced with the task it is difficult to know where to start and how to maintain the momentum that is needed. In this interactive workshop we will explore practical strategies for internationalising the curriculum in your context.
Interactive workshop
Prof. Betty Leask
10.30 Health and inspiration break  
11.00 Teaching in the international classroom / Clinic Kevin Haines
12.00 Lunch  
13.00 Global Health & the Sustainable Development Goals
Helena Nordenstedt
& Natalie Jellinek
14.00 - 15.00
Break out session
EMI – Language support, TEAK, Academic Writing (support language experts) Robert Wilkinson
14.00 - 15.00
Break out session
Admin staff as agents of change & admission Esko Koponen
15.00 Health and inspiration break  
15.15 Debate: students and experts (invite students from the 5 programs)  
16.00 - 16.15
Inspiration and going forward
Jennifer Valcke & Karin Båge