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NET2020 Conference

The leading annual international conference for networking in healthcare education.


NET Conference 2020 is a unique opportunity to share research, innovation and the latest ideas and experiences with a wide range of colleagues from the UK and overseas. It is for everyone interested in debating the latest developments and thinking in healthcare education: educators, practitioners, researchers and students from all healthcare disciplines.

NET2020 offers a complete conference experience to UK and overseas delegates including: keynote papers from leading speakers and educators; presentations on key healthcare themes; networking time with presenters and delegates; a choice of leading-edge symposia; specially commissioned workshops; innovative poster presentations; accommodation available on site; a conference dinner and entertainment.


Date: 8-10 September 2020
Venue: University of Bath
Who: Healthcare education professionals

Bookings are currently not open


The NET Conference ethos is unique, with highly experienced convenors facilitating presentations and in-depth group discussions in extended themed sessions with presenters and delegates all contributing to the debate, sharing experiences and networking.

Conference themes

NET2020 addresses all areas of healthcare education across all healthcare professions. This year the conference will focus on the following themes:

•    Educational enhancement: including the sub-themes of Humanising healthcare education; Assessing the impact of pre- and post-registration learning on clinical practice; and Partnership working.
•    Learning, teaching and assessment strategies: including the sub-themes of Evidence-based learning, teaching and assessment; Interprofessional learning and working; Education in clinical practice and practice development; and technology enhanced learning.
•    Key challenges in healthcare education: including the sub-themes of Global challenges in healthcare education; Developing the future healthcare education workforce; and Social, economic and policy drivers in healthcare education.
•    Student experience, engagement and achievement: including the sub-themes of Inclusivity in healthcare education; Widening participation; Student support and wellbeing; and Retention and success in healthcare education.

Keynote speaker

Laura Serrant

Laura Serrant is Head of Nursing and Professor of Community and Public Health Nursing in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She has frequently found herself as the sole voice representing nurses and minority communities – a position which she’s striven to challenge throughout her career by empowering others to come forward to join her, in a unique call to 'lift as you climb'. Laura has an extensive experience in national and international health policy development with particular specialist input on racial and ethnic inequalities and cultural safety. It was her work in this area which led to her being awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2018 for services to health policy.  

She is one of the 2017 BBC Expert women, Chair of the Chief Nursing Officer for England's BME Strategic Advisory group and a 2017 Florence Nightingale Scholar. She is an ambassador of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue and the Equality Challenge Unit Race Equality Charter for Higher Education. Her work has been recognised with numbers awards and prizes, including Queens Nurse status and Fellowship of the Queens Nursing Institute to those who have shown leadership in community nursing. In 2014, she was named as one of the top 50 leaders in the UK by The Health Services Journal in three separate categories: Inspirational Women in Healthcare, BME Pioneers and Clinical Leader awards. In October 2017 she was listed as the 8th most influential Black person in the UK by the Powerlist 2018. 

Laura Serrant

Call for abstracts

  • The call for abstracts is now open.
  • Deadline for submissions in midnight, 7 February 2020.
Submission form
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Call for papers and guide to submissions

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Tips and guidance on preparing an academic poster


NET2019 Conference Highlights

Read the NET2019 Conference highlights here.