Current Theme

Conversations about Clinical Skills
01/04/2019 - 30/06/2019
Manuscript submission period for this theme opens on the 1st April 2019 and closes on the 31st May 2019.

In conjunction with the International Clinical Skills Conference (ICSC) and International Clinical Skills Foundation (Inc.) we are extending an invitation for papers related to clinical skills.

This themed issue of AMEE MedEdPublish will primarily be focused on submissions to the eighth International Clinical Skills Conference to be held in Prato in May 2019 ( but we welcome other submissions that align with the theme of the conference: ‘Conversations’ around clinical skills.
These may relate to:
- Improving skills through debriefing
- Peer-peer feedback
- Patient related outcome measures in education
- Social Media conversations and learning
- Generating learning moments using simulation
- Communication skills
- Emotions and clinical skills
- Challenging conversations
We invite all authors with expertise and research in clinical skills to contribute papers of interest for this special edition of AMEE MedEdPublish.
To ensure manuscripts are considered for inclusion in this themed issue, authors are asked to upload their manuscript through the online submission form between 1st April 2019 and 31st May 2019.  Manuscripts will be published as soon as they are received and have been approved.  In order to process and prepare each article for publication prior to the themed issue closing on the 31st May 2019, it will not be possible to publish manuscripts received after the 31st May 2019 in this themed issue however, we will look to consider them for publication as a general non-themed article in the next issue of the journal.

We encourage you to discuss a possible submission as soon as possible by contacting the theme editors at:

Asst. Prof. Stuart Marshall - [email protected]
Asst. Prof. Debra Kiegaldie - [email protected]

We hope to receive a positive response to this invitation and look forward to hearing from you.

View published papers with this theme here

Asst. Prof. Stuart Marshall
Theme Editor
Associate Professor Stuart Marshall is a Specialist Anaesthetist, Lead of Clinical Human Factors at the Australian Centre for Health Innovation (CHI) at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Education at The University of Melbourne. He has developed (and teaches on) a number of undergraduate and postgraduate patient safety, airway and anaesthetic emergency courses. He is also the convenor of the International Clinical Skills Conference held every two years in Prato, Italy and is a founding director of the charity that administers the conference.

Stuart has both a Masters degree and PhD in Psychology (Cognitive Engineering) and Human Factors and currently holds an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ECR Fellowship at Monash University, examining the use of cognitive aids (checklists and flowcharts) on team functioning. His work has helped develop and research several internationally used cognitive aids for routine and emergency use. These include those used in airway management, perioperative anaphylaxis and the ISBAR clinical communication tool.
Asst. Prof. Debra Kiegaldie
Co-Theme Editor
Associate Professor Debra Kiegaldie, PhD, MEd, BEdSt, is a registered nurse and an intensive care nursing specialist. She is the current Clinical Chair for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Holmesglen Institute and Healthscope Australia and holds an adjunct appointment with Monash University’s Eastern Clinical School.

Debra’s career in higher education has spanned over 30 years where she has provided major contributions to the field of education and simulation. She has been involved in course coordination, curriculum development, teacher training and educational research at Monash University. She also held the position of Director of Medical Education (Prevocational) at one of the largest health service providers in Melbourne from 2011-2016.

Debra has well-established collaborations across many health professional disciplines. She has led research projects on interprofessional learning, communication skills, feedback & supervision, end-of-life-care, communicating medical error and open disclosure and developing an integrative communication skills curriculum in pre-registration courses. Debra is currently working on two major government grants – Preventing falls in Australian hospitals and a Virtual Reality simulation program in nursing.

Associate Professor Kiegaldie serves on the Education Committee and the Accreditation team for the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria and she is the current President of the Victorian Simulation Alliance Board of Management.