Where to see WPG at 2024 conferences

Things are ramping up here at WPG with lots of conferences and events on the horizon.

As a research-led organisational psychology consultancy, our team look to regularly bridge the gap between the working world and the latest research and practices.

This year is no different, we’re speaking at several international conferences and participating in the latest research. Not only does this help us keep our fingers on the pulse, but it also gives us a competitive edge, translating the latest research and thinking into practical, sustainable solutions for clients.

As the year progresses, we’ll be updating this list, so it’s worth checking back to find out where to see us next.

Here’s where you’ll find us in 2024:

The International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM) – 11th to 15th April

Four members of the WPG team are on their way to Vancouver as we speak for ICAM. The four-day event promises to be an opportunity to network with world-renowned speakers in the field of academic medicine.

On the second day, WPG Directors Professor Fiona Patterson and Dr Maire Kerrin alongside WPG Senior Consultant Jordan Buxton will be delivering a session on Key Factors Supporting Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in Medical School Admissions to Address Workforce Shortages in Remote and Rural Locations. The following day, WPG Consultant Melissa Washbrook will be joining Dr Keith Wycliffe-Jones, University of Calgary to discuss Development of a Bilingual Situational Judgement Test (SJT) for Family Medicine Residency Selection in Canada.

Division of Occupational Psychology (BPS) – 15th to 17th May

The Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) promotes the professional interests of occupational psychologists and those in training in the United Kingdom (UK).

Three of our team have had papers accepted during this three-day event. These include:

● Design and implementation of a Situational Judgement Test for a Barrister Chambers pupillage selection process: Improving Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) outcomes

● Translating government policy into local practice: Evaluating how new medical schools enact widening access to address social inequality

● Understanding the motivational and opportunity factors impacting on white and ethnic minority candidates for UK policing assessments: developing the evidence base for practical interventions

Association of Medical Excellence in Europe (AMEE) – 24th to 28th August

The International Association for Health Professionals Education conference is taking place later this summer in Basel and we’re delighted to be sharing our research in the field of situational judgment tests during a pre-conference workshop, and presenting our findings in a research paper which focuses on widening access into medical schools with learnings that are applicable across a range of settings and levels.

INReSH – August

While at the above conference, the International Network for Researchers in Selection into Healthcare (INReSH) will be taking place. INReSH events bring together medical selection colleagues from across the globe, drawing on their international experience and knowledge to discuss current and ongoing challenges within medical selection.

 

Please do get in touch if you’re attending (or speaking) at any of these events too, we’d love to connect!