UTS Empathy Symposium & Workshops
Date and Time
Thursday - University of Technology Sydney 235 Jones St, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
Friday - Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, 88 Broadway Hotel Entrance Via, 4 Central Park Ave, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
The UTS Empathy Symposium 2019 will be an exciting event bringing together healthcare educators, clinicians and researchers who are committed to better understanding the power of empathy to transform education and improve patient care.
The symposium will be held on December 6 and include plenary speakers, oral and poster presentations exploring the relationship between empathy and patient care, and promoting practical strategies for enhancing and evaluating empathy in clinical and educational settings. A diverse range of empathy workshops are also scheduled for December 5.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (December 6, 2019)
What I've learnt about empathic leadership during my career
Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward
How the 'Refugee camp in your neighbourhood' supports a more empathic response to refugees seeking healthcare.
'Beautiful people do not just happen' (Elisabeth Küber Ross) - the role of empathy and courage in the healthcare journey
Dr Briony Scott
WORKSHOPS (December 5, 2019)
Strengthening consumer voice: Using art and stories to shift mental health stigma and promote empathy.
Dr Gabrielle Brand and Carli Sheers
Exploring Schwartz Rounds: Empathy for healthcare staff wellbeing
Assoc Prof Chris Milross and Dr Samantha Jakimowicz
Hearing distressing voices simulation workshop
Dr Fiona Orr
Using the arts as a meaningful way to explore empathy
Dr Kirsten Jack
Empathic care of staff and students after critical incidents
Rev. Paul McFarlane and Katie Tunks Leach
Mindfulness and meditation: Strategies to enhance empathy
Abstracts are invited for oral presentations and posters that address one of the following themes:
- Teaching and evaluating empathy
- The impact of empathy on patient care
- New technologies for enhancing empathy
- Research and scholarship related to empathy
- Leadership initiatives related to empathy