Skills workshops are interactive sessions for a group of no more than 50 participants highlighting a clinical skill, new technology, active learning technique, self-help approach or programme approach. Skills workshops are either 45 minutes or 90 minutes.
Active demonstration techniques (i.e. demonstrating newborn resuscitation, managing postpartum hemorrhage, showing the use of a new model for insertion of a postpartum IUD, demonstrating a new technique for teaching a topic, demonstrating use of research methods, mindfulness, self-health etc.) are preferred over slide presentation and discussion. Sessions should be facilitated by two or more presenters to enable active engagement with participants. Presenters are expected to provide all equipment/materials required.
The individual wishing to lead a skills demonstration session should submit an abstract (maximum 300 words), which clearly describes the learning outcomes, the process/activity (including a description of how the audience will participate in the session), supporting references and name of sponsors if relevant. The abstract should include any specific requirements for interaction that will have an effect on the room layout and the numbers of participants who can be accommodated (i.e. equipment and room/ desk set up). The Workshop leader should indicate the preferred maximum number of participants.