Final conference

The project outputs were officially presented at the final validation conference hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic.

“Foreign Language and Intercultural Competence: A Challenge in Healthcare Education and Practice”

Thursday 15 June 2017

Křížkovského 12, Room 1.17, 9:30-14:30

Conference Programme

8:30 – 9:30 registration + breakfast buffet
9:30 – 9:45 HELP – An answer to new challenges in healthcare higher education and professional practice  (Dr. Gerd Zimmer, Pro-Kompetenz, Germany)
9:45 – 10:45 Challenges in ESP teaching in Higher Education (Justyna Kowalczys, MA, Stowarzyszenie Angielski w Medycynie, Poland)

ICT-enhanced learning – more flexibility and improved access to Higher Education (Juan Bartolomé, MA, Tecnalia, Spain)

Effective nursing leadership (Aelita Skarabiene, Ph.D., Klaipeda University, Lithuania)


10:45 – 11:45 Education meets practice? – Overseas nurses coming to Ireland (Emma Beatty, BA, MSc, FIT, Ireland)

Erasmus Healthcare Students Testimonials (Zuzana Vaneková, MA,  doc. Terézia Krčméryová, MD, Ph.D., Slovak Medical University, Slovakia)

Guest talk: doc. PhDr. Václav Řeřicha, CSc. (Head of the Institute of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Education, Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)

11:45 – 12:30 lunch break on the venue
12:30 – 13:15 Group 1/2 – PC room: Meeting the challenge: HELP platform and app presentation
13:15 – 14:00 Group 2/1 – Round table discussion – Learning for and in the workplace – how to meet future challenges in Higher Education for medical professions (participant’s contribution)
14:00 – 14:30 Discussion, closing remarks, farewell (Jan Galuszka, MD, Ph.D., Lukáš Merz, MA, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic)

Thanks to all participants for taking part in the conference!

Venue: Křížkovského 12, Olomouc, Room 1.17 (map)

Have a look at some of photos from the event, we hope it was enjoyable.

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