IBD Training Academy

Module 6

The art of effective communication

Module 6, hosted by Dr Gareth Parkes and Professor Mathurin Fumery, is the final module in the IBD Training Academy with a focus on effective presentation skills and communication of scientific data. The module will be highly practical, covering important topics such as how to prepare impactful and informative slides, the power of storytelling, and tips and tricks for keeping your audience engaged – all providing you with the skills to deliver quality medical presentations. You will also hear from the experts about the importance of creating a digital presence, including the effective use of digital media to drive data dissemination.

Learning objectives

  • Employ techniques to maximise audience engagement and value during presentations
  • Understand how to create and use slides for effective storytelling
  • Optimise presentation and dissemination of knowledge through digital media

Presentation skills workshop

Creating and delivering effective medical presentations online

This workshop took place on Tuesday 7 February, 18:00-21:00 CET; if you missed the live session, you can watch the recorded presentation given by Dr Tony Campion below. Please note, this is a short recording that formed part of the overall workshop

We joined with presentation and coaching experts ArcMedia to bring you a practical workshop aimed at honing your communication and presentation skills. Featuring Dr Gareth Parkes, this 3-hour workshop provided expert guidance and practical tips on how to structure and deliver engaging presentations, the power of effective storytelling and considerations for presenting online versus face-to-face.


Using digital media to enhance your professional profile

On-demand recording 

Hear from your module host Dr Gareth Parkes in conversation with Professor Charlie Lees, a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Senior Lecturer with a well-established digital presence. With over 10,000 followers on Twitter, an email newsletter, and an online blog, Professor Lees shares his own experiences on the use of digital media to disseminate knowledge about IBD with both patients and fellow healthcare professionals.



     Module hosts

Professor Mathurin Fumery
University of Picardy Jules Verne, Amiens, France
Amiens University Hospital, France


Dr Gareth Parkes
The Royal London Hospital, London, UK



     Guest speaker 

Professor Charlie Lees
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Charlie Lees is Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Edinburgh, a UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellow and Consultant Gastroenterologist in the Edinburgh IBD Unit. Professor Lees is centrally involved with the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation, is the Chief Scientists Office Speciality Lead for Gastroenterology in Scotland and Chair of the British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Clinical Research Group. His team are working on predicting outcomes in IBD, using routinely collected NHS data and dedicated multi-modal prospective cohorts to build predictive models.

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