Venue Hire

The 6th International Authenticity to Action Conference

Inspiring partnerships in co-producing professional education and practice development

Postponed dates to be confirmed
Grange Hotel, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria. Organised by Comensus, University of Central Lancashire.

For enquiries, please contact the Conference and Events Team or +44 (0)1772 892650

We are pleased to invite you to an exciting two-day conference celebrating the involvement of patients, service users and carers in Health, Social Care, Pharmacy and Medical professional education, training and practice development. The primary aim of this international conference is to provide an inspiring space for delegates to share innovation, critically reflect upon impact, explore recent developments in the field and promote new ways of thinking.


Contributions will be given by individuals including academics, service users, carers, patients, researchers, students, practice educators, public involvement leads and other stakeholders.

The following themes will be covered during the conference:

  • Research and evaluation into the impact of involvement
  • Sustaining authentic involvement into the future
  • Partnerships in practice learning and development
  • Involvement from curriculum development to validation
  • Innovative approaches to learning and teaching
  • The use of simulation and case study work
  • Innovation in student selection, feedback or assessment
  • Creative approaches to engagement e.g. use of storytelling, drama or ethnography to promote learning
  • Engaging with communities and recruiting people

Speakers to be confirmed soon.

The draft programme will be available here after the submission process.

The conference venue is The Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands, Cumbria, which is situated on the fringe of the Lake District in beautiful surroundings.

Find out more details on the charms of this stylish location and how to get to the hotel here.

To book accommodation at the hotel, please contact them or telephone +44 (0)15395 33666 and let them know that you are attending this conference, as the hotel is blocked out for conference delegates.

Other local accommodation is available within Grange Over Sands, and further information can be found here.