My favourite SMACC 2013 talk

The SAMCC conference was a really great event – so many wonderful talks and chances to chat with super-enthusiastic educators from all over the world.

There were plenty of clinical lectures which were practice changing and I am often asked which were the best – too hard to answer – sorry.  Listen to the podcast and pick your own!

For me though the most profound and heartening moment during the conference was Dr Michelle Johnson’s deeply personal “Lessons from the Classics”.

I was lucky enough to be sitting next to Michelle as she delivered this talk – and the atmosphere was heavy, raw and electric .

So I would encourage you all to listen to this brave and thought-provoking journey through the literature of our trade.  HERE IS THE LINK
Or see the slides at LITFL 
And if you get something from this talk – do me a favour, fire up the twitter and send @Eleytherius a message – she deserves a big backslap / hug for this amazing effort.

Michelle –  thankyou.



  1. Michelle has written an accompanying post for her talk on LITFL complete with the Prezi and embedded audio here:

  2. no debate this time , mate!
    300% agree with you on this one
    I was in room too for this one.
    glad I was able to experience it first hand.
    waiting for her inaugural book to be published!
    go Michelle!

  3. Michelle Johnston says:

    Casey, Minh, and all the rest. Your words are humbling, and I can’t thank you enough for your support. It was a talk given to celebrate the utterly extraordinary people of our field, so I am intensely grateful that it went right to the heart of its target. Bring on #smaccgold.

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