The Association of Academic Health Center’s 2015 International Forum, held April 20-21 in Washington, D.C., examined how new trends in health professions education are changing our traditional approaches to education, research, and patient care. All academic health centers face continuously changing challenges in response to the constant shift of societal needs and expectations around the world. The meeting was truly global in that it included attendees representing 17 countries, providing extraordinary opportunities for networking and perspective-setting.
This year’s AAHC International Forum tackled the challenges that face health professions education in our globalizing world, and included such topics as:
- Leading innovation through education.
- Developing health professionals prepared for future demographic, social, economic, and technological changes.
- Expanding access to health professions education.
- Enhancing integration of education with research and clinical care.
- Delivering health promoting services and directing the pipeline of health professionals to improved preventive care and community engagement.
- Responding creatively to the changing classroom.
John J. Norcini, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
Thomas H. Lee, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey
Private Tour of the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center, a leader in the development and application of medical simulation programs. The SimCenter is part of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).
The 2015 International Forum was an informative and stimulating conference, and provided a unique opportunity for institutions around the world to discuss emerging issues, share best practices, and strengthen learning and professional networks.
Information on the 2016 AAHC International Forum will be forthcoming and we urge you to participate in this relevant and robust annual learning opportunity.