Sunday 28th August
1A Plenary and Opening Ceremony
Graham Brown-Martin, (Education Design Labs, UK)
Monday 29th August
2A Plenary: Uncertainty in Healing and Learning: Finding the Simple in the Complex
Glenda Eoyang (Human Systems Dynamics Institute, USA)
3A: Medical Education and Health Systems in the 21st Century: In search of a new paradigm for “Wicked” problems in healthcare
Panel: Stewart Mennin (Brazil), Ian Curran (UK), Glenda Eoyang (USA)
We will explore these ‘wicked challenges, promote dialogue and discover new paradigms that offer the hope, scope and capacity to face the current and emerging challenges of health and education in the 21st century
4A: Should medical education be based in universities?
Panel: John Cookson, Stewart Petersen, Jerry Booth (UK)
The panellists aim to stimulate debate about the forces that currently shape medical education and whether these are now operating in the best interests of society, in particular whether the historical role of universities to produce the educated person has been lost in the drive for basic competence.
5A: Faculty Development in the Health Professions: From skill acquisition to professional identity formation
Panel: Yvonne Steinert (Canada), David Irby (USA), Patricia O’Sullivan (USA)
The symposium will examine the role and importance of faculty members’ professional identities and how these identities can be supported and nurtured by faculty development programs and activities.
Tuesday 30th August
6A Plenary: Stumbling blocks into stepping stones; celebrating medical education in Rwanda
Phillip Cotton (University of Rwanda, Rwanda)
6B Plenary: Medical Education in Difficult Circumstances: a student perspective
Ewa Pawlowicz (Medical University of Lodz, Poland)
7A: Medical Education in Difficult Circumstances: Finding solutions to problems
Panel: Robert Woollard (Canada), Mona Siddiqui (UK), Elpida Artemiou (St Kitts and Nevis), Trevor Gibbs (UK) (Chair)
The world of medical education is not a level playing field. Using examples from around the globe, each giving a different perspective on ‘difficult circumstances’, the symposium will explore and share various mechanisms that some schools have used to bring their institution up to the same level of quality enjoyed by the few.
8A: Building the Community of Medical Education Scholars: Sharing lessons learned for developing and maintaining successful units for medical education scholarship and research
Panel: Larry Gruppen (USA), Lara Varpio (USA), Cees van der Vleuten (Netherlands), Wendy Hu (Australia)
(Additional comment from: Steven Durning, Stanley Hamstra, David Irby, Bridget O’Brien, Olle ten Cate, Susan Humphrey-Murto)
Our research team is studying Medical Education Units around the world to construct broadly applicable understandings of how MEUs are launched and successfully maintained. We share our findings, describe MEUs from 4 national contexts, and best practices for securing institutional support.
Symposium 9A: Fostering Innovation and Change in Medical Education: The Durable Impact of Awards and Grants
Panel: Mark Quirk, (Chair), Catherine Lucey, Mark Earnst (USA), Wendy Hu (Australia), Terry Poulton (UK), Gary Rogers (Australia), Ming-Jung Ho (Taiwan)
This symposium will explore the common features of ‘funding programs’ that lead to lasting meaningful change in medical education. The panel will include recipients of grants or awards from organizations that intend to lastingly strengthen medical education throughout the world. They will share their goals and outcomes and analyze their experiences using principles of organizational change and sustainability. Presenters will debate the short and long-term impact of external funding on careers & curricula. Recommendations will be offered for cultivating innovation and change with and without external funding.
Wednesday 31st August
10A: Creating Safe Spaces for Academic Innovation: Pushing the boundaries of medical education research and scholarship
Panel: Jennifer Cleland (UK), Ayelet Kuper (Canada), Jerry Maniate (Canada), Rona Patey (UK), Cynthia Whitehead (Canada)
As medical education becomes an increasingly diverse and scholarly field, academic findings may call into question accepted ways of thinking and practicing. We will explore strategies to support and encourage important, potentially dissenting voices in our field in order to create safe environments for transformative innovation.
11A Plenary: Professionalising teaching innovation in the digital age
Diana Laurillard (UCL Institute of Education)