Welcome

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2nd International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions 23-25 August 2013, Prague, Czech Republic (organised by a collaboration of international universities and other healthcare professions organisations in association with the Association for Medical Education in Europe, AMEE). Over 360 delgates were registered from 26 countries.

Full information including abstracts, presentation files, handouts, etc. are linked from the interactive programme.  

The conference aimed to provide a vibrant academic forum to bring together all those working in the field of faculty development. It built on the highly successful 1st International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions held in Toronto in 2011. With the professionalisation of the training and education of healthcare professionals, and increasing accountability to learners, regulators and those responsible for setting curricula, it is vitally important that academic health science centres and other education providers address the professional development needs of faculty.

The final programme and short timetable are available to download (low resolution pdf format) and were provided in print form, together with an attendee list, in conference packs. The original flyer (260K low resoultion pdf) (and high quality for print 5.8MB pdf) and a brief presentation (ppt) contain a summary of the purpose and themes of the conference. #fdhp13 was used on tweets and blogs. 

We hope that you had a safe journey home or enjoyment of AMEE if you are staying on, and look forward to seeing you for the 3rd International Conference on Faculty Development in Health Professions in Singapore, January 2015!

Sincerely,

Reg Dennick and John Spencer (co-chairs)
On behalf of the Steering Committee

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Reg Dennick

Professor of Medical Education

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Nottingham

reg.dennick@nottingham.ac.uk

John Spencer MBChB FRCGP

Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Education, and Sub Dean for Primary and Community Care
School of Medical Sciences Education Development
Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University john.spencer@ncl.ac.uk

Who Should Attend?

Individuals working or with an interest in:

  • Faculty development
  • Faculty affairs
  • Teacher training
  • Career development
  • Conducting research and scholarship in faculty development

Goals

  • Bring together international faculty development leaders and educators in the health sciences
  • Share best practices and current research in faculty development
  • Build a global community of leaders in the field

Themes

  • Developing individuals
  • Interprofessional and team-based learning
  • Leading and managing change and improvement
  • Supporting learning through simulated professional practice
  • The scholarship of workplace learning

Important Dates

Faculty Development Definition

For purposes of this conference, faculty development is defined as the broad range of activities that institutions use to renew or assist faculty members in their multiple roles. Faculty development activities include programs to enhance teaching and education, research and scholarly activity, academic leadership and management, and faculty affairs, including faculty recruitment, advancement, retention, and vitality. The intent of these activities is to assist faculty members in their roles as teachers, educators, leaders, administrators and researchers.