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 2nd International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions (organised by a collaboration of international universities and other healthcare professions organisations in association with the Association for Medical Education in Europe) aims to provide a vibrant academic forum to bring together all those working in the field of faculty development. It builds on the highly successful 1st International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions held in Toronto in 2011. The conference will be held on August 23-25th 2013 in Prague.
Call for abstracts - final decisions have been circulated
Results from the call for abstracts went out on Monday 11 March. Please accept our apologies for the delay. We were grateful for the 200+ abstracts received, especially those which addressed the themes of the conference. AMEE kindly extended their deadline for submission to 12 noon, GMT, 18 March 2013 in order to accommodate FDHP delgates wishing to submit to/attend both conferences.
You may also download a flyer (260K pdf) (high quality flyer (5.8MB pdf)) and brief presentation (ppt) with a summary of the purpose and themes. This site will continue to be updated with programme information, registration details etc.
We look forward to seeing you you Prague!
Reg Dennick and John Spencer (co-chairs)
On behalf of the Steering Committee
Professor of Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
John Spencer MBChB FRCGP
Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Education, and Sub Dean for Primary and Community Care
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
- 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
- Developing individuals
- Interprofessional and team-based learning
- Leading and managing change and improvement
- Supporting learning through simulated professional practice
- The scholarship of workplace learning
- 24-28 August, 2013: Association for Medical Education in Europe annual conference (Prague)
- 23-25 August, 2013: 2nd International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions (Prague)
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.