Conference Programme

Southeast Asian International and Indian National Conference on Health Professions Education

 

5-8 September, 2012
 
 

PARTNERS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Important Dates:
 

Last date for submission of ABSTRACTS:   June 15, 2012

Feedback on the Abstracts submitted:      July  15, 2012

Last date for EARLY BIRD Registration:     June 30, 2012

Registrations with late fee close:             August 31, 2012

Spot Registration:                                   During Conference

 
 
 

PROGRAM OUTLINE: SEARAME-NCHPE HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2012 

 

Time

Thursday, 6th Sep

Friday, 7th Sep

Saturday, 8th Sep

8:30

Registration

 

 

9: 00

Introductions, Welcome

Reflections on Day 1

Key Note -  Future of health professions education -W. Burdick

9: 30

Conference Theme Key Note: The future of social accountability of health professional schools: moving from desirable to doable – Robert Woollard, Canada

Key Note Sub–Theme 3: QUALITY: Accreditation as a tool for quality development in medical education - Stefan Lindgren, WFME , Sweden

Key Note: Social accountability in action in SEA– Andre Neusy (THEnet) & Arjun Karki PAHS Nepal

10:00

Key Note Sub-Theme 1 - RELEVANCE: Making curricula relevant to health system needs – Anand Zachariah, India

Panel discussion: Accreditation as a tool for strengthening HPE quality in SEA

Conference’s  Resolutions: Presentations of conference report, recommendation, consensus building

10:30

 

 

Tea Break

Tea Break

Tea Break

11:00

·   Poster session (15 groups of 15 people)

               4 posters per group = 60

 

·   How will these projects help prepare doctor of the future?

Poster session (15 groups of 15 people)

4 posters per group = 60

 

·      How will these projects improve relevance, equity, quality or cost-effectiveness?

Indian Academy of Educators – Avinash Supe, India

11:30

 

Plenary  discussion - Indian Academy of Educators

12:00

 

Poster groups in Small group discussion:

·   What changes are needed  in curriculum to meet the future role of doctor in the SEA region ?

Poster groups in Small group discussion:

·      How can institutions become more accountable to the public?

·      What is the role of accreditation in quality improvement & relevance?

NCHPE 2013:  HPE colleges  caring and working for their community

12:30

 

Conference Summary  & Closure

13:00

 

 

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

14:00

Key Note Sub–Theme 2 - EQUITY:

Building universal and equitable health systems – Can health and education sectors work together? – Francisco E de Campos, Brazil

Key Note  Sub-Theme 4:  COST EFFECTIVENESS: WHO-SEARO

 

SEARAME Executive Committee meeting

(by invitation )

 

IAE Executive Committee meeting

(by invitation )

14:30

 

Panel discussion: Relevance and Equity in HPE

·    How do we translate /bring social accountability into action in S-E Asia?

 

Panel discussion: How medical schools can contribute to retaining health professionals in rural, remote and underserved areas in S-E Asia?

15:00

15:30

 

TEA BREAK

TEA BREAK

TEA BREAK

16:00

Poster groups in Small group discussion:

·   How can institutions become more accountable to the public in the SEA region?

Poster groups in Small group discussion:

·    Best Practices of Socially accountable institutions

·    How accreditation can lead to improvement in quality & relevance?

SEARAME Executive Committee meeting (contd.)

IAE Executive Committee meeting

(contd.)

16:30

17:00

 

Groups work on recommendations for:  “doctors of the future” and “socially accountable institutions”

Groups work on recommendations for:  “Accreditation as tool for improving quality & relevance” and “socially accountable institutions”

17:30

Summary and refection on Day 1 ,

Preview of day 2, Announcements

Summary, reflections, Preview Day 3 & Announcements

 
 
 

A Golden opportunity to participate in an international conference

 
SEARAME NCHPE Conference 2012                                             
 
Social accountability: Responding to Societal needs through Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Health Professions Education
 
 
 

ABOUT THE THEME:

Social accountability of medical schools is defined by the WHO as "the obligation to direct their education, research and service activities towards addressing the priority health concerns of the community, the region, and /or the nation they have a mandate to serve. The priority health concerns are to be identified jointly by governments, health care organizations, health professional and the public".

 

Medical education accreditation standards in many parts of the world are being rewritten with an explicit social accountability framework. The focus of this conference would be towards understanding and promoting health sciences education that is aligned with health needs of society, and designing accreditation standards and processes for health sciences education that reflect these principles of social accountability.
 
 

RELATED STRATEGIC ISSUES
 

v  WHO-SEARO priority areas of public health education:

o Revitalizing education for Primary Health Care – responding to changing  epidemiologic & demographic changes

o Strengthening public health education in UG & PG medical curricula

 

v  Medical Council of India's Vision 2015:

o Improving quality of education through Faculty Development

 

v  Quality assurance & accreditation in Southeast Asian region 

o Strengthening standards in the region

 
 
 
CONFERENCE DESIGN

v  Key-Note Addresses

v  Panel discussions

v  Highly interactive Workshops

v  Thematic Interactive Poster sessions

 
 
 
CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
 
·   Apply principles of social accountability to the Southeast Asian context
 
·   Identify and bridge gaps between current health sciences education systems and health care needs of society in the region
 
·   Create consensus on the mission and strategies of health sciences schools related to improving the health of society in Southeast Asia
 
·   Identify evaluation tools for assessing impact of changes to the mission and strategy of health sciences schools towards improving the health of society
 ·   Link WFME standards addressing social accountability with regional standards   for health sciences education 
 
 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES 
 
    ·         Provide direction to health sciences schools of the region and 
          accreditation agencies (councils) regarding standards that reflect the
          principles of social accountability.
 
    ·     Provide guidance to schools for better integration of the concepts of “public
          health” and “health care.”
 
    ·     Provide regional perspective to WFME on expected future role of a doctor.
 
    ·     Create a document applying concepts in Lancet Commission Report on
          education of health professionals to the Southeast Asian region
 
 
 
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
 

v Education leaders, policy makers, students, and others interested in the     connection between education and health.

 

v Educators interested in improvement in standards of health professions education.

 
 
 
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?
 
Provides a rare & terrific opportunity to:

 

      ·    Participate in an International Conference in India;

 

      ·    Learn about educational innovations across countries in the region;

 

      ·    Learn from International  experts in education; and

 

      ·    Create practical solutions to education challenges.

 
 
 
SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS
 

  PSG I.M.S.R, Coimbatore

  FAIMER, Philadelphia

  WHO-SEARO

 
 
 
BLOCK YOUR 2012 CALENDAR
 

Workshops: 5-6th September, 2012

Conference: 6 – 8th September, 2012

 
 
 
MORE INFORMATION SOON
 

Visit the conference web-pages  on 

 

PSG Medical College: http://psgimsr.in/

 

SEARAME  http://searame.org

 
 
Looking forward to your active participation and experience sharing.
 
 

Dr. Thomas V. Chacko
Secretary-General, SEARAME
PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research
Coimbatore, India


Dr. Rita Sood
President, SEARAME
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi, India
 
 
 
 
CONFERENCE / SEARAME SECRETARIAT
 

Department of Medical Education

PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

Coimbatore 641004 Tamil Nadu, India                    

Phone: +91-422-2570170 & +91-422-4345803

Email :  nchpe2012@gmail.com

               searame@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Contact persons:

 

Dr. Thomas V. Chacko , Organizing Chairman

Prof & Head, Community Medicine & Medical Education, & Secretary-General SEARAME,

Coimbatore 641004 Tamil Nadu, India

Email: drthomasvchacko@gmail.com  

Phone: +91-422-4345803

+91-422-2594400 (Fax)

+91-9994359901 (Cell)

 

 

Dr. T. Sathish Kumar, Organizing Secretary

Vice-Principal & Prof of Surgery,

PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

Coimbatore 641004 Tamil Nadu, India

Email: psgmedschool@gmail.com

Phone: +91-422-2570170  Ext. 5801

+91-422-2594400 (Fax)

 

 

Dr. Y.S.Sivan, Secretary-Scientific Committee

Associate Professor in Social Research

Dept of Community Medicine

PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

Coimbatore 641004 Tamil Nadu, India

Email: yssivan@gmail.com

Phone: +91-422-2570170  Ext. 5803

 

 

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