#LearningSavesLives Webinar Series Igniting knowledge networks to keep people safe in emergencies
Date: Thursday 15th April 2021
Time: 14:00 - 15:30 Central European Time
Mr Abdullah Al-Khafajy, Liaison Officer, Medical Education Issues, IFMSA
Professor David Gordon, President of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)
Professor Janet Grant, Director of CenMEDIC (the Centre for Medical Education in Context) & FAIMER Centre for Distance Learning
Dr Azim Mirzazadeh, Associate Professor of Departement of Medicine in the School of Medicine of TUMS
Dr Titi Savitri, Associate Professor in Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine, UGM, Indonesia
Dr Michel Yao, Director of the Department of Strategic Health Operations, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
- Dr Gaya Gamhewage, Head of Learning & Capacity Development, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
COVID19 has profoundly shaken the time-tested traditions of education in medicine and health. As millions of medical and other health sciences students and their teachers remained in lockdown, dispersed across geographies, new methods of approaching distance and distributed learning have come to the fore. Some believe that medical education will never be the same again. While universities were able to make the shift from lecture halls to digital classrooms, with varying degrees of success for knowledge transfer, transferring skills and competency development that are essential for the caring professions, remain a major challenge. The know-do gap is now in sharp focus. How will the COVID19-inspired changes to medical and health sciences education, offered by universities and in-service training, evolve? Are we looking at the future of medical and health professional education?
Join the next #LearningSavesLives webinar to explore with leading experts emerging approaches for medical education during the pandemic and beyond. Hear from country-level practitioners the challenges they face to maintain standards for medical and health professional education and training. Discuss how competencies of medical and health professionals can be assessed effectively during the pandemic and for the creation of a fit-for-purpose health workforce for the 21st century.
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