Medical Education for the 21st Century: Teaching for Health Equity - Call for Abstracts
November 30-December 3, 2008
To achieve health care that responds to the needs and hopes of people around the world, especially those of marginalized and discriminated populations.
Jointly Sponsored & Organized by
Ministry of Public Health of Cuba, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Latin American Association of Social Medicine (ALAMES), Latin American Federation of Medical Schools (ALAFEM), International Association of Health Policy (IAHP), National Council of Scientific Societies in Health, Cuba
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Abstract Deadline: September 1, 2008
Languages: English and Spanish Abstract online submission: http://siglo21.sld.cu
Papers may be from a country-specific, regional, or global perspective. Submissions from international collaborations are encouraged.
New Paradigms and Tendencies in Medical Education
§ New paradigms and tendencies aimed at achieving health equity, relevance and quality in health care.
§ Training of human resources in health for public service: knowledge, competencies, commitment
§ Recruitment of medical students: who are the doctors of the future?
§ In-service training: primary health care as an academic setting
§ Integrative medicine in health sciences curricula
Medical Education and Society
§ Physicians as teachers: impact in development of interdisciplinary teams
§ Instilling ethics and values
§ The role of social sciences in medical education
§ Research as a curricular element: best practices and experiences in medical sciences
§ Social determinants of health: guiding strategy in the education of human resources for health
§ Education of leaders for health management
Quality in Medical Education
§ Quality control, evaluation and accreditation systems for medical education: towards regional accords for cross-border competency standards and recognition of medical and health sciences degrees
§ Observatory projects: impact of training in health outcomes
The Health Professions: Educating for Health Equity
§ Training of human resources in the health professions, geared towards achieving health equity, relevance and quality in health care. (This commission will discuss training in the health professions other than medicine.)
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