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Issue Fourteen - March 31, 2009


6th Asia-Pacific Medical Education Conference Held in Singapore

FAIMER Fellows played a prominent role at the 6th Asia-Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), held February 21–22, 2009, at the National University of Singapore.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#apmec6.

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Faculty Development Efforts Continue in Maharashtra, India, with Consultation of Deans

As part their ongoing collaborative efforts to improve medical education in India through capacity building, FAIMER and the Department of Medical Education and Technology (MET) of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) organized the All Maharashtra Deans Consultation, a meeting of deans of the 41 medical schools associated with MUHS.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#muhsmet.

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International Conference on Medical Education (ICME) 2009 Held in Islamabad, Pakistan

The International Conference on Medical Education (ICME) was held January 26 and 27, 2009, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#a2009icme.

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2009 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute

The 2009 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute began in Cape Town, South Africa, on March 5, under the direction of Vanessa Burch and Gboyega Ogunbanjo.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#a2009safri.

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International Opportunities in Medical Education (IOME) Database Now Searchable

FAIMER and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) are pleased to announce the release of the new, searchable version of the International Opportunities in Medical Education (IOME) directory.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#iome.

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Other FAIMER News

Workshops on Educational Objectives and Research in Bogotá, Colombia

The annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) took place in Bogotá, Colombia, from September 27 to October 2, 2008.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#bogota.

2009 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute

The 2009 Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute began in Porto das Dunas, Brazil, on February 2, under the direction of Eliana Amaral and Henry Campos.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#brazil09.

FAIMER Fellows Conduct Workshop on Effective Teaching Learning Methods at B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Nepal

In support of an ongoing effort to revitalize health professions education at the B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Nepal, Bishnu Hari Paudel (PHIL 2007), Soumya Bhattacharya (PHIL 2005), and Shyamal Bhattacharya (PHIL 2006) led a workshop at the Institute on “Effective Teaching Learning Methods and Related Aspects,” from December 7 to 12, 2008.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#nepal.

Health Care Leaders at eHealth Conference in Bellagio, Italy, Issue a Call to Action

From July 12 through August 8, 2008, more than 200 global leaders in health care, technology, finance, policy, and government gathered together to share ideas on eHealth, the use of information and communications technology to improve health systems.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#bellagio.

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Receives Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Global Health Affairs

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences’ (MUHS) Department of Medical Education and Technology (MET) has received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Global Health Affairs, New Delhi.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#muhs.

CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute Faculty Conduct Workshop in Bangladesh

Faculty from the CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute led the First International Training Program for Medical Teachers of Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 1-3, 2008.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#bangladesh.

2009 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute

The 2009 CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute began on January 13, under the direction of Tejinder Singh.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#a09cmcl.

FAIMER Institute Fellows Participate in the 6th Biennial Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association on Problem-Based Learning in Health Sciences

Four FAIMER Institute Fellows played prominent roles at the 6th Biennial Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association on Problem-Based Learning in Health Sciences (APA-PHS), which took place October 15-16, 2008, in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#apa.

WFME–Iran Joint International Congress on Implementation of WFME Standards in Undergraduate Medical Education

The World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)–Iran Joint International Congress on Implementation of WFME Standards in Undergraduate Medical Education took place on Kish Island, Iran, from November 6-9, 2008.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#iranjic.

National Workshop on “Teaching Learning Methods in Health Professions Education” Held at AIIMS, New Delhi

From November 10-12, 2008, forty-five educators from the medical, nursing, and dental fields gathered together at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi to attend the National Workshop on “Teaching Learning Methods in Health Professions Education.”

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2009/index.html#aims08.

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