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2012 South African Association of Health Educationalists Conference

The Fifth National Conference of the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) took place June 21-23, 2012, in the central South African city of Bloemfontein. As in previous years, Fellows and faculty from the Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) made significant contributions. Of the 129 presentations in the parallel sessions, 32 oral and 20… Continue reading 2012 South African Association of Health Educationalists Conference

Faculty from China Medical University Visit SAFRI

Faculty from China Medical University (CMU) in Shenyang, China, visited Cape Town, South Africa, in early March to attend the first residential session of the 2012 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI). Prof. Sun Baozhi, Professor of Medical Education and Director, North China Center for Medical Education Development; Prof. Zhang Zhongzhi, Professor of Ophthalmology and Director,… Continue reading Faculty from China Medical University Visit SAFRI

2012 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows

The first residential session of the 2012 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) took place February 28 – March 7, 2012, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the direction of Vanessa Burch and Juanita Bezuidenhout. The 2012 SAFRI Fellows are: Ludo Badlangana, M.S., Ph.D., University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana Innocent Besigye, M.B.Ch.B., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda… Continue reading 2012 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows

2011 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows

The first residential session of the 2011 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) took place March 2-8, 2011, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the direction of Vanessa Burch and Juanita Bezuidenhout. The 2011 SAFRI Fellows are: Paula Barnard-Ashton, M.Sc., University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, South Africa Sara Brair, M.B.B.S., M.D., Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan… Continue reading 2011 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) Fellows

Launch of Websites for FAIMER Regional Initiatives

New websites for each of the five FAIMER Regional Institutes as well as a new site for the FAIMER Regional Initiative in Latin America (FRILA) were launched in the second half of 2010. Each website will be managed by local FAIMER faculty. News, announcements, Fellow highlights, and other communications of potential interest to a region… Continue reading Launch of Websites for FAIMER Regional Initiatives

2010 South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) Conference

The third annual conference of the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) was held July 22-24 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference, themed “Making Education Matter,” focused on health professions education and health care delivery, and attracted local and regional experts as well as guests from the United Kingdom,… Continue reading 2010 South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) Conference

4th Annual Stellenbosch University Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

On May 11 and 12, 2010, Stellenbosch University held its fourth annual Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, hosted by the university’s Centre for Teaching and Learning. The goal of the conference was to explore all facets of teaching and learning at Stellenbosch University in an “open, supportive, and intellectually stimulating atmosphere,” as… Continue reading 4th Annual Stellenbosch University Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) 2010

The first residential session of the 2010 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) took place March 3-9, 2010, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the direction of Vanessa Burch and Gboyega Ogunbanjo. The 2010 SAFRI Fellows are: Susan Achora, B.Sc., M.Sc., R.N., Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda Tahra Al-Mahdi, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., Ahfad University… Continue reading Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) 2010

2009 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute

The first residential session of the 2009 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) took place March 5–10, 2009, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the direction of Vanessa Burch and Gboyega Ogunbanjo. The 2009 SAFRI Fellows are: Mohamed Abdelrahman, M.B.B.S., M.D., University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan Ezera Agwu, B.Sc., Kampala International University, Bushenyi, Uganda Wilfred Arubaku,… Continue reading 2009 Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute

African Journal of Health Professions Education

A new online peer-reviewed publication dedicated specifically to health professions education on the continent of Africa is currently in development. Under the editorial leadership of 2001 FAIMER Institute Fellow Vanessa Burch, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., Ph.D., Co-Director of the Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute, the African Journal of Health Professions Education will publish research articles, letters, editorials, practical… Continue reading African Journal of Health Professions Education

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