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Issue Eleven - March 28, 2007

2007 FAIMER Institute Fellows Selected

Sixteen international medical educators who represent academic institutions from around the world have been selected as Fellows of FAIMER Institute 2007, which is sponsored by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®). Fellows will begin their program by traveling to Philadelphia to attend a three-week session, which begins October 7, 2007.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2007/index.html#institute2007

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Other News from FAIMER

New Electronic Resource: International Opportunities in Medical Education

FAIMER, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC, formerly the International Health Medical Education Consortium) have joined together to collect information about international activities at U.S. and Canadian allopathic medical schools.

See: www.faimer.org/resources/opportunities/index.html

The Network: Towards Unity for Health to Hold International Conference in Kampala, Uganda, September 15-20, 2007

The 2007 conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health will be held at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda from September 15 to 20, 2007, in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine, Makerere University, Uganda.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2007/index.html#network

Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute

Twenty-five medical educators from schools throughout Brazil participated in the inaugural session of the Brazil-FAIMER Regional Institute held from February 1-10, 2007 in Tabuba, Brazil.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2007/index.html#brazilfaimer

Call for Papers from the Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators

The Editorial Board of JIAMSE (Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators) and the Publications Committee of IAMSE have announced the initiation of a new addition to the JIAMSE supplemental issues.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2007/index.html#jiamse

Education for Health Call for Papers

Beginning in May 2007, The Network: Towards Unity for Health will host its journal, Education for Health (EfH), exclusively in electronic format. The journal will be available free of charge to all internet users at www.educationforhealth.net.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2007/index.html#efhjournal

CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute

Sixteen 2007 fellows and fourteen returning 2006 fellows met from January 10-16, 2007 in Ludhiana, India for the second CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2007/index.html#cmcl

Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute Planning Meeting – November 6-7, 2006 Cape Town, South Africa

Faculty representing six of the eight medical schools in South Africa, including five FAIMER Fellows, as well as a FAIMER Fellow from Uganda, representing the anticipated development of an East Africa FAIMER Regional Institute, came together on November 6-7 in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss plans for a Southern Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) for health professions educators.

See: www.faimer.org/announcements/archives/2006/index.html#capetown

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