Call for Abstracts
We would like to invite potential participants to submit abstracts to the 3rd International Congress of Health Workforce Education and Research on the overall conference theme of Interprofessional Education or any topic related to our many Working Group themes. We will also accept abstracts submitted for topics that should be taught in an interprofessional way, such as communication and leadership. Further information can be found in the full Call for Abstract document but if you have any doubt about your abstracts relevance please contact INHWE Director, David Smith, or the relevant Working Group lead. The deadline for proposals is Monday 3rd February 2020 and all abstracts must be submitted via the following webform: https://inhwe.org/abstract-submission
Congress Theme: Interprofessional Education
There is now significant evidence to indicate that effective interprofessional education is an innovative strategy that enables effective collaborative practice and improves healthcare systems. The 2010 WHO Framework states that “after almost 50 years of enquiry, the World Health Organization and its partners acknowledge that there is sufficient evidence to indicate that effective interprofessional education enables effective collaborative practice”. The development of strong interprofessional teams to aid collaborative working practices must be imbedded thought out the working career of health professionals. This continual reinforcement of Interprofessional skills will allow the health workforce to deal with an increasingly changing healthcare landscape.
It is clear that global healthcare systems face increased demand for health services due to ageing populations, rising patient and workforce mobility, and a diminishing supply of health workers caused by retirement rates that surpass recruitment rates. Interprofessional education, along with other transversal or soft skills, is a necessary and important step in preparing the health workforce for these difficulties and challenges that are faced by both by newly qualified and establish practitioners. For policy makers the benefits of interprofessional education and collaborative practice can be seen in the evidence that implementation contributes to the transformation of health care, enhance patient care and thus control of costs.
Monday 3rd February 2020: Submission Deadline
Monday 17th February 2020: Notification of Acceptance or Rejection
Monday 2nd March 2020: Presenters’ Conference Registration Deadline