“We strive to bridge the gap between health workforce educators, researchers and policy makers as part of our commitment to improving the education and training provided to health professionals internationally.”
Providing our members with to connect and enhance their area of practice
Encourage advances in specialist areas
Enable creation of global networks
Enhance knowledge sharing internationally
Support extensive research development
Raise profile on the policy agenda
Find a space to collaborate in person and online
The World Health Organisation believes that there is sufficient evidence to indicate that effective interprofessional education enables effective collaborative practice. The aims of the Interprofessional and Team Based Learning Working Group is to encourage discussion and research in this important area. Interprofessional education can be defined as when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaborative practice and quality of care.
Mrs. Julie Browne, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University School of Medicine, United Kingdom
Digital solutions have the potential to radically transform both health systems and education. Digital technologies, including eHealth advancements, aim to tackle complicated service issues by creating smarter healthcare processes and reducing the workload of healthcare professionals. However, health professionals’ digital skills, along with he digital skills of educators, often fall short of the required level to use such new technology.
Ms. Rachelle Blake, CEO, Omni Med Solutions GmbH, Germany
Soft or transversal skills are commonly overlooked in health workforce education but provide some of the foundations for patient care and healthcare delivery. This Working Group will provide a space to discuss the common difficulties, challenges and opportunities in teaching such skills to healthcare professionals across the globe.
The importance of sustainable health workforce with the right combined skills is increasingly recognised across the globe. This Working Group aims to bridge the gap between policy makers, practitioners and educators by breaking down policy changes (such as planning, forecasting, legal and gender issues) and providing a platform to discuss what this means for health professional education, training and development.