Nicosia 2019

2nd International Congress of Health Workforce Education and Research 

We are very pleased to announce that the 2nd International Congress of Health Workforce Education and Research will take place at the European University of Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus from Thursday 9th May 2019 to Saturday 11th May 2019. Hosted in collaboration with the School of Medicine at the European University of Cyprus, the International Network for Health Workforce Education holds its Congress once a year and it is the prime meeting place for international health workforce educators, researchers and policy makers.

Call for Abstracts: Nicosia 2019

Congress Theme: Future Education for Healthcare

During a time of great change for global healthcare systems the future education of healthcare professionals is key to ensuring long term sustainability for populations. International institutions have called for policies that allow for the education of flexible health professionals capable of dealing with the ever-changing healthcare environment. A multi-stakeholder and inter-professional approach to tackling this issue is paramount to ensuring this takes place. Educators must ensure that they employ the most effective teaching methods, researchers must identify the right skill combinations for future professionals, and policy makers must make effective changes to national and international planning and legislation.

The health workforce faces a number of complex challenges at local, national and global levels. At the global level, a key challenge is the increasing number of mobile healthcare workers who are challenging country-based health workforce education and planning. At a national scale, research projects have identified that education and training must adapt to the skill requirements needed to keep the health workforce compatible with policy plans. Therefore, at a local level, educators must assess their curricula, the approaches they take to teaching and the assessment methods that they implement. The health workforce education community is already attempting to address some of these challenges, for example by moving towards inter-professional teaching, competency based training programmes, and clinical reasoning education techniques, but there is still much work to be done.

The International Congress of Health Workforce Education and Research allows participants to discuss the diverse challenges of “Future Education in Healthcare” with international colleagues. The Congress would welcome presentations adopting local, national and/or international perspectives on:

  • Teaching/Training: pedagogy, assessment methods, curricula, innovation, technology
  • Research: results from large-scale surveys, research projects, studies using innovative methods
  • Policy: new policy initiatives, future policy directions being pursued by governments and private/ non-governmental organisations.

Congress Sub Themes:

  • Inter-Professional Education and Training
  • Leadership and Health Management
  • Research in the Education and Training of Health Professionals
  • Digital Skills and Technology in Healthcare and Education
  • Skill Mix and Competency Based Policy Making
  • Gender Equality in Health Professional Education
  • Inter-Generational Education for Healthcare
  • Communication and Inter-Cultural Training
  • Training in Caring for Vulnerabule People 
  • Legal Awareness and Literacy for Health Workers
  • Future of Pharmacy Education 
  • Education in Public Health