The Creating Space V symposium (New Directions and Critical Perspectives) will be held in Vancouver on April 24 and 25, 2015 in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME). Creating Space is an annual meeting that explores the new and evolving use of the arts, humanities and social sciences (AHSS) in health professional education to better prepare students for clinical and academic careers.
The fifth meeting intends to highlight different conceptual and theoretical frameworks informing our work and to discuss the challenges of collaborating across the disciplines of AHSS and the health professions. We will explore the contributions of the diverse perspectives brought to the meeting by scholars from many different academic backgrounds and build upon the work of previous meetings to nurture and support our growing medical/health humanities academic community in Canada and beyond.
Creating Space V Themes
- The multiple conceptual and theoretical frameworks that inform different forms of scholarship in the use of the AHSS as an integral part of health professional education.
- The importance of social structures and cultural contexts in health professions education, especially as highlighted by AHSS scholarship.
- The importance of diversity and community engagement in health professional education through the lens of AHSS.
- The challenges and opportunities of collaborating across the disciplines of AHSS in health professions education.
- The application of techniques and worldviews of AHSS to better prepare health professional learners for clinical and academic careers.
For more information visit the UBC Centre for Health Education Scholarship