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Conference on Medical Training: What kind of doctor do we want for the future? | 18 March

Conference on Medical Training

What kind of doctor do we want for the future?

On 18 March, the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM), with support of the Portuguese Academy of Medicine, will organise a digital conference focused on the future of the medical profession, from the training of young professionals to the challenges on the integration of academic medicine in medical practice.

The advancement of digital technologies has contributed greatly in the medical field, but has also posed challenges. If we look at education, few medical courses in Europe changed their curriculum in recent years.

In this conference focused on medical training, Professor Fausto Pinto (Portuguese Academy of Medicine) will look at “the facing change of medicine in the next 10 years”, while Professor Stefan Constantinescu (Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium and Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences) will dive into the topic of “the integration of academic medicine in medical practice”.

Looking to a long-term future, we will have an open discussion on “What kind of doctor do we want for the future?” with professors and students from around Europe.

The conference will be organised under the seal of the Portuguese Presidency of the EU Council 2021. Join this discussion and register for the event, here. Know more about the speakers, here.

Thursday 18th March 2021  9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Agenda:

09:30: Opening remarks – Professor George Griffin, President of the FEAM; Manuel Heitor, Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education; and Maria do Céu Machado, Vice-president of the FEAM.

09:50: Conference #1: “The facing change of medicine in the next 10 years” – Professor Fausto Pinto, Portuguese Academy of Medicine

10:25: Conference #2: “The integration of academic medicine in medical practice” – Professor Stefan Constantinescu, Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium and Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

11:00: Open Discussion: “What kind of doctor do we want for the future?” – President of the Panel: Professor Manuel Sobrinho Simões, Portuguese Academy of Medicine;

Panelists: Professor Jean Sibilia, Dean of the Strasbourg Medical School; Professor Jenny Higham, Principal, St George’s, University of London; Professor Julio Mayol, University Complutense of Madrid;

12:00: Closing remarks – Professor George Griffin, President of the FEAM

If you have any queries, please contact Rúben Castro: ruben.castro@feam.eu

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