PGME Conference 2013
Social Accountability in Health Professions Education
May 31-June 01, 2013
Aga Khan University Auditorium, Karachi, Pakistan
The Aga Khan University Postgraduate Medical Education annual conference is the only conference in the country especially organised for postgraduate trainees. Since its inception in 1996, the primary objective of the conference has been to increase awareness of recent happenings in the field of medicine and to promote professionalism.
Each year, recognised national and international experts and leaders in postgraduate medical education are invited to discuss and highlight new ideas, trends and other relevant topics in this field. It is also an ideal forum for trainees to present their research work. Conference themes in recent years have included:
- Complexity Science and Health Care
- Service and Scholarship
- Achieving a Balance in Postgraduate Medical Education
- Building Bridges: Strengthening Postgraduate Medical Education through Cooperation
- Nurturing Professionalism in Medicine
- Improving Quality in PGME
- Understanding Programme Assessment
- Evaluation and Safety in Postgraduate Medical Education: Challenges in Training and Patient Care
- Moving towards Competency-based Academic Practice
This year the theme for the conference is: 'Social Accountability in Health Professions Education'. The theme encompasses the obligation to direct education, research and service activities towards addressing priority health concerns at the community, national and regional levels. This theme has been chosen for the PGME Conference 2013 to help trainees, trainers and institutions providing health care, understand health care in the context of health inequalities and disparities being faced by all.