Educating health professionals for the new century – the importance of inter-sectorial work for better health

Program 13-14 June, 2017

ProPEL Program 13-16 June, 2017


Previous workshops

Nordic workshop 2014, Lund


Please find the preliminary program structure for the workshop below.

The participants will be enrolled in preformed interprofessional groups to formulate action plans to guide the future development work at the participating universities. The work in the groups will be centered around the four main themes of the work-shop. Each theme is introduced by a key-note speaker, with a specific perspective relevant to the theme and the overall aim of the workshop.

Suggested preparatory readings list.


The workshop is held at AF-borgen, a castle in the middle of the old beautiful university campus of Lund. See here for information on how to get there.


The dinner, sponsored by the inviting organisations, will be held in Lilla Salen at AF-borgen. The dinner is an integrated part of the workshop and will offer unique possibilities for discussions and networking. Musical entertainment with relation to Lund University is part of the evening!

Thursday October 16
 09.00 Registration and coffee
10.00-10.15 Welcome
 icon-user Vice-chancellor of Lund University, Per Eriksson, and students
10.15-11.45 Theme 1:  Human resources for health, including a systems perspective
 icon-user Introductory speaker: Hans Kluge – ”Health, Health Policy and Health Systems in the WHO European Region: Status and Way Forward”
11.45-12.30 LUNCH
12.30-12.45 Presentation of the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (see more about the prize here)
 icon-user Dean of Education, Professor Jan-Olov Höög
12.45-13.15 Increasing the quality and capacity of healthcare system through education
 icon-user Prize winner, John Norcini, Faimer, USA
Theme 2: Health in all policy, including aspects on knowledge mobility, learning environments and person centered care
 icon-user Introductory speaker: Berit Eika – ”Academic education to professions bachelor – exit from or back to work as health professional”
14.45-15.00 COFFEE
15.00-16.30 Theme 3: The core competencies of health care professionals with a particular emphasis on patient safety and team work
 icon-user Introductory speaker: Ami Hommel – ”Core competencies in health care”
16.30-17.00 Highlights of the day
 icon-user Students
19.00-19.30 Get together. Venue: Lilla Salen, AF-borgen
19.30-22.00 Dinner. Venue: Lilla Salen, AF-borgen


Friday October 17
Summary of day 1
icon-user Group chairs, key-note speakers
Theme 4: The patients of the future, including the aging population
 icon-user Introductory speaker: Fola Esan – ”Education of Health Professionals for a new century: the Nigerian situation as a window of the African perspective”
Additional perspectives on the main themes
 icon-user Key-note speakers and organizers
Presentation of action plans.
Next steps. Pilot projects. 
15.00 Closure, Coffee