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Wong Forum in Medicine explores future of health sciences education

Published: April 28, 2010
Dave Williams
Dave Williams, director of the McMaster Centre for Medical Robotics

Health sciences educators have a choice when it comes to the future — Dawdle or remodel.

That topic — and the interprofessional future of health sciences education — will be explored April 28 by Professor Steven Lewis, one of two guest speakers at the annual Henry and Sylvia Wong Forum in Medicine.

Lewis is a health policy and research consultant based in Saskatoon, and adjunct professor of health policy at the University of Calgary and Simon Fraser University.

He will discuss how professional schools and applied disciplines need to look both backwards, for more historical awareness, and forwards, to anticipate where healthcare needs to go, and adjust accordingly.

Dr. Dave Williams, director of the McMaster Centre for Medical Robotics, is also a guest speaker at the forum.  He will explore the concept of TEAM as learned from the aerospace industry and how to apply those lessons to health care to improve patient safety and quality outcomes.

The Henry and Sylvia Wong Forum in Medicine was established by two McMaster alumni to advance research and public education in medicine. The annual lecture is open to the public.

For more information, please view the Henry and Sylvia Wong Forum in Medicine flyer.

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