Innovative Strategies for Developing the Future Healthcare Workforce
APRIL 5-7, 2017 | Shanghai, China
The IGHPE 2017 Third Annual Conference: Innovative Strategies for Developing the Future Healthcare Workforce, was held at the historic Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund in Shanghai, PRC.
The conference addressed key healthcare issues with a focus on China and was structured around four key themes:
- Developing a modern workforce to address the needs of a growing and aging population with special focus on chronic, non-communicable diseases
- The need for primary care in both rural and urban settings as well as the need for team-based provision of care
- The need to standardize education and training at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing professional development levels
- To highlight innovations in both education and healthcare delivery locally, regionally, and
The conference was attended by senior healthcare and education executives from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, and Peking University, among many other key institutions from China and the wider world. Health professions faculty from leading colleges reviewed the implications of these priorities for training and education, and faculty from Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong explained how workforce strategy has been shaped in those regions.
Delegates also discussed the role of global health in restoring the balance in curative services, and explored a wide variety of specific healthcare innovations with the potential to transform health outcomes.
Speakers at the IGHPE Annual Conference 2017 in Shanghai, PRC, included:
- Professor Xu Jianguang, President, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
- Zhang Junhua, Deputy Director-General, Human Resource Development Center, National Health and Family Planning Commission, China
- Professor KeYang, Executive Vice President, Peking University, China
- Lois Nora, CEO, American Board of Medical Specialties, USA
- Professor Liu Yuanli, Dean, Peking Union School of Public Health, China
- Professor John Cai, Director ofthe Center for Health Management and Policy, China Europe International Business School, China