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Shanghai 2017

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, will be held from April 5-7, 2017 at the historic Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund in Shanghai, PRC.

Innovative Strategies for Developing the Future Healthcare Workforce will cover key healthcare issues with a focus on China:

  • Developing a modern workforce to address the growing need of a burgeoning and aging population with 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 internationally.

The program includes Professor XU Jianguang (President, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Dr. ZHANG Junhua (Deputy Director-General, Human Resource Development Center, National Health and Family Planning Commission), who together with Professor KE Yang (Executive Vice President, Peking University) will lead the debate on workforce priorities for China. Health professions faculty from leading colleges will review the implications of these priorities on training and education, and faculty from Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong will explain how workforce strategy has been shaped in those regions.

Dr. Lois Nora (CEO, American Board of Medical Specialties) will head a panel discussion on the impact of standardized training, while Professor LIU Yuanli’s (Dean, Peking Union School of Public Health) panel will talk about the role of global health in restoring the balance in curative services.

The final day covers specific healthcare innovations – Professor CAI John (Director Of Center for Health Management and Policy, China Europe International Business School), will introduce a series of innovative programs aimed at improving medicine that may also have national implications for health systems.

All participants at IGHPE events are part of the discussion with and are encouraged to contribute as moderators, speakers, panellists and active audience members on any given topic. Events enable participants and speakers to meet, connect and socialize so that ideas can be shared both formally and informally.

Event proceedings also provide opportunities for participants’ ideas to be published in the form of videos, podcasts, articles and blogs. All of these materials are accessible free of charge globally via the IGHPE website and associated digital channels.

Due to limited capacity, participation at IGHPE 2017 is by invitation only. Further information about IGHPE 2017 can be obtained from