Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together: 2015 Symposium

In May of 2015 we held a symposiumincluding representatives from the 26 research teams selected for the 2013-2015 cohort of “Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together”, as well as leaders in the fields of healthcare and health professions education. During the symposium:

  • Each team shared their findings, illuminated best practices, and discussed evidence gaps through a 3-5 minute dynamic presentation.
  • Teams took part in skill-based training in the use of social media, story-telling, writing for the popular press, and research design so that they can use their findings to propel change toward more humanistic healthcare systems and culture.
  • Through small group conversation, reflection exercises and planning for future work, a community of practice was established. An online communication mechanism has been established so that the group can continue to interact, nurturing new cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations.
Diego Reneiro presents his work at the 2015 symposium

Diego Reneiro presents his work at the 2015 symposium

Most of the manuscripts from the “Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together” project are under consideration or have been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and several will form the basis for a thematic issue in the journal Medical Education.

See agenda, abstracts and participant bios for the 2015 symposium.