Community of Practice (CoP) Conference
On August 10 – August 11, 2017, the National Center for Medical Education Development and Research will hold its first Community of Practice (CoP) Conference at the Courtyard Marriott Green Hills in Nashville entitled: Curriculum and Training: Practice Transformation in the Age of Training Millennials.
The purpose of the developing and engaging a CoP is to enhance the understanding of how different populations perceive the problem, refine and ensure cultural appropriateness of proposed intervention methods and materials. CoPs also explore the effects of social and physical environments on health outcomes of vulnerable populations, and can enhance our understanding of how macro-social factors such as racial segregation, social networks, distribution of wealth, racism, and existing public policies may constrain personal health options and affect health disparities as we reach for health equity for vulnerable populations.
The conference will convene for 1 day and a half and will focus on the first year of work by faculty and staff of the National Center. The opening session will start at noon on Thursday, August 10 and will end at 5:00 pm. On Friday, the day will start at 8:00 am and will end at 4:30 pm. (Parking will be provided for local attendees) In addition to your participation, there will be 25 national experts who have been invited to provide feedback on how to include, improve, and enhance curriculum in undergraduate and graduate health professional training for vulnerable populations (LGBTQ, homeless persons, and migrant workers) using the patient-centered medical home model. You will receive regular updates about the conference from your registration.