Assessment of health professionals and evaluation of programmes:
Best practice and future development
The competence of healthcare professionals and the need to ensure that training programmes are fit for purpose has never been more important.
Ottawa 2020 provides the opportunity for all involved in the assessment of competence of medical and healthcare personnel from around the world to come together to discuss the current status and future directions.
Keynote speakers will challenge the audience and stimulate new ways of thinking about assessment and evaluation. The continuum of education will be addressed in medicine, dentistry, nursing and the other healthcare professions, from undergraduate through postgraduate/specialist training to the often neglected area of continuing professional development.
Participants from around the world are invited to submit abstracts relating to their work, for presentation in symposia, oral and poster presentations, and workshops.
The important work on consensus statements and recommendations as to best practice in the area of assessment of competence which was started in 2010 will be continued, with the aim of disseminating information about state-of-the-art practice.