Competency-based Curriculum and Faculty Development for CPD in Surgery Worldwide

Date:                    Sunday 25th August

Half Day:              0930-1230

Level:                    Introductory/Intermediate


  1. Mike Cunningham, AO Foundation - AO Education Institute, Switzerland
  2. Miriam Uhlmann, AO Foundation - AO Education Institute, Switzerland
  3. Jane Thorley Wiedler, AO Foundation - AO Education Institute, Switzerland
  4. Kokeb Abebe, AO Foundation - AO Education Institute, Switzerland
  5. Tatjana Topalovic, AO Foundation - AO Education Institute, Switzerland

Summary of theme and why it is important:  Backward planning is the key process for building competency-based education for continuing professional development (CPD) based on patient problems and the performance gaps of surgeons and healthcare professionals. AO Foundation has developed a framework for quality education that consists of 4 areas (circles) based on competencies: curriculum, assessment and evaluation, faculty development, and resources. We have applied this framework in more than 20 international curricula in orthopedic, spine, neuro, CMF, and veterinary surgery. This workshop enables participants to role play as a taskforce member and work through a series of steps to design international education and create a faculty development plan. It will highlight how regional needs, interdisciplinary aspects, and intercultural issues must be addressed for implementation in many countries and a variety of stakeholders.

Who should participate in the Pre-Conference Workshop?  Curriculum developers, CME and CPD planners, educationalists, faculty development teams, clinicians, other stakeholders who plan education for international/global audiences, focused on surgery

What will they gain from participating?  At the end of this highly interactive and hands-on afternoon session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to apply backward planning for CPD to an international group
  • Apply the 4-circles framework for planning competency-based education
  • Recognize and integrate regional needs and interdisciplinary and intercultural aspects
  • Identify your own most urgent and complex problems in creating and implementing international (or national/regional/local) faculty development programs
  • Implement best practices among your faculty for defining needs and outcomes, and in design, implementation, and evaluation

Cost: Euros 90 (includes coffee)

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-conference Workshop participants must also register for AMEE 2019 and pay the conference fee.


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