Seoul 2011

|  UNMDG workshop  |  Nursing doctoral student forum  |

The Core Meeting Programme  |  The Discipline Meetings  |


“International Collaboration on Educational Program of Medicine and Health Sciences within the U21 Health Sciences Group” was the main theme of the 11th Health Sciences Group annual meeting, which took place in Korea University from 25 to 30 September 2011. Korea University Dean of Medicine, Professor Sung Ock Suh and his wonderful team, did the group proud with amazing organisation and beautiful locations. The event benefited from a great attendance with the participation of 150 faculty members and students from sixteen U21 universities. The unique interprofessional nature of the group had pride of place with a representation of six disciplines: dentistry, health and rehabilitation sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health.

The main U21 HS annual meeting spread over three days from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 September. Two mornings were dedicated to interdisciplinary sessions with keynote speakers who addressed topics on:  global standard of medical education and accreditation; international student collaborative programs; principles and training for the participation in clinical trials; the relation between research and teaching; the humanities in medicine and health sciences. Over two afternoons on Wednesday and Thursday, members divided into discipline groups to discuss ongoing projects and initiatives. A major focus was placed on defining and elaborating concrete projects able to deliver tangible outcomes in the coming years.

Prior to the main meeting, events started with the now well-established United Nations Millennium Development Goals workshop (UNMDG workshop) that ran over two and a half days from 25 to 27 September. Participants to the UNMDG initiative highlighted the numerous activities carried out in 2011, in the form of workshops in U21 universities and sessions during international conferences to use U21 UNMDG cases with interprofessional groups of students. Also prior to the main meeting, Korea University hosted the fifth U21 Nursing Doctoral Student Forum, a one and a half day workshop to share research progress and stimulate dialogue between nursing doctoral students and nursing faculty around the U21 network.

The attendee list [PDF 309kB]

The following U21 universities were represented:

  • The University of Amsterdam
  • The University of Auckland
  • The University of Birmingham
  • The University of British Columbia
  • The University of Connecticut
  • University College Dublin
  • Fudan University
  • Hong Kong University
  • Korea University
  • Lund University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • The University of Nottingham
  • The University of Queensland
  • National University of Singapore
  • The University of Virginia