Virginia 2008

UNMDG workshop  |  Global e-health Symposium  |  Nursing doctoral student forum  |

The Core Meeting Programme  |  The Discipline Meetings  |  Summary of Annual Meeting Outcomes  |


Vice President and Provost of the University of Virginia (UVa), Dr Tim Garson, hosted the 2008 annual meeting of the U21 Health Sciences group.

More than 90 delegates from medicine and public health, dentistry, nursing, and health and rehabilitation sciences, attended this year's meeting and associated events in Charlottesville (17-19 September 2008).

Major themes for the morning multidisciplinary sessions included the pandemic of obesity, the use of technology to augment clinical care, simulation programmes and outcomes, models of e-learning, and foreign credential recognition strategies.

The various discipline groups convened separately over two afternoons. The discipline group meetings provided colleagues with an opportunity to explore specific issues and follow up on matters introduced during the multidisciplinary segment of the annual meeting. U21 Pharmacy did not attend the meeting in Charlottesville.

Associated events included a workshop on the U21 United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDG) initiative; an e-health symposium; and a nursing doctoral student forum.

Outcomes of the annual meeting and associated events include new initiatives and ongoing development of current projects.

The attendee list [PDF 16.4kB].

The following U21 universities were represented:

  • The University of Auckland
  • The University of Birmingham
  • The University of British Columbia
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Korea University
  • Lund University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Tec de Monterrey, Mexico
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Nottingham
  • The University of Queensland
  • National University of Singapore
  • The University of Virginia