Transforming Health Professions Education:
Social Mission, Equity, and Community
Beyond Flexner 2021 Themes
Interprofessional education and practice are essential components of a transformed health system. The 2021 Beyond Flexner Conference offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the movement and how to integrate social mission into your profession and practice. Beyond Flexner is honored to welcome A.T. Still University and Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University as cohosts for the 2020 conference. Join us April 26-28, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ for a conference experience that will be immensely informative, deeply fulfilling and enjoyable.
- Championing Equity: programs that teach, model, measure, promote and reward health equity.
- Diversity now in Health Professions Education: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, culture, nationality, religion, and socioeconomic status among others and intersections of those identities.
- Innovations in Learning Integration: interprofessional education, integrated primary care, oral health, behavioral health, community integration and empowerment, social determinants of health, and health law among others.
- Moving to the Quadruple Aim: patient experience, population health, healthcare costs, and provider well-being in the context of social mission.
- Fixing the Framework: admissions, accreditation, post-graduate education, certification, hidden curriculum, payments, state and federal policies.
Here you can view events scheduled for this meeting. Note, this meeting program is simply a planning tool and the agenda has yet to be finalized. There will be a separate virtual platform that registered attendees will use to attend sessions online from April 26 - 28, 2021 and to access the session recordings. More information will be provided at a later point. Please continue to watch the BFA website and sign up for our newsletters for more information.
Registration is now open for the 2021 Beyond Flexner Virtual Conference. This year’s virtual conference is co-hosted by A.T. Still University and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Both institutions will also co-host the in-person 2022 Beyond Flexner Conference held in Phoenix, AZ.
The 2021 Beyond Flexner Virtual Conference is excited to host interprofessional expert keynote speakers focused on advancing social mission in the health workforce and in health professions education. These keynote speakers bring their expertise and unique perspective to the conference that include an overview of pipeline and distribution issues, challenges of recruitment, and how to advance social mission.
The 2021 Beyond Flexner Virtual Conference offers various types of accreditation awards for conference participants. Among the education accreditation awards offered are: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (CME), Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD), Psychology (APA), Social Work (ACE), interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE), and Dental (ADA CERP). More information can be found on our Continuing Education Accreditation Award page.
At the 2021 Beyond Flexner Virtual Conference, attendees have the opportunity to donate money that will be used to support Corbin's Legacy in the form of grocery store gift cards to help feed local children. You may donate money now to make this event possible. Learn more about Corbin's Legacy Community Project.
Beyond Flexner Alliance, A.T. Still University, and Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing would like to thank and acknowledge the generous contributions made by our sponsors and supporters for the 2021 Beyond Flexner Virtual Conference.
COVID-19 and the racial equity movement have increased the urgency for social mission in health professions education – to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in education, to produce graduates to care for our highest-need communities, and to train future health equity and social justice leaders. While the in-person conference has been a critical part of advancing the social mission, we also recognize the realities of COVID-19 are making a large, in-person meeting in the Spring inconsistent with our public and community health priorities.