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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Wolfson Guest Lecture - 'Inter-professional education: How does it benefit patients?' by Professor Karen Mann

4th November 2014, 12:30 to 14:30, F009 Wolfson Seminar Room, Dr Karen Mann

The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing is delighted to welcome Professor Karen Mann to deliver a guest lecture titled 'Inter-professional education: How does it benefit patients?'

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There are continued calls internationally for a health care workforce that is prepared to deliver health care in collaborative teams. For health professions educators, this has resulted in the imperative to develop and implement interprofessional learning (IPL) experiences and educational programs that will enable our graduates to achieve the required competencies. Evaluations of interprofessional education have explored benefits to learners , effects on health care etc. But what are the benefits to patients collaborative care? In this seminar, we’ll explore what research tells us about these advantages, along with questions that still remain.


Dr. Mann joined Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine in 1986, serving as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Student Affairs from 1990-1998( 2001, 2008). Currently, she is Professor Emeritus in the Division of Medical Education, where she was founding Director (1995-2006). She also is Chair in Medical Education at Manchester Medical School, University of Manchester, UK. Karen is involved in teaching, research and development and writing across the medical education continuum. Involvements have included development of a medical education elective for residents in Royal College and College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) programs, and, together with Mount Saint Vincent University, a Master’s program in Medical Education for residents, faculty and staff in medicine, dentistry and the health professions. With colleagues, Tim Dornan, John Spencer, and Albert Scherpbier, she was a co-editor on a textbook of medical education : Medical Education: Theory and Practice. She was PI on a 3 year Health Canada study in inter-professional education. Current research interests are in self-assessment and feedback and reflection. She serves on the editorial boards of Academic Medicine, Medical Education, the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, Perspectives in Medical Education and the Canadian Journal of Medical Education. Karen served as Chair of the Group on Educational Affairs of the AAMC, and as President of the Canadian Association for Medical Education; she received the CAME award for Distinguished Contributions to Medical Education in 1996, a Dalhousie Instructional Leadership award in 2000, and the 2005 Award for Medical Education Research from the Society of Academic CME. In 2007, she was awarded honorary membership in the CFPC. In 2010, she received the Merrel Flair Award for Distinguished contributions to medical education in North America, and in 2013 the Royal College’s Duncan Graham award. She is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators.