Friday, 09 July 2021

CPUT successfully hosts SAAHE Virtual Conference

HOSTS; The SAAHE Virtual Conference was hosted by CPUT HOSTS; The SAAHE Virtual Conference was hosted by CPUT

CPUT was the host institution of the recent Southern African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) Virtual Conference.

The conference brought together health professions education experts and participants, who provided fresh perspectives and inspiration to enable a deeper understanding of the current agile higher education landscape.

The main aims were, firstly, to unpack conversations about learning, research, skills, simulation, and assessment. Secondly, it was to welcome the first SAAHE Student Task Force, who assisted with the smooth running of the conference, as well as showcasing undergraduate research in the various fields of Health Professions Education.

Dr Lizel Hudson, Coordinator: Work-integrated Learning and Language in the Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences, served as the chairperson of the local organising committee. Three other staff members, Chantall Julius (Nursing),  Heidi Thomas and Dr Kathleen Naidoo (both from Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences) presented at the conference, while Prof Tandi Matsha, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences opened the conference.

Naidoo was awarded the best poster prize.

Written by Ilse Fredericks