The International Conference on Health Professions Education (ICHPE) is one of the premier conferences in the field of Medical Education, hosted in Pakistan by the University of Lahore (UOL). In August 2014, the first ICHPE conference was held in Lahore, the theme of the conference was “Health Professions Education: The Change Imperative”.
The second ICHPE conference was held after a hiatus of four years, under the theme “Emerging Trends in 21st Century” and was heralded as one of the best Medical Education conferences of that year in Pakistan. The following year the third ICHPE conference was hosted by UOL. The theme of the conference was: “Student-Centered Education: Missing Piece in the Preceptor’s Belief ” and for the second year in a row the conference garnered unbounded praise and appreciation, not just in Pakistan but also from the international participants as well
The fourth ICHPE was hosted by UCMD on 22nd October 2020, in collaboration with the University of Lahore, and the Society of Medical Educationists (SOME). The conference was supported by IFMSA and AMEE. This year due to the coronavirus pandemic the conference was held virtually. The main conference day was preceded by two pre-conference days, on 17th October and 21st October 2020. A total of 15 pre-conference workshops were facilitated by national and international speakers
The main conference day was a highly attended event with 1000 conference attendees joining through the main Zoom link while countless others watched the sessions live on Facebook. The conference was also streamed live in the Medical Colleges across Pakistan.
The conference hosted 12 international speakers and 14 national speakers who took part in conference proceedings. The rich scientific program included 2 plenary sessions, 2 symposia, and panel discussions.
The University of Lahore is organizing its 5th ICHPE on 2nd & 3rd Nov-2021. This year the theme of the conference is “TechMed: Changing the landscape of Medical Education through technology Enhanced Learning”