1st International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions 
Conference Hosts

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto St. Michael's Hospital McGill Faculty of Medicine McGill Faculty Development Office St. Michael's Hospital St. Michael's Hospital Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada le Collège des médecins de famille du Canada / College of Family Physicians of Canada


With the increasing complexity of academic health science centers, it is very important that health science schools address the professional development needs of their faculty members. Currently, there is no academic conference that specifically addresses the faculty development field for academic health science centers world-wide. We are hoping to fill this void with the 1st International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions.

This website will be constantly updated with program information, abstract submission criteria, etc.

Make Toronto your destination for faculty development in May 2011. We look forward to seeing you then!


Ivan Silver Yvonne Steinert

Ivan Silver MD MEd FRCPC

Vice-Dean Continuing Education and Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Conference Co-Chair

Yvonne Steinert PhD

Associate Dean, Faculty Development
Director, Centre for Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Conference Co-Chair

Date and Location

May 10-13, 2011 in Toronto, Canada

Who Should Attend?

Individuals working or with an interest in:

  • Faculty development
  • Faculty affairs
  • Teacher training
  • Career development
  • Conducting research and scholarship in faculty development


  • Bring together international faculty development leaders and educators in the health sciences
  • Share best practices and current research in faculty development
  • Build a global community of leaders in the field


  • Faculty development programs and innovations
  • Research and scholarly activity in faculty development

Important Dates

Faculty Development Definition

For purposes of this conference, faculty development is defined as the broad range of activities that institutions use to renew or assist faculty members in their multiple roles. Faculty development activities include programs to enhance teaching and education, research and scholarly activity, academic leadership and management, and faculty affairs, including faculty recruitment, advancement, retention, and vitality. The intent of these activities is to assist faculty members in their roles as teachers, educators, leaders, administrators and researchers.

This conference is being organized by:

  1. Centre for Faculty Development in the Li Ka Shing International Education Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, a joint program with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  2. Centre for Medical Education and Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University