The second annual MEPI symposium will be streamed live from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 7-9 August. The U.S. government-sponsored PEPFAR Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is a five-year initiative to support African medical education. MEPI has granted awards to 13 medical schools in 12 African countries for medical education and locally-relevant research capacity-building in Sub-Saharan Africa—by increasing the quantity, quality and retention of graduates with the training and skills most relevant the health needs of their national populations.
This meeting, by invitation only, brings together representatives from all 13 grantee institutions, regional partners, and more than 20 U.S.-based partnering institutions. For others who are interested, live streaming of the plenary sessions is available from this web page.
The live webcast from Ethiopia, will start August 7, 8 and 9 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Africa Time (3:30 p.m. EST).
Themes of the plenary panel sessions include:
• INCREASING CAPACITY: INCREASING QUANTITY & QUALITY OF STUDENTS & FACULTY
• RETENTION RETAINING GRADUATES & FACULTY WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED MOST
• REGIONALLY RELEVANT RESEARCH SUPPORTING RESEARCH AT MEDICAL SCHOOLS
WHAT IS REGIONAL RELEVANT RESEARCH?
Click for a pdf of the 2012 MEPI symposium agenda.