About
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CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

iCON – “Innovations in Health Professions” Education is an annual National Level Conference organized by the Medical Education Unit, AVMC, and Puducherry. In its third edition, iCON 2023, aims to explore transformation of Health Professions educators towards the demands of 21st century learning through superskilling framework. The Conference will feature Interactive sessions, Hands – on workshops, Conesus Building and opinion sharing by Education technology thought leaders and Key opinion Makers in the field of the health professions education. The participants also get to benefit immediately from the experience sharing and networking opportunities.

ABOUT THE THEME

Assessment in health professions education serves multiple purposes, including academic certification, quality assurance, facilitating student learning, fostering lifelong self-regulated learning, and ensuring employability). To achieve these goals, we must assess our students holistically, providing them with opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in realistic and meaningful contexts.

Authentic Assessment involves designing assignments that immerse students in challenging scenarios or roles akin to what they would face in their professional lives. These tasks require them to apply their skills and knowledge to meet professional standards. The emphasis lies in application and real-world experiences, similar to professional practice opportunities. By confronting complex and ambiguous real-life tasks, students ability to understand and synthesize relevant information, drawing upon their skills and personal experiences to devise solutions, is put to the test.

Incorporating such tasks into course learning activities and high-stakes exams fosters more thoughtful learning among students. When students can find purpose in their assignments and take ownership of their learning, they can demonstrate their true capabilities and knowledge. Authentic assessments are often more engaging, interesting, and motivating for students due to their relevance, while also cultivating lifelong learners equipped with employability skills. As educators, we can leverage assessments to scaffold and nurture our students, checking their understanding and providing feedback for improvement.

WHY ATTEND?

• Explore what’s new in the field.
• Theme of current relevance
• Resource person of repute from International, national and local faculty.
• Opportunity to share experiences & network.

WHO SHALL ATTEND?

• Faculty of Medical, Dental, Nursing and other allied health profession’s education
• Members of Medical / Health Professions’  Education / faculty developments units.
• Administrators involved in higher education

KEY HIGHLIGHTS / USP OF THE PROGRAM