The University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa Jo’burg 2012

The University of the Witwatersrand

So, onto our next visit to Africa, and to South Africa, Johannesburg. This conference was hosted by the University of Witwatersrand.

The biggest conference yet, with over 70 delegates and speakers from across the globe, including a telecast from Washington DC form Hugh Fitzmullin, who challenged the delegates to develop international accreditation and work together on the development of international standards.

The perspective of the conference crossed borders and continents; there were the challenges of the rural healthcare needs of Africa, the contribution to achieving the millennium goals set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the development of a specialist PA Midwife role in the Netherlands. The presentations were extraordinary, the conversation inspiring and the commitment to work together greater. South Africa did IAPAE proud; we also have to extend a huge thank you to the American International Health Alliance (AIHA), who supported this conference with travel help and organisational skills. There were exciting opportunities to visit some of the local healthcare providers, local traditional villages, the delights of Johannesburg’s Mandela Square and its wonderful restaurants and the opportunity for Safari.

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IAPAE is a global academy of Physician Associate Educators, established in the year 2008 by a dedicated group of educators and clinicians to bring together physician associates globally to develop and share best educational practices while respecting regional cultures.

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