It is our pleasure to welcome you to attend the first QS Subject Focus Summit on Medicine to be held at Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from Oct. 16th to 18th, 2017. This Summit is jointly organised by QS Asia and KMU, the first private medical college in Taiwan since 1954.
This year, KMU is celebrating her 63rd anniversary and her hospital’s 60th anniversary. The Summit starts on October 16th, which is also KMU’s birthday. It is therefore our greatest pleasure to invite all of you to celebrate this significant day with us.
We believe that medicine has the mission to improve well-being of human beings. KMU had relentlessly devoted herself to fostering visionary health providers and leaders through education and trainings, and placed great value on excellence, integrity, service, social justice, and inter-professional collaboration. We have spared no efforts in carrying out social accountability, and so far, we have had a significant number of alumni awarded Medical Contribution Award in Taiwan. Nowadays medical schools and teaching hospitals have pressing needs to pursue excellence in research, education, and patient care. Situating in an era of economic instability, changes in doctor-patient relationship, and rapid advances in medical technologies, academic leaders face tremendous challenges. In order to address these challenges, the committee has identified three conference themes:
Track 1: Balancing Research, Training and Patient Care
Track 2: The Medical Curriculum of the 21st Century
Track 3: Reimaging the Academic Medical Career
By bringing together medical education leaders and thought leaders around these themes, the Summit provides a platform for sharing new ideas and best practices, as well as a unique opportunity for networking and dialogue. The aim of the Summit is to foster a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing medical education and to begin articulating a practical vision for moving medical education forward.
Look forward to meeting you at Kaohsiung Medical University in October 2017.
Prof. Ching-Kuan Liu
Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU)