Dr. Williams recently returned from Abu Dhabi where she attended the Ottawa Conference. This conference addresses the continuum (undergraduate, post graduate, and continuing education) of health care professions’ education and assessment. The conference focused on developments in the assessment of competence in medical students, residents, practicing doctors, and other healthcare professionals. Dr. Williams presented two workshops at the conference.
She presented the first workshop with Dr. Mary Turco and Dr. Dave Davis. Content from the first workshop was drawn from chapter 25 (Olson, C., and Williams, B. Principles of Effective Research in Continuing Professional Development in the Health Professions) of the book, Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Health Care: Better Education Better Patient Outcomes .
Turco, M. (organizer), Davis, D, and Williams, B. W. The Importance of Assessment in Promoting Effective Education Outcomes Research in Health Professions Continuing Professional Development. Workshop presented at the Ottawa Conference. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2018.
Williams, M.V (organizer) and Williams, B. W. Competency, Environmental Validity, and Capability – Developing Professional Identity: How to approach integrated assessment independent of medical setting. Workshop presented at the Ottawa Conference. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2018.