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Better than AI: Reshaping Medical Education
Better than AI: Reshaping Medical Education
Time is TBD
Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center,
No. 125, Lide Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112
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Join us Spring 2024 for our Better than AI: Shaping the Future of Medical Education Symposium. This year's conference will feature dynamic speakers from the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, University of Texas at Austin, Duke University, and Stanford University. They will discuss how to teach and train the next generation of medical students and clinical workforce on the core skills needed to practice medicine effectively and efficiently.


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Special Advisor on Health Policy to President Obama  
Diane v.S. Levy & Robert M. Levy
University Professor
Vice Provost for Global Initiatives
Chair, Department of Medical Ethics
and Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania

Ezekiel J. Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Special Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Dr. Emanuel was the founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and held that position until August of 2011. Until January 2011, he served as a Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council. He is a breast oncologist and author.


Director Emeritus, RAND Health 
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Health Services, UCLA

Robert H. Brook holds the Distinguished Chair in Health Care Services at the RAND Corporation, where he previously served for 19 years as vice president and director of RAND Health. He is also a senior principal physician policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and professor emeritus of Medicine and Health Services at UCLA. He led the Health and Quality Group on the $80M Health Insurance Experiment and was co-principal investigator on the Health Services Utilization Study. He was the co-principal investigator on the only national study that has investigated, at a clinical level, how Medicare's prospective payment system affected the quality and outcome of acute hospital care. He was also the co-principal investigator on a joint activity of 12 academic medical centers, the American Medical Association, and RAND, the purpose of which was to develop appropriateness criteria and parameters for the use of procedures.



Dean, Dell Medical School
Vice President for Medical Affairs
Frank and Charmaine Denius Distinguished Dean's Chair in Medical Leadership
University of Texas at Austin

Since March 2014, Clay Johnston has served as the inaugural dean of Dell Medical School and as vice president for medical affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. His vision is to create a new model for academic medicine that accelerates innovation to improve health and reduce inefficiencies in health care. That includes building a vital, inclusive health ecosystem to support new and innovative approaches to education, care, research and community impact — all with a focus on measurably improving health in Austin as a model for the nation. He is also a neurologist, specializing in stroke care and research.


David C. Sabiston, Jr. Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine

Allan Kirk is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Duke University's School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief for Duke University Health System. He is the David C. Sabiston Jr. Professor of Surgery and a professor of immunology and pediatrics. He is also the Editor-in-Chief for the American Journal of Transplantation. As an internationally recognized surgical scientist and authority on transplant immunology, Kirk has focused his research on the development and implementation of new immunomodulatory strategies for transplantation and other conditions. Dr. Kirk served in the US Navy as a transplant surgeon and Chief of Transplant Research for the Armed Services Transplant Service in Washington DC, rising to the rank of Commander. He then worked at the National Institutes of Health as Chief of the NIH Transplantation Branch and subsequently as Vice Chair for Surgical Research at Emory University before his appointment at Duke University.



Given the current advances and trajectory of medical innovations, this symposium will focus on how to teach and train the next generation of medical students and clinical workforce on the core skills needed to practice medicine effectively and efficiently. This multidisciplinary conference will help health leaders from multiple sectors and professions ignite creative thinking around the future of medicine and medical education. The symposium will ignite creative thinking and activate partnerships to drive advancements in the Asia-Pacific region.


The Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center is hosting this two-day symposium with support from the China Medical Board (started in 1914 as the second major program of the Rockefeller Foundation to support China and other Asian nations) and the Andrew T. Huang Medical Education Promotion Fund.

This two-day event looks to strengthen education & training of the healthcare workforce, increase partnerships across the Asia-Pacific region, explore ways to enhance the quality of medical education, and advance training to meet the needs of changing demographics and a new generation of healthcare workers. We invite you to join many of your peers at this symposium to lend your voice in shaping the future in Asia. We hope you will join us Spring 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan.


At this symposium, there will be ample opportunities to interact with the keynote speakers. We've built in panel discussions and breakout sessions that will allow our audience members ask questions, engage with the keynotes, and network with one another. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to forge these relationships at this year's symposium!


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Details Pending for Spring 2024

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