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Inaugural APC-PBL and PAP-PHS Joint Conference on PBL

Date: October 27, 2010

Reorganizer, Secretariat, Clerk, Cher Meng-Ting Yin
Editor, Center for Faculty Development, Director David C.Y. Kwan


The purpose of this post-conference (Inaugural APC-PBL and PAP-PHS Joint Conference on PBL) PBL workshop is to provide participants a different dimension of the application of PBL in health-related disciplines.  The co-organizers of this satellite post conference workshop are China Medical University (CMU) and Chung Shan Medical University (CSMU), both being located in Taichung City.  About half of century ago, CMU started its establishment in Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy, whereas CSMU established itself as a College in Dentistry.  Both CMU and CSMU have adopted PBL in healthcare education, including Medicine and Nursing during the past decade.  In support of the themes embodied in the main conference, CMU and CSMU co-organize a post conference satellite workshop in the promotion of the use of PBL in the education of Chinese Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, which form the historical basis of their professional specialty.  Different from the pre-conference workshops which place emphasis on the logistics of the knowhow and mechanics in the PBL methodology, the post conference workshop aims to provide some administrative insights of the implementation of PBL in the defined disciplines via sharing of experiences, including success, satisfaction, frustrations and problems.

For the past few days, the First Joint Asia Pacific PBL conference has been successfully held in Fu-Jen University, Taipei.  It was a cooperation between the Asia Pacific Association of PBL in Health Sciences and the Asia Pacific conference on PBL.

PBL has been a revolutionary concept originally developed for medical education at McMaster University in Canada in the mid 1960.  More than 60% of the medical schools in the US are adopting PBL in various forms.  In Asia Pacific rim, PBL has a history of about 12 years.  About 80% of the 80 medical schools in Japan and 75 medical schools in Indonesia are using PBL, Medical school and Dental schools of the University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore have also used PBL for more than 10 years.  In Taiwan, PBL started in the late 1990s and China Medical University has been practicing PBL in medical education for 8 years.

The co-organizers of this satellite post-conference workshop are China Medical University and Chung Shan Medical University, both closely located in Taichung city.  About half of century ago, CMU started its establishment in Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy, whereas CSMU established itself as a College in Dentistry.  Both CMU and CSMU have actively adopted PBL in healthcare education, including Medicine and Nursing during the past decade.  In support of the themes embodied in the main PBL conference, this post-conference satellite workshop aims to encourage and promote the use of PBL in the education of Chinese Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, which form the historical basis of our professional specialty. 

Innovative educational concept such as PBL is by no means easy to master.  This workshop provides a platform to breakaway from the traditional disciplinary barriers and isolation so that the vast spectrum of experiences, including success, satisfaction, frustrations and problems can be freely shared. 

(Chinese Version.)

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Welcome remarks: CMU President Huang
 
Welcome remarks: CSMU President Wang
 
Workshop preface: Professor C. Y. Kwan (CMU, Taiwan)
 
Mederator: Professor M. C. Lee (CSMU, Taiwan)
Special lecture: Dr. M. Y. Sze (University of Sydney, Australia)
 
PBL in dentistry, Moderator: Professor M. Y. Chou (CSMU, Taiwan) and Professor B. J. Tai (Wuhan University, China)
 
PBL in Dentistry: Dr. Susan Bridges (University of Hong Kong)
 
PBL in Dentistry: Professor C. Huang (NYMU, Taiwan)
PBL in Dentistry: Dr. D. C. Chen (NYMU, Taiwan)
 
PBL in Dentistry: Dr. M. G. Tu (CMU, Taiwan)
 
PBL in Pharmacy & TAM: Dr. S. H. Juang (CMU, Taiwan)
 
PBL in Pharmacy & TAM: Dr. H. W. Lin (CMU, Taiwan)
PBL in Pharmacy & TAM: Professor Y. C. Su (CMU, Taiwan)
 
PBL in Pharmacy & TAM: Professor Shung-Te Kao (CMU, Taiwan)
 
PBL in Pharmacy & TAM: Professor Y. Tong (University of Hong Kong)
 
PBL in Pharmacy & TAM: Professor P. Xu (Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China)
Discussion
 
Moderator: Professor Shen Wu-Chung
 
Workshop holder: Professor F. I. Achike
 
Workshop holder: Professor Hsin-Chen Hsin  
Group photo
           

 

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