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What an outstanding success! After two years of preparation by many, Rendez-Vous 2012, five world conferences in one, proved to be one of 2012’s most exciting international conference opportunities for health professional education. Hosted by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) from October 9 to 14, Rendez-Vous 2012 welcomed more than 850 delegates from nearly 50 countries and six continents, including 486 delegates from North America, 124 delegates from Africa, 100 delegates from Australia, 80 delegates from Asia, 51 delegates from Europe, and 37 delegates from South America.  This conference truly brought the world to Northern Ontario.

Rendez-Vous 2012 began with the exciting keynote presentation by Dr. Timothy Evans titled, Does Praxis make perfect? Evans, Dean at the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University and International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, discussed the long history of medical professional shortages around the world, and how global public health education must be transformed to address these shortages. In addition to Evans’ presentation, there were many notable highlights throughout the conference, including 14 plenary speakers, a student-led panel discussion, and even a special improv session (titled Lessons in Regaining Humanity through Improv Theatre) put on by NOSM’s own faculty member Dr. Bryan Macleod, to name but a few. The mix of over 400 oral presentations, poster presentations, Personally Arranged Learning Sessions (PeArLS), and interactive workshops were outstanding. Every session engaged participants in thought-provoking discussions relative to a shared commitment to the conference’s theme of “Community Participation in Education, Research, and Service.”

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