About our Conference

Since Drs. Ivan Silver (University of Toronto) and Yvonne Steinert (McGill University) started the concept of an International Faculty Development Conference, there has been 5 years of progress, a summary of which can be seen below.

Four Biannual Conferences:

  • In Toronto, together with CCME, in 2011

  • In Prague, together with AMEE, in 2013

  • In Singapore, together with APMEC, in 2015

  • In Helsinki, together with AMEE, in 2017



Conference goals have included the following:

  • To bring together international faculty development leaders and educators in the academic health sciences

  • To share best practices and current research in faculty development

  • To foster a global community of leaders in the field.


Conference themes have included:

  • Faculty development programs and innovations

  • Research and scholarly activity in FD

  • Developing individuals

  • Interprofessional and team-based learning

  • Workplace learning 

  • Affirming global connections and advancing diversity

Conference activities have included:

  • Interactive plenary sessions and panel discussions

  • Small group discussions

  • Workshops

  • Research presentations and paper sessions

  • Poster sessions

  • Networking events

We are also pleased to announce that the 5th International FACDEV Conference will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, together with ICRE, in September 2019.   Abstracts are now being accepted!

In Association with AMEE (An International Association for Medical Education)

AMEE - An International Association for Medical Education

12 Airlie Place, Dundee DD1 4HJ, UK

T: +44 1382 381953 •  E: amee@dundee.ac.uk • Scottish Charity: SC031618

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