April 20-22, 2020 │ Phoenix, Az │ Hyatt Regency Phoenix

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Transforming Health Professions Education: Social Mission, Equity, and Community


The program and events offered at the Beyond Flexner Conference provide the highest quality of education and networking opportunities for professionals committed to improve health care for those impacted by social determinants.

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BF 2020 is interested in community partnerships that promote social mission; disrupters on issues such as cost of care, cost of drugs, racism, refugees, opioids, pay scale, rural; global issues, programs and community engagement.



BF 2020 is honored to welcome Keynote speakers from Harvard University and AARP as well as A.T. Still University and Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University as cohosts for the 2020 conference.

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Early tuition discounts will be available for a limited time. Beyond Flexner Conference registration includes a comprehensive curriculum, social events, meals and course materials including online access to lecture slides.



Beyond Flexner is a national movement, focused on health equity and training health professionals as agents of more equitable health care. This movement takes us beyond centuries-old conventions in health professional education to train providers prepared to build a system that is not only better, but fairer. The broad themes of social mission include social determinants of health, community engagement, disparity reduction, diversity promotion and value-based health care.

Interprofessional education and practice are essential components of a transformed health system. The 2020 Beyond Flexner Conference offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the movement and how to integrate social mission into your profession and practice. Beyond Flexner is honored to welcome A.T. Still University and Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University as cohosts for the 2020 conference. Join us April 20-22, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ for a conference experience that will be immensely informative, deeply fulfilling and enjoyable.


Beyond Flexner 2020 Themes

  1. Championing Equity: programs that teach, model, measure, promote and reward health equity
  2. Diversity Now in Health Professions Education: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, culture, nationality, religion, and socioeconomic status among others and intersections of those identities
  3. Innovations in Learning Integration: interprofessional education, integrated primary care, oral health, behavioral health, community integration and empowerment, social determinants of health, and health law among others
  4. Moving to the Quadruple Aim - patient experience, population health, healthcare costs, and provider well-being in the context of social mission
  5. Fixing the Framework: admissions, accreditation, post-graduate education, certification, hidden curriculum, payments, state and federal policies

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