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

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


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

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 2022 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 2022 conference. Join us March 28-30, 2022, in Phoenix, AZ for a conference experience that will be immensely informative, deeply fulfilling and enjoyable.

Beyond Flexner 2022 Themes


  1. Centering Health Professions Education in Community: improving outcomes in the communities we serve through mission, recruitment, educational curriculum, clinical service, and research.
  2. Addressing Racism in Healthcare and Health Professions Education: addressing structural racism and privilege to advance equity, inclusion, and belonging in health professions education.
  3. Engaging with the Global Community: bidirectional engagement to share lessons learned and develop initiatives to address global health equity and social justice, particularly for those impacted by the sequela of COVID-19.
  4. Creating Accountability: advancing measurements, data, research, competencies, funding, and standards to achieve meaningful change. 
  5. Engaging in Policy: identifying and advocating for policies to advance social mission, and translating those policies into practice.