Moving the Dial on Social Mission:
Ensuring Health Professions Education Meets the Challenges of Today.


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.


DEADLINE EXTENDED! SUBMISSIONS DUE 11:59 PM ET, DECEMBER 3, 2021. The Beyond Flexner 2022 Conference provides health professions leaders, practitioners, educators, trainees, and community partners committed to the fight for a more just equitable healthcare system an outstanding opportunity to present their work, network, advocate, and learn. This conference aims to inspire and empower attendees to enhance health equity within their institutions and communities.


BF 2022 is honored to welcome Keynote speakers who are nationally recognized social mission experts, along with A.T. Still University and Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University as co-hosts for the 2022 conference.


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.


The Beyond Flexner Alliance is now accepting nominations for the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards for Excellence in Social Mission at the 2022 Conference. The purpose of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards is to recognize outstanding leadership in promoting social mission in health professions education. Social mission is defined as activities or initiatives that teach, model, or improve community engagement, diversity, disparities reduction, value-based care, or engagement with the social determinants of health. Social mission enhancement means making programs not only better, but fairer.

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.

2022 Conference Co-Hosts

Learn More About The Beyond Flexner Movement


Daniel E. Dawes, JD

Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute Morehouse School of Medicine – View Bio


Associate Provost, Social Mission & Academic Excellence Chamberlain University – View Bio

Harriet A. Washington

Harriet A. Washington Award-winning Medical Writer & Editor – View Bio


Moving the Dial on Social Mission:
​Ensuring Health Professions Education Meets the Challenges of Today

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.

Accountability | Policy | Community Outcomes

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.