The Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) opened “The 16th National and 2nd International Health Education Forum”, which brings together the participation of more than 30 specialists from the most prominent educational and health institutions, who will share their experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through major conferences, symposia and good practices, Carolina Ortega Franco, in charge of the Education and Research Unit office, opened the forum, whose motto was “Transforming health education in complex scenarios” In the face of a health emergency, the world must adapt to new social, cultural and administrative scenarios
“IMSS strives to provide employees who are able to provide high-quality medical care, promote continuous professional improvement, and introduce new services and The best solutions to the health problems of the beneficiaries through research and innovation in the field of health“, She said.
During the opening ceremony, which took place approx, Ortega Franco reported that currently, Postgraduate programs have 21,496 students in medical residencies, nearly 12,000 undergraduate students in medicine and nursing, and a large number of health workers who have been trained in continuing education processes.
The Education and Research Unit works in three strategic axes to provide better services that directly affect the health of beneficiaries.
Ensuring the adequacy and competence of health workers in accordance with the institutional needs and the needs of the whole of Mexico; increasing quantity, but above all, quality and access to continuing professional development courses and national and international links; as well as Incorporating innovative educational strategies into training programs in health education and research.he added.
“This forum is distinguished and has two sides, The importance and urgency of adapting to the new scenarios left by the COVID-19 pandemic; And also to implement pedagogical innovation in our institutions in its current conception, which is very broad, complex and dynamic. ”
On her part, Susana Barcelo Corrales, who is responsible for human resources for the Health Training Department, highlighted The importance of working together to respond to emergencies Like that of the SARS-CoV-2 virus worldwide.
“It is appropriate to make the necessary adjustments, for this historical moment has left evidence that in this complexity, A system of care can function properly when all its members agree‘, highlighted.
in his speech, Jesus Ogino Sosa, Head of Health Education Process Development, commented that, in this hypothetical manner, the forum had a registry of more than 2,500 health professionals across the country, which would make this four-day event much more productive.
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