Convergence2022!

Announcing Convergence2022 – The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s 3rd Annual Education Conference.

We are thrilled to announce the dates and themes for this year’s annual Convergence conference. Building on our learnings from the last two conferences, and in recognition of our unique public health and sociocultural climate, and the changing landscape of our workforce, our theme this year is Courageous Conversations for the Future of Health Professions Education.

This year’s conference will be held from February 23rd – 25th, 2022, inclusive. We invite you to join us for a multi-day conference, focusing on three main tracks:
Track 1: The Future of Work
Track 2: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility in Education
Track 3: New and Emergent Practice

The Convergence Conference recognizes the important integration of care, research, and education as a means to create new knowledge, and build skills and capabilities that benefit patients, families, clinicians, researchers, educators and learners. We welcome all who wish to learn and share their unique stories and experiences.

Our hope this year is to enable exciting opportunities for networking, learning, co-creation, and to facilitate a space for courageous conversations about our practice as educators, researchers and as learners.

Michener is planning for an online/virtual conference to avoid any risk of cancellation due to COVID-19, or risk to inclusion given any possible travel restrictions. We hope that you can join us for all, or at least part, of this exciting event. Our calls for proposals will be sent out soon and registration opens in November 2021.

We look forward to seeing you at Convergence2022! Please email convergence@michener.ca for inquiries.

Interested in submitting a Proposal? Please visit call for proposals for further information. Deadline has been extended to Oct 29th, 2021

Convergence2022 Full program Coming Soon!

Who Should Come to Convergence 2022?

Convergence is an opportunity for our partners in health care to come together in a shared space to explore teaching and learning! This conference is intended for:

  • Educators
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Health Care Providers
  • Researchers
  • Leaders/Administrators
  • Learners

Summary of Convergence2021

Convergence2021 was The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s 2nd Education Conference.

On February 9-10th, 2021 we held Convergence2021. The theme of last year’s Education Conference was The New Normal: Learning from disruptions in healthcare education revolved around how our educational environments (teaching and learning ecosystem) had changed due to disruptions in our Environment.  During our time together we explored 3 different streams.

  1. Systems and Institutions
  2. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility
  3. Virtual Learning Environment

Convergence2021 highlighted the amazing work that was happening in our healthcare ecosystem through a dynamic and interactive collection of workshops, sessions, exhibition and panel discussion.

Through this diverse range of experiences, participants:

  • Explored best practices, new principles and new technology in healthcare education
  • Acquired practical skills for enhancing teaching and learning excellence
  • Articulated lifelong learning needs to meet demands of future health care systems

Organizing Committee:


Jennifer Levine
Jane Mattson
Juanita Richardson
Mohammad Salhia
Jill Krupa
Jiahui Wong
Dalia Al-Mouaswas


Samara Gravesande
Kim Hussey
Patti Leake
Lisa McQueen
Nancy McNaughton
Kristian Pedersen
Adam Pereira