That’s a wrap for Convergence2020!

Stay tuned for more information on Convergence 2021!

Summary of Converence2020

Convergence2020 was The Michener Institute of Education at UHN’s Inaugural Education Conference. The convergence of care, research and education allows us to create new knowledge and skills that benefit our patients, families, clinicians and learners. On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Convergence2020 highlighted the amazing work of our education portfolios across UHN through a dynamic and interactive collection of workshops, sessions, exhibition and debates.

The success of TeamUHN is due to the dedication of our staff, physicians, researchers, patients, educators, learners and volunteers. We work together to build connections between education and care across our many campuses and programs. As a global leader in health professions education, it is time to celebrate TeamUHN’s achievements in teaching and learning. The theme for this year was, therefore, Building Bridges: Teaching and Learning for a Healthier World.

Through this diverse range of experiences, participants:

  • Gained a better understanding of education opportunities offered at UHN
  • 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

We hope Convergence2020 inspired you to continue your lifelong learning journey. We have identified streams of learning, around which our conference program has been built.

There are five streams to our education conference. From right to left they include, champion a culture of learning and teaching. Drive convergence of education, care and research. Translate emerging technologies into innovative teaching. Push the boundaries of healthcare education and last but not least, be a system incubator and solution hub.

Streams of Learning at Convergence2020


The theme of this year’s Education Conference was Building Bridges: Teaching and Learning for a Healthier World with sessions that focus on five streams:

1. Champion a Culture of Learning and Teaching

How are you using the latest in teaching and learning science to drive continual individual and interprofessional learning for compassionate care?

2. Drive the Convergence of Education, Care and Research

How are you connecting research, care and education to create innovative educational strategies for outstanding care?

3. Push the Boundaries of Healthcare Education

How are you using new technologies, digital learning environments and data science to inform teaching, learning and education research? What does a seamless digital learning environment look like to you?

4. Translate Emerging Technology into Innovative Teaching

How can you anticipate evolving health system needs to produce the healthcare providers of tomorrow? How can you re-imagine learning and education in a rapidly changing system?

5. Be a System Incubator and Solution Hub

How do you leverage our current strengths in education, research and compassionate care to develop solutions for system challenges? How can you design and deliver socially accountable education?

Who Should Come to Convergence2021?

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 and administrators interested in, or leading, health professions education
  • Learners

Organizing Committee:

Jennifer Levine, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Jane Mattson, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Mohammad Salhia, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Tanya Veigas, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Megan Marshall, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Michelle Morgan, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Dalia Al-Mouaswas, University Health Network
Jill Krupa, University Health Network
Samara Gravesande, University Health Network
Tracie Burke, University Health Network
Tracy Paulenko, University Health Network
Adam Pereira, University Health Network