Liberia Medical Students Association convenes maiden edition of the Liberia Health Education and Research Conference
The Liberia Medical Students Association (LMSA), with support from the USAID-funded BRIDGE-U: Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia Project, convenes the maiden edition of the Liberia Health Education and Research Conference (LHERC).
The Liberia Health Education & Research Conference (LHERC) is a four-day scientific research conference that brings together one hundred emerging health professionals and professionals across Liberia’s Health Sector. The Conference takes place at the University of Liberia’s College of Health Sciences in Congo Town, outside Monrovia from December 7-10, 2022.
The Conference aims to promote an inter-professional approach to contemporize healthcare education through research skills development among these individuals.
Therefore, the teaching sessions will focus on the significance of Research and interprofessional approach in advancing the health sector.
The Vision is to advance solutions for the improvement of healthcare education, develop the culture of innovation and Research among emerging healthcare professionals, and establish and maintain a robust network of emerging interprofessional health practitioners, endowed by their passion and commitment to serve humanity. The conference objectives include the following: To make evidence-based practice and research skills development an integral part of health education in Liberia and beyond; To Establish a physical network of emerging healthcare professionals for the purpose of collaboration in tackling various health challenges; To build a team of motivated healthcare volunteers that shall partner in raising the standard of healthcare and health education in Liberia and beyond; ² To launch an interprofessional network of emerging healthcare professionals driven by innovation, evidence-based approaches, and intentional actions to improve healthcare. At the end of the Conference, the following are expected: ² At least two of the four research projects to be presented by participants receive funding for implementation; ² Participants gain more knowledge of Research and share new ideas and best practices relative to health education and research skills development ² Participants establish new contacts and stay connected with colleagues and stakeholders in the area of health & Research; ² Participants utilize the network of advanced researchers, as well as established senior professionals and scholars they will meet at the Conference in their strive to advance their skills and knowledge about Research; ² Participants develop the attitude of thinking globally but acting locally to improve their communities.