The Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research TWG focuses on ways to improve the teaching and learning of Health Policy and Systems Research around the world, with an emphasis on applications in low- and middle-income countries and disadvantaged populations.

If you would like to find out more about the Teaching and Learning TWG, the activities we will be involved in at the Symposium, or engage in this important area of research, why not visit us at the HSG stall in the Marketplace and join us at one of the exciting sessions listed below.

The TWG is also delighted to announce the launch of its HPSR Training Database. We will be showcasing the database at the TWG stall at the marketplace at the symposium. So please come and visit the stall to try the database out for yourself and to learn more about how you can use the database and also submit courses to be shared on the site.

Official TWG Sessions

Session Type Title Description Date & Time Location
Organized session Innovations in teaching health policy and systems research This session will take stock of the state of teaching HPSR, discussing gaps and strategic directions. Diverse innovative approaches to teaching HPSR will be explored by a panel of presenters allowing interaction and brainstorming. The TWG members will be engaged in the shaping the session, and in identifying next steps.


Friday, November 18, 08:30-10:00 Room 11
Business meeting This is the required annual business meeting of the TWG and will focus on the scope and process of the work of the TWG for the 2016-2018 year until the next Symposium.


Wednesday, November 16, 12:30 – 13:45 Room 16
Satellite session Health Policy and Systems Research Teaching and Learning “Clinic” This session is organized by the Health Systems Global (HSG) thematic working group (TWG) on Teaching and Learning Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR). The session is a “clinic” to facilitate development of teaching approaches including curricular competencies, syllabi, educational research approaches, and identify appropriate reading material and teaching tools. Tuesday, November 15, 08:00 – 12:00 Harbor Center 1430