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Mon Sep 19 2011

Confs: Applied Linguistics/Sweden

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        1.     Randi Myhre , Connecting Competence - Professional Integration

Message 1: Connecting Competence - Professional Integration
Date: 16-Sep-2011
From: Randi Myhre <randi.myhreimmi.se>
Subject: Connecting Competence - Professional Integration
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Connecting Competence - Professional Integration

Date: 24-Oct-2011 - 24-Oct-2011
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact: Randi Myhre
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Professional integration is a challenge for language-discordant professionals and their colleagues. The one-day conference presents examples of good practice from different professional perspectives. A parallel seminar on the findings of a European Life Long Learning project focuses on integration for health care professionals.

The conference theme is Professional Integration and Communication and addresses the problem of mobile language discordant professionals and more specifically looks at the tools that can be applied to enhance their integration in the new professional environment. Conference participants are expected to exchange ideas for how to provide effective support for this target group.

The seminar Integration for Health Care Professionals - The Case of
Professional Communication looks at the linguistic challenges medical professionals face. The conference provides a forum for linguistics in contact with language-discordant professionals and hopes to create support networks on the basis of good practice.

Connecting Competence
Solutions for Professional Integration

-Welcome
-Keynote (Erik Ullenhag, Swedish Minister for Integration)
-Professions with a shortage of trained people in the future (Sophia Ahlstam, Swedish Public Employment Service Gothenburg)
-Examples of good practice:
Required initiatives for immigrant academics & socio-economic effects (Josefin Claesson, Jusek Stockholm)
-The shortest way for academics - Project Foreign Academics (Alexander Oskarsson, Västra Götaland County Administrative Board)
-Medics on the Move - Communication support for mobile medical professionals
(Kris Van de Poel, Antwerp University)
-Coffee break with group discussions: Providing more efficient and joint support for foreign academics?

Parallel Sessions:
1.
-Feedback from group discussions
-The public library - a resource for integration in practice (Ingrid Atlestam, Immigrant Institute)
-Social networks - Professional mentors in Rotary (Dick Netterlid)
2.
Seminar: Integration for Health Care Professionals
-How well do foreign doctors integrate: their perspectives and that of their colleagues (Kris Van de Poel, University of Antwerp, Belgium)
-The role of cultural mediators in integration in hospitals (Elena Tomassini, University of Bologna, Italy)
-How language materials help doctors and nurses integrate (Ulrike Schrimpf, Charité International Academy, Germany)
-Perceived professional satisfaction and social networks: the case of mobile medics (Donata Lisaite, University of Antwerp, Belgium)
-Diversity management policies in companies: How important is it to manage diversity (Kylene De Angelis, Training 2000, Italy)

Keynote:
The long journey (Theodor Kallifatides, Greek-Swedish author)
17:00 Closing

Venue: Scandic Crown Hotel, Polhemsplatsen 3, Gothenburg, Sweden
Time: 12:00-17:00 Monday 24 October 2011
Registration: by e-mail to randi.myhreimmi.se before 18 October 2011
NO registration fee.



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