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Perspectives is an annual one day symposium hosted by Touchstone Institute in Toronto, Canada. The aim is to facilitate connections among disciplines to encourage communication and knowledge-sharing around topics in assessment and education.

Interdisciplinary and interactive, the Perspectives Symposium has been engaging industry stakeholders since 2015. The following topics have been explored through a day of professional speakers, bringing their perspectives and expertise together to discuss current and future trends.

  • 2015 Perspectives in Competency Assessment
  • 2016 Perspectives on Communication Competency
  • 2017 Perspectives on Successful Transitions for Internationally Educated Health Professionals
  • 2018 Perspectives on Assessment Validity
  • 2019 Perspectives on Professionalism
  • 2020 Perspectives on Standard Settings
  • 2021 Perspectives on Virtual Assessment - Cancelled
  • 2022 Perspectives on Virtualization
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Date and Time

February 2022, details TBC


Registration Fee


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2022 Symposium

The events of the last 18 months have compelled Touchstone Institute to reflect on exam delivery models and consider online options. A selection of exams was adapted and administered successfully and was widely accepted by both regulators and examinees. But as we continue phases of re-opening, is it better to change back, or forge ahead with virtualization? Panacea or problematic?


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