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15. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre: Teaching and Learning – Expanding our Resources

28. - 30. April 2011, Wien, Österreich


Dear Colleagues,

It is again a special pleasure for me, for Jörg Stein, and for our hosts and co-organisers from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna to welcome you to the 15th Graz Conference on medical education. Graz was the venue of the first conference that Jörg Stein and I organized in 1995 and we met there almost every year until 2004. Starting in 2005 the conference was hosted in turn by all Austrian Medical Universities.

But never before has a university of veterinary medicine been the venue of this conference. I regard this as an important step forward for our meeting, since universities of "human" and veterinary medicine face so many similar challenges. Thus we can and should attempt to learn from each other. It is a hope of the organizers of this meeting that such joint activities will not remain an isolated event.

If you are interested in finding out more about this conference as well as past and future Graz conferences please visit the web site at its new home:

Herbert Plass is the conference web-master and also edited the 2011 conference program booklet and those of recent years. The complete conference programs can be downloaded from the web site.

The conference gave us an opportunity to learn from our colleagues and to discuss new ideas. Please come to next year’s conference, which will be another first: it will take place at the Medical University of Timisoara, Rumania, April 19-21, 2012.

Richard März

Scientific Program