14th April 2020
She will develop the education strategy and guide education programmes
Céline Carrera is EIT Health’s new Education Director, starting on 14 April 2020. She will focus on developing our education strategy further and on stimulating our innovative education programmes.
Céline will be managing and building out EIT Health’s highly respected educational portfolio, which equips learners with the knowledge and skills they need to solve the healthcare needs of tomorrow.
This includes PhDs, Master’s programmes and training to provide the practical knowledge and inspiration learners need to deliver future innovation, alongside educational courses designed to empower patients and citizens.
These education programmes have developed an outstanding international reputation, and Céline will be responsible for continuing and growing their excellence.
According to EIT Health CEO Jan-Philipp Beck, “Education needs are a key driver for change in European healthcare. I’m pleased to welcome Céline as our new Education Director, with the ambition to create innovative education programmes which develop the skills needed for our future healthcare system.”
Céline has more than 15 years’ experience in the space of medical education, much of that spent working with accreditors and learned societies. She has also been on the Board of Directors of the Global Alliance for Medical Education, serving as Secretary and Chairperson of the Nominations Committee. In addition, she held several volunteer positions on various councils and committees of the Union Europeenne des Medecins Specialistes (UEMS). She was appointed as a founding member of the Biomed Alliance CME Committee, where she has led an environmental study of learned societies in the field of CME/CPD. Throughout her career, she has contributed to a series of peer-reviewed publications in continuing medical education. Before joining EIT Health, Céline worked for the European Society of Cardiology, where she was the Head of Education.
Céline said she was honoured to be named for her new role and excited to get started, adding: “Although these may not be the easiest time for an onboarding, a quote that comes to mind in these challenging times is from Rahm Emanuel: ‘You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.’”
A keen team manager, Céline values interacting in dynamic teams and environments. She looks forward to working with EIT Health and the Education Team in particular.