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Active – AI-Healthcare Transformation: Empowering professionals with training responsibilities (PTRs) to develop the skills needed for the future in healthcare

New knowledge and innovations, including artificial intelligence (AI), are accelerating the transformation of the healthcare workplace. The need for professional development and reskilling is urgent. Organizations must quickly revisit their skills development strategy and invest in professionals with training responsibilities (PTRs).

PTRs in health care include, among others, physicians, nurses, technologists, educators, researchers, managers, and patients. These specialists deploy their expertise on a daily basis, in a decentralized and heterogeneous manner, to develop the talent of care and service teams. With their many roles (e.g., members of professional committees + academic responsibilities), FRPs are undeniable levers for developing the skills of the future in health care.

Digital transformation will cause major disruptions for PTRs:

  • The skills to be developed and the content of their training will change to integrate AI
  • Their methods and roles will be transformed to accelerate the transfer of learning and meet the needs of their groups of learners
  • Their training tools and approaches will integrate AI to better analyze, personalize and optimize teaching and learning

Develop a collaborative, living AI-health andragogy platform to equip PTRs to better educate with, through, and by AI and support PTRs’ lifelong learning

  • Facilitate collaboration and mobilize PTR knowledge (e.g., community of practice, newsletters, knowledge management tools)
  • Accelerate professional development of PTRs
  • Equip PTRs to better train with, through, and about AI
  • Support PTRs’ lifelong learning to meet the needs of their learner groups in the context of digital health transformation


This pilot project will be led by Professor Nadia Naffi (Laval University) and Nathalie Beaulieu, Director of Education and Academy (DEAC), in collaboration with the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technologies (OBVIA). It will take place at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and will be shared throughout the health network.

Nadia Naffi

Lead researcher

Nathalie Beaulieu


Karine Whelan

Personal Manager

Stefanie Tran

Personal Manager

Mikael Lemelin

Personal Manager

Kim Lefrançois

Educational Technologist

Anthony Mak

UX UI Expert / Web design

Professionals and research assistants

Emmanuella Michel

Research Assistant

Azeneth Patino

Research Professional

Abderrazzak Elmeziane

Research Assistant

Laurie-Michelle Beaudoin

Research Assistant

Many thanks for the past contributions

Sivime Rafei

Research Professional

Houssem Eddine Ben Ahmed

Research Professional

Imene Jemal

Research Professional

Bénédicte Lucazeau

Research Professional

The team in action


This project receives funding from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, for an amount of $300,000, as part of the NovaScience program, volet 2B: Soutien aux initiatives de formation en intelligence artificielle (AI). The total cost of the project is estimated at $400,000.