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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 daily, 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 is leading to significant changes for professionals with training responsibilities (PTRs), requiring them to develop new skills and update training content to include artificial intelligence. Additionally, it is transforming their methods and roles to enhance the transfer of learning and meet the diverse needs of their learners, while also necessitating the integration of AI into their training tools and approaches for improved analysis, personalization, and optimization of teaching and learning.

Project’s Objective

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

  • 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 is 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 takes 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

Julie-G Grégoire

Julie Grégoire

Learning and Development Strategy Advisor

Kim Lefrançois

Educational Technologist


Benjamin Bousquet-Lemieux

Benjamin Bousquet-Lemieux 

Educational advisor

Jean-Pierre Hamzo

Jean-Pierre Hamzo

Educational advisor

Vincent Beaulac

Vincent Beaulac

Educational advisor

Professionals and research assistants

Many thanks for the past contributions

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.

Observatoire international sur les impacts sociétaux de l'IA et du numérique
Quebec Government